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Prized Research Skill? Fluency in Computer Science and Biology

Prized Research Skill? Fluency in Computer Science and Biology

Prized Research Skill? Fluency in Computer...

How Computational Biology Is Driving Treatment Breakthroughs ...

When Cancers Develop Resistance, ‘Stealthy’ Medicines Can Help

When Cancers Develop Resistance, ‘Stealthy’ Medicines Can Help

When Cancers Develop Resistance, ‘Stealthy’...

In the quest for better cancer therapies, Dr. Martin Edwards is one of the scientists on the frontlines informally known as “drug hunters.” His preoccupation these days is hunting for medicines that are more “stealthy” in their fight against cancer tumors—especially tumors that are resistant to...

How Finland’s Unique Genetic Heritage Is Being Used to Study the Links Between Genes and Diseases

How Finland’s Unique Genetic Heritage Is Being Used to Study the Links Between Genes and Diseases

How Finland’s Unique Genetic Heritage Is Being...

The unique genetic heritage of the Finns — marked by repeated population bottlenecks and isolation from their neighbors in northern Europe — is helping scientists embark on a search for the complex links between genes and diseases.  ...

An On/Off Switch for Genes: Meet Zinc Finger Transcription Factors

An On/Off Switch for Genes: Meet Zinc Finger Transcription Factors

An On/Off Switch for Genes: Meet Zinc Finger...

Scientists made a surprising discovery in 1985 while studying the African clawed frog. Along the frog’s DNA, they noticed elongated loops resembling fingers that tightly gripped tiny segments of genes. They soon learned that these “zinc fingers” (so called because they’re bound by a zinc ion) are...

How CRISPR Helps Find the Genetic ‘Needle in a Haystack’ of Diseases

How CRISPR Helps Find the Genetic ‘Needle in a Haystack’ of Diseases

How CRISPR Helps Find the Genetic ‘Needle in a...

CRISPR is best known as a powerful gene editing tool, but it’s also helping scientists search for the genetic sources of certain diseases. ...

Hiding In The Crowd: Designing Therapies To Evade Immune Detection

Hiding In The Crowd: Designing Therapies To Evade Immune Detection

Hiding In The Crowd: Designing Therapies To...

Using computer modeling and DNA sequencing, scientists are building better biologic medicines that are potentially invisible to the immune system. ...

International Project to Help Detect a Liver Disease Called NASH Gets $35M Boost

International Project to Help Detect a Liver Disease Called NASH Gets $35M Boost

International Project to Help Detect a Liver...

Imagine if the only way to know whether you have diabetes was for a doctor to take a biopsy of your pancreas, rather than being able to check your glucose levels using a simple blood test. ...

What Does Science Have to Say About Your Resolutions?

What Does Science Have to Say About Your Resolutions?

What Does Science Have to Say About Your...

It’s time to drop bad habits and pick up healthy new ones for the year ahead. For inspiration, here are some scientific insights into exercise, body fat, coffee and alcohol. ...

Treating Cancer by Using Epigenetics, the ‘Software’ of Our Genes

Treating Cancer by Using Epigenetics, the ‘Software’ of Our Genes

Treating Cancer by Using Epigenetics, the ...

All of our cells possess the same set of DNA. So, why is it that some cells turn into skin cells while other cells turn into lung cells — and still other cells go rogue and turn into cancer cells? ...

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