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Diet has rapid effects on sperm quality

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Sperm are influenced by diet, and the effects arise rapidly. This is the conclusion of a study by…
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Merging old and new microscopy yields best 3D view yet inside cells

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By combining electron microscopy (EM) with the latest super-resolution microscopy (SR), Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and UC…
How biology creates networks that are cheap, robust, and efficient

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From veins that deliver oxygen to tissues to xylem that send water into stems and leaves, vascular networks…
Pulling the plug on calcium pumps – potential new treatment strategy for pancreatic cancer

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UK scientists have identified a new way to kill pancreatic cancer cells by ‘pulling the plug’ on the…
Hormone resistance in breast cancer linked to DNA ‘rewiring’

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Garvan researchers have revealed changes to the 3D arrangement of DNA linked to treatment resistance in ER+ breast…
Jumping Genes Threaten Egg Cell Quality; Understanding Their Activity Has Implications For Fertility And Health Of Future Generations.

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A woman’s supply of eggs is finite, so it is crucial that the quality of their genetic material…
Genome editing at the crossroads of scandal and cure

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Genetic modification of babies in China one year ago was universally condemned. At the same time, CRISPR treatments…
BPA activates immune response in mice that passes down through generations

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Some plastic food and beverage containers still contain bisphenol A (BPA), which can mimic the hormone estrogen. Although…
New Mechanisms Describe How the Genome Regulates Itself

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An organism’s genome contains all of the information necessary for each of its cells and tissues to develop…
Mutations in donors’ stem cells may cause problems for cancer patients

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A stem cell transplant — also called a bone marrow transplant — is a common treatment for blood…
Computer model describes essential step of embryonic development

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Computational biologists from the University of Amsterdam have succeeded in making a computer model of one of the…
A Simple Twist of Cell Fate

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How do a couple of universally expressed proteins in stem cells and developing embryos influence an individual cell’s…
Cancer’s big appetite

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There’s no shortage of ways to kill a cancer cell. Cut it out, poison it, blast it with…
Brain Tumor Organoids May be Key to Time-sensitive Treatments for Glioblastomas

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Lab-grown brain organoids developed from a patient’s own glioblastoma, the most aggressive and common form of brain cancer,…
Exosomes promote remarkable recovery in stroke

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It’s been almost a quarter-century since the first drug was approved for stroke. But what’s even more striking…
Researchers Identify Cellular Pathways that Extend Lifespan by 500%

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Working on C. elegans – a nematode worm commonly used in aging research due to its weeks-long lifespan…
Researchers Find New Function for Macropinocytosis in Mammalian Cell Growth

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Research suggests the possibility of a more general phenomenon, applicable to the growth of other primary cell types.…
Team Sheds New Light on the Role of Regulatory T Cells in Pancreatic Cancer

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In mouse models, the work uncovers a new potential target to improve immunotherapy approaches to the deadly disease.…
Genetic Testing: Advantages and Limitations

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DNA testing has become one of the most valuable tools that humans can rely on to discover possible…
Colorectal cancer risk remains despite modern treatment for ulcerative colitis

January 10, 2020

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis have a higher risk of dying from colorectal cancer, despite modern…
Scientists have created a synthetic film that mimics transmembrane proteins. Image credit: Jill D. Hemman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
New discovery makes it easier to design synthetic proteins that rival their natural counterparts

January 10, 2020

Researchers, led by UC Berkeley engineers, have created a synthetic material that is as effective as naturally occurring…
Backbone of Success: Segmentation Clock Inside our Cells

January 9, 2020

More than 20 years ago, the lab of developmental biologist Olivier Pourquié discovered a sort of cellular clock in chicken…
Recurrent miscarriage: diabetes drug could lead to new treatment

January 9, 2020

A drug designed to tackle diabetes could also be repurposed as the first treatment to prevent miscarriage by…
Discoveries detail role of stem cell in deadly gastric cancer

January 8, 2020

A Cornell study provides important new insights into a common and deadly type of gastric cancer. Incidence of…
Brain tumour research could help future precision medicine

January 8, 2020

New research on brain tumours could improve patient diagnosis and treatment options as part of a precision medicine…
Molecular Missing Link’ May Explain Allergic Reactions to Personal Care Products

January 8, 2020

Chemical compounds found in skin creams and other personal care products can cause an allergic reaction in the…
New multiple sclerosis treatment trial compares stem cell transplantation to best available drugs

January 8, 2020

A clinical has begun trial testing an experimental stem cell treatment against the best available biologic therapies for…
Study of cardiac muscles in flies might help you keep your heart young

January 8, 2020

Researchers may have discovered a way to turn back the clock on aging heart muscles in fruit flies,…
Mapping the Body, Speck by Speck

January 8, 2020

Map of the mouse uterus illustrates new technology to track proteins; applications for people too. PNNL chemists, biologists,…
New compounds block master regulator of cancer growth, metastasis

January 7, 2020

Scientists have developed new drug compounds that thwart the pro-cancer activity of FOXM1, a transcription factor that regulates…
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