Researchers have found that changes to a small stretch of DNA may circumvent the genetic defect behind sickle cell disease. The discovery, outlined in the journal Nature, opens a promising path for developing gene-editing approaches to treat the disease and other hemoglobin disorders.
Scientists have evidence that Popeye was right: Spinach makes you stronger. But it’s the high nitrate content in the leafy greens — not the iron — that creates the effect. Building on a growing body of work that suggests dietary nitrate improves muscle performance in many elite athletes, researchers found that drinking concentrated beet juice — also high in nitrates — increases muscle power in patients with heart failure.
There may be a link between being overweight or obese and an increased risk of a specific type of brain tumor, according to a new meta-analysis published online Sept. 16 in Neurology.
Three studies, analyzing in different ways the leading ALS gene, came to what is being called a “remarkably” similar conclusion: the most common form of ALS may be caused by clogged pores in brain cell nuclear membranes.
EMD Millipore, the Life Science business of Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, introduced enhancements to its industry-leading EMPROVE portfolio of pharmaceutical raw materials. The expanded documentation and regulatory information facilitates drug product manufacturers’ risk assessment workflows and supplier qualification.
Scientists fighting last year’s outbreak of Ebola used the power of genetic sequencing to unlock the secrets of the deadly virus, and now they’re doing the same for a similar, and far more prevalent, disease — Lassa fever.
Although sewage is something most people prefer to leave out of sight and out of mind, it can be a gold mine of information. A small sample of sewage is likely to contain a variety of biomarkers that can yield data on infectious and chronic diseases such as influenza and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Prolonged sitting time as well as reduced physical activity contribute to the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in a study of middle-aged Koreans. These findings support the importance of both reducing time spent sitting and increasing physical activity, say researchers.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine may have found a new blood biomarker for episodic migraines, according to recent research.
This hire expands upon the tech titan's ambitions in improving human health.
The hope is that this procedure could potentially replace deep-brain stimulation.
The scientists spent three years collecting and analyzing genomic data from Argentine ant populations in New Zealand, Argentina, and Australia.
AMSBIO has announced the launch of PATHM2 small molecules libraries for small scale screening in developmental biology and discovery research. PATHM2 libraries are available to identify accessory molecules that improve cell viability, proliferation or yields.
Bacteria aren’t the only nonhuman invaders to colonize the gut shortly after a baby’s birth. Viruses also set up house there, according to new research.
Scientists have identified a gene – FOXC1 – that, if switched on, causes more aggressive cancer in a fifth of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients, according to a Cancer Research UK study.