Genetics

In Italy, Going Back to Work May Depend on Having the Right Antibodies

1 day ago   |   NY Times

Weighing an idea that might once have been relegated to science fiction, Italy once again finds itself in the unfortunate vanguard of Western democracies grappling with the...
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Lifestyle changes could delay memory problems in old age, depending on our genes

2 days ago   |   Science Daily

Researchers have shown that how we respond to changes in nutrients at a molecular level plays an important role in the aging process, and this is directed by some key genetic...
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Coastal pollution reduces genetic diversity of corals, reef resilience

2 days ago   |   Science Daily

A new study found that human-induced environmental stressors have a large effect on the genetic composition of coral reef populations in Hawai'i. They confirmed that there is...
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Modern humans, Neanderthals share a tangled genetic history, study affirms

4 days ago   |   Science Daily

A new study reinforces the concept that Neanderthal DNA has been woven into the modern human genome on multiple occasions as our ancestors met Neanderthals time and again in...
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Understanding brain tumors in children

4 days ago   |   Science Daily

The causes of 40% of all cases of certain medulloblastomas - dangerous brain tumors affecting children - are hereditary. A genetic defect that occurs in 15% of these children...
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Remote learning poses hurdles for students with disabilities

Remote learning poses hurdles for students with disabilities

4 days ago   |   WCVB

At school, Rose Hayes, 8, works with a team of teachers and therapists trained to help with her genetic condition. They set goals for her reading, give her physical therapy to...
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A new mechanism triggering cell death and inflammation: A left turn that kills

5 days ago   |   Science Daily

Researchers describe their discovery of a new mechanism that could contribute to the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases. The scientists found that ZBP1, a protein best known...
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Remote learning poses hurdles for students with disabilities

Remote learning poses hurdles for students with disabilities

5 days ago   |   New York Post

BOSTON - At school, Rose Hayes, 8, works with a team of teachers and therapists trained to help with her genetic condition. They set goals for her reading, give her physical...
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A Genetic Test For A Microscopic Problem Came With A Jumbo Price Tag

A Genetic Test For A Microscopic Problem Came With A Jumbo Price Tag

5 days ago   |   NPR

Molecular diagnostics are at the frontier of medical science. But along with precise information about health, the tests raise billing questions that can create a minefield for...
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Researchers find way to improve cancer outcomes by examining patients' genes

6 days ago   |   Science Daily

Genetics researchers say a new approach could benefit all sorts of serious health conditions, and they're urging scientists to quickly pluck 'low hanging fruit' for the benefit...
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with coronavirus

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with coronavirus

Johnson's office says he is being admitted for tests because he still has symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus. Read more ...

Queen says she hopes Brits can ‘take pride' in coronavirus response

Queen says she hopes Brits can ‘take pride' in coronavirus response

LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II expressed her hope that in the years to come, Britons would be able to "take pride in how they responded" to the coronavirus pandemic, in a rare... Read more ...

Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus

Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus

The coronavirus is infecting New Yorkers of all stripes. A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the deadly bug, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced Sunday... Read more ...

Tom Dempsey, former NFL kicker, dead from coronavirus at 73

Tom Dempsey, former NFL kicker, dead from coronavirus at 73

Tom Dempsey, who became a record-setting NFL placekicker for the New Orleans Saints despite being born without toes on his right foot, died Saturday after contracting the... Read more ...

Easter bunny brings holiday cheer while practicing social distancing

Easter bunny brings holiday cheer while practicing social distancing

After canceling an Easter egg hunt, a Nebraska business owner decided to bring the eggs to children from a safe distance. Read more ...

Fauci said he tested negative for coronavirus

Fauci said he tested negative for coronavirus

The nation's top infectious disease expert said he tested negative for coronavirus Saturday when asked why he wasn't wearing a face mask as the pandemic spreads across the nation. Read more ...

Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will enter NBA draft

Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will enter NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will enter the NBA draft and forego his final two seasons of eligibility. Read more ...

1 more death reported at Pleasant View Nursing Home; more confirmed cases...

1 more death reported at Pleasant View Nursing Home; more confirmed cases reported

The Carroll County Health Department announced Sunday one additional death at Pleasant View Nursing Home due to the coronavirus and several other confirmed cases. Read more ...

Few PM showers Monday

Few PM showers Monday

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Biden: The Democratic Convention May Need To Be A Virtual Event This Year

Biden: The Democratic Convention May Need To Be A Virtual Event This Year

The party's nominating convention had already been delayed a month, with a possible format change. Read more ...