News tagged with genetic model

Calcium controls sleep duration in mice

University of Tokyo and RIKEN researchers have identified seven genes responsible for causing mice to stay awake or fall asleep based on a theoretical model of sleep and on experiments using 21 different genetically-modified ...

Mar 17, 2016
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Tracing a path toward neuronal cell death

A fruit fly model of a rare, neurodegenerative disease is helping researchers trace the series of steps that lead to neuronal cell death. Damage to astrocytes - star-shaped cells found in the brain and spinal cord - is found ...

Nov 30, 2015
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Targeting gene interactions to kill tumor cells

(Medical Xpress)—A particular kind of genetic interaction called synthetic dosage lethality (SDL) is a promising avenue for future cancer treatment, according to a study reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy ...

Sep 18, 2015
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