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Nurture trumps nature in study of oral bacteria in human twins, study finds

Nurture trumps nature in study of oral bacteria in human twins, study finds

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Scientists find missing link between players in the epigenetic code

Scientists find missing link between players in the epigenetic code

ScienceDaily (Sep. 30, 2012) — Over the last two decades, scientists have come to understand that the genetic code held within DNA represents only part of the blueprint of life. The rest comes from specific patterns of chemical tags that overlay the DNA structure, determining how tightly the DNA is packaged and how accessible certain genes are to be switched on or off Continue reading

Scientists find missing link between players in the epigenetic code

Scientists find missing link between players in the epigenetic code

ScienceDaily (Sep. 30, 2012) — Over the last two decades, scientists have come to understand that the genetic code held within DNA represents only part of the blueprint of life. The rest comes from specific patterns of chemical tags that overlay the DNA structure, determining how tightly the DNA is packaged and how accessible certain genes are to be switched on or off Continue reading

Bioengineers design rapid diagnostic tests inspired by nature

Bioengineers design rapid diagnostic tests inspired by nature

ScienceDaily (Sep. 27, 2012) — By mimicking nature’s own sensing mechanisms, bioengineers at UC Santa Barbara and University of Rome Tor Vergata have designed inexpensive medical diagnostic tests that take only a few minutes to perform Continue reading

Male DNA commonly found in women’s brains, likely from prior pregnancy with a male fetus

Male DNA commonly found in women’s brains, likely from prior pregnancy with a male fetus

ScienceDaily (Sep. 26, 2012) — Male DNA is commonly found in the brains of women, most likely derived from prior pregnancy with a male fetus, according to first-of-its-kind research conducted at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Continue reading

Bone marrow holds secrets for treating colitis and Crohn’s

Bone marrow holds secrets for treating colitis and Crohn’s

ScienceDaily (Sep. 24, 2012) — Michigan State University researchers have unlocked secrets in bone marrow that could lead to improved treatments for colitis and Crohn’s disease Continue reading

Medication effective in treating social withdrawal in Fragile X and potentially autism patients

Medication effective in treating social withdrawal in Fragile X and potentially autism patients

ScienceDaily (Sep. 19, 2012) — An investigational compound that targets the core symptoms of fragile X syndrome is effective for addressing the social withdrawal and challenging behaviors characteristic of the condition, making it the first such discovery for fragile X syndrome and, potentially, the first for autism spectrum disorder, a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center and the University of California, Davis MIND Institute has found Continue reading

Compound found in purple corn may aid in developing future treatments for type 2 diabetes, kidney disease

Compound found in purple corn may aid in developing future treatments for type 2 diabetes, kidney disease

ScienceDaily (Sep. 18, 2012) — Diabetic nephropathy is one of the most serious complications related to diabetes, often leading to end-stage kidney disease. Purple corn grown in Peru and Chile is a relative of blue corn, which is readily available in the U.S. Continue reading

Cystic fibrosis disrupts pancreas two ways in CF-related diabetes

Cystic fibrosis disrupts pancreas two ways in CF-related diabetes

ScienceDaily (Sep. 17, 2012) — A new University of Iowa study suggests there are two root causes of a type of diabetes associated with cystic fibrosis (CF). Continue reading

Mutation breaks HIV’s resistance to drugs

Mutation breaks HIV’s resistance to drugs

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