Month: August 2018

Dietary parts limit swelling and prevent colon cancer

A team of cancer researchers working with a mouse model has found that a chemical creates during digestion of vegetables such kale, cabbage, and broccoli activates a protein that helps maintain the sincerity of the cells lining the gut – preventing chronic inflammation that has been implicated in the development of colon cancer. The epithelium […]
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CRISPR genome-editing system avoids DNA strand breaks

A variation of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing tool enables more precise manipulation of target genes by not breaking double-stranded DNA and rather reassemble a single point in the targeted DNA sequence. CRISPR gene editing has restructured biomedicine and biotechnology by providing a simple means to engineer genes through targeted double-strand breaks in the genomic DNA of […]
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Scientists solve 30-year wheat rust genetics puzzle

Researchers from the University of Sydney, CSIRO, the United Kingdom’s John Innes Centre, Limagrain UK and the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) have isolated the first major resistance genes against the harmful stripe rust disease that is devastating wheat crops worldwide. The finding by the scientists, who have cloned three associated rust resistance genes […]
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Canola trials give credence for hybrid

A new breed of canola proved its value in trials conducted at Kojonup last season. Nuseed’s first hybrid triazine tolerant diversity, HyTTec Trophy, was put through its paces by the local grower and Landmark agronomist Kent Stone. He was part of Nuseed’s national Crop Agronomy Trial program, which gives chance to growers to test the […]
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Novel class of enhancer RNAs associate to thriving of Cancers

A recently described class of microRNA has been related to the cancer-promoting activity of the mutated form of p53 protein. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) and short interfering RNAs (siRNA) comprise a class of about 20 nucleotides-long RNA fragments that block gene expression by bind to molecules of messenger RNA in a fashion that block them from transmitting […]
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China’s hybrid wheat successfully grown on large scale in Pakistan

China’s hybrid wheat, using the two-line hybrid technique, has been successfully harvested on a large scale in Pakistan, according to a senior official of a Chinese company which has supervised field trials of hybrid wheat varieties and recognize on average 24.4 percent growth in crop yields. “Our company has sent many experts to Pakistan to […]
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Syngenta inaugurate five new winter wheat varieties

Syngenta will launch five new winter wheat varieties in 2018 SY Rugged, SY 517 CL2, SY, SY Achieve CL2.SY Rugged create high yields across variable environments with good test weights as well as rust and drought tolerance in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. Hard red winter wheat variety Bob Dole features a good disease […]
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Conditions in the tumor microenvironment change role of p53

Earlier studies have revealed that in contrast to the situation in CAFs, p53 in normal fibroblasts (NFs) plays a tumor-suppressive role to restrict tumor growth. Cancer researchers have found that changes happen in the tumor microenvironment manipulate the activity of fibroblast p53 protein, causing it to boost rather than restrict cancer growth. This transcriptional rewiring […]
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Gel encapsulation transport system targets disease-related cells

A novel therapeutic approach uses drugs encapsulated within galacto‐oligosaccharide gel capsules to attack diseases that have assembled a high percentage of senescent cells. Senescent cells are aged or harm cells that no longer are able to perform their normal roles. In a model of chemotherapy‐induced senescence, gal‐encapsulated cytotoxic drugs targeted senescent tumor cells and upgrades […]
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Stem cell- establish cultures used for brain disease research

A team of neurological disease researchers used stem cell technology to culture mini-organoids comprising all the major cell types found in the human cerebral cortex – including oligodendrocytes – for brain structure/function research. Oligodendrocytes make myelin, the fatty substance that wraps supports, and insulates nerve cells and connections. Nerve cells that lack myelin cannot convey […]
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