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March 16, 2012--------News Archive

In Close Detail
For more than two years, a geneticist donated his living body to science. He and fellow researchers found in real time at the molecular level, that he was prone to developing type 2 diabetes. And then they watched him develop it.

Your Brain is Older Than You Think
Researchers find a genetic link between the human brain and a sea-dwelling worm. The finding suggests that, to capture the entire evolutionary picture, biologists need to cast a wider net, to include animals that don't look alike.

Combo Treatment in Mouse Model Shows Promise for Batten Disease
Infants with Batten disease, a rare but fatal neurological disorder, appear healthy at birth. But within a few short years, the illness takes a heavy toll, leaving children blind, speechless and paralyzed. Most die by age 5.

March 15, 2012--------News Archive

Epigenetics and Epidemiology - Hip, Hot and Science
Epigenetics is the new study of how the genetic code in our DNA is regulated. How genes are switched on and off, amplified or muted, results in changes to our metabolism and how our bodies function.

How a Few Genes Control Neuronal Function
How are 100 billion cells created, each with specific duties? The human brain proves nature can do this - we need to figure out how.

Teaching Fat Cells to Burn Calories
While investigating a common human diabetes drug in mice, a team discovered the protein called PRDM16, found in humans and mice, can throw a switch on white fat cells to convert them into calorie-burning brown fat cells.

March 14, 2012--------News Archive

Fatty Diets May be Associated With Reduced Semen Quality
Men's diets, in particular the amount and type of different fats they eat, could be associated with their semen quality.

Cancer Epigenetics: Breakthrough in ID’ing Target Genes
Cancer is usually attributed to faulty genes, but growing evidence from the field of cancer epigenetics promises to speed research in the field by rapidly identifying the genes that epigenetic proteins target to silence - or "turn off."

Genome Sequence Links Altered Gene to Neuroblastoma Risk
Researchers have identified the first gene mutation associated with a chronic and often fatal form of neuroblastoma typically striking adolescents and young adults.

March 13, 2012--------News Archive

Rare Bone Disorder Gives New Insight Into Autism
The molecular basis of autistic symptoms in children has been associated with a rare bone disorder, providing new insights for the general autistic population.

Correcting Human Mitochondrial Mutations
For the first time, a way has been found to correct mutations in human mitochondrial DNA by targeting corrective RNAs

March 12, 2012--------News Archive

Fly Research Gives Insight to Human Stem Cell and Cancer
For a fertilized egg to give rise to an organism made up of billions or trillions of cells, a precise program of cell divisions must unfold.

Genetically Boosting Growth of Brain Cells Linked to Learning
Research finds that deleting the Nf1 gene in mice results in long-lasting improvements in neurogenesis, making test mice more sensitive to the effects of antidepressants.

Nanoparticles Influence Absorption of Nutrients
Nanoparticles are everywhere. From cosmetics and clothes, to soda and snacks. As versatile as they are, even in low doses, they can negatively impact our health.

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