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2013-06-20 23:23:39

Many claims have been made for the health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids in the diet. Dr.

Genetic Thermometer Could Assess Overall Health
2013-05-23 05:50:51

A new technique featured in the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) could lead to the development of a "genetic thermometer" that could assess a patient's health in relation to other individuals.

2013-04-22 10:00:41

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that alternative splicing – a process that allows a single gene to code for multiple proteins – appears to be a new potential target for anti-telomerase cancer therapy.

2013-04-12 15:57:27

Like finally seeing all the gears of a watch and how they work together, researchers from UCLA and UC Berkeley have, for the first time ever, solved the puzzle of how the various components of an entire telomerase enzyme complex fit together and function in a three-dimensional structure.

Less Children Mean Longer Life?
2013-03-27 15:57:55

New research into ageing processes, based on modern genetic techniques, confirms theoretical expectations about the correlation between reproduction and lifespan.

DNA Strand Length Can Predict Heart Disease Death
2013-03-11 20:36:52

Researchers studying more than 3,500 patients with heart disease say the length of DNA strands can help predict life expectancy.

2013-02-20 10:36:10

Among healthy adults who were administered a cold virus, those with shorter telomere length (a structure at the end of a chromosome) in certain cells were more likely to develop experimentally-induced upper respiratory infection than participants with longer telomeres.

Biological Markers In Chromosomes Predict The Common Cold
2013-02-20 10:41:51

Scientists from Carnegie Mellon University have recently discovered that our susceptibility to infections and our future health may be foretold by chromosome tips, known as telomeres. These chromosome tips are special DNA sequences that prevent DNA in chromosomes from unraveling.

2013-02-17 23:00:56

The TA-65 Users Survey included the collection of qualitative data gathered through survey research.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.