Recent research done by scientists have proved that Lampreys, an eel-like fish have been found to share a common ancestor with humans. Many genes involved in the repair of the injured spinal cord of the lamprey were also active in mammals.
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To maintain homeostasis, checkpoints must be in place to prevent inappropriate non-canonical inflammasome activation. oxPAPC, a novel Toll-like receptor (TLR4)-independent checkpoint regulator for non-canonical inflammasomes.
A research consortium led by CNRS research director Dr. Lluis Quintana-Murci has recently described the genetic factors involved in the immune variation on a large scale within the French population. An expansive collection of biological specimens from 1,000 French volunteers were studied.
A new study demonstrated the advantages of an in vivo DNA barcoding technique, which attached small snippets of DNA to different lipid-based nanoparticles that were then injected into living animals.
Researchers have developed a gene therapy that successfully treats a form of macular degeneration in a canine model. The work sets the stage for translating the findings into a human therapy for an inherited disease that results in a progressive loss of central vision and which is currently untreatable. The study is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The test identifies gene expression pattern consistent with fibromyalgia syndrome, providing information that can speed the pace of diagnosis . The extensive disease controls used in the creation of IsolateFibromyalgia make the test highly accurate.
Scientists have isolated leprosy bacteria directly from human samples, and analyzed the purified genomes to identify mutations that confer drug resistance to the bacterium, as well as gain insights into the origins of the disease.
New genetic data demonstrate that slavery and triangular trade were responsible for severed transatlantic ties. Scientists had found African genetic heritage preserved among 98% of the members of Maroon communities in South America. These communities were formed over 400 years ago by Africans who escaped slavery. But this was not reflected among African-descendants from Brazil and Colombia. The study was published in the American Journal of Human Genetics.
An article published in the journal Skeletal Muscle reported that new drug targets which potentially could slow or stop the progression of a form muscular dystrophy (an illness characterized by progressive muscle degeneration) were identified.
A new study published in European Respiratory Journal revealed that patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) have more good and bad bacteria in their lungs. Additionally, the study found a fewer type of bacteria in the lungs of CF patients who were older and had more lung disease or inflammation.
According to an article published in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), notable advances have been made in treating cystic fibrosis (CF) over the past decades. As many individuals are diagnosed with the disease, radiologists can work more to monitor the wide spectrum of CF in adults, including non-classic imaging findings.
A new study published in the recent issue of Nature Genetics shows that error surveillance and repair mechanisms show higher efficiency in the protein coding region of the genome.