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A 3D model of a human brain.

A New Genetic Variant That Protects Against Alzheimer’s

Columbia researchers have discovered a genetic variant that reduces the odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease by up to 70% and may be protecting thousands of people in the United States from the disease.
A strand of DNA.

Genotype Imputation Works Better for Some Populations Than Others

Filling in the genomic "blanks" during genome-wide association studies works better for some populations than others, with researchers finding disparities in how well imputation works for different populations.
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Warming Waters Are Blinding Octopuses

Heat stress from projected ocean warming could impair octopus vision and impact the survivability of the species, reports a new study into the proteins used for vision.
Children wearing helmets playing American football.

Blood Protein Could Help Diagnose Delayed Concussion Recovery

Researchers have identified a blood protein that could be used to detect children who may experience ongoing concussion symptoms.
RNA molecule.

The Most Comprehensive Atlas to Date of mRNA Variants in the Brain to Date

Investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine have assembled the most comprehensive atlas to date of messenger RNA (mRNA) variants in the mouse and human brain.
Strands of DNA with computer code over the top.

Decade-Long Study Uncovers DNA Variants' Impact on Recessive Diseases

In a study that spans more than a decade, researchers have looked at generations of families in a specific population to reveal the role newly inherited DNA variants play on recessive disease traits.
Algae growing on water.

60-Year-Old Dormant Algae Cells Brought Back to Life

Groundbreaking research at Åbo Akademi University, Finland, has managed to circumvent previous challenges in finding out how microalgae adapt to global warming by studying up to 60-year-old microalgae cells from the Archipelago Sea.
Strands of DNA.

C. elegans Uses a Unique Set of Proteins To Protect Its Chromosomes

C. elegans uses a set of proteins unlike those in other studied organisms to protect the ends of its DNA, reports a new study.
Protein structure.

New Method Measures Protein Expression in Neurons

Northwestern Medicine investigators have developed a method to measure protein expression in an individual neuron, a discovery that will enable scientists to study how this process goes awry in disease.
Escherichia coli under a microscope.

Novel Antibiotics Combat Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Scientists at Uppsala University have discovered a new class of antibiotics with potent activity against multi-drug resistant bacteria, and have shown that it cures bloodstream infections in mice.