Nov 29, 2013--------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Leukemia cells exploit 'enhancer' DNA to cause disease
Discovery also reveals how a drug, now in multiple human trials, halts production of Myc protein and stops progression of AML.
Dysfunctional mitochondria may be resistant to radiation therapy
The resistance of some cancers to the cell-killing effects of radiation therapy may be due to abnormalities in the mitochondria – the cellular structures responsible for generating energy, according to an international team of researchers.
2-way traffic enables proteins to avoid errors
Messenger RNA may move in more than one direction in order to get the job done.
Nov 28, 2013--------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Mom's mood affects newborn brain behavior
A great number of women experience depression or anxiety while pregnant, and exposure of their fetus to these maternal mood disorders may lead to long-term emotional and behavioral problems in the child.
Fewer IVF embryo tranfers reduces multiple births, lowering risk, and does not have to increase costs
Research from Belgium has shown that if governments restrict the numbers of embryos transferred during fertility treatment, and combine that restriction with a policy of reimbursing six cycles of assisted reproduction technology (ART), there is no detrimental impact on pregnancy and delivery rates.
What causes pregnancy complications
Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles, have identified a specific type of cell and a related cell communication pathway key to the successful growth of a healthy placenta. The findings could greatly bolster our knowledge about the potential causes of complications during pregnancy.
Nov 27, 2013--------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Pre-eclampsia rates on the rise in USA
A new study shows an increase of 322% for severe pre-eclampsia.
How the early embryo changes shape
In an early mammalian embryo, just 8-cells large, the roundish cells do something they had never done until that moment – something that would determine whether the embryo survived or failed. They change their shape.
Clue to how the circulatory system is wired
A new mechanism that regulates the way blood vessels grow and connect to each other has been discovered . The knowledge might open up new opportunities for future cancer therapy.
Nov 26, 2013--------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Steroid injections for premature babies linked to mental health risk
Steroid injections given to pregnant women before premature birth may increase the child's risk of later behavioural and emotional difficulties, a study has found.
Yale team finds clues to origin of autism
Finding major new clues to the origins of autism, a Yale-led team of researchers has pinpointed which cell types and regions of the developing human brain are affected by gene mutations linked to autism.
Antidepressant medication does not increase the risk of autism
New research cannot establish a close connection between the use of antidepressant medication - the so-called SSRIs - during the course of pregnancy and the risk of having a child with autism.
Nov 25, 2013--------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
2 proteins affect how 'jumping genes' - Jump!
Using a new method to catch elusive "jumping genes," research has found two human proteins that are used by one type of DNA to replicate itself and move from place to place.
Nerve Regeneration Following Spinal Cord Injury
Fish, unlike humans, can regenerate nerve connections and recover normal mobility following an injury to their spinal cord.
Cell transplantation cite to treat spinal cord injury
Transplanting neural stem/progenitor cells (NS/PCs) into the spinal cord promotes functional recovery after spinal cord injury (SCI). However, which transplantation sites provide the best benefit?