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Breakfast for better grades

Up to two grades better students are if you days at the school before ten o’clock something to eat. The surveys by researchers at the University of Leeds among young people of secondary school in the UK. For the study, 294 students aged 16 to 18 years were questioned about their eating habits. 29 percent […]

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Whole-genome sequencing analysis to find more exact biomarkers

A new study from Uppsala University shows that whole-genome sequencing increases the precision of genetic studies, which in turn can improve our understanding of how to use biomarkers to discover disease. The results are published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports. Biomarkers, such as specific proteins circulating in our blood stream, are often used in […]

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Advent, Advent, the mother runs

November is the month in the middle-aged women in super markets of the so-called crotchety goods around, your lunch break in A Euro shop and spend in the Elevator, and secret sources of supply for sugar-free tongue tattoos replace. Concerned know what they are talking about: The 30. November, the advent calendar must be for […]

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The intestine makes sure that we feel sated

Usually, it is assumed that a full stomach gives a feeling of satiety and we stop eating. Experiments on mice show, however, that the elongation of the intestine plays a much larger role in appetite regulation. A large network of nerve endings monitors the contents of the stomach and intestines and sends signals to the […]

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Study sheds new light on how epigenetic events might spur disease

Scientists are increasingly tracing a variety of diseases back to the so-called epigenome, a type of indexing system imposed on DNA that dictates how genes should be read by the cells. Now, a new study finds that changes in two epigenetics mechanisms—DNA and histone methylation—may interact to spur disease. The scientists looked at two developmental […]

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Team plucks needle from genomic haystack, finding essential transcription factor binding sites

Using CRISPR/Cas9 knockout screens a multi-institutional research team systematically interrogated the essentiality of more than 10,000 forkhead box protein A1 (FOXA1) and CTCF binding sites in breast and prostate cancer cells, plucking useful needles from a massive genomic haystack that contains millions of transcription factor binding sites. They found that essential FOXA1 binding sites act […]

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Scientists develop method to standardize genetic data analysis

MIPT researchers have collaborated with Atlas Biomedical Holding and developed a new bioinformatics data analysis method. The developed program, EphaGen, can be used for quality control when diagnosing genetic diseases. The team published the article in Nucleic Acid Research. The mapping of the human genome in the early 21st century and understanding the nucleic acid […]

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Methadone for cancer: a First clinical study starts

A few years ago had been shown in the laboratory that methadone makes cancer cells more sensitive to chemotherapy, and they can die off faster. Since the topic is being discussed in the media and among experts hot now to clear up a by the German cancer aid-funded clinical study, whether the use of methadone […]

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Health insurance companies pay for health Apps

Germany leads the world as the first state health Apps on the recipe. The decision is part of the law for the digital supply, adopted by the Bundestag with the votes of the Grand coalition. “Digital solutions can improve the patient’s everyday life, specifically,” said Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU). “Therefore, there is […]