Health News Archive - January 18, 2009

A surgeon at the University of Wisconsin-Madison received millions of dollars from a medical device company, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, says. Grassley claimed in a letter to university President Kevin Reilly that Dr.


The worst luck in the world? Muscle protein gene mutation in one in 100

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products, Inc.


Scientists who study how human chemistry can permanently turn off genes have typically focused on small islands of DNA believed to contain most of the chemical alterations involved in those switches.


Epigenetic finding adds insight on how cells become brain, liver -- and malignant

Algae is a livid green giveaway of nutrient pollution in a lake. Scientists would love to reproduce that action in tiny particles that would turn different colors if exposed to biological weapons, food spoilage or signs of poor health in the blood.

Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have detected evidence that DNA may not be the only carrier of heritable information; a secondary molecular mechanism called epigenetics may also account for some inherited traits and diseases.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.