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Gene Screen Predicts Bone Fracture Risk
Gene Screen Predicts Bone Fracture Risk
News   Aug 30, 2018

A new genetic screen may be able to predict low bone-mineral density, osteoporosis and fracture risk prior to clinical symptoms, according to a retrospective study of nearly 400,000 people by a Stanford researcher.

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Unlocking the Secrets of Cell Division in Cancer
Unlocking the Secrets of Cell Division in Cancer
News   Aug 30, 2018

Scientists have found that some cells can divide without a molecule that was previously thought necessary. Their results explain how liver cells can regenerate after injury and may help us understand how cancer arises and how cancer cells evolve to have additional mutations, which accelerates growth and spread.

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Getting an INSiGHT into Retinal Genes
Getting an INSiGHT into Retinal Genes
News   Aug 29, 2018

Researchers have developed a new platform that enables them to uncover new regulators of retina neurons. This platform, named INSiGHT, was used to examine more than 100 genes, and 16 key retinal regulatory genes were identified.

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Leaf Molecules Reveal Plant's Healthy Symbiosis
Leaf Molecules Reveal Plant's Healthy Symbiosis
News   Aug 29, 2018

Metabolites in above-ground parts of a plant reveal a plant’s successful mutualism with mycorrhizal fungi.

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Novel Epigenetic Mechanism for Drug Resistance in a Deadly Melanoma
Novel Epigenetic Mechanism for Drug Resistance in a Deadly Melanoma
News   Aug 28, 2018

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown reason for drug resistance in a common subtype of melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of cancer, and in turn, have found a new therapy that could prevent or reverse drug resistance for melanoma patients with a particular gene mutation.

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Scientists "Fix" Bacterial Tree of Life
Scientists "Fix" Bacterial Tree of Life
News   Aug 28, 2018

Bacterial classification has been given a complete makeover using an evolutionary tree based on genome sequences.

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Epigenetic Analysis of Aggressive Brain Tumors
Epigenetic Analysis of Aggressive Brain Tumors
News   Aug 28, 2018

A new collaborative study demonstrates how epigenetic analysis of tumor samples collected in routine clinical practice could be used to better classify and treat the disease.

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Solving Teenage Arthritis
Solving Teenage Arthritis
News   Aug 28, 2018

A study has found that a malfunctioning gene associated with a common arthritic disease that often starts in teenagers is now directly linked to the loss of vital immune cells that may prevent it.

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Mutation May Have Helped Mammoths Tolerate the Cold
Mutation May Have Helped Mammoths Tolerate the Cold
News   Aug 28, 2018

Columbia University biomedical researchers have captured close-up views of TRPV3, a skin-cell ion channel that plays important roles in sensing temperature, itch, and pain. Researchers think that changes in the TRPV3 genes of mammoths may have helped them withstand lower temperatures.

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Scientists Identify 35 Genes Associated with Cannabis Use
Scientists Identify 35 Genes Associated with Cannabis Use
News   Aug 28, 2018

A large-scale genetic study found that some of the same genes associated with the use of cannabis are also associated with certain personality types and psychiatric conditions.

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