DNA methylation study finds key to bee destiny

New research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience on September 16, 2012, and reviewed at the Eureka Alert web site ...

Genetic role in nicotine addiction and cessation

Connie Ho | 
As everyone knows, smoking kills. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking can lead to cancer, ...

Stem cell supplement approved in Taiwan

RBC Life Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: RBCL) announced today that the Company's stem cell supplement, Stem-Kine™, has been approved for importation ...

Newborn screening can help prevent problems

Newborn babies are screened, even if they look healthy, because some medical conditions cannot be seen by just looking at ...

Ancient human kin’s DNA code illuminates rise of brains

John Lauerman | 
DNA analysis of an extinct human ancestor that lived 80,000 years ago has pinpointed fundamental genes tied to the brain’s ...

Single gene has major impact on gaits in horses and in mice

Researchers at Uppsala University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and their international collaborators have discovered a mutation in a single ...
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Gene control, delivered directly to the brain , could help cure diseases

Susan Young | 
A biotech company called Alnylam announced today that a small clinical trial for a genetic therapy based on RNA interference, ...

Certain human diseases may have evolutionary epigenetic origins

Ninety-six percent of a chimpanzee's genome is the same as a human's. It's the other 4 percent, and the vast ...

DNA deletions promote cancer, collateral damage makes it vulnerable

Genomic deletions promote cancer by carving up or eliminating tumor-suppressor genes, but now scientists report in the journal Nature that ...
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Stem cell trial for Autism launches in U.S.

Kathleen Raven | 
Families with autistic children must navigate a condition where questions outnumber the answers, and therapies remain sparse and largely ineffective ...

What your neural stem cells aren’t telling you

Ben Thomas | 
In 2000, a team of neuroscientists put an unusual idea to the test. Stress and depression, they knew, made neurons ...
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Newton’s Law: If an apple hits you on the head it can rewire your genetic circuitry, creating a savant

Ross Pomeroy | 
Getting smacked in the head is no picnic, as most football players, hockey players, and boxers would attest. Debilitating side ...

Stem cell research begins for spinal cord injury repair

Pat Brennan | 
The state's stem-cell institute has awarded $20 million to UC Irvine researchers, along with a private company, to prepare the ...

How do brain stem cells know when to act?

Working with mice, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have figured out how stem cells found in a part of the ...

Human stem cells found to restore memory

Susan Young | 
A California biotech company announced that its human stem cells restored memory in rodents bred to have an Alzheimer's-like condition—the ...

Genetics test reveals your cat’s ancestry

Liat Clark | 
Ever wondered whether your feline hails from eastern Asia or the eastern Mediterranean? No need to rack your brain anymore ...

Personalized medicine closer to reality: Using stem cells to study variants of Parkinson’s disease

B.D. Colen | 
A nationwide consortium of scientists at 20 institutions, led by a principal faculty member at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute ...

New evidence for stem cells that spur cancer’s growth

Carolyn Johnson | 
For a decade, it’s been one of the most hotly debated questions in cancer: do tumors return despite powerful treatments ...
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Parkinson’s, Huntington’s disease research makes advances with stem cells

Brie Zeltner | 
Two groups of Parkinson's and Huntington's researchers working in 13 labs nationwide have used advanced stem-cell technology to make human ...
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Vast gene study raises hope for colon cancer drugs

Gina Kolata | 
More than 200 researchers investigating colon cancer tumors have found genetic vulnerabilities that could lead to powerful new treatments. The ...

Researchers turn skin cells into brain cells, a promising path to better Parkinson’s treatment

Using adult stem cells, Johns Hopkins researchers and a consortium of colleagues nationwide say they have generated the type of ...

Pediatric tumors traced to stem cells in developing brain

Stem cells that come from a specific part of the developing brain help fuel the growth of brain tumors caused ...

Common diabetes drug promotes development of brain stem cells

Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have found that metformin, a drug commonly used to treat Type II ...

Transgenic technique to ‘eliminate’ a specific neural circuit of the brain in primates

In the brains of humans and non-human primates, over 100 billion nerve cells build up complicated neural circuits and produce ...

Stem cell transplantation into mouse cochlea may impact future hearing loss therapies

Researchers in Japan who evaluated the risks and efficacy of transplanting two varieties of stem cells into mouse cochlea have ...

Gene therapy curbs nicotine addiction in mice

Forget patches: gene therapy could suppress cigarette cravings by preventing the brain from receiving nicotine. The treatment is effective in ...

Transgenic technique ‘eliminates’ a specific neural circuit in brain of primates

In the brains of humans and non-human primates, over 100 billion nerve cells build up complicated neural circuits and produce ...
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