Tag: "silences" at medical news

Fragile X, Down syndromes linked to faulty brain communication

...A phenomenon called X-inactivation, which randomly silences one member of every X chromosome pair, creates a mosaic of affected and unaffected nerve cells in the brain. In some conditions linked to the X chromosome, such as hemophilia, the normal cells can cover for their useless peers. Not so for an elite ...

Promising therapy for ALS delivers antisense drug directly to nervous system

...in called SOD1, and the antisense drug effectively silences the gene that codes for this mutant protein found in the cells of patients with inherited forms of ALS. In this disease, selective killing of spinal cord "motor neurons" occurs. Motor neurons are long and complex nerve cells that control voluntar...

Transporter is possible target for safer pain medicine

A transporter that silences one of the body's natural pain killers holds promise for new powerful, non-addictive pain medicines as well as understanding AIDS patients' increased pain perception, researchers say. Opioid peptides are natural pain relievers with receptors first i...

Genes and environment interact to promote cancer

...ical change in the brain or body that activates or silences a gene without changing its fundamental genetic code. The chemical or event mobilizes groups of molecules, called methyl or acetyl groups, to attach to the control region of a gene and alter its usual activity. Such stealth changes often occur durin...

Used in a new way, RNA interference permanently silences key breast cancer gene

...east cancer development. The technique permanently silences activated STAT3, a crucial gene found in some human breast tumors, thus reducing the cancer's ability to become invasive. The study, presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), used a modified form of RNAi ...

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(Date:4/15/2014)... are many viral diseases in the world for which ... fever, which is spread by mosquitoes in the tropics, ... more familiar in Finland and is easily spread by ... children and the elderly. , Researchers at Aalto University ... in preliminary tests to prevent the spread of one ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... parasites of cuttlefish, squid and octopus has uncovered ... shown how they may help in investigating populations ... has described 10 new parasite species− dicyemid mesozoans ... (cuttlefish, squid and octopus). They are the ... Australian waters. , "Although dicyemid parasites have ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... 15, 2014) New research published in the ... American College of Nutrition shows whey protein, either ... part of a weight-loss or weight-maintenance diet, may provide ... , The meta-analysis included 14 randomized controlled trials with ... those weight loss studies that used whey protein to ...
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