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Genomics is the study of the complete genetic material, including genes and their functions, of an organism.
TSRI study reveals how circadian clocks may influence cancer growth

TSRI study reveals how circadian clocks may influence cancer growth

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute describes an unexpected role for proteins involved with our daily "circadian" clocks in influencing cancer growth. [More]
Researchers to explore how in-womb exposure to environmental chemicals may affect childhood obesity

Researchers to explore how in-womb exposure to environmental chemicals may affect childhood obesity

Kaiser Permanente researchers have received a major new grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how exposures to environmental chemicals during pregnancy may influence the risk of obesity and neurodevelopmental disorders in children. [More]
New Australian research shows how immune system avoids attacking own tissues with antibodies

New Australian research shows how immune system avoids attacking own tissues with antibodies

New Australian research has shown how the immune system avoids attacking its own tissues with antibodies - whilst still maintaining a strong defence against invaders. [More]
International consortium awarded $36.9 million grant to accelerate introduction of new typhoid vaccines

International consortium awarded $36.9 million grant to accelerate introduction of new typhoid vaccines

Typhoid fever, a bacterial infection that causes high fever and other disabling symptoms, remains a serious global problem in the developing world: it kills almost a quarter of a million people annually, and infects about 21 million. [More]
dsDNA quantification for next generation sequencing quality control: an interview with Andrew Jones

dsDNA quantification for next generation sequencing quality control: an interview with Andrew Jones

Quantity and quality of input samples are two key considerations in successful library preparation for next generation sequencing. The ultimate success or failure of a library preparation is often... [More]
Higher sugar-sweetened beverage intake, not diet soda linked to risk of developing prediabetes

Higher sugar-sweetened beverage intake, not diet soda linked to risk of developing prediabetes

Adult Americans who regularly consumed sugar-sweetened beverages (roughly one can of soda per day) had a 46 percent higher risk of developing prediabetes compared to low- or non-consumers over a 14-year period, according to a new epidemiological analysis led by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. [More]
Study elucidates why women have higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than men

Study elucidates why women have higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than men

Women have a two-fold higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than men, yet strikingly little is known about how changes in brain function promote this difference -- and how early in midlife those changes can be detected. [More]
BD introduces first insulin syringe for people with diabetes taking Humulin R U-500

BD introduces first insulin syringe for people with diabetes taking Humulin R U-500

BD, a leading global medical technology company announced today the launch of the BD U-500 Insulin Syringe, the first insulin syringe developed for people with diabetes taking Humulin R U-500 insulin, which is manufactured by Eli Lilly & Company. [More]
Scientists develop new computer-based method to assess cell communication networks

Scientists develop new computer-based method to assess cell communication networks

A multi-institution academic-industrial partnership of researchers led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has developed a new method to broadly assess cell communication networks and identify disease-specific network anomalies. [More]
TGen study identifies potential new drug targets to alleviate pain in pancreatic cancer patients

TGen study identifies potential new drug targets to alleviate pain in pancreatic cancer patients

The Translational Genomics Research Institute has discovered potential drug targets to reduce pain in pancreatic cancer patients. [More]
Age, genetic disposition play important role in susceptibility to Lyme disease

Age, genetic disposition play important role in susceptibility to Lyme disease

People react very differently to an infection with the Borrelia bacterium that causes Lyme disease. [More]
Smoking causes added mutations in DNA of lung cells

Smoking causes added mutations in DNA of lung cells

A paper published today in Science shows that smoking tobacco causes added mutations in the DNA of lung cells and in the DNA of other cells in the body. This is the first study to show the process by which smoking causes these cancers. [More]
New Medgenics data confirms presence of specific genetic mutations in many ADHD children

New Medgenics data confirms presence of specific genetic mutations in many ADHD children

New data presented at AACAP’s 63rd Annual Meeting (Oct. 24-29, 2016 in New York, NY) confirmed the presence of specific genetic mutations in many children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). [More]
Researchers develop new personalized assessment tool to predict lung cancer risk in never smokers

Researchers develop new personalized assessment tool to predict lung cancer risk in never smokers

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a new personalized assessment tool that could better predict lung cancer risk in never, light and heavy smokers using a large Taiwanese prospective cohort study. [More]
Two widely prescribed antibiotics may combat bacteria differently than previously thought

Two widely prescribed antibiotics may combat bacteria differently than previously thought

Two widely prescribed antibiotics -- chloramphenicol and linezolid -- may fight bacteria in a different way from what scientists and doctors thought for years, University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have found. [More]
Researchers identify protein linked to negative effects of senescence

Researchers identify protein linked to negative effects of senescence

Cellular senescence is a state in which normal healthy cells do not have the ability to divide. Senescence can occur when cancer-causing genes are activated in normal cells or when chemotherapy is used on cancer cells. [More]
Illumina donates more than 95,000 human genetic variants to ClinVar database

Illumina donates more than 95,000 human genetic variants to ClinVar database

Illumina, Inc. announced that it has contributed over 95,000 human genetic variants to ClinVar, a public database hosted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). [More]
NIH researchers identify novel role for Hsp60 protein in tissue regeneration and wound healing

NIH researchers identify novel role for Hsp60 protein in tissue regeneration and wound healing

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a novel role for a gene known as heat shock protein 60 (Hsp60), finding that it is critical in tissue regeneration and wound healing. [More]
Gene therapy may be effective method for treating Niemann-Pick disease, type C1

Gene therapy may be effective method for treating Niemann-Pick disease, type C1

For the first time, National Institutes of Health researchers have demonstrated in mice that gene therapy may be the best method for correcting the single faulty gene that causes Niemann-Pick disease, type C1 (NPC1). [More]
Researchers use new gene-editing system to hasten quest to cure HIV+ patients

Researchers use new gene-editing system to hasten quest to cure HIV+ patients

Researchers at UC San Francisco and the academically affiliated Gladstone Institutes have used a newly developed gene-editing system to find gene mutations that make human immune cells resistant to HIV infection. [More]
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