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December 21, 2012--------News Archive

Compression Restores Normal Growth in Malignant Breast Cancer Cells
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have put the squeeze — literally — on malignant mammary cells to guide them back into a normal growth pattern

Transplanted Neural Stem Cells Slowdown ALS
ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, may be treatable using neural stem cells

Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Canavan Disease
Results of a clinical trial that began in 2001 show that a gene therapy cocktail conveyed into the brain by a molecular special delivery vehicle may help extend the lives of children with Canavan disease, a rare and fatal neurodegenerative disorder

December 20, 2012--------News Archive

New Technique Developed to Help Prevent Mitchondrial Disorders
A new study shows how mitochondrial disease may be prevented in humans

Dystroglycan Protein Creates Paths For Growing Nerve Cells
Links have been made between muscular dystrophy, defective nerve wiring and defective axon wiring in the spinal cord

Survival of the Females
It is well known that many mammals adjust the ratio of male and female young to the surrounding conditions at the time of conception – but now growth factors including insulin like growth factor (IGF)-1 has been shown to promote embryonic development by decreasing apoptosis and increasing cell proliferation

December 19, 2012--------News Archive

Resistance to Cocaine Addiction May Pass from Father to Son
Animal model experiments reveal that a father's cocaine use confers protection against the rewarding effects of cocaine in his male, but not his female, children

Bullying Can Change Gene Expression Linked to Mood
Bullying children may be a threat to their future mental health

OCD and ADHD Are Not the Same
Often confused, misdiagnosis can jeopardize patient care and recovery, warns research

December 18, 2012--------News Archive

Genetic Defect in Sex Cells May Predispose to Childhood Leukemia
A rare, atypical form of the PRDM9 fertility gene was found in parents of leukemic children

New Form of Cell Division Found
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center have discovered a new form of cell division in human cells, which they believe serves as a back-up mechanism for faulty cell division, preventing some cells from going down a path that can lead to cancer

Reproduction and Life Span Intertwined
Removing a roundworm's germ cells prolongs the animal's life

December 17, 2012--------News Archive

What Mechanism Generates Our Fingers and Toes?
Genetic studies confirm a mathematical model

Most Harmful Human Mutations Arose in the Past 5,000 to 10,000 Years
Spectrum of human genetic diversity today is vastly different from only 200 to 400 generations ago

The Revolution in Personalization of Reproductive Medicine
Biotech firm Celmatix Inc., is a leading international company in the genetics of female infertility, and paints an optimistic future for women struggling with infertility

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