Genetics

Counting duplicated genome segments now possible

(PhysOrg.com) -- A newly designed computational method has proven its usefulness in counting copies of duplicated genome sequences and in doing initial assessments of their contents, according to a study to be published Aug. ...

Medical research

New imaging advance illuminates immune response in breathing lung

(PhysOrg.com) -- Fast-moving objects create blurry images in photography, and the same challenge exists when scientists observe cellular interactions within tissues constantly in motion, such as the breathing lung. In a ...

Oncology & Cancer

Illuminating protein networks in one step

A new assay capable of examining hundreds of proteins at once and enabling new experiments that could dramatically change our understanding of cancer and other diseases has been invented by a team of University of Chicago ...

Neuroscience

Light used to map effect of neurons on one another

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at Harvard University have used light and genetic trickery to trace out neurons' ability to excite or inhibit one another, literally shedding new light on the question of how neurons interact with ...

Medical research

Imaging live mouse spinal cord will aid trauma therapy

(Medical Xpress) -- To study spinal cord injuries, researchers have had to conduct exploratory surgeries on mice to determine how nerves and other cells respond after trauma. But these approaches have only shown snapshots ...

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