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Like Father like Child for Weight Gain

It's not only women who should be concerned about the impact of their weight on their children’s health. A*STAR researchers have identified a set...
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Researchers Reverse Heart Failure in Marfan Mice

In experiments with mice that have a rodent form of Marfan syndrome, Johns Hopkins researchers report that even modestly increasing stress on the animals’...
bird flu

Bird Flu in 2016 Spread by Wild Migratory Birds

The H5N8 bird flu virus was identified in the Netherlands in November 2016. A large number of dead wild birds were found and the...
diabetes

The New Research That Could Transform Diabetes Treatment

In the lead-up to World Diabetes Day 2017, newly appointed Associate Professor Samantha Hocking is determined to challenge the one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. Associate Professor...
fruit flies

Low Protein Diet in Early Life Increases Lifespan in Fruit Flies

Fruit flies raised on a low protein diet early in life can live over twice as long as their peers, according to new research...
skin inflammation

How the Skin Becomes Inflamed

Publishing online this week in Cell Host & Microbe, researchers at Johns Hopkins report the discovery of a key underlying immune mechanism that explains...
aging

In Pursuit of Healthy Aging

Manipulating mitochondrial networks inside cells — either by dietary restriction or by genetic manipulation that mimics it — may increase lifespan and promote health,...
prostate cancer

Southampton Researchers lead ‘First of Its Kind’ Study to Extend Lives...

Researchers from the University of Southampton are set to lead a new precision medicine study for prostate cancer which has the potential to extend...
autism

Promise Seen in Possible Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Human chromosome 16p11.2 deletion syndrome is caused by the absence of about 27 genes on chromosome 16. This deletion is characterized by intellectual disability; impaired...
Chromosome

Chromosome Organization Emerges from 1-D Patterns

The DNA in a human cell is 2 yards long and wraps around millions of bead-like histone proteins to fit inside the cell’s nucleus....
Umbilical Cord Blood

Umbilical Cord Blood Improves Motor Skills in Some Children With Cerebral...

An infusion of cells from a child’s own umbilical cord blood appears to improve brain connectivity and motor function in children with spastic cerebral...
wildfire

Genetic Research Reveals Impact of the 101 Freeway on Los Angeles...

UCLA researchers examining how the 101 Freeway affects animal populations in Los Angeles found a surprisingly large amount of genetic diversity within groups of...
Gut bacteriavideo

Gut Bacteria Bolster Disease Research in Labs

Laboratory mice given the gut bacteria of wild mice can survive a deadly flu virus infection and fight colorectal cancer dramatically better than laboratory...
dnavideo

A Step Forward in DNA Base Editing

Scientists at Harvard University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have developed a new class of DNA base editor that can alter...
psychiatric disorders, genes, psychiatric conditions, carotid artery

The Downside of Knowing Too Much about Our Genes

Self-knowledge is a goal greatly prized by mystics and philosophers. However, too much knowledge about one’s own genes can lead to some adverse psychological...
Salmonella

Salmonella as a Tumour Medication

Salmonellae are dangerous pathogens that enter the body via contaminated food and can cause severe infections. But these bacteria are also known to target...
Chromosomes

Chromosomes May Be Knotted

Everyone knows that long bits of yarn, or charging cables and the like, tend to get quickly tangled and form nasty knots. Little is...
Herpes

Exploring How Herpes Simplex Virus Changes When Passed Between Family Members

A new study explores how herpes simplex virus might change when passed from one individual to another, information that may prove useful in future...
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New Discovery: Four Genes Connected with OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a hereditary disorder that affects roughly 80 million people worldwide, but the biology of the disease is poorly understood. The...
drug resistance

Yeast Spotlights Genetic Variation’s Link to Drug Resistance

Researchers have shown that genetic diversity plays a key role in enabling drug resistance to evolve. Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and...