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Aging (84)
The Relationship Between Sex Hormones and Cardiovascular Disease in Post- Menopausal Women
Jul 10, 2018 2:00 pm

In post-menopausal women, having a higher blood level of a male hormone (testosterone) and a higher ratio of the male-type to-female type (estrogen) of hormones is associated with a higher risk of ...
The Secret of Long, Healthy and Cancer free Life of Bats
Jun 28, 2018 4:00 pm

Bats are some of the longest-lived mammals in the world relative to their size. Professor Emma Teeling and her team studied bat telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes, in search of longevity...
Uncovering One of the Secrets of Cellular Aging , a Gene Leads to Senescence by Stopping Cells from Dividing
Jun 27, 2018 10:00 am

Scientists seeking to unlock the secrets of cellular aging have identified a gene that triggers senescence, a phenomenon in which cells stop dividing. Senescence is a natural occurrence in the...
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Arthrology (4)
a World With NO Arthritis
Feb 15, 2018 12:00 pm

There may come a time when people won’t require surgery to replace their joints. One researcher, Denis Evseenko, MD, Ph.D., a scientist at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern C...
New Subset Of T-Cells Implicated in Rheumatoid arthritis
Feb 11, 2017 2:00 pm

A research team led by scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) has carefully scrutinized the immune cells from patients with rheumatoid arthritis, revealing a striking new subset of T-c...
Fibroblasts CouldProvide New Target for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dec 20, 2016 8:05 am

A study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham reveals the key role of different types of fibroblast cells in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), opening up a new avenue for rese...
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Bacteriology (246)
A New Enzyme with an Abnormal Amino Acid in its Structure
Jul 14, 2018 12:00 pm

University of Groningen chemists have created a new enzyme with an unnatural amino acid as its active centre. They made the enzyme by modifying an antibiotic binding protein which normally acts as a b...
Highlighting Structural and Kinetic Details of T- box riboswitches in Bacteria
Jul 10, 2018 4:00 pm

In a discovery that points to potential new antibiotic medicines, scientists from Rice University and the University of Michigan have deciphered the workings of a common but little-understood bacte...
A Toxin Discovered in V. Cholera Affects Both Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Jul 10, 2018 12:00 pm

The structure and function of a previously unknown toxin in the cholera bacteria Vibrio cholera has been discovered by scientists at Umeå University, Sweden. The bacterium Vibrio cholerae w...
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Bioinformatics (186)
New Insights into the Mechanisms Leading to Cancer Include the Study of Regulatory Regions in the Human Genome
Jul 19, 2018 1:00 pm

A large-scale study provides new insights into the mechanisms that can lead to cancer. It can happen when genes mutate, but cancer also can occur when the genetic regions involved in regulating gen...
The OncoDNA Project Aims to Validate the Unique SaaS Drug Program
Jul 17, 2018 11:00 am

OncoDNA (“OncoDNA or “the Company”), the healthcare technology company making precision medicine a reality, provides an update today on Moncodaneum, a project aimed at validating the...
Two MicroRNA Biomarkers That Can Provide Insights Regarding a Bladder Cancer Prognosis and Treatment
Jul 14, 2018 10:00 am

A potential new target for treatment has been identified in an aggressive form of bladder cancer, Mount Sinai researchers report. The cancer, called p53-like bladder cancer, is named after an activ...
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New Noninvasive Technique for Precisely Controlling Brain Circuits Could One Day Help Treat Neurological Conditions
Jul 21, 2018 10:00 am

In the maze of our brains, there are various pathways by which neural signals travel. These pathways can go awry in patients with neurological and psychiatric diseases and disorders, including epileps...
New Study Showed Discovered small molecules Which Are Targeting A Specific Protein in Autoinflammatory Diseases
Jul 21, 2018 9:00 am

EPFL scientists have discovered two small-molecule compound series that can effectively block a central pathway of the innate immune system, offering a promising new way for treating autoinflammatory ...
Could We Treat Cancer Using Herbal Medicine?
Jul 16, 2018 12:00 pm

Researchers from KAUST have been searching locally for plants that have potential for use to combat cancer. They have identified three plants that used for traditional medicine in Saudi Arabia are ...
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Biotechnology (294)
Aproval of First Artificial Iris to Treat Iris Defects that Reduce Sensitivity to Bright Light and glare
Jul 15, 2018 4:00 pm

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first artificial iris for use in adults and children with congenital aniridia or iris defects due to other reasons or conditions, such as alb...
A New Enzyme with an Abnormal Amino Acid in its Structure
Jul 14, 2018 12:00 pm

University of Groningen chemists have created a new enzyme with an unnatural amino acid as its active centre. They made the enzyme by modifying an antibiotic binding protein which normally acts as a b...
Targeting HER2/neu Positive Cancer Cells Using Magic Bullet
Jul 12, 2018 9:00 am

Biophysicists have developed a method for modifying the surface of micro- and nanoparticles — tiny structures measuring between a thousandth and a millionth of a millimeter —by covering th...
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Cancer (920)
New Insights into the Mechanisms Leading to Cancer Include the Study of Regulatory Regions in the Human Genome
Jul 19, 2018 1:00 pm

A large-scale study provides new insights into the mechanisms that can lead to cancer. It can happen when genes mutate, but cancer also can occur when the genetic regions involved in regulating gen...
The Significance of MGMT Promoter Methylation Status in Predicting Survival Outcomes in Patients with Gliomas
Jul 19, 2018 11:00 am

A DNA-level biomarker (MGMT promoter methylation) can be used to help predict survival outcomes in patients with high-risk, low-grade gliomas, according to a new study conducted through the NRG Onc...
A Base-Independent Mechanism Can Decrease the Photostability of the RNA Base Uracil
Jul 19, 2018 10:00 am

Researchers led by Regina de Vivie-Riedle, a professor of theoretical chemistry at LMU Munich, have found indications for a base-independent mechanism that can decrease the photostability of the RN...
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Cancer Therapy (340)
The Significance of MGMT Promoter Methylation Status in Predicting Survival Outcomes in Patients with Gliomas
Jul 19, 2018 11:00 am

A DNA-level biomarker (MGMT promoter methylation) can be used to help predict survival outcomes in patients with high-risk, low-grade gliomas, according to a new study conducted through the NRG Onc...
The OncoDNA Project Aims to Validate the Unique SaaS Drug Program
Jul 17, 2018 11:00 am

OncoDNA (“OncoDNA or “the Company”), the healthcare technology company making precision medicine a reality, provides an update today on Moncodaneum, a project aimed at validating the...
Increased Public's Interest in Melanoma Testing
Jul 17, 2018 10:00 am

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There is moderately high interest in genetic testing for melanoma risk among the general population, according to a study published in the June issue of JAMA...
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Cardiology (151)
The Relationship Between Sex Hormones and Cardiovascular Disease in Post- Menopausal Women
Jul 10, 2018 2:00 pm

In post-menopausal women, having a higher blood level of a male hormone (testosterone) and a higher ratio of the male-type to-female type (estrogen) of hormones is associated with a higher risk of ...
Moving the Cardiac Regulatory Protein RBM20 to the Right Place
Jul 1, 2018 1:00 pm

Tokyo – The largest known protein, the appropriately named titin after the Titan giants of Greek mythology, is a molecular spring found in cardiac muscle. It provides structural support and m...
New Research Used Human stem cell to Reveal a Genetic Pathway Regulates the Heart Beat
Jun 30, 2018 7:00 pm

New research into human heart development has shed light on the way heart muscle cells contract. A correctly beating heart is vital to a baby’s growth during pregnancy, helping guard aga...
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Cell Biology (467)
Protein Machinery Lies Behind the Development of Highly Aggressive Renal Tumor in Children
Jul 16, 2018 2:00 pm

As cells divide, they must accurately split their DNA between the two daughter cells or risk having an uneven number of chromosomes which can lead to developmental disorders and cancer. A new Donne...
Ferritag .. a New Way to See Proteins Inside Human Cells Using Ferritin
Jul 15, 2018 10:00 am

Scientists at the University of Warwick have created a new way to view proteins that are inside human cells. Using Ferritin, a large protein shell that our cells use to store iron, the researchers ...
Highlighting Structural and Kinetic Details of T- box riboswitches in Bacteria
Jul 10, 2018 4:00 pm

In a discovery that points to potential new antibiotic medicines, scientists from Rice University and the University of Michigan have deciphered the workings of a common but little-understood bacte...
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Cell Signaling (127)
Two MicroRNA Biomarkers That Can Provide Insights Regarding a Bladder Cancer Prognosis and Treatment
Jul 14, 2018 10:00 am

A potential new target for treatment has been identified in an aggressive form of bladder cancer, Mount Sinai researchers report. The cancer, called p53-like bladder cancer, is named after an activ...
A synthetic DNA Enzyme Flips Lipids Causing Cancer Cell Death
Jul 10, 2018 10:00 am

A new synthetic enzyme, crafted from DNA rather than protein, flips lipid molecules within the cell membrane, triggering a signal pathway that could be harnessed to induce cell death in cancer cells. ...
Researchers Use Phosphoproteomics to Obtain Insights into the Brain’s Response to Opioids
Jul 2, 2018 11:00 am

Opioids are powerful painkillers that act on the brain, but they have a range of harmful side effects including addiction. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB) in collab...
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Clinical Trials (131)
An Oral Medication to Replace Chemotherapy for Early-Stage BRCA+ Breast Cancer Patients
Jun 27, 2018 6:00 pm

In a small Phase II study of early-stage breast cancer patients with BRCA1/2 mutations, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that more than half of the women who t...
A New Therapeutic Selective Inhibitor for CLOVES Syndrome Saves the Patients Major Surgical Interventions
Jun 26, 2018 10:00 am

Dr Guillaume Canaud at the Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital – AP-HP, the Paris Descartes University, Inserm (INEM Institute Necker Enfants Malades – Centre for Molecular Medicine) and hi...
A Clinical Trial of Cancer Treatment Using Precision Medicine Opens up New Doors for Patients
Jun 21, 2018 5:00 pm

The Trial NCI-MATCH, also known as MATCH, is a precision medicine cancer treatment clinical trial. In this trial, patients are assigned to receive treatment based on the genetic changes f...
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Dentistry (13)
New Promising Period of Craniofacial Genetics
Jun 27, 2018 11:00 am

Our faces can reveal a lot about us, and now scientists are revealing a lot about faces. PLOS Genetics announces a special collection of papers to highlight recent advances in our understanding of ...
Instead of Filling Cavities, Dentists May Soon Regenerate Teeth
Mar 28, 2018 4:00 pm

For dentists, a cavity is a conundrum—in order to save the tooth they must further damage it. Currently, the primary way to treat a cavity is to excavate the decay and the surrounding area befor...
New Innovative Product To Preserve Oral Health
Dec 7, 2017 12:00 pm

Dentists rely on composite materials to perform restorative procedures, such as filling cavities. Yet these materials, like tooth enamel, can be vulnerable to the growth of plaque, the sticky biofilm ...
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Dermatology (34)
Increased Public's Interest in Melanoma Testing
Jul 17, 2018 10:00 am

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There is moderately high interest in genetic testing for melanoma risk among the general population, according to a study published in the June issue of JAMA...
The Relationship Between Hidradenitis Suppurativa & Crohn's Disease and their Overlapping Features
Jun 28, 2018 5:00 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a skin disorder characterized by painful nodules and abscesses, may be at increased risk for Crohn's disease (CD), and t...
Do You Feel Itchy All The Time? Now You Can Know Why
May 9, 2018 11:00 am

If a bug crawls on our legs, we itch. If a piece of hair falls on our skin, we itch. If mosquitoes bite, we mutter to ourselves — and itch. There's so much itching going on in this world, ye...
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Developmental Biology (141)
The Lack of Bsx Is a New Reason to Disable Sleep-Wake Cycles
Jul 14, 2018 1:00 pm

When zebrafish lack a specific protein, the two hemispheres of the brain develop symmetrically, and the sleep hormone melatonin is not produced. These results were recently published by Freiburg bi...
The Role of Fox Genes in Developing the Face
Jul 5, 2018 8:00 pm

In the developing face, how do stem cells know whether to become cartilage, bones or teeth? To begin to answer this question, scientists from the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Gage Crump tested the r...
Zebrafish Widen Our Scope of Understanding for Congenital Heart Defects
Jun 27, 2018 3:30 pm

Heart defects are the most common congenital defect, yet scientists still struggle to understand why they occur. A new study from the Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine investigates a signa...
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Diabetes (113)
Caffeine as a Treatment for Diabetes
Jul 10, 2018 11:00 am

A new study led by researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Basel in Switzerland and Institut Universitaire de Technologie in France has shown that cells engineered to produce insulin control...
Why Should You Turn off Lights During Night Sleep?
Jun 30, 2018 5:00 pm

According to preliminary results from a new study, nighttime light exposure during sleep may affect metabolic function. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that light exposure at night...
An Implant Releases Diabetes Medication When Sensing Caffeine in the Blood
Jun 23, 2018 4:00 pm

Scientists have developed an implant which releases diabetes medication when it senses caffeine in the blood The days of the insulin pen may be numbered. According to researchers in Switzerland, ...
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Diseases (787)
Hexakisphosphate Helps HIV Avoid Destroying by the Host’s Immune System
Jul 21, 2018 11:00 am

Scientists from UNSW Sydney and the UK have discovered that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) hijacks a small molecule from the host cell to protect itself from being destroyed by the host’...
New Noninvasive Technique for Precisely Controlling Brain Circuits Could One Day Help Treat Neurological Conditions
Jul 21, 2018 10:00 am

In the maze of our brains, there are various pathways by which neural signals travel. These pathways can go awry in patients with neurological and psychiatric diseases and disorders, including epileps...
Identification of the Cellular Mechanism that Leads to Neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s Disease
Jul 16, 2018 5:00 pm

Northwestern Medicine scientists identified a cellular mechanism that leads to neurodegeneration in patients with Parkinson’s disease, according to a study published in Proceedings of the Nation...
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Embryology (2)
Gestational Oral Low-Dose Estradiol-17β May Affect DNA Methylation in Embryos and Adult Offspring
Jul 5, 2018 11:00 am

The public debate on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) -- exogenous substances that have the same or similar effects as endogenous hormones -- has been going on for some time. Chemicals such as...
Study Results Shows that a Blood Sample can Estimate Fetal Age and Follow up Growth
Jun 11, 2018 8:00 pm

Measuring RNA fragments in a pregnant woman’s blood gives a reliable estimate of the baby’s due date and can predict if the baby will arrive prematurely, a Stanford-led team has shown. ...
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Endocrinology (34)
Gestational Oral Low-Dose Estradiol-17β May Affect DNA Methylation in Embryos and Adult Offspring
Jul 5, 2018 11:00 am

The public debate on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) -- exogenous substances that have the same or similar effects as endogenous hormones -- has been going on for some time. Chemicals such as...
New Hope for Patients with Neonatal Diabetes by This Miracle Therapeutic Way
Jun 9, 2018 4:00 pm

Over a decade, Emma Matthews has progressed from fearing for her son's life every night to being safe in the knowledge that his diabetes is well managed thanks to the long-term success of "...
The link between Estrogen and Autoimmune Inflammation
Jun 2, 2018 5:00 pm

Women are more prone to the development of autoimmune diseases. The female hormone estrogen is likely to affect the immune system. A team of scientists from Turku Center for Biotechnology and Unive...
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Epigenetics (76)
New Insights into the Mechanisms Leading to Cancer Include the Study of Regulatory Regions in the Human Genome
Jul 19, 2018 1:00 pm

A large-scale study provides new insights into the mechanisms that can lead to cancer. It can happen when genes mutate, but cancer also can occur when the genetic regions involved in regulating gen...
Gestational Oral Low-Dose Estradiol-17β May Affect DNA Methylation in Embryos and Adult Offspring
Jul 5, 2018 11:00 am

The public debate on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) -- exogenous substances that have the same or similar effects as endogenous hormones -- has been going on for some time. Chemicals such as...
A Major Error in One of the Most Widely Used Methods in Epigenetics, DIP-seq, Can Cause Misleading Results
Jul 2, 2018 12:00 pm

In principle, every cell in our body has the same DNA sequence. However, different cell types use very different groups of genes. This means that additional signals are required to control which ge...
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Evolution (113)
Building Genomes of Great Apes from Scratch as a Better Resource for Novel Gene Discovery
Jul 14, 2018 2:00 pm

New, higher-quality assemblies of great ape genomes have now been generated without the guidance of the human reference genome. The effort to reduce "humanizing" discovery bias in great a...
Molecular Vestiges Responsible for Testicular Descent in African Mammals
Jul 5, 2018 9:00 pm

The loss of anatomical features is a frequent evolutionary event. For example, humans and other great apes have lost their tail and whales have lost their legs. The most convincing evidence comes f...
From Freaks of Nature to Evolutionary Innovators, Giant Viruses Continue to Shake Branches on the Tree of Life
Jul 5, 2018 4:00 pm

Three new members have been isolated and added to the Pandoravirus family by researchers at the Structural and Genomic Information Laboratory (CNRS/Aix-Marseille Université), working with pa...
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Hexakisphosphate Helps HIV Avoid Destroying by the Host’s Immune System
Jul 21, 2018 11:00 am

Scientists from UNSW Sydney and the UK have discovered that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) hijacks a small molecule from the host cell to protect itself from being destroyed by the host’...
Genetic Variants Appear to Confer Success in Life
Jul 19, 2018 12:00 pm

A team of researchers from the U.S., the U.K. and New Zealand has found genetic variants that appear to confer success in life. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sc...
The OncoDNA Project Aims to Validate the Unique SaaS Drug Program
Jul 17, 2018 11:00 am

OncoDNA (“OncoDNA or “the Company”), the healthcare technology company making precision medicine a reality, provides an update today on Moncodaneum, a project aimed at validating the...
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Gastroenterology (62)
Targeting TRPV4 Receptors for Diarrhea Treatment in Chemotherapy Patients
Jul 9, 2018 10:00 am

Some 50 to 80 percent of cancer patients taking powerful chemotherapy drugs develop diarrhea, which can be severe and in some cases life-threatening. Their problems occur when contractions in the smoo...
The Relationship Between Hidradenitis Suppurativa & Crohn's Disease and their Overlapping Features
Jun 28, 2018 5:00 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a skin disorder characterized by painful nodules and abscesses, may be at increased risk for Crohn's disease (CD), and t...
Described for The First Time, The Regulatory Mechanism for Salmonella Virulence
Jun 9, 2018 5:00 pm

A series of small RNA fragments are the regulator factors involved in a new control mechanism for salmonella virulence, a pathogenic bacterium which causes bacterial gastroenteritis with a high inc...
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Groundbreaking Discovery about Metastasis Genes
Jul 15, 2018 4:00 pm

A groundbreaking discovery by University of Alberta researchers has identified previously-unknown therapeutic targets that could be key to preventing the spread of cancer. In a new study published ...
Gene Therapy Finds Its Way to Cure Kidney Cells
Jul 15, 2018 9:00 am

Gene therapy has gained momentum in the past year, following the federal government’s approval of the first such treatments for inherited retinal diseases and hard-to-treat leukemia. Now, resear...
The Important Role of One of Tumor Suppressor Proteins in the Immune System Function
Jun 27, 2018 1:00 pm

Researchers have found that a previously uncharacterized tumor-suppressor protein plays an important role in the functioning of the immune system. The study, which is published in the Journal of Bi...
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General (312)
Genetically Engineered Food Invading Markets !!
Jun 28, 2018 4:30 pm

While there’s currently no evidence that genetically modified organisms harm human health, that isn’t to say there aren’t legitimate reasons to avoid them. Perhaps the most c...
Sexual Selectivity of Female Fruit Flies isn't Just About Physical Attractiveness !!
Jun 23, 2018 12:00 pm

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have demonstrated the sexual attractiveness of male fruit flies isn't just about how big they are or how nice they smell; it's also about ...
Public Concern about Health Risks of Genetic Engineering and Absence of Politicians on the Scene
Jun 21, 2018 2:00 pm

While a many Danes question whether genetically modified foods are unnatural, this concern is much less apparent among politicians, according to Professor Jesper Lassen at the University of Copenha...
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Genetic Diseases (243)
Increased Public's Interest in Melanoma Testing
Jul 17, 2018 10:00 am

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There is moderately high interest in genetic testing for melanoma risk among the general population, according to a study published in the June issue of JAMA...
Protein Machinery Lies Behind the Development of Highly Aggressive Renal Tumor in Children
Jul 16, 2018 2:00 pm

As cells divide, they must accurately split their DNA between the two daughter cells or risk having an uneven number of chromosomes which can lead to developmental disorders and cancer. A new Donne...
Groundbreaking Discovery about Metastasis Genes
Jul 15, 2018 4:00 pm

A groundbreaking discovery by University of Alberta researchers has identified previously-unknown therapeutic targets that could be key to preventing the spread of cancer. In a new study published ...
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New Noninvasive Technique for Precisely Controlling Brain Circuits Could One Day Help Treat Neurological Conditions
Jul 21, 2018 10:00 am

In the maze of our brains, there are various pathways by which neural signals travel. These pathways can go awry in patients with neurological and psychiatric diseases and disorders, including epileps...
New Study Showed Discovered small molecules Which Are Targeting A Specific Protein in Autoinflammatory Diseases
Jul 21, 2018 9:00 am

EPFL scientists have discovered two small-molecule compound series that can effectively block a central pathway of the innate immune system, offering a promising new way for treating autoinflammatory ...
New Insights into the Mechanisms Leading to Cancer Include the Study of Regulatory Regions in the Human Genome
Jul 19, 2018 1:00 pm

A large-scale study provides new insights into the mechanisms that can lead to cancer. It can happen when genes mutate, but cancer also can occur when the genetic regions involved in regulating gen...
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Protein Machinery Lies Behind the Development of Highly Aggressive Renal Tumor in Children
Jul 16, 2018 2:00 pm

As cells divide, they must accurately split their DNA between the two daughter cells or risk having an uneven number of chromosomes which can lead to developmental disorders and cancer. A new Donne...
Sheding More Light on the Communication Between Different Chromosomes
Jul 16, 2018 11:00 am

How are chromosomes arranged in the cell nucleus? Is it possible that they communicate with one another by "touching" each other? To answer this question and to shed more light on the fun...
Single-Molecule Sequencing of DNA May Give New Method of Cancer Diagnosis
Jul 14, 2018 11:00 am

All diseases have a genetic component. Advances in understanding the genetic mechanisms behind these disease enables the development of early diagnostic tests, new treatments, or interventions to prev...
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Gynecology (44)
A Genetic Variation in Progesterone Receptor Might Be Linked to Prematurity Risk
Jun 30, 2018 2:00 pm

Humans have unexpectedly high genetic variation in the receptor for a key pregnancy-maintaining hormone, according to research led by scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The f...
Study Results Shows that a Blood Sample can Estimate Fetal Age and Follow up Growth
Jun 11, 2018 8:00 pm

Measuring RNA fragments in a pregnant woman’s blood gives a reliable estimate of the baby’s due date and can predict if the baby will arrive prematurely, a Stanford-led team has shown. ...
Prominent Interaction between Schizophrenia Associated Genes and History of Serious Pregnancy Complications
Jun 10, 2018 7:00 pm

Hiding in plain sight, new research shines a spotlight on the placenta's critical role in the nature versus nurture debate and how it confers risk for schizophrenia and likely other neurodevelo...
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Location of Blood Stem Cells in the Bone Is a Guarantee against UV Radiation
Jul 15, 2018 5:00 pm

Stem cell scientists at Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital have shown that the location of blood stem cells in the body — their 'niche' — evolved to protect th...
New FDA Approval for a Drug that Stimulates Platelet Production
Jul 9, 2018 4:00 pm

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved avatrombopag (Doptelet, AkaRx Inc) to increase platelet counts in adults with thrombocytopenia and chronic liver disease who are to undergo a pla...
Non Invasive DNA Blood Test to Detect Cancer at Early Stages
Jul 9, 2018 3:00 pm

(CNN) Promising new research enables scientists to use a blood test to screen for different types of cancers at early stages. The test, known as a liquid biopsy, is used to screen for DNA from...
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A New Enzyme with an Abnormal Amino Acid in its Structure
Jul 14, 2018 12:00 pm

University of Groningen chemists have created a new enzyme with an unnatural amino acid as its active centre. They made the enzyme by modifying an antibiotic binding protein which normally acts as a b...
How Oncogenic Mutant Cells Lead The War Against Normal Ones To Expand Its Property in Tissue?
Jun 24, 2018 11:00 am

Cells in multicellular tissues adhere to each other. Epithelial tissues on the surface layer of the intestines and skin pack cells into a hexagonal (honeycomb) pattern, with cells adhering tightly ...
Surprising Discoveries Limit the Importance of Apoptosis in Embryonic Development
May 23, 2018 10:00 am

Australian 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 sh...
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Hexakisphosphate Helps HIV Avoid Destroying by the Host’s Immune System
Jul 21, 2018 11:00 am

Scientists from UNSW Sydney and the UK have discovered that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) hijacks a small molecule from the host cell to protect itself from being destroyed by the host’...
New Study Showed Discovered small molecules Which Are Targeting A Specific Protein in Autoinflammatory Diseases
Jul 21, 2018 9:00 am

EPFL scientists have discovered two small-molecule compound series that can effectively block a central pathway of the innate immune system, offering a promising new way for treating autoinflammatory ...
Generating Mice That Express the Human NTCP Protein in Their Liver Cells, Allowing HBV and HDV Infections
Jul 11, 2018 9:00 am

Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) causes the most aggressive form of viral hepatitis in humans, putting at least 20 million people worldwide at risk of developing liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and liver cancer...
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Hexakisphosphate Helps HIV Avoid Destroying by the Host’s Immune System
Jul 21, 2018 11:00 am

Scientists from UNSW Sydney and the UK have discovered that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) hijacks a small molecule from the host cell to protect itself from being destroyed by the host’...
Generating Mice That Express the Human NTCP Protein in Their Liver Cells, Allowing HBV and HDV Infections
Jul 11, 2018 9:00 am

Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) causes the most aggressive form of viral hepatitis in humans, putting at least 20 million people worldwide at risk of developing liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and liver cancer...
A Toxin Discovered in V. Cholera Affects Both Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Jul 10, 2018 12:00 pm

The structure and function of a previously unknown toxin in the cholera bacteria Vibrio cholera has been discovered by scientists at Umeå University, Sweden. The bacterium Vibrio cholerae w...
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Infertility (29)
A New Function of FGF2 May Contribute to Treating Infertility in Males
Jul 12, 2018 10:00 am

A research team found a novel function of "FGF2", growth factor for spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) which is the origin of the sperm. This study was published online in "Stem Cell R...
Gestational Oral Low-Dose Estradiol-17β May Affect DNA Methylation in Embryos and Adult Offspring
Jul 5, 2018 11:00 am

The public debate on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) -- exogenous substances that have the same or similar effects as endogenous hormones -- has been going on for some time. Chemicals such as...
New Study Reveals the Biological Mechanisms Affecting mtDNA Inheritance
Jul 2, 2018 10:00 am

A new study has shed light on how deadly genetic diseases may be inherited, according to research published today (27/06/2018) from a project led by the University of Birmingham, Imperial College L...
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Microbiology (189)
Highlighting Structural and Kinetic Details of T- box riboswitches in Bacteria
Jul 10, 2018 4:00 pm

In a discovery that points to potential new antibiotic medicines, scientists from Rice University and the University of Michigan have deciphered the workings of a common but little-understood bacte...
A Toxin Discovered in V. Cholera Affects Both Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Jul 10, 2018 12:00 pm

The structure and function of a previously unknown toxin in the cholera bacteria Vibrio cholera has been discovered by scientists at Umeå University, Sweden. The bacterium Vibrio cholerae w...
Scientists Recreate Aspects of Real Ecosystem to Spur Dormant and Hidden Antibiotic Capacities into Action
Jul 9, 2018 5:00 pm

Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin—the world's first natural antibiotic—is famously told as a story of serendipity: a petri dish growing bacteria was contaminated by mo...
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Molecular Biochemistry (467)
New Study Showed Discovered small molecules Which Are Targeting A Specific Protein in Autoinflammatory Diseases
Jul 21, 2018 9:00 am

EPFL scientists have discovered two small-molecule compound series that can effectively block a central pathway of the innate immune system, offering a promising new way for treating autoinflammatory ...
A Base-Independent Mechanism Can Decrease the Photostability of the RNA Base Uracil
Jul 19, 2018 10:00 am

Researchers led by Regina de Vivie-Riedle, a professor of theoretical chemistry at LMU Munich, have found indications for a base-independent mechanism that can decrease the photostability of the RN...
Ferritag .. a New Way to See Proteins Inside Human Cells Using Ferritin
Jul 15, 2018 10:00 am

Scientists at the University of Warwick have created a new way to view proteins that are inside human cells. Using Ferritin, a large protein shell that our cells use to store iron, the researchers ...
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