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Gene Enhancers Play Major Role In Making Our Faces Unique
2013-10-25 07:52:51

[ Watch the Video: Face It - We All Look Different ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online No two faces look exactly alike, making the human face as unique as a fingerprint. What makes facial morphology so distinct, though? Genetics obviously plays a major role, as is evident in the similarities between parents and children. But what in our DNA fine-tunes the genetics so that siblings, especially identical twins, resemble one another but look different from unrelated...

2013-10-14 11:18:08

Researchers identify key proteins that help establish cell function Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new way to parse and understand how special proteins called "master regulators" read the genome, and consequently turn genes on and off. Writing in the October 13, 2013 Advance Online Publication of Nature, the scientists say their approach could make it quicker and easier to identify specific gene mutations associated with...

2013-08-13 11:33:55

A study investigating the function of the recently discovered enhancer RNA molecules may open new avenues for gene therapy. According to the study researchers, altering the production and function of these molecules could affect the expression of genes and, in consequence, possibly also the progression of various diseases. Published in the prestigious Molecular Cell on 8 August, the study was carried out in collaboration between the University of California, San Diego and the University of...

2013-05-17 23:01:15

Eco1st recently helped a park overcome its irrigation water related challenges, with the implementation of a unique Irrigation Enhancer technology. "It is good to see a product that works!" said Tony Baumann. Bullhead City, AZ (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 A park once damaged by salty water gets its beauty back, thanks to an unforeseen technology. In the Summer of 2012, a relationship with Rotary Park in Bullhead City, Arizona presented Eco1st Technology Group with an opportunity to prove their...

2013-05-16 15:00:20

Developmental genes often take inputs from two independent sources Albert Erives, associate professor in the University of Iowa Department of Biology, and his graduate student, Justin Crocker, currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Janelia Farm Research Campus, have conducted a study that reveals important and useful insights into how and why developmental genes often take inputs from two independent “morphogen concentration...

2013-02-18 13:04:14

Links for disease and role in embryonic development Long segments of RNA– encoded in our DNA but not translated into protein–are key to physically manipulating DNA in order to activate certain genes, say researchers at The Wistar Institute. These non-coding RNA-activators (ncRNA-a) have a crucial role in turning genes on and off during early embryonic development, researchers say, and have also been connected with diseases, including some cancers, in adults. In an online...

Study Suggests Stem Cells Strive For Early Maturity
2012-12-28 09:16:04

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research recently completed a study that shows the possibility that stem cells work towards maturity at an earlier stage than originally thought. In particular, the researchers believe that embryonic stem cells are different from muscle or nerve cells in their ability to take on any cellular role. With this “pluripotency,” the stem cells are flexible enough to...

2012-12-11 05:00:02

Florida based DNA Sports Performance Lab formulates a naturally derived (caffeine and chemical free), sublingual bio-identical energy enhancer that will significantly boost energy levels, increase alertness, and increase hydration levels in the human body. Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 10, 2012 DNA Sports Performance Lab is a state-of-the-art, FDA approved nutraceutical research and development facility and sports science performance diagnosis institute that has become a leader in...

Fruit Fly Studies Guide Researchers To Misregulated Mechanism In Human Cancers
2012-11-19 15:21:04

Stowers Institute for Medical Research Changes in how DNA interacts with histones–the proteins that package DNA–regulate many fundamental cell activities from stem cells maturing into a specific body cell type or blood cells becoming leukemic. These interactions are governed by a biochemical tug of war between repressors and activators, which chemically modify histones signaling them to clamp down tighter on DNA or move aside and allow a gene to be expressed. In the November...

Humans And Primates Share DNA But Genes Work Differently
2012-11-08 08:43:59

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Our primate cousins share over 90% of our DNA, but the expression or activity patterns of genes differ across species in ways that explain the distinct biology and behavior of each species. In a presentation at the American Society of Human Genetics 2012 meeting, University of Chicago associate professor of human genetics Yoav Gilad, Ph.D. described the DNA factors that contribute to the differences. Up to 40 percent of the...

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.