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2011-01-24 08:10:00

Despite what you might have heard, genetic sequencing alone is not enough to understand human disease.

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2010-12-07 07:44:26

A gene that can cause congenital heart defects has been identified by a team of scientists, including a group from Princeton University.

2010-09-25 00:25:34

University of Southern Mississippi scientists recently imitated Mother Nature by developing, for the first time, a new, skinny-molecule-based material that resembles cilia, the tiny, hair-like structures through which organisms derive smell, vision, hearing and fluid flow.

2010-09-07 13:07:40

A new study in the September 6 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology (www.jcb.org) helps define the role of an important ciliary protein, CEP290.

2010-07-07 15:45:15

It's safe to say that cilia, the hairlike appendages jutting out from the smooth surfaces of most mammalian cells, have long been misunderstood – underestimated, even.

2010-06-25 13:25:23

Nearly all mammalian cells have what's called a primary cilium — a single, stump-like rod projecting from the smooth contours of the cell's outer membrane.

2010-05-31 13:13:10

An international group of researchers has identified the genetic cause of an inherited condition that causes severe fetal abnormalities.

2010-05-31 13:04:07

An international group of researchers has identified the genetic cause of an inherited condition that causes severe foetal abnormalities.

2010-05-17 08:36:47

Patients who encounter serious lung diseases in middle age, despite an absence of family history or other predisposing factors, may still have their genes to blame.

2010-04-07 08:45:30

New research in the FASEB Journal shows that bone cells use microscopic hair-like projections, called cilia, to turn on bone-forming genes in response to mechanical loads.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.