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A new way to regulate gene expression

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Sometimes, unexpected research results are simply due to experimental error. Other times, it’s the opposite — the scientists…
Technique shows how individual cancer cells react to drugs

6 days ago

A new technique reported in Science overcomes several limitations of typical high-throughput chemical screens conducted on cell samples. Such…
New principle for activation of cancer genes discovered

December 2, 2019

Researchers have long known that some genes can cause cancer when overactive, but exactly what happens inside the…
Study provides insights into how fibrosis progresses in the human lung

November 15, 2019

A Yale-led collaborative study boosts scientific understanding of how the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) progresses, providing…
Personalized gene networks may enhance study of disease

November 12, 2019

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine have developed a new method to model how genes interact with each other…
Seeking better treatment for ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease

November 4, 2019

There is currently no cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). But new research could open up avenues for…
Male and Female Mice Have Different Brain Cells

October 21, 2019

Caltech researchers have discovered rare brain cell types that are unique to male mice and other types that…
Study reveals how drug abstinence changes gene expression, making relapse more likely

October 10, 2019

A new preclinical study by University at Buffalo researchers reveals the genetic basis of relapse, one of the…
Study finds age may hinder cancer development

September 30, 2019

A new study, published in Aging Cell, has found that human ageing processes may hinder cancer development. Ageing is…
Researchers Make it Possible for Ultrasound to Reveal Gene Expression in the Body

September 27, 2019

Some of the most important tools in the toolbox of modern cell biologists are special chunks of DNA…
Gene regulators work together for oversized impact on schizophrenia risk

September 24, 2019

Researchers have discovered that gene expression regulators work together to raise an individual’s risk of developing schizophrenia. Schizophrenia-like gene…
Biologists Pioneer First Method to Decode Gene Expression

August 16, 2019

Given the recent remarkable advancements in genetics, it’s easy to assume that 21st century scientists have at their disposal…
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Orchestrating Development in the Fly Embryo

August 2, 2019

Most multicellular organisms on Earth—including you—begin as a single fertilized egg and then undergo a complex choreography of…
Chromosome structure inspires intricate works of art

August 2, 2019

A collaboration between a Virginia Tech entomology professor, art professor, and computer science professor working in biophysics has…
Cryptic Genetic Variation might Explain Hitherto Obscure Leaps in Biological Evolution

July 26, 2019

As is well known today, biological evolution proceeds via the accumulation of genetic variants – the more variation…
Designed switch allows unprecedented control over cells

July 25, 2019

Scientists have created the first completely artificial protein switch that can work inside living cells to modify—or even…
Partial rendering of protein folding. Image credit: Tnguyen2791 via Wikimedia, CC0 Public Domain
Penn Engineers’ ‘LADL’ Uses Light to Serve Up On-demand Genome Folding

July 22, 2019

Every cell in your body has a copy of your genome, tightly coiled and packed into its nucleus.…
Maternal Obesity Linked to Childhood Cancer

July 11, 2019

A new study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center found that children born…
Scientists find thirdhand smoke affects cells in humans

July 4, 2019

Thirdhand smoke can damage epithelial cells in the respiratory system by stressing cells and causing them to fight…
Researchers unlock mysteries of complex microRNA oncogenes

July 2, 2019

MicroRNAs are tiny molecules of nucleic acid that control gene expression, acting like a dimmer switch to tone…
Biologist’s discovery may advance regenerative medicine

June 7, 2019

A new study by researchers at the University of Virginia and other institutions has discovered a type of…
UC receives patent for use of CRISPR-Cas9 to tune gene expression

May 29, 2019

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today issued a patent to the University of California (UC), the University…
Scientists use molecular tethers and chemical ‘light sabers’ to construct platforms for tissue engineering

May 22, 2019

Tissue engineering could transform medicine. Instead of waiting for our bodies to regrow or repair damage after an…
Major shift: A 3D “mini-gut” advances understanding of celiac disease

May 13, 2019

In pursuit of a novel tool for the research and treatment of celiac disease, Harvard Medical School scientists…
The Mystery Behind Cleft Palate and Lips: Study Shines a Light on Genetic Factors

May 8, 2019

Cleft lip and palate (CL/P) is the second most common birth defect in the world, affecting 1 in…
Changing the norms: cell-free protein expression in Vibrio natriegens

April 29, 2019

Heterologous protein expression is a routine process in many labs, be it for basic research or for industrial applications. Historically,…
NASA’s Landmark Twins Study Reveals Resilience of Human Body in Space

April 12, 2019

Results from NASA’s landmark Twins Study, which took place from 2015-2016, were published Thursday in Science. The integrated paper —…
Insulin Insights

April 10, 2019

The discovery of insulin in the 1920s marked the breakthrough in the almost 3,500-year-long mystery of diabetes, a…
Set of genes predicts severity of dengue

February 6, 2019

There’s no such thing as a “good” case of dengue fever, but some are worse than others, and…
Blend of warmer water, chemical exposure influence gene expression across generations in a coastal fish

February 4, 2019

Warmer water temperatures, combined with low-level exposure to chemicals already known to be harmful to aquatic life, influence…
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