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: peterschreiber.media/Shutterstock background Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the genetic material, is neatly folded into large-scale, condensed structures called chromosomes, which are … 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

New research reveals why premature babies who are fed breast milk are healthier than babies fed formula.

Human breast milk has long been considered “liquid gold” among doctors who treat premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). “Preterm infants” who are breastfed are healthier, on average, than those fed formula. Why this is true, however, has remained a mystery. New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute … 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