Veterinary researchers have helped identify the origin and possible evolution of an emerging swine virus with high mortality rates that has already spread to at least 17 states. They have traced the recent U.S. outbreaks to a strain from the Anhui province in China.
A promising technique for treating human eye disease has proven effective in preclinical studies and may lead to new treatments to prevent blindness, according to new experiments.
Studying spinal fluid from people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have found that a gene variation that had not been considered risky actually can increase the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease when it occurs in tandem with another gene variant known to elevate risk.
A study of the full genetic code of a common human virus offers a dramatic confirmation of the "out-of-Africa" pattern of human migration, which had previously been documented by anthropologists and studies of the human genome.
To identify the molecular alterations responsible for mantle cell lymphoma, a group of scientists has sequenced the genome of more than thirty lymphomas- the first comprehensive genomic analysis of the disease.
Everyone grows older, but scientists don't really understand why. Now, a new study has uncovered a biological clock embedded in our genomes that may shed light on why our bodies age and how we can slow the process.
Scientists have identified a biological marker that may help predict survival in people with deadly brain tumors, showing that when the marker is present at higher levels, glioblastomas are more aggressive.
In very rare cases, fungal infections can spread below the skin’s surface and onto the lymph nodes, bones, digestive tract or even the brain. Researchers have now discovered a genetic deficiency that allows the fungus to spread in this way, a condition called deep dermatophytosis.
A gene important in skin tanning has been linked to higher risk for testicular cancer in white men, according to a study led by a team of international scientists.
Researchers have connected very rare and precise duplications and deletions in the human genome to their complex disease consequences by duplicating them in zebrafish.
DNA analysis conducted by a British genetics professor suggests that he has solved the mystery of the Abominable Snowman— the elusive ape-like creature of the Himalayas. He thinks it's a bear.
Examining 12 major types of cancer, scientists have identified 127 repeatedly mutated genes that appear to drive the development and progression of a range of tumors in the body.
Scientists have developed new drugs that— at least in a laboratory dish— appear to halt the brain-destroying impact of a genetic mutation at work in some forms of two incurable diseases, ALS and dementia.
A team of scientists has discovered that a gene mutation found in some bladder cancers is indicative of low-risk tumors that are unlikely to recur or progress after surgery.
In two parallel projects, researchers have created new genomes inside the bacterium E. coli in ways that test the limits of genetic reprogramming and open new possibilities for increasing flexibility, productivity and safety in biotechnology.
Researchers have created a massive online database that matches thousands of genes linked to cancer and other diseases with various drugs that target those genes.
In a new study, researchers used a gene-array analysis known as "surprisal analysis," which uses the principles of thermodynamics, to identify cancer-specific gene signatures for breast, lung, prostate and ovarian cancers in more than 2,000 patients.
New research explains how a synthetic gene module controlled by the happiness hormone dopamine produces an agent that lowers blood pressure, opening up new avenues for therapies.
New research from the University of California, Davis, shows that the tiny proportion of a cell's DNA that is located outside the cell nucleus has a disproportionately large effect on a cell's metabolism. The work, with the model plant Arabidopsis, may have implications for future treatments for inherited diseases in humans.
A gene that helps keep blood free of cancer is controlled by tiny pieces of RNA, a finding that may lead to better ways to diagnose blood cancers and even lead to new forms of treatment, researchers report.
A molecule originally implicated in DNA repair may also be a crucial factor in preventing tumors such as medulloblastoma, a type of childhood brain tumor, according to new research.
For the first time, researchers have identified a gene that orchestrates the crucially important branching of nerve fibers that occurs during development.
New research says a gene mutation that causes a rare neurological disorder appears to offer clues to the developmental and neuronal defects found in other, diverse neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s.
A group of researchers and students has developed a new Web program that will help scientists visually analyze DNA and protein sequence patterns faster and more efficiently than ever before.
A new study finds that some people are genetically predisposed to see the world darkly. The study finds that a previously known gene variant can cause individuals to perceive emotional events more vividly than others.