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diabetes

Path to Successful Diabetes Drug Trial Began with Simple Question

Anath Shalev, M.D., has bridged a gap that few biomedical researchers achieve — moving from basic lab bench research to a clinical therapy that...
endocrine disrupting chemicalsvideo

Administering Hormones Affects DNA

In pigs, endocrine disruptors can alter gene expression in a way that also affects the next generation. This has been shown by a team...
Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome

Genes Linking Alzheimer’s and down Syndrome Discovered

Scientists are a step closer to understanding which genes are responsible for early onset Alzheimer's disease in people with Down syndrome, thanks to a...
liver disease

Gut Bacteria Markers Could Be a ‘Smoking Gun’ for Liver Disease

The findings, published in the journal Nature Medicine, hint at the potential for chemical by-products produced by the microbes living inside us to be used...
senescent cells

Cells Stop Dividing When This Gene Kicks into High Gear

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...
Muscle-Wasting Diseasevideo

New Lab Technology Could Reveal Treatments for Muscle-Wasting Disease

DMD is a genetic disorder causing muscle degeneration and weakness, caused by an absence of the protein dystrophin. DMD usually affects only boys, with...
tuberculosis and Parkinson’s disease

Link Between Tuberculosis and Parkinson’s Disease Discovered

The mechanism our immune cells use to clear bacterial infections like tuberculosis (TB) might also be implicated in Parkinson's disease, according to a new...
Cholesterol vaccine

‘Cholesterol Vaccine’: Twice-Yearly Jab Could Help to Halve ‘Bad’ Cholesterol

Researchers say the drug, which works by silencing genes in the liver and could be delivered by injection at a GP surgery just twice...
genetics

Scientists Discover Gene Controlling Genetic Recombination Rates

Genetics is a crapshoot. During sexual reproduction, genes from both the mother and the father mix and mingle to produce a genetic combination unique...
artificial mole

An Artificial Mole as an Early Warning Sign

Alongside cardiovascular disease, cancer has become the top cause of death in industrialised countries. Many of those affected are diagnosed only after the tumour...
diabetes

This Gene Affects How Some Women Store Fat – and Increases...

A natural variation of the gene KLF14 causes some women to store fat on their bellies and hips and puts them at significantly increased risk of Type...
tuberculosis

Activity of Two Genes Able to Predict Active Tuberculosis

The closer the contact someone has with individuals with tuberculosis, the more likely they are to become infected with the pathogen. However, only about...
obesity

Early Puberty Linked with Increased Risk of Obesity for Women

The researchers say their findings, published today in the International Journal of Obesity, strengthen existing evidence of a link between the onset of puberty and...
Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic Cancer: Gene Duplication Explains Tumor Aggressiveness

Until now, scientists have failed to establish a link between the properties of pancreatic cancer, such as its aggressiveness, and changes, i.e. mutations, in...
zika virus

Identified Genetic Factors That Make Babies Susceptible to Complications from Zika

Microcephaly, brain calcification, skeletal alterations, auditory and visual deficits – these are examples of the damage that can be caused by Zika virus in...
antibiotic resistance

Scientists Make It Possible to Rank the Risk of Resistance Genes

The genes that are able to equip bacteria with resistance to clinically used antibiotics have been found in many different natural environments. Nevertheless, a...
Chromatin

A New, Dynamic View of Chromatin Movements

The total length of DNA inside a cell is between 2-3 meters. In order to fit inside cells, DNA is wrapped around small protein...
lamprey

MBL Scientists Find Lamprey Genes That Aid Spinal Healing Are Present...

Many of the genes involved in the natural repair of the injured spinal cord of the lamprey are also active in the repair of...
robots, dementia and stroke, fatty liver, stroke, sleeping sickness, Sight Loss

Two Simple Tests Could Help to Pinpoint Cause of Stroke

Combining the test with a brain scan could provide key genetic information that may help identify those most at risk from a second stroke,...
memory gene

Memory Gene Goes Viral

Two independent teams of scientists from the University of Utah and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have discovered that a gene crucial for...