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Meet Huda Zoghbi, pediatric neurologist working on rare diseases

Scientist | 
Huda Zoghbi has uncovered the molecular mechanisms of normal neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration by probing the complexities of rare neurological diseases ...
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Using patient registries to track effectiveness of cell and gene therapy trials

Scientist | 
Due to advances in rare-disease research and individualized cell and gene therapies, there has been a recent crop of treatments ...
Seeking human consciousness at the cellular level

Seeking human consciousness at the cellular level

Scientist | 
To define human consciousness at the neuronal level is among the most difficult of tasks for neuroscience. Still, researchers have ...
Cancer's evolution hinders new drug treatments

Cancer’s evolution hinders new drug treatments

Scientist | 
While immunotherapies provide a better chance for a long-term and durable response, [Retired Major League Baseball administrator Bill] Murray’s story ...

Primates, bacteria of microbiome evolved together

Scientist | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The symbiotic relationship between ...

Synthetic bacteria programmed to deliver cancer drugs inside body directly to tumor

Scientist | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A synthetic genetic circuit ...

Massive analysis of genetic data reveals genes behind various traits, diseases

Scientist | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. To understand the genetic ...

Stress-mediating gene may be key to chronic pain therapies

Scientist | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Through glucorticoid signaling, the ...
CRISPR/Cas9 used to make plants immune to destructive tomato virus

CRISPR/Cas9 used to make plants immune to destructive tomato virus

Scientist | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The CRISPR/Cas9 system can ...

Skin microbes help fight off bacterial infections

Scientist | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  To understand whether the ...

Antibiotics may exert long-lasting effects on gut microbiome

Scientist | 
Even short pulses of widely used antibiotics can lead to long-term development changes in mouse pups, including increased body mass ...

False memories implanted in mouse’s brain during sleep

Scientist | 
Mice can recall artificial memories created during sleep once they’re awake, researchers from the French National Center for Scientific Research ...

New type of stem cell challenges understanding of pluripotency

Scientist | 
Researchers from Canada’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and their international colleagues have uncovered a new type of pluripotent mouse stem cell—the ...

Can the ability to learn be restored in an aging brain?

Scientist | 
The time window for the brain to develop optimal connections based on learning and experience is relatively short-lived, occurring prior ...

Scientist map genomes of 360 tomato varieties, pointing to untapped potential for breeders

New Scientist | 
The typical red, modern tomato is about one hundred times bigger than its pea-sized wild ancestor, which originally came from ...

Stem cell creation technique changes their usability

Scientist | 
In the process of converting a somatic cell to a stem cell, researchers have questioned whether the resulting cells retain ...

Females can change their reproductive tracts depending on the sperms X or Y chromosome

Scientist | 
Old wives’ tales abound about how to tip the odds of conceiving a boy or a girl. Some say that ...

Gene regulator plays role in Alzheimer’s

Scientist | 
Along with symptoms of cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease patients often have an accumulation of plaques and tangles of proteins in ...

Gene variations may predict response to breast cancer prevention therapies

Cancer Network | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota have identified variants in two genes that ...