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Singapore scientists lead in 3D mapping of human genome to help understand human diseases

Genome Institute of Singapore has led a continuing study on the human genome spatial/structural configuration, revealing how genes interact/communicate and influence each other, even when they are located far away from each other.



Lead exposure decreases Indian children’s hand-eye co-ordination

Children completed three tests, including a drawing task in which they copied designs arranged in order of increasing difficulty



Discovery of why sunburn hurts could lead to new pain relief drugs for inflammatory conditions

Researchers have found a molecule in the body which controls sensitivity to pain from UVB irradiation



Insights into cancer genome may lead to designer drugs for myeloma

Scientists used ‘next generation sequencing’ to map the cancer cell genomes of 38 patients with myeloma



Understanding how cell division mistakes lead to human disorders

Imsol’s DeltaVision Core is designed to increase a laboratory’s ability to image more probes and samples over longer periods of time



Developing lead compound against psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic, recurring skin disease, affecting 1-3 per cent of the world’s population



Staples lead to higher risk of infection

Using metal staples to close wounds after orthopaedic (joint) surgery can lead to a greater risk of infection than using traditional nylon sutures, concludes a study.



Nanogenerators could lead to electric clothing

In research that gives literal meaning to the term "power suit," engineers have created energy-scavenging nanofibres that could one day be woven into clothing and textiles.



Blood clotting finding may lead to new treatments

A key protein that causes the blood to clot is produced by blood vessels in the lungs and not just the liver, according to new research published.



Livestock lead to better health in developing nations

In the face of reports about the ills livestock generate for the climate, environment and health, a new study emphasises that livestock production in developing and developed countries are very different animals.



Discovery could lead to enhanced electronics

Nanoscience has the potential to play an enormous role in enhancing a range of products, including sensors, photovoltaics and consumer electronics.



Gene may lead to diabetes prevention, cure

A gene commonly studied by cancer researchers has been linked to the metabolic inflammation that leads to diabetes. Understanding how the gene works means scientists may be closer to finding ways to prevent or cure diabetes



Enzymes sense elevated CO2 and could lead to water-wise crops

Biologists have identified plant enzymes that may help to engineer plants that take advantage of elevated carbon dioxide to use water more efficiently. The finding could help to engineer crops that take advantage of rising greenhouse gases.



New computing tool could lead to better crops

A new computing tool that could help scientists predict how plants will react to different environmental conditions in order to create better crops, such as tastier and longer lasting tomatoes, is being developed by researchers.



High caffeine intake can lead to arrhythmias

Acute and chronic caffeine intake appears to have only minor negative consequence on health. However, high levels of caffeine intake have been related to ventricular arrhythmias.



New antibacterial lead discovered

A promising discovery by McMaster University researchers has revealed an ideal starting point to develop new interventions for resistant infections.



Climate change will lead to less ultraviolet radiation

Physicists have discovered that changes in the Earth's ozone layer due to climate change will reduce the amount of ultraviolet radiation in northern high latitude regions.



Genetics: Stem cells lead to breast cancer

Scientists have found that a population of breast cells called luminal progenitor cells are likely to be responsible for breast cancers that develop in women carrying mutations in the gene BRCA1.



Genetics advance may lead to novel neuroblastoma therapy

Researchers have identified a genetic glitch that could lead to development of neuroblastoma, a deadly form of cancer that typically strikes children under 2.



Exercise, weights for diabetics lead to medical health

To reduce their cardiovascular risk, people with type 2 diabetes should do at least two-and-a-half hours per week of moderate-intensity or one-and-a-half hours per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercises, plus some weight training.



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