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Gene Therapy, Eureka, Nih Grant, Gene Silencing

Idaho Researchers Win Grant To Explore DNA Frontier

Three Idaho researchers are recipients of the National Science Foundation's EUREKA Award and the youngest participants in the program's history. They will explore new approaches to gene therapies by using locked nucleic acids or LNAs as invaders to target specific sections of chromosomes.

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Genetics, Computer, Computer Science, DNA, Privacy

Protecting Privacy in DNA Research

Dr. Eran Halperin of the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) and Tel Aviv University, and colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley have developed software that protects the privacy of individuals in genome association studies.

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Researchers Find Target for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered that targeting of a novel gene utilizing genetic and pharmacologic strategies was successful in treating pulmonary fibrosis in mice and will be developed for future testing in humans.

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Gene Discovery Reveals Protein's Function in Hearing

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Discovery of a deafness-causing gene defect in mice has helped identify a protein that protects sensory cells in the ear. The mutated gene fails to produce normal claudin-9 protein, which normally maintains the proper distribution of potassium in the inner ear. Researchers are screening for the gene in people.

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Lesch Nyhan Disease, Parkinson Disease, Gene Thearpy, Stem Cells

Housekeeping Gene Study Impacts Lesch Nyhan & Parkinson's

A study from the Center for Molecular Genetics at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shows that a gene called HPRT plays an important role in setting the program by which primitive or precursor cells decide to become normal nerve cells in the human brain.

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Genetic Diseases, Persian Jewish Genetics, Jewish Genetic Screening, Pseudocholinesterase deficiency , Congenital hypoaldosteronism , Polyglandular deficiency , Hereditary inclusion body myopathy

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Offering Genetic Screening for Persian Jewish Community

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Medical Genetics Institute and Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will be the first to offer genetic screenings for four common inherited disorders within the Persian Jewish population.

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Genetics, Alzheimer's Disease, Neuroscience, Retardation

Common Variation in Gene Linked to Structural Changes in the Brain

An international group of researchers is the first to show that common variations in a gene – previously shown to be associated with Retts Syndrome, autism, and mental retardation – are associated with differences in brain structure in both healthy individuals and patients with neurological and psychiatric disorders.

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Limb Formation, Genetics

New Insights into Limb Formation

Investigators at Burnham Institute for Medical Research and the University of Connecticut Health Center have gained new understanding of the role hyaluronic acid (HA) plays in skeletal growth, chondrocyte maturation and joint formation in developing limbs. Significantly, these discoveries were made using a novel mouse model in which the production of HA is blocked in a tissue-specific manner.

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Plant, Speciation, Polyploidy

Genome Duplication Responsible for More Plant Species than Previously Thought

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Extra genomes appear, on average, to offer no benefit or disadvantage to plants, but still play a key role in the origin of new species, say scientists from Indiana University Bloomington and three other institutions in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Dandy Walker Malformation, Autism, Genetics, Developmental Neurobiology, Mental Retardation

Unlikely Genetic Suspect Implicated in Common Brain Defect

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A genetic search using patients and mouse models has uncovered an unlikely gene involved in Dandy-Walker malformation, a common birth defect which causes mental retardation, motor delays and sometimes autism. This newly discovered function of the gene, which is never expressed in the brain, reveals a novel role for the skull in directing brain development.







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