Genetics

Researchers identify novel anti-aging targets

A recent study published in Nature has reported two conserved epigenetic regulators as novel anti-aging targets. The research, by scientists from Dr. Cai Shiqing's Lab at the Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence ...

Medical research

A new blood component revealed

Does the blood we thought to know so well contain elements that had been undetectable until now? The answer is yes, according to a team of researchers from Inserm, Université de Montpellier and the Montpellier Cancer Institute ...

Genetics

Researchers uncover the genomics of health

Most diseases have a genetic component. To better understand disease, researchers led by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research are analysing genetic information to determine what keeps us healthy.

Genetics

Experimental therapy may offer hope for rare genetic disorders

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a new way to alleviate problems caused by dysfunctional mitochondria, which are the "powerhouses" that produce energy in cells. Their discovery, reported ...

Genetics

Gene regulation linked to energy production

Researchers at The University of Western Australia, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and Curtin University have made a fundamental discovery about of the regulation of genes in mitochondria, providing a new insight ...

Cardiology

New insights into the effect of aging on cardiovascular disease

Aging adults are more likely to have—and die from—cardiovascular disease than their younger counterparts. New basic science research finds reason to link biological aging to the development of narrowed, hardened arteries, ...

Medical research

Increasing food intake by swapping mitochondrial genomes

Many of the characteristics that make people so different from each other are often the result of small differences in the DNA between individuals. Variation in just a single base in our DNA can cause significant variation ...

Genetics

3-parent IVF could prevent illness in many children

Mitochondrial donation is an assisted reproductive technology sometimes described as "three-parent IVF". It's designed for women at high risk of passing on faulty mitochondrial DNA and having a child with severe mitochondrial ...

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