Millions of people in the United States have a circulatory problem of the legs called peripheral vascular disease. It can be painful and may even require surgery in serious cases. … Continue Reading Scientists discover genetic switch that can prevent peripheral vascular disease in mice.
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a genetic disorder that causes obsessive-compulsive and repetitive behaviours, and other behaviours on the autistic spectrum, as well as cognitive deficits. It is the most … Continue Reading Study links autistic behaviours to enzyme.
Saudi Arabian researchers have detected genetic fragments of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the air of a barn holding a camel infected with the virus. The study indicates … Continue Reading Researchers detect and confirm MERS-CoV genetic material in the air.
Researchers at the Babraham Institute, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Single Cell Genomics Centre, have developed a powerful new single-cell technique to help investigate how the environment … Continue Reading New technique maps life’s effects on human DNA.
An organism is healthy thanks to a good maintenance system; the normal functioning of organs and environmental exposure cause damage to tissues, which need to be continuously repaired. This process … Continue Reading CNIO researchers discover a gene that links stem cells, aging and cancer.
The ability to reliably and safely make in the laboratory all of the different types of cells in human blood is one key step closer to reality. A group from … Continue Reading Wisconsin scientists find genetic recipe to turn stem cells to blood.
‘Master-regulator’ protein which pushes breast cancer cells to metastasize is identified. Unexpected links to Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease also seen. Using an innovative tool that captures heretofore hidden ways that cells are regulated, scientists at Rockefeller University have identified a protein that makes breast cancer cells more likely to metastasize. What’s more, the protein appears to trigger cancer’s spread in part by blocking two other proteins that are normally linked to neurodegeneration, a finding that suggests these two disease processes could have unexpected ties.
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Half of patients in a trial have safely stopped immunosuppressant medication following a modified blood stem-cell transplant for severe sickle cell disease, according to a study in the Journal of … Continue Reading Adults stop anti-rejection drugs after partial stem-cell transplant reverses sickle cell disease.
How nutrients are metabolised and how neurons communicate in the brain are just some of the messages coded by the 3 billion letters that make up the human genome. The … Continue Reading A CNIO team reduces the size of the human genome to 19,000 genes.