A way to ‘fingerprint’ human cells
The method has the potential to allow earlier detection of cancer, identify the cells at the root of autoimmune disease, and help personalise treatments to individual patients.
6 hours ago ⋅ Genome Biology
Australian and US team discover new human autoinflammatory disease
Scientists from Australia and the US have discovered and identified the genetic cause of a previously unknown human autoinflammatory disease.
11 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature
Precise action anti-cancer drugs in the cell clarified
Watching a drug in action.
10 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature Materials
Common genetic link between autism and Tourette’s impairs brain communication
The research also suggests that ketamine, or related drugs, may be a useful treatment for both of these disorders.
10 Dec 2019 ⋅ Cerebral Cortex
Women in Nepal still forced to sleep outside in ‘menstruation huts’
Criminalised practice continues, study finds.
10 Dec 2019 ⋅ Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters
The genetic signature of memory
Unique memory genes are expressed in different areas of the brain.
9 Dec 2019 ⋅ eNeuro
Machine learning decreases experimental costs of drug combination screening for translational applications
FIMM researchers have developed an efficient machine learning model that requires only a limited set of dose-response measurements for accurate prediction of drug combination synergy in a given patient sample. The minimal-input web-implementation, named DECREASE, supports cost-effective combinatorial screening in precision medicine projects with decreased experimental costs, translational time and number of patient-derived cells required.
9 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature Machine Intelligence
Machine learning can help us understand conversations about death
Researchers wanted to understand the types of conversations that people have around serious illness, to identify the common features they have and determine if they follow common storylines.
9 Dec 2019 ⋅ Patient Education and Counselling
Many pregnancies are shorter as climate change causes more 90-degree days
The trend could cause health risks for newborns.
8 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature Climate Change
Nanocontainer ships titan-size gene therapies and drugs into cells
Many academic and commercial scientists have long sought better transit systems for therapies.
6 Dec 2019 ⋅ Science Advances