How Smoking Changes Your Genes

By | Tue, 12/17/2013 - 16:13

Smoking is associated with so-called epigenetic alterations that increase the risk of heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes.


Your Choice Of Coffee Or Beer Could Influence Your Genetic Makeup And Lifespan

By | Thu, 12/05/2013 - 18:20

Coffee and beer were shown to influence cellular properties thought to control the aging process.

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The Family Tree Of Phobia

By | Mon, 12/02/2013 - 13:46

Fear conditioning in mice showed how subsequent generations can inherit fear based on modified gene activity.


New Insights Into Cell Migration Could Help Doctors Anticipate Tumor Growth

By | Thu, 11/21/2013 - 17:33

A single cell may lead the migratory process that precedes cancerous tumor growth.


Single-Cell 'Fingerprint' Reveals Cancer Progress

By | Wed, 11/20/2013 - 17:48

The single-cell fingerprint, which reveals a cancer's genetic diversity, allows oncologists to develop personalized therapies.


The Next Big Thing In Cancer Research

By | Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:57

In an exclusive interview, medical oncologist Sandeep Reddy, M.D. sheds some light on the future of cancer treatment and diagnosis.


Cancer Cells 'Commit Suicide' After Exposure To New Drug Combination

By | Sun, 11/17/2013 - 19:06

A new type of drug combination may significantly improve the outcome of chemotherapy by disabling the cells' ability to recognize genetic damage.


'Fountain-Of-Youth' Gene Accelerates Wound Healing, Hair Regrowth

By | Thu, 11/07/2013 - 19:29

The fountain-of-youth gene Lin28a was shown to accelerate tissue repair and hair regrowth in adult mice.

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Number Of Genes Associated With Alzheimer's Disease Doubled

By | Sun, 10/27/2013 - 19:51

Researchers have identified 11 additional gene variants associated with late-onset Alzheimer's Disease, which could serve as potential targets for drug therapies.


Chimps' Working Memory Far Superior To Our Own

By | Sun, 09/29/2013 - 15:44

Chimpanzees' working memory may be much more sophisticated and at times even more accurate than our own, research suggests.


The Science Of Erasing Memories

By | Thu, 09/19/2013 - 21:44

A gene that regulates the replacement of old memories could inspire new treatment methods for individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.


Jurassic Park Debunked: Pulling Dino DNA From Insect Amber Doesn’t Work

By | Wed, 09/11/2013 - 20:04

Scientists have determined viable DNA cannot be derived from fossilized insects, and that a Jurassic Park-style dinosaur zoo probably won't happen.

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Reversing Down Syndrome? New Compound Dramatically Improves Cognitive Function In Mouse Model

By | Thu, 09/05/2013 - 20:24

Down syndrome research "on the verge of a revolution" after a single injection of the new compound eliminates learning disabilities in newborn mouse model.

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Dentist Very Serious About Cloning John Lennon From Tooth

By | Tue, 08/20/2013 - 19:21

After buying John Lennon's tooth for $30,000 at an auction in 2011, Dr. Michael Zuc says his next goal is to clone the Beatles-member and give him "another chance."

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Why Does Flying On A Plane Make Some People Ill? Scientists Uncover The Genetic Basis Of Chronic Altitude Sickness

By | Thu, 08/15/2013 - 12:28

A UC San Diego study scans the genomes of Andean natives to uncover the genetic basis of altitude sickness.