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Genomic features of AML in patients over age 60 can predict success of stem cell transplant
For older patients with AML, the prospects for success of a stem cell transplant can often be predicted based on the particular set of genetic mutations within the tumor cells, investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will report at the ASH Annual Meeting. (2019-12-07)
How gene mutation causes autism and intellectual disability
Scientists have discovered why a specific genetic mutation causes intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder in children. (2019-12-05)
A new therapeutic target against diseases caused by lipid accumulation in cells
Researchers from the University of Barcelona (UB) and the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) found a new molecular mechanism involved in the regulation of the cholesterol movement in cells, an essential process for a proper cell functioning. (2019-12-02)
1940s blood samples reveal historical spread of malaria
DNA from 75-year old eradicated European malaria parasites uncovers the historical spread of one of the two most common forms of the disease, Plasmodium vivax, from Europe to the Americas during the colonial period, finds a new study co-led by UCL published in Molecular Biology and Evolution. (2019-12-02)
FDA-approved drug shows promise against ALS in mice
Investigators find treatment with an anti-inflammatory drug delayed the onset of disease in a mouse model of ALS. (2019-11-27)
New flu drug drives drug resistance in influenza viruses
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers examined the effects of baloxavir treatment on influenza virus samples collected from patients before and after treatment. (2019-11-25)
Environmental enrichment corrects errors in brain development
Environmental enrichment can partially correct miswired neurons in the visual pathway, according to research in mice recently published in eNeuro. (2019-11-25)
New Alzheimer risk gene discovered
A new paper in the Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology finds a gene that may help explain a large part of the genetic risk for developing Alzheimer disease. (2019-11-21)
Animal study finds link between MAP2 mutation and hereditary hair diseases
The genetic mechanism of hereditary human hair diseases, such as alopecia and thinning hair, has drawn much attention in human genetics research, yet many questions around this mechanism persist. (2019-11-21)
Researchers identify new gene mutation in familial thyroid cancers
Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine identified a new gene mutation that may cause a type of familial thyroid cancer. (2019-11-20)
Researchers identify a molecular mechanism involved in Huntington's disease
Researchers from the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona (UBNeuro) and the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) described a mechanism, the increase of proteinaceous synthesis, which takes part in the degeneration of the type of neurons that are affected in Huntington's disease, a genetic neurodegenerative disease. (2019-11-20)
A genetic tug-of-war between the sexes begets variation
In species with sexual reproduction, no two individuals are alike and scientists have long struggled to understand why there is so much genetic variation. (2019-11-18)
Researchers discover new mutations in gene associated with disease that causes the heart to weaken
Researchers from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified new mutations in a gene commonly associated with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDC), a disease that weakens the heart muscle, making it more difficult to adequately circulate blood to meet the body's needs. (2019-11-17)
A new facial analysis method detects genetic syndromes with high precision and specificity
Developed by Araceli Morales, Gemma Piella and Federico Sukno, members of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, together with researchers from the University of Washington, which they present in a feature in the advanced online edition of Lecture Notes in Computer Science of Oct. (2019-11-13)
Beware probiotics in ICU patients
A collaborative study published in Nature Medicine sounds a note of caution in using probiotics in the ICU. (2019-11-12)
Scientists develop method to standardize genetic data analysis
MIPT researchers have collaborated with Atlas Biomedical Holding and developed a new bioinformatics data analysis method. (2019-11-08)
World's most comprehensive study of a deadly heart condition yields 1st results
Researchers have revealed the initial results from the world's largest comprehensive study of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an abnormal thickening of the heart that often goes undiagnosed and can prove deadly. (2019-11-07)
Ancient roman DNA reveals genetic crossroads of Europe and Mediterranean
All roads may lead to Rome, and in ancient times, a great many European genetic lineages did too, according to a new study. (2019-11-07)
Mutations linked to expression of genes associated with complex traits
Hard-to-study mutations in the human genome, called short tandem repeats, known as STRs or microsatellites, are implicated in the expression of genes associated with complex traits including schizophrenia, inflammatory bowel disease and even height and intelligence. (2019-11-05)
Study decodes gene function that protects against type 2 diabetes
An international research collaboration led by researchers from the Universities of Helsinki and Oxford has identified the biological mechanism through which a genetic variant protects against type 2 diabetes. (2019-11-04)
Gene variant may help protect against Alzheimer's disease
A new study provides insights on why some people may be more resistant to Alzheimer's disease than others. (2019-11-04)
Unique case of disease resistance reveals possible Alzheimer's treatment
Defying the odds, an individual at high risk for early-onset Alzheimer's disease remained dementia-free for many years beyond what was anticipated. (2019-11-04)
DNA exchange among species is major contributor to diversity in Heliconius butterflies
Exchange of genetic material among species played a major role in the wide diversity of Heliconius butterflies, according to a new study, results of which inform a centuries-long debate about the value of hybridization to species evolution. (2019-10-31)
Three-drug combo improves lung function in most common genetic form of cystic fibrosis
A phase three clinical trial that UT Southwestern participated in determined that a 3-drug combination improved lung function and reduced symptoms in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients who have a single copy of the most common genetic mutation for the disease. (2019-10-31)
Genetic history of endangered Australian songbird could inspire an encore
The genetic history of a critically endangered songbird shows its best chance of survival is to protect its rapidly disappearing habitat. (2019-10-30)
A machine learning-based algorithm to predict which cancer patients benefit from immunotherapy
Using machine learning, researchers have built a tool that detects genetic mutations that trigger the immune system, helping identify which cancer patients are more likely to benefit from immunotherapy. (2019-10-30)
Following in Darwin's footsteps: understanding the plant evolution of florist's gloxinia
In a study published in Plants People Planet, a team led by Virginia Tech researchers discovered that in its 200 years of being cultivated and domesticated, florist's gloxinia, Sinningia speciosa, has reached tremendous levels of phenotypic, or physical, variation and originates from a single founder population. (2019-10-29)
'Wolves in sheep's clothing' -- the superbugs outsmarting laboratory tests
Hospital screening tests are failing to identify the true extent of microbial resistance, according to new research. (2019-10-29)
New method identifies aggressive breast cancer
Aggressive forms of breast cancer often manipulate the immune response in their favor. (2019-10-29)
Third-party genetic genealogy site is vulnerable to compromised data, impersonations
University of Washington researchers have found that the third-party genealogy site GEDmatch is vulnerable to multiple kinds of security risks. (2019-10-29)
Pediatric cancer study shows usefulness of gene expression analysis
Analyzing gene expression in tumor cells from children with cancer is more likely to reveal targets for therapy than analysis of DNA mutations, according to a new study led by researchers at the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute. (2019-10-25)
Discovery in monkeys could lead to treatment for blindness-causing syndrome
A genetic mutation that leads to a rare, but devastating blindness-causing condition called Bardet-Biedl Syndrome has been discovered in monkeys for the first time. (2019-10-25)
Genetic risk factor for laryngeal paralysis in miniature bull terriers identified
Laryngeal paralysis is a serious and sometimes deadly disease in some dog breeds that prevents proper opening of the larynx for breathing. (2019-10-24)
Schizophrenia risk gene linked to cognitive deficits in mice
Researchers have discovered in mice how one of the few genes definitively linked to schizophrenia, called SETD1A, likely confers risk for the illness. (2019-10-24)
Studies of autism spectrum disorder reveal new avenues of neuroscience research
Advances in the study of cognitive disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), may pave the way for future treatments. (2019-10-21)
Resistance to last resort drug arose in patient over 3 weeks
French investigators have described development of resistance to one of the last resort therapies used to treat extremely drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. (2019-10-21)
Researchers quantify Cas9-caused off-target mutagenesis in mice
Scientists are finding new ways to improve the use of the CRISPR enzyme Cas9 and reduce the chances of off-target mutations in laboratory mice, according to new results from a research collaboration. (2019-10-18)
Drug treats inflammation associated with genetic heart disease
When young athletes experiences sudden cardiac death as they run down the playing field, it's usually due to arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM), an inherited heart disease. (2019-10-17)
Industrial melanism linked to same gene in 3 moth species
The rise of dark forms of many species of moth in heavily polluted areas of 19th and 20th century Britain, known as industrial melanism, was a highly visible response to environmental change. (2019-10-17)
Modern Melanesians harbor beneficial DNA from archaic hominins
Modern Melanesians harbor beneficial genetic variants that they inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, according to a new study. (2019-10-17)
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