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A Genetic Scalpel for Modifying the Bacteria in Your Gut
A Genetic Scalpel for Modifying the Bacteria in Your Gut
News   Apr 24, 2017

Yale University researchers have developed new methods for regulating gene activity in a widespread group of microbiome bacteria in the gut of living mice.

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Reversing Gene Damage to Treat Blindness
Reversing Gene Damage to Treat Blindness
News   Apr 24, 2017

n mouse models, advanced gene editing tool reprogrammed photoreceptor rods to mutation-resistant cones.

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Diet Therapy Could Be Effective at Starving Cancer
Diet Therapy Could Be Effective at Starving Cancer
News   Apr 24, 2017

Cutting out certain amino acids – the building blocks of proteins – from the diet of mice slows tumour growth and prolongs survival, according to new research published in Nature.

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Working Out Which Therapy is Best for Treating Metastatic Cancer
Working Out Which Therapy is Best for Treating Metastatic Cancer
News   Apr 24, 2017

A new laboratory technique can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening breast cancer metastases in bone.

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A Promising Model for a Devastating Genetic Deficiency
A Promising Model for a Devastating Genetic Deficiency
News   Apr 24, 2017

Study describes how a complete knockout of the Ngly1 gene in mice leads to death just before birth, which can be partially rescued by the second knockout of another gene called Engase.

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Metrion and Venomtech Collaborate
Metrion and Venomtech Collaborate
News   Apr 24, 2017

Combining Metrion's electrophysiological expertise and screening capability with Venomtech's compound library and venom-based drug discovery expertise will rapidly exploit and develop novel tools for ion channel drug discovery research.

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Gut Bacteria Offers Protection from Type 2 Diabetes
Gut Bacteria Offers Protection from Type 2 Diabetes
News   Apr 23, 2017

According to researchers, the results of their study illustrate the importance of intestinal bacteria's contribution to the operation of diet, metabolism and health interface.

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Sunflower Seeds Identified as Source of Potent Liver Carcinogen
Sunflower Seeds Identified as Source of Potent Liver Carcinogen
News   Apr 23, 2017

Michigan State University researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin produced by molds and pose an increased health risk in many low-income countries worldwide.

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Identical Twins; Not-so-identical Stem Cells
Identical Twins; Not-so-identical Stem Cells
News   Apr 21, 2017

A new twin study sheds light on what causes reprogrammed stem cells to have different epigenetic patterns.

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Microbial Markers Could Help Diagnose Colorectal Cancer
Microbial Markers Could Help Diagnose Colorectal Cancer
News   Apr 21, 2017

Researchers have identified specific microbial markers associated with colorectal cancer, which could be used to develop a non-invasive diagnostic test.

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