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2013-11-04 15:24:01

A rudimentary form of life that is found in some of the harshest environments on earth is able to sidestep normal replication processes and reproduce by the back door, researchers at The University of Nottingham have found. The study, published in the journal Nature, centers on Haloferax volcanii — part of a family of single-celled organisms called archaea that until recently were thought to be a type of bacteria. The findings, led by scientists from the University's School of Life...

2013-11-01 23:22:38

On October 8th, Hun School Advanced Placement Biology students began working on an extended research project with Rutgers University’s Waksman Student Scholars Program. Conducting original genetic research, students will have hands-on experience in isolating, sequencing, and analyzing genes from the species Landoltia punctata. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 On October 8th, Hun School Advanced Placement Biology students began working on an extended research project with Rutgers...

Deleting One Gene In Fungus Reveals New Compounds With Antibiotic Potential
2013-11-01 08:42:09

Oregon State University Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered that one gene in a common fungus acts as a master regulator, and deleting it has opened access to a wealth of new compounds that have never before been studied – with the potential to identify new antibiotics. The finding was announced today in the journal PLOS Genetics, in research supported by the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society. Scientists succeeded in flipping a genetic...

Kiwi Genome Reveals A Few Surprises
2013-10-27 05:36:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists working to sequence the genome of the kiwifruit have revealed that the berry has recently undergone a pair of whole-genome duplication events, according to new research published earlier this month in the journal Nature Communications. Zhangjun Fei, an associate professor at the Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell University, and his colleagues also discovered that there were many similarities between the kiwi’s more...

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...

Molecular Clock Of The Common Buzzard
2013-10-23 09:27:24

University of Bielefeld Bielefeld biologists reveal the influence of genes on dispersal behavior Be it hibernation or the routes of migratory birds: all animal behavior that is subject to annual rhythms is controlled by a molecular clock. Although this has been known for a long time, in many cases it is still unclear how far genes are involved in setting this internal clock. Up to now, this also applied to the common buzzard and its migration from parental breeding grounds. Behavioral...

2013-10-22 23:31:36

Getting sleep and regularly exercising may help keep people young at heart. However, new research suggests mutated genes passed down from mothers may also predetermine aging rates. Park Ridge, IL (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Getting sleep and regularly exercising may help keep people young at heart. However, new research suggests mutated genes passed down from mothers may also predetermine aging rates. The researchers of Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the Max Planck Institute of Biology...


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Knockout Mouse
2013-10-02 11:52:01

A Knockout Mouse is a genetically engineered mouse in which researchers have inactivated, or “knocked out,” an existing gene by replacing it or disrupting it with an artificial piece of DNA. The loss of gene activity frequently causes changes in a mouse’s phenotype, which includes appearance, behavior, or other apparent and biochemical characteristics. Knockout mice are significant animal models for studying the role of genes which have been sequenced but whose functions haven’t...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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