A broad spectrum of human neurological diseases linked to variations in one gene, DHX9

A broad spectrum of human neurological diseases linked to variations in one gene, DHX9

An international team of researchers from the GREGoR Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the German Mouse Clinic and collaborating institutions have provided a genetic diagnosis to a group of 20 patients with hitherto undiagnosed neurological diseases. The team analyzed the patients’ genes and conducted family studies to … Read more

Ozempic users report stomach paralysis from diet drug: ‘So much hell’

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 17: In this photo illustration, boxes of the diabetes drug Ozempic rest on a drugstore counter on April 17, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.  Ozempic was originally approved by the FDA to treat people with type 2 diabetes, who risk serious health consequences without medication.  In recent months, there has been a spike in demand for Ozempic, or semaglutide, due to its weight-loss benefits, which has led to shortages.  Some doctors prescribe Ozempic off-label to treat obesity.  (Photo illustration by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Photo illustration by Mario Tama/Getty Images Since Ozempic was first released to the public in 2018, the diabetic injectable has become a favorite for fans, even those without diabetes, for weight loss. Others in its class of drugs, such as Wegovy, have also seen an increase in demand, so high that the Food and Drug … Read more

Warm oceans fueling weather disasters

A digital display shows the temperature at a pharmacy in Cagliari, Sardinia on July 19.  (Photo: Bloomberg)

A digital display shows the temperature at a pharmacy in Cagliari, Sardinia on July 19. (Photo: Bloomberg) Heat searing enough to knock out cell phones. Smoke from a wildfire turning the skies an apocalyptic orange. Flash floods engulfing cities in upstate New York and Vermont in the United States. This grim procession of recent disasters … Read more

CCRM Fertility will open a state-of-the-art fertility clinic and IVF laboratory in Miami

CCRM 2021 LOGO Updated (PRNewsfoto/CCRM)

Global pioneer in fertility treatment and research to bring its world-class operations and family-building services to South Florida YOU LOVE ME, July 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — CCRM Fertility, a global pioneer in fertility treatment, research and science, today announced expansion to South Florida with a new state-of-the-art fertility clinic and in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratory … Read more

High-risk UN operation underway in Yemen to avert catastrophic oil spills

The FSO Safer, moored off the western coast of Yemen.

The supertanker, the FSO Safer, has become a symbol of the need for urgent action to avoid massive damage to the marine ecosystem in an area home to important global shipping lanes. The stranded and rusting vessel holds four times the amount of oil spilled by the Exxon Valdez, enough to make it the fifth-largest … Read more

Genetic variant identification: unraveling the power of STING-seq

In an exclusive interview, Dr. Neville Sanjana, an associate professor of biology at New York University and a principal faculty member at the New York Genome Center, discusses the groundbreaking study on STING-seq. Co-led by Dr. Sanjana, the research study combines CRISPR gene editing and single cell sequencing to identify causal genetic variants and improve … Read more

What scares me about the climate crisis is that we don’t know how bad things really are | Roger Harrabin

A digital billboard displays the temperature in downtown Phoenix.

OROver the last few decades, climate scientists have made great strides in understanding the future climate. But after the last few weeks of extreme heat and devastating flooding, it’s clear that while climate models have provided good information on rising temperatures overall, they can’t be sure of the level of destruction each notch on the … Read more

New targets for the treatment of psoriasis? The study reveals 165 associated genes

In a recent study published in International journal of molecular sciencesResearchers conducted a transcriptome-wide association study (TWAS) to understand the genetic basis of the chronic inflammatory skin disease psoriasis and identify potential drug targets. Study: A transcriptome-level analysis of psoriasis: identification of potential causative genes and drug candidates. Image credit: FussSergey/Shutterstock.com Background Psoriasis is an … Read more