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March 18, 2019

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March 18, 2019

Enzyme USP15 May Have Potential Role in Future Treatment of Various Cancers

Mar. 15, 2019 — A team has found that the deubiquitinating enzyme USP15 is a potential biomarker for treatments of pancreatic cancer, as well as ovarian and breast ... read more

Therapy Could Improve and Prolong Sight in Those Suffering Vision Loss

Mar. 13, 2019 — Ganglion cells in the eye generate noise as the light-sensitive photoreceptors die in diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa. Now, neurobiologists have found a drug and gene therapy that can tamp down ... read more

Serotonin Can Regulate Gene Expression Inside Neurons

Mar. 13, 2019 — Findings could fundamentally change how scientists interpret the biological activities of ... read more

How the Heart Sends an SOS Signal to Bone Marrow Cells After a Heart Attack

Mar. 13, 2019 — Exosomes are key to the SOS signal that the heart muscle sends out after a heart attack. Exosomes in the bloodstream carry greatly increased amounts of heart-specific microRNAs -- as seen in both ... read more

Mar. 13, 2019 — In everyday life, blinking lights can send signals -- for example, that a car is going to turn. Now, researchers have engineered tiny 'blinkers' that reveal single molecules of RNA or ... read more

Study Offers Clues for Why Birth Control May Fail

Mar. 12, 2019 — Women who get pregnant while using birth control may carry a gene that breaks down the hormones common in contraceptives, according to researchers in a new ... read more

Gene That Keeps PTSD-Like Behavior at Bay in Female Mice

Mar. 12, 2019 — More than 30 years ago, scientists discovered that mad cow and Creutzfeldt-Jakob diseases are caused by prions. But in recent years, Nobel laureate Eric Kandel, M.D., demonstrated in mice that some ... read more

Novel Potent Antimicrobial from Thermophilic Bacterium

Mar. 12, 2019 — Microbiologists have discovered a new glycocin, a small antimicrobial peptide with a sugar group attached, which is produced by a thermophilic bacterium and is stable at relatively high temperatures. ... read more

Discovery Upturns Understanding of How Some Viruses Multiply

Mar. 12, 2019 — Scientists have shown that different segments of a virus genome can exist in distinct cells but work together to cause an ... read more

Mar. 12, 2019 — Researchers have discovered a new potential contributor to age-related hearing loss, a finding that could help doctors identify people at risk and better treat the ... read more

Genetically Encoded Sensor Isolates Hidden Leukemic Stem Cells

Mar. 12, 2019 — Researchers have devised a novel biosensor that can isolate and target leukemic stem cells. It can provide a prototype for precision oncology efforts to target patient-specific cells to fight the ... read more

DNA and RNA Copying Made Easy

Mar. 12, 2019 — Whether revealing a perpetrator with DNA evidence, diagnosing a pathogen, classifying a paleontological discovery, or determining paternity, the duplication of nucleic acids (amplification) is ... read more

Gene Behind Long-Recognized Mitochondrial Disease Has Highly Varied Effects

Mar. 12, 2019 — Mutations in the mitochondrial gene mt-ATP6, which encodes an essential part of the mitochondrial motor known as ATP synthase that generates cellular energy, are much more variable than previously ... read more

Mar. 12, 2019 — Researchers explain how viruses make a molecular decoy that is used to subvert the CRISPR-Cas bacterial immune ... read more

Mar. 11, 2019 — A research team has computationally analyzed the expression of marker genes that are associated with a 'fingerprint' of cancer cells in thousands of tumors and revealed its therapeutic ... read more

Binge Drinking in Adolescence May Increase Risk for Anxiety Later in Life

Mar. 11, 2019 — Researchers have found that adolescent binge drinking, even if discontinued, increases the risk for anxiety later in life due to abnormal epigenetic ... read more

Unveiling the Role of Selenocysteine, the Mysterious 21st Amino Acid

Mar. 11, 2019 — Selenocysteine is an essential amino acid for certain species, such as humans and the other vertebrates, although it has disappeared from others, such as insects. Researchers have discovered that it ... read more

Mar. 11, 2019 — Researchers have applied molecular evolutionary analysis to quantify the severity of negative selection pressures on genes encoding the pneumococcal choline-binding proteins (CBPs). They found ... read more

Precision Drugs Could Unmask Cancers to Immune System and Boost Effects of Immunotherapy

Mar. 8, 2019 — Precision cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors have a previously unknown ability to boost the immune system, and could help many more patients benefit from immunotherapy, a new study ... read more

Gene Identified That Increases Risk of Antibiotic Reaction

Mar. 8, 2019 — Researchers have identified a gene that increases the risk for a severe and potentially life-threatening reaction to the commonly prescribed antibiotic ... read more

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