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2012-04-24 23:23:25

Promising tool in the battle between pathogen and host, TAU research confirms Once considered unimportant "junk DNA," scientists have learned that non-coding RNA (ncRNA) – RNA molecules that do not translate into proteins – play a crucial role in cellular function. Mutations in ncRNA are associated with a number of conditions, such as cancer, autism, and Alzheimer's disease. Now, through the use of "deep sequencing," a technology used to sequence the genetic materials of the...

2012-04-23 13:27:59

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and other institutions have identified two distinguishable groups of genes: those that produce very abundant biochemical products in the cell and function properly in the majority of biological processes, and a flexible subset that might have abnormal function in a disease. They demonstrated that these two groups can be found among various organisms and cell types, including stem cells and cancer cells. One set of genes is a robust...

Blind Mice, Paralyzed Monkeys, And Regenerative Medicine
2012-04-20 05:11:49

New research reported this week illustrates some very interesting results in the field of regenerative medicine. Blind mice were able to see once more and monkeys with paralyzed hands were able to flex them again. The night-blind mice, were implanted with precursor eye cells, and in tests the mice saw well enough after the procedure to swim to a platform in dim underwater light. The monkeys studied in the research had arms which were paralyzed with nerve blocks. These monkeys were then...

2012-04-19 23:00:13

Selexis´ co-founder and scientific advisory board member, Nicolas Mermod, PhD, Professor of Biotechnology at Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne, will present, “Engineering CHO Cells and Vectors for Improved Transgene Integration and Antibody Production.” Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 Selexis SA announced today the Company´s co-founder will present data on the Company´s core technology at the 13th Annual Cell Culture...

Sex, Tools And Chromosomes
2012-04-12 10:28:06

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have discovered a key tool that helps sperm and eggs develop exactly 23 chromosomes each. The work, which could lead to insights into fertility, spontaneous miscarriages, cancer and developmental disorders, is published April 13 in the journal Cell. Healthy humans have 46 chromosomes, 23 from the sperm and 23 from the egg. An embryo with the wrong number of chromosomes is usually miscarried, or develops disorders such as Down's syndrome,...

2012-04-09 09:12:55

Discovery may create dialogue about DNA and RNA data bank privacy issues Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have developed a method to derive enough DNA information from non-DNA sources–such as RNA–to clearly identify individuals whose biological data are stored in massive research repositories. The approach may raise questions regarding the ability to protect individual identity when high-dimensional data are collected for research purposes. A paper introducing...

2012-04-04 14:18:41

With a pinpoint UV laser beam, researchers are able to learn more about protein synthesis University of Oregon scientists collaborating with an Oregon company that synthesizes antisense Morpholinos for genetic research have developed a UV light-activated on-off switch for the vital gene-blocking molecule. Based on initial testing in zebra-fish embryos, the enhanced molecule promises to deliver new insights for developmental biologists and brain researchers. The seven-member team...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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