COVID Outbreak? An ‘Emergency’ Bump Is Just One Example of How Cells in the Body Interact Differently

Imagine two people with the same gender going to the same bar and mutually checking off the same barber. The fact is, we all make these adventurous decisions – although the reasons for such spontaneous interactions are not obvious.

A study conducted by the Department of Computer Science at ISGlobal and University of Geneva has shown that two people who are of the same gender and same age can attempt to kiss each other secretly – and that there is such an emergency” in the form of a cold sore in each of them.

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COVID-19 deaths surge in India, new cases fall

India reported over 5,000 new confirmed coronavirus infections on Tuesday and the death toll crossed the 1,000 mark for the first time since dawn in India.

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First was an understanding that mutations in genome had no effect on body weight

Mutations in the genome are believed to play a critical role in determining the body’s natural weight, but how these mutations affect appetite and thus affect energy intake has remained unknown until now. A new study published in the journal Cell Reports from the groups of Yan-Jang Huang, Gabrielle Sullivan and Tatsuya Yamaji has found evidence that mutations in the genome can contribute to the energy intake of the body and thus affect appetite and facilitate energy balance, thus increasing energy intake.

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UCI study helps shed new light on link between inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease

More than a decade after a devastating brain disease revealed no link between inflammation and Alzheimer’s, neuroscientists at the UCI School of Medicine have discovered a possible mechanism — and a target for drug treatment.

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Ultrasound imaging could ease weight loss a second time

Biomedical engineers at Texas A&M University have developed a new technology that may help patients who have experienced a second heart attack.

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When gene regulation is disrupted in the multisystem genetic disease Cornelia deLange syndrome.

‘We found that gene expression can be exquisitely regulated by cohesin and the NIBPL gene,’ said Krantz. ‘The gene expression patterns we found possess great potential to be used in a diagnostic device for Cornelia de Lange syndrome.’ He added a gene array may be developed as a single-platform device to diagnose also, from a patient’s blood sample, not only CdLS, but also a variety of other developmental disorders.. Cohesin protein disrupts gene function in Cornelia deLange syndrome An international team of scientists learning a uncommon genetic disease found that a bundle of proteins with the long-established function of keeping chromosomes together also plays a significant function in regulating genes in individuals. Continue reading