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2009-07-02 12:41:09

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have discovered that gene mutations that once helped humans survive may increase the possibility for diseases, including cancer.

2009-06-09 05:15:00

Highly Sensitive Genetic Test Provides Early Diagnosis of Mitochondrial Diseases LOS ANGELES, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDomics, LLC (www.medomics.com) announces an innovative test for early diagnosis of mitochondrial diseases, a group of disorders that can result in neurological dysfunction, muscle weakness, gastrointestinal symptoms, migraine headaches, blindness, deafness, and diabetes.

2009-06-04 12:18:35

Researchers at the University of Leeds have devised a more accurate method of dating ancient human migration – even when no corroborating archaeological evidence exists.

2009-05-29 08:07:41

Sensory ataxic neuropathy (SAN) is a recently identified neurological disorder in Golden Retriever dogs with onset during puppyhood. Affected dogs move in an uncoordinated manner and have sensory deficits.

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2009-04-15 10:42:10

The Neanderthals inhabited a vast geographical area extending from Europe to western Asia and the Middle East 30,000 to 100,000 years ago.

2008-12-12 10:14:07

A fundamental process in the transmission of genes from mother to child has been identified by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University. The new study published in the December issue of the journal Nature Genetics identifies a mechanism that plays a key role in how mutations are transmitted from one generation to the next, providing unprecedented insight into metabolic diseases.DNA that is only passed on from mothers to their children is stored in mitochondria, a...

2008-08-11 12:00:12

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Cliff Gorski of United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, 1-888-317-UMDF ext. 101, cliff@umdf.org Mutation Causing Mitochondrial Disease More Common Than Previously Believed PITTSBURGH, Aug.

2008-08-06 15:00:11

By Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Aug. 6--By Tom Johnson Why do we eat? This seems like a simple question. But when I asked several people, I received a variety of answers: "To nourish my body" or "because I'm hungry" and some far-out answers loosely related to the cosmos and our place in the universe.

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2008-03-14 00:30:00

A new study has revealed that nearly all of the Native Americans in the western hemisphere can be traced through DNA to six women whose descendants first immigrated from Asia 20,000 years ago.


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