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1 hr ago | Fox News

Scientists 'edit' DNA to cure genetic disease in mice

Scientists have used a genome-editing technique to cure mice of an inherited liver disease, raising the prospect that similar clinical trials on humans could begin within a few years.


Related Topix: Medicine

6 hrs ago | Scientific Computing/Instrument.

Alzheimer's-Cancer Link found using Biomedical Data, Supercomputing

A team led by Houston Methodist Research Institute scientists has found that Alzheimer's disease and cancer share a pathway in gene transcription, a process essential for cell reproduction and growth.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Texas, Medicine, Brain Cancer

10 hrs ago | Science Daily

Two genes linked to inflammatory bowel disease

Scientists have done what is believed to be the first direct genetic study to document the important function for the Ron receptor, a cell surface protein often found in certain cancers, and its genetic growth factor, responsible for stimulating cell growth, in the development and progression of inflammatory bowel disease.


Related Topix: Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Crohn's Disease, Health

14 hrs ago |

For babies who can't grow hair or teeth, a cure might be on the way

To learn more, she converted a storage room of a church in Mascoutah, Ill., into the headquarters for a foundation that she established.


Related Topix: Mascoutah, IL, Medicine, Dentistry, Dentures, Health

18 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

11 myths fertility doctors hear

Many couples spend years trying not to get pregnant, so it's only understandable that they may have a few issues when it comes to trying to have a child.


Related Topix: Medicine, Human Sexuality, Folic Acid, Supplement, Autos

21 hrs ago | TG Daily

For an immune cell, microgravity mimics aging

Telling someone to "act your age" is another way of asking him or her to behave better.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Space, UC San Francisco, us Travel, Travel

Mon Apr 21, 2014


Genetic Study Tackles Mystery of Slow Plant Domestications

"The Modern View of Domestication," a special feature of The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published April 29, raises a number of startling questions about a transition in our deep history that most of us take for granted.


Related Topix: Medicine, Agriculture

Managing Diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25.8 million people suffered from diabetes in 2010 with 90-95% of all cases of type 2. The costs associated directly and indirectly, i.e. missed work, to this disease was 174 billion dollars in 2007.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

Rehab Management

Genetics Offer Insight Into How Different RA Forms Are Triggered

International study results may provide insight into genetics and their ability to reveal how different environmental exposures can trigger the onset of different forms of rheumatoid arthritis .


Related Topix: Medicine, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Health

Breaking All The Rules

Read the entire "Reign of Terror" essay

The recent breakdown in the latest round of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians is no surprise.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Medicine, Religion, Judaism

Bioscience Technology

Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.


Related Topix: Hawaii, Agriculture, Science, Medicine, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Entomology, Maui County, HI


Dr. Bruce Stillman, CSHL President, wins 2014 Herbert Tabor Research Award

Dr. Bruce Stillman, President of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory , is the 2014 winner of the Herbert Tabor Research Award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology .


Related Topix: Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Biology, Science, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Columbia University

Scientific American

Virtual Doctor Visits Gaining Steam in "Geneticist Deserts"

In Alaska patients are more likely to find an astronaut than a geneticist. William Oefelein, who piloted the space shuttle Discovery, retired there, but the state of more than 700,000 people does not have a single medical geneticist to call its own.


Related Topix: Medicine, Medical Genetics, Genetics, Biology, Science


Unraveling the brain regulation of appetite: lessons from genetics.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Sun Apr 20, 2014


A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers

In a classroom across from the coal mine exhibit at the Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, students are huddled around tables, studying petri dishes of bacteria.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Education Etc., Medicine

Medical Daily

Pain Tolerance Has A Genetic Basis; Study Suggests New Avenues For Drug Treatment

As many as 100 million Americans and 1.5 billion people around the world suffer from chronic pain.


Related Topix: Medicine

News Observer

A mysteriously sick child, a tale of modern medicine and a new disease

But the team of Duke researchers – whose methods involved painstaking, one-by-one examination of perhaps thousands of mutations in the genes of the individual patients – needed something more in the unique case of tiny Bertrand Might: a father who is unusually skilled with social media.


Related Topix: Medicine, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, University of Utah

WLBT-TV Jackson

New guidelines issued for cholesterol drugs

Millions of Americans take one or a combination of these drugs called "statins" to get their cholesterol down to a specific goal.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Diabetes

Daily Camera

CU system resets health care with $63M personalized medicine division

Lung-cancer patient Ellen Smith, accompanied by Dr. Dara Aisner, reacts upon seeing a dissected portion of her tumor at the Colorado Molecular Correlates Laboratory at the Anschutz Medical Campus earlier this month.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Lung Cancer, Nursing, Aurora, CO

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Star Online

Diet and DNA: The mysterious link between genes and eating habits

Have you ever asked yourself, why am I not losing any weight despite exercising so hard? The answer might actually lie in your genes.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nutrition, Life, Food, Sports Medicine