genetic error

The immune system's fountain of youth

If only we could keep our bodies young, healthy and energetic, even as we attain the wisdom of our years. New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science…

Baculovirus-recognizing human cell receptor identified for the first time

This syndecan-1 receptor was identified for the first time in a recent collaborative study carried out by the University of Eastern Finland and the University…

Researchers identify dozens of new de novo genetic mutations in schizophrenia

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have identified dozens of new spontaneous genetic mutations that play a significant role in the…

CWRU School of Medicine researchers discover gene that permanently stops cancer cell proliferation

“We have identified a new direction for cancer therapy and the new direction is leading us to a reduction in toxicity in cancer therapy, compared with…

Genetic mutations that cause common childhood brain tumors identified

“We tend to treat all medulloblastomas as one disease without taking into account how heterogeneous the tumors are at the molecular level,” said Yoon-Jae Cho,…

Gene defect that predisposes people to leukemia discovered

A new genetic defect that predisposes people to acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplasia has been discovered. The mutations were found in the GATA2 gene….

Computational Process Zeroes in on Top Genetic Cancer Suspects

The goal is to provide critical help to researchers who are poring over numerous newly discovered gene mutations, many of which are harmless or have no…

Shilatifard and colleagues clarify the enzymatic activity of factors involved in childhood leukemia

Many hematological malignancies are associated with a genetic error in which a portion of one chromosome has broken and fused with another chromosome. This…