Genetics

With the help of Maryland families, scientists discover little-known autism genes

With the help of Maryland families, scientists discover little-known autism genes

There are many ways to improve the lives of people diagnosed with autism, a developmental disability that federal figures affect 1 in 44 children. But the condition is a range of disorders affecting social communication and interaction, and doctors aren’t always able to provide parents with accurate information about what to expect or how to …

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Study: Sleep exerts lasting effects on hematopoietic stem cell function and diversity. Image Credit: SB Arts Media/Shutterstock

The impact of sleep fragmentation on immune cell clonal diversity and genetic aging of the hematopoietic system

Sleep has long been celebrated as the ultimate pick-me-up after a period of excessive work, stress, illness or other cause of bodily fatigue. It affects immunity and inflammatory pathways, thus protecting against cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Study: Sleep exerts lasting effects on the function and diversity of hematopoietic stem cells. …

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Genetic testing for keratoconus facilitates early recognition of the condition

Genetic testing for keratoconus facilitates early recognition of the condition

Reviewed by Dr. Sumit Garg. Great strides have been made in recognizing and treating keratoconus. Recent imaging technologies, such as optical coherence tomography, have identified thinning of corneal tissue over the cone, and wavefront aberrometry shows higher order aberrations that can aid in diagnosis. Yet the path to diagnosing the disease is not always smooth, …

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Looking for fertility treatment?  With eggs and sperm now storable for half a century, here's what you need to know.

Looking for fertility treatment? With eggs and sperm now storable for half a century, here’s what you need to know.

Jhe British government has just extended the shelf life of gametes (eggs and sperm) and embryos from ten years to 55 years. While this change is likely to be welcomed by people seeking fertility treatment, it could have significant implications for egg and sperm donors. A growing number of people in the UK are choosing …

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Exmoor ponies are Britain

Science at the forefront of efforts to save the Exmoor pony – Horsetalk.co.nz

Exmoor ponies are Britain’s oldest native pony breed. Photo: Me’nthedogs, DC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons A Scientific Advisory Board has been appointed to play a leading role in conservation efforts to save Britain’s oldest native pony breed. The panel is an initiative to ensure science is actively involved in efforts to save the distinctive …

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Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP Announces Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Against Fulgent Genetics, Inc.

Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP Announces Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Against Fulgent Genetics, Inc.

RADNOR, Pa., September 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The law firm Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP (www.ktmc.com) advises investors that a class action securities lawsuit has been filed against Fulgent Genetics, Inc. (“Fulgent” ) (NASDAQ: FLGT). The suit accuses Fulgent of violations of federal securities laws, including omissions and fraudulent misrepresentations regarding the company’s business, …

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Tracking chaotic narwhals, pea genetics and living materials

Tracking chaotic narwhals, pea genetics and living materials

The Chaos of Narwhal Behavior Called the “unicorns of the sea”, the narwhals (Monodon monoceros) are small whales found in the Arctic, famous for their unique long tusks. Narwhals are one of the most endangered Arctic species due to climate change, human activity and predation by invasive species – which is why monitoring narwhals is …

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5 healthy aging tips for a long life from a longevity expert

5 healthy aging tips for a long life from a longevity expert

Most of us hope to age well and live a long life. And while researchers have long believed that a person’s longevity is determined primarily by genetics and family history, experts are beginning to discover that there are many more pieces to the puzzle. Research now shows that other factors such as environment, lifestyle choices, …

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Two globe and chat bubble hybrids overlap against a blue background.

Community Update: Neuroscience Game Changers, Genetics Meeting Highlights | Spectrum | Autism Research News

burak lighter / Adobe Stock The September equinox, when Earth’s tilt causes almost equal day and night across the globe, occurred last week. As the Earth continued to spin, these Twitter threads were turning heads about two influential studies, while people around the world shared thoughts and images from the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics …

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COVID researchers learn why some people are asymptomatic

COVID researchers learn why some people are asymptomatic

Amy LarssonNexstar Multimedia Cable Job : Sep 24, 2022 / 5:22 p.m. CDT | Updated: Sep 24, 2022 / 5:22 p.m. CDT This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reveals the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. (Alissa Eckert, MSMI/Dan Higgins, MAMS via CDC) SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Once a COVID-19 …

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