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Scientists predict reading ability from DNA analysis alone
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have used a genetic scoring technique to predict reading performance throughout school years from DNA alone. 43 minutes
[Research Articles] Poly(GP) proteins are a useful pharmacodynamic marker for C9ORF72-associated amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Science Magazine There is no effective treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a devastating motor neuron disease. However, discovery of a G4C2... 5 hours
[Research Articles] The druggable genome and support for target identification and validation in drug development
Science Magazine Target identification (determining the correct drug targets for a disease) and target validation (demonstrating an effect of target... 5 hours
Researchers identify genes that give cannabis its flavor
PHYS.ORG UBC scientists have scanned the genome of cannabis plants to find the genes responsible for giving various strains their lemony, skunky or earthy flavors, an important step for the budding legal cannabis... 5 hours
A decorated raven bone discovered in Crimea may provide insight into Neanderthal cognition
PHYS.ORG The cognitive abilities of Neanderthals are debated, but a raven bone fragment found at the Zaskalnaya VI (ZSK) site in Crimea features... 5 hours
For microbes fighting viruses, a fast response means a better defense
PHYS.ORG In battles between germs, the opening shot is often an injection. A virus, intent on infecting a microbe, punctures the cell's protective wall and inserts its... 5 hours
Gene editing of human embryos yields early results
SCIENCE-NEWS Gene editing in embryos has started in labs, but isn’t ready for the clinic. 7 hours
Mechanism for hMTH1's broad substrate specificity revealed
PHYS.ORG Human MutT homolog 1 (hMTH1) protein acts as the primary enzyme for breaking down (hydrolyzing) damaged (oxidized) deoxynucleoside triphosphates (dNTPs) the substrates of DNA synthesis. Recently, hMTH1 has drawn attention as a popular target... 9 hours
Scientists predict reading ability from DNA alone
PHYS.ORG Researchers from King's College London have used a genetic scoring technique to predict reading performance throughout school years from DNA alone. 9 hours
Astaxanthin compound found to switch on the FOX03 'Longevity Gene' in mice
SCIENCE DAILY An Astaxanthin compound has been found to switch on the FOX03 'Longevity Gene' in a study using mice. Researchers measured a nearly 90% increase... 9 hours
Cornering endangered species
SCIENCE DAILY Geographic areas occupied by certain species shrink as they decline in abundance, leaving them more vulnerable to extinction by harvest, concludes new research. 9 hours
A molecular on/off switch for CRISPR
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists now reveal how viruses disable bacterial immune systems. For many bacteria, one line of defense against viral infection is a sophisticated RNA-guided "immune system" called CRISPR-Cas. At the center of this system is a surveillance... 9 hours
Researchers make breakthrough in antioxidant enzyme linked to jaundice
PHYS.ORG A Japanese research team involving Osaka University investigated biliverdin reductase, the enzyme producing bilirubin – a substance linked with jaundice – from biliverdin (BV). Two BV molecules were found at... 10 hours
Researchers program RNA nanoparticles that could protect against Zika
PHYS.ORG Using a new strategy that can rapidly generate customized RNA vaccines, MIT researchers have devised a new vaccine candidate for the Zika virus. 12 hours
new study investigates the passage of knotted dna through nanopores New study investigates the passage of knotted DNA through nanopores
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Anyone who has been on a sail boat knows that tying a knot is the best way to secure a rope to a hook and prevent slippage. Similarly,... 12 hours
Scientists develop new tool to analyse single-cell RNA data in pre-malignant blood cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute scientists and their collaborators have developed a new analysis tool that was able to show, for the first... 14 hours
Rarely studied faulty USF3 gene may predispose individuals to thyroid cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Charis Eng, M.D., Ph.D., of Cleveland Clinic and her team have discovered that a faulty, rarely studied gene called USF3 may predispose individuals to thyroid cancer.... 16 hours
Progress toward a Zika vaccine
MIT Researchers program RNA nanoparticles that could protect against the virus. 19 hours
TSRI researchers reveal how viruses incapacitate bacterial defense system
NEWS MEDICAL Picture bacteria and viruses locked in an arms race. For many bacteria, one line of defense against viral infection is a sophisticated RNA-guided "immune system" called CRISPR-Cas. 21 hours
Protein identified as potential druggable target for pancreatic cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A protein known as arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) may be a potential therapeutic target for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the most common type of pancreatic cancer, and one of the... 21 hours
Unraveling the functional diversity of longevity gene SIRT1
SCIENCE DAILY While the search for elixir of life has captivated human imagination for millennia, researchers around the world have put in efforts to extend healthy lifespan and reduce the burden of morbid diseases... 1 day
Watching the passage of knotted DNA slip through nanopores
SCIENCE DAILY How can long DNA filaments, which have convoluted and highly knotted structure, manage to pass through the tiny pores of biological systems? Scientists used computer simulations to investigate the options... 1 day
Medical News Today: Drinking tea could help stave off cognitive decline
MNT A new study suggests that regular tea consumption may reduce the risk of cognitive decline, especially for those at genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease. 1 day
A molecular on/off switch for CRISPR
PHYS.ORG Picture bacteria and viruses locked in an arms race. For many bacteria, one line of defense against viral infection is a sophisticated RNA-guided "immune system" called CRISPR-Cas. At the center of this system is a surveillance... 1 day
Astaxanthin compound shows ability to activate 'longevity gene' in mice
NEWS MEDICAL The University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and Cardax, Inc., a Honolulu based life sciences company, have jointly announced the results of an animal study... 1 day
How randomness helps cancer cells thrive
SCIENCE DAILY In a research effort that merged genetics, physics and information theory, a team of researchers has added significantly to evidence that large regions of the human genome have built-in variability in reversible epigenetic modifications made to... 1 day
Researchers identify new gene mutation that leads to infertility in women
NEWS MEDICAL It has been estimated that more than 80 million people in the world have an unfulfilled desire to have children. But for every 10th couple, the... 1 day
Rogue proteins involved in breast cancer point to potential treatment options
NEWS MEDICAL For patients with difficult-to-treat cancers, doctors increasingly rely on genomic testing of tumors to identify errors in the DNA that indicate a tumor can be targeted... 1 day
Rogue breast tumor proteins point to potential drug therapies
SCIENCE DAILY For patients with difficult-to-treat cancers, doctors increasingly rely on genomic testing of tumors to identify errors in the DNA that indicate a tumor can be targeted by existing therapies. But... 1 day
p300 protein may suppress leukemia in MDS patients
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have shown that p300, a protein that increases gene expression by attaching acetyl molecules to DNA, may stop myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) from developing into acute myeloid leukemia (AML). 1 day
Novel drug delivery beats swine flu at gene level
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have elaborated a new approach to deliver anti-viral RNAi to target cells against H1N1 influenza virus infection. Drug encapsulating via a combination of layer-by-layer technique and sol-gel chemistry allows... 1 day
Cortisol excess hits natural DNA process and mental health hard
SCIENCE DAILY High concentrations of the stress hormone cortisol in the body affect important DNA processes and increase the risk of long-term psychological consequences. These relationships are evident in a... 1 day
New tool allows analysis of single-cell RNA data in pre-malignant tumours
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a new analysis tool that showed, for the first time, which genes were expressed by individual cells in different genetic versions of a... 1 day
Major genetic study identifies 12 new genetic variants for ovarian cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A genetic trawl through the DNA of almost 100,000 people, including 17,000 patients with the most common type of ovarian cancer, has identified 12 new genetic... 1 day
Cosmic collisions at the LHCb experiment
PHYS.ORG Last week at the 52nd Rencontres de Moriond EW in La Thuile, Italy, the LHCb experiment presented the results of an unprecedented and unusual study. Instead of the usual proton-proton collisions, this time the LHCb detector... 1 day
The role of tiny RNA in genetic diversity
PHYS.ORG All species, from zebrafish to humans, possess a genetically diverse collection of traits that allow them to adapt to changing environments. Yet scientists do not fully understand how organisms reach a state... 1 day
Addressing the threat of Zika virus to US blood supply
SCIENCE DAILY Certain screening methods that detect the genetic material of Zika virus can be used to ensure that donated blood supplies remain free of the virus, investigators have shown. 1 day
Scientists reveal novel drug delivery approach to fight swine flu at gene level
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University together with their colleagues from St. Petersburg and London have elaborated a new approach to deliver anti-viral... 1 day
High concentrations of stress hormone affect DNA processes and mental health
NEWS MEDICAL High concentrations of the stress hormone, Cortisol, in the body affect important DNA processes and increase the risk of long-term psychological consequences. 1 day
Proteomics unravels molecular mechanisms influenced by genetic variations
NEWS MEDICAL How does type 2 diabetes develop? A team of researchers headed by the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich has come closer to finding an answer to this problem.... 1 day
Medical News Today: Large-scale study finds genetic errors associated with brain cancer
MNT A new genomic study identifies 13 new genetic loci associated with an increased risk of glioma - the most common form of brain cancer. 2 days
An intriguing new gene candidate in the search for Alzheimer's disease therapies
MNT Tau pathology is one of the defining features of Alzheimer disease (AD), which is the most common form of dementia in older age. 2 days
Large-scale study finds genetic errors associated with brain cancer
MNT A new genomic study identifies 13 new genetic loci associated with an increased risk of glioma - the most common form of brain cancer. 2 days
Scientists discover shared genetic origin for ALS/MND and schizophrenia
MNT Researchers have shown for the first time that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and schizophrenia have a shared genetic origin, indicating that the... 2 days
Research highlights threat of Zika virus to donated blood supplies in the U.S
NEWS MEDICAL Investigators have shown that certain screening methods that detect the genetic material of Zika virus can be used to ensure that donated... 2 days
Kent state researchers use DNA origami to create ‘nano cage’ for deeper study of cancer cell growth
NEWS MEDICAL According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases diagnosed... 2 days
Treatment with microRNA re-insulates ravaged nerves, restores limb mobility in mouse models of MS
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists partially re-insulated ravaged nerves in mouse models of multiple sclerosis (MS) and restored limb mobility by treating the animals... 2 days
Scientists show p300 protein may stop MDS from developing into leukemia
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown that p300, a protein that increases gene expression by attaching acetyl... 2 days
New genetic disorder named for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia team
SCIENCE DAILY Three scientists at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who identified and studied a genetic disease have been recognized by having their names attached to the disorder. An authoritative reference... 2 days
Study shows how epigenetic randomness helps cancer cells proliferate
NEWS MEDICAL In a research effort that merged genetics, physics and information theory, a team at the schools of medicine and engineering at The Johns Hopkins University has added significantly to evidence that large... 2 days
New genetic risk factors identify two distinct glioma subtypes
SCIENCE DAILY An international consortium of researchers has conducted the largest study to date of malignant brain tumors looking for genetic markers of glioma, a highly aggressive form of brain cancer. 2 days
New finding could lead to earlier liver cancer diagnosis
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have now developed a way to determine, by sequencing DNA of liver cells, whether cells have been exposed to aflatoxin. This profile of mutations could be used to predict... 2 days
Research addresses the threat of Zika virus to the US blood supply
SCIENCE DAILY Certain screening methods that detect the genetic material of Zika virus can be used to ensure that donated blood supplies remain free of the... 2 days
Largest ever brain cancer study reveals new secrets to inherited risk
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have uncovered a treasure trove of information about the genetic causes of brain cancer in the largest ever study of the disease. 2 days
Microrna treatment restores nerve insulation, limb function in mice with MS
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists partially re-insulated ravaged nerves in mouse models of multiple sclerosis (MS) and restored limb mobility by treating the animals with a small non-coding RNA called... 2 days
Transgenic plants against malaria
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered a gene that allows to double the production of artemisinin in the Artemisia annua plant. The artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is the standard treatment for malaria worldwide. The new article presents an important step towards reducing artemisinin... 2 days
Study shows existence of numerous, varied genetic syndromes linked to obesity than previously thought
NEWS MEDICAL A new study led by researchers from McMaster University has shown that, while relatively rare in the general population, there... 2 days
Medical News Today: Study finds 12 genetic variants that raise the risk of ovarian cancer
MNT A large-scale study identifies 12 new genetic loci associated with a risk of ovarian cancer and confirms 18... 2 days
Scientists turn mammalian cells into complex biocomputers
Science Magazine Sophisticated genetic circuitry spliced into cells could lead to cancer therapies, tissue generation on demand 2 days
There Are at Least 79 Obesity 'Syndromes'
LIVE SCIENCE When it comes to obesity, there's more than meets the eye: A new review of studies from Canada suggests that obesity comes in at least 79 different forms that are linked to people's genes,... 2 days
Rare genetic forms of obesity more numerous, diverse than previously thought
SCIENCE DAILY In their search of seven databases and analysis of 161 papers, researchers found that 79 obesity syndromes have been previously reported. Of the 79 syndromes, 19... 2 days
Transport of molecular motors into cilia
SCIENCE DAILY Molecular motors produce the force that powers the beat of sperm cell tails to generate movement toward the egg cell for fertilization. New research now shows how the molecular motors that power the movement of sperm... 2 days
Scientists overcome inaccessibility of caves through molecular genetic approach
SCIENCE DAILY An international group of scientists has used a novel highly sensitive method for detection of environmental DNA in groundwater to extend the poorly known range of the rare subterranean amphibian... 2 days
Nitrogen foraging ability of plants relies on mobile shoot-root hormone signal
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered the molecular mechanisms underlying the shoot-to-root stage of nitrogen-demand signaling in plants. The team found that genes encoding CEPD polypeptides are switched on... 2 days
Genetics reveal mysteries of hard-to-treat bacterial infection in cystic fibrosis
SCIENCE DAILY New research on bacteria that cause major problems for those with cystic fibrosis reveals clues as to how it proliferates for so long in the lungs and offers... 2 days
Transgenic plants against malaria
PHYS.ORG Scientists have discovered a gene that allows to double the production of artemisinin in the Artemisia annua plant.The artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is the standard treatment for malaria worldwide, endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO).The paper, published in The... 2 days
Transport of molecular motors into cilia
PHYS.ORG Molecular motors produce the force that powers the beat of sperm cell tails to generate movement toward the egg cell for fertilization. New research now shows how the molecular motors that power the movement of sperm... 2 days
cosmic collisions at the lhcb experiment Cosmic collisions at the LHCb experiment
CERN Stefania Pandolfi An example of a fully reconstructed proton-helium collision event in the LHCb detector. The particle identified as an antiproton is shown in... 2 days
Identifying genes key to human memory: Insights from genetics and cognitive neuroscience
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified more than 100 genes important for memory in people. The study is among the first to identify correlations between gene data... 2 days
Scientists report genetic test to help predict men at most risk from aggressive prostate cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are reporting a test which can predict which patients are most at risk from aggressive prostate cancer,... 2 days
Unrestricted improvements in fishing technology threaten the future of seafood
PHYS.ORG A study conducted by ICTA-UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) researcher Eric Galbraith shows that future improvement of fishing technology poses a threat for the global fishery that could... 2 days
Nitrogen foraging ability of plants relies on mobile shoot–root hormone signal
PHYS.ORG Nagoya University researchers discovered the molecular mechanisms underlying the shoot-to-root stage of nitrogen-demand signaling in plants. The team found that genes encoding CEPD polypeptides are switched... 2 days
Scientists overcome inaccessibility of caves through molecular genetic approach
PHYS.ORG An international group of scientists has used a novel highly sensitive method for detection of environmental DNA in groundwater to extend the poorly known range of the rare subterranean amphibian... 2 days
Breakthrough in 'amphibian plague': Deadly fungus genes identified
PHYS.ORG Scientists have identified the genes of a deadly fungus that is decimating salamander and newt populations in Northern Europe. 2 days
WATCH: One woman's story of getting a double mastectomy in her early 20s
ABC NEWS "GMA" booker and segment producer Paige More shares how she got a double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation. 2 days
Researchers find new gene interaction associated with increased MS risk
MNT A person carrying variants of two particular genes could be almost three times more likely to develop multiple sclerosis, according to the latest findings from scientists at The... 2 days
New genetic test may give men better view on how to deal with prostate cancer risk
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists are reporting a test which can predict which patients are most at risk from aggressive... 3 days
Data protection in medical research: Computer scientists crack anonymity of genetic information
NEWS MEDICAL DNA profiles can reveal a number of details about individuals, and even about their family members. There are laws in place that regulate the trade of... 3 days
Study identifies correlations between gene data and brain activity during memory processing
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have identified more than 100 genes important for memory in people. The study is the first to identify correlations between gene data and... 3 days
Increase in BRCA testing may not necessarily mean better diagnosis of women at risk, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL More women are requesting BRCA gene testing associated with certain types of cancer thanks to increased interest in... 4 days
Metabolism and epigenetics play role in cancer development
SCIENCE DAILY A new study investigated how epigenetics can modulate human's genetic program -- it can emphasize or silence genes. The new research shows that if epigenetics is disrupted, it might switch on oncogenes... 4 days
Shared genetic origin for ALS/MND and schizophrenia
SCIENCE DAILY A new study indicates that the causes of ALS/MND and schizophrenia are biologically linked. The scientists say that the new findings have major implications for how we classify diseases and that they challenge the... 4 days
Facial recognition software helps diagnose rare genetic disease
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have successfully used facial recognition software to diagnose DiGeorge Syndrome, a rare, genetic disease in Africans, Asians and Latin Americans. This is the newest addition to the Atlas of Human Malformations... 4 days
AMSBIO launches new automation-friendly cell-free DNA purification kit
NEWS MEDICAL AMSBIO has announced the launch of its new cfPure™ Cell Free DNA Purification Kit for scalable and automation-friendly isolation of circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) from patient serum or plasma samples. 4 days
Researchers report discovery of new gene linked to Tau accumulation in AD
NEWS MEDICAL Tau pathology is one of the defining features of Alzheimer disease (AD), which is the most common form of dementia in older age. 4 days
Multipronged study of schizophrenia-associated syndrome receives $3.1 million NIH grant
NEWS MEDICAL A research team at Emory University is embarking on a multipronged study of 3q29 deletion syndrome, a genetic mutation associated with a 40-fold increased risk for schizophrenia and... 5 days
Scientists discover potential role for 'jumping genes' in ALS
NEWS MEDICAL By inserting an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)-linked human gene called TDP-43 into fruit flies, researchers at Stony Brook University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory discovered a potential role for 'transposons'... 5 days
New gene linked to Tau pathology
NEWS MEDICAL Investigators at Rush University Medical Center and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston reported the discovery of a new gene that is associated with susceptibility to a common form of brain pathology called Tau that... 5 days
Researchers show shared genetic origin between ALS/MND and schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have shown for the first time that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and schizophrenia have a shared genetic origin, indicating that the causes... 5 days
New study resolves the structure of the human protein that causes cystic fibrosis
SCIENCE DAILY In order to better understand how genetic mutations give rise to cystic fibrosis, researchers need to map the protein responsible for the... 5 days
Zika continues to plague babies in Rio’s sprawling urban slums even after Olympics
NEWS MEDICAL Many international travelers to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, openly considered skipping the games to avoid the threat... 5 days
New gene discovered associated with Tau, a common form of brain pathology
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators have reported the discovery of a new gene that is associated with susceptibility to a common form of brain pathology called Tau that... 5 days
OTUD6B gene mutations cause intellectual and physical disability
SCIENCE DAILY Mutations of the OTUD6B gene result in a spectrum of physical and intellectual deficits, an international team of researchers has discovered. 5 days
New study shows circular RNA can encode for proteins
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered a protein-encoding function for circular RNA, a form of RNA until now considered non-coding. This kind of RNA molecule is highly active in brain cells. By identifying... 5 days
New method using gold microstructures could effectively deliver drugs or DNA into cells
NEWS MEDICAL The ability to deliver cargo like drugs or DNA into cells is essential for biological research and disease therapy but cell membranes... 5 days
Study reveals intriguing crosstalk between metabolism and epigenetics in cancer development
NEWS MEDICAL A study published in Briefings in Functional Genomics investigated how epigenetics can modulate human's genetic program -- it can emphasize or silence genes. 5 days
On the trail of Parkinson's disease
SCIENCE DAILY The molecular causes of diseases such as Parkinson's need to be understood as a first step towards combating them. Chemists recently succeeded in analyzing what happens when selective mutations of the alpha-synuclein protein occur -- a... 5 days
Medical News Today: Diabetes: Heart attack risk due to loss of small blood vessels around the heart
MNT Study suggests that the higher risk of heart attack in diabetes is due to... 5 days
IT researchers break anonymity of gene databases
PHYS.ORG DNA profiles can reveal a number of details about individuals, and even about their family members. There are laws in place that regulate the trade of gene data, which has become much simpler and... 5 days
Study examines gender discrimination in science
PHYS.ORG Gender discrimination can be found in the most unexpected fields. An international team, involving Demian Battaglia, a CNRS researcher at the Institut de neurosciences des systèmes, as well as researchers from Yale and the Max Planck... 5 days
New study investigates the passage of knotted DNA through nanopores
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Scientists pinpoint critical step in DNA repair, cellular aging
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Study reveals mass extinction event 35 million years ago
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