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RNA-Seq – News and Features


Scientists Investigate the “Training Program” of Stomach Acid-Producing Cells

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and collaborating institutions identified the genes that were preferentially expressed by emerging parietal cells (PCs) to guide their development.
A clinician holds the results of a brain scan.

Developing a Personalized Vaccine Against Cancerous Brain Tumors

Pairing a personalized dendritic cell vaccine with an immune-boosting compound improves the immune response to malignant gliomas.
A plastic model of human lungs, bisected to show the internal structures.

The Role of Iron in Allergic Asthma Could Be Targeted in Potential New Treatments

Iron drives inflammation in the lungs during an allergic asthma attack, presenting a target for new treatments.
A figure of a human with their organs highlighted.

Heat Waves Can Have Damaging Impact on Vital Organs

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine have found evidence of the molecular causes of the damaging impact heat stress causes on the gut, liver and brain in the elderly.
Double helix structure of DNA.

Mutation in the “Dark” Genome Alters Thyroid Regulation

A team of researchers have uncovered a genetic mutation in a non-coding region of DNA that alters the regulation of the thyroid, leading to a rare form of congenital thyroid abnormality.
Bacteria in the intestine.

How Gut Epithelial Cells Defend Against Deadly Diarrheal Infections

A study brings new understanding to how absorptive intestinal epithelial cells, or IECs, and T cells work together to defend the gut barrier.
immunofluorescent staining shows a lymph node that has been significantly expanded in mice with the help of the biomaterial MPS-vaccine (on the right), next to a lymph node taken from non-treated control mice (on the left) at the same time post-vaccination.

Biomaterial Vaccine Enhances Lymph Node Expansion and Boosts Anti-Tumor Immunity

A biomaterial vaccine enhances and sustains lymph node expansion following vaccination, boosting anti-tumor immunity in an animal model.
A colorized scanning electron micrograph of a malaria parasite infecting a red blood cell.

Insights Into Malaria Parasites Sexual Development Reveals Opportunities To Prevent Disease Spread

For the first time, the developmental stages of the deadliest human malaria parasite have been mapped in high resolution, revealing opportunities to prevent the spread of disease.
A researcher wearing gloves holds a petri dish containing cell culture medium.

Analysis of 400 ALS Patients Reveals Important Epigenetic Risk Factors

Epigenetic analysis of 400 ALS patients has revealed 30 locations with modifications that appear linked to ALS progression.

Calcium Boosts Potato Plant Resistance to Bacterial Wilt

Scientists have discovered that calcium plays a significant role in enhancing the resistance of potato plants to bacterial wilt. This disease causes worldwide losses of potatoes costing $19 billion per year.