Updated : Jan 17, 2020 in Research Articles

Domestic Mallards Gone Wild

A recent study published in the journal Molecular Ecology presents significant findings related to the genetic makeup of two North American iconic ducks: mallards and…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Expert Pitch

‘Are Noncommunicable Diseases Communicable?’ Rutgers Experts Available to Discuss Paper in Science Today

New Brunswick, N.J. (Jan. 16, 2020) – Rutgers professors Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello and Martin J. Blaser are available to discuss a paper in the journal Science…

Updated : Jan 15, 2020 in Research Articles

Global Team Enables Child With a Fatal Genetic Disease to Recover

Contact: Kathryn Ullman Mount Sinai Press [email protected] Global Team Enables Child With a Fatal Genetic Disease to Recover (New York, NY – January 16, 2019) –…

Updated : Jan 14, 2020 in Research Articles

Large Study of Subtle, Rare Genetic Differences Reveals Several New Clinically Relevant Targets for Variety of Diseases

Philadelphia, January 14, 2020 – While subtle differences in the number of genes copied from one individual and passed down to the next can be…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Genetic Differences Help Distinguish Type 1 Diabetes in Children from “Type 1.5” Diabetes in Adults

Philadelphia, January, 2020—A multi-center team of researchers led by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has discovered a genetic signature that could help distinguish an adult-onset…

Updated : Jan 03, 2020 in Feature

Drug Trial Seeking First Ever Treatment for Dangerous Side Effect of Prader-Willi Syndrome

One in every 15,000 children is affected by Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a complex, genetic endocrine condition caused by a disorder of chromosome 15. It’s non-inheritable, meaning…

Updated : Dec 23, 2019 in Research Articles

Measuring Mutations in Sperm May Reveal Risk for Autism in Future Children

The causes of autism spectrum disorder or ASD are not fully understood; researchers believe both genetics and environment play a role. In some cases, the…

Updated : Dec 02, 2019 in Research Tip Sheet

Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, December 2019

Manufacturing – Lightning strike out  Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory demonstrated that an additively manufactured polymer layer, when applied to carbon fiber reinforced plastic,…

Updated : Nov 21, 2019 in Research Articles

Non-Coding DNA Located Outside Chromosomes May Help Drive Glioblastoma

One of the ways a cancer-causing gene works up enough power to turn a normal cell into a cancer cell is by copying itself over…

Updated : Nov 21, 2019 in Announcement

NINDS Awards Coriell Institute for Medical Research $7.7 Million Contract

Coriell Institute for Medical Research has been awarded a $7.7 million contract by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the…

Updated : Nov 20, 2019 in Research Articles

Vicious Circles: Ring-shaped DNA Provides Cancer Cells with a Malignant Twist

Deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA encodes information, not only in its sequence but also in its shape. Building upon previous revelatory work, a team of scientists,…

Updated : Nov 18, 2019 in Announcement

Ohio State’s Heart and Vascular Center Names 2019 Schottenstein Laureate

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Center has named Dr. Dan Roden, senior vice president for Personalized Medicine…

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,…