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JAX wins NIGMS funding to decipher role of RNA structure in gene regulation

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:14:20 -0400

With new funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences totaling $2,059,618 over five years, JAX Assistant Professor Zhengqing Ouyang, Ph.D., will build a research program to reveal the roles of RNA structure in post-transcriptional regulation at the genome scale.



Researchers identify control mechanisms of synapse formation

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:03:20 -0400

DGIST announced that the research team of Professor Ko Jae-won at the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences and the research team of Professor Kim Ho-min at KAIST conducted a joint research and observed the three-dimensional structure of proteins that regulate neuronal cell connections for the first time in the world and have identified the control mechanisms of synapse formation.



Penn researchers receive two new post-doctoral training grants for genomic science

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:53:07 -0400

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have received two highly competitive post-doctoral Institutional Training Grants for genomic science from the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health.



Researchers discover potential way to trigger regeneration, repair of damaged heart cells

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:38:48 -0400

New research has discovered a potential means to trigger damaged heart cells to self-heal. The discovery could lead to groundbreaking forms of treatment for heart diseases.



Scientists show how immune system can be modulated by manipulation of sugar metabolism

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:30:33 -0400

In its attempt to fight a serious bacterial infection, caused by listeria, for example, the immune system can become so over-activated that the resulting inflammatory response and its consequences can quickly lead to death.



Women with a medical history of breast or ovarian cancer often fail to test for inherited genetic changes

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:52:00 -0400

A new study conducted by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, states that among nearly 4 million women in the United States who possess a medical history of ovarian cancer or breast cancer, 1.5 million have an increased risk of bearing some kinds of genetic mutations, which might increase the probability of causing additional cancers in the future.



Novel mussel-inspired glue could one day save lives of youngest patients

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:05:40 -0400

Whether to perform surgery on a fetus is a heart-wrenching decision. This type of surgery involves penetrating the highly delicate amniotic sac, increasing health risks to the fetus.



Bullying and cyberbullying top parents' list of worries, new report reveals

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:57:47 -0400

Parents may also experience some nerves as their children prepare to head back to school. Bullying and cyberbullying top parents' list of worries when it comes to their children's health, according to a new report from the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at the University of Michigan.



NNI, NTU collaborate to revolutionize diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:52:11 -0400

The National Neuroscience Institute and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore are collaborating to develop innovative technologies to better diagnose and treat patients with neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease and brain injuries.



Many young cancer patients do not receive oncofertilty related services, new analysis finds

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:30:46 -0400

All cancer patients of reproductive age should be provided with fertility information and referrals for fertility preservation. A new Psycho-Oncology analysis of the published literature indicates that many cancer patients are not receiving such support, however.