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NUS researchers discover a new way to interpret unresolved Mendelian diseases

The development of an embryo is a well-orchestrated series of processes that ensure the correct formation and positioning of vital organs of the growing organism. At the molecular level, these processes are precisely controlled by switching certain factors such as genes or proteins on or off. Any errors in these processes can lead to physical …

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Study: Identification of critical genes and molecular pathways in COVID-19 myocarditis and constructing gene regulatory networks by bioinformatic analysis. Image Credit: Lightspring/Shutterstock

Study identifies crucial genes and biological pathways linked to COVID-19 myocarditis

Scientists from China recently deciphered the genetic network and biological mechanisms associated with the myocarditis of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) using bioinformatic methods. They published their findings in the journal PLOS ONE† Study: Identification of critical genes and molecular pathways in COVID-19 myocarditis and the construction of gene regulatory networks by bioinformatic analysis† Image …

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Study: Identification of critical genes and molecular pathways in COVID-19 myocarditis and constructing gene regulatory networks by bioinformatic analysis. Image Credit: Lightspring/Shutterstock

Study identifies crucial genes and biological pathways linked to COVID-19 myocarditis

Scientists from China recently deciphered the genetic network and biological mechanisms associated with the myocarditis of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) using bioinformatic methods. They published their findings in the journal PLOS ONE† Study: Identification of critical genes and molecular pathways in COVID-19 myocarditis and the construction of gene regulatory networks by bioinformatic analysis† Image …

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Molecular tumor profiling in pediatric cancer patients has a significant impact on clinical care

Results from a molecular tumor profiling study in young patients revealed a high degree of genetic alterations potentially impacting clinical care, including clarifying diagnoses and treatment with matched, accurate cancer drugs. Report in naturopathyResearchers at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center said that molecular profiling of solid tumors found clinically significant genetic variations …

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TB-causing bacteria can evolve rapidly in response to new environments, study says

Researchers have identified how the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB) can evolve rapidly in response to new environments, according to a study published today in eLife. As with other types of bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis †M. tuberculosis) is able to form complex structures called biofilms, which allow bacterial cells to resist stressors such as antibiotics and …

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Researchers identify orally effective antiviral drug against respiratory syncytial virus

An oral antiviral drug has been identified that targets a key component of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) polymerase and inhibits the synthesis of viral genetic material. Antiviral Research at Georgia State University. The findings, published in the journal scientific progress, AVG-388 as the lead drug candidate, which effectively blocks the activity of the viral …

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Researchers model a complex childhood disease on a chip

Millions of children in low- and middle-income countries suffer from environmental enteric dysfunction (EED), a chronic inflammatory disease of the gut that is the second leading cause of death in children under the age of five. EED is a devastating condition associated with malnutrition, stunted growth and poor cognitive development, with a lasting impact on …

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