Microsoft enters race to find cancer cure – The research is based at Microsoft’s ‘biological computation’ labs in Cambridge, U.K.

Microsoft?s diversification strategy includes utilizing some of its resources to help improve the diagnosis of cancer to find cures for certain cancers. The research is based at Microsoft?s ?biological computation? labs in Cambridge, U.K.

http://www.digitaljournal.com/life/health/microsoft-enters-race-to-find-cancer-cure/article/506800

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Gene editing of the brain has just majorly improve to be even more accurate and easy to implement

Genome editing technologies have revolutionized biomedical science, providing a fast and easy way to modify genes. However, the technique allowing scientists to carryout the most precise edits, doesn't work in cells that are no longer dividing - which includes most neurons in the brain. This technology had limited use in brain research, until now. Research Fellow Jun Nishiyama, M.D., Ph.D., Research Scientist, Takayasu Mikuni, M.D., Ph.D., and Scientific Director, Ryohei Yasuda, Ph.D. at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) have developed a new tool that, for the first time, allows precise genome editing in mature neurons, opening up vast new possibilities in neuroscience research.

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-gene-brain-major.html

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Regulation of membrane protein degradation by starvation-response pathways

The multivesicular body (MVB) pathway delivers membrane proteins to the lumen of the vacuole/lysosome for degradation. The resulting amino acids are transported to the cytoplasm for reuse in protein synthesis. Our study shows that this amino acid recycling ...

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3276697/

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Testosterone and Male Aging

Hopes for hormonal rejuvenation appear periodically throughout history?with the most prominent attempt occurring around the turn of the 20th century only to vanish in the 1930s following the discovery of testosterone, which discredited testis extracts and manipulations. In recent decades, there has...

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2603909

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