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2012-10-09 10:50:36

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have mapped the precise frequency by which genes get turned on across the human genome, providing new insight into the most fundamental of cellular processes—and revealing new clues as to what happens when this process goes awry.

2012-10-09 10:38:31

Maternal depression and a common class of antidepressants can alter a crucial period of language development in babies.

2012-10-09 10:36:04

By the time our children reach kindergarten their learning and developmental patterns are already taking shape, as is a trajectory for their future health.

2012-10-05 14:29:50

Dramatic shifts in the planet's climate and geography over millions of years changed the course of evolutionary history for conifer trees.

2012-09-26 13:11:29

The good news widely reported this morning of positive results from a clinical drug trial at Boston Children's Hospital for the previously "untreatable" rapid aging disorder in children known as progeria has its scientific roots in basic biology discoveries made in recent years.

2012-09-20 16:58:57

It's a high-pressure environment within solid tumors.

2012-09-20 16:50:12

Scientists have identified a key molecular player in a chain of events in the body that can lead to fatty liver disease, Type II diabetes and other metabolic abnormalities associated with obesity.

2012-09-19 16:54:50

Nanoparticles have shown great promise in the targeted delivery of drugs to cells, but researchers at the University of Georgia have refined the drug delivery process further by using nanoparticles to deliver drugs to a specific organelle within cells.

2012-09-05 11:12:44

Scientists and engineers around the world are working to find a way to power the planet using solar-powered fuel cells.


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