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Bacteria 'Factories' Churn Out Valuable Chemicals

December 26, 2014 9:12 am | by Kat J. McAlpine, Harvard Gazette | News | Comments

A team of researchers has made big strides toward a future in which the predominant chemical factories of the world are colonies of genetically engineered bacteria.                

Researchers Shed Light on How 'Microbial Dark Matter' May Cause Disease

December 24, 2014 9:20 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

One of the great recent discoveries in modern biology was that the human body contains 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells. But much of that bacteria is still a puzzle to scientists.           

New Cell Marking Technique to Help Understand How Our Brain Works

December 22, 2014 4:23 pm | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Scientists have color marked individual brain cells to help improve our understanding of how the brain works.                         

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Scientists Discover Gene Critical for Proper Brain Development

December 22, 2014 10:36 am | News | Comments

  Scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) and Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology (IMCB) have identified a genetic pathway that accounts for the extraordinary size of the human brain.                                         

Considering Whole Genome Sequencing for Newborns

December 18, 2014 5:16 pm | by Nora Dunne, Northwestern University | News | Comments

A recent exploratory study asked genetics experts to consider genome sequencing for newborn populations, revealing varying opinions about the future of genomics.                  

Healthy Brain Development Balanced on Edge of Cellular 'Sword'

December 18, 2014 5:09 pm | by Bill Hathaway, Yale University | News | Comments

A new Yale-led study of children with neurodevelopmental abnormalities of the brain identifies a “cutting” enzyme crucial to the shaping and division of brain cells as well as the replenishment of neural stem cells.        

Serotonin Neuron Subtypes

December 18, 2014 4:37 pm | by Stephanie Dutchen, Harvard Medical School | News | Comments

Neuroscientists have proposed that brain cells come in different subtypes that have different properties and responsibilities.                     

New Findings Demonstrate Effective Treatment for Diabetes Patients

December 18, 2014 4:23 pm | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Scientists have found a new way to help Type 1 diabetes patients defend themselves against life-threatening low blood sugar.                       

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'Master Regulator' Gene Can Stimulate Other Genes in Early Brain Development

December 18, 2014 4:10 pm | by NYU | News | Comments

Chemical modifications to DNA’s packaging — known as epigenetic changes — can activate or repress genes involved in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and early brain development.              

'Hairclip' Protein Mechanism Explained

December 18, 2014 3:57 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

New research has identified a fundamental mechanism for controlling protein function.                              

Team Creates Method for Probing How Molecules Fold

December 18, 2014 3:46 pm | News | Comments

Scientists have developed a powerful new system for studying how proteins and other biological molecules form and lose their natural folded structures.                  

Gene-Editing Guide

December 17, 2014 4:42 pm | by Sue McGreevy, Harvard University | News | Comments

Investigators have developed a method for detecting unwanted DNA breaks—across the entire genome of human cells—induced by the popular gene-editing tools called CRISPR-Cas RNA-guided nucleases (RGNs).          

New Lens-Free Microscope Detects Cancer At Cellular Level

December 17, 2014 4:27 pm | by UCLA | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a lens-free microscope that can be used to detect the presence of cancer or other cell-level abnormalities with the same accuracy as larger and more expensive optical microscopes.         

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UK Proposes Rules for Embryos Made From 3 People

December 17, 2014 2:53 pm | by Maria Cheng - AP Chief Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies.        

DNA Sheds Light on Why Largest Lemurs Disappeared

December 17, 2014 10:25 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Ancient DNA extracted from the bones and teeth of giant lemurs that lived thousands of years ago in Madagascar may help explain why the giant lemurs went extinct. It also explains what factors make some surviving species more at risk today, says a study in the Journal of Human Evolution.

Protecting The Brain

December 16, 2014 12:18 pm | by Cory Burris, Dalhousie University | News | Comments

New research focuses of detecting and treating damage to blood vessels in the brain.                              

New Research Unlocks A Mystery of Albanism

December 16, 2014 12:09 pm | by Brown University | News | Comments

Newly published research provides the first demonstration of how a genetic mutation associated with a common form of albinism leads to the lack of melanin pigments that characterizes the condition.           

Predicting Sepsis

December 16, 2014 11:56 am | by Susan McGreevey, Harvard Medical School | News | Comments

A team of investigators has identified what may be a biomarker predicting the development of sepsis.                           

Non-Gluten Proteins are Targets of Immune Response to Wheat in Celiac Disease

December 16, 2014 11:40 am | News | Comments

Researchers found that the immune system of patients with celiac disease react to specific types of non-gluten protein in wheat.                      

Technology Directly Reprograms Skin Cells for New Role

December 16, 2014 11:29 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered a way to repurpose fibroblasts into functional melanocytes.                             

'Super Bacteria' Found in Rio's Olympic Waters

December 16, 2014 11:21 am | by Jenny Barchfield - Associated Press | News | Comments

A drug-resistant super bacteria that's normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro's Olympic sailing events will be held.           

Proteins Drive Cancer Cells to Change States

December 16, 2014 11:12 am | News | Comments

A new study implicates a family of RNA-binding proteins in the regulation of cancer.                              

'Genome Editing' Could Correct Genetic Mutations for Future Generations

December 15, 2014 12:05 pm | by Indiana University | News | Comments

Scientists at Indiana University and colleagues at Stanford and the University of Texas have demonstrated a technique for "editing" the genome in sperm-producing adult stem cells, a result with powerful potential for basic research and for gene therapy.

Cancer Patients Testing Drugs on Mouse Avatars

December 15, 2014 11:58 am | by Marilynn Marchione - AP Chief Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

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.                    

Robotic Surgery Tool Treats Previously Inoperable Head and Neck Cancer

December 15, 2014 11:47 am | News | Comments

Researchers have advanced a robotic surgical technique to successfully access a previously unreachable area of the head and neck.                      

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