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Surprising Behavior Changes in Genetically Modified Syrian Hamsters

Arginine-vasopressin (AVP) is a hormone with a variety of functions, including regulation of blood pressure and water balance. One of the first discoveries of an AVP action in the brain was the finding that it alters social behavior, enhancing a form of social communication in... click to read more

  • Susan Lee | PhD student at Georgia State University
  • Kim Huhman | Professor at Georgia State University
  • Jack Taylor | Postdoctoral research fellow  at Georgia State University
Views 1564
Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 30, 2023
'Take a deep breath in': a new treatment for congenital lung disease

Diseases that affect young children and babies with no apparent cure are devastating to witness or even hear. One such group of diseases known as Children’s Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease (cHILD) has many symptoms associated with difficulty in breathing and a reduced ability of... click to read more

  • Vanessa Xavier | PhD student at Department of Cell Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 20, 2019
Keeping CRISPR under control: how bacteria fight viruses without harming themselves

Bacteria are in a constant struggle with the viruses that infect them. While we often think of bacteria as agents of infection, bacteria are in turn infected by viruses, called phage. The phage that infect bacteria and archaea are the most abundant class of organism... click to read more

Views 3767
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 14, 2019
Lego blocks for precise gene editing

DNA is the core-element of life as we know it. It can be imagined as a long helical double strand composed of sequences of information written with four chemical "letters" called nucleotides. Determinate sequences of letters delineate stretches of DNA called genes, which in turn... click to read more

  • Jared Carlson-Stevermer | PhD student at Department of Biomedical Engineering, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Feb 6, 2018
A novel treatment for inherited blinding eye diseases

The cornea is the window at the front of the eye through which light passes allowing us to see clearly. Corneal dystrophies, which cause a loss of this essential transparency, are a group of inherited blinding eye diseases for which there is no cure. They... click to read more

  • Tara Moore | Professor at School of Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, Ulster University, UK
Views 6157
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 1, 2018