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CRI Scientists Increase Our Understanding of the Genetic Basis of Neuropsychiatric Disorders

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A study by scientists at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) is providing insight into the genetic basis of neuropsychiatric disorders. In this research, the first mouse model of a mutation in the ARID1B gene was created and then used to show that growth hormone treatments reverse some manifestations of the mutation.

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Wayne State University, leukodystrophy, Leukodystrophies , Vision Loss

Wayne State Receives $1.9 Million NIH Grant to Research and Find Treatments for Genetic Disease That Causes Blindness

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A team of Wayne State University researchers recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to better understand leukodystrophies (LD) and genetic Leukoencephalopathies (gLE), rare genetic disorders affecting the white matter – myelin – in the central nervous system. Patients diagnosed with a leukodystrophy experience a gradual decline in development, including a progressive loss in gait, body tone, vision, hearing, swallowing and/or ability to eat.

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Saliva, Molecular Biology, Evolution Biology, Hominids, Protein, MUC7, Sub-Saharan Africa, Neanderthal, Denisovan, homo erectus, oral microbiome

In Saliva, Clues to a ‘Ghost’ Species of Ancient Human

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In saliva, scientists have found hints that a “ghost” species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa today. The research adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that sexual rendezvous between different archaic human species may not have been unusual.

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New Genomic Partnership Speeds Personalized Cancer Treatment

Personalized cancer therapies are on the horizon thanks to a new genomic cancer research partnership between the Gene Editing Institute of Christiana Care Health System’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute and the biotechnology company NovellusDx.

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UC San Diego Researchers Join $14.9 Million Fight Against Disease-Transmitting Mosquitoes

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UC San Diego scientists will study an innovative research technique as a way to control disease-causing mosquitoes. The project, which will receive up to $14.9 million, will focus on a technique known as gene drive, which can spread desirable genes in wild populations and suppress harmful organisms.

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Epigenetics, Histone Modification, Harvard Medical School, Nature (magazine)

Scientists Identify New Epigenetic Mechanism That Switches Off Placental Genes in Mice

Harvard Medical School researchers have discovered a new regulatory mechanism for genomic imprinting, the process that silences one parent’s gene so that only the other parent’s gene is expressed in offspring.

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Imprinting, Molecular Biology, Cloning, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, In Vitro Fertilization, Histone, Biology

Scientists Identify New Way Cells Turn Off Genes

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For some developmental genes one allele must stay silent, otherwise debilitating syndromes and cancers can arise. HHMI Investigator Yi Zhang and his colleagues have uncovered a new imprinting mechanism cells use to keep these genes quiet in mice.

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Generic Drug Use, Generic Drug, Ophthalmology, optometrist, Eye Care, Glaucoma, dry eye

A Switch to Generic Eye Drugs Could Save Medicare Millions

Eye care providers prescribe more brand medications by volume than any other provider group, according to a University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center study, making ophthalmologist and optometrists big influencers of annual prescription drug spending in the United States.







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