Researcher expands plant genome editing with newly engineered variant of CRISPR-Cas9

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Alongside Dennis van Engelsdorp, associate professor at the University of Maryland (UMD) in Entomology named for the fifth year in a row for his work in honey bee and pollinator health, Yiping Qi, associate professor in Plant Science, represented the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources on the Web of Science […]

Can a mother’s stress impact children’s disease development? University of Cincinnati environmental health researcher says there is a connection between trauma and DNA mutation — ScienceDaily

Stress on an expectant mother could affect her baby’s chance of developing disease — perhaps even over the course of the child’s life, UC researchers have found. Psychosocial factors creating stress — such as lack of social support, loneliness, marriage status or bereavement — may be mutating their child’s mitochondrial DNA and could be a […]

UC researcher urges caution using remdesivir to treat COVID-19

IMAGE: Bingfang Yan is a professor at the University of Cincinnati’s James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. Yan’s UC laboratory studies how drugs are metabolized in the body to see if… view more  Credit: University of Cincinnati While the world has its eyes on vaccines to stop the spread of coronavirus, therapeutics are still necessary to […]

Researcher uses machine learning to demonstrate that DNA impacts cancer risk

Lifestyle, or put another way ‘bad habits’, is one of the textbook explanations for why some people are at higher risk for cancer. We often hear that smoking increases our risk of developing lung cancer or that a high-fat diet increases our risk of developing bowel cancer, but not all smokers get lung cancer and […]

Clemson researcher identifies gene teams working in subregions of brain

IMAGE: Clemson University graduate student Yuqing “Iris ” Hang said researchers must know how genes interact in a normal brain before they can look at whether they act differently in brain tumors… view more  Credit: Photo courtesy of Clemson University College of Science and Yuqing CLEMSON, South Carolina – You must first understand how something works […]

Building an Early-Career Researcher Community from the Ground Up

As researchers begin their careers, it is helpful for them to have a network of peers with whom they can collaborate and develop the direction of their future research. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has limited networking opportunities for such scientists. In response to these limitations, an international group of early-career scientists working within […]

CU Anschutz researcher offers new theory on `Venus’ figurines

AURORA, Colo. (Dec. 1, 2020) – One of world’s earliest examples of art, the enigmatic `Venus’ figurines carved some 30,000 years ago, have intrigued and puzzled scientists for nearly two centuries. Now a researcher from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus believes he’s gathered enough evidence to solve the mystery behind these curious totems. […]

Researcher proposes sea-level rise global observing system

Researcher Shane Elipot releases ocean drifter. Credit: Shane Elipot, Ph.D. University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researcher Shane Elipot proposes a new approach to monitoring global sea-level rise. Using the existing NOAA Global Drifter Program array of roughly 1,200 buoys that drift freely with ocean currents, Elipot suggests adding additional […]

Engineered COVID-19-Infected Mouse Bites Researcher Amid ‘Explosion’ Of Risky Coronavirus Research – Independent Science News

Ralph Baric UNC Gillings School of Public Health-web

by Jonathan Latham, PhD University researchers genetically engineer a human pandemic virus. They inject the new virus into a laboratory mouse. The infected mouse then bites a researcher…..It is a plot worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster about risky coronavirus research. But according to newly obtained minutes of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) of the University […]