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Genes Linked to Albinism in Wels Catfish Identified

Mutations in many different genes can cause albinism, due to the complex nature of melanin pigment synthesis and metabolism. Researchers have identified these genes in Wels catfish.
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Low-Dose X-ray Irradiation Shows Promise in Treating Brain Injury

CityU neuroscientists uncover the therapeutic potential of low-dose ionizing radiation for traumatic brain injury and ischemic stroke.
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RNA Tagging Maps Gene Expression Changes During Ovulation

RNA tagging has revealed a slew of previously unknown molecular and cellular changes that drive ovulation, which could prove pivotal for developing therapeutics for infertility.
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Six Novel Urine Biomarkers Discovered for Active Renal Lupus

Six proteins found in urine have been identified as biomarkers for lupus nephritis, which may help the early identification of renal involvement in lupus.
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EBV T Cells Play Important Role in Multiple Sclerosis Progression

The body’s immune response to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) may play a role in causing damage in people with multiple sclerosis, according to a new study.
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Non-Cancerous Cells May Help Predict Prostate Cancer Spread

Non-cancerous cells called stromal cells may be useful in assessing these tumors’ potential to spread, and may even be targets for future prostate cancer treatments
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More People Are Living to 100 Than Ever Before

New data from the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that 15,120 centenarians were living in England and Wales in 2022, a 3.7% increase from 2021.

Scientists Create a Single-Cell Atlas of the Human Placenta During Labor

During childbirth, numerous physiological and cellular transformations take place in both the mother and infant. Scientists have created a single-cell atlas of the human placenta during labor.
Stem cells.

Mapping the Genome of Oral Stem Cells Holds Hope for Regenerative Medicine

Comparisons of two stem cell populations from extracted wisdom teeth demonstrates significant differences in the cells’ differentiation potential.
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How Stem Cell Embryo Models Won Method of the Year

A collection of ingenious biological tools for studying the genesis of life has been awarded Nature Methods’ coveted Method of the Year award for 2023