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Epigenetic Map Paves the Way for Therapeutics to Combat Hearing Loss
Epigenetic Map Paves the Way for Therapeutics to Combat Hearing Loss
News   Dec 06, 2018

A team has now created the first map of "methylation" — one of the body's main epigenetic signals — that reflects the functioning of the inner ear in its entirety.

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Boosting Crop Genetic Diversity by Inactivating Genes
Boosting Crop Genetic Diversity by Inactivating Genes
News   Dec 06, 2018

Researchers from CIRAD and INRA recently showed that inactivating a gene, RECQ4, leads to a three-fold increase in recombination in crops such as rice, pea and tomato.

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Revealing Insights: Rust Resistance in Wheat
Revealing Insights: Rust Resistance in Wheat
News   Dec 06, 2018

Researchers from Aarhus University have contributed to creating new knowledge about resistance to yellow rust, which is a serious fungal disease in wheat. The results can have global importance.

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New Chlamydia Test Delivers Results in About 30 Minutes
New Chlamydia Test Delivers Results in About 30 Minutes
News   Dec 06, 2018

NIBIB-funded researchers recently validated a rapid STD test that delivered accurate results in about 30 minutes for chlamydia, allowing patients to receive treatment immediately, thereby stemming the further spread of disease.

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Dynamics of Chromatin During Organ and Tissue Regeneration
Dynamics of Chromatin During Organ and Tissue Regeneration
News   Dec 05, 2018

Researchers have analyzed the transcriptome of imaginal disks in the Drosophila melanogaster’s wing in different regeneration time periods. Through the analysis of massive RNA sequencing, they identified those genes that are differentially expressed during the process.

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Our Microbes Are Running the Show
Our Microbes Are Running the Show
News   Dec 05, 2018

The interactions that take place between the species of microbes living in the gastrointestinal system often have large and unpredicted effects on health.

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40 New Genetic Variants Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk
40 New Genetic Variants Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk
News   Dec 04, 2018

The most comprehensive genome-wide association study, or GWAS, of colorectal cancer risk to date, published in Nature Genetics, has discovered 40 new genetic variants and validated 55 previously identified variants that signal an increased risk of colon cancer.

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Altered Progenitor Cell Signaling Linked to Autism
Altered Progenitor Cell Signaling Linked to Autism
News   Dec 04, 2018

A recently completed study provides new information on functional changes in the brain connected with autistic spectrum disorders. The findings help identify factors related to the individual manifestation of autistic spectrum disorders and associated diseases.

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Genes Tied to Dementia Identified
Genes Tied to Dementia Identified
News   Dec 04, 2018

A UCLA-led research team has identified genetic processes involved in the neurodegeneration that occurs in dementia — an important step on the path toward developing therapies that could slow or halt the course of the disease. The findings appear today in the journal Nature Medicine.

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Drug Combo Could Be More Effective Against Melanoma
Drug Combo Could Be More Effective Against Melanoma
News   Dec 04, 2018

A class of cancer drugs called protein kinase inhibitors is one of the most effective treatments for melanoma. However, in many cases, tumors eventually become resistant to the drugs and cause a relapse in the patient.

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