Genetics

Obesity-induced liver cancer caused by leaky membranes

Accumulation of fat in the liver (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD), exacerbated by cellular damage and inflammation (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH) increases the risk of liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma). Cellular stress generated by unhealthy diets and pathological conditions causes cells to enter a state where they no longer divide (cellular aging) but continue to …

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Jellyfish sting mechanism revealed; Can help design future delivery devices

Summer beachgoers are all too familiar with the painful sting of a jellyfish. But how do the stinging cells of jellyfish, corals and sea anemones actually work? New research from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has revealed an accurate operational model for the stinging organelle – or nematocyst – of the starlet sea anemone, …

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HIV Virus

Genome Tech raises hopes of a single injection for HIV patients

Researchers in Israel are working on the world’s first single injection for HIV patients. By developing a technique to genetically manipulate white blood cells that evolve in the body and secrete antibodies that fight the virus, the research team is working on a technology that could ultimately lead to a cure for HIV. So far, …

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Monkeypox turned out to be evolving faster than expected

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 public domain A team of researchers from the National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge in Portugal, in collaboration with a colleague at Lusófona University, also in Portugal, has found that the monkeypox virus is developing faster than expected. In their article published in the magazine naturopathythe researchers describe their genetic study of …

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Adial Pharmaceuticals Announces Database Lockout for ONWARD™ Phase 3 Clinical Trial

Adial Pharmaceuticals, Inc Expect release of top-line data in July CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, June 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSLETTER) — Adial Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADIL; ADILW) (“Adial” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for the treatment and prevention of addiction and related disorders, today announced the database lockout for the ONWARD Phase …

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New recommendations show how genetic testing can be used to prevent sudden heart failure

Clinical evaluation dictates the need for preventive therapy and advice about exercise and participation in competitive sports, according to the European Society of Cardiology. New Recommendations for Using Genetic Testing to Prevent sudden cardiac death among athletes and to enable safe sports have been published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.. “Genetic testing for …

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Gene variants may affect survival in PwPs, new study shows

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 public domain How long someone lives with Parkinson’s disease may be related to specific gene mutations, according to new research presented today at the Eighth European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Congress. Scientists from four institutes in Paris, including the prestigious Paris Brain Institute at Sorbonne Université, studied data from 2,037 Parkinson’s disease patients …

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Exercises at home may relieve shoulder symptoms in hypermobile EDS

Evidence-based home exercise programs may reduce shoulder instability in women with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) and those with hypermobile spectrum disorder (HSD), a small study suggests. Two six-month programs – one based on the latest hEDS/HSD study and another on shoulder instability studies – resulted in similar, clinically meaningful improvements in patients’ shoulder function. However, …

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data, degenerative eye disease

Data collection for degenerative eye disease research

Data collection for degenerative eye disease research Translational Imaging Innovations makes data accessible for research into degenerative eye disease Age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy are examples of progressive eye disease that lead to visual impairment or blindness for life† Unfortunately, these conditions are common and are …

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AI-based coding assistants can surprisingly help with genetic programming

OpenAI in partnership with GitHub and Microsoft released a coding assistant, GitHub Second pilot, in 2021. An AI pair programmer, Copilot, is being trained on a large number of open source codes on GitHub; it takes context of the code being worked on and suggests sequential lines of code and function. Fast forward two years, …

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