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2012-03-19 19:19:07

A new study by University of Notre Dame biologist Michael Pfrender and a team of researchers from the University of Nevada-Reno, Utah State University and the University of Virginia suggests that snakes from different regions of the world have evolved a similar, remarkable resistance to a deadly neurotoxin.

Gene Mutation Responsible For Severe Form Of Epilepsy Identified
2012-02-24 06:02:48

Researchers at the University of Arizona have identified a previously unknown mutation in a sodium channel protein in the central nervous system as the likely cause of a severe form of epilepsy.

2012-02-16 13:05:09

For decades, researchers have sought a genetic explanation for idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a weakening and enlargement of the heart that puts an estimated 1.6 million Americans at risk of heart failure each year.

2012-02-06 13:09:24

DNA sequencing to detect genetic mutations can aid in the diagnosis and selection of treatment for cancer.

2012-02-03 19:00:17

Many living organisms suffer from parasites, which use the hosts’ resources for their own purposes. The problem of parasitism occurs at all levels right down to the DNA scale.

2012-02-01 07:09:04

Your body talks. It tells you when you're hungry and it tells you when you're tired. The body's sleep-wake cycle is controlled by the hormone melatonin.

X Factor Determined Chimpanzee Development
2012-01-31 04:36:24

Genetic mutations that boost an individual’s adaptability have greater chances of getting through to X chromosomes – at least in chimpanzees, according to new Danish research.

2012-01-30 08:24:04

Researchers studying a rare, lethal childhood tumor of the brainstem discovered that nearly 80 percent of the tumors have mutations in genes not previously tied to cancer.

2012-01-30 08:07:57

A study published in Nature Genetics today has found new evidence for a link between the body clock hormone melatonin and type 2 diabetes.

2012-01-23 11:19:51

Analyzing all the genes of dozens of people suffering from a rare form of hypertension, Yale University researchers have discovered a new mechanism that regulates the blood pressure of all humans.


Word of the Day
palinode
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
The word 'palinode' comes from Greek roots meaning 'again' and 'song'.
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