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Medical News Today: Scientists find cell types behind schizophrenia
MNT A study that compares hundreds of schizophrenia-related genes with gene maps of brain cell types locates the few cell types behind the disease's biology. 3 days
Biosensor technologies to offer more effective approaches to disease treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Every cell in our bodies is shaped by its outer coating, or biomembrane, which wraps the cell in a supportive and protective blanket, allowing the cell to carry... 2 days
Biosensor technologies to offer more effective approaches to disease treatment
PHYS.ORG Every cell in our bodies is shaped by its outer coating, or biomembrane. This incredible, naturally created nanostructure wraps the cell in a supportive and protective blanket, allowing... 2 days
CRISPR-Cas9-based strategy allows researchers to precisely alter hundreds of different genes
NEWS MEDICAL Geneticists have been using model organisms ranging from the house mouse to the single-cell bakers' yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, to study basic biological processes that regulate human... 6 days
Embryonic gene regulation through mechanical forces
SCIENCE DAILY During embryonic development genetic cascades control gene activity and cell differentiation. Researchers reported that besides the genetic program, also mechanical cues can contribute to the regulation of gene expression during development. Comparisons with other animals suggests... 5 days
ToolGen's CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing platform improves T-cell anti-tumor activity in mouse model
NEWS MEDICAL ToolGen, Inc., a biotechnology company specializing in genome editing, today announced data demonstrating that blocking a molecular pathway that down-regulates T-cell activity with the... 5 days
Profiling the genome hundreds of variations at a time
PHYS.ORG Geneticists have been using model organisms ranging from the house mouse to the single-cell bakers' yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, to study basic biological processes that regulate human development and physiology, and... 6 days
New technique can track drug and gene delivery to cells
PHYS.ORG With targeted drug and gene therapies, finding the target cells is only half the battle. Once these agents reach a cell's surface, they still have to get inside... 5 days
Obsidian Therapeutics presents preclinical data on regulated IL12 and IL15 programs
NEWS MEDICAL Obsidian Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to the development of next-generation cell and gene therapies with pharmacologic operating systems, today announced that the company presented... 1 week
Embryonic gene regulation through mechanical forces
PHYS.ORG During embryonic development, genetic cascades control gene activity and cell differentiation. In a new publication of the journal PNAS, the team of Ulrich Technau of the Department of Molecular Evolution and Development at the University of... 5 days
Cell type switch helps colon cancer evade treatment, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that colon cancers are often resistant to existing drug treatments because they are composed of two different cell types that can replace each other when... 2 weeks
How a cell knows when to divide
PHYS.ORG How does a cell know when to divide? We know that hundreds of genes contribute to a wave of activity linked to cell division, but to generate that wave new research shows that cells... 4 days
Study: Acute kidney injury linked with higher risk of cardiovascular events post hospital discharge
NEWS MEDICAL Acute kidney injury (AKI), an abrupt or rapid decline in kidney function, is an increasingly prevalent and potentially serious condition... 1 week
Study of short Peruvians reveals new gene with a major impact on height
Science Magazine Gene variant have may been favored because of living at high altitudes 2 weeks
Designer cells: Artificial enzyme can activate a gene switch
SCIENCE DAILY Complex reaction cascades can be triggered in artificial molecular systems: Scientists have constructed an enzyme than can penetrate a mammalian cell and accelerate the release of a hormone. This then... 5 days
Gene variant may be linked to worse psychiatric symptoms in TBI patients
NEWS MEDICAL A variant of the APOE gene may be linked to worse psychiatric symptoms in people who have had a traumatic brain injury, found a... 2 weeks
Study links cell size with commitment to division
NEWS MEDICAL How does a cell know when to divide? We know that hundreds of genes contribute to a wave of activity linked to cell division, but to generate that wave new research shows... 3 days
Exploration of diverse bacteria signals big advance for gene function prediction
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a workflow that enables large-scale, genome-wide assays of gene importance across many conditions. The study, 'Mutant Phenotypes for Thousands of Bacterial Genes of... 2 weeks
Taming random gene changes as our bodies start to form
PHYS.ORG Scientists exploring how to tame random gene fluctuations as the embryos that become our bodies start to form have identified a control switch in the vertebrate segmentation clock... 2 weeks
Artificial enzyme can activate a gene switch
PHYS.ORG Complex reaction cascades can be triggered in artificial molecular systems: Swiss scientists have constructed an enzyme than can penetrate a mammalian cell and accelerate the release of a hormone. This then activates a gene... 5 days
Mechanism underlying malformation associated with severe epilepsy is revealed
SCIENCE DAILY Study suggests dysregulation of gene NEUROG2 could be linked to development of focal cortical dysplasia, one of the most common causes of drug-resistant epilepsy. NEUROG2 is involved in cell differentiation... 1 week
Gene variant may increase psychiatric risk after traumatic brain injury
SCIENCE DAILY A gene variant known to predict Alzheimer's risk was linked to worse psychiatric symptoms in those with a traumatic brain injury. Study participants with the gene variant and... 2 weeks
Managed hunting can help maintain animal populations
PHYS.ORG Researchers studying the hunting of ibex in Switzerland over the past 40 years have shown how hunts, when tightly monitored, can help maintain animal populations at optimal levels. 6 days
First description of mEAK-7 gene could suggest path toward therapies for cancer, other diseases
PHYS.ORG For years, researchers have known that a gene called EAK-7 plays an important role in determining how long worms will... 2 weeks
Surprise cell death discovery provides birth defect clues
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have made a surprise discovery that could rewrite our understanding of the role programmed cell death plays in embryonic development and congenital birth defects. The team showed that, while programmed cell... 1 week
What we've learned about the nucleolus since you left school
PHYS.ORG The size of a cell's nucleolus may reveal how long that cell, or even the organism that cell belongs to, will live. Over the past few years, researchers... 1 week
Study: Exercising for 4-5 days per week is needed to keep the heart young
NEWS MEDICAL Participating in exercise 4-5 days per week is necessary to keep your heart young, according to new research published in... 6 days
Levers and zippers in the cell's 'customs'
SCIENCE DAILY The passage of ions through the cell membrane is controlled by ion channels, which are protein complexes that regulate vital processes, such as the heartbeat, as well as being the target towards which many... 1 week
Larger waistlines are linked to higher risk of vitamin D deficiency
SCIENCE DAILY Higher levels of belly fat are associated with lower vitamin D levels in obese individuals. The study reports that vitamin D levels are lower in individuals... 6 days
Scientists disrupt two enzymes to shrink cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL Before cell division, the long strings of the cell's DNA are wrapped tightly into the structures we know as chromosomes. This protects the cell's genetic material from physical and chemical damage. 1 week
After you die, some things in your body keep on ticking, this video reveals
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Hey Alexa: Amazon's virtual assistant becomes a personal assistant to software developers
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400 million year-old evolutionary arms race helps researchers understand HIV
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Mapping the Genes Responsible for Pluripotency
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Study details the history of Saturn's small inner moons
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Malaria-causing parasite manipulates liver cells to survive
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How animals holler
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NASA's new planet hunter snaps initial test image, swings by Moon toward final orbit
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Study shows New Zealand has its own population of blue whales
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Satellite study finds major shifts in global freshwater
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