May 22, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Acetaminophen can lower testosterone in fetal boys
Use of acetaminophen — or paracetamol — by pregnant women reduces testosterone in unborn boys. These findings help explain links between acetaminophen use in pregnancy and testicular problems in boys.
May 21, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
DNA reveals impact of malnutrition in pregnancy
This is the first study to look at prenatal nutrition and genome-wide DNA patterns in adults exposed while in-utero to severe mal-nutrition.
May 20, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Taking immortality out of cancer
Scientists have discovered a new strategy to fight cancer. They target telomeres — the structures at both ends of each chromosome. One group has found that blocking the TRF1 gene, essential to telomeres, creates dramatic improvements in mice with lung cancer.
May 19, 2015-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weeklys
Genome editing could cure sickle cell anemia
Researchers have shown that changing just a single letter of the DNA of human red blood cells in the laboratory increases their production of oxygen-carrying hemoglobin - a world-first advance that could lead to a cure for sickle cell anaemia and other blood disorders.
May 18, 2015-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Brain cells are capable of switching "careers"
Scientists at the Salk Institute have found a single molecule controls the fate of mature sensory neurons. This discovery changes our view of neurons – which are responsible for specific tasks in the brain – as being much more flexible than anticipated.