MDR: an integrative DNA N6-methyladenine and N4-methylcytosine modification database for Rosaceae

1. Liang, Z. et al. DNA N(6)-adenine methylation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Dev. Cell 45, 406–416 e403 (2018). 2. Jones, P. A. Functions of DNA methylation: islands, start sites, gene bodies and beyond. Nat. Rev. Genet. 13, 484–492...

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First Gene Therapy for Beta Thalassemia Will Cost Over €1.5M

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How do engineers form subjective opinions from objective data?

Credit: Virginia Tech Think of any engineered system or product on the market. The decision for that system or product to be operational was made by an...

French Biotech Raises €20M to Prevent Hearing Loss

The hearing loss biotech Sensorion has issued bonds to raise €20M, which it will use to fund the phase II development for first-in-class drugs treating hearing loss and severe vertigo. The money will pay for...

Causal association between excess body fat and cardiovascular disease

Using a method called Mendelian randomisation, researchers at Karolinska Institutet show that there is a causal association between high BMI and several heart and blood vessel diseases, especially if the fat mass is high....

Rheumatoid arthritic pain could be caused by antibodies

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Three-dimensional microenvironmental priming of human mesenchymal stem cells in hydrogels facilitates efficient and rapid...

Synthesis of photocrosslinkable polymers Methacrylated HA (MAHA) was synthesized as previously reported25. Briefly, to prepare MAHA with a degree of substitution (DS) of 50%, methacrylic anhydride (8 mL, Sigma-Aldrich, St. Louis, MO) was added to a...

Special fibroblasts help pancreatic cancer cells evade immune detection

Credit: Tuveson lab/CSHL 2019 Cold Spring Harbor, NY — Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the world. Mostly chemoresistant, PDAC...

IDT unveils latest additions to NGS portfolio at European Human Genetics Conference

Jun 13 2019 As part of its ongoing mission to advocate for researchers in the genomics age, Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) will unveil the latest additions to its NGS catalog to the European market at...

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