Genetics Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. Clinical trials of cannabis-based epilepsy...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | RedOrbit

    ... many different genetic causes for their seizures," said Dr Sameer Zuberi, Clinical Lead of the Glasgow Epilepsy Genetics Service and Epilepsy Specialist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. "The opportunity to trial new treatments in children ...

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  2. Over-the-counter painkiller taken by millions daily could 'extend life by 12 years'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Independent.ie

    ... in old age than those left untreated, the scientists reported in the online journal Public Library of Science Genetics. Co-author Dr Chong He, from the Buck Institute for Age Research in California, US, said: "Healthy worms tend to thrash a lot and ...

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  3. Big-Data Analysis Reveals Shared Genetic Code between SpeciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Scientific Computing/Instrument.

    ... many generations in the span of one's career. The ability to track such interactions has implications for human genetics and health, the researchers said. Kohn previously detailed a mutation in common European house mice ( Mus musculus domesticus ) ...

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  4. Mutations need help from aging tissue to cause leukemiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... fittest," says James DeGregori, PhD, investigator at the CU Cancer Center, professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the CU School of Medicine, and the paper's senior author. "When you're young, healthy cells are optimized to the ...

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  5. Top patent court shoots down Myriad gene testing patentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Ars Technica

    The US Patent and Trademark Office handed out patents on human genes for about 30 years, but genomic patents were blocked after a landmark Supreme Court ruling last year. The patent holder in that case, Myriad Genetics, had patented a test on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.

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  6. Could ibuprofen be an anti-aging medicine? Popular over-the counter...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Ibuprofen, a common over-the-counter drug used to relieve pain and fever, could hold the keys to a longer healthier life, according to a study by researchers at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Publishing in PLoS Genetics on December 18th, scientists showed that regular doses of ibuprofen extended the lifespan of yeast, worms and fruit flies.

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  7. Fast-changing genes help malaria to hide in the human bodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... of antigenic diversity in Plasmodium falciparum by structured rearrangement of var genes during mitosis. PLOS Genetics . DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004812 A genetic region responsible for red blood cell invasion was among a small number of areas ...

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  8. RNA Measurements May Yield Less Insight About Gene Expression Than AssumedRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | Newswise

    Newswise - The majority of RNA expression differences between individuals have no connection to the abundance of a corresponding protein, report scientists from the University of Chicago and Stanford University in Science on Dec. 18. The findings point to a yet-unidentified cellular mechanism that regulates gene expression and suggest studies that rely only on RNA measurements to characterize gene function require further analysis. "The chief assumption for studies of RNA differences is that they ultimately reflect differences in an end product, which is protein," said senior study author Yoav Gilad, PhD, professor of human genetics at the University of Chicago.

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  9. Stock index up on back of global rallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... ices to the dairy industry, was unchanged at $6.10 after it said it had bought a majority interest in its Brazilian genetics distributor, NZ Brasil Genetics Producao Animal, for an undisclosed sum.

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  10. Scientists discover tiny gene fragments linked to brain development and autismRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... in the University of Toronto's Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research and Department of Molecular Genetics. "In addition, a large number of the microexons we detected show misregulation in people with autism." Scientists-including ...

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  11. Mutations Need Help From Evolution to Cause CancerRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | Newswise

    ... fittest," says James DeGregori, PhD, investigator at the CU Cancer Center, professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the CU School of Medicine, and the paper's senior author. "When you're young, healthy cells are optimized to the ...

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  12. Autism and Intellectual Disability Studied in Quest for New Treatment ApproachesRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | Newswise

    ... up with a treatment," . Berry-Kravis says. ASD has many causes, only some of which are known at this point, but genetics is key. Hundreds of genes in the human body can mutate in ways that can contribute to ASD, a condition that presents in varying ...

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  13. Ibuprofen boosts some organisms' life spansRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Science

    ... spans of all three types of organisms increased if they received ibuprofen , the researchers report today in PLOS Genetics . In yeast, for instance, ibuprofen stretched life span by 17%, half of what researchers can produce by cutting the cells' ...

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  14. Microexons: Small fragments of genes, essential for neurone maturationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | EurekAlert!

    ... the University of Toronto's Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research and the Department of Molecular Genetics, and senior author of the study. "Microexons change the way in which proteins interact and clearly play an important role in ...

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  15. 'Deep learning' finds autism, cancer mutations in unexplored regions of the genomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | EurekAlert!

    ... program. The research combines the latter groups' pioneering work on deep learning with novel techniques in genetics. Most existing methods examine mutations in segments of DNA that encode protein, what Frey refers to as low-hanging fruit. To find ...

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  16. Claritas Genomics Appoints As Chief Commercial OfficerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | BioSpace

    ... the advocacy community." Mr. Terry has co-founded and advised multiple life science ventures, including two applied genetics companies, and participated in securing over "I joined Claritas Genomics because of the many convergences between their ...

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  17. The realities of living near coal ashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | TreeHugger

    ... can be caused either by genetic mutation or exposure to toxic chemicals . A genetic counselor was able to rule out genetics as the cause. My youngest daughter, Laney, was born with spina bifida, which can also be caused by environmental factors . ...

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  18. Genetic Clue Found to Menopause-like Condition in Young WomenRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | Kansas City InfoZine

    ... M.D., Ph.D., of the Magee-Womens Research Institute of the University of Pittsburgh. "Our findings indicate that genetics may play a strong role in POI, and raise the prospect of one day developing therapies to delay menopause to an appropriate time ...

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  19. Healthy brain development balanced on edge of a cellular 'sword'Read the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | Science Blog

    ... the lab of Murat Gunel, the Nixdorff-German Professor and chair in the Department of Neurosurgery, and professor of genetics and neurobiology at Yale School of Medicine. The team sequenced all protein-coding genes (exome) of children with inherited ...

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  20. Postdoc: Alzheimer and Parkinson Disease GeneticsRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | Nature Neuroscience

    ... ). Joshua M Shulman, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology, Molecular and Human Genetics, and Neuroscience Baylor College of Medicine Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute 1250 Moursund St., Suite N.1150 Houston, TX ...

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