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Gene therapy can cure lameness in horses, research finds

Injecting DNA into injured horse tendons and ligaments can cure lameness, new research involving scientists at Kazan Federal University, Moscow State Academy and The University of Nottingham ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Death by a thousand cuts? Not for small populations

We've all heard Darwin's theory described as favoring the fittest, but new research from Michigan State University shows that, at least in small populations, it's O.K. to not be the best.

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Duplications of noncoding DNA may have affected evolution of human-specific traits

Duplications of large segments of noncoding DNA in the human genome may have contributed to the emergence of differences between humans and nonhuman primates, according to results presented ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Genetic variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder identified

(Medical Xpress)—An international team of researchers has found evidence of four genes that can be linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In their paper published in the journal Nature ...

18 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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'Wasabi receptor' for pain discovered in flatworms

A Northwestern University research team has discovered how scalding heat and tissue injury activate an ancient "pain" receptor in simple animals. The findings could lead to new strategies for ...

Wed 18 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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German research advances in cancer and blood disorders reported in human gene therapy

Virotherapy capable of destroying tumor cells and activating anti-tumor immune reactions, and the use of engineered hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to deliver replacement genes that have the ...

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Online resource enables open data sharing for rare Mendelian diseases

MyGene2, a new open data resource, helps patients with rare genetic conditions, clinicians, and researchers share information, connect with one another, and enable faster gene discovery, according ...

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Nature or nurture? Innate social behaviors in the mouse brain

Adult male mice have a simple repertoire of innate, or instinctive, social behaviors: When encountering a female, a male mouse will try to mate with it, and when encountering another male, the ...

14 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Genomics reveals how competition between bacteria affects the impact of vaccination

A large-scale genetic and modelling study of Streptococcus pneumoniae has provided new insight into how recently-introduced vaccines have eliminated many strains from the species, and the diverse ...

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Newly described process in Parkinson's protein as a potential new therapy route

An international group of researchers led by Professor Wim Versées (VIB-VUB) has unraveled the workings of an essential mechanism in Parkinson's protein LRRK2. Their study demonstrates a direct ...

19 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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