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Geneticists Unlock Ancient Tales of Cattle Herding and Evolution

Livestock herding began in the ancient Near East and underpinned the emergence of complex economies and then cities. Subsequently, it is in...
brain bleeding and strokes

Treatment Could Offer Hope for Brain Bleeding and Stroke

A drug treatment, already approved for use in patients, could offer new hope for some patients with brain bleeding and strokes.New research, led by...
nanomachines

Nonstop Transport of Cargo in Nanomachines

Moving around, sensing the extracellular environment, and signaling to other cells are important for a cell to function properly. Responsible for those tasks are...
Alzheimer’s and Cardiovascular Disease

Alzheimer’s and Cardiovascular Disease Share Common Genetics in Some Patients

Genetics may predispose some people to both Alzheimer’s disease and high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol, a common feature of cardiovascular disease,...
parasitic worms

Largest Parasitic Worm Genetic Study Hatches Novel Treatment Possibilities

The largest genomic study of parasitic worms to date has identified hundreds of thousands of new genes and predicted many new potential drug targets...
Aspergillus fungi

Spotlighting Differences in Closely-Related Species

There are millions of fungal species, and those few hundred found in the Aspergillus genus play important roles in areas ranging from industrial production to agricultural...
fungal fratricide

Unravelling the Genetics of Fungal Fratricide

Selfish genes are genes that are passed on to the next generation but confer no advantage on the individual as a whole, and may...
chronic blood cancers

Genetics Allows Personalised Disease Predictions for Chronic Blood Cancers

Scientists have developed a successful method to make truly personalised predictions of future disease outcomes for patients with certain types of chronic blood cancers....
membraneless protocells

Origin of Life in Membraneless Protocells

How life arose from non-living chemicals more than 3.5 billion years ago on Earth is a still unanswered questions. The RNA world hypothesis assumes...
Non-coding RNA

Scientists Create Method to Map Vast Unknown Territory of Long Non-coding...

Scientists from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have developed a powerful method for exploring the properties of mysterious molecules called long...
Vertebrate Genomes

International Vertebrate Genomes Project Releases New Genomes

The international Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP) is officially launched and releases 15 new reference genomes representing all five vertebrate classes – mammals, birds, reptiles,...
autism

Family Genetics Vital for Understanding Autism Progression

Whether an individual develops a neurodevelopmental disorder like autism or ADHD, and the severity of that disorder,  depends on genetic changes beyond a single...
Mosquito Reproduction

Virginia Tech Research into Genetics of Mosquito Reproduction Could Help Stop...

Female mosquitoes bite us because they need our blood to produce eggs.During this feeding process, infected mosquitoes can transmit such diseases as Zika, dengue,...
osteoporosis

New Genetics Findings Unravel Key Components of Fracture Risk in Osteoporosis

The largest study ever to investigate the genetics of osteoporosis and fracture risk determined that only two examined factors – bone mineral density (BMD)...
wheat rust

Sydney Scientists Solve 30-Year Wheat Rust Puzzle

An international group of scientists co-led by the University of Sydney has isolated the first major resistance genes against stripe rust, which threatens to...
Immune Responses

Differences in Immune Responses Due to Age, Sex, and Genetics

Over the course of our life, we are continuously exposed to pathogens such as viruses and bacteria, meaning that our immune system is constantly...
Ovarian cancer

Ovarian Cancer Genetics Unravelled

The findings, from scientists at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge and Imperial College London have found distinct patterns of DNA rearrangement that are linked to...
genetic diversity

Genetic Diversity Impacts Disease Severity

New research offers clues as to why some diseases are highly variable between individuals. The phenomenon is apparent in people with retinitis pigmentosa, a...
genetics

Researchers Reveal Hidden Rules of Genetics for How Life on Earth...

All living things use the genetic code to “translate” DNA-based genetic information into proteins, which are the main working molecules in cells. Precisely how...
Gene Expression

Vanderbilt Study Links Gene Expression, Disease Association Data

An international team of researchers has integrated gene expression and disease association data to better understand the biological mechanisms of complex human diseases.In a...