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Newswise: Cranial deformation as an indicator for cultural membership

Article ID: 717853

Cranial deformation as an indicator for cultural membership

University of Vienna

Led by Ron Pinhasi from the University of Vienna, Austria and Mario Novak from the Institute for Anthropological Research in Zagreb, Croatia the study combines bioarchaeological isotopic and ancient DNA methods to analyze the dietary patterns, sex, and genetic affinities of three Migration Period (5th century CE) individuals who were recovered from a pit in the city of Osijek in eastern Croatia. They are associated with the presence of various nomadic people such as the Huns and/or Germanic tribes like the Gepids and Ostrogoths in this part of Europe. The results of the study are published in the recent issue of "PLOS ONE".

22-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 717822

Health records pin broad set of health risks on genetic premutation

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Marshfield Clinic have found that there may be a much broader health risk to carriers of the FMR1 premutation, with potentially dozens of clinical conditions that can be ascribed directly to carrying it. The researchers employed machine learning to mine decades of electronic health records of nearly 20,000 individuals.

21-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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    20-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717651

BRCA1/2 Genetic Testing Recommendations Still Leave Issues Unresolved

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Advancements in genetic testing mean ongoing problems need to be addressed.

19-Aug-2019 1:15 PM EDT
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    15-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717443

Profiling the stem-cell characters in the story of stomach lining renewal

Institute of Molecular Biotechnology

Using an unbiased labelling technique, mathematical modelling, and single cell profiling to trace the footsteps of stem cells and their daughters, researchers at the University of Cambridge (UK), DGIST (S.Korea), and IMBA (Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria) have confirmed that two populations of adult stem cells with distinct roles and characteristics reside in the glands of the stomach.

14-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717486

National Science Foundation Awards $1.2 Million Grant to Study DNA Damage

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Researcher Robert Eoff, Ph.D., has received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue his work at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on DNA damage, cell replication and its implications for diseases like dementia, ALS and cancer.

14-Aug-2019 3:55 PM EDT
Newswise: Genes linked to Alzheimer’s risk, resilience ID’d
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    14-Aug-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 717394

Genes linked to Alzheimer’s risk, resilience ID’d

Washington University in St. Louis

An international team of researchers led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified a pair of genes that influence risk for both late-onset and early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

13-Aug-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 717464

Moles on the body largely influenced by genetics, finds new study

King's College London

A study published this week in the journal Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research has found that genes have a greater influence than previously thought not only on the number of moles you have but also where they are on your body.

14-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Foraging for Information: Machine Learning Decodes Genetic Influence Over Behavior
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    13-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717156

Foraging for Information: Machine Learning Decodes Genetic Influence Over Behavior

University of Utah Health

Mice scurry around while foraging for food, but genetics may be the unseen hand controlling these meandering movements. Researchers at University of Utah Health are using machine learning to draw links between genetic controls that shape incremental steps of instinctive and learned behaviors. The results are available online in Cell Reports on August 13.

8-Aug-2019 1:05 AM EDT

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