Latest David Page Stories

2013-08-19 23:21:10

Elite Ivy League lawyer leaves the Washington Beltway for the Holy City of Jerusalem, discovers solutions to ineffectual environmental policy and keys to spiritual environmentalism and the protection of nature in ancient theological texts, some dating to Abraham's time 4000 years ago and others as recent as 1600 years ago. The results of David Page's unique blend of modern and ancient research can be found in the newly released book GODless Environmentalism: The Failure of...

2013-07-22 10:16:49

Painstaking new analysis of the genetic sequence of the X chromosome—long perceived as the "female" counterpart to the male-associated Y chromosome—reveals that large portions of the X have evolved to play a specialized role in sperm production. This surprising finding, reported by Whitehead Institute scientists in a paper published online this week in the journal Nature Genetics, is paired with another unexpected outcome: despite its reputation as the...

New Study Offers Evidence Against 'Rotting Y' Chromosome Theory
2012-02-23 06:04:12

Males of the world, fear not -- researchers have determined that the chromosome which determines maleness is not shrinking after all, and concerns that the gender could be headed for extinction are apparently unfounded. The study, which was led by Jennifer Hughes and David Page of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and the MIT Department of Biology, have compared the genes of the human Y chromosome to those of chimpanzees and rhesus macaques, according to Guardian Science...

2010-11-08 00:00:46

mix1 beverage company, best known for its All-Natural Protein Shakes and Lean Performance Shakes for pre/post workout, announced today the new 2011 mix1 Performance Advisory Board. The Performance Advisory Board is led by mix1 founder Dr. James Rouse, ND and comprised of renowned professional sports trainers Steve Hess and David Page, and registered dietitian and High Performance Triathlon Coach Bob Seebohar. The board was created to advise mix1 on product development and the creation of...

2010-01-14 11:02:50

Contrary to a widely held scientific theory that the mammalian Y chromosome is slowly decaying or stagnating, new evidence suggests that in fact the Y is actually evolving quite rapidly through continuous, wholesale renovation. By conducting the first comprehensive interspecies comparison of Y chromosomes, Whitehead Institute researchers have found considerable differences in the genetic sequences of the human and chimpanzee Ys"”an indication that these chromosomes have evolved more...

2009-09-03 15:25:35

The unique mechanism behind the evolutionary survival of the human Y chromosome may also be responsible for a range of sex disorders, from failed sperm production to sex reversal to Turner Syndrome. Roughly six years ago, David Page's lab at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research reported the discovery of eight large areas of mirror-imaged genetic sequences, or palindromes, along the Y chromosome. Because the Y chromosome essentially has no partner with which to swap genes, a process...

2008-10-09 00:00:36

By David Page The Economic Stability Act of 2008 passed by Congress and signed by President Bush last week includes tax credits for purchasing geothermal heat pumps. ClimateMaster, a subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based LSB Industries, is a major geothermal heat pump manufacturer. Tax credits included in House Resolution 1424 - or the financial industry bailout package - are expected to encourage the purchase of residential and nonresidential geothermal heat pumps. "We believe that the...

2008-09-23 00:00:26

By David Page When more than 400 Native American elementary, middle school and high school students visit the University of Central Oklahoma campus this week for the Indian Expo, they will be part of an effort extending beyond the conference. The conference will provide the students from across the state an opportunity to exhibit academic and athletic success stories, talents and cultural pride through competition and activities. Behind the scenes the students will also be participants...

2008-08-19 00:00:30

By David Page An estimated 570 state employees quit using tobacco products during the first six months after a new insurance benefit became available Jan. 1. The insurance benefit increased tobacco cessation assistance to state employees and resulted in an estimated $2.2 million in annual savings through lower health care costs and increased employee productivity, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Approximately 25 percent of Oklahoma adults smoke and state employers...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.