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Scientists' discovery could reduce dependence on animals for vital anticoagulant drug

Scientists' discovery could reduce dependence on animals for vital anticoagulant drug

byRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteCredit: Pixabay/CC0 Public DomainHeparin, the world's most widely used blood thinner, is used during procedures ranging from kidney dialysis to open heart s

Scientists' discovery could reduce dependence on animals for vital anticoagulant drug

byRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteCredit: Pixabay/CC0 Public DomainHeparin, the world's most widely used blood thinner, is used during procedures ranging from kidney dialysis to open heart s
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Harnessing skin cancer genes to heal hearts

Harnessing skin cancer genes to heal hearts

by Duke UniversityTwo cross sections of engineered rat cardiac tissue showing the BRAF mutation at work. The BRAF-altered cell on the right has more newly synthesized DNA (green), showing the mut

Harnessing skin cancer genes to heal hearts

by Duke UniversityTwo cross sections of engineered rat cardiac tissue showing the BRAF mutation at work. The BRAF-altered cell on the right has more newly synthesized DNA (green), showing the mut
Risk factors for Parkinson's disease: Study proves the protective function of the RIT2 gene

Risk factors for Parkinson's disease: Study proves the protective function of the RIT2 gene

by Eurac ResearchIn vivo aSyn overexpression increases endogenous LRRK2 activity, which is prevented by Rit2 co-expression.aPLA analysis of AAV-GFP, AAV-A53T-aSyn and AAV-A53T-aSyn + AAV-R

Risk factors for Parkinson's disease: Study proves the protective function of the RIT2 gene

by Eurac ResearchIn vivo aSyn overexpression increases endogenous LRRK2 activity, which is prevented by Rit2 co-expression.aPLA analysis of AAV-GFP, AAV-A53T-aSyn and AAV-A53T-aSyn + AAV-R
Scientists find variant in the synaptonemal complex protein SYCE2 increases risk of pregnancy loss

Scientists find variant in the synaptonemal complex protein SYCE2 increases risk of pregnancy loss

by deCODE geneticsCredit: Pixabay/CC0 Public DomainWhile it is well established that chromosomal abnormalities are a major cause of miscarriages the biology behind pregnancy losses with or without chr

Scientists find variant in the synaptonemal complex protein SYCE2 increases risk of pregnancy loss

by deCODE geneticsCredit: Pixabay/CC0 Public DomainWhile it is well established that chromosomal abnormalities are a major cause of miscarriages the biology behind pregnancy losses with or without chr
Building trust and saving lives: A community approach to genetic education

Building trust and saving lives: A community approach to genetic education

by Medical University of South CarolinaCatilin Allen, Ph.D., of MUSC Hollings Cancer Center. Credit: Medical University of South Carolina, Sarah Pack.Changes to DNA, known as mutations, can incre

Building trust and saving lives: A community approach to genetic education

by Medical University of South CarolinaCatilin Allen, Ph.D., of MUSC Hollings Cancer Center. Credit: Medical University of South Carolina, Sarah Pack.Changes to DNA, known as mutations, can incre
Marfan syndrome and related disorders: A genetic panel approach

Marfan syndrome and related disorders: A genetic panel approach

by Association of Basic Medical Sciences of FBIHCredit: Unsplash/CC0 Public DomainIn a recently published study spearheaded by Giovanny Fuentevilla-Álvarez and his team at the National Institute

Marfan syndrome and related disorders: A genetic panel approach

by Association of Basic Medical Sciences of FBIHCredit: Unsplash/CC0 Public DomainIn a recently published study spearheaded by Giovanny Fuentevilla-Álvarez and his team at the National Institute
Evaluating research on causal factors of human aging and identifying gaps in knowledge

Evaluating research on causal factors of human aging and identifying gaps in knowledge

by University of BirminghamSelection of proposed mechanisms of aging based on age-related changes. a–g, Mechanisms include molecular changes that have been a major focus of research such as oxida

Evaluating research on causal factors of human aging and identifying gaps in knowledge

by University of BirminghamSelection of proposed mechanisms of aging based on age-related changes. a–g, Mechanisms include molecular changes that have been a major focus of research such as oxida
New findings on hepatitis C in infants can lead to improved treatments

New findings on hepatitis C in infants can lead to improved treatments

by Karolinska InstitutetElectron micrographs of hepatitis C virus purified from cell culture. Scale bar is 50 nanometers. Credit: Center for the Study of Hepatitis C, The Rockefeller University.O

New findings on hepatitis C in infants can lead to improved treatments

by Karolinska InstitutetElectron micrographs of hepatitis C virus purified from cell culture. Scale bar is 50 nanometers. Credit: Center for the Study of Hepatitis C, The Rockefeller University.O
New research on why 'poo' transplants effectively treat C. diff

New research on why 'poo' transplants effectively treat C. diff

by University of NottinghamThis photograph depicts Clostridium difficile colonies after 48hrs growth on a blood agar plate; Magnified 4.8X. C. difficile, an anaerobic gram-positive rod, is the mo

New research on why 'poo' transplants effectively treat C. diff

by University of NottinghamThis photograph depicts Clostridium difficile colonies after 48hrs growth on a blood agar plate; Magnified 4.8X. C. difficile, an anaerobic gram-positive rod, is the mo
Individual donor strains do not show link between fecal microbe transplantation and successful melanoma immunotherapy

Individual donor strains do not show link between fecal microbe transplantation and successful melanoma immunotherapy

by Jeff Hansen,University of Alabama at BirminghamWSS scores from FMT with single donor-recipient pairs.Using the data from Davar et al., the WSS scores were determined by comparing the do

Individual donor strains do not show link between fecal microbe transplantation and successful melanoma immunotherapy

by Jeff Hansen,University of Alabama at BirminghamWSS scores from FMT with single donor-recipient pairs.Using the data from Davar et al., the WSS scores were determined by comparing the do
5 facts about celiac disease

5 facts about celiac disease

by Rush University Medical CenterCredit: Pixabay/CC0 Public DomainFor people with celiac disease, foods as seemingly wholesome as whole grain bread can be dangerous.Why? Having celiac means that

5 facts about celiac disease

by Rush University Medical CenterCredit: Pixabay/CC0 Public DomainFor people with celiac disease, foods as seemingly wholesome as whole grain bread can be dangerous.Why? Having celiac means that
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