Molecular Biology

How our genetics affect our visual experiences

<i>Credit:123RF</i><p>One of the first ways that infants interact with their environment is through their eyes – what they see. Before they can even crawl or …

Psychology

These proteins keep stem cells 'immature' - Futurity

Researchers have found the cluster of proteins they believe keep stem cells in their undifferentiated state—and also help cancer spread.

Biology

In a tally of nerve cells in the outer wrinkles of the brain, a dog wins

If more nerve cells mean more smarts, then dogs beat cats, paws down, a new study on carnivores shows. That harsh reality may shock some friends of …

Psychology

Who Qualifies For Donating An Egg

Advances in medical science have provided the hope of fertility to many infertile couples. An increasing number of infertile couples have started …

Biology

Obesity could reprogram our muscle stem cells

Obesity is associated with reduced muscle mass and impaired metabolism.The post Obesity could reprogram our muscle stem cells appeared first on …

Biology

Harvard Study Identifies Genetic ‘Switches’ That Affect Height

The network of factors behind height is becoming clearer, thanks to the work of Harvard scientists. Led by Associate Professor of Human Evolutionary …

Biology

Cellular Self Digestion Process Triggers Autoimmune Disease

Summary: A new study reveals how autophagy in certain immune cells can lead to the immune system attacking the central nervous system. The findings …

Neuroscience

The Latest "Unicorn" Genetically Engineers Everything From Perfume To Food

Biotech startup Ginkgo Bioworks thinks the future of making stuff lies in genetic engineering.<p>Ginkgo Bioworks, the biotech startup that’s genetically engineering microbes to make everything from fragrances to food, is ramping up production with a round of capital that values it at more than $1 …

Biology

Groundbreaking gene therapy trial set to cure hemophilia

A 'cure' for haemophilia is one step closer, following results published in the <i>New England Journal of Medcine</i> of a groundbreaking gene therapy trial …

Medicine

Stem Cell Factor (SCF)- The c-kit ligand

By: Stephen Jones<p>Hematopoiesis is governed by a number of cytokines that promote the survival, proliferation, and differentiation of hematopoietic …

Neuroscience

Genetic sequencing is the future of medicine

<i>Craig Venter, a genetic scientist, led the team that first mapped the human genome. He is founder and CEO of the nonprofit J. Craig Venter Institute on genetic research; co-founder and CEO of Human Longevity Inc.; and founder of Synthetic Genomics Inc.</i><p>LA JOLLA, Calif. — Recent leaps in the …

DNA

Nanoparticles detect and track cancer months before traditional imaging techniques

A team from Rutgers University has devised a ground-breaking new method for detecting tiny cancerous tumors. Using light-emitting nanoparticles the …

Science

Paralysed rats walk again after breakthrough surgery using stem cells from a human's mouth

<b>Scientists have healed a rat's severed spinal cord.</b><p><b>Stem cells from a human’s mouth were used in the process.</b><p><b>Researchers hope to test the pioneering surgery on humans in the future.</b><p>Seeing a rat scurry by would send many people running away screaming, but researchers at Israel's Technion institute of …

Breakthroughs

Researchers May Have Discovered Peanut Allergy Genes

Recent research may have identified the genes that are involved in peanut allergies.<p>Researchers from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City say they …

Medicine

If CRISPR is so amazing, why can't we edit human genes yet? - Science News - ABC News

Few techniques have shaken science quite like CRISPR.<p>The quick, easy and cheap gene editing tool was hailed as the "breakthrough of 2015" by Science …

Genetics

Cutting Edge Gene Therapies: Beta-Thalassemia Breakthroughs (Part I)

ß-thallasemia is a debilitating disease which currently has no cure.<p>Many companies are looking to address this disease using different methods for …

Business

Drug blocks Zika, other mosquito-borne viruses in cell cultures

A new Stanford study details how to shut off proteins in mammalian cells to keep viruses such as Zika, dengue and West Nile from invading.<p>If there …

Biology

Epigenetic Aging Linked to Bipolar Disorder

A new study reports people with bipolar disorder may have accelerated epigenetic aging. The findings could explain why people with bipolar are more …

Biology

'Human chronobiome' study informs timing of drug delivery, precision medicine approaches

Symptoms and efficacy of medications - and indeed, many aspects of the human body itself -- vary by time of day. Physicians tell patients to take …

Biology

Sickle-cell disease gets rush of gene-based research

More than 50 years after the cause of sickle-cell disease was discovered, a dozen treatments for the painful and life-shortening inherited condition offer hope for long-overlooked patients.<p>The disorder, which requires frequent blood transfusions and kills most patients in their 40s, got its name …

Medicine

Genetics and Male Pattern Baldness

Much research went into the genetic component of male exemplar baldness or androgenetic alopecia. Research indicates that susceptibility to premature …

Biology

Epigenetic Barcodes Scanned to Inventory Microbiomes More Exactly | GEN

Taking stock of microbiomes has implications for clinical care, but to date, inventory methods have struggled to identify individual microbial …

Biology

Vertex and CRISPR Therapeutics to Co-Develop and Co-Commercialize CTX001 as CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Edited Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease and β-Thalassemia

BOSTON, CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & ZUG, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: VRTX) and CRISPR Therapeutics AG (NASDAQ: …

Genetics

DNA profiling proves decisive in Perumbavoor case

From bloodstains to a hard pack of beedis, the prosecution relied on 10 key evidences to prove the involvement of Ameerul Islam in the sensational …

Biology

Memory T cells responsible for long-term immunity have been cross-trained

Like employees cross-trained for different jobs, scientists have the strongest evidence yet that memory T cells responsible for long-term immune …

Neuroscience

Activation mechanism of the calcium-activated chloride channel TMEM16A revealed by cryo-EM

Letter<p>Cristina Paulino<br>• , Valeria Kalienkova<br>• , Andy K. M. Lam<br>• , Yvonne Neldner<br>• & Raimund Dutzler<p><i>Nature</i><br>• doi:10.1038/nature24652<br>• Download Citation<p>Received:<p>20 …

Biology

Personalized Beauty with the Home DNA Skin Care Test

<i>Unlock the secret to your skin’s full potential.</i><p>This post is sponsored by Home DNA. All reviews and opinions are my own. I only share products I use …

Skin Care

Genome sequence expands on the story of the extinct Tasmanian tiger

Hunted to extinction by early European settlers in Australia, the Tasmanian tiger (or thylacine) tells a cautionary tale of conservation, but …

Science

Studies on meat color, myoglobin content, enzyme activities, and genes associated with oxidative potential of pigs slaughtered at different growth stages.

INTRODUCTION<p>Appearance, nutrition, flavor, hygiene, and security all contribute<br>to the perception of pork quality [1]. Meat color is the first …

Biology

Irish DNA map reveals history's imprint

<b>Scientists have unveiled a detailed genetic map of Ireland, revealing subtle DNA differences that may reflect historic events.</b><p>In their sample of the Irish population, the researchers identified 10 genetic groupings - clusters - that roughly mirror ancient boundaries.<p>The results also suggest the …

Archaeology