Research progresses in the three-dimensional interaction between the virus and the host genome

A recent study was published in Journal of Medical Virology He reviewed current progress in 3D interactions between the host and the viral genome. Stady: When 3D genomics technology meets viral infections, including SARS-CoV-2. Image Credit: background Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the genetic material, is neatly folded into large-scale, condensed structures called chromosomes, which are … Read more

A gene therapy approach delays disease onset in humanized mouse models of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the progressive loss of motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord responsible for voluntary movements and muscle control. In a new study published on July 11, 2022 in the journal TheranostixResearchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that a … Read more

The study found that the genome of the fruit fly contains the complete genomes of a type of bacteria

The Drosophila genome is not only made up of Drosophila DNA—at least of one species of Drosophila. New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Genomic Sciences (IGS) (UMSOM) shows that a single species of Drosophila contains the complete genomes of a type of bacteria, making this finding the largest transfer … Read more

Hormone therapy provides a long-term benefit for women with premenopausal breast cancer

To investigate the long-term benefit of hormone-reducing therapy, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden performed a 20-year follow-up of women with premenopausal breast cancer. The study published in Journal of Clinical Oncologynotes that the treatment provides protection even after a longer period of time and that different patients seem to benefit from different hormonal … Read more

Researchers find mechanisms behind development of birth defect

About one percent of the world’s population is born with a congenital heart defect, which affects about 40,000 births in the United States each year, but exactly how these birth defects occur is largely unknown. In an effort to learn more about how the heart develops, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine … Read more