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ASTRAZENECA AND IONIS TARGET DIABETES WITH ANTISENSE APPROACH TO REGENERATING PANCREATIC CELLS

A three-year research pact between AstraZeneca and Ionis has produced a new treatment candidate for Type 2 diabetes: antisense oligonucleotides...

NOVEL IMMUNE SYNDROME DESCRIBED

Researchers have discovered a new human immunodeficiency syndrome in two patients on separate continents. The study reveals that a...

 
 
 
Bio Roundup: Prices on TV, Novartis Hearts Radio, Warp Drive's End

BIO ROUNDUP: PRICES ON TV, NOVARTIS HEARTS RADIO, WARP DRIVE'S END

Two new battlegrounds emerged this week in the nation's ongoing drug pricing debate. The first involved television: The federal government...

23andMe opened a fake house in NYC where you can meet your genes - take a look inside

23ANDME OPENED A FAKE HOUSE IN NYC WHERE YOU CAN MEET YOUR GENES - TAKE A LOOK INSIDE

It's been three years since 23andMe, a consumer genetics company, relaunched a new test that passed the scrutiny of the Food and Drug...

 
 
 

PARGENES: A TOOL FOR MASSIVELY PARALLEL MODEL SELECTION AND PHYLOGENETIC TREE INFERENCE ON THOUSANDS OF GENES

AbstractMotivationCoalescent- and reconciliation-based methods are now widely used to infer species phylogenies from genomic data....

Early Changes to Synapse Gene Regulation may Cause Alzheimer's Disease: Study

EARLY CHANGES TO SYNAPSE GENE REGULATION MAY CAUSE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: STUDY

In Alzheimer's disease condition, increased phosphorylation of SRRM2 prevented it from interacting with another protein which aids...

 
 
 

RESEARCHERS MODIFY CRISPR TO REORGANIZE GENOME

Researchers have reworked CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology to manipulate the genome in three-dimensional space, allowing them to...

FDA LIFTS CLINICAL HOLD; GREEN-LIGHTS VERTEX AND CRISPR'S SICKLE CELL GENE THERAPY TRIAL

Posted on: 14 October 2018, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has lifted a clinical hold and accepted an Investigational New Drug...

 
 
 
IAmScience Toni Morcos

IAMSCIENCE TONI MORCOS

By Erica Overfelt | Bond LSC Science and spaghetti are an unlikely combination. For Toni Morcos, this combination led her to research. “Growing...

Study identifies gene that makes gentle touch feel painful after injury

STUDY IDENTIFIES GENE THAT MAKES GENTLE TOUCH FEEL PAINFUL AFTER INJURY

New research suggests the PIEZO2 gene may play an essential role in the nervous system's reaction to injury and inflammation, making...

 
 
 
CRISPR Technique Identifies New Biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease

CRISPR TECHNIQUE IDENTIFIES NEW BIOMARKER FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Using the CRISPR gene editing technique new study has identified a potential biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease.

A healthy home can cut children's genetic obesity risks by HALF, study finds

A HEALTHY HOME CAN CUT CHILDREN'S GENETIC OBESITY RISKS BY HALF, STUDY FINDS

A new study from the University College London has found that genes account that 86 percent of a child's obesity risk was genetic if...

 
 
 
Erectile Dysfunction Genetic Risk Factor Identified for the First Time

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION GENETIC RISK FACTOR IDENTIFIED FOR THE FIRST TIME

First genetic risk factor for erectile dysfunction has been identified. The ED locus is located adjacent to the SIM1 gene. The SIM1...

CRISPR Gene Editing can Treat Diseases Before Birth

CRISPR GENE EDITING CAN TREAT DISEASES BEFORE BIRTH

For the first time, scientists have used CRISPR-Cas9 guided gene editing to prevent genetic disorders before birth. An effective tool...

 
 
 

RESTORATION OF BIOFUEL PRODUCTION LEVELS AND INCREASED TOLERANCE UNDER IONIC LIQUID STRESS IS ENABLED BY A MUTATION IN THE ESSENTIAL ESCHERICHIA COLI GENE CYDC

Microbial production of chemicals from renewable carbon sources enables a sustainable route to many bioproducts. Sugar streams, such...

THE TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR TPRFX1 IS AN ESSENTIAL REGULATOR OF AMYLASE AND CELLULASE GENE EXPRESSION IN TALAROMYCES PINOPHILUS

Perfect and low cost of fungal amylolytic and cellulolytic enzymes are prerequisite for the industrialization of plant biomass biorefinergy...

 
 
 

GENE EXPRESSION DURING DROUGHT DETERMINED IN PAPAYA

Papaya is a fruit crop rich in nutrients and papain, a digestive enzyme widely used in industrial applications. It confers drought...

EXPANDING FUNGAL DIVERSITY, ONE CELL AT A TIME

Researchers have developed a pipeline to generate genomes from single cells of uncultivated fungi. The approach was tested on several...

 
 
 

COULD VILLAINS CLONE THEMSELVES TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD?

If asked about clones, most people think of evil sci-fi characters. However, in real life, the word "clone" often has broader, far...

DIGREM: AN INTEGRATED WEB-BASED PLATFORM FOR DETECTING EFFECTIVE MULTI-DRUG COMBINATIONS

AbstractMotivationSynergistic drug combinations are a promising approach to achieve a desirable therapeutic effect in complex diseases...