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New Hope for Eczema Sufferers

Everyone who has ever had to endure eczema knows just how irritating the symptoms are. Now A*STAR researchers have pinpointed a genetic predisposition to...
RNA Switch

Creating a Better RNA Switch

If scientists could precisely regulate gene expression, they could turn off the genes responsible for illness and disease and turn on those that enhance...
eczema, solar cells, Antimicrobials, joint disorder, genetics, cancer

Genetic Dysregulation Helps Stomach Tumors Hide

Gastric cancer cells are helped to evade the immune system by alterations in gene regulation, according to new work by A*STAR researchers. This mechanism...
eczema, solar cells, Antimicrobials, joint disorder, genetics, cancer

Fishing for a Disease Gene

An immobile mutant zebrafish first described by scientists more than 20 years ago turns out to have defects in the same gene as people...
eczema, solar cells, Antimicrobials, joint disorder, genetics, cancer

Mutation Discovered for Joint Disorder

The discovery of a rare genetic mutation associated with a devastating developmental disorder called arthrogryposis multiplex congenita could also provide researchers with a new...
Benzopyrene

With Prevention in Mind, Researchers Investigate How Benzopyrene Can Cause Cancer

Benzopyrene is a potent carcinogen and mutagen present in cigarette smoke, automotive exhaust, burnt wood fumes, barbecued and smoked meat etc. Understanding the mechanisms whereby...
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Calcium Intake and Colorectal Cancer

Calcium plays key roles in cellular signaling, proliferation and death. Previous studies exploring the relationship between dietary calcium intake and colorectal cancer have had...
Alagille Syndromevideo

New Clues to Treat Alagille Syndrome From Zebrafish

A new study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) identifies potential new therapeutic avenues for patients with Alagille syndrome....
cancer drug

A New Approach to Cancer Drug Discovery

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed and demonstrated a promising new strategy for the discovery of novel anti-cancer therapies. The TSRI scientists,...
Anti-cancer Drugs

Researchers Find Novel Mechanism of Resistance to Anti-cancer Drugs

The targeted anti-cancer therapies cetuximab and panitumumab are mainstays of treatment for advanced colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the...
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Early Gene Transcription Patterns in Virus-specific CD8 T Cells Differentiate Chronic...

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have identified differences in gene transcription within key immune cells that may distinguish those individuals infected with the hepatitis...
bowel cancer

New Bowel Cancer Drug Target Discovered

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have discovered a new drug target for bowel cancer that is specific to tumour cells and therefore less...
liver disease

Blood Vessel ‘Master Gene’ Discovery Could Lead to Treatments for Liver...

The findings come from a study, published in the journal Nature Communications, which highlights how a single gene, called ERG, plays a key role...
human genome

Scientists Demonstrate Path to Linking the Genome to Healthy Tissues and...

Since scientists first decoded a draft of the human genome more than 15 years ago, many questions have lingered, two of which have been...
odor-detecting receptors

Pioneering Discovery of an Odor-detecting Receptor Enhancer

Each odor-detecting neuron (referred to as olfactory sensory neuron from here on), chooses a single odorant receptor gene from a fairly large number of...
Alzheimer's Disease

Cellular Reprograming Implicated in Model of Alzheimer’s Disease

Microglia, immune cells that act as the central nervous system’s damage sensors, have recently been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. The cells, a type of macrophage...
bone cancer

New Drug Hope for Patients with Rare Bone Cancer

Patients with a rare bone cancer of the skull and spine – chordoma – could be helped by existing drugs, suggest scientists from the...
cell identityvideo

3-D Packaging of DNA Regulates Cell Identity

The fundamental mechanisms governing how cells form an identity such as becoming a muscle cell or a nerve cell are not fully understood. Multiple...
Parkinson’s disease

New Technique Scours the Genome for Genes That Combat Disease

Using a modified version of the CRISPR genome-editing system, MIT researchers have developed a new way to screen for genes that protect against specific...
antibiotics

Predatory Bacteria: The Quest for a New Class of Antibiotics

In 2016 the World Health Organization named antibiotic resistance as “one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.” The...