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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.

2013-04-25 20:22:47

Cancer is typically thought to develop after genes gradually mutate over time, finally overwhelming the ability of a cell to control growth.

Researchers Buzzed Over Caffeine As Cancer-cell Killer
2013-04-19 12:13:18

UAlberta research team uses caffeine and fruit flies to pinpoint genetic pathways that guide DNA repair in cancer cells.

2013-04-18 22:00:23

A bizarre twist on the usual way proteins are made may explain mysterious symptoms in the grandparents of some children with mental disabilities.

2013-04-18 21:35:20

Research led by a scientist at the University of York has thrown new light on the way breakdowns in the DNA copying process inside cells can contribute to cancer and other diseases.

2013-03-04 23:05:52

A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has discovered mutations in two genes that lead to the death of nerve cells in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and related degenerative diseases.

Mutant Champions Save Vulnerable Species From Almost-certain Extinction
2013-02-20 12:52:16

Species facing widespread and rapid environmental changes can sometimes evolve quickly enough to dodge the extinction bullet.

2013-02-20 12:22:10

A genetically mosaic Eucalyptus tree is able to control which leaves are saved from predation because of alterations in its genes.


Word of the Day
chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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