Genetics

Gene molecular signature in study sheds light on adjuvant radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery

Patients with invasive breast cancer who had low scores on an investigational molecular signature in a new study had similar rates of local recurrence whether or not they received adjuvant radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery. According to results of a meta-analysis presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), held December 6 to December …

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Critical Biospecimens 2023 Edition | Inside Precision Medicine

View eBook Biospecimens, and the data generated from them, remain the cornerstone of all therapeutic and diagnostic research and development. Several recent innovations have enabled researchers to gain even greater benefit from the use of biospecimens in disease research. These innovations include advances in biomarker screening technologies and novel cell technologies like liquid biopsy, cell …

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Helping an oilseed take off as a sustainable fuel source | MSUToday

The chromosomal complexity of Camelina One of the biggest challenges presented by camelina is that its cells contain a relatively large number of copies of the plant’s chromosomes, the packages of DNA and proteins that carry genetic information. Most human cells have two copies of each chromosome (ova and sperm are the exceptions, which both …

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Genetic genealogy credited for breakthrough in 1988 Baca County cold case

Josie Castillo didn’t know her mom, Nora Castillo, well since she lived with her dad growing up. “Social services got involved when I was six and my sister was three. My mom was going through some issues,” said Josie, who now lives in Longmont. Josie wondered all these years where her mom was and how …

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Scientists Uncover Biological Explanation Behind Why Upper Respiratory Infections Are More Common In Colder Temperatures

Researchers at Mass Eye and Ear and Northeastern University have discovered a previously unidentified immune response inside the nose that fights off viruses responsible for upper respiratory infections. Further testing revealed that this protective response becomes inhibited in colder temperatures, making an infection more likely to occur. The new studypublished December 6 in The Journal …

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NxGEN sires create profit opportunities

The information below has been supplied by dairy marketers and other industry organisations. It has not been edited, verified or endorsed by Hoard’s Dairyman. Four new sires joined Select Sires’ NxGEN® program in December. The NxGEN lineup is stocked with sires to improve the health, longevity and efficiency of the dairy’s next generation. For early …

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Cattle Genetics may impact carbon emissions

For decades the beef industry has been researching the role genetics play in cattle performance. That research has enabled beef producers to utilize expected progeny differences (EPDs), leveraging heritable traits to produce animals that excel in their particular environment and management style. New cooperative research between the American Hereford Association and Colorado State University (CSU) …

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Early Detection & the Right Treatment Critical for Prostate Cancer

According to estimates by the American Cancer Society, there will be 268,490 new cases of prostate cancer in 2022, along with 34,500 deaths due to prostate cancer.1 These are staggering numbers that show how common the disease is among American men. While these numbers are concerning, there’s a silver lining: the 15-year relative survival rate …

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Genetic barriers, warming ocean and uncertain future of important forage fish

In the vast oceans, one would assume their inhabitants can travel far and wide and, as a result, populations of a species would mix freely. But this does not appear to be the case for a vital forage fish called the sand lance. Sand lance are small schooling fish impressively rich in lipids, which makes …

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