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Studying a Cell’s 'Messages in a Bottle' to Unlock Clues to Disease

Studying a Cell’s 'Messages in a Bottle' to Unlock Clues to Disease

Studying a Cell’s 'Messages in a Bottle' to...

Cells have a variety of ways of communicating with one another, cytokines and neurotransmitters being two such methods. ...

Our DNA Dimmer Switches: How Cuddling, Smoking and More Can Affect Gene Expression

Our DNA Dimmer Switches: How Cuddling, Smoking and More Can Affect Gene Expression

Our DNA Dimmer Switches: How Cuddling, Smoking...

In the “nature vs. nurture” debate, those in the former camp believe that who we are, from our physical traits to our propensity for disease, is largely predetermined by the genes that we inherit from our parents. The nurture side attributes much of who we are to our ...

Moving Beyond Clinical Trials: 4 Lessons From Real-World Data

Moving Beyond Clinical Trials: 4 Lessons From Real-World Data

Moving Beyond Clinical Trials: 4 Lessons From...

Clinical trials continue to be the gold standard for studying the safety and efficacy of a new medicine. They are designed to take place in very controlled environments, in a well-defined population, to understand the effects of a medicine on the specific patients; however, these...

Cytokines of Interest: Understanding Their Paths to Disease

Cytokines of Interest: Understanding Their Paths to Disease

Cytokines of Interest: Understanding Their...

In the diverse universe of cytokines, signaling proteins secreted by our cells that affect nearly every biological process in the body, there is a specific subset that scientists pay extra attention to for their role in...

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Inside "Custom Cars” For Gene Delivery

Inside "Custom Cars” For Gene Delivery

Gene therapy shows great promise to be potentially transformational treatments for a number of single-gene disorders, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, hemophilia and cystic fibrosis. ...

Touching Base: the Speed and Accessibility of Next Generation Sequencing

Touching Base: the Speed and Accessibility of Next Generation Sequencing

Touching Base: the Speed and Accessibility of...

When German engineer Carl Benz took the world’s first automobile out for a spin in 1886, most observers were underwhelmed. With an engine that generated 0.75 horsepower and a top speed of 10 miles per hour, not many people rushed out to buy Benz’s first car. The $1000 price tag, an outrageous sum...

Bespoke Is Often Better: How Scientists Are Customizing Gene Therapy

Bespoke Is Often Better: How Scientists Are Customizing Gene Therapy

Bespoke Is Often Better: How Scientists Are...

When it comes to products from suits to kitchen cabinetry, bespoke often means better. That’s because custom-designed goods are more likely to fit your specific needs. ...

Nature’s Antifreeze Holds the Answer to Preserving Human Organs

Nature’s Antifreeze Holds the Answer to Preserving Human Organs

Nature’s Antifreeze Holds the Answer to...

Arctic creatures have a variety of adaptations for surviving subzero temperatures. Now, science is hoping to borrow a few of their techniques to extend the shelf life of human organs. ...

New RNA Technology Could Get the Flu Vaccine Right, Every Year

New RNA Technology Could Get the Flu Vaccine Right, Every Year

New RNA Technology Could Get the Flu Vaccine...

We’ve been making the flu vaccine in nearly the same way for 70 years. A new technology based on RNA could disrupt that. ...

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