Human evolution wasn’t just about the musical note, but how it was played

Duke team researchers She identified a set of human DNA sequences driving changes in brain development, digestion and immunity that appear to have evolved rapidly after our family line split from the chimpanzee lineage, but before splitting with Neanderthals. Our brains are larger, and our guts are shorter than that of our ape peers. said … Read more

A new family of adenoviral vectors has been found to be better at delivering genetic cargo

Gene therapies can treat and potentially even cure some genetic diseases, but it’s difficult to get therapies to the parts of the body that need them. The researchers engineered viruses called adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) to carry cargo-; Like a working copy of the gene -; to specific cells and organs, but they do not always … Read more

Kessler and BrainQ partner in a national trial of a breakthrough device to improve post-stroke recovery

Researchers from the Kessler Foundation and the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (together, “Kessler”) are enrolling participants in a national trial of an innovative device to improve recovery after stroke. The Kessler sites in West Orange and Saddle Brook, N.J., are among 20 sites across the United States participating in the EMAGINE Stroke Recovery Trial, which … Read more

Study calls for increased awareness and control of vascular risk factors that lead to stroke

Researchers in the Stroke Research and Prevention Group (HKU Stroke), Department of Medicine, College of Clinical Medicine, LKS College of Medicine, University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) found that the incidence of ‘mini-strokes’ (strokes that occur in individuals aged 18 to 55 years) increased 30% in Hong Kong from 2001 to 2021, thus advocating for better … Read more

Stanford University researchers have devised a new technique to control protein production

Thanks to new RNA vaccines, we humans have been able to protect ourselves incredibly quickly from new viruses like SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. These vaccines insert a piece of ephemeral genetic material into the body’s cells, which then read its code and produce a specific protein — in this case, telltale “spikes” that … Read more