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2014-04-30 12:14:38

Viruses and other external threats drive evolution of robust architectures The robust defenses that yeast cells have evolved to protect themselves from environmental threats hold lessons that can be used to design computer networks and analyze how secure they are, say computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University. Environmental "noise" is a key evolutionary pressure that shapes the interconnections within cells, as well as those of neural networks and bacterial/ecological networks,...

2014-04-30 12:05:19

This Week in Molecular Biology and Evolution Take a muscle cell, modify it over millions of years, and you end up with an exciting and literally shocking evolutionary result: the electric fish. Electric fish have evolved several times in varying levels of complexity. Two groups of electric fish, one in Africa (Mormyroids) and one in South America (Gymnotiforms), have independently evolved sophisticated communication systems using these cells. By emitting and sensing weak electrical...

2014-02-07 13:10:42

Report investigators in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics Despite the identification of gene mutations in methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MECP2) being linked to Rett syndrome (RS), research has been hindered by the lack of commercially available reference materials. Through collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and members of the clinical-laboratory and non-profit–research communities, 35 DNA samples containing many common RS genetic variants have...

2014-01-28 23:02:41

Continuing to expand the depth and breadth of high-impact research, the Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) awarded a record $7.2 million to new scientific explorations in 2013. Since RSRT’s inception five years ago, the organization has committed almost $20 million to novel research and basic science to decode and defeat Rett Syndrome. Trumbull, CT (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Continuing to expand the depth and breadth of high-impact research, the Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT)...

2013-11-27 15:37:32

Discovery also reveals how a drug, now in multiple human trials, halts production of Myc protein and stops progression of AML A team of researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has identified a leukemia-specific stretch of DNA called an enhancer element that enables cancerous blood cells to proliferate in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), a devastating cancer that is incurable in 70% of patients. Just as important, the findings offer a mechanistic insight into how a new class of...

2013-09-26 13:11:00

Sometimes, when the DNA in a cell is copied during cell division, there is a mistake. A large portion of the genetic material could be duplicated or deleted. In each instance, there is often a greatly enhanced potential for serious genetic disease. Such changes are known as copy number variation (CNV) referring to the numbers of copies of a gene. Instead of ‘letters of the DNA alphabet’ being changed or missing, whole sentences, entire paragraphs or even pages/volumes of the encyclopedia...

Evolutionary History Of Cancer-related Gene Tracked By CNIO Study
2013-06-06 20:59:35

Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO) The study reveals how a genetic duplication that occurred millions of years ago encouraged the evolution of the ASF1b gene, involved in cancer development How and when evolution generates diversity or gives form to proteins, living beings' functional building blocks, are essential questions that still surround the theory of evolution. In humans, the majority of genes have emerged via genetic duplication, a strategy in which a gene...

2013-02-14 23:02:53

The Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) affirmed its mission to drive innovative science by awarding $4.2 million in 2012. This amount represents the largest research commitment in a given year ever allocated by a Rett organization. The awards were made possible by the fundraising efforts of highly motivated families and supporters of children and adults with Rett Syndrome in the US, and through our global partnership with Rett Syndrome Research Trust UK and Rett Syndrome Research &...

2012-07-16 23:00:55

Tune in to Discovery Channel to learn how breakthroughs in molecular biology are helping to advance the detection of genetic abnormalities. Belmont, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 Phalanx Biotech Group announced today that they would be featured in an upcoming episode of Health Heroes. Founded in 2002 by several leaders from the highly regarded Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan, Phalanx Biotech Group has emerged as a leading manufacturer of DNA microarrays for basic...


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