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Hop to it: Researchers evaluate rabbits' evolved resistance to myxoma virus
Partnering with the University of Cambridge and several other research institutes, Biodesign researchers, as part of Grant McFadden's Center of for Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy, validated the role of specific rabbit genes in contributing to this acquired resistance in research published in Science Magazine. (2019-02-14)
Cross-species cancer comparison uncovers new drug targets, study reveals
Mucosal melanoma arises in non-skin locations such as sinuses, nasal passages and mouth. (2019-02-12)
Scientists discover genes that help harmful bacteria thwart treatment
A Rutgers-led team has discovered two genes that make some strains of harmful Staphyloccocus bacteria resistant to treatment by copper, a potent and frequently used antibacterial agent. (2019-02-08)
Shedding light on zebrafish daily rhythms: Clock gene functions revealed
Researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) used zebrafish to study the effects of knocking out three clock genes, Cry1a, Cry2a, and Per2. (2019-02-06)
Male Y chromosomes not 'genetic wastelands'
Researchers from the University of Rochester have found a way to sequence a large portion of the Y chromosome in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster--the most that the Y chromosome has been assembled in fruit flies. (2019-02-06)
Study reveals unsettling multidrug antibiotic resistance in remote Arctic soil microbes
Analysis of soil samples the University of Kansas' Jennifer Roberts collected in the Kongsfjorden region of Svalbard, Norway, shows antibiotic-resistant genes have transferred into soil-microbe populations in one of Earth's most remote locations. (2019-02-05)
Differences in water temperature can create new marine species
Warm and cool water temperatures over a long stretch of coastline cause new species of marine fish to evolve without being isolated from similar types of fish nearby, according to a new international study. (2019-02-05)
Rapid gene cloning technique will transform crop disease protection
Researchers have pioneered a new method which allows them to rapidly recruit disease resistance genes from wild plants and transfer them into domestic crops. (2019-02-04)
Harvesting wild genes gives crops renewed resistance to disease
A global alliance of researchers has pioneered a new method to rapidly recruit disease-resistance genes from wild plants for transfer into domestic crops. (2019-02-04)
Drug target identified for chemotherapy-resistant ovarian, breast cancer
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may have found a path toward improving the effectiveness of chemotherapy in people with breast or ovarian cancer caused by defects in one of the BRCA genes. (2019-02-04)
Heavy drinking may change DNA -- Leading to increased craving for alcohol
Binge and heavy drinking may trigger a long-lasting genetic change, resulting in an even greater craving for alcohol, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. (2019-01-29)
Big data provides clues for characterizing immunity in Japanese
Osaka University researchers used various sets of large-scale data to characterize the variation and phenotypic associations of an immunity-related gene region in the Japanese. (2019-01-28)
Making 'sense' of the 'cart before the horse' in mammalian cells.
Researchers show that antisense RNA can mediated the formation of fusion genes. (2019-01-28)
Noisy gene atlas to help reveal how plants 'hedge their bets' in race for survival
Plant scientists at the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University have built a gene expression atlas that maps the 'noisy genes' of genetically identical plants. (2019-01-24)
Study of archaeal cells could teach us more about ourselves
Researchers wanted to better understand the archaeal cell by studying Sulfolobus islandicus, an archaeal microorganism that is found in geothermal hot springs. (2019-01-24)
Study identifies new genes associated with the leading cause of blindness
A new study, published in Clinical Epigenetics, identifies genes associated with Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) that could represent new targets for future drug development. (2019-01-22)
Chaos in the body tunes up your immune system
Chaos in bodily regulation can optimize our immune system according to a recent discovery made by researchers at the University of Copenhagen's Niels Bohr Institute. (2019-01-16)
Genes reveal clues about people's potential life expectancy
Scientists say they can predict whether a person can expect to live longer or die sooner than average, by looking at their DNA. (2019-01-15)
Differences in genes' geographic origin influence mitochondrial function
A new study explores whether interactions between genomes found in the nucleus and in the mitochondria of a cell could be altered when genes of different geographic origins are brought together. (2019-01-14)
Researchers uncover new mechanism of gene regulation involved in tumor progression
Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona, Spain, have discovered a new mechanism controlling the expression of a set of genes important for cell proliferation and tumor progression. (2019-01-08)
Fighting another virus? Blame your parents
Genetics may play a bigger role in the body's disease-fighting ability than scientists previously thought, according to the results from a new study of twins in Queensland, Australia. (2019-01-08)
Anxiety-depressive disorder changes brain genes activity
Russian neuroscientists discovered that anxiety-depressive disorder in mice is associated with impaired energy metabolism in the brain. (2019-01-07)
A little squid sheds light on evolution with bacteria
In a new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international team of researchers, led by UConn associate professor of molecular and cell biology Spencer Nyholm, sequenced the genome of this little squid to identify unique evolutionary footprints in symbiotic organs, yielding clues about how organs that house bacteria are especially suited for this partnership. (2019-01-07)
300 blind mice uncover genetic causes of eye disease
Hundreds of new genes linked to blindness and other vision disorders have been identified in a screen of mouse strains. (2018-12-21)
Science's 2018 Breakthrough of the Year: Tracking development cell by cell
Science has chosen single-cell analyses of gene activity through time as its 2018 Breakthrough of the Year, honoring a trifecta of methods that together are enabling researchers to determine, at the individual cell level, which genes are turned on and off as an early embryo develops. (2018-12-20)
X chromosome: how genetics becomes egalitarian
In cell biology, men and women are unequal: men have an X chromosome, while women have two. (2018-12-19)
Mysteries of the primrose unraveled
Plant scientists at the University of East Anglia have succeeded in unraveling the complete genome sequence of the common primrose -- the plant whose reproductive biology captivated the Victorian naturalist Charles Darwin. (2018-12-18)
Melbourne geneticists make new discovery about how a baby's sex is determined
Medical researchers at Melbourne's Murdoch Children's Research Institute have made a new discovery about how a baby's sex is determined -- it's not just about the X-Y chromosomes, but involves a 'regulator' that increases or decreases the activity of genes which decide if we become male or female. (2018-12-14)
Biologists shed new light on an old question
For nearly 100 years biologists have argued about how exactly natural selection can possibly work. (2018-12-12)
A future for red wolves may be found on Galveston Island
Red wolves, once nearly extinct, again teeter on the abyss. (2018-12-11)
Hair colour gene study sheds new light on roots of redheads' locks
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have discovered eight additional genes linked to red hair, helping to solve a mystery of how redheads inherit their flaming locks. (2018-12-10)
Parrot genome analysis reveals insights into longevity, cognition
Parrots are famously talkative, and a blue-fronted Amazon parrot named Moises -- or at least its genome -- is telling scientists volumes about the longevity and highly developed cognitive abilities that give parrots so much in common with humans. (2018-12-06)
A mechanistic approach to neuroblastoma prognosis and risk
A new study reveals key molecular indicators that could help doctors select the best form of treatment for patients with neuroblastoma -- the most common type of cancer in infants. (2018-12-06)
A study describes the dynamics of chromatin during organ and tissue regeneration
The researchers, who conducted the analysis with Drosphila melanogaster, discovered a group of genes involved in regeneration and which are kept in different species. (2018-12-04)
Inactivating genes can boost crop genetic diversity
Researchers from CIRAD and INRA recently showed that inactivating a gene, RECQ4, leads to a three-fold increase in recombination in crops such as rice, pea and tomato. (2018-12-04)
Study discovers over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes in the bacteria that inhabit the human gut
A study carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has used an innovative approach to identify thousands of antibiotic resistance genes found in bacteria that inhabit the human gut. (2018-11-30)
How the devil ray got its horns
If you ever find yourself staring down a manta ray, you'll probably notice two things right away: its massive fins and the two fleshy growths curling out of its head that give it the nickname 'devil ray.' A new study shows that these two very different features have the same origin -- a discovery that reflects an important lesson for understanding the diversity of life. (2018-11-29)
Study reveals why older women are less healthy than older men
Genes that act late in life could explain why women have poorer health than men in older age, according to new research. (2018-11-28)
The potentially deadly bacterium that's on everyone's skin
Forget MRSA and E. coli, there's another bacterium that is becoming increasingly dangerous due to antibiotic resistance -- and it's present on the skin of every person on the planet. (2018-11-28)
What makes vertebrates special? We can learn from lancelets
OIST researcher helps unravel the origins of vertebrate gene regulation in a large collaborative study. (2018-11-21)
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