Crowdsourced AI learns to target lung tumors for radiation

( Reuters Health) – In lots of parts of the world there are insufficient radiation oncologists to develop and provide radiation treatments for lung cancer clients, however that space might one day be filled with the assistance of expert system, scientists recommend in a brand-new research study. In an unique technique to the issue, the … Read more

Sustainable eating: Are you ready to give up red meat to save the planet?

A new report compiled by 37 scientists and experts from 16 countries outlined that a healthy sustainable diet could feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050. But that means eating less protein from animals – are you ready for that? (Illustration: Gracia Lam © 2019 The New York Times) I suspect most of you already do … Read more

Mother of 3-DNA baby praises new fertility treatment

A pediatric nurse holds a premature baby after feeding him at Medellín’s General hospital on August 20, 2014 in Medellin, Colombia. A Greek mother of the first baby born using DNA from three people has praised the revolutionary technique The Greek mother of the first baby born using DNA from three people on Friday praised … Read more

Hundreds of new anti-cancer drug targets identified using CRISPR

A team of scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute have identified the genes that are essential for the survival of thirty types of cancer cells. The resultant cancer dependency map will facilitate the development of novel targeted cancer treatments. The study, which is entitled “Prioritization of cancer therapeutic targets using CRISPR–Cas9 screens”, was published in … Read more

New imaging reveals previously unseen vulnerabilities of HIV: Breakthrough opens new paths to fight against the deadly virus

Imagine that HIV is a sealed tin can: if you opened it, what would you find inside? An international team led by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM), Tufts University School of Medicine, and the University of Melbourne think they know. For the first time, they have visualized what the “open … Read more

Modern humans interbred with multiple Denisovan populations, suggests study

The findings are based on a new study led by Murray Cox from Massey University in New Zealand and made possible by sampling efforts led by Herawati Sudoyo from the Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology in Jakarta, Indonesia. The data were collected and analyzed by an international team of researchers, including Mark Stoneking from the … Read more

Research finds new Rx target for childhood cancer

Credit: Shutterstock Research led by Michael Lan, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, found that a compound named 5′-iodotubercidin (5′-IT) suppresses the growth of neuroblastoma cells and identified a potential new therapeutic approach for the disease. The paper, currently available online here, will be published in the … Read more

Large-scale screen of mouse mutants reveals 38 new genes involved in hearing loss

A large-scale screen of mouse mutants has revealed multiple new genes involved in hearing loss, according to a study publishing April 11 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Karen Steel of King’s College London and the Wellcome Sanger Institute, and colleagues. The new genes identified reveal metabolic pathways and regulatory processes involved in hearing … Read more

DNA fragments from ancient hominins reveal new branches of the Denisovan lineage

It's widely accepted that anatomically modern humans interbred with their close relatives, the Neanderthals and Denisovans, as they dispersed out of Africa. But a study examining DNA fragments passed down from these ancient hominins to modern people living in Island Southeast Asia and New Guinea now suggests that the ancestry of Papuans includes not just … Read more

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