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CRISPR Hunts Out Alzheimer's Biomarker
CRISPR Hunts Out Alzheimer's Biomarker
News   Oct 10, 2018

Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Pathology Biomarkers at the UEx have found a new biomarker for Alzheimer's disease of sporadic origin, the protein STIM1.

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Epigenetic Profiling Improved by Using Enzyme, Rather than Chemical, Deamination
Epigenetic Profiling Improved by Using Enzyme, Rather than Chemical, Deamination
News   Oct 09, 2018

A new method for sequencing the chemical groups attached to the surface of DNA is paving the way for better detection of cancer and other diseases.

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Why Sharks are Genomic "Living Fossils"
Why Sharks are Genomic "Living Fossils"
News   Oct 09, 2018

Scientists have decoded the whole genomes of two shark species for the first time and improved the whale shark genome sequences released previously. By analyzing the genomes and comparing them with those of other vertebrate species, they have constructed an overview of their unique life histories and evolutionary paths.

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CRISPR Heals Mouse Genomic Disease
CRISPR Heals Mouse Genomic Disease
News   Oct 09, 2018

A team of researchers from ETH Zurich and the University Children’s Hospital Zurich applied a newly developed editing tool to target and correct genetic mutations. By doing so, the researchers healed mice suffering from a genetic metabolic disorder that also affects humans.

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Gene Signature Could Predict Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury
Gene Signature Could Predict Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury
News   Oct 08, 2018

A new study claims to have determined a gene signature that is linked to the severity of spinal cord injury in animals and humans. The discovery of key genes that are switched on or off in response to spinal cord injury could inform the development of biomarkers that predict recovery and possibly pinpoint new targets for treatment.

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Aggressive Prostate and Lung Cancers Have a Common Denominator
Aggressive Prostate and Lung Cancers Have a Common Denominator
News   Oct 05, 2018

Prostate and lung cells have very different patterns of gene expression when they’re healthy, but almost identical patterns when they transform into small cell cancers.

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Building a 3D Map of the Genome
Building a 3D Map of the Genome
News   Oct 05, 2018

Researchers have learned a lot in recent years about how six-plus feet of human DNA gets carefully packed into a tiny cell nucleus that measures less than .00024 of an inch. Thanks to a new technique developed by an NIH-funded research team, there is now an even more refined view.

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DNA Tool Predicts Height (and, Potentially, Disease Risk)
DNA Tool Predicts Height (and, Potentially, Disease Risk)
News   Oct 05, 2018

A new DNA tool created by Michigan State University can accurately predict people’s height, and more importantly, could potentially assess their risk for serious illnesses, such as heart disease and cancer.

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Japanese Insect Delicacy Genome Sequenced
Japanese Insect Delicacy Genome Sequenced
News   Oct 05, 2018

Japanese scientists have shed light on the evolutionary biology and distribution of Stenopsyche caddisflies, also known as sedge flies, a common insect in Japanese rivers and a local delicacy. The new discovery also identified new genetic lineages among previously recognized species.

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Single-Cell Analysis Reveals Stem Cell Journey in the Heart
Single-Cell Analysis Reveals Stem Cell Journey in the Heart
News   Oct 05, 2018

Fundamental mechanisms underlying heart development and differentiation have been mapped out, thanks to extensive single-cell transcriptomic analyses.

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