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A sugar rush of DNA methylation - Nature.com


Nature.com
Diabetes predisposes to cancer development, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this tumour-promoting effect are poorly understood. Wu et al. now show that elevated glucose levels, which are a hallmark of diabetes, are directly linked to decreased ...

Population declines of mammals and birds linked to rapid warming of climate - Phys.Org


Phys.Org
Lead-author, Fiona Spooner from UCL Centre of Biodiversity & Environment Research said and ZSL's Institute of Zoology: "The reason we think birds might be worse off in particular is due to birds breeding seasons being particularly sensitive to ...
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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Points to “Inextricable” Linkages between Biodiversity and Climate Change Agendas - IISD Reporting Services


IISD Reporting Services
18 July 2018: Biodiversity and climate change are inextricably linked, according to UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa. Speaking at a side event convened by the Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on the sidelines ...

X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy Database (X-ALD)

Amsterdam - Netherlands

X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) is the most frequent inherited disorder of the central nervous system white matter with a minimum incidence of 1 in 17.000 newborns. It is a progressive, systemic metabolic disease that affects myelin, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, adrenal cortex and testis. The disease is caused by mutations in the ABCD1 gene.

The X-ALD database was initiated July 1999 by Hugo W. Moser, M.D. and Stephan Kemp, Ph.D. The primary aims of the database are:
* Catalogue and facilitate the analysis of X-ALD mutations,
* Provide background information on X-ALD,
* Provide links to X-ALD patient organizations, and
* Help with contacting and finding (local) X-ALD health care professionals.

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