News tagged with human molecular genetics

Turning brain cells into skin cells

A new study published in Nature Communications reveals that it is possible to repurpose the function of different mature cells across the body—and harvest new tissue and organs from these cells.

Oct 18, 2017
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A new approach to high insulin levels

Diabetes is characterised by a deficiency of insulin. Its opposite is a condition called congenital hyperinsulinism—patients produce the hormone too frequently and in excessive quantities, even if they haven't eaten any ...

Sep 18, 2017
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Blood test uncovers hidden diseases

Sufferers of rare mitochondrial disease have new hope with a new method developed at the University of Sydney. The method provides a diagnosis within weeks instead of months or years through a simple blood sample.

Aug 14, 2017
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Insight into brain via 'friend of fragile X' gene

We can learn a lot about somebody from the friends they hang out with. This applies to people and also to genes and proteins. Emory scientists have been investigating a gene that we will call—spoiler alert —"Friend of ...

Aug 09, 2017
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