Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Genetic Variation in Individual Brain Cell Types May Predict Disease Risk

One might think that the primary cause of most genetically linked diseases comes from mutations in coding DNA — alterations in coding regions of the…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

It’s a fecal sequel: New research from interdisciplinary team expands the answers we can get from bat guano

Here’s the thing about bats: They can fly. And they do that in the dark. Those two factors make bats, which make up 20 percent…

Updated : Nov 12, 2019 in Research Articles

Songbirds sing species-specific songs

The generation of species-specific singing in songbirds is associated with species-specific patterns of gene activity in brain regions called song nuclei, according to a study…

Updated : Nov 06, 2019 in Research Articles

Helping quinoa brave the heat

November 6, 2019 – Quinoa is a healthy food many know and love. As its popularity grows, more farmers are interested in planting it. However, the…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Announcement

Mount Sinai Launches New Precision Wellness ‘N1’ App

Contact: Renatt BrodskyMount Sinai Press Office212 [email protected] Mount Sinai Launches New Precision Wellness ‘N1’ App A medical science tool for individuals to compare the effectiveness of…

Updated : Oct 29, 2019 in Research Articles

Popular third-party genetic genealogy site is vulnerable to compromised data, impersonations

FROM: Sarah McQuate University of Washington 206-543-2580 [email protected] (NOTE: Researcher contact information at end) For Immediate Release Oct. 29, 2019 Popular third-party genetic genealogy site…

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 28, 2019 in Research Articles

Who will get depressed under intense stress? Study shows promise of genetic risk prediction

Depression doesn’t come from one gene, one life event, or one personality trait. That’s what makes it so hard to predict, prevent or treat effectively.…

Updated : Oct 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Scientists Find Molecular Key to Body Making Healthy T Cells

CINCINNATI – In a finding that could help lead to new therapies for immune diseases like multiple sclerosis and IBD, scientists report in the Journal…

Updated : Oct 17, 2019 in Feature

New Precision Immunotherapy Clinic Matches Patients to Latest Cancer Therapies

A third occurrence of colon cancer and a failed immunotherapy clinical trial left Gordon Levine confined to a wheelchair with large tumors in his right…

Updated : Oct 17, 2019 in Research Articles

New genetic link found for some forms of SIDS

A genetic link has now been found for some instances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome,  or SIDS. The new UW Medicine research study is the first…

Updated : Oct 16, 2019 in Research Articles

X marks the spot: recombination in structurally distinct chromosomes

KANSAS CITY, MO-Two years ago, scientists from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research reported the 3D structure of the synaptonemal complex in the fruit fly…

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 : Oct 03, 2019 in Research Articles

Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar

The black cottonwood tree, or Populus trichocarpa (poplar), serves as a model organism for scientists studying the structure, growth, development, and genetics of plants. Poplar was…

Updated : Oct 03, 2019 in Research Articles

New Study Discovers the Three-Dimensional Structure of the Genome Replication Machine

Mount Sinai researchers have discovered how the enzyme DNA polymerase delta works to duplicate the genome that cells hand down from one generation to the…

Updated : Oct 03, 2019 in Research Articles

Genetics Researchers Find New Neurodevelopmental Syndrome

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE Until Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, 11 a.m. Eastern U.S. time   Contact: John Ascenzi Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia  (267) 426-6055 [email protected]  …

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 30, 2019 in Announcement

Researchers Receive $18 Million Grant to Study Connection Between Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Parkinson’s Disease

PHILADELPHIA – The Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) at the University of Pennsylvania has received a grant expected to total $18.1 million to study…

Updated : Sep 24, 2019 in Research Articles

We Are All Mutants, More or Less

SALT LAKE CITY - Everyone is a mutant but some are prone to diverge more than others, report scientists at University of Utah Health. At…

Updated : Sep 24, 2019 in Feature

Upcoming: Embracing the Digital Environment Meeting

September 24, 2019 – The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America will host Embracing the Digital…

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 12, 2019 in Research Articles

Predictors of Response to Guadecitabine Found in Relapsed/Refractory AML Patients

Patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a leukemia which arises from bone marrow tissue, often see remission following their initial treatment, but for patients whose…

Updated : Sep 11, 2019 in Research Articles

Breeders release new flaxseed cultivar with higher yield

September 11, 2019 - The small but mighty flaxseed has many health benefits for humans, as well as other important uses. Yield, and therefore profits,…

Updated : Sep 10, 2019 in Research Articles

How the Eyes Might Be Windows to the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) begins to alter and damage the brain years — even decades — before symptoms appear, making early identification of AD risk paramount…

Updated : Sep 09, 2019 in Feature

U.S. Department of Energy Taps Danforth Plant Science Center for Research To Improve Sorghum as a Bioenergy Crop

ST. LOUIS, MO, September 9, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through its Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) has launched a…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Study Maps Genetics of Early Progression in TB

While the vast majority of the 1.8 billion people infected with the TB bacterium never experience active disease, an estimated 5 to 15 percent do…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists to use advances in 3D imaging to predict effects of rising CO2 levels on crops

ST. LOUIS, MO, September 4, 2019 - Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are higher than at any point in the past 800,000 years and in 2017,…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Discovered a molecule that regulates the development of cancer in a variety of tumors

Sonia Guil, leader of the Regulatory and Chromatin RNA group of Josep Carreras Leukemia Research Institute, and Lourdes Farré of ProCURE (Idibell) have discovered an…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Honorees of the prestigious 2019 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists announced

The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences announced today the three Winners and six Finalists of the 2019 Blavatnik Regional Awards…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Depression breakthrough

Major depressive disorder - referred to colloquially as the 'black dog' - has been identified as a genetic cause for 20 distinct diseases, providing vital…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

The argument for sexual selection in bacteria

The evolutionary pressure to pass on DNA can produce behavior that otherwise makes no sense in a struggle to survive. Rams bash heads in fights…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

DNA repair: Opening the hatch to heal the break

Various types of DNA damage can have serious repercussions, both for the individual cells in which they occur and for the organism as a whole.…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

NIH, Cincinnati Children’s scientists develop possible strategy for cancer drug resistance

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have devised a potential treatment against a common type of leukemia that…

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 : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Human flourishing in an age of gene editing

International uproar followed the recent birth of the first babies created from embryos whose genomes had been edited with a breakthrough technology. Another scientist has…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Fat-Absorbing XX Chromosomes Raise Heart Disease Risk in Women

New research at the University of Kentucky has confirmed that the presence of XX sex chromosomes increases the amount of fat circulating in the blood,…

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

Breast cancer gene a potential target for childhood liver cancer treatment

Osaka, Japan - Hepatoblastoma is a rare form of liver cancer affecting just a few individuals per million. However, it is the leading cause of…

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

Corals take control of nitrogen recycling

Corals are shown to recycle their own waste ammonium using a surprising source of glucose--a finding that reveals more about the relationship between corals and…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Why fruit flies eat practically anything

Japan -- Say hello to the common fruit fly: a regular guest in all our homes, feasting on that banana peel you tossed into the…

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

ERC awards €1.5 million to research into rhabdoid tumors

Rhabdoid tumors are aggressive tumors that occur in the brain, kidneys and soft tissues. Every year five to ten children in the Netherlands are diagnosed…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Lifestyle, not genetics, explains most premature heart disease

Paris, France - 2 Sept 2019: Physical inactivity, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol play a greater role than genetics in many young…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

A comprehensive catalogue of human digestive tract bacteria

The human digestive tract is home to thousands of different strains of bacteria. Many of these are beneficial, while others contribute to health problems such…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Toxic frogs with weak defenses persist in the gene pool alongside stronger competitors

Diversity is a hallmark of life and it shows up in unexpected places. A multi-national team of evolutionary biologists investigated how two types of poison…

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 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Discovery paves the way for earlier detection of type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that typically emerges before the age of 20, wipes out the body's ability to produce insulin--a hormone that's essential…