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DNA
2015-05-06 15:05:46

It’s mentioned practically everywhere—the news, detective shows, that obnoxious friend who uses words like “insouciant” or “sesquipedalian” into small talk—but it’s now taken for granted that people know what DNA is. Sure, we all know DNA is the code of life…but what does that even mean?

epigenetics
2015-04-07 10:54:25

“Epigenetics” is a word that sounds like something an alien does to a human after abduction, so we decided to break it down into parts…Or rather, we’re probing its parts, aliens.

2014-06-23 08:27:29

First revenues from VolitionRx Nucleosomics technology NAMUR, Belgium, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited

Male Fertility Relies On A Key Protein That Also Protects Against Disease
2014-05-13 10:58:14

Male infertility prevents many couples from being able to conceive a child and a new study published in the journal Nature Communications has found a specific protein that is a major determining factor in determining a sperm’s ability to fertilize an egg.

2014-04-01 15:23:26

It's not a hair-brained idea: A new research report appearing in the April 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal explains why people with a rare balding condition called "atrichia with papular lesions" lose their hair, and it identifies a strategy for reversing this hair loss.

Delivery Of Genomic Building Blocks Controlled By Enzyme
2014-03-07 10:14:25

Our DNA and its architecture are duplicated every time our cells divide. Histone proteins are key building blocks of this architecture and contain crucial information that regulates our genes.

2014-02-25 13:58:56

Cells in our body are constantly dividing to maintain our body functions.

2014-02-10 11:03:42

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist and his colleagues have found a new application for the tools and mathematics typically used in physics to help solve problems in biology.

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.

Physical Reason For Shape Of Metaphase Chromosome Discovered
2014-01-15 07:37:00

Why do metaphase chromosomes have their characteristic elongated cylindrical shape? The proposed solution is consistent with the structure of metaphase chromatin and with the nanomechanical properties of chromatin and chromosomes.


Word of the Day
typomania
  • A mania for the use of printing-types; a strong propensity to write for publication.
The word 'typomania' comes from Greek roots meaning 'type' and 'madness'.