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Gene Therapy Helps Functional Recovery after Stroke
Gene Therapy Helps Functional Recovery after Stroke
Penn State | Sep 12, 2019
NeuroD1-based gene therapy could potentially be used to treat stroke, which is a leading cause of disability in the US, with 800,000 new stroke patients every year
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Study Maps Genetics of Early Progression in TB
Study Maps Genetics of Early Progression in TB
Harvard Medical School | Sep 6, 2019
Findings could lead to better risk profiling, inform individualized interventions to prevent disease onset
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New Technique Isolates Placental Cells for Non-Invasive Genetic Testing
New Technique Isolates Placental Cells for Non-Invasive Genetic Testing
Brown University | Aug 28, 2019
Currently, the only way to diagnose genetic disorders in developing fetuses is by retrieving trophoblasts through amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling
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Discovery of 'Hidden' Outbreak Hints That Zika Virus Can Spread Silently
Discovery of 'Hidden' Outbreak Hints That Zika Virus Can Spread Silently
The Scripps Research Institute | Aug 22, 2019
A genomics study of travel-associated Zika cases reveals an undiscovered outbreak in Cuba in 2017, underscoring the need for coordinated disease surveillance
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BRCA1/2 Genetic Testing Recommendations Still Leave Issues Unresolved
BRCA1/2 Genetic Testing Recommendations Still Leave Issues Unresolved
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | Aug 20, 2019
Leaders in BRCA research say screening recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force are a positive step forward, but testing of individuals with the highest risk must improve
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Inherited Pancreatic Cancer Risk Mutation Identified
Inherited Pancreatic Cancer Risk Mutation Identified
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Aug 13, 2019
Scientists have found a rare, inherited gene mutation that raises the risk of pancreatic cancer and other malignancies
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p53 Mutations in 10,000 Cancer Patients Shed New Light on Gene's Function
p53 Mutations in 10,000 Cancer Patients Shed New Light on Gene's Function
Baylor College of Medicine | Jul 31, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have conducted the most comprehensive study of TP53 mutations to better understand the processes leading to the inactivation of this important gene
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Key Gene behind Hallmark of Lou Gehrig's Disease Identified
Key Gene behind Hallmark of Lou Gehrig's Disease Identified
Stanford Medicine | Jul 30, 2019
Researchers have pinpointed a key gene behind the formation of one type of neuron-damaging aggregates in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
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New CRISPR Platform Expands RNA Editing Capabilities
New CRISPR Platform Expands RNA Editing Capabilities
McGovern Institute for Brain Research | Jul 29, 2019
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Exosomes May Hold the Answer to Treating, Diagnosing Developmental Brain Disorders
Exosomes May Hold the Answer to Treating, Diagnosing Developmental Brain Disorders
The Scripps Research Institute | Jul 25, 2019
New discovery suggests cellular 'cargo' transporters play a profound role in creating brain cells and circuits