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August 10, 2017
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Study identifies gene — and drug target — involved in inflammation after injury

During a stroke or organ transplant, patients can suffer an injury due to lack of blood supply to vital organs. The injury — known as ischemia reperfusion — can cause damage to tissues. But a new Yale-led study has identified … Continue reading

May 31, 2017
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Bakterien gesucht, Riesenviren gefunden

Entdeckung gigantisch großer Viren löst Rätsel um vierte Domäne des Lebens Viren sind für gewöhnlich klein – so klein, dass sie weder mit bloßem Auge noch mit Hilfe eines Lichtmikroskops erkennbar sind. MikrobiologInnen um Michael Wagner, Holger Daims und Matthias … Continue reading

January 19, 2017
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Researchers find genes behind aggressive ovarian and endometrial cancers

In a major breakthrough for ovarian and uterine cancers, Yale researchers have defined the genetic landscape of rare, highly aggressive tumors called carcinosarcomas (CSs), pointing the way to possible new treatments.

March 21, 2016
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A gene for new species is discovered

If two fruit fly species mate, it makes offspring dead or infertile A University of Utah-led study identified a long-sought “hybrid inviability gene” responsible for dead or infertile offspring when two species of fruit flies mate with each other. The … Continue reading

February 22, 2014
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MU Research of Zebrafish Neurons May Lead to Better Understanding of Birth Defects like Spina Bifida

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The zebrafish, a tropical freshwater fish similar to a minnow and native to the southeastern Himalayan region, is well established as a key tool for researchers studying human diseases, including brain disorders. Using zebrafish, scientists can determine … Continue reading

February 16, 2014
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Help for a scarred heart: Scarring cells turned to beating muscle

Poets and physicians know that a scarred heart cannot beat the way it used to, but the science of reprogramming cells offers hope—for the physical heart, at least. A team of University of Michigan biomedical engineers has turned cells common … Continue reading

February 12, 2014
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Researchers ID more pesticides linked to Parkinson’s, gene that increases risk

Studies have shown that certain pesticides can increase people’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Now, UCLA researchers have found that the strength of that risk depends on an individual’s genetic makeup, which, in the most pesticide-exposed populations, could increase a … Continue reading