Fetal Gene Therapy Prevents Lethal Neurodegenerative DiseaseNews
Researchers have successfully prevented the development of a fatal neurodegenerative disorder, Gaucher disease, using fetal gene therapy, in mice. The study highlights the potential of using this approach to combat lethal neurodegenerative diseases affecting newborns.READ MORE
Buzzing for Love: Fruit fly mating decisions can teach us about human motivationNews
Understanding the mechanisms of insect choice could help scientists glean insights into and develop strategies for the treatment of human disorders where motivation goes awryREAD MORE
Sugarcane, the last unsequenced major cultivated plant, has had its genome decoded. Overcoming the sugarcane genome's extreme complexity, the research means it will now be possible to "modernize" the methods used to breed sugarcane varieties.
A new approach established at the University of Zurich sheds light on the effects of anti-cancer drugs and the defense mechanisms of cancer cells. The method makes it possible to quickly test various drugs and treatment combinations at the cellular level.READ MORE
Public-private alliances will create world-leading genomics campus and accelerate commercialization.READ MORE
Scientists have mapped an unexpected path in which evolution arranged for animals to choose the correct partner.READ MORE
The rise of genomics, the shift from considering genes singly to collectively, is adding a new dimension to medical care. A new computational tool combines multiple types of genomic information to make stronger predictions about what genomic features are associated with specific drug responses.
Researchers have established a way to cryopreserve (or ‘freeze’) a broad range of bacteria using synthetic reproductions of the natural antifreeze proteins found in polar organisms. The new technique could radically improve the work to store and transport human tissue.
Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona have developed a new method to systematically identify genes contributing to heritable cancer risk. Their work, which is published in Nature Communications, is a success story for data sharing and openness in science. A small team of three researchers identified new cancer genes only using publicly available data.READ MORE
Structural differences in the cerebellum may be linked to some aspects of autism spectrum disorder, according to a neuroimaging study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC).
Scientists have succeeded in shaping terahertz beams with extremely high precision. All that is needed for this is a simple plastic screen from a 3D printer.READ MORE