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  • BICRA gene provides answers to patients, doctors and scientists November 23, 2020
    Physicians and scientists are constantly on the lookout for new disease genes that can help them understand why patients have undiagnosed medical problems. Often the first clues come from genetic testing that reveals a change or mutation in a gene that they see in a child but not their parents. This is exactly what led […]
  • New targeted therapy blocks metabolism in brain cancer cells with genetic vulnerability November 23, 2020
    Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a novel targeted therapy, called POMHEX, which blocks critical metabolic pathways in cancer cells with specific genetic defects. Preclinical studies found the small-molecule enolase inhibitor to be effective in killing brain cancer cells that were missing ENO1, one of two genes encoding the […]
  • Major new study unveils complexity and vast diversity of Africa's genetic variation November 23, 2020
    Africa is the cradle of humankind. All humans are descendants from this common pool of ancestors. Africa and its multitude of ethnolinguistic groups are therefore fundamental to learning more about humankind and our origins.
  • Targeting drug-resistant cancers through mathematical biology to control gene expression November 23, 2020
    Among the things to give thanks for this year is the fact that stubborn, persistent problems seem to have an irresistible sort of magnetic pull for scientists and mathematicians. Things that would leave most of us bewildered are their daily bread.
  • Study finds hyperbaric oxygen treatments reverse aging process November 20, 2020
    A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) and the Shamir Medical Center in Israel indicates that hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT) in healthy aging adults can stop the aging of blood cells and reverse the aging process. In the biological sense, the adults' blood cells actually grow younger as the treatments progress.
  • In fire-prone West, plants need their pollinators -- and vice versa November 25, 2020
    A new study grounded in the northern Rockies explores the role of wildfire in the finely tuned dance between plants and their pollinators. Previous studies have looked at how fire affects plants, or how fire affects animals. But what is largely understudied is the question of how fire affects both, and about how linkages within […]
  • Waste fishing gear threatens Ganges wildlife November 25, 2020
    Waste fishing gear in the River Ganges poses a threat to wildlife including otters, turtles and dolphins, new research shows.
  • When consumers trust AI recommendations--or resist them November 25, 2020
    The key factor in deciding how to incorporate AI recommenders is whether consumers are focused on the functional and practical aspects of a product (its utilitarian value) or on the experiential and sensory aspects of a product (its hedonic value).
  • Shining a light on nanoscale dynamics November 24, 2020
    Watching metamaterials at work in real time using ultrafast electron diffraction: a research team led by University of Konstanz physicist Peter Baum succeeds in using ultrashort electron pulses to measure light-matter interactions in nanophotonic materials and metamaterials.
  • Guiding the way to improved solar cell performance November 24, 2020
    Small molecules could hold the key to enhancing the efficiency of organic solar cells.
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