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Article ID: 708133

Immune Profiling: A New Opportunity for Drug Development

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Collectively, assessing a snapshot of a person’s unique state of immune health is called immune profiling, which can entail identifying immune-cell-associated genes and proteins, as well as the cell types themselves.

14-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708125

In the squirrel world, prime real estate is determined by previous owner, study reveals

University of Guelph

A young squirrel lucky enough to take over territory from an adult male squirrel is like a teenager falling into a big inheritance, according to a new University of Guelph study.

14-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707539

Penis development needs more than just testes and testosterone


Proper development of the fetal penis requires not just testosterone from the testes, but a second hormone produced by other tissues, including the placenta, according to a new study publishing February 14 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology from Paul Fowler of the University of Aberdeen

5-Feb-2019 10:45 AM EST
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Article ID: 708066

Genetic Variations in a Fourth Gene Linked to Elevated Leukemia Risk in Hispanic Children

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have completed one of the largest studies yet designed to advance understanding of why Hispanic children are more likely to develop leukemia and less likely to survive

14-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708027

Investigadores de Mayo Clinic crean sistema más eficaz para reprogramar células madre

Mayo Clinic

Las células madre pluripotentes inducidas son las laboriosas obreras de muchos proyectos de medicina regenerativa y empiezan como células diferenciadas que, a través de la exposición a un complejo conjunto de mezclas genéticas, se reprograman para convertirse en células madre pluripotentes.

13-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 707768

Sensitive sensor detects Down syndrome DNA

American Chemical Society (ACS)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Down syndrome is the most common birth defect, occurring once in every 700 births. However, traditional non-invasive prenatal tests for the condition are unreliable or carry risks for the mother and fetus. Now, researchers have developed a sensitive new biosensor that could someday be used to detect fetal Down syndrome DNA in pregnant women’s blood. They report their results in the ACS journal Nano Letters.

8-Feb-2019 9:30 AM EST

Article ID: 707949

Mayo Clinic researchers develop more efficient system to reprogram stem cells

Mayo Clinic

Induced pluripotent stem cells, the workhorse of many regenerative medicine projects, start out as differentiated cells that are reprogrammed to pluripotent stem cells by exposure to a complex set of genetic cocktails.

12-Feb-2019 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 707810

For the First Time, Scientists ‘See’ Dual-Layered Scaffolding of Cellular Nuclei

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Using super-sensitive microscopic imaging, a team of scientists made a fundamental biological discovery that explains the structure of the nuclear envelope and gives tantalizing clues as to how cells squish through narrow openings without springing a leak.

8-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST

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