Genetics

Trillion data points to identify disease-causing genes

Researchers from CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, have accomplished a world-first by processing one trillion points of genomic data through VariantSpark, an artificial intelligence-based platform, which can help ...

Oncology & Cancer

Tiny DNA modification has big impact on deadly tumors

A simple modification of a DNA base in small areas of the genome may explain why glioblastoma tumors are so deadly, researchers at Yale and the University of California-San Diego report Nov. 1 in the journal Cell.

Immunology

Genetics and pollution drive severity of asthma symptoms

Asthma patients, with a specific genetic profile, exhibit more intense symptoms following exposure to traffic pollution, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and collaborators. The study appeared ...

Medical research

Natural blood doping and rewriting the textbooks

The phrase "rewriting the textbooks" is more than a cliché to me, because that's what I do. I revise each of my books every three years, updating the science.

Oncology & Cancer

Detecting mutations could lead to earlier liver cancer diagnosis

In many parts of the world, including Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, exposure to a fungal product called aflatoxin is believed to cause up to 80 percent of liver cancer cases. This fungus is often found in corn, peanuts, ...

Medical research

Mother's BMI may affect the biological age of newborn babies

Higher BMI in mothers before pregnancy is associated with shorter telomere length - a biomarker for biological age - in newborns, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Medicine that involved 743 mothers ...

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