All posts tagged "DNA"
Parkinson’s Disease Genetic Link That Implicates the Immune System
A hunt throughout the human genome for variants associated with common, late-onset Parkinson’s disease has revealed a new genetic link that implicates the immune system. The long-term study involved a global consortium, including Johns Hopkins researchers from...
- Posted August 27, 2010
Research Highlights Vitamin D Deficiency and Disease Susceptibility
The extent to which vitamin D deficiency may increase susceptibility to a wide range of diseases is dramatically highlighted in new research. Scientists have mapped the points at which vitamin D interacts with our DNA – and...
- Posted August 24, 2010
Reprogrammed Stem Cells Do Not Completely Let Go of Their Past
According to researchers, adult cells that have been reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) do not completely let go of their past, perhaps limiting their ability to function as a less controversial alternative to embryonic...
- Posted July 19, 2010
Researchers Use Virus Free Method to Make Stem Cells Pluripotent
Tiny circles of DNA are the key to a new and easier way to transform stem cells from human fat into induced pluripotent stem cells for use in regenerative medicine, say scientists at the Stanford University School...
- Posted February 7, 2010
DNA Isolated From Muscles in Diabetes Have Different Structure
According to a study, the DNA isolated from the muscles of people with diabetes have a different structure and expression than they do in healthy people. Type 2 diabetes is characterized by a lower sensitivity to insulin...
- Posted September 3, 2009