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New method to visualize the activity of genes in single cells

Biologists of the University of Zurich have developed a method to visualize the activity of genes in single cells. The method is so efficient...

New dwarfism mutation identified in dogs

Professor Hannes Lohi's research group at the University of Helsinki and Folkhälsan Research Center has identified a mutation in ITGA10 gene, causing chondrodysplasia in...

Brain discovery could help schizophrenics

The discovery of brain impairment in mice may eventually lead to better therapies for people with schizophrenia and major depression. Studying rodents that have a...

Dad’s genes build placentas, study shows

Though placentas support the fetus and mother, it turns out that the organ grows according to blueprints from dad, says new Cornell research. The...

Harvard researchers explains how gut bugs can nix heart drugs

For decades, doctors have understood that microbes in the human gut can influence how certain drugs work in the body — by either activating...

Brain discovery could help schizophrenics

The discovery of brain impairment in mice may eventually lead to better therapies for people with schizophrenia and major depression. Studying rodents that have a...

Designing water-soluble solution to build better painkillers

Finding better painkillers is a high priority for doctors, researchers, and patients. While opioids, such as morphine, are very effective, they come with unwanted side...

2 mutations triggered an evolutionary leap 500 million years ago

Evolution, it seems, sometimes jumps instead of crawls. A research team led by a University of Chicago scientist has discovered two key mutations that sparked...

Common root for breast cancer, heart disease?

Women who are at risk for breast cancer may also be at greater risk for heart disease, new research has found. The majority of women...

Why Yamanaka Will Win the Nobel Prize

Stem cells are almost magical in their power. It is possible to turn stem cells into all other cell types of the body, including...

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