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Tags results for 'DNA'

Alzheimer's insight from DNA study

Posted in Medicine on 28th Oct, 2013 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
A clearer picture of what causes Alzheimer's disease is emerging after the largest ever analysis of patients' DNA.

Light shed on how genes shape face

Posted in Science on 28th Oct, 2013 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are starting to understand why one person's face can look so different from another's.

A Bio Patch that Can Regrow Bone

Posted in Medicine on 11th Nov, 2013 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
A bio patch to regenerate missing or damaged bone by putting DNA into a nano sized particle that delivers bone producing instructions directly into cells.

Depression 'makes us biologically older'

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2013 12:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Depression can make us physically older by speeding up the ageing process in our cells, according to a study.

Testing shows gene therapy shrinks an enlarged heart, improves heart function, human trials to start

Posted in Science on 16th Nov, 2013 07:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have successfully tested a powerful gene therapy, delivered directly into the heart, to reverse heart failure in large animal models.

700,000-Year-Old Horse Found in Yukon Permafrost Yields Oldest DNA Ever Decoded

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2013 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
The frozen remains of a horse more than half a million years old have given up their secrets, providing the oldest DNA ever sequenced.

New species of wild cat identified in Brazil

Posted in Science on 28th Nov, 2013 01:51 AM
by AlexMuller
A new species of wild cat has been identified in South America by using molecular markers, researchers claim.

Aging cells share features with cancer

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2013 03:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Chemical modifications of DNA look similar in aging and cancerous cells.

First use of retrograde gene therapy on a human heart

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2013 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Procedure delivers stem cells to the heart to repair damaged muscle and arteries.

Stress gene linked to heart attacks

Posted in Medicine on 20th Dec, 2013 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
A stress gene has been linked to having a higher risk of dying from a heart attack or heart disease.

Startup Hopes One Drop of Blood Could Diagnose All Types of Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 27th Dec, 2013 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
A silver bullet test to diagnose all cancers.

Genomic Studies Sift Centenarian DNA For Genes Protecting Against Age Related Diseases

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2013 02:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Though diet and exercise influence health and longevity, they’re only part of the story.

DNA Studies Topple the Ladder of Complexity

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2014 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists saw signs of increasing complexity in evolution, but new DNA studies are ruining that idea. Amoebas have big genomes; evolution stumbles forward like a drunk.

How Nutrition In One Generation Can Change The Genetics Of The Next

Posted in Science on 20th Feb, 2014 01:30 AM
by AlexMuller
A Cambodian case study finds that people developing diabetes today have parents who went hungry in the 1970s.

Genome regions once mislabeled 'junk' linked to heart failure

Posted in Medicine on 28th Apr, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
So-called junk DNA was long thought to have no important role in heredity or disease because it doesn’t code for proteins.

Genetic test for heart disease risk rolled out in UK

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A test for a preventable form of heart disease is being rolled out in the UK.

A shot against heart attacks?

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jun, 2014 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Harvard researchers say simple 'genome editing' may dramatically lower risk of such crises in future.

Tibetan altitude gene inherited 'from extinct species'

Posted in Science on 3rd Jul, 2014 06:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A gene that allows present-day people to cope with life at high altitude was inherited from an extinct species of human, Nature journal has reported.

Better at reading than maths? Don’t blame it all on your genes

Posted in Science on 17th Jul, 2014 02:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists showed that around half of the genes that affect how well 12-year-olds in the UK perform in maths also affect how good they are at reading.

Google takes on the human body in a new project to find out what a healthy person looks like

Posted in Business on 26th Jul, 2014 04:46 AM
by AlexMuller
The new project out of Google X, called Baseline Study, will collect genetic and molecular data from 175 anonymous people.

Cancer blood test moves closer after promising results

Posted in Science on 27th Jul, 2014 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
A British team of researchers has developed what might be a simple blood test that can detect all cancers.

DNA project 'to make UK world genetic research leader'

Posted in Medicine on 1st Aug, 2014 02:59 AM
by AlexMuller
A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.

Cancer experts predict the end of chemotherapy in 20 years

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2014 04:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have declared that more effective cancer treatments will soon replace chemotherapy thanks to a world-first project to find the genes responsible for cancers.

Stress may be passed down through generations, studies suggest

Posted in Science on 10th Aug, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Small epigenetic DNA modifications predict brain’s threat response.

Genes point to immune role in Alzheimer's disease

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2014 01:33 AM
by AlexMuller
The discovery of a link between Alzheimer's disease and changes in several genes associated with inflammation opens a new frontier for investigation into the cause of the disease.

Researchers Say They've Discovered how to Detect Half of All Cancers

Posted in Medicine on 26th Aug, 2014 02:16 AM
by AlexMuller
An effective way to detect cancer which may expose half of all cancers at an early stage when it can be more easily treated.

Breast cancer test 'Angelina Jolie effect' found

Posted in Medicine on 20th Sep, 2014 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie announced she had had a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer.

Telomerase can be turned off with a genetic switch which could be an antiaging breakthrough

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Sep, 2014 11:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered an on-and-off “switch” in cells that may hold the key to healthy aging.

New lead for potential Parkinson’s treatment: Effects of high-risk Parkinson’s mutation are reversible

Posted in Medicine on 15th Oct, 2014 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Evidence on how to target and reverse the effects caused by one of the most common genetic causes of Parkinson’s.

Scientists make enzyme that could help explain origins of life

Posted in Science on 30th Oct, 2014 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have devised an enzyme with a unique property that might have been crucial to the origin of life on Earth.

PTN interviews Austen Heinz, CEO of Cambrian Genomics:

Posted in Interviews on 6th Nov, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Austen has ambitions to create artificial life forms: We dig deeper into the future of synthetic biology.

First Europeans 'weathered Ice Age'

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2014 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
The genetic ancestry of the earliest Europeans survived the ferocious Ice Age that took hold after the continent was initially settled by modern people.

Scientists develop thought-controlled gene switch

Posted in Medicine on 11th Nov, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Genes can be switched on using the power of thought, a study reports.

DNA molecule survives critical entry into Earth's atmosphere

Posted in Science on 28th Nov, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Various scientists believe that DNA could certainly reach us from outer space.

New Twist in Life’s Start Could Aid Efforts to Make It from Scratch

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2014 09:26 PM
by AlexMuller
All life on Earth is made of molecules that twist in the same direction. New research reveals that this may not always have been so.

New NHS centres to bring in era of DNA-medicine

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2014 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
The NHS is setting up 11 centres to unlock the secrets of DNA and develop tests and drugs to target cancer and genetic disease. DNA project 'to make UK the world leader'

Asteroid impacts may have sparked life on Earth

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2014 10:38 PM
by AlexMuller
New data suggests that ancient collisions may have released enough energy to form the building blocks of life.

Hinges and pistons from DNA show capability for future nano-robots

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jan, 2015 08:46 PM
by AlexMuller
The project is the first to prove that basic design principles that apply to typical full-size machines can produce complex, controllable components for nano-robots.

New trick found which allows for cells to stay organized

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jan, 2015 11:33 PM
by AlexMuller
In addition to membranes, cells have another way to keep their contents and activities separate.

Modelling a suspects' face using DNA from crime scenes

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2015 06:24 PM
by AlexMuller
But can it work well enough to generate a reliable lead?

Bioengineers Have Developed a Tool for Reprogramming Genetic Code

Posted in Science on 1st Feb, 2015 06:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a way to program DNA in such a way that genes can be turned on or off in living cells.

Software analyzes human genome in as little as 90 minutes

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2015 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
New software can take raw sequence data on a person's genome and search it for disease-causing variations in a matter of hours.

Brain's inability to repair DNA may explain dementia and memory loss

Posted in Medicine on 10th Feb, 2015 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
It was thought ability to repair DNA was the same throughout the body, but research overturns this idea and shows organs vary in the extent to which they can repair DNA.

Ancient rocks show life could have flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago

Posted in Science on 17th Feb, 2015 05:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A spark from a lightning bolt, interstellar dust, or a subsea volcano could have triggered the very first life on Earth. But what happened next?

DNA screening kit given the go-ahead by US regulator

Posted in Science on 22nd Feb, 2015 07:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The FDA, said the 23andMe product would provide people with information about possible mutations in their genes that could be passed on to their children.

'Big Brain' Gene Found in Humans, Not Chimps

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2015 01:09 AM
by AlexMuller
A single gene may have paved the way for the rise of human intelligence by dramatically increasing the number of brain cells found in a key brain region.

Autism risk genes also linked to higher intelligence

Posted in Science on 11th Mar, 2015 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have found new evidence linking genetic factors associated with autism to better cognitive ability in people who do not have the condition.

Genetics firm plans research unit to find disease cures

Posted in Medicine on 13th Mar, 2015 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Personal genetics firm 23andMe is planning to use its database of health information to research possible cures for a range of diseases.

Progress on DNA based medical nano-machines

Posted in Medicine on 16th Mar, 2015 09:09 PM
by AlexMuller
If Bachelet's approach proves successful in humans, and is backed by more research, the team’s work could signal a transformational moment in cancer treatment.

It May Be Possible To Prevent HIV Even Without a Vaccine

Posted in Medicine on 29th Mar, 2015 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A genetic engineering technique that efficiently transforms cells to become HIV-resistant.

Genetics breakthrough is a game changer for type 1 diabetes research

Posted in Medicine on 30th Mar, 2015 10:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Knowing the causative genes is a crucial development in predicting who might develop Type 1 diabetes and how to prevent it.

Personal cancer vaccine research 'exciting' say experts

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2015 12:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Tailor-made cancer vaccines that target unique genetic errors in a patient's tumour have been developed in the US.

Cas9 molecule points the way to viral delivery of CRISPR genome editing

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2015 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Companies are working overtime to apply the recently discovered CRISPR genome editing technology to treating diseases.

First human clinical trial starting for drug that can turn off the gene that causes Huntington’s disease

Posted in Medicine on 8th Apr, 2015 07:39 PM
by AlexMuller
A groundbreaking new drug in the treatment for Huntington's disease.

Mitochondria editing tried in mice

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2015 11:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a technique to edit out bits of mitochondrial DNA that could otherwise pass on incurable diseases, a study in mice shows.

Scientists discover a key driver of human aging:

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2015 05:36 PM
by AlexMuller
This discovery may lead to slowing or reversing the aging process.

Pfizer partnering with Ido Bachelet on DNA nanorobots

Posted in Medicine on 17th May, 2015 06:29 PM
by AlexMuller
If Bachelet's approach proves successful, and is backed by more research in the coming years, the team’s work could signal a transformation moment in cancer treatment.

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells

Posted in Medicine on 25th May, 2015 05:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere extending protein to human cells. Cell proliferation was dramatically increased, yielding large numbers.

Some updates in the quest for a cure for aging

Posted in Business on 30th Jun, 2015 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Google isn't the only company putting millions of dollars into ending the effects of aging.

Google-Backed Calico Partners With Ancestry to Beat the Specter of Aging

Posted in Business on 27th Jul, 2015 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Calico will look for genetic patterns in people who have lived exceptionally long lives, then make drugs to help more of us do that.

The CRISPR craze: gene editing poised to change medicine and industry

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jul, 2015 01:03 AM
by AlexMuller
CRISPR/Cas for gene editing has the ability to make targeted changes in DNA sequences in living cells with ease and affordability.

Women’s immune system genes operate differently from men’s

Posted in Science on 2nd Aug, 2015 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
A new technology reveals that immune system genes switch on and off differently in women and men, and the source of that variation is not primarily in the DNA.

Gene Editing Startup Raises $120 Million to Apply CRISPR to Medicine

Posted in Business on 10th Aug, 2015 05:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Editas Medicine has raised $120 million to create treatments with CRISPR, including ones for cancers, retinal disease, and sickle cell anemia.

The Genomics Revolution:

Posted in Medicine on 1st Oct, 2015 04:33 AM
by AlexMuller
From evolution by natural selection to evolution by intelligent direction.

23andMe raises $115M to grow its DNA health test technology globally

Posted in Science on 15th Oct, 2015 04:25 AM
by AlexMuller
The company offers customers a report with information about your health and ancestry, covering 254 diseases and conditions.

A CRISPR variation that wont introduce new DNA to plants

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have altered CRISPR so that it can knock out genes without introducing new ones. The modifications might not even qualify as genetically modified foods.

'Designer cells' reverse one-year-old's leukaemia

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2015 01:19 PM
by AlexMuller
'The technology is moving very fast, the ability to target very specific regions of the genome have suddenly become much more efficient'

Cheap DNA Sequencing Is Here. Writing DNA Is Next

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2015 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
When Twist launches its beta program in 2016, it will offer gene synthesis at 10 cents per letter with a guaranteed turnaround time of 10 days.

Turning Red Blood Cells into Versatile Drug Carriers

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2015 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A startup aims to treat hard-to-treat diseases with genetically modified blood cells.

Ordnance Survey creates map for Martian ramblers

Posted in Science on 16th Feb, 2016 06:45 PM
by AlexMuller
OS says the map could prove helpful for future Mars mission planning as well as providing a compelling visual way of informing the public about them.

Algae DNA could help the blind see in upcoming trials

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2016 09:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists will inject gene-spliced viruses directly into patients eyes.

Zika vaccine possible 'within months'

Posted in Science on 5th Mar, 2016 01:49 PM
by AlexMuller
The Zika vaccine in development uses synthesised genetic information from the virus, rather than live virus, to trigger an immune response in the body.

Blood test may give early warning of skin cancer relapse

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2016 02:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A blood test may be able to sound early warning bells that patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer are relapsing.

CRISPR enhancements: improving the ability to delete genes

Posted in Science on 9th Mar, 2016 04:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have found a way to improve the efficiency of the gene editing technology, CRISPR/Cas9.

Sequencing DNA in Outer Space

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jun, 2016 06:53 PM
by AlexMuller
No one has ever tried to decode DNA in space before. Being able to is something that might come in handy.

DNA sequencer sent to space station

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jul, 2016 02:10 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA has sent a DNA sequencer to the International Space Station in an effort to help astronauts monitor their own health.

DNA sequenced in space for first time on the ISS

Posted in Science on 4th Sep, 2016 01:32 AM
by AlexMuller
The device, which was sent up to the space station in July, could help astronauts diagnose illness in space and allow them to identify disease-causing microbes on the ISS.

Inability to store fat safely increases diabetes risk

Posted in Medicine on 15th Nov, 2016 12:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Being unable to store excess fat safely in the body increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attacks and strokes, Cambridge University research suggests.

Illumina wants to sequence your whole genome for $100

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2017 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The NovaSeq machine's scanning speed could decipher an entire human genome in less than an hour.

What can NASA’s twin study results actually tell us?

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jan, 2017 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
The next step is to figure out which changes can be attributed to spaceflight and which are just normal consequences of ageing.

Study Predicts What People Look Like From Their DNA

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2017 05:59 PM
by Alex Muller
The predictive performance of this kind of approach is only likely to improve with larger sample sizes.

CRISPR Babies: Mankind's Next Giant Leap?

Posted in Science on 9th Dec, 2018 11:56 PM
by Alex Muller
CRISPR modified babies have been made in small Chinese clinical trial.

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