Updated : Nov 07, 2019 in Research Articles

Personalized gene networks enhance study of disease

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine have developed a new method to model how genes interact with each other – and it may someday…

Updated : Oct 28, 2019 in Research Articles

New Clues as to Why Mutations in the MYH9 Gene Cause a Broad Spectrum of Disorders in Humans

New Clues as to Why Mutations in the MYH9 Gene Cause Broad Spectrum of Disorders in Humans  Researchers use in vivo imaging to watch how…

Updated : Oct 15, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Shellfish Expert Available to Discuss East Coast Oyster Breeding Project

New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 15, 2019) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick shellfish geneticist Ximing Guo is available to comment on a five-year Rutgers-led consortium project to…

Updated : Sep 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Skin-Cells-Turned-to-Heart-Cells Help Unravel Genetic Underpinnings of Cardiac Function

Genome-wide association studies have uncovered more than 500 genetic variants linked to heart function, everything from heart rate to irregular rhythms that can lead to…

Updated : Sep 24, 2019 in Research Articles

GW Cancer Center Researchers Find Potential Therapeutic Target for Prostate Cancers with PTEN Mutation

PTEN, a tumor suppressor gene mutated in approximately 20% of primary prostate cancers, and in as many as 50% of androgen deprivation-resistant prostate cancers, relies…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

80% cut in antibiotics entering Thames is needed to avoid surge in superbugs

The amount of antibiotics entering the River Thames would need to be cut by as much as 80 per cent to avoid the development and…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Unique multi-institute research to harness untapped reservoir of plant genes for bioenergy

ST. LOUIS, MO, September 3, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a major initiative important for the development of bioenergy crops…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Discovered a factor that predicts long survival in brain tumor

The discoveries in the cellular and molecular biology of cancer, the development of drugs against specific genetic mutations, and the emergence of immunotherapy are allowing…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Genes reveal kinship between 3 victims of Mongol army in 1238 massacre

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Archaeology have used DNA testing to prove close…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Undercover evolution

Providing a glimpse the hidden workings of evolution, a group of researchers at UC Santa Barbara have discovered that embryos that appear the same can…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists use advanced imaging to map uncharted area of genome

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 3, 2019) - Using advanced imaging techniques, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have mapped a previously uncharted region…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

National study seeks earlier diagnosis of ATTR cardiac amyloidosis in minorities

BOSTON - Researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), in collaboration with Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), are…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

$2M from NIH to extract meaningful data from CRISPR screens

Protein-coding genes comprise a mere 1% of DNA. While the other 99% of DNA was once derided as "junk," it has become increasingly apparent that…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Researchers identify a gene linked to needing less sleep

The genetics of circadian rhythms have been well studied in recent years, but much less is known about other types of genes that play a…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

New insights into genetic basis of bird migration

A gene newly associated with the migratory patterns of golden-winged and blue-winged warblers could lend insight into the longstanding question of how birds migrate across…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

After 10-year search, scientists find second ‘short sleep’ gene

After a decade of searching, the UC San Francisco scientists who identified the only human gene known to promote "natural short sleep" -- lifelong, nightly…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

U of T researchers engineer antibodies that unlock body’s regenerative potential

Our body makes antibodies to fight infections. But the synthetic versions of these molecules could hold the key to stimulating the body's ability to regenerate.…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

These albino lizards are the world’s first gene-edited reptiles

Meet the world's first gene-edited reptiles: albino lizards roughly the size of your index finger. Researchers used CRISPR-Cas9 to make the lizards, providing a technique…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Prehistoric puma poo reveals oldest parasite DNA ever recorded

A team of Argentinian scientists from the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) made the discovery after studying a coprolite taken from a…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Gene linked to autism undergoes changes in men’s sperm after pot use

DURHAM, N.C. - A specific gene associated with autism appears to undergo changes in the sperm of men who use marijuana, according to new research…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Gene mutations coordinate to drive malignancy in lung cancer

Scientists have shown exactly how mutations in two different genes coordinate to drive the development of malignant lung tumors, according to a new report in…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Mediating the trade-off — How plants decide between growth or defense

Grow or defend yourself - a decision plants need to make on a daily basis, due to their inability to do both simultaneously. For a…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Monster tumbleweed: Invasive new species is here to stay

A new species of gigantic tumbleweed once predicted to go extinct is not only here to stay -- it's likely to expand its territory. The…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Hi-tech bacteria gene tool could prove productive, study finds

Bacteria could be used to produce large quantities of medicines and fuels using a new gene programming technique, research suggests. The powerful method could enable…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Oncologists echo findings that suggest a reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence

Oncologists at VCU Massey Cancer Center were invited to co-author an editorial published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology providing expert commentary on findings from…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Grant awarded to MDI Biological Laboratory scientist James A. Coffman, Ph.D.

BAR HARBOR, MAINE -- The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that James A. Coffman, Ph.D. , has received a two-year grant totaling $166,000 from the…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

High-fat diet in utero protects against Alzheimer’s later, Temple team shows in mice

(Philadelphia, PA) - A high-fat diet can carry health risks, but for mothers-to-be, it may make all the difference when it comes to Alzheimer's disease…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists have found longevity biomarkers

An international group of scientists studied the effects of 17 different lifespan-extending interventions on gene activity in mice and discovered genetic biomarkers of longevity. The…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

A novel technology for genome-editing a broad range of mutations in live organisms

LA JOLLA--(August 23, 2019) The ability to edit genes in living organisms offers the opportunity to treat a plethora of inherited diseases. However, many types…

Updated : Aug 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

Carriers of Alzheimer’s genetic marker have greater difficulty harnessing past knowledge

Adults carrying a gene associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease had a harder time accessing recently acquired knowledge, even though they didn't show…

Updated : Aug 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

Bacterial sex drives evolution of microbes to conquer and colonize the gut

In a pioneer study now published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science - USA , led by Isabel Gordo research team, from the…

Updated : Aug 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

Obesity embargo alert for September 2019

All print, broadcast and online journalists who receive the Obesity embargo alert agree to abide by the embargo and may not publish, post, broadcast or…

Updated : Aug 15, 2019 in Research Articles

Moderate to Heavy Drinking During Pregnancy Alters Genes in Newborns, Mothers

Mothers who drink moderate to high levels of alcohol during pregnancy may be changing their babies’ DNA, according to a Rutgers-led study. “Our findings may…

Updated : Aug 15, 2019 in Research Articles

Moderate to Heavy Drinking During Pregnancy Alters Genes in Newborns, Mothers

Mothers who drink moderate to high levels of alcohol during pregnancy may be changing their babies’ DNA, according to a Rutgers-led study. “Our findings may…

Updated : Aug 15, 2019 in Research Articles

Moderate to Heavy Drinking During Pregnancy Alters Genes in Newborns, Mothers

Mothers who drink moderate to high levels of alcohol during pregnancy may be changing their babies’ DNA, according to a Rutgers-led study. “Our findings may…

Updated : Aug 13, 2019 in Research Articles

Single Enzyme Helps Drive Inflammation in Mice, Provides Target for New Sepsis Drugs

Sepsis occurs when the body goes overboard in its attempt to fight off an infection. Immune cells rush in, overreact and wreak havoc on tissues…

Updated : Aug 07, 2019 in Research Articles

Promising Clinical Trial Results for Drug for Rare Disease in Which Patients Can’t Eat Fat

People with familial chylomicronemia syndrome are born with a genetic mutation that means they can’t produce an enzyme called lipoprotein lipase. Without the enzyme, their…

Updated : Aug 07, 2019 in Research Articles

Gene mutation combo linked to common cancer in women

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University researchers, in collaboration with the Van Andel Institute, have identified a combination of two gene mutations that is…