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2013-04-25 20:27:17

An international research consortium led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the CIBERER and the University of Wurzburg (Germany) has discovered a gene that can cause three totally different diseases, depending on how it is altered.

2013-04-23 22:28:13

A group of 50 researchers from around the globe, including biology professors Daniel Warren, Ph.D., from Saint Louis University and Leslie Buck, Ph.D., from the University of Toronto, have spent the last several years sequencing and analyzing the genome of the western painted turtle and the results of their research point to some important conclusions that may be important for human health.

Zebrafish Genome Could Have Significant Implications For Human Health
2013-04-18 09:59:16

Two new studies from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute involving the genome of zebrafish have been published in the journal Nature this week, giving insight into the relationship between humans, zebrafish and genetic mutations.

2013-04-18 00:20:12

Dr Patrick Tan is lauded for his significant contributions to the research on genomic profiles of Asian cancersSingapore, Apr 18, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Dr Patrick Tan

2013-04-15 14:04:09

The largest genetic search for "obesity genes" in people of African ancestry has led to the discovery of three new regions of the human genome that influence obesity in these populations and others.

2013-04-15 12:00:25

Through a collaborative genome-wide study on individuals, researchers have discovered 14 new genetic variations that are associated with heart rate.

Mitochondrial Genome Of Ancestral Flowering Plant Revealed By Tulip Tree
2013-04-15 11:24:04

The extraordinary level of conservation of the tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) mitochondrial genome has redefined our interpretation of evolution of the angiosperms (flowering plants), finds research in biomed Central's open access journal BMC Biology.

2013-04-12 13:40:04

The spleen is rarely noticed, until it is missing.

BRAIN Initiative Announced By Obama
2013-04-03 07:22:50

On Tuesday, President Obama introduced the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, challenging researchers to unlock the mysteries of the human mind.

Unraveling The Bizarre Features Of The Turtle Genome
2013-03-28 07:05:03

The western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii) is one of the most widespread species of turtle in North America. This creature is found in fresh, slow-moving waters from southern Canada to northern Mexico and from the Atlantic to the Pacific.


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