Science news: Aug 2015

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Physical gene interaction network discovered that regulates early development in embryos

Scientists have discovered a strong physical gene interaction network that is responsible for silencing genes during early development.
31 August 2015

Shutting down elusive cancer pathway might be possible using existing drugs

A study in fruit flies indicates that it might be possible to use existing drugs to shut down a protein called Yorkie which is linked to cancer
31 August 2015

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

Keeping the cellular production line on track

Scientists have created large-scale 3D printed models of the protein complexes responsible for DNA replication.
25 August 2015

Working long hours linked to higher risk of stroke

Long working hours make people a third more likely to suffer a stroke and put them at higher risk of coronary heart disease
20 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

Forced cell rewiring sheds new light on cell division machinery

Researchers have developed a way to systematically relocate every protein in a cell to test whether their location is critical for their function.
03 August 2015