Cryopreservation – News and Features
AI Tools Can Predict DNA Structure and Regulation
Newly developed artificial intelligence (AI) programs accurately predicted the role of DNA’s regulatory elements and three-dimensional (3D) structure based solely on its raw sequence.
Link Between Low Levels of Vitamin D and High Levels of Inflammation Established
The genetic data of nearly 300,000 people has helped to establish that low levels of vitamin D are linked to high levels of inflammation, providing a potential avenue for reducing chronic inflammation.
Evolution of Lactose Tolerance Driven by Disease and Famine
Until now, it was widely assumed that lactose tolerance emerged because it allowed people to consume more milk and dairy products. But new research shows famine and infectious disease best explains the evolution of our ability to consume them.
Genetic Evidence That Alcohol Accelerates Biological Aging
Researchers from Oxford Population Health have published results from a new genetic-based analysis which suggest that alcohol directly accelerates aging by damaging DNA in telomeres.
Loss of Y Chromosome A Cause of Earlier Death in Men?
A new study published in Science outlines how a loss of the Y chromosome as men age could have harmful effects on health and reduce lifespan. The research, led by scientists at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine, may also provide an explanation for why women typically live longer than men.
Immunohistochemistry Techniques, Strengths, Limitations and Applications
Immunohistochemistry exploits antigen–antibody binding to study the status of target molecules in tissues of interest. In this article, we explore how it works, factors that impact experimental design and its applications.
Mapping the Body’s Defense System: The Immune Cell Atlas
This article will provide an introduction to the Immune Cell Atlas, highlight some of the research contributing to the project and explore the wider implications of the work.
New Cryoprotective Agents Discovered
Scientists have discovered new cryoprotective agents that allow for the improved storage of human cells, and possibly the safe storage of organs.
49 Genetic Variants That Increase the Risk of Varicose Veins Identified
A risk score based on 49 genetic variants has been developed to identify patients with varicose veins that require surgery for chronic venous disease.
How Your Height May Influence Your Risk of Disease
Researchers have conducted one of the largest investigations to date studying the associations between a person's height and their risk of disease. The results show, whether tall or short, that height is a plausible risk factor for many conditions.