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November 23, 2012--------News Archive

Researchers Discover a Nerve Cell’s Internal Clock
A team of IRCM researchers recently uncovered a nerve cell’s internal clock, used during embryonic development

Surprise Origin for Coronary Arteries Could Speed Advances in Regenerative Medicine
During embryonic development, the all-important coronary arteries arise from cells previously considered incapable of producing them

Stem Cells Develop Best in 3D
Scientists from The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem) at the University of Copenhagen, have discovered how stem cells develop best in a three-dimensional environment in order to grow into insulin-producing cells

November 21, 2012--------News Archive

Faulty Development of Immature Brain Cells Causes Hydrocephalus
Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered a new cause of hydrocephalus, a devastating neurological disorder that affects between one and three of every 1,000 babies born

IUDs Don’t Cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in Women
The risk of developing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) following insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD) is very low, whether or not women have been screened beforehand for gonorrhea and chlamydia, according to a joint study of nearly 60,000 women

The Evolution of Human Intellect
A new study has identified hundreds of small regions of the genome that appear to be uniquely regulated in human neurons. These regulatory differences distinguish us from other primates, as neurons are at the core of our unique cognitive abilities, and may ultimately hold the key to our intellectual prowess

November 20, 2012--------News Archive

Skin Cells Reveal DNA's Genetic Mosaic
The prevailing wisdom has been that every cell in the body contains identical DNA. However, a new study of skin stem cells has found that genetic variations are widespread in the body's tissues, a finding with profound implications for genetic screening

Basis for Birth Defect Causing Premature Skull Closure in Infants
International team has identified two areas of the human genome associated with the most common form of premature closure of the bony plates of the infant skull

DNA Packaging Reveals Mutations in Chromatin Remodeling May Cause Cancer
A new discovery from researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah creates a "180-degree change in focus" for a fundamental understanding of how DNA works

November 19, 2012--------News Archive

Fetus Suffers when Mother Lacks Vitamin C
Maternal vitamin C deficiency during pregnancy can inflict serious consequences on the fetal brain. Once brain damage has occurred, it cannot be reversed by vitamin C supplements after birth

Exercise Benefits Pregnancies With High Blood Pressure
Contrary to popular thought, regular exercise before and during pregnancy could have beneficial effects for women who develop high blood pressure during gestation

How Proteases In Cell Membrane 'Cut Out' Proteins
Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered a new mode of action for enzymes immersed in a cell's membrane. Instead of recognizing proteins based on amino acid sequences, they recognize unstable proteins and cut them out based on shape

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