Israel's new discovery likely to help detect genetic diseases

Source: Xinhua| 2018-07-22 04:58:23|Editor: yan
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JERUSALEM, July 21 (Xinhua) -- A new discovery by Israeli researchers about inner structure of cells will likely help detect genetic diseases, according to a report published Saturday on the Hebrew-language science site "Hayadan".

Based on a study of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, the organelles structures inside the living cells are connected by tiny strips, not separated from each other as previously thought.

The discovery can significantly contribute to detecting the causes of serious genetic diseases and pave the way for finding appropriate treatments, said the report.

Organelles are biological structures in the intracellular fluid, surrounded by a membrane. Each organelle has a unique function.

The study, based on yeast cells, showed that each organelle has its own location in the cell, which is determined by a network of ligaments, which also transfer substances in physical contact.

Moreover, the connection appears to be an efficient way to deliver material or messages, which could be harmful if they reach the wrong place, added the report.