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Most studies on genetics and cognition focus on discovering the common features that drive our attention. However, through what could possibly be the…

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • November 13, 2017
  • 553 views

Several studies have been conducted with the aim of stopping the ability of cancer to consume glucose. However, a new study led by Matthew Galbraith, PhD, and Joaquin Espinosa, PhD at University…

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • November 8, 2017
  • 600 views

It is believed that there’s no cure for multiple sclerosis but treatment can help recovery from attacks and manage symptoms. However, a new gene therapy technique has been tested in animal models…

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  • September 25, 2017
  • 584 views

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have developed a cheaper and faster therapy for diseases such as cancer and HIV, which is considered as a promising new breakthrough as the…

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • September 4, 2017
  • 552 views

Gene editing, which has always stirred controversy among scientists and non-scientists alike, could become a legitimate procedure very soon. The first genetically modified human embryo has been…

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • August 1, 2017
  • 540 views

Pushing the limits of biology, a group of researchers was able to succeed in an extremely ambitious experiment—storing a movie in the DNA of a living bacteria cell.

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • July 14, 2017
  • 524 views

There hasn’t been a better time for gene editing. Although gene editing has existed for years, it was very expensive and challenging until the cheaper and simpler CRISPR technique was discovered…

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • July 10, 2017
  • 575 views

Of the many after-effects of dinosaur extinction, probably the most surprising one was the flourishing of frogs. Frogs have survived and managed to thrive during the mass extinction about 66…

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • July 5, 2017
  • 544 views

Antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis is a global threat. It is estimated that by 2040, more than a third of all TB cases in Russia will show resistance to the primary…

  • Editage Insights
  • June 15, 2017
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Researchers have been aware of the DNA damage that smoking causes. A research team headed by Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of…

  • Editage Insights
  • June 13, 2017
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Two years back, the Ebola virus had affected large populations in West Africa. It is known that the Ebola virus tends to stay alive in some parts of the body such as…

  • Editage Insights
  • May 16, 2017
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Researchers detect melanoma or skin cancer by selecting homogenous cells that are of uniform size and shape as these are easier to detect any irregularities. However,…

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  • May 9, 2017
  • 2.6k views

How did the building blocks of life find their way to Earth? According to a theory, amino acids were present in the space and were brought to Earth due to the impact…

  • Editage Insights
  • April 12, 2017
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The effect of exposure to deep space radiance on astronauts’ health is one of the major concerns of planning a mission to Mars. Therefore, National Aeronautics and …

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  • March 10, 2017
  • 2.4k views

In a long-term experiment lasting two years, two varieties of algae survived in the space without any lasting adverse effects. Dr. Thomas Leya at the Fraunhofer…

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  • February 9, 2017
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Biologists at University of California, San Diego, have discovered that bacteria living in biofilm communities interact with each other using “ion channels,” which is…

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  • January 13, 2017
  • 2.8k views

Ryan Petrie, PhD, an assistant professor in Drexel's College of Arts and Sciences, has led a study related to the spread of cancer. According to him, cancer is fatal…

  • Editage Insights
  • December 29, 2016
  • 2.3k views

Multiresistant bacteria render treatments ineffective and scientists worldwide are trying to tackle this issue. Often even sensitive bacteria display resistance to…

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  • December 20, 2016
  • 2.4k views

Immune cells protect the body from any infection and foreign invasions. However, it has been observed that in several types of tumor, immune system cells called…

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  • November 15, 2016
  • 2.7k views

Our body is incapable of repairing injured or dead heart cells. When a person gets a heart attack, the connective tissue forms a scar tissue at the site of the injury…

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  • November 11, 2016
  • 2.6k views

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis wanted to find out the reasons behind inflammation in diabetics, which is an underlying cause of…

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  • November 4, 2016
  • 2.7k views

Researchers at the University of Nottingham conducted a study that found that high levels of cortisol, also known as the 'stress hormone', in the hair of women who…

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  • October 20, 2016
  • 2.9k views

Do some mosquitoes prefer to feed on animals rather than humans? To understand if there is a genetic basis to the host preference, researchers at the Vector Genetics…

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  • September 20, 2016
  • 3.2k views

Researchers at the Wellcome Trust-Medical Research Council Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge, have found that the time at which our body is invaded by viruses has an impact…

  • Editage Insights
  • August 17, 2016
  • 3.1k views

Researchers at the Max Plank Institute led by Didier Stainier, Director of the Department of Developmental Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Heart and…

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  • July 19, 2016
  • 3.8k views

A team of researchers from the University of Buffalo have developed an E. coli based capsule, which according to them, can transport vaccines more efficiently…

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  • July 5, 2016
  • 3.6k views

When a mosquito bites a human, it leaves behind some of its saliva, leading to an inflammation that can help the virus it is carrying to infect the body. However, when…

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  • June 24, 2016
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A team of researchers from Cardiff University's Systems Immunity Research Institute found that T-cells – a type of white blood cell that defends humans from germs –…

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  • May 18, 2016
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Researchers from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology…

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  • May 13, 2016
  • 3.5k views

A team of researchers at the University of Southern California, led by stem cell researcher Lindsey Barske, have identified the molecular signals that control the…

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  • April 26, 2016
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Researchers have been successful in producing cell types that constitute the retina or cornea using pluripotent stem cells. However, they were unable to recreate the…

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  • March 10, 2016
  • 3.8k views

A team of researchers led by Wayne Marasco, MD, PhD, a cancer immunologist and virologist at Dana-Farber, found that the immune response to flu vaccines depends…

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  • February 19, 2016
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Researchers at the Institute of Biology III and the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) collaborated with researchers from Karlsruhe and London,…

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  • February 10, 2016
  • 3.9k views

The use of antiperspirants and deodorants has increased greatly. Therefore, researchers from North Carolina State University, the North Carolina Museum of…

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  • February 5, 2016
  • 4.1k views

How cancerous tumors form has been a topic of interest for cancer researchers. Now a new study conducted at the University of Iowa (UI) offers important…

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  • January 27, 2016
  • 4.5k views

Paclitaxel is a highly effective drug that is commonly used to treat breast, lung, and pancreatic cancer. However, due to the high dose required, patients…

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  • January 15, 2016
  • 3.9k views

Certain species of bats have been known to harbor the Ebola virus. According to a study led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the University of…

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  • December 29, 2015
  • 4.6k views

Earlier this year, a team of researchers at John Hopkins University published a paper which suggested that random mutations in DNA had a significant role to play…

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  • December 22, 2015
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Researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Germany have developed a new light sheet microscope using which they have been able to view…

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  • December 16, 2015
  • 4.3k views

Nav1.7 plays an important role in pain pathways, and individuals born with non-functioning Nav1.7 fail to experience pain. Although …

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  • December 7, 2015
  • 4.3k views