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Physics Meets Biology to Defeat Aging

The scientific team of a new biotech company Gero in collaboration with one of the leading academics in the field of aging, Prof. Robert J. Shmookler Reis, has recently brought new insights into biology of aging and age-related diseases, primarily, around the stability and stress resistance of certain gene regulatory networks.

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An Ounce of Prevention: Research Advances on ‘Scourge’ of Transplant Wards

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The fungus Cryptococcus causes meningitis, a brain disease that kills about 1 million people each year. It’s difficult to treat because fungi are genetically quite similar to humans, so compounds that affect fungi tend to have toxic side effects for patients. Now, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have identified 18 proteins that play a role in spore formation and germination. The findings raises the possibility of preventing the disease by blocking the spores’ germination.

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#PCOS Research Offers Hope for #Infertility @UofUHealthCare expert available

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Research Identifies a Protein That Helps Determine the Fate of RNA

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RNA can be translated into protein or transformed into gene-regulating molecules. A newly discovered “reader” protein recognizes a chemical instruction tag affixed to RNA, an important step in determining the RNA’s destiny. Because of the fundamental processes involved, this research has implications for cells’ normal function and disease.

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Retinoids May Increase Effectiveness of Targeted Therapies Against High-Risk Leukemia

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Scientists led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified how mutations in the IKZF1 gene contribute to a high-risk leukemia subtype and drugs that may enhance the effectiveness of targeted therapy

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Researchers Reveal How a Common Mutation Causes Neurodegenerative Disease

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and University of Massachusetts Medical School uncover the mechanism underlying the most common genetic cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia

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