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2013-08-06 09:06:55

UC Davis researchers have identified how and where in the genome a cancer chemotherapy agent acts on and 'un-silences' the epigenetically silenced gene that causes Angelman syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by severe intellectual disability, seizures, motor impairments, and laughing and smiling. The agent, Topotecan, is a topoisomerase inhibitor, part of a class of drugs that in earlier research has been found to un-silence the Angelman gene, suggesting that it...

2013-08-05 23:01:54

UC Davis researchers have identified how and where in the genome a cancer chemotherapy agent acts on and ‘un-silences’ the epigenetically silenced gene that causes Angelman syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by severe intellectual disability, seizures, motor impairments, and laughing and smiling. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 UC Davis researchers have identified how and where in the genome a cancer chemotherapy agent acts on and ‘un-silences’ the...

2013-07-09 23:22:31

As the summer season calls for people to have fun in the sun and show off their swimsuit looks, many express concerns over common skin conditions. Long Island medispa Ageless Rx discusses how confidence can be restored in terms of skin appearance. Long Island, New York (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 According to Ageless Rx—a high-end medispa serving a diverse clientele in Long Island, New York—summer is a time for people to show off their bikini looks and shine under the sun with confidence....

2013-07-09 23:01:29

On Sunday, July 14th the 9th Annual Natasha Starkey Benefit Poker Run will take place. Seventeen year old Natasha has a rare genetic skin disorder called Epidermolysis Bullosa. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 On Sunday, July 14th the 9th Annual Natasha Starkey Benefit Poker Run will take place. Seventeen year old Natasha has a rare genetic skin disorder called Epidermolysis Bullosa. EB causes the skin and membranes to be so fragile that the slightest touch may cause painful blistering...

2013-06-27 23:42:56

Learners are helping end Neurofibromatosis by taking courses with 360training.com. Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 360training.com, a leading eLearning provider, donated $3,000 generated from the purchase of 232 courses to Cupid’s Undie Run, a charitable cause raising money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation, which is dedicated to ending Neurofibromatosis (NF) through research. Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. It...

2013-06-25 19:16:17

Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and Agilent Laboratories have found that Prader-Willi syndrome — a genetic disorder best known for causing an insatiable appetite that can lead to morbid obesity — is associated with the loss of non-coding RNAs, resulting in the dysregulation of circadian and metabolic genes, accelerated energy expenditure and metabolic differences during sleep. The research was led by Janine LaSalle, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Medical...

2013-06-06 18:28:56

A research team led by pediatric blood and marrow transplantation experts Mark Osborn, Ph.D. and Jakub Tolar, M.D., Ph.D. from the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, have discovered a remarkable new way to repair genetic defects in the skin cells of patients with the skin disease epidermolysis bullosa. The findings, published today in the journal Molecular Therapy and highlighted in the most recent issue of Nature, represent the first time researchers been able to correct a...

2013-06-06 18:27:15

Genetic mutation of a testis stem cell actually gives the disease an edge, making older fathers more likely to pass it along to their children Scientists at USC have unlocked the mystery of why new cases of the genetic disease Noonan Syndrome are so common: a mutation that causes the disease disproportionately increases a normal father´s production of sperm carrying the disease trait. When this Noonan syndrome mutation arises in a normal sperm stem cell it makes that cell more...

2013-05-21 21:07:01

Researchers from the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, and the University´s Brain Tumor Program, have developed a new mouse model of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) that allow them to discover new genes and gene pathways driving this type of cancer. The research was published this week in the journal Nature Genetics. Utilizing the Sleeping Beauty transposon method, researchers in the lab of David Largaespada, Ph.D., professor in the Medical School and...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'