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Autism, Wnt genes, Wnt Pathway, Progenitor Cells, Neuroscience

Faulty Cell Signaling Derails Cerebral Cortex Development, Could It Lead to Autism?

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Eva Anton’s lab at UNC has shown how the deletion of the protein APC in progenitor cells – which give rise to neurons – disrupts the Wnt protein pathway, which previously was linked to genes associated with autism.

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Microbiome, human microbiome, Gene, DNA, Cancer, GUT, Vagina, skin

Researchers Identify Millions of New Genes in the Human Microbiome

A new study of the human microbiome has uncovered millions of previously unknown genes from microbial communities in the human gut, skin, mouth, and vaginal microbiome, allowing for new insights into the role these microbes play in human health and disease.

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Epigenetics, Epigenetic mechanisms

$2.375 Million Federal Award to Study Epigenetic Control Systems, Inform Drug Discovery

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Van Andel Research Institute scientist Scott Rothbart, Ph.D., has been awarded a five-year, $2.375 million Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA/R35) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health that will fuel in-depth, multidisciplinary studies into the epigenetic control mechanisms that regulate the genetic code.

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gene activation, Genetics, Cell And Developmental Biology, DNA, Leukemia, Lymphoma

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Evolution, Genetics, lncRNAs , Regulatory Gene, Protein Coding, Ulitsky

Genomic Recycling: Ancestral Genes Take On New Roles

Dr. Igor Ulitsky has found that ancient genes that lost their ability to make proteins were “recycled,” surviving across millennia – and species – by evolving to produce a type of RNA that regulates major biological processes. His findings could lead to treatments for a number of genetic diseases.

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Zachary Kaminsky, Zack Kaminsky, arbs, Alcohol, Cholesterol, Pcsk9

Alcohol Use Affects Levels of Cholesterol Regulator through Epigenetics

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In an analysis of the epigenomes of people and mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the National Institutes of Health report that drinking alcohol may induce changes to a cholesterol-regulating gene.

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Stephan R Targan, Stephan Targan, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Sherman Prize, Widjaja

Cedars-Sinai Gastroenterology Pioneer Honored for Excellence in Research and Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Stephan R. Targan, MD, a pioneering physician and researcher in gastroenterology, has been awarded the Sherman Prize for groundbreaking work in the understanding and treatment of debilitating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Video available at http://www.shermanprize.org/recipient-winners-all/stephan-r-targan-2017-sherman-prize-recipient

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Heart Failure, Congestive Heart Failure

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Biology, Bioengineering, Regenerate, Regeneration, cell, Research, Discoveries, Science

Leading Researchers Explore Boundaries of Biological Science at Inaugural Symposium of Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University

Eight researchers in the vanguard of biological science gathered at the inaugural symposium of the new Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University today to explore new frontiers within the dark matter of biology. The day-long symposium, which attracted guest speakers from leading research institutions such as Tufts, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Jackson Labs, was expected to draw about 300 attendees.

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Infertility, Genes & Development, reproductive sciences, Male Infertility, Congenital Diseases., inheritable genetics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Spermatogenesis

Scientists Identify Key Regulator of Male Fertility

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When it comes to male reproductive fertility, timing is everything. Now scientists are finding new details on how disruption of this timing may contribute to male infertility or congenital illness.







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