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2014-04-08 11:34:49

Genes amplify the stress of harsh environments for some children, and magnify the advantage of supportive environments for other children.

2014-04-07 12:51:28

In captivity, grey parrots are often kept in social isolation, which can have detrimental effects on their health and wellbeing.

2014-03-27 13:07:49

In previous research, UC Berkeley scientists Beatriz Vicoso, Ph.D., and Doris Bachtrog, Ph.D., determined that genes on the so-called "dot chromosome," or fourth chromosome, of the fruit fly Drosophilia melanogaster are X-linked in three other related fly species.

Why Do Women And Men Differ In Height?
2014-02-07 12:41:01

Researchers from the University of Helsinki analyzed thoroughly the commonly occurring genetic variation in chromosome X, one of the two sex-determining chromosomes, in almost 25,000 Northern European individuals with diverse health-related information available.

2014-01-07 14:14:26

A new study reveals that racism may impact aging at the cellular level.

Coffee Beer Affects Longevity
2013-12-06 15:35:27

A new study shows coffee and alcohol could affect longevity based on how they affect areas of your DNA known as telomeres.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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