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2010-09-15 17:26:41

A gene network behind hardening of the arteries and coronary heart disease has been identified by a team of scientists from Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom.

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.

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2010-08-30 06:30:00

An international team of scientists has identified a genetic risk factor associated with common migraines for the first time and say the research could lead to new treatments in the prevention of migraine attacks.

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2010-07-12 12:46:13

A controversial new study, commissioned by the Royal Society of the United Kingdom, will analyze how population growth will impact sustainable development and the economy, according to a statement release by the organization on Monday.

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2010-06-21 07:10:00

The completion of three pilot projects designed to determine how best to build an extremely detailed map of human genetic variation begins a new chapter in the international project called 1,000 Genomes.

2010-06-11 13:13:06

Reprogramming immune system cells to produce natural killer cells for cancer.

2010-04-12 11:22:46

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered that dangerous strains of Salmonella are beginning to emerge in people infected with HIV in Africa.

2010-02-17 12:54:56

A new study of mutations in cancer genomes shows how researchers can begin to distinguish the 'driver' mutations that push cells towards cancer from the 'passenger' mutations that are a by-product of cancer cell development.

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2010-01-25 08:30:00

An international team of researchers has used high resolution genome sequencing to track a particularly virulent strain of MRSA as it traveled between South America, Europe and Southeast Asia.


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'.