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Using bioinformatics to validate mouse models of human disease

Scientists have validated the use of a mouse model of human melioidosis, showing that many of the same molecular biological processes occur in mice as humans.
26 August 2015

New pathway for glucose production identified in TB bacteria might be good drug target

The metabolic pathway through which glucose is produced from non-carbohydrate sources might be a good target for new tuberculosis (TB) treatments.
10 August 2015

Researchers identify new drug target for serious heart and lung condition

A gene has been identified that sheds new light on pulmonary arterial hypertension and could lead to a new treatment.
10 August 2015

Study offers first genetic analysis of people with extremely high intelligence

There are small but important genetic differences between some of the brightest people in the United States and the general population, according to new research.
04 August 2015

Scientists identify trouble spot in brain linked to learning difficulties in Down syndrome

New brain research has mapped a key trouble spot likely to contribute to intellectual disability in Down syndrome.
03 August 2015