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2010-10-15 16:26:13

A potential solution for global energy demands is the use of Poplar, a fast-growing tree with high yields, for biofuels.

2010-10-06 16:06:01

In an unprecedented international project, researchers have found multiple genetic mutations that play a role in heart attack or coronary artery disease (CAD) risk.

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2010-10-06 09:11:39

Sensation seeking—the urge to do exciting things—has been linked to dopamine, a chemical that carries messages in your brain.

2010-09-23 12:48:23

New research has found that a genetic variant which reduces the chance of contracting diseases such as tuberculosis and leprosy is more prevalent in populations with long histories of urban living.

2010-09-23 09:18:21

Doctors cannot explain why one woman will develop ovarian cancer and another does not.

2010-09-20 18:49:19

A consortium of cancer researchers has identified four chromosome locations with genetic changes that are likely to alter a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer.

2010-09-01 20:42:36

New findings show the value of genetic studies across human populations and the value of the latest DNA sequencing technologies to interrogate genetic variation.

2010-07-21 15:18:14

How species form and what keeps them distinct from each other, even though they can interbreed, is a key question in evolution.

2010-07-13 14:41:02

A genetic variant implicated in several cancers by genome-wide association studies (GWAS) has been found to drive increased expression of a known oncogene in the prostate.

2010-07-02 16:17:35

Fewer males than females are surviving the negative effects of inbreeding in a reintroduced population of a rare New Zealand bird.


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House Mouse, Mus musculus
2012-05-01 11:42:07

Even in the wild, this rodent is associated with humans by destroying crops and stored food. The house mouse is also known as the fancy mouse, a common pet. It is also a widely used laboratory animal, important for testing in genetics, biology, and medicine. There are three recognized subspecies of the house mouse. These mice thrive in a number of locations including fields, houses, and commercial structures. An adult male house mouse can have a body length of up to 3.9 in, and tail length...

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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.