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B Cells Linked to Brain Lesions in MS Sufferers
B Cells Linked to Brain Lesions in MS Sufferers
News   Sep 05, 2018

In multiple sclerosis, it is not only specific T cells that cause inflammation and lesions in the brain, B cells also play a role.

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A Better Understanding of Relapse in Breast Cancer
A Better Understanding of Relapse in Breast Cancer
News   Sep 05, 2018

A large genomic analysis has linked certain DNA mutations to a high risk of relapse in estrogen receptor positive breast cancer, while other mutations were associated with better outcomes, according to researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the Baylor College of Medicine and the University of British Columbia.

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Stress Gene Links to Chronic Pain
Stress Gene Links to Chronic Pain
News   Sep 05, 2018

For most people, pain eventually fades away as an injury heals. But for others, the pain persists beyond the initial healing and becomes chronic, hanging on for weeks, months, or even years. Now, we may have uncovered an answer to help explain why: subtle differences in a gene that controls how the body responds to stress.

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Kill or Chill - How Viral DNA Affects Outcomes
Kill or Chill - How Viral DNA Affects Outcomes
News   Sep 05, 2018

Research reveals a previously unknown mechanism that governs whether viruses that infect bacteria will quickly kill their hosts or remain latent inside the cell.

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What Gene Variants Can Help Us Live Longer?
What Gene Variants Can Help Us Live Longer?
News   Sep 05, 2018

A new method has made it possible to identify twenty-five parallel mutations located in genes associated with wound healing, blood coagulation and cardiovascular disorders, advancing research into new drugs to treat ageing-related disease.

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A Yardstick for DNA
A Yardstick for DNA
News   Sep 05, 2018

The DNA in the cell nucleus is highly condensed, and genes must be rendered accessible before they can be activated. An LMU team has now described the action of a protein complex that serves as a yardstick to measure lengths of exposed DNA.

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Genome-Wide Study Identifies Genes Linked to Diverticular Disease
Genome-Wide Study Identifies Genes Linked to Diverticular Disease
News   Sep 05, 2018

An analysis of the genomes of a half-million people reveals potential genes behind a common intestinal disorder — and could inform future treatment.

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Big Data Approach Reveals Therapeutic Target for Epilepsy
Big Data Approach Reveals Therapeutic Target for Epilepsy
News   Sep 04, 2018

A newly-developed computational framework for drug discovery has been used to identify a therapeutic target for epilepsy.

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Genetics and Pollution Drive Severity of Asthma Symptoms
Genetics and Pollution Drive Severity of Asthma Symptoms
News   Sep 04, 2018

Asthma patients, with a specific genetic profile, exhibit more intense symptoms following exposure to traffic pollution, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and collaborators.

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Regulator Protein, AP2-G, May Hold the Key to Preventing Malaria
Regulator Protein, AP2-G, May Hold the Key to Preventing Malaria
News   Sep 04, 2018

Scientists found that AP2-G is the master switch in the parasite that controls a pattern of gene expression essential for the parasite to successfully infect mosquitoes. These findings highlight a potential new target for approaches that, with further research and investigation, may unlock a new potential way to prevent the spread of this devastating disease.

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