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Drug combination reverses hypersensitivity to noise

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People with autism often experience hypersensitivity to noise and other sensory input. MIT neuroscientists have now identified two…
Breast Cancer Genetic Testing for All Women?

Yesterday

“I have no family history of breast cancer,” says the woman in a public service announcement stressing the importance…
Improving research with more effective antibodies

5 days ago

A new study points to the need for better antibody validation and outlines a process that other labs…
Crohn’s disease study identifies genetic variant with potential to personalise treatment

October 7, 2019

The largest study ever to look at why an expensive and commonly–used group of drugs fails some patients…
We Are All Mutants, More or Less

September 26, 2019

Everyone is a mutant but some are prone to diverge more than others, report scientists at University of Utah…
A curiosity driven genetic discovery that should impact cancer treatments

September 18, 2019

A team of geneticists with a desire to understand the inner workings of genes implicated in cellular identity…
Tissue Type: Studies show drivers of cancer incidence and severity

September 13, 2019

The KRAS gene is one of the commonly mutated genes in cancer. More than 40 percent of colorectal cancers have…
Inflammation triggers silent mutation to cause deadly lung disease

August 30, 2019

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that inflammation in the lungs of rats, triggered by something…
Scientists aim to solve ‘male-killing’ evolutionary insect puzzle

August 19, 2019

Researchers at the University of Liverpool are leading a new international project to investigate the curious phenomenon of…
Moles on the body largely influenced by genetics, finds new study

August 16, 2019

Survival of skin cancer is known to be influenced by gender, with female patients demonstrating higher rates of…
Slowing metabolism can prevent detrimental effects of genetic mutations

July 26, 2019

Just by slowing their metabolism, mutant fruit flies can go from zero to hero. In a new Northwestern…
Male crickets losing ability to sing, despite reproductive advantage of singing

July 3, 2019

In the past several decades, a mutation has spread among male Pacific field crickets (Teleogryllus oceanicus) in Hawaii…
Researchers reveal how protein mutation is involved in rare brain development disorder

June 28, 2019

Rearing its head in infancy, Christianson Syndrome is a rare disorder whose symptoms include intellectual disability, seizures and…
New mutations for herbicide resistance rarer than expected, study finds

May 29, 2019

After exposing more than 70 million grain amaranth seeds to a soil-based herbicide, researchers were not able to…
How mutations lead to neurodegenerative disease

May 13, 2019

Scientists have discovered how mutations in DNA can cause neurodegenerative disease. The discovery is an important step towards…
Québec siblings with rare orphan disease lead to discovery of rare genetic diseases

April 26, 2019

Mutations in a gene involved in brain development have led to the discovery of two new neurodevelopmental diseases…
Study Uncovers Why Heart Attack Triggers Arrhythmia in Some, Explores Potential Treatment

January 29, 2019

A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has identified a genetic pathway that…
Unraveling of 58-year-old corn gene mystery may have plant-breeding implications

January 18, 2019

In discovering a mutant gene that “turns on” another gene responsible for the red pigments sometimes seen in…
New insight into aggressive breast cancers

December 27, 2018

Professor Matt Smalley, from Cardiff University’s European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, said: “There are 150 new cases…
New genetic clues to early-onset form of dementia

December 18, 2018

Unlike the more common Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia tends to afflict young people. It accounts for an estimated…
Fighting mutant influenza

December 3, 2018

Another flu season is here, which means another chance for viruses to mutate. Already, most influenza A viruses…
Gang Bao and his colleagues at Rice University are combining nanoparticles, magnets and a virus that infects moths to create a new way to deliver gene therapy to people with inherited genetic diseases. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)
How moths and magnets could save lives

November 14, 2018

Experimental Rice U. therapy could repair mutations that cause genetic diseases A new technology that relies on a…
Major investment to fund Fragile X Research

November 13, 2018

Professor Simon Ward, Director of the Medicines Discovery Institute at Cardiff University, said: “Fragile X syndrome is the…
CRISPR opens door to new type of medicine: ‘genome surgery’

October 29, 2018

Within a few years, Jim Johnsen and Delaney Van Riper may be among the first to benefit from…
Su-Chun Zhang, professor of neuroscience in the School of Medicine and Public Health, talked with postdoctoral student Lin Yao as she prepared stem-cell cultures in Zhang’s lab at UW–Madison’s Waisman Center in 2013. Photo: Jeff Miller, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mutation in common protein triggers tangles, chaos inside brain cells

October 24, 2018

A pioneer in the study of neural cells revealed how a single mutation affecting the most common protein…
New approach to understanding cancers will speed treatments

October 20, 2018

A new innovation in cancer research will enable scientists to understand the complex causes of the disease with…
Blood test identifies more treatable cancer mutations than biopsies alone

October 16, 2018

Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center found that they could identify significantly more mutations through liquid biopsy instead of a…
Gene therapy for mitochondrial diseases

October 2, 2018

Mitochondrial disease is now thought to be the second most commonly diagnosed genetic disease worldwide, and, unfortunately, there…
Finding Curative Potential Within a Gene Mutation

September 26, 2018

This is a tale of two genes. You might think of them as not-quite-identical twins: Gene A and…
Researchers Unlock Secret of Deadly Brain Cancer’s “Immortality”

September 12, 2018

UC San Francisco researchers have discovered how a mutation in a gene regulator called the TERTpromoter — the third most…
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