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2012-05-29 12:38:58

A rare disease which often first presents in newborn babies has been traced to a novel genetic defect, scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have found.

2012-05-29 12:37:29

Researchers studying rare genetic disorders have uncovered insights into those diseases in biological structures that regulate chromosomes when cells divide.

2012-05-29 11:54:12

Researchers from South Korea, Sweden, and the United States have collaborated on a project to restore neuron function to parts of the brain damaged by Huntington’s disease (HD) by successfully transplanting HD-induced pluripotent stem cells into animal models.

2012-05-28 19:18:26

The Caterpillar got down off the mushroom and crawled away in the grass, remarking as it went, 'One side will make you grow taller, and the other side will make you grow shorter.' -Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

2012-05-28 19:14:33

A gene previously linked to too much growth in patients has now also been linked to growth restriction.

2012-05-27 23:00:02

"Muscle atrophy is a major problem with arthritis is now being treated at he Center for regenerative Medicine," according to A.J.

2012-05-24 21:23:11

Severe combined immunodeficiency is defect in the immune system that results in a loss of the adaptive immune cells known as B cells and T cells.


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2007-12-13 19:44:51

The Munchkin is a fairly new breed of cat with a lot of controversy surrounding it. The breed is created by a mutation that causes achondroplasia, or hypochondroplasia, which results in the cats having abnormally short legs. The breed originated when a pregnant, short-legged black cat was discovered in Louisiana in 1983. One of her kittens, a tomcat, became the father of the breeding program for Munchkins. Several cat registries refuse to recognize the breed due to the controversy that...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.