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Brussels scientists developed an AI method to improve rare disease diagnosis
A team of Belgian researchers, led by the ULB-VUB's 'Interuniversity Institute of Bioinformatics' (or IBĀ²) in Brussels, has developed an AI method to identify potential genetic causes of rare diseases, based on computer analysis. (2019-06-05)
A more accurate, low-cost 39 GHz beamforming transceiver for 5G communications
Researchers at Tokyo Tech and NEC Corporation, Japan, present a 39 GHz transceiver with built-in calibration for fifth-generation (5G) applications. (2019-06-03)
CRISPR baby mutation significantly increases mortality
Six months ago, a Chinese scientist announced that he had edited the genomes of two babies born last year. (2019-06-03)
Lithium boosts muscle strength in mice with rare muscular dystrophy
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that lithium improves muscle size and strength in mice with a rare form of muscular dystrophy that causes weakness in the shoulders and hips. (2019-06-03)
Can computers make decisions like humans? A new study may have the answer
A team of British researchers has developed a method that enables computers to make decisions in a way that is more similar to humans. (2019-06-03)
DNA tests for patients move closer with genome analysis advance
Diseases caused by genetic changes could be detected more readily thanks to an advance in DNA analysis software developed by experts at the University of Edinburgh and the European Bioinformatics Institute at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. (2019-05-30)
Genomics of Isle Royale wolves reveal impacts of inbreeding
A new paper explores the genetic signatures of a pair of wolves isolated on Isle Royale, a remote national park in Lake Superior. (2019-05-29)
Surprisingly, inbred isle royale wolves dwindle because of fewer harmful genes
The tiny, isolated gray wolf population on Isle Royale has withered to near-extinction, but not because each animal carries a large number of harmful genes, according to a new genetic analysis. (2019-05-29)
High LDL linked to early-onset Alzheimer's
Researchers with the Atlanta VA and Emory University found a link between high LDL cholesterol and early-onset Alzheimer's disease. (2019-05-28)
New mutations for herbicide resistance rarer than expected, study finds
New evidence suggests that herbicide resistance in weeds is more likely to occur from pre-existing genetic variation than from new mutations. (2019-05-28)
Infection biology: Signs of selection in the stomach
Helicobacter pylori, a globally distributed gastric bacterium, is genetically highly adaptable. (2019-05-24)
New approaches to study the genetics of autism spectrum disorder may lead to new therapies
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is highly variable disorder, both in its presentation and in its genetics -- hundreds of risk genes have been identified. (2019-05-24)
Climate change affects the genetic diversity of a species
What effects does climate change have on the genetic diversity of living organisms? (2019-05-23)
A new genetic tool to modify and understand gene function
CNIC scientists have developed a new genetic tool that significantly facilitates the study of gene function in physiological conditions and disease. (2019-05-22)
Defects in cellular antennae can cause a common heart condition
Katelynn Toomer and colleagues have discovered that defects in tiny, hair-like cellular structures can lead to mitral valve prolapse (MVP), a common heart disorder that affects up to one in 40 people worldwide. (2019-05-22)
Using fruit flies to identify new treatment for a colorectal cancer patient
Erdem Bangi and colleagues demonstrate a new approach to developing personalized therapy for a patient with treatment-resistant colorectal cancer: using a fruit fly genetically modified with a patient's own cancer mutations to test candidate treatments. (2019-05-22)
River valleys helped shape current genetic landscape of Han Chinese
The Han Chinese are the world's largest ethnic group, making up 91.6% of modern-day China. (2019-05-21)
Study explains why some parasitic worms persist in people
A new study co-led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln may explain why some people struggle to expel parasitic worms that infect their intestines. (2019-05-21)
Climate change has long-term impact on species adaptability
Historic climate change events can have a lasting impact on the genetic diversity of a species, reveals a new study on the alpine marmot. (2019-05-20)
Owning a dog is influenced by our genetic make-up
A team of Swedish and British scientists have studied the heritability of dog ownership using information from 35,035 twin pairs from the Swedish Twin Registry. (2019-05-17)
Blood biopsy: New technique enables detailed genetic analysis of cancer cells
A new way to cleanly separate out cancer cells from a blood sample enables comprehensive genetic profiling of the cancer cells, which could help doctors target tumors and monitor treatments more effectively. (2019-05-15)
New research identifies patterns of tree distribution in African savannas
According to a new study published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, airborne surveys show that, on a large scale, the spatial arrangement of savanna trees follows distinct patterns that can be described mathematically regardless of variation in environmental factors. (2019-05-14)
Does health care help us live longer?
A widely cited statistic suggests that health care services account for only a small percentage of the variation in American life expectancy. (2019-05-14)
Five things to know about melanoma
'Five things to know about ... melanoma' in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) provides a brief overview of this malignant skin cancer for physicians and patients. (2019-05-13)
Researchers find evolutionary backing in analysis of mammalian vertebrae
Differences in numbers of vertebrae are most extreme in mammals which do not rely on running and leaping, such as those adapted to suspensory locomotion like apes and sloths, a team of anthropologists has concluded. (2019-05-13)
BU finds screenings for social determinants of health need to be tailored to clinics
An estimated 70 percent of the variation in healthcare outcomes is attributable to social determinants----but it is only in recent years that healthcare settings have begun formally looking at these factors to better understand and treat patients. (2019-05-13)
Athletes with sickle cell traits are at more risk to collapse: here's why
A genetic variation known to affect sickle cell disease might be the reason why some college football players experience adverse clinical outcomes during periods of extreme physical exertion and others do not. (2019-05-09)
Personalized 'Eye-in-a-Dish' models reveal genetic underpinnings of macular degeneration
Using stem cells derived from six people, UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers recapitulated retinal cells in the lab. (2019-05-09)
Fragmented turtles
Scientists looked at how fragmentation is affecting critically endangered Dahl's toad headed turtle (Mesoclemmys dahli) a forest-stream specialist found only in Colombia. (2019-05-09)
New avenues for improving modern wheat
Since the Agricultural Revolution about 12,000 years ago, humans have been selectively breeding plants with desirable traits such as high grain yield and disease resistance. (2019-05-08)
The secrets of secretion: isolating eucalyptus genes for oils, biofuel
Close genetic analysis of 480 blue mallee eucalyptus plants provides clues to modify cultivars for greater yield, whether for essential oils or jet fuel. (2019-05-08)
The winter weather window that is costing rapeseed growers millions
UK rapeseed growers are losing up to a quarter of their crop yield each year because of temperature rises during an early-winter weather window. (2019-05-06)
Cryptic mutation is cautionary tale for crop gene editing
Unexpected interactions between mutations can be a thorn in the side for plant breeders. (2019-05-06)
Researchers crack the peanut genome
Working to understand the genetics of peanut disease resistance and yield, researchers led by scientists at the University of Georgia have uncovered the peanut's unlikely and complicated evolution. (2019-05-02)
A model to decipher the complexity of gene regulation
SysGenetiX project (UNIGE/UNIL) aimed to investigate the regulatory elements, as well as the manifold interactions between them and with genes, with the ultimate goal of understanding the mechanisms that render some people more predisposed to manifesting particular diseases than others. (2019-05-02)
Gulf killifish adapts to pollution with help of gene exchange with non-native cousin
The Gulf killifish of Galveston Bay, Texas, was both nearly doomed to local extinction by humans transforming its home to a toxic soup, and also rescued by humans -- through their accidental introduction of an invasive fish genetically armed with pollution-resistant traits. (2019-05-02)
Hybridization leads to pollution tolerance in fish from polluted Houston ship channel
Recent hybridization of the Gulf killifish -- a large minnow common in the heavily polluted Houston Ship Channel -- has enabled the species to adapt rapidly to extreme pollution, a Baylor University study has found. (2019-05-02)
Study reveals link between starch digestion gene, gut bacteria
A newly discovered relationship between genetic variation and the gut microbiome could help nutritionists personalize their recommendations. (2019-05-02)
'Exotic' genes may improve cotton yield and quality
Improving cotton quality can have ramifications for $12B US cotton trade industry. (2019-05-01)
Narwhals have endured a million years with low genetic diversity, and they're thriving
Danish researchers have sequenced the genome of a narwhal, the Arctic whale famous for the horn-like tusk protruding from its forehead. (2019-05-01)
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