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Optimizing Technologies for Discovering Cancer Cell Mutations
Optimizing Technologies for Discovering Cancer Cell Mutations
News   Sep 11, 2018

Cancer cells often have mutations in their DNA that can give scientists clues about how the cancer started or which treatment may be most effective.

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What Time is it in Your Body?
What Time is it in Your Body?
News   Sep 11, 2018

Simple new blood test reveals your body’s precise internal clock to guide treatments, according to gene expression levels.

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Effects of Cancer-Causing KRAS Mutations Are More Diverse Than Previously Thought
Effects of Cancer-Causing KRAS Mutations Are More Diverse Than Previously Thought
News   Sep 11, 2018

The effects of KRAS mutations underlying many different types of cancer are more diverse than previously thought, according to a new study. Different mutations in the same amino acid of the KRAS protein have so varied effects on protein function that they may require different approaches when it comes to treatment and drug development.

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Zika Virus Strips Immune Cells of their Identity
Zika Virus Strips Immune Cells of their Identity
News   Sep 11, 2018

New technique for separating infected and uninfected cells helps reveal how Zika virus manipulates the immune system.

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Special Antibodies Raise Hope of HIV Vaccine
Special Antibodies Raise Hope of HIV Vaccine
News   Sep 10, 2018

Special antibodies do not just fight one virus strain, but neutralize almost all known virus strains.

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Tracking the Tumor DNA Trail to Crack the Secrets of Personalized Medicine
Tracking the Tumor DNA Trail to Crack the Secrets of Personalized Medicine
News   Sep 10, 2018

Individualised therapies that target the specific genetic features of tumors have the potential to transform cancer diagnosis, treatment and care. However, several challenges still need to be overcome before these approaches can be widely used in the clinic. Two DNA testing programmes have been implemented in institutes in Spain and the UK, to match patient tumor profiles with targets of early clinical trials, and to embed whole genome sequencing (WGS) in routine oncology practice, respectively.

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Researchers Unlock Secret of Deadly Brain Cancer's 'Immortality'
Researchers Unlock Secret of Deadly Brain Cancer's 'Immortality'
News   Sep 10, 2018

Researchers have discovered how a mutation in a gene regulator called the TERT promoter - the third most common mutation among all human cancers and the most common mutation in the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma - confers "immortality" on tumor cells, enabling the unchecked cell division that powers their aggressive growth.

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Stifling 'Staufen1' in Cells Improves Motor Function in Neurodegenerative Mice
Stifling 'Staufen1' in Cells Improves Motor Function in Neurodegenerative Mice
News   Sep 10, 2018

Study connecting RNA stress granules with autophagy provides insights on treatment approaches for degenerative ataxia.

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Why the Whole Genome Matters in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Why the Whole Genome Matters in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
News   Sep 10, 2018

Whether an individual develops a neurodevelopmental disorder like autism or ADHD and the severity of that disorder depends on genetic changes beyond a single supposedly disease-causing mutation. A new study reveals that the total amount of rare mutations in a person’s genome can explain why individuals with a disease-associated mutation can have vastly different symptoms.

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How Did Psychiatric Disorders Evolve?
How Did Psychiatric Disorders Evolve?
News   Sep 10, 2018

How and why human-unique characteristics such as highly social behavior, languages and complex culture have evolved is a long-standing question. A research team led by Tohoku University in Japan has revealed the evolution of a gene related to such human-unique psychiatric traits.

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