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January 18, 2019

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January 18, 2019

New Risk Score Far More Effective for Diabetes Diagnosis

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers have developed a new risk score which takes into account detailed genetic information known to increase the chances of type 1 diabetes. This could be used to help identity babies at ... read more

New Yeast Model of Metabolic Disorders May Lead to Life-Saving Therapies

Jan. 16, 2019 — A new study suggests that the role of yeast, the world's most basic eukaryotic unicellular organism, may pave the way for the development of novel, more effective therapies for congenital ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — A mechanism which drives leukaemia cell growth has been discovered by researchers, who believe their findings could help to inform new strategies when it comes to treating the ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — A study finds a surprising response to cocaine in a novel strain of mutant mice -- they failed to show hyperactivity seen in normal mice when given cocaine and didn't run around. In other tests, ... read more

Differences Among Brain Neurons That Coincide With Psychiatric Conditions

Jan. 16, 2019 — Scientists have found about 13,000 regions of epigenetic differences between neurons in different brain regions that vary by at least 10 percent. The location of those epigenetic changes -- covering ... read more

Jan. 15, 2019 — New research has revealed that the protein TDP-43 regulates a gene called Stathmin2 (STMN2). STMN2 shows promise as a therapeutic target and could be the first biomarker ALS, which is extremely ... read more

Jan. 15, 2019 — Scientists have completed one of the largest bacterial comparative gene expression studies to date and taken another step forward in understanding the African Salmonella strain that is currently ... read more

Gene-Editing Tool CRISPR/Cas9 Shown to Limit Impact of Certain Parasitic Diseases

Jan. 15, 2019 — Researchers have successfully used CRISPR/Cas9 to limit the impact of schistosomiasis and liver fluke infection, which affects more than a quarter of a billion people in Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan ... read more

Nerve Cells Made from Skin Cells Are a Valid Lab Model for Studying Disease

Jan. 15, 2019 — Researchers have shown that cells from mice that have been induced to grow into nerve cells using a previously published method have molecular signatures matching neurons that developed naturally in ... read more

Jan. 15, 2019 — New research has identified a backup for an important biological system -- the hematopoietic system, whose adult stem cells constantly replenish the body's blood ... read more

Effects of Linoleic Acid on Inflammatory Response Depend on Genes

Jan. 15, 2019 — The effects of linoleic acid on the human body are largely dependent on genes, a new study shows. Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid. People carrying different variants of the FADS1 gene had a ... read more

Protein Alteration Controls Cell's Response to Stress, Immunity and Lifespan

Jan. 15, 2019 — Scientists have revealed a key mechanism in worms that is involved in controlling the cell's response to stress, a study ... read more

Health Effects of Metabolic 'Magic Bullet' Protein

Jan. 15, 2019 — Researchers have developed a new system that lets them study in more detail than ever exactly how, where and when the metabolic protein AMPK carries out its molecular and therapeutic ... read more

Study of Mutation Order May Change Understanding of How Tumors Develop

Jan. 15, 2019 — Cancers most commonly arise because of a series of two to five mutations in different genes that combine to cause a tumor. Evidence from a growing number of experiments focused on truncal mutations ... read more

Jan. 15, 2019 — Scientists have identified an epigenetic marker and two genes that caused heart failure in the children and grandchildren of fruit flies with high-fat-diet-induced heart dysfunction. Reversing the ... read more

Study: 'Post-Normal' Science Requires Unorthodox Communication Strategies

Jan. 14, 2019 — Proposals to fight malaria by 'driving' genes that slow its spread through mosquitoes is a high-risk, high-reward technology that presents a challenge to science journalists, according to a ... read more

Genetically Modified Food Opponents Know Less Than They Think, Research Finds

Jan. 14, 2019 — People most opposed to genetically modified foods think they know the most about them, but actually know the least, new report ... read more

DNA Origami: A Precise Measuring Tool for Optimal Antibody Effectiveness

Jan. 14, 2019 — Using DNA origami -- DNA-based design of precise nanostructures -- scientists have been able to demonstrate the most accurate distance between densely packed antigens in order to get the strongest ... read more

Herpes Viruses and Tumors Evolved to Learn How to Manipulate the Same Ancient RNA

Jan. 14, 2019 — Herpes viral infections use the ancient genetic material found in the human genome to proliferate, mimicking the same process tumors have been found to manipulate, Mount Sinai researchers have shown ... read more

Jan. 14, 2019 — New research means more than 90 percent of the most common cases of childhood cancer can now be classified by subtype, an advance likely to fuel precision ... read more

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