Poor Sleep Quality as a Teen May Up MS Risk in Adulthood

Too little sleep or poor sleep quality during the teenage years can significantly increase the risk for multiple sclerosis (MS) during adulthood, new research suggests. In a large case-control study, individuals who slept less than 7 hours a night on average during adolescence were 40% more likely to develop MS later on. The risk was … Read more

Tweezers untangle chemotherapeutic’s impact on DNA

Newswise — ITHACA, NY — New Cornell research is providing a fresh view into the ways a common chemotherapy agent, etoposide, stalls and poisons the essential enzymes that allow cancer cells to flourish. The findings, from the lab of Michelle Wang, the James Gilbert White Distinguished Professor of the Physical Sciences and Howard Hughes Medical … Read more

Tweezers untangle chemotherapeutic’s impact on DNA

Newswise — ITHACA, NY — New Cornell research is providing a fresh view into the ways a common chemotherapy agent, etoposide, stalls and poisons the essential enzymes that allow cancer cells to flourish. The findings, from the lab of Michelle Wang, the James Gilbert White Distinguished Professor of the Physical Sciences and Howard Hughes Medical … Read more

Tool to predict the impact of diets on cancerous & healthy cells

Newswise — A tool was developed by researchers to forecast the impact of various dietary plans on both cancerous and healthy cells. The researchers’ tool could help in identifying the specific metabolic changes caused by different types of nutrients, potentially leading to a better understanding of the relationship between diet and disease. The tool could … Read more

Effects Of The Last Ice Age Glaciation Are Visible In American Crocodile DNA—But How Did They Get There?

Sea levels — not varying temperatures nor changing salinities — drove the genetic isolation of American crocodile populations on each side of Panama Originally published under the title: Effects Of The Last Ice Age Glaciation Are Visible In American Crocodile DNA © Copyright by GrrlScientist | hosted by Forbes American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) at La … Read more

Trust in genetics increased significantly during the pandemic

A survey of over 2,000 British adults finds that trust in genetics is high and went up significantly during the pandemic. It also finds that there is a hunger for more coverage of genetics. The pandemic has gone hand-in-hand with a much-increased public profile of science − genetics in particular. Be it the prominence of … Read more

Do individuals with acute attitudes toward science over-estimate their understanding of scientific matters?

In a recent study published in PLoS Biologyresearchers investigated whether individuals with extreme attitudes, negative or positive, show a greater likelihood of believing that they understand science and whether the trends in attitudes were contingent on technological specifications. Studies: People with more extreme attitudes towards science have self-confidence in their understanding of science, even if … Read more

Geneticist and cell-cycle expert Dr. Linda Breeden retires

“She made some really important contributions to discovering new linkages between gene expression in the cell cycle,” he said Brenda Andrews, PhDa molecular geneticist at the University of Toronto who also focused on how the cell cycle regulates transcription in her early career. After 20 years of focusing on how yeast cells grow, Breeden switched … Read more

New method analyzes long-range interactions in the interactome

Researchers at the Josep Carreras Leukemia Research Institute have developed a method to analyze long-range interactions in the DNA – the interactome – from a very low amount of starting material. The method, named liCHi-C, opens the door to study the interactome of patient-derived samples instead of in vitro models for the first time and … Read more

Newly Discovered VEXAS Syndrome May Affect Thousands More Americans Than Thought

The patient, Hector Campos, came into the emergency department with shortness of breath, erratic fever, and swollen, itchy ears. His wife explained that Campos had tested negative for COVID-19. “What do you think this might be?” Campos asked the chief of emergency medicine, Ethan Choi, who was similarly befuddled by the man’s symptoms. Scary, right? … Read more