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One Gene Adds To Mouse Longevity
2013-08-30 08:32:34

Researchers have extended the average lifespan of a group of mice by about 20 percent -or the equivalent of raising the average human life span from 79 to 95 - by lowering the expression of a single gene.

2013-08-29 23:04:16

Led by WPI, a multi-institution team is developing a system that combines an MRI-guided robot with ablation by high-intensity ultrasound to accurately destroy tumors without damaging surrounding

2013-08-28 23:01:42

Five-year program will refine use of adult stem cells and novel biological sutures developed at WPI to heal damaged hearts. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) August 28,

2013-08-26 13:27:36

A study in mice reveals an elegant circuit within the developing visual system that helps dictate how the eyes connect to the brain.

2013-08-23 10:38:07

Levels of a protein in the urine of kidney transplant recipients can distinguish those at low risk of developing kidney injury from those at high risk.

2013-08-19 15:09:48

By determining the three-dimensional structure of proteins at the atomic level, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered how some commonly used flame retardants, called brominated flame retardants (BFRs), can mimic estrogen hormones and possibly disrupt the body's endocrine system.

2013-08-12 14:02:05

The largest genome-wide study of its kind has determined how much five major mental illnesses are traceable to the same common inherited genetic variations.

2013-08-08 13:57:33

A team from the University of Washington has unveiled a comprehensive portrait of the genome of the world’s first immortal cell line, known as HeLa.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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