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Organ regeneration one step closer with new understanding of skin repair

Organ regeneration one step closer with new understanding of skin repair

A team of scientists has brought the possibility of organ regeneration one step closer by shedding new light on how skin repairs itself. The team...
Major breakthrough in genome sequencing can quicken cancer diagnosis

Major breakthrough in genome sequencing can quicken cancer diagnosis

A major breakthrough in genome sequencing could lead to the quicker diagnosis of cancer and rare diseases. Understanding human DNA sequences can inform scientists about...
Mitchell disease: solving the medical mystery

Mitchell disease: solving the medical mystery

Scientists have uncovered a genetic mutation that links to the rare Mitchell disease. A team of researchers led by Dr Hugo Bellen at Baylor College...
Horizon 2020 collaboration to develop COVID-19 vaccine

Horizon 2020 collaboration to develop COVID-19 vaccine

OPENCORONA consortium has been awarded €3m funding by Horizon 2020 to support emergency research and development against the COVID-19 outbreak, aiming to develop a...
Revolutionising cancer biopsies with crumpled graphene biosensors

Revolutionising cancer biopsies with crumpled graphene biosensors

Graphene-based biosensors could usher in an era of cancer liquid biopsies after a new study has shown that crumpled graphene is highly sensitive to...
Pairing CRISPR with DNA sequencing could help guide cancer treatment

Pairing CRISPR with DNA sequencing could help guide cancer treatment

In search of new ways to sequence human genomes and read critical alterations in DNA, researchers have successfully used the gene cutting tool CRISPR...
Metabolic dysregulation: origins of neurodegenerative disease

Metabolic dysregulation: origins of neurodegenerative disease

New research has shed light on the origins of the neurodegenerative disease spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7) and demonstrates effective new therapeutic pathways for...
New tool reveals DNA structures that influence disease

New tool reveals DNA structures that influence disease

Disruption of certain DNA structures – called topologically associating domains, or – TADs – is linked with the development of disease, including some cancers. With...
Mother Nature provides new gene therapy strategy to reverse disease

Mother Nature provides new gene therapy strategy to reverse disease

Scientists have developed a new gene therapy technique by transforming human cells into mass producers of tiny nano-sized particles full of genetic material that...
Investigating human fertility problems via the water flea

Investigating human fertility problems via the water flea

With significant funding from NIH, a researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington is investigating fundamental biological processes that lead to fertility problems...
New study challenges our understanding of premature ageing

New study challenges our understanding of premature ageing

Disturbances in the function of mitochondrial DNA can accelerate the ageing process in ways that are different than previously thought. Offering a new perspective to...

Genetic markers linked to the start of symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

A group of genetic variants related to the starting point of Parkinson’s disease have been identified. The findings will enable delimiting the research on new...
Should the EU establish a single market for direct-to-consumer genetic testing?

Should the EU establish a single market for direct-to-consumer genetic testing?

Ever wondered where your data goes once completing an ancestry test? Should genetic testing be regulated? Do you think countries should lift bans on...
Designing proteins just got easier with the specialised knowledge of video gamers

Designing proteins just got easier with the specialised knowledge of video gamers

By playing the computer game Foldit, citizen scientists can now help protein researchers create novel vaccines, cancer therapies and more – is this a...
An advancement of genome analysis could detect diseases more quickly

An advancement of genome analysis could detect diseases more quickly

Diseases caused by genetic changes could be detected more readily thanks to an advance in DNA genome analysis software. The development of the genome analysis...
Find out how cells that produce insulin could change the function in diabetes

Find out how cells that produce insulin could change the function in diabetes

A new study using only materials derived from humans has revealed that cells that produce insulin can change their function in diabetes - and...
Jellyfish antidote: Is CRISPR genome editing the solution?

Jellyfish antidote: Is CRISPR genome editing the solution?

Using CRISPR genome editing, researchers at the University of Sydney, Australia, may have discovered a jellyfish antidote for the most venomous creature on earth. The...
What do you know about the new CRISPR Cas9 gene editing system?

What do you know about the new CRISPR Cas9 gene editing system?

Reported in Genome Medicine, a new CRISPR Cas9 gene editing system has been developed which adds genes to create mouse models of liver cancer. A...
Liquid biopsies: detecting cancerous DNA in the blood of lung cancer patients

Liquid biopsies: detecting cancerous DNA in the blood of lung cancer patients

Published in the Annals of Oncology, using the blood of lung cancer patients, researchers have detected cancerous DNA, could this be an advancement in...
Understanding human health with genome analysis

Understanding human health with genome analysis

Understanding human health has been taken to another level as researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and UNSW, Australia, have published a...

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