Sequencing project explores euglenoids' biotech potential
November 23, 2022 -- The Euglena International Network has launched a plan to sequence the genomes of all known euglenoid species over the next decade. Read More
PerkinElmer launches viral vector assays to boost gene therapy research
November 22, 2022 -- PerkinElmer has announced the launch of its "ready-to-use" adeno-associated virus vectors detection kits to support researchers working on gene therapies for a variety of diseases. Read More
Scientists regenerate severed axons in mice
November 21, 2022 -- Researchers out of Hong Kong have regenerated severed axons by deleting a specific gene and combining it with an interferon, which has implications for central nervous system damage. Read More
Cancer cell biology suggests which patients will respond to immunotherapy
November 18, 2022 -- Researchers have discovered that more genetic material on chromosome 9 in cancer cells translates into a three times longer survival rate than those patients without it for certain kinds of head and neck cancer. Read More
Scientists identify genes that may help diagnose long-term Lyme disease
November 16, 2022 -- Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified 35 genes that are particularly highly expressed in people with long-term Lyme disease. The scientists contend that these genes could potentially be used as biomarkers to diagnose patients with the condition and may lead to new therapeutic targets Read More
Liver regeneration tied to parasites associated with leprosy: study
November 15, 2022 -- Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have discovered that bacteria linked with leprosy can reprogram cells to increase the size of a liver in adult armadillos without causing damage, scarring, or tumors. Read More
New statistical method improves genomic analyses
November 15, 2022 -- A new statistical method provides an efficient way to compare biologically meaningful changes in genomic data spanning multiple conditions. The study, published November 12 in the journal Nature Communications, describes the Composite LIkelihood eMpirical Bayes method. Read More
X chromosome turned off in male cancers too
November 10, 2022 -- Some male cancers of diverse subtypes activate the gene responsible for shutting down gene expression of the X chromosome, Xist, and display features of X inactivation, according to researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Read More
Unexplored genomic region holds key to congenital hyperinsulinism
November 8, 2022 -- University of Exeter scientists have discovered the cause of a rare condition within a previously unexplored part of the genome. Their findings, published November 4 in the journal Nature Genetics, may also help unlock the causes of other rare conditions. Read More
Sex differences impact neurodegeneration
November 7, 2022 -- For neurodegenerative diseases, one size does not fit all, and that’s why UCLA researchers have emphasized the importance of taking sex differences into account in a new study. The effect of certain X chromosome genes in females (XX) compared with males (XY) can be assessed for their role in neurodegeneration during aging, thus offering a roadmap for clinicians in treating these diseases. Read More
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