Bioinformatics (111 News)

New role for fragile X protein could offer clues for treatment

Oct 6, 2017 10:30 am
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The protein behind fragile X syndrome acts as a genetic conductor, orchestrating a symphony of genes that help shape DNA's 3-D structure. Fragi...

Green algae could hold clues for engineering faster-growing crops

Sep 25, 2017 6:00 pm
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Two new studies of green algae -- the scourge of swimming pool owners and freshwater ponds -- have revealed new insights into how these organisms siph...

Blood Test for Early Detection of Brain Metastases of Breast Cancer

Sep 23, 2017 2:00 pm
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Houston Methodist cancer researchers are now closer to creating a blood test that can identify breast cancer patients who are at increased risk for de...

Super-resolution microscopy reveals lamin protein meshwork at the inner side of the nuclear membrane

Sep 16, 2017 2:00 pm
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All creatures of the animal kingdom share one thing: the nuclear membrane. Wrapping the genetic core of the cell, this membrane, together with all the...

Proteins keep a grip on cells

Sep 15, 2017 6:00 pm
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Japanese scientists at Osaka University have revealed new structural information on the integrin-laminin interaction. These findings provide important...

Flowing fluid bends tiny hairs inside us

Sep 12, 2017 6:00 pm
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Our bodies are lined on the inside with soft, microscopic carpets of hair, from the grassy extensions on our tastebuds, to fuzzy beds of microvilli in...

Gut-on-chip good predictor of drug side-effects

Sep 10, 2017 6:00 pm
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Research conducted at Leiden has established that guts-on-chips respond in the same way to aspirin as real human organs do. This is a sign that these ...

Genetic Testing As First-Line Diagnostic Method for Seizures in Children

Sep 9, 2017 10:00 am
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A study published in JAMA Pediatrics supports the use of genetic testing, especially with sequencing, as first-line diagnostic method for young childr...

Predicting People Face Using Their Genome, and Its Controversy in the Scientific World!

Sep 9, 2017 9:15 am
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A storm of criticism has rained down a paper by genome-sequencing pioneer Craig Venter that claims to predict people’s physical traits from thei...

Cancer Pen Help Doctors Ensures There is No Cancer Leftovers!

Sep 8, 2017 3:30 pm
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Patients emerging from cancer surgery want to know, "Did you get it all?" Now scientists are developing a pen-like probe to help surgeons be...

Plant 'smells' insect foe, initiates defense

Sep 7, 2017 6:00 pm
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It cannot run away from the fly that does it so much damage, but tall goldenrod can protect itself by first "smelling" its attacker and then...

Fruit fly protein dual duties may make it model for studies of protein function in context

Aug 31, 2017 10:30 am
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An essential fruit fly protein called CLAMP may help biologists answer the key question of how the same protein can manage to coordinate two completel...

The Gene That Make Children More Prone to Be Sick!

Aug 28, 2017 5:00 pm
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Researchers funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) have discovered mutations that worsen respiratory infections among children. Their ...

New Tool to Identify Which Diabetic Patients are at More Risk of Hypoglycemic Shock!

Aug 23, 2017 1:00 pm
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A team led by Kaiser Permanente researchers has developed and validated a practical tool for identifying diabetes patients who are at the highest risk...

New Sweat-Based Biosensor Patients Easy and Comfortable Analysis

Aug 21, 2017 6:00 pm
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Blood is king in the world of Point of Care Testing. But the process of drawing blood is invasive, and it represents a challenge for continuous monito...

Almonds may help boost cholesterol clean-up crew

Aug 17, 2017 2:00 pm
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Eating almonds on a regular basis may help boost levels of HDL cholesterol while simultaneously improving the way it removes cholesterol from the body...

How cicadas manage to 'wing it'

Aug 15, 2017 2:00 pm
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Unlike locusts and many other flying insects, cicadas don't soar through the air with the greatest of ease. Now in a study appearing the ACS' ...

Scientists reveal how goldfish make alcohol to survive without oxygen

Aug 14, 2017 6:00 pm
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Scientists at the Universities of Oslo and Liverpool have uncovered the secret behind a goldfish's remarkable ability to produce alcohol as a way ...

New botulinum neurotoxin discovered

Aug 12, 2017 10:30 am
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Botulinum toxins are currently used on more than 80 medical conditions including Muscle spasms, Overactive bladder, Chronic migraine, Cervical dystoni...

Multiple roles of glucose metabolism identified in platelet activation and survival

Aug 9, 2017 10:30 am
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Platelets, the cells in blood that enable clotting, are highly reliant on their ability to metabolize glucose, according to a new study by researchers...


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