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New Method Allows Researchers To Sort Out DNA Contamination
2014-01-28 06:53:19

Researchers have developed a new method to pick out ancient DNA from fossils and remains even after becoming contaminated from the DNA of handlers or from the environment.

Do Mitochondrial Genes Matter?
2014-01-14 11:45:32

Contrary to common belief, mitochondrial genes seem to matter for how well individuals survive and reproduce.

2013-12-12 10:26:03

Bone cancer in dogs is affected by a variety of genetic risk factors.

2013-12-05 23:43:20

Seeds from Moringa oleifera trees can be used to purify water.

2013-11-26 10:23:29

Retroviruses are important pathogens capable of crossing species barriers to infect new hosts, but knowledge of their evolutionary history is limited.

Pain Processes In Tennis Elbow illuminated Using PET Scanning
2013-10-28 12:06:59

Physiological processes in soft tissue pain such as chronic tennis elbow can be explored using diagnostic imaging methods.

cpr
2013-09-03 07:22:27

A new study of nearly 2,600 cardiac arrest patients reveals that mechanical chest compressions are as effective as manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

'Upsalite' Created By Uppsala University Researchers
2013-07-18 10:51:53

A novel material with world record breaking surface area and water adsorption abilities has been synthesized by researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden. The results are published today in PLOS ONE.

2013-06-27 15:04:35

A new study reveals that all children with Crohn's disease that were examined had a commonly occurring virus – an enterovirus – in their intestines.

2013-06-26 13:24:08

An international research team led by Swedish scientists has used a new method to investigate obesity and overweight as a cause of cardiovascular disease.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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