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Erasing a genetic mutation - MIT team reverses a liver disorder in mice by correcting a mutated gene

Using a new gene-editing system based on bacterial proteins, MIT researchers have cured mice of a rare liver disorder caused by a single genetic mutation.The findings, described in Nature Biotechnology, offer the first evidence that this gene-editing technique, known as CRISPR, can reverse disease symptoms in living animals. Show More Summary

Coping strategies, social circumstances and personality traits that help people through IVF treatment

The whole 'infertility journey' is an emotional rollercoaster and whilst IVF treatment might be successful for some, not knowing if you will be in the 25 per cent who become pregnant demands some serious coping skills. After reviewing...Show More Summary

Improving patient safety in the operating room

Clemson University research assistant professor Ashley Kay Childers has been selected to participate in a forum to discuss quality improvement programs in U.S. hospitals that reduce preventable readmissions, prevent medical errors, improve...Show More Summary

A step forward in adult vertebrate tissue regeneration

The reason why some animals can regenerate tissues after severe organ loss or amputation while others, such as humans, cannot renew some structures has always intrigued scientists. In a study now published in PLOS ONE, a research group...Show More Summary

Discovery helps explain a rare immunodeficiency syndrome

IRCM researchers led by Javier M. Di Noia, PhD, uncovered a new function of AID, a crucial enzyme for the immune response. The discovery, recently published by the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), helps explain a rare genetic disorder that causes an immunodeficiency syndrome. Show More Summary

Sexual harassment harmful for both genders, but military men may be less able to cope

Military men who are targets of frightening and threatening sexual harassment may experience more distress and work performance problems than military women who face the same treatment, according to research published by the American...Show More Summary

Dietary guidelines for choline may be insufficient

New research suggests that genetic variations influence the risk of developing symptoms of choline deficiency and determine the propensity of liver or muscle damage outcomesWhat is now considered to be the "right" amount of the essential nutrient, choline, might actually be "wrong," depending on who you are. Show More Summary

Analysis of state efforts show dramatic gains in reducing airborne particulate matter

National efforts in the last decade to clear the air of dangerous particulate matter have been so successful that most urban areas have already attained the next benchmark, according to new research by Rice University.Atmospheric researchers...Show More Summary

Professionals are divided over best care for hip fracture patients, latest audit results show

The latest report from the Falls and Fragility Fracture Programme (FFFAP) National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) shows that just over half of patients are receiving pain relieving anaesthetic (known as a 'nerve block') as part of their care for hip fracture. Show More Summary

Chemotherapy may be assisted by natural plant compounds

Researchers at Plant & Food Research have identified plant compounds present in carrots and parsley that may one day support more effective delivery of chemotherapy treatments.Scientists at Plant & Food Research, working together with...Show More Summary

First small left ventricular assist device implant for young patient

"Today, we're going to make history," said 18-year-old Eric Ramos on the day UT Southwestern Medical Center doctors operated on his ailing heart. Eric, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is one of only three patients in the UnitedShow More Summary

Researchers explore function of cancer-causing gene

Developmental biologists at the University of Georgia are discovering new roles for a specific gene known as Max's Giant Associated protein, or MGA. A little studied protein, MGA appears to control a number of developmental processes,...Show More Summary

Cancer biologists link tumor suppressor gene to stem cells

Just as archeologists try to decipher ancient tablets to discern their meaning, UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer biologists are working to decode the purpose of an ancient gene considered one of the most important in cancer research.The p53 gene appears to be involved in signaling other cells instrumental in stopping tumor development. Show More Summary

Scientists pinpoint neurons where select memories grow

Memories are difficult to produce, often fragile, and dependent on any number of factors - including changes to various types of nerves. In the common fruit fly - a scientific doppelganger used to study human memory formation - these...Show More Summary

New diagnostic test for bowel diseases

A novel method for distinguishing different types of bowel disease using the stool samples of patients has been created by a group of researchers in the UK.It works by analysing the chemical compounds emitted from the samples and could...Show More Summary

Closely observing the multiplication of cells

Our cells must grow and divide optimally to ensure that our bodies functions properly. It is essential, however, that these processes are carefully controlled in order to prevent unrestrained proliferation that can lead to the formation of tumours. Show More Summary

Study reports major advance in synthetic biology

An international team of scientists led by Jef Boeke, PhD, director of NYU Langone Medical Center's Institute for Systems Genetics, has synthesized the first functional chromosome in yeast, an important step in the emerging field of synthetic biology, designing microorganisms to produce novel medicines, raw materials for food, and biofuels.

Risk of second stroke can be halved by consistent blood pressure control

Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than half, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.For the study, researchers analyzed...Show More Summary

Kidney disease caused by diabetes may be prevented by autoimmune drug

A drug currently used to treat autoimmune disease may also help prevent the kidney-damaging effects of diabetes, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings...Show More Summary

Risk of kidney failure in diabetics nearly doubled by major depression

Major depression may increase diabetes patients' risk of developing kidney failure, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). Additional studies are needed...Show More Summary

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