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Human brain atlas, revealing genetic activity in 3D, published online

The first detailed maps of genetic activity in the human brain have been published online by scientists. This freely accessible ...

Scientists create map of human brain

A comprehensive atlas of the adult human brain that reveals the activity of genes across the entire organ has been ...

First human whole-brain genetic map created

A team at the Allen Institute for Brain Science has created the first human brain-wide map of gene expression data ...
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Cord blood-derived stem cells: New therapeutic option for brain disorders?

Stem cell technology has the potential to revolutionize medicine, but the revolution has been considerably slower than expected. Government restrictions ...
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Stem cells restore hearing in deaf gerbils

In a new study, scientists were able to restore partial hearing to deaf gerbils by implanting human embryonic stem cells ...

Single change in genetic sequence can significantly impact BMI variability

One small change to the DNA sequence can cause more weighty changes to the human body, according to a new ...

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...