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August 25, 2016

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August 25, 2016

Aug. 2, 2016 — The field of genetics has seen astonishing breakthroughs and the development of world-changing technologies in the past half ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Scientists are learning how cells make the decision to become T ... read more

Diabetes Reversal After Bypass Surgery Linked to Changes in Gut Microorganisms

July 11, 2016 — Studies have shown that bariatric surgery can lead to remission of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in rodents and humans, but this beneficial effect cannot be explained solely by weight loss. In a ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Researchers have created a robotic mimic of a stingray that's powered and guided by light-sensitive rat heart cells. The work exhibits a new method for building bio-inspired robots by means of ... read more

June 27, 2016 — A team of scientists has uncovered the global, evolving, and historic make-up of Plasmodium vivax, one of the five species of malaria that infect humans. The research, which links the spread of the ... read more

June 23, 2016 — Researchers found a fix for a 3-billion-year-old glitch in one of the major carriers of information needed for life, RNA, which until now produced errors when making copies of genetic information. ... read more

June 23, 2016 — Male mice appear to be precisely wired to know when they are intruders in another male's territory, according to a new study. The smell gives it away. But this study found that a genetically ... read more

June 16, 2016 — Cerebellar ataxia is a condition of the cerebellum that causes an inability to coordinate muscle movements. A new study describes a new genetic mutation as an additional cause of ataxia in humans and ... read more

Scientists Discover Protective Strategy Against Pesticide-Linked Parkinson's Disease

June 15, 2016 — A new study sheds light on the toxicity of the pesticides related to Parkinson's while also suggesting a strategy that may help protect against the ... read more

New Insights Into Mechanism of Metabolic Disorders: Proteome of an Entire Family

June 9, 2016 — Based on comprehensive protein data on mice, researchers have gained new insights into the mechanism of metabolic disorders. A key factor in their success was the data compiled by the scientists on ... read more

June 9, 2016 — Scientists now reports a method which enables the rapid isolation and concentration of infectious bacteria from complex clinical samples to help speed up bacterial identification, and it should be ... read more

Gene-Drive Modified Organisms Are Not Ready to Be Released Into Environment, Experts Say

June 8, 2016 — The emerging science of gene drives has the potential to address environmental and public health challenges, but gene-drive modified organisms are not ready to be released into the environment and ... read more

Residents Concerned About Use of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Curb Insect Population

June 6, 2016 — A small survey of residents of a Florida Keys neighborhood where officials hope to release genetically modified mosquitoes to potentially reduce the threat of mosquito-borne illnesses such as Zika ... read more

June 3, 2016 — Fish that are bred to be bolder or more shy show corresponding changes to their body shape and locomotion, suggesting that personality changes affect other seemingly unrelated traits. The findings ... read more

June 2, 2016 — Heralded on the cover of Time magazine in 2000 as a genetically modified (GMO) crop with the potential to save millions of lives in the Third World, Golden Rice is still years away from field ... read more

How Prions Kill Neurons: New Culture System Shows Early Toxicity to Dendritic Spines

May 26, 2016 — Prion diseases are fatal and incurable neurodegenerative conditions of humans and animals. Yet, how prions kill nerve cells (or neurons) remains unclear. A new study describes a system in which to ... read more

Consumer Knowledge Gap on Genetically Modified Food

May 25, 2016 — While consumers are aware of genetically modified crops and food, their knowledge level is limited and often at odds with the facts, according to a newly published ... read more

May 20, 2016 — A special type of microalgae will soon produce valuable chemicals such as cancer treatment drugs and much more just by harnessing energy from the sun, suggest ... read more

Study Identifies Unexpected Mutation in Commonly Used Research Mice

May 19, 2016 — A strain of inbred mice commonly used for the creation of so-called knockout animals has been found to carry a previously undetected mutation that could affect the results of immune system research ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Adding genes to bacteria offers sustainable routes to make compounds currently obtained from ... read more

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