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Yeast epigenome map reveals details of gene regulation

A new Penn State and Cornell study describes an effort to produce the most comprehensive and high-resolution map yet of chromosome architecture and gene regulation in yeast, a major step toward improving understanding of development, evolution and environmental responses in higher organisms. Specifically, the study mapped precise binding sites of more than 400 different chromosomal

New approach reveals structure and function of individual synapses

A common analogy used to describe the brain is that it consists of tiny interconnected computers. Each one of these computers, or neurons, process and relay activity from thousands of other neurons, forming complex networks that allow us to perceive our surroundings, make decisions, and guide our actions. Communication between neurons occurs through tiny connections called synapses,

New study reveals how melanoma cells survive targeted therapies

In recent years, targeted therapies have cemented their place as some of the most important tools in cancer treatment. These medicines are designed to block specific signals that tumor cells use to grow and spread, while at the same time leaving normal cells unharmed. Targeted therapies can significantly extend patients’ lives, but the benefits are

Study reveals racial disparities in clinical trial recruitment

As electronic medical records (EMR) become ubiquitous in health care settings, scientists are increasingly turning to electronic-based recruitment methods to encourage participation in clinical trials. However, little is known about how this use of technology compares to more traditional clinical trial recruitment strategies, and some researchers worry that an overreliance on technology has the potential

New research reveals the suffering of temporary migrants during the COVID-19 crisis

In the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown in March, many temporary visa holders working in heavily casualised industries, such as hospitality and retail, lost their jobs and struggled to meet basic living expenses. These included international students, backpackers, graduates, sponsored workers and refugees, among others. Despite the devastating financial impact on these temporary migrants,

Sia Reveals Why She Adopted Two Teenage Boys Last Year

For someone whose crippling stage fright necessitates a face-covering wig, Sia sure knows how to grab our attention. Just before dropping a brand-new single today, the “Chandelier” singer revealed that she is a real-life hero and adopted two teenage boys last year. “I actually adopted two sons last year,” she said on Tuesday in an

Who Knew? Sia Reveals She Has 2 Adopted Sons

Mom mode! Sia revealed that she is the mother to two teenage boys after quietly adopting them in 2019. “I actually adopted two sons last year,” the Australian singer, 44, said during the Tuesday, May 19, episode of SiriusXM’s The Morning Mash Up. “They were both 18 — they’re both 19 years old now.” The