Month: January 2017

 

Scientists develop unique method to fix genes in living organisms

A unique gene-editing method that efficiently inserts DNA into genes located in dividing and non-dividing cells of living rats has been developed by a team of international researchers, including scientists from KAUST.

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Researchers discover earliest-acting protein in C-elegans that plays key role in cell division

Researchers from three U.S. universities have identified, using roundworms, the earliest-acting protein known to duplicate the centriole, a tiny cylinder-shaped structure that is a key component of the machinery that organizes cell division in animals.

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Novel potassium channel genes could be promising therapeutic targets for alcohol use disorder

A handful of FDA-approved drugs exist for treating individuals with alcohol use disorder but they have been largely ineffective at reducing the high rates of relapse. As such, there remains a critical need to identify and develop alternative pharmacological treatment options.

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Research provides new insights into epigenetic heterogeneity of Ewing sarcoma

Tumors of the elderly, such as breast cancer and colon cancer, accumulate thousands of DNA mutations.

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Routine blood test that measures kidney function can predict short-term outcomes for stroke patients

A routine blood test that measures kidney function can be a valuable predictor of short-term outcomes for stroke patients, according to a study led by a neurologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Scientists decode genetic profile of rare inherited disorder that can cause genital ambiguity

A complete clinical and genetic profile of a rare inherited disorder, steroid 11-hydroxylase deficiency, which can cause genital masculinization in females, is being reported by an international group of researchers led by investigators at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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Scientists restore partial hearing and balance in deaf mice using new gene therapy

Using a novel form of gene therapy, scientists from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital have managed to restore partial hearing and balance in mice born with a genetic condition that affects both.

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Orthopaedic research helps nurse recover from knee injury

Working as a bedside nurse requires extensive physical effort — pushing wheelchairs and beds, twisting and lifting, and long periods on your feet.

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Tiny transport vesicles and shifts in metabolism can signal big changes in cancer tissues

Microscopic shifts in metabolism and increases in tiny transport vesicles out of tumor cells preface larger changes to the tumor environment and could prepare the way for cancerous cells to spread and metastasize, University of Illinois researchers report.

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Psychosomatic research findings may provide insights into unexplained and difficult to treat disorders

In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Dr. Giovanni A. Fava and collaborators describe research findings that may shed new light on unexplained and difficult to treat medical disorders.

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