They are paying a private lab to breed mice that carry bits of their own tumors so treatments can be tried first on the customized rodents.
Researchers have advanced a robotic surgical technique to successfully access a previously unreachable area of the head and neck.
After a massive international effort to sequence and compare the entire genomes of 48 species of birds representing every major order of the bird family tree, scientists discovered that birds and humans use essentially the same genes to speak.
In a triumph for cell biology, researchers have assembled the first high-resolution, 3-D maps of entire folded genomes and found a structural basis for gene regulation, a kind of “genomic origami” that allows the same genome to produce different types of cells.
While many different combinations of genetic traits can cause autism, brains affected by autism share a pattern of ramped-up immune responses, an analysis of data from autopsied human brains revealed.
Using a gene-editing system originally developed to delete specific genes, researchers have now shown that they can reliably turn on any gene of their choosing in living cells.
One of the recurring themes of the 2014 Forbes Healthcare Summit was that smartphones and mobile apps would play a larger role in the industry. However, the safety and security of these platforms are being debated. Nanthealth’s CEO Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong feels he may have a solution.
Whole genome sequencing of MRSA from a hospital in Asia has demonstrated patterns of transmission in a resource-limited setting, where formal screening procedures are not feasible.
Genetic mutations may cause more cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) than scientists previously had realized, according to new research.
In a new study, researchers demonstrated an association between smoking and loss of the Y chromosome in blood cells. The researchers have previously shown that loss of the Y chromosome is linked to cancer.
How much sleep you get each night may depend to some extent on your genes, a new study suggests. Read more...
Though dopamine neurons influence many diverse behaviors and diseases, scientists have historically presumed that all of these important nerve cells are molecularly similar within two clusters of the brain. In a new study, Northwestern Medicine scientists prove that premise wrong by identifying several molecularly distinct subtypes of dopamine neurons within each cluster. Read more...
An international research team has provided overwhelming evidence that the skeleton discovered under a car park in Leicester indeed represents the remains of King Richard III - closing what is probably the oldest forensic case solved to date. Read more...
Researchers have identified a network of genes that appear to work together in determining alcohol dependence. The findings could lead to future treatments and therapies for alcoholics and possibly help doctors screen for alcoholism.
New research on the BRCA gene mutation in the Jewish population shows that the current process of identifying people- which relies on assessing someone’s family history- misses half the people who have the mutation and are at risk of developing cancer.
A team of researchers have created the world’s first enzymes made from artificial genetic material. The synthetic enzymes, which are made from molecules that do not occur anywhere in nature, are capable of triggering chemical reactions in the lab.
A new hybrid vehicle is under development. Its performance isn’t measured by the distance it travels, but rather the delivery of its cargo: vaccines that contain genetically engineered DNA to fight HIV, cancer, influenza and other maladies.
Guided by breakthrough research on the Estrogen Receptor 1 (ESR1) gene, many researchers and pharmaceutical companies are in hot pursuit of the next big anti-resistance breast cancer drug.
Researchers had never shown exactly how cells in the brain stem detect carbon dioxide and regulate breathing in humans. After taking a mutation from a two-month-old baby and expressing it in human astrocytes, they did exactly that, and the research may lead to an early warning system to save premature infants.
A gene associated with schizophrenia plays a role in brain development and may help to explain the biological process of the disease, according to new research.
University of Queensland scientists have discovered that genes switch off as memories are being formed, allowing for new connections between nerve cells. Read more...
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how one gene is essential to hearing, uncovering a cause of deafness and suggesting new avenues for therapies. Read more...
They have been a scourge for thousands of years, responsible for the spread of lethal diseases such as malaria and dengue fever, and, much less urgently, a threat to barbecues around the globe. What if there was a way to render humans invisible to mosquitoes?
For decades, the mouse has been a mainstay for researchers studying human diseases because the two species share many of the same genes. But now, a comprehensive analysis of the inner workings of the DNA in humans and mice has uncovered some striking differences in the way their genes are controlled.
Researchers have developed new insight into a rare but deadly brain infection. Read more...