Medical research

Avian insights into human ciliopathies

Ciliopathies are genetic disorders caused by defects in the structure and function of cilia, microtubule-based organelles present on the surface of almost every cell in the human body, which play crucial roles in cell signaling. ...

Medical research

Toxin-antitoxin function fuels antibiotic-resistance research

Toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems are now known to negatively control plasmid replication, according to Thomas Wood, Biotechnology Endowed Chair and professor of chemical engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering.

Genetics

Mimicking effect of exercise with gene therapy

It sounds too good to be true—and it is. But Jose Bianco Moreira and the CERG research group at NTNU are convinced that some of the positive health effects of physical exercise can be achieved using gene therapy and medication.

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