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December 5, 2019

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Some of the same mutations allowing humans to fend off deadly infections also make us more prone to certain inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as Crohn's disease. ... read more
Wrinkles on the skin of a microscopic worm might provide the key to a longer, healthier life for humans. Working with Caenorhabditis elegans, a transparent nematode found in ... read more
A phase three clinical trial determined that a 3-drug combination improved lung function and reduced symptoms in cystic ... read more
The evolution of dietary and hygienic habits in Western countries is associated with a decrease in the bacteria that help in digestion. These very bacteria were also found in ... read more
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Dramatic Transition in Streptomyces Life Cycle Explained in New Discovery

Streptomyces bacteria are our primary source of antibiotics, which are produced in the transition from vegetative growth to sporulation in a complex developmental life ... read more

Fine-Tuning Gene Expression During Stress Recovery

Scientists have discovered non-coding RNA has a novel role to fine-tune gene expressions during stress recovery, getting closer to uncovering a 30-year-old nuclear ... read more

Combine Chemical Probe Resources to Optimize Biomedical Research, Scientists Urge

A new report urges biomedical researchers to use online web resources very carefully, taking into account their complementary benefits and weaknesses, when selecting small-molecule chemical probes to ... read more

Machine-Guided Engineering of AAV Capsids

Taking a more systematic approach to the capsid protein-engineering problem, researchers mutated one by one each of the 735 amino acids within the AAV2 capsid, the best-known member of the AAV ... read more

Scientists Now Know What DNA's Chaperone Looks Like

Researchers have discovered the structure of the FACT protein -- a mysterious protein central to the functioning of ... read more

Gene Discovery in Fruit Flies Could Help Search for New Treatments for Mitochondrial Disease

Scientists have identified a protein in fruit flies that can be targeted to reverse the effects of disease-causing mutations in mitochondrial genes. The discovery could provide clues about how to ... read more

Dance of the RNases: Coordinating the Removal of RNA-DNA Hybrids

Scientists have deciphered how two enzymes, RNase H2 and RNase H1, are coordinated to remove RNA-DNA hybrid structures from ... read more

Swiss Army Knife for Genome Research

Multifunctional tool CRUP makes enhancer prediction quick and ... read more

Once Hidden Cellular Structures Emerge in Fight Against Viruses

A researcher describes how a cellular structure that was once lost to science combats attacks waged in the 'world's oldest ... read more

Building a Better Flu Shot

Getting the flu shot can reduce the chances of infection. But, at best, the vaccine is only effective 40% to 60% of the time, according to the CDC. Now researchers have data that show how cellular ... read more

Cutting Neurodegeneration Associated With Dementia, in Animal Models

Korean research team made up of Dr. Hyung-Jun Kim and Shinrye Lee of KBRI, and professor Kiyoung Kim of Soonchunhyang University, found a new molecular mechanism of suppressing neuronal toxicity ... read more

Environmental Enrichment Corrects Errors in Brain Development

Environmental enrichment can partially correct miswired neurons in the visual pathway, according to new ... read more

Consistent Gene Changes in Alzheimer's Disease Across Studies

A comparison of mouse Alzheimer's disease models shows changes in the number of cells and the genes they express remain consistent throughout all stages of the ... read more

Smoker-Survivor Genes May Have Long Ancestral History of Fighting Toxins

Longevity genes that helped humans survive ancient airborne toxins may be the same genes that make humans resilient to pollution from fossil fuels and cigarette smoke today, according to a new ... read more

Using Gene Scissors to Detect Diseases

Researchers present sensor prototype that can rapidly, precisely, and cost-effectively measure molecular signals for ... read more

New Approach to Treating Incurable Leukemia in Children Discovered

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common form of cancer affecting children in Switzerland and, unfortunately, is often incurable. Researchers have now found a way to stop the driving force ... read more

Tiny Devices Made of DNA Detect Cancer With Fewer False Alarms

A new cancer-detecting tool uses tiny circuits made of DNA to identify cancer cells by the molecular signature on their surface. The circuits work by attaching to the outside of a cell and analyzing ... read more

DNA Repeats -- The Genome's Dark Matter

First direct analysis of pathogenic sequence repeats in the human ... read more

Wound Healing in Mucous Tissues Could Ward Off AIDS

Wound healing in mucous tissues during early infection by Simian Immunodeficiency Virus guards some primate species against developing AIDS. Both HIV and SIV provoke an immune response that injures ... read more

Genetic Studies Reveal How Rat Lungworm Evolves

Rat lungworm is a parasitic disease, spread through contaminated food, which affects the brain and spinal cord. Now, researchers report that a detail analysis of the genetics of the rat lungworm ... read more

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