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Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, Centenarians, Aging, Longevity, Genetics

Einstein Researchers Receive $6 Million Grant to Untangle the Genetic Protections Against Alzheimer’s Disease

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The number of older adults with Alzheimer’s disease continues to rise, but the number of treatments for the condition has not kept pace. Now, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore, have received a $6.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify networks of genes in healthy centenarians that protect them against dementia. The results could help identify new targets for drugs to treat Alzheimer’s.

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Cancer Treatment, Computer And Information Science And Engineering, Cancer Genome, Oncology

Mining for Cancer Clues

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A group of researchers is building a portal of genetic information to help doctors detect, diagnose and treat cancer optimally in each of their patients. The goal: Someday, oncologists will pull up this data on a tablet and use it to guide treatment decisions.

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Computational Biology, Computational Biomedicine, Hypertension, Genomics

Using a Mathematical Lens to Look at Disease as a Whole Body Problem

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A novel computational method allows researchers to parse how multiple organs contribute to a disease over time, giving a more holistic view of disease and potentially revealing new avenues for intervention.

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Genetic Variation, subjective response to alcohol, DNA, Gene Variants, Genetic Influences, Environmental Influences

Human Genetic Variation Influences Alcohol’s Sedating and Stimulating

Although estimates vary, scientists believe that 50 to 64 percent of the risk of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) is inherited. One way to identify this risk is through a person’s subjective response to alcohol. This study investigated the effects of two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) or changes in DNA sequence called rs279858 (in the GABRA2 gene) and rs2832407 (in the GRIK1 gene) – previously linked to AUD risk – on individuals’ subjective responses to intravenously administered alcohol.

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ophtahlmology, Gene Therapy

Genetic Treatment for Blindness May Soon be Reality

Patients who had lost their sight to an inherited retinal disease could see well enough to navigate a maze after being treated with a new gene therapy, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Autism, autism and glutamate receptors, Autism and genetics, intellectual disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Neuron, Neurotransmission, Neurotransmitter, neurotransmitter signaling, GABA, GABA neurons, GABA neurotransmitter

Breakthrough Research Suggests Potential Treatment for Autism, Intellectual Disability

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A research team has identified the pathological mechanism for a certain type of autism and intellectual disability by creating a genetically modified mouse. They are hopeful it could eventually lead to a therapeutic fix.

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Stem Cells, Spinal Cord Injuries, Neurons, Science, Cell Biology, Cells, glutamates, Enzymes, C. Elegans, Neurodegenerative Disease, Proteins, Cilia, Traffic Control, Highways, Roads, cellular highways, nerve injuries, Kinesins, dyneins, intracellular transport, TTLL-11, CCPP-1, Vision, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Rutgers, New Jersey, NJ

How to Control Traffic on Cellular Highways

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Inside cells, protein “motors” act like trucks on tiny cellular highways to deliver life-sustaining cargoes. Now a team led by Rutgers University–New Brunswick researchers has discovered how cells deploy enzymes to place traffic control and “roadway under construction” signs along cellular highways.

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World-Renowned Health Research on the Hill

UC Santa Cruz’s genomics investigators have built a research powerhouse in sequencing, storing, cataloging, assembling, validating, and analyzing huge volumes of genomic data in their mission to use genomics to positively impact health, nature, and society. The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute is leading the effort to establish global standards to capture and share genomic data fairly and responsibly. Without a medical school and hospital, UCSC has become a neutral, trusted genomics research partner to medical institutions and universities around the world, contributing databases and research, and improving human health. This is made possible by its world-class computational abilities.

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Gene Therapy, myotubular myopathy, Children, Pediatric, ASPIRO, Virus

New Gene Therapy Trial for Severe Neuromuscular Disorder in Children

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is one of the few centers participating in ASPIRO, an international Phase 1/2 clinical trial of a gene therapy product called AT132 for X-linked myotubular myopathy – a rare disease characterized by severe muscle weakness, breathing difficulty and early death.







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