Latest Damian Dowling Stories

Mutations in Mitochondria Affect Lifespan Of Men But Not Women
2012-08-03 11:56:45

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Higher salaries and acceptance to elite colleges are a few of the benefits that men have over women. However, there is one title that women have long held over men—living longer. Researchers from Monash University in Australia recently discovered some of the facts that contribute to longer life expectancy for women, who, on average, live longer than men. In the project, Dr. Damian Dowling of Monash worked with Florencia...

2012-01-30 09:15:58

A new study shows the production of sperm is more biologically taxing than previously thought, and expending energy on it has significant health implications. In research published in PLoS ONE, Dr Damian Dowling of Monash University's School of Biological Sciences and Professor Leigh Simmons of the University of Western Australia have investigated the trade-off between sperm quality and immunity. The researchers used the Australian cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus to prove that the...

2011-05-13 15:06:10

Around one in 20 men is infertile, but despite the best efforts of scientists, in many cases the underlying causes of infertility have remained a mystery. New findings by a team of Australian and Swedish researchers, however, will go a long way towards explaining this mystery. According to their research published in Science today, a small set of genes located within the power-plants of our cells "“ the mitochondria "“ are crucial to unravelling the secrets of male infertility....

2010-08-06 09:15:00

Why do we grow old and what can we do to stop it? This is the question asked by many, but it appears that we are now closer to an answer thanks to new research published by Monash University researcher Dr Damian Dowling. According to the research published in the August edition of the prestigious journal, The American Naturalist, a small set of genes in mitochondria (a membrane-enclosed organelle found in most eukaryotic cells), passed only from mothers to offspring, plays a more dynamic role...

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