Two of the world’s largest cancer genome datasets are now available to researchers for free, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced last week.
Researchers have developed a biomedical imaging system that could ultimately replace a $100,000...
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Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering - a promise of cures for intractable diseases along with anxiety about designer babies.
Adding 2 oz. of walnuts daily could improve diets, blood vessel cell wall function and LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol in people at risk for diabetes, new research shows.
Bioscience Bulletin: Tardigrade DNA, Girls in Science Initiative, and Color-changing Wound DressingsNovember 30, 2015 12:12 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Comments
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New research has revealed how gaps between genes interact to influence the risk of acquiring diseases such as arthritis and type 1 diabetes.
You might want to think twice before turning up that thermostat during the holidays. A new study has found that mice who spend too much time in their thermal “comfort zone” while gorging on fatty foods more than double their risk of developing cardiovascular disease compared to mice who stayed cool while eating the same diet.
Schizophrenia, a severe mental disorder affecting about one in 100 people, is notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat, in large part because it manifests differently in different people. A new study helps explain why. Researchers have created a map that shows how specific schizophrenia symptoms are linked to distinct brain circuits.
Scientists have discovered a crucial difference in the way learning occurs in the brains of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Researchers examined how the brains of typical and ASD individuals gradually became adapted to visual patterns they were learning, without awareness of the pattern, or implicit learning.
What doesn’t kill you could cure you. A growing interest in the therapeutic value of animal venom has led a pair of data scientists to create the first catalog of known animal toxins and their physiological effects on humans.
Fruit fly windpipes are much more like human blood vessels than the entryway to human lungs. To create that intricate network, fly embryonic cells must sprout “fingers” and crawl into place. Now researchers have discovered that a protein called Mipp1 is key to cells’ ability to grow these fingers.
This time, it's a hotter, waterier, wilder Earth that world leaders are trying to save. The last time that the nations of the world struck a binding agreement to fight global warming was 1997, in Kyoto, Japan. As leaders gather for a conference in Paris on Monday to try to do more, it's clear things have changed dramatically over the past 18 years.
Scientists have shown for the first time how a previously unknown process works to promote infection in a number of dangerous viruses, including dengue, West Nile and Ebola. The new study also points to a potential treatment, an experimental antibiotic that appears to inhibit infection by these deadly viruses, all of which lack vaccines and treatments.
The risk of Alzheimer’s disease—the most common cause of dementia—increases as a person ages. But the risk of Alzheimer’s is increased dramatically for adults with Down syndrome.
Cells isolated from human umbilical cord tissue have been shown to produce molecules that help retinal neurons from the eyes of rats grow, connect and survive, according to researchers.
Researchers have now shown in simulations with robots, that their brains, made of artificial neurons, do not need a higher-level control center for generating curiosity. Curiosity arises solely from feedback loops between sensors that provide stimuli about interactions of the robot’s body with the environment on the one hand and motion commands on the other.
A pair of RNA molecules originally thought to be no more than cellular housekeepers are deleted in over a quarter of common human cancers, according to researchers. Breast cancer patients whose tumors lack the RNA molecules have poorer survival rates than their peers.