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May 31, 2014
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Man’s best friend shares similar ‘albino’ gene

Michigan State University researchers have identified a genetic mutation in Doberman pinschers that causes albinism in the breed, a discovery that has eluded veterinarians and breeders worldwide up until now. Paige Winkler, a doctoral student in the College of Veterinary … Continue reading

February 19, 2013
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Tiny Capsule Effectively Kills Cancer Cells

Scientists create nanoscale vehicle to battle cancer without harming healthy cells A tiny capsule invented at a UCLA lab could go a long way toward improving cancer treatment. Devising a method for more precise and less invasive treatment of cancer … Continue reading

November 20, 2012
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Global Research Team Discovers New Alzheimer’s Risk Gene

Scientists have discovered a rare genetic mutation that increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The international team, led by researchers at the UCL Institute of Neurology, studied data from more than 25,000 people and found a link between a rare … Continue reading

November 11, 2012
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Berkeley Lab Scientists Help Develop Promising Therapy for Huntington’s Disease

Initial results in mice could lead to new way to fight neurodegenerative diseases There’s new hope in the fight against Huntington’s disease. A group of researchers that includes scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley … Continue reading

October 25, 2012
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When she says, ‘It’s not you, it’s me,’ it really might be you, UCLA study suggests

Women with stable but not-so-sexy mates become more distant, critical during periods of high fertility Long after women have chosen Mr. Stable over Mr. Sexy, they struggle unconsciously with the decision, according to a new study by UCLA researchers who … Continue reading

May 10, 2012
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Scientists Measure Communication between Stem Cell-Derived Motor Neurons, Muscle Cells

In an effort to identify the underlying causes of neurological disorders that impair motor functions such as walking and breathing, UCLA researchers have developed a novel system to measure communication between stem cell–derived motor neurons and muscle cells in a … Continue reading

April 28, 2012
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Research Shows Why One Bacterial Infection is So Deadly in Cystic Fibrosis

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Scientists have found why a certain type of bacteria, harmless in healthy people, is so deadly to patients with cystic fibrosis. The bacterium, Burkholderia cenocepacia, causes a severe and persistent lung infection in patients with CF and … Continue reading

March 5, 2012
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Will a Genetic Mutation Cause Trouble? Ask Spliceman

New, free Web-based software described in the journal Bioinformatics analyzes DNA sequences to determine if mutations are likely to cause errors in splicing of messenger RNA. When gene splicing goes awry, a wide variety of diseases can result. PROVIDENCE, R.I. … Continue reading