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Dynamics of Chromatin During Organ and Tissue Regeneration
Dynamics of Chromatin During Organ and Tissue Regeneration
News   Dec 05, 2018

Researchers have analyzed the transcriptome of imaginal disks in the Drosophila melanogaster’s wing in different regeneration time periods. Through the analysis of massive RNA sequencing, they identified those genes that are differentially expressed during the process.

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Our Microbes Are Running the Show
Our Microbes Are Running the Show
News   Dec 05, 2018

The interactions that take place between the species of microbes living in the gastrointestinal system often have large and unpredicted effects on health.

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Garlic Repels More than Vampires
Garlic Repels More than Vampires
News   Dec 04, 2018

Oils from garlic and several other common herbs and medicinal plants show strong activity against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.

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40 New Genetic Variants Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk
40 New Genetic Variants Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk
News   Dec 04, 2018

The most comprehensive genome-wide association study, or GWAS, of colorectal cancer risk to date, published in Nature Genetics, has discovered 40 new genetic variants and validated 55 previously identified variants that signal an increased risk of colon cancer.

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Altered Progenitor Cell Signaling Linked to Autism
Altered Progenitor Cell Signaling Linked to Autism
News   Dec 04, 2018

A recently completed study provides new information on functional changes in the brain connected with autistic spectrum disorders. The findings help identify factors related to the individual manifestation of autistic spectrum disorders and associated diseases.

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Genes Tied to Dementia Identified
Genes Tied to Dementia Identified
News   Dec 04, 2018

A UCLA-led research team has identified genetic processes involved in the neurodegeneration that occurs in dementia — an important step on the path toward developing therapies that could slow or halt the course of the disease. The findings appear today in the journal Nature Medicine.

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Gene Therapy is Reversing Sickle Cell Anemia Symptoms in Preclinical Trials
Gene Therapy is Reversing Sickle Cell Anemia Symptoms in Preclinical Trials
News   Dec 04, 2018

After over a decade of preclinical research and development, a new gene therapy treatment for sickle cell anemia (SCA) is reversing disease symptoms in two adults and showing early potential for transportability to resource-challenged parts of the world where SCA is most common.

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Drug Combo Could Be More Effective Against Melanoma
Drug Combo Could Be More Effective Against Melanoma
News   Dec 04, 2018

A class of cancer drugs called protein kinase inhibitors is one of the most effective treatments for melanoma. However, in many cases, tumors eventually become resistant to the drugs and cause a relapse in the patient.

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Revealing Flu's Clues
Revealing Flu's Clues
News   Dec 04, 2018

Clever re-purposing of a biological tool gives researchers new clues as to how flu remains so successful.

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Fighting Relapsed Blood Cancer with Genetically Engineered Immune Cells
Fighting Relapsed Blood Cancer with Genetically Engineered Immune Cells
News   Dec 04, 2018

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers reported promising early results from a clinical study of an investigational cellular immunotherapy that used a patient’s own, genetically engineered immune cells to recognize and fight Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma cells.

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