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A Cellular Immune Surveillance Mechanism that Detects Cancer Early
A Cellular Immune Surveillance Mechanism that Detects Cancer Early
News   Jul 27, 2017

Fresh insights into how cells detect damage to their DNA – a hallmark of cancer – could help explain how the body keeps disease in check.

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Understanding the Cellular Systems that Hold Back the Spread of Cancer
Understanding the Cellular Systems that Hold Back the Spread of Cancer
News   Jul 27, 2017

Scientists have uncovered how cells are kept in the right place as the body develops, which may shed light on what causes invasive cancer cells to migrate.

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A Rogue Gene is Causing Seizures in Babies. Here’s How MSU Wants to Stop it
A Rogue Gene is Causing Seizures in Babies. Here’s How MSU Wants to Stop it
News   Jul 27, 2017

The researchers are closer to understanding the source of the seizures, a gene known as GNAO1 and the transformations it can take on, and potentially stopping its devastating effects by uncovering key differences in the way it functions.

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Programming Cells with Computer-like Logic
Programming Cells with Computer-like Logic
News   Jul 27, 2017

Novel RNA nano-devices in living cells can sense and analyze multiple complex signals for future synthetic diagnostics and therapeutics.

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GWAS Reveals Genes Associated with Lean Body Mass
GWAS Reveals Genes Associated with Lean Body Mass
News   Jul 27, 2017

Findings could lead to future therapies to preserve muscle mass as we age.

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Could This Be a "Silver Bullet" for Preventing and Treating Colon Cancer?
Could This Be a "Silver Bullet" for Preventing and Treating Colon Cancer?
News   Jul 27, 2017

A team of scientists targeted the gene CtBP with a drug known as HIPP (2-hydroxy-imino phenylpyruvic acid) and were able to reduce the development of pre-cancerous polyps by half.

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Taking the Genomic Revolution to Corn Fields to Improve Crops
Taking the Genomic Revolution to Corn Fields to Improve Crops
News   Jul 27, 2017

Researchers want to understand what it is that makes certain plants more adapted to stressful environments than other plants.

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CRISPR Used to Prevent Development of Angiogenesis of the Retina
CRISPR Used to Prevent Development of Angiogenesis of the Retina
News   Jul 27, 2017

Powerful new technology may lead to novel therapies to prevent vision loss, blindness in those with diseases of the retina.

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Acquisition Sees Agilent Gain Powerful NGS IP Portfolio
Acquisition Sees Agilent Gain Powerful NGS IP Portfolio
News   Jul 26, 2017

Agilent Technologies announces its acquisition of the molecular and sample barcoding portfolios of Population Genetics Technologies.

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Brain Regions Implicated in Mental Disorders Influenced by Neanderthal Genes
Brain Regions Implicated in Mental Disorders Influenced by Neanderthal Genes
News   Jul 26, 2017

Findings indicate that the more a person’s genome carries genetic vestiges of Neanderthals, the more certain parts of his or her brain and skull resemble those of humans’ evolutionary cousins that went extinct 40,000 years ago.

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