Common gene disorder causes serious ‘stealth’ disease, but could be easily treated

The western world’s most common genetic disorder is a ‘stealth condition’ that causes far higher levels of serious disease and disability than previously thought, despite being easy to detect and treat.
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Fecal transplants: The ‘super-donor’ phenomenon

Fecal transplants could be used to treat intestinal disorders like inflammatory bowel disease — and perhaps even help prevent Alzheimer’s and cancer — if we can unlock the secrets of the gut-rejuvenating ‘super donor,’ say researchers.
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It may be possible to restore memory function in Alzheimer’s, preclinical study finds

New research reveals a new approach to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that may eventually make it possible to reverse memory loss, a hallmark of the disease in its late stages.
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Hens that lay human proteins in eggs offer future therapy hope

Chickens that are genetically modified to produce human proteins in their eggs can offer a cost-effective method of producing certain types of drugs, research suggests. Researchers say the findings provide sound evidence for using chickens as a cheap method of producing high quality drugs for use in research studies and, potentially one day, in patients.
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‘Superbug gene’ found in one of the most remote places on Earth

Antibiotic-resistant genes (ARGs) that were first detected in urban India have been found 8,000 miles away in one of the last ‘pristine’ places on earth, a new study has shown.
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Bioethicists call for more robust system of ethical governance in human gene-editing

Bioethicists are calling for a more robust system of ethical governance in human gene-editing in the wake of the Chinese experiment aiming to produce HIV immune children.
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Stress and dream sleep are linked to pathways of brain cell death and survival

The first and most distinct consequence of daily mild stress is an increase in rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep, a new study reports. The research also demonstrated that this increase is associated with genes involved in cell death and survival.
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