Insights into rare immune cells that keep blood stem cells in a youthful state may lead to better treatments

Hiding deep inside the bone marrow are special cells. They wait patiently for the hour of need, at which point ...
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Geneticists developing hens resistant to flu deadly to humans

Research scientists at Australia's national science research agency are using a technique called gene silencing to “switch off” virus genes ...
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Stem cell study may help to unravel how genetic mutation leads to Parkinson’s symptoms

By reprogramming skin cells from Parkinson's disease patients with a known genetic mutation, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological ...
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Hip disorder cured using stem cells

A multi-specialty hospital here has successfully used stem cells to cure a hip joint disorder, relieving affected patients from expensive ...

Gene therapy as a cure for fatal bone diseases in children?

This article detailed current research about how, although low bone density and osteoporosis is quite prevalent in the public eye, ...

Small California stem cell research brings riches by tapping into to state funds

StemCells Inc. has had rather a charmed relationship with California's publicly funded stem cell program, with some $40 million in ...

Genes and immune system shaped by childhood poverty, stress

A University of British Columbia and Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) study has revealed that childhood poverty, stress ...
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Stem cell study identifies early issues in Rett syndrome

Neural stem cells from people with Rett syndrome show early signs of dysfunction, according to unpublished research presented at the ...

Personal genomics in the classroom: Students sequence themselves

Medical and graduate students will get the chance to sequence and interpret their own genomes in what is being billed ...

U.S. panel urges end to secret DNA testing

Blood stains from bandages and tampons? Ship them in a paper envelope for paternity, ancestry or health testing. EasyDNA also ...

Blood or bone marrow better for stem cell transplants?

For people whose bone marrow has been destroyed by chemotherapy, radiation or disease, stem cell transplants offer a potential lifeline ...

Human trials using stem cells to treat a genetic nerve disease

Following up on yesterday's post below, another important study was just published in the journal Science Translational Medicine that brings ...

Personalized medicine research strikes early for heart genes

A landmark paper identifying genetic signatures that predict which patients will respond to a life-saving drug for treating congestive heart ...

DNA from phony ‘chewing gum survey’ solves 1976 cold case

A DNA sample from a phony "chewing gum survey" led to the arrest of a man who has been charged ...
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Artist uses epigenetics to practice ‘experimental philosophy’

The man in the bow tie says he can transform you into anyone you want. At the Modernism Gallery in ...

Scientists discover new blood-vessel-generating cells

Researchers claim to have discovered stem cells that play a decisive role in new blood vessel growth, paving way for ...

Comparing family history and genetic tests for predicting complex disease risk

In a new theoretical study, 23andMe, the personal genetics company, developed a mathematical model which shows that family history and ...

Scientists create GM fly with gene mutation similar to one that causes seizures in humans

Scientists have created fruit flies with a gene mutation analogous to one that causes epileptic seizures in people—a first in ...

Genetic test to tell your athletic potential: Would you take it?

As reported by the New York Times, in a landmark 2010 study scientists looked for a genetic answer to the ...
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GM mouse created to detect landmines

Scientists have genetically modified mice to enable them to sniff out landmines. They hope the GM mouse, known as MouSensor, ...

Gene mutation can stop sperm from swimming

A gene mutation has been associated with sperm motility and production, offering new insights into male infertility ...

Personalized genomic medicine: How much can it really empower patients? – Science Codex

Personalized genomic medicine is hailed as a revolution that will empower patients to take control of their own health care, ...

Study identifies multipotent and unipotent stem cells that contribute to prostate postnatal development

Publication in Nature Cell Biology advanced on line publication: researchers at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB identify multipotent and ...

New life for the dead: Stem cells from corpses’ scalps

Death will come for us all one day, but life will not fade from our bodies all at once. After ...
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Developing stem cell model for Gaucher disease and neurodegenerative conditions

A new method of using adult stem cells as a model for the hereditary condition Gaucher disease could help accelerate ...
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International study finds 21 genes tied to cholesterol levels

In a UCL-led study, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, an international consortium of over 180 scientists report ...
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Can genetic tests help you build a better workout?

Do we really need a test to tell us whether our genes are sabotaging our efforts to get fit? A ...
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