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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.

2013-02-19 15:32:01

Imagine two steel springs identical in look and composition but that perform differently because each was tempered at a different rate.

Scientist Recommends Research Method Change For Evolutionary Biology
2013-02-16 08:11:00

A biologist at Emory University says evolutionary biologists need to shift their focus from present-day molecules to synthesized, ancestral ones.

Genetic Variation Helped Humans Evolve, Adapt To Climate Changes
2013-02-15 10:05:03

New light has been shed on a genetic variation that may have played a key role in human evolution by two studies published by an international group of researchers this week in the journal Cell.


Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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