Tag Archives: DNA fragments

UK and Sweden commit to enhance co-operation in the life sciences

Today (27 May 2022), Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Innovation at the Department of Health and Social Care, Lord Kamall, and the Swedish Minister for Education, Anna Ekström, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) committing the UK and Sweden to ongoing co-operation in the life sciences.

Scientists identify core factors that may put Long QT patients at higher risk of sudden cardiac death

Less than 1 percent of the population has been diagnosed with Long QT syndrome – a rare heart condition that can cause chaotic, sometimes fatal, heart rhythms.

Penn biologists show evidence of a two-sided genomic arms race involving repetitive DNA

Biological arms races are commonplace in nature. Cheetahs, for example, have evolved a sleek body form that lends itself to rapid running, enabling them to feast upon similarly speedy gazelles, the fastest of which may evade predation.

Autistic adults have worse health and poorer quality healthcare

Autistic individuals are more likely to have chronic mental and physical health conditions, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. Autistic individuals also report lower quality healthcare than others.

Discovery of new prostate cancer subtype opens the door to development of therapies

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have identified a previously unrecognized form of hormone therapy-resistant prostate cancer, as well as a set of molecules that drive its growth.

National cancer care spending has no link to population-level cancer mortality rates

While the U.S. spends twice as much on cancer care as the average high-income country, its cancer mortality rates are only slightly better than average, according to a new analysis by researchers at Yale University and Vassar College.

Caregivers’ easy access to produce and flexible resources can lead to improvements in children’s diets

What children eat affects their lifelong health. But influencing their habits can be difficult, especially for underserved families with fewer resources. However, providing caregivers easy access to produce and flexible resources can lead to improvements in kids’ diets in a short time, according to a new study from researchers at Dell Medical School at The […]

Biden administration won’t lower seniors’ Medicare premiums this year, despite changes to coverage of new Alzheimer’s drug

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Friday said it will not lower Medicare premiums for seniors this year, even though their costs spiked based based on inflated financial projections for the beleaguered Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra in January publicly announced he was ordering Medicare to consider dropping seniors’ premiums […]

Gene linked to severe learning disabilities governs cell stress response

A gene that has been associated with severe learning disabilities in humans has been found to also play a vital role in cells’ response to environmental stress, according to a new study. The gene, Rad6 has previously been associated with a set of symptoms called ‘Nascimento Syndrome,’ that include severe learning disabilities.