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2014-01-22 12:25:44

The baker's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been associated with human activities for thousands of years, being the primary biological agent in baking, brewing, winemaking and other fermentation processes.

Fish DNA For Fingers
2014-01-22 12:35:31

A new study found that our fish ancestors had the genetic machinery for fingers, but these structures did not develop until the evolution of limbs in amphibians.

2014-01-16 14:30:04

At a glance, DNA is a rather simple sequence of A, G, C, T bases, but once it is packaged by histone proteins into an amalgam called chromatin, a more complex picture emerges.

Isolating RNA From Live Cells In Their Natural Tissue Environment
2014-01-13 07:23:08

A multi-disciplinary team from the University of Pennsylvania have published in Nature Methods a first-of-its-kind way to isolate RNA from live cells in their natural tissue microenvironment without damaging nearby cells.

2014-01-10 10:44:18

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a phenomenon that alters prevailing views of how the genome is expressed to make and sustain the life of mammals.

2014-01-08 23:02:56

National Institute of Mental Health Director Salutes UVA Discovery Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 For the second year in a row, groundbreaking

2014-01-08 17:11:35

A new study compares the relative rate of molecular evolution between humans and chimps with that of their lice.

2014-01-03 16:22:20

GenoVive Offers Weight Loss Strategies Tailored to Individuals' Genetic Profiles NEW ORLEANS, Jan.

2013-12-24 13:35:52

Researchers have developed a method to create a comprehensive library of mutations across all genes in the mouse genome.

Crucial Player For Lyme Disease Transmission Identified
2013-12-20 14:42:45

Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, hitchhikes in ticks for dissemination to mammalian hosts--including humans.


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