Genetic discovery may pave the way to new diagnostic approaches, treatments for motor neurone diseases

A new genetic discovery adds weight to a theory that motor neurone degenerative diseases are caused by abnormal lipid (fat) processing pathways inside brain cells. This theory will help pave the way to new diagnostic approaches and treatments for this group of conditions. The discovery will provide answers for certain families who have previously had … Read more

Researchers uncover how dopamine in the cerebellum modulates social behaviors

The cerebellum is essential for sensorimotor control but also contributes to higher cognitive functions including social behaviors. In a recent study, an international research consortium including scientists from Inserm – University of Montpellier (France), the Institut de Neurociències Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (INc-UAB) (Spain), and the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) uncovered how dopamine in the … Read more

Chromosome organization affects the evolution of DNA in archaea

The structure of how DNA is stored in archaea makes a significant difference to how quickly it evolves, according to a new study by Indiana University researchers. The study, led by molecular biologist Stephen Bell, Distinguished Professor and chair of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at IU Bloomington, … Read more

Fluor support creates diverse pipeline for engineering, business – UofSC News & Events

Posted on: June 14, 2022; Updated on: June 14, 2022By Page Ivey, pivey@mailbox.sc.edu, 803-777-3085 Brenden Chavis wants to follow in his father’s career footsteps, but he wants to do it on his own. Chavis, an informatics Ph.D. student in the College of Engineering and Computing, says part of his interest in the field – which … Read more

Accurate detection of specific genomic disorders made possible by nanopore sequencing

Using nanopore sequencing, a rapid third-generation cytogenetic analysis tool, investigators are now able to accurately detect specific genomic disorders in a fraction of the time it takes to conduct traditional and molecular cytogenetic testing. This facilitates earlier diagnosis of genetic disorders and accelerates appropriate clinical management for patients and their families. Their work appears in … Read more

Physicists Caught Sound Moving at Two Different Speeds in 3D Quantum Gas

After previously studying the phenomena of two sound waves in quantum liquids, scientists have now observed sound moving at two different speeds in a quantum gas. If you were somehow immersed in the three-dimensional gas used for this study, you would hear every sound twice: each individual sound carried by two different sound waves moving … Read more

Metrion Biosciences appoints Dr Benedetta Montagnini as Head of European Business Development

Metrion Biosciences Limited (“Metrion”), the specialist ion channel contract research and drug discovery company, today announced the appointment of Dr Benedetta Montagnini as Head of European Business Development. Driven by the uptake of its ion channel discovery services, the appointment follows the recent creation of a Client Services team as Metrion expands its operations and … Read more

Detailed genetic roadmap of glaucoma will help develop new drugs to combat the disease

A new, detailed genetic roadmap of glaucoma – the world’s leading cause of irreversible blindness – will help researchers develop new drugs to combat the disease, by identifying potential target areas to stall or reverse vision loss. The research, one of the largest and most detailed stem cell modeling studies reported for any disease, is … Read more

Study explores how genetics influence immunity in type 1 diabetes patients | Health

New insights into how genetic factors affect the body’s immune response in type 1 diabetes have recently been found. The findings, published in eLife, provide evidence of a direct link between genetic factors associated with susceptibility to type 1 diabetes and immune functionality, particularly involving immune T cells. They also highlight 11 genes which could … Read more

Study offers insights into genetic factors that affect immunological responses in type 1 diabetes

New insights into how genetic factors affect the body’s immune response in type 1 diabetes have been published in eLife. The findings provide evidence of a direct link between genetic factors associated with susceptibility to type 1 diabetes and immune functionality, particularly involving immune T cells. They also highlight 11 genes which could be explored … Read more