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

Study shows how genetic sequencing helps untangle the subtle tangles of traditional Chinese medicine’s effects

TCM has one of the longest histories of any herbal system known to man. And it has a thick bundle of recent research behind it. Much TCM research is confused from the Western point of view The problem with most of this research, at least from a Western perspective, is that the material being studied … Read more

Consortium led by Johns Hopkins Medicine has awarded up to $200 million to address the global burden of tuberculosis

To address the global burden of tuberculosis (TB), one of the oldest human pests, an international collaboration led by Johns Hopkins Medicine has today been awarded up to $200 million in research funding over five years by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in support of the Research Mobilization and Acceleration Project from … 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

IRB Barcelona researchers discover genetic drivers of clonal hematopoiesis

Clonal hematopoiesis is a biological process in which blood stem cells (the population that gives rise to a variety of blood cell types) acquire a beneficial mutation and outgrow neighboring cells. Clonal hematopoiesis is diagnosed when this mutation is present in 2% of all blood cells in a given individual. Beneficial mutations leading to clonal … 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

A new smartphone app has been found successful in helping UK war veterans reduce alcohol consumption

A new smartphone app, made available to the public today, has been found to be successful in helping UK war veterans reduce alcohol consumption. The abbreviated 28-day Alcohol Intervention Application was tested with more than 120 UK veterans as part of a trial funded by the Force in Mind Trust. After using the Drinks: Ration … 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