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Gene therapy to treat haemophilia
A leading researcher from Philadelphia USA, Professor Katherine High, is examining the obstacles to successful gene therapy in human patients with haemophilia. (2005-08-09)

Marker On TPA Gene Confers 2-Fold Heart Attack Risk, Dutch Scientists Find
A new gene marker was found twice as often among heart attack patients than healthy people in a new study appearing in today's American Heart Association journal Circulation. The Study confirms that there is a (1997-06-18)

Researchers identify gene responsible for some cases of male infertility
In about one-sixth of the cases of male infertility, men do not make any measurable levels of sperm, a condition called azoospermia. New research led by University of Pennsylvania scientists suggests that mutations in an X chromosome gene called TEX11 are responsible for about 1 percent of azoospermia cases. (2015-07-09)

Iowa State researcher studies gene families to explore diversity and evolution
Iowa State University theoretical biologist Stephen Proulx uses tools and computer models to determine how environmental and evolutionary factors structure a genome. One path to diversity in a genome involves the proliferation of genes into multi-gene families. In a recent paper in the journal Evolution, Proulx and a colleague show that the process of gene family expansion can begin even before a gene is duplicated. (2006-07-31)

Discovery of "KiSS" Gene May Help Stop Spread Of Melanoma
Researchers at Penn State's College of Medicine in Hershey have discovered a new gene that suppresses the metastasis--or spread--of melanoma, the often fatal skin cancer (1996-12-04)

Looping genes may hold a key to understanding breast cancer
Another piece of the puzzle that is breast cancer has been found by University of Queensland researchers. (2008-04-08)

New method is first to mimic subtle genetic changes
Scientists have developed a new technique to predictably alter gene expression in mice without disrupting the regulatory elements essential for normal gene function. The researchers altered a region of the gene that influences how much protein product the gene produces. This technique may be used to construct animal models to better understand complex human genetic diseases and may prove to be invaluable for future studies designed to unravel complex pathological changes in gene expression. (2004-04-12)

Plants engineered to express a fruit fly gene may help clean up environmental pollutant
Through a process called phytoremediation, researchers are using plants to clean up land contaminated with TNT, a toxic environmental pollutant and possible carcinogen. Now a new study shows how a gene found in the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, can be used by Arabidopsis plants to improve TNT removal from contaminated soil. (2016-12-07)

Gene impedes recovery from alcoholism
People who are alcohol-dependent and who also carry a particular variant of a gene run an increased risk of premature death. This is a recent finding from the interdisciplinary research at the Department of Psychology and the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2011-11-15)

Researchers get a closer look at how the Huntington's gene works
A closer look at the DNA around the Huntington's disease gene offers researchers a new understanding of how the gene is controlled and how this affects the disease. These findings set the stage for new treatments to delay or prevent the onset of this devastating brain disease. (2015-05-04)

Unlocking the potential of bacterial gene clusters to discover new antibiotics
A method for activating biosynthetic silent gene clusters could aid in the discovery of new antibiotics. (2014-05-20)

Latest research in gene therapy presented at 6th Annual ASGT meeting
The 6th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene Therapy brings together more than 2,000 researchers, academicians and investigators from around the world to discuss the latest research in gene therapy. The meeting will be held June 4-8, 2003, at the Marriott Wardham Park Hotel in Washington, DC. (2003-05-30)

Dyslexia-linked genetic variant decreases midline crossing of auditory pathways
Finnish scientists have found that a rare dyslexia-linked genetic variant of the ROBO1 gene decreases normal crossing of auditory pathways in the human brain. The weaker the expression of the gene is, the more abnormal is the midline crossing. The results link, for the first time, a dyslexia-susceptibility gene to a specific sensory function of the human brain. (2012-02-01)

Living longer and happier
A new study from the University of Missouri may shed light on how to increase the level and quality of activity in the elderly. In the study, published in this week's edition of PLoS ONE, MU researchers found that gene therapy with a proven (2009-08-19)

Identified an 'alarm clock' of a leukemia-causing oncogene
Researchers at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, led by Manel Esteller have shown that mutations in DNMT3A gene cause MEIS1 activacion, triggering leukemia. The study results are published in the journal Oncogene. (2015-10-08)

Gene loops
A report in the December 15th issue of G&D lends new insight into the mechanism of gene transcription by the RNA polymerase II in the yeast. (2005-12-07)

Jumping gene plays pivotal role in reproduction
A mutation in a retroposed gene (a gene that has duplicated itself and jumped to a new position in the genome) called mUtp14b can cause infertility, said a Baylor College of Medicine researcher in a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2004-08-02)

New technique expands pool of gene-corrected liver cells
Sean Nygaard and colleagues have developed a new technique that may help to overcome one of the largest hurdles in gene therapy -- the ability to generate a large pool of gene-corrected cells that would be effective in repairing or correcting injury and disease. (2016-06-08)

Gene therapy promising for rheumatoid arthritis
Northwestern University researchers have reported the first successful use of interleukin-13 (IL-13) cytokine gene therapy to treat and prevent rheumatoid arthritis in an animal model (2002-02-11)

Mutation in APC2 gene causes Sotos features
Sotos syndrome is a congenital syndrome that is characterized by varying degrees of mental retardation and a large head circumference etc. It is known that 90 percent of Sotos syndrome patients have mutations in the NSD1 gene. This time, an international research group has revealed that mutation in the APC2 gene causes symptoms of Sotos syndrome related to the nervous system, from analyses of the Apc2-knockout mouse. (2015-03-05)

Brain gene makes a female develop as a male
Australian scientists have discovered that changes to a gene involved in brain development can lead to testis formation and male genitalia in an otherwise female embryo. (2010-12-22)

Knee-deep in spider leg evolution
Authors Nikola-Michael Prpic et al., in a new study appearing in the advanced online edition of Molecular Biology and Evolution, have identified the driving force behind the evolution of a leg novelty first found in spiders: knees. (2015-10-06)

Cease and desist -- genome stability and epithelial carcinogenesis
Dr. Leonard Zon and colleagues at The Children's Hospital (Boston) have identified a mutated gene in zebrafish that increases susceptibility to epithelial cancers. (2006-12-31)

Katherine High talks gene therapy progress for hemophilia & inherited retinopathies
Gene therapy has shown some of its most promising early results in treating patients with hemophilia and inherited retinal disorders that cause vision loss and blindness, both important research and drug development targets during the career of Katherine High, M.D., President and Chief Scientific Officer of Spark Therapeutics. (2017-01-04)

'Painting' technique successfully transfers gene therapy to heart
In experiments with pigs, scientists at Johns Hopkins have successfully used a technique called (2004-11-07)

Growing sweet on tomatoes
Scientists at Tohoku University in Japan have developed a method to produce sweeter, well-growing tomatoes. (2015-11-19)

Sea creatures' sex protein provides new insight into diabetes
A genetic accident in the sea more than 500 million years ago has provided new insight into diabetes. Professor Maurice Elphick says his findings could help to explain a rare form of the disease that causes sufferers to urinate more than three liters every day. (2010-03-22)

New colon cancer gene discovered
Researchers report finding a new gene that is switched off early in the development of colon cancer. Called SLC5A8, the gene is inactivated in 60 percent of human colon cancers. Researchers also found the gene transports a mystery substance into colon cells by coupling it to the movement of sodium into the cell. In further studies, researchers hope to determine the identity of the mystery substance, which could be a potential target for the development of new anti-colon cancer drugs. (2003-07-08)

New diabetes research: Half of Americans have gene that affects how body burns sugar
New findings by a Saint Louis University researcher shed light on the genetic risk some of us have for developing diabetes. (2007-01-26)

Gene Drive Technology: Where is the future?
For this episode of BioScience Talks, we're joined by Gene Drive Committee co-chair James P. Collins of Arizona State University and committee member Joseph Travis of Florida State University. They fill us in on the specifics of the new committee report and on the future of gene drives. (2016-06-29)

MCW researcher to study gene therapies for hemophilia
A researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.5 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to continue her study of blood platelet gene therapies for hemophilia A, a genetic bleeding disorder. (2015-05-26)

Plant research reveals new role for gene silencing protein
A DICER protein, known to produce tiny RNAs in cells, also helps complete an important step in gene expression, according to research on Arabidopsis thaliana. The expression of a gene requires activation via a promoter or an external trigger. Plant research to be published in Science helps to show that later stages of transcription are just as important. This is likely to apply to other organisms, including humans. (2012-03-29)

In epigenomics, location is everything
In a novel use of gene knockout technology, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine tested the same gene inserted into 90 different locations in a yeast chromosome -- and discovered that while the inserted gene never altered its surrounding chromatin landscape, differences in that immediate landscape measurably affected gene activity. (2013-01-03)

Meeting to explore possible gene expression consortium
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will a host a meeting on May 16, 2005, in Boulder, Colo., to explore the possibility of creating a NIST-industry consortium focused on gene expression metrology. (2005-04-21)

Second Look Acquits Gene Of Role In Breast Cancer
Johns Hopkins scientists studying a gene previously identified as a breast cancer gene report evidence that the gene may be innocent. (1997-07-31)

Unsilencing silenced genes by CRISPR/Cas9
Scientists at Hokkaido University in Japan developed a new technique to unleash silenced genes and change cell fates using CRISPR/Cas9. (2016-06-30)

Gene discovery helps explain how flu can cause severe infections
Scientists have discovered a new gene in the influenza virus that helps the virus control the body's response to infection. Although this control is exerted by the virus, surprisingly it reduces the impact of the infection. (2012-06-28)

U of Minnesota researchers find master gene behind blood vessel development
In a first of its kind discovery, University of Minnesota researchers have identified the (2009-02-04)

Gene activated in 80% of breast cancer patients
New research, published this week in Breast Cancer Research, could provide a genetic explanation for breast cancer. A George Washington University Medical Center team, led by Patricia Berg, has discovered that the gene BP1 is activated in 80 percent of breast cancer patients. Researchers believe that this gene may offer a useful new target for early breast cancer detection and therapy. (2003-04-25)

Researchers have discovered a gene that can block the spread of HIV
Researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered a gene that is able to block HIV, and thought to in turn prevent the onset of AIDS. (2008-02-28)

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