Mutations: not just in overt cancer
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Mutations: not just in overt cancer, the hotspot lights up earlier

  Mutations in healthy tissue are known as somatic mutations. As people age, mutations in their DNA slowly build up.  Because cancer is the result of an accumulation of genetic mutations, understanding how these add up over […]

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Autism new drug: unravel, unpack, unsilence.

It has long been presumed that there is a common cause at the genetic, cognitive, and neural levels for autism’s characteristic triad of symptoms. Autism has a strong genetic basis, although the genetics of autism are complex; […]

Il gene malato "muta la pelle": il caso della sindrome AEC
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The sick gene “shifts the skin”: the case for AEC syndrome

The origin of many diseases lies in the genetic anomalies that cause malfunctions in the proteins that encode. A well-known and widely studied example is p53, a tumor suppressor protein (tumor suppressor). The inactivation of […]

Microbiota intestinale: come previene il tumore del colon
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Gut microbiota: how it could directly prevent colorectal cancer

New research, published in the journal Nature Communications, shows how our diet affects bacteria in our gut, which, in turn, can alter the behavior of our genes and the risk of cancer. The good bacteria […]

diabete tipo 2
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Type 2 diabetes: SOX5 is the new maturity switch and it is sensitive to exercise

In an article in the journal Nature Communications, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy present a novel mechanism underlying the reduced production of insulin in type 2 diabetes (T2D). They describe how insulin-producing cells regress in […]