Prepared gene promoter stops heat eroding plant defenses

Summary Plants’ immune defenses falter during heat waves, making them more vulnerable to insects and pathogens under climate change. HHMI scientists have now discovered why high temperatures disrupt a key defense system, and they’ve come up with a strategy that boosts plant immunity. The immune system of plants depends on the hormone salicylic acid, which … Read more

Researchers use artificial intelligence to uncover a new family of genes in gut bacteria

Membrane signaling system of infection-causing bacteria. Credit: UT Southwestern Medical Center Using artificial intelligence, UT Southwestern researchers have discovered a new family of sensing genes in intestinal bacteria that are linked to structure and possibly function, but not genetic sequence. The results are published in PNASoffers a new way to determine the role of genes … Read more

The hidden in genetics: the evolutionary relationship

image: The evolutionary relationships of Camptozoa and Bryozoa and their place on the tree of life are revealed in this new study. The study found that they separated from slugs and worms earlier than expected and that they are part of a distinct group called the polyzoa. Opinion more Credit: OIST Kamptozoa and Bryozoa are … Read more

When autism spectrum disorder co-occurs with intellectual disability, the cause may be a converging mechanism of two higher-ranking risk genes.

Summary: Mutations in the ASD/intellectual disability genes ADNP and POGZ lead to abnormal activation and overexpression of immune response genes and microglia genes. This results in abnormal synaptic function in the brain, which is a feature of ASD and ID. source: University of Buffalo Scientists at the University of Buffalo have discovered a converging mechanism … Read more

Can genetic testing help detect early kidney disease?

Researchers have developed a polygenic risk score for Chronic kidney failure (CKD) which performed well across ancestral diverse breed groups. The risk score combines risks from APOL1 genetic variants — which confer a high risk of CKD in black people — plus small risks from thousands of other genetic variants. APO1 and polygenic effects were … Read more

The genetic mutations that made rice cultivation possible

Cultivated rice is developed from wild rice, which is an herb. Credit score: Kobe College Rice has a protracted historical past as a staple meals in Japan and different components of Asia. The outcomes of a brand new research by a world analysis collaboration point out that the emergence of rice grown from wild rice … Read more

CUIMC Update – June 29, 2022

CUIMC Replace is a weekly digital e-newsletter that includes the medical heart information and the achievements of our college, employees and interns. Please ship your information, honors and awards to cuimc_update@cumc.columbia.edu. Grants are offered by the Undertaking Administration Workplace funded. e-newsletter VP&S and NYP research reveals prevalence of elevated uptake of COVID vaccine amongst black … Read more

British researchers are developing an online portal to show how biases in RNA sequences affect gene expression

Lexington, Kentucky (June 29, 2022) – A current publication by researchers on the College of Kentucky explains the significance of figuring out and understanding how variations between tissues and cells alter gene expression with out altering the underlying genetic code. Introductory biology lessons train that DNA is transcribed into RNA, which is then translated into … Read more

Shedding light on reptile health: research

Picture: A crew of researchers, together with NAU Affiliate Professor Jason Ladner, carried out a genetic research of snake fungal illness not too long ago revealed in PLOS Biology, Opinion extra Credit score: Northern Arizona College Though solely not too long ago acknowledged as a problem within the wildlife atmosphere, snakebite fungus illness (SFD) is … Read more

A comprehensive guide to genetic ETFs

The sphere of gene remedy is rising all around the world amid a rise in lots of forms of genetic problems resembling hemophilia and thalassemia. Genome modifying is a way for altering or modifying the DNA of a cell or organism. It makes use of an enzyme to chop DNA in a particular sequence, after … Read more