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Is it possible to stop our muscles and bones from deteriorating as we age?

With age, the form and function of our bones and muscles drop off, putting us as increased risk for frailty ...
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Cystic fibrosis patients plagued by bacterial infections may soon have treatment options

New [University of British Columbia] research on bacteria that cause major problems for those with cystic fibrosis reveals clues as to ...
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How CRISPR gene editing can speed up domestication to make crops more sustainable, nutritious

Joseph Caputo | 
Out of the more than 300,000 plant species in existence, only three species – rice, wheat, and maize – account ...
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Why eating soy protects some of us but not others from heart disease

Allison Hydzik, Lawerence Synett | 
A product of digesting a micronutrient found in soy may hold the key to why some people seem to derive ...
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Genetically tweaked ‘seasonless’ broccoli may double yields

Scientists at the John Innes Centre are developing a new line of fast-growing sprouting broccoli that goes from seed to ...
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Your roommate’s genes could influence your health and behavior

Researchers at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) have shown that the health of individual mice is influenced by the genetic ...
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“Cutting out” genes linked to muscle disorder may restore movement in patients

Scientists are using "gene scissors" to cut off the code of a defective gene that results in progressively weaker muscles ...
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Personalized genetics test customers rarely change their behavior to lower cancer risks

Despite being on the market for nearly a decade, direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing continues to be controversial among experts and ...
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Tracking DNA mutations of Zika virus could reveal its evolutionary path across oceans

How do you [determine] the history of an invisible virus [like the Zika virus], which leaves no physical record? This is ...
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Protein linked to BRCA2 gene holds potential for precise breast, ovarian cancer treatment

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified an enzyme called UCHL3 that regulates the BRCA2 pathway, which is important for DNA ...
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Bacterial evolutionary origins of human organs and tissues

New research led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) reveals that a human enzyme has changed little from ...

Human embryonic stem cells relieve common side effects of spinal cord injuries in mice

People with spinal cord injuries suffer from many complications in addition to paralysis and numbness. Some of these problems are ...

Unlocking cancer: Newly discovered cell switch decides between DNA repair and cell death

The genetic information of every cell is encoded in the sequence of the DNA double helix. Double strand breaks in ...

Gene therapy technique developed to prevent cancer metastasis shows promise

The spread of malignant cells around the body, known as metastasis, is the leading cause of mortality in women with ...