Advanced genetics study of TB bacteria uncovers virulent 'Beijing lineage' strain among young adults
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  May 23, 2018  
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 Advanced genetics study of TB bacteria uncovers virulent 'Beijing lineage' strain among young adultsAdvanced genetics study of TB bacteria uncovers virulent 'Beijing lineage' strain among young adults
 
LSTM's Dr Maxine Caws is co-lead investigator on an advanced genetics study published in Nature Genetics(link is external), which has shown that a virulent strain of tuberculosis (TB) has adapted to transmit among young adults in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
 
   Exercise can reduce genetic predisposition to obesity in older women, shows studyExercise can reduce genetic predisposition to obesity in older women, shows study
 
With obesity now a global epidemic, there is increased focus on risk factors that contribute to weight gain, especially in postmenopausal women.
 
   Scientists uncover genome variation linked to increased risk of developing Alzheimer'sScientists uncover genome variation linked to increased risk of developing Alzheimer's
 
An article published in Nature Medicine with the collaboration of the research group of Dr. Manel Esteller, director of the Epigenetics and Cancer Biology Program of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, ICREA Researcher and Professor of Genetics of the University of Barcelona, and Drs.
 
 Study illuminates how neuronal activity leads to gene activation
 
Study illuminates how neuronal activity leads to gene activationFrom burning your palm on a hot pan handle to memorizing the name of a new acquaintance, "anytime you experience something, your neurons are active," says Kelsey Tyssowski, a graduate student in genetics at Harvard Medical School.
 
 
 Cleveland Clinic researcher wins NCI grant to delve into cancer genetics and radiation effectiveness
 
Cleveland Clinic researcher wins NCI grant to delve into cancer genetics and radiation effectivenessCan the genetic makeup of their cancers predict how patients with lung cancer will respond to radiation therapy? And can this information be used to advance a genetically guided strategy for patients with these tumors? Cleveland Clinic researcher and radiation oncologist Mohamed Abazeed, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to delve into those and other related questions.
 
 
 Schizophrenics' blood samples feature genetic material from more types of microorganisms
 
Schizophrenics' blood samples feature genetic material from more types of microorganismsThe blood of schizophrenia patients features genetic material from more types of microorganisms than that of people without the debilitating mental illness, research at Oregon State University has found.
 
 
 Researcher develops small molecules that inhibit derailment of gene expression in cancer
 
Researcher develops small molecules that inhibit derailment of gene expression in cancerNot everyone person who has a "cancer gene" will inevitably develop this disease in their lifetime. Thanks to a new area of research called epigenetics, we now know that many genes are only read under certain circumstances.
 
 
 Rocket Pharma partners with Stanford University to advance FA and PKD gene therapy research
 
Rocket Pharma partners with Stanford University to advance FA and PKD gene therapy researchRocket Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leading U.S.-based multi-platform gene therapy company, and the Stanford University School of Medicine today announced a strategic collaboration to support the advancement of Fanconi Anemia and Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency gene therapy research.
 
 
 UQ's new Genome Innovation Hub focuses on improving healthcare
 
UQ's new Genome Innovation Hub focuses on improving healthcareGenetic research aimed at improving healthcare will be the focus of the University of Queensland’s new Genome Innovation Hub.