Dec 30, 2016------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
nSR100 protein's influence on autism
As many as a third of autism cases could be explained by a scarcity of a single protein in the brain. These findings from research at the University of Toronto are an autism breakthrough. They provide a unique opportunity to develop treatments for a disorder that is rooted in a motley crew of genetic faults.
Dec 29, 2016------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
The Molecular basis for hydrocephalus
The SNX27 molecule is required for the formation of cells that maintain normal flow of fluid out of the brain. Scientists have discovered lower than normal levels of this molecular can cause hydrocephalus — a common, potentially life-threatening birth defect in which the head is enlarged due to excess fluid surrounding the brain.
Dec 28, 2016-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Controlling gene activity in human development
Research reveals long non-coding RNA is important in regulating cell processes. This discovery may lead to insights which improve muscle regeneration and cancer treatments.
Dec 27, 2016------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
The Goldilocks effect in aging
Scientists at Salk Institute have found they can balance telomere elongation in stem cells by trimming them. Just like Goldilocks — not too short and not too long, but just right!
Dec 26, 2016------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Figuring out how one X-chromosome is silenced
Researchers now know how one of two X-chromosomes is silenced (turned off) during the development of female human embryos as well as in lab-grown human stem cells. Turning off one X-chromosome is essential in embryo development to avoid duplicated messages.