A new genetic study of over 200,000 women reveals the underlying mechanisms of polycystic ovary syndrome, as well as potential interventions.
Researchers report new research that sheds light on how the retina sets its own biological rhythm using a novel light-sensitive pigment, called neuropsin, found in nerve cells at the back of the eye.
In the largest, most comprehensive genomic analysis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) conducted to date, an international research team has identified 65 genes that play a role in the disorder, 28 of which are reported with “very high confidence,” meaning that there is 99 percent certainty that these genes contribute to the risk of developing ASD.
If you have two faulty copies of the CFTR gene, you will have cystic fibrosis. But the severity of your disease will depend on environmental factors and many other genes. Locating these genes and altering their function could lead to new therapies. Now, a consortium of research institutions report that five regions of the human genome are home to the genetic variations that play major roles in CF disease severity.
Scientists have discovered and mapped a light-sensing protein that uses vitamin B12 to perform key functions, including gene regulation.
Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that boosts the odds of life on the red planet.
Terra provides clean, convenient storage racks to store shoes and booties. Ideal for the pre-gowning area, these racks are made of ultra-clean electropolished stainless steel and are designed with a built-in stand to lift the shelving rack off the floor.
An Oxford University research fellow has been creating art using bacteria found in the human gut and harvested from faecal samples. But while the striking colors and plant like shapes may look beautiful, they also illustrate the increasing issue of antibiotic resistance.
In the final event leading to the development of Typ 2 diabetes, the pancreas loses its ability to secrete insulin and clear glucose from the blood. Preventing this breakdown in insulin secretion is a key goal in the fight to reduce the burden of a disease that afflicts an estimated 29 million people in the United States.
Researchers have engineered a molecular “on switch” that allows tight control over the actions of T cells, immune system cells that have shown great potential as therapies for cancer. The innovation lays the groundwork for sharply reducing severe, sometimes deadly side effects that have been a significant hurdle to advancing T cell-based treatments.
A team including the scientist who first harnessed the CRISPR-Cas9 system for mammalian genome editing has now identified a different CRISPR system with the potential for even simpler and more precise genome engineering.
Adding to the growing understanding of the importance of gut bacteria in human health, researchers studied gut motility, measuring in mice the time it takes food to move through the gastrointestinal tract in a way that mimics the dietary effects of world travel.
Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease - good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient's risk.
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