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UF Health researchers identify genetic factors that cause muscle weakness and wasting disorder

This article was originally published by UF Health News Doug Bennett, UF Health For years, the underlying process that causes a debilitating muscle disorder in infants and young children has been largely unknown. Now, a group that includes University of Florida Health genetics...
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UFGI Publications Round-up Week 12/05/2016

Targeting iodothyronine deiodinases locally in the retina is a therapeutic strategy for retinal degeneration. Author information: Yang F1, Ma H1, Belcher J1, Butler MR1, Redmond TM2, Boye SL3,4, Hauswirth WW3,4, Ding XQ5. 1Department of Cell Biology, University of Oklahoma Health...
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Wrangling the equine genome with UFGI member Samantha Brooks

Samantha Brooks, PhD, scares baby horses for a living. In her defense, it’s just a little fright, and it is for science. Brooks, an assistant professor in the department of animal sciences, studies equine genetics as a member of the University of Florida Genetics Institute. Her...
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UF Health– UFGI researcher elected as fellow of prominent scientific group

Laura P.W. Ranum, Ph.D., has been named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which recognizes those who make distinguished scientific advances. Laura P.W. Ranum, Ph.D., is director of the UF Center for NeuroGenetics and a professor in the UF...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 10/17

Genomic Epidemiology of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Author information: Azarian T1,2, Maraqa NF3,4, Cook RL1,2, Johnson JA2,5, Bailey C3, Wheeler S3, Nolan D2,5, Rathore MH3,4, Morris JG Jr2,6, Salemi M2,5. 1College of Public...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 10/10/2016

Identification of large disjoint motifs in biological networks. Author information: Elhesha R1, Kahveci T2. 1CISE Department, University of Florida, 432 Newell Dr, Gainesville, Florida, 32611, USA. relhesha@cise.ufl.edu. 2CISE Department, University of Florida, 432 Newell Dr,...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 10/03/2016

Genome-wide association study identifies pharmacogenomic loci linked with specific antihypertensive drug treatment and new-onset diabetes. Author information: Chang SW1, McDonough CW1, Gong Y1, Johnson TA2, Tsunoda T2,3, Gamazon ER4, Perera MA5, Takahashi A6, Tanaka T7, Kubo M8,...
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Settles lab publishes study about parent-of-origin effect loci in maize

Mutations are nothing new in genetics. But what does it mean when irregularities are standard operating procedure? UF Genetics Institute member Mark Settles, PhD, professor in the department of horticultural sciences, addresses the issue of genetic irregularities as they occur in...
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WUFT– For disease therapies, UFGI researcher inducted to hall of fame

Doctors told George Fox that his son, Phoenix, wouldn’t live into his teenage years. But Phoenix — who has Pompe disease, a rare form of muscular dystrophy that has made him reliant on a ventilator to breathe and other people for mobility — has persevered thanks to a gene-therapy...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 9/12/2016

Na2CO3-responsive mechanisms in halophyte Puccinellia tenuiflora roots revealed by physiological and proteomic analyses. Author information: Zhao Q1,2, Suo J2, Chen S3, Jin Y2, Ma X2, Yin Z2, Zhang Y1, Wang T4, Luo J5, Jin W5, Zhang X4, Zhou Z1, Dai S1,2. 1Key Laboratory of...
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