Each father and mother pass down traits to their children, who inherit combinations of their dominant or recessive alleles. But how do we know so much about genetics today? Hortensia Jiménez Díaz explains how studying pea plants revealed why you may have blue eyes.
At least 441 new species of animals and plants have been discovered over the past four years in the vast, underexplored rainforest of the Amazon (RT @Sannri: New species of the Amazon rainforest - in pictures.
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) confer renal protection mostly through trophic effects. Their anti-inflammatory and immune-modulatory properties target multiple cascades underlying ischemic kidney disease. A review recently published in STEM CELLS, focuses on progress in the application of MSCs in cell therapy to prevent kidney failure arising from ischemic kidney injury.
There is no doubt that data-driven advertising has transformed the marketing landscape. Traditional advertising agencies are fighting a steep battle against data-heavy enterprises like Google and Facebook as well as more nimble startups.
An old home remedy called ipecac syrup, once stocked in medicine cabinets in case of accidental poisoning, is showing promise as a new chemotherapy drug for bladder cancer. Years ago ipecac syrup was used to induce vomiting in poisoning cases.
23andMe says it has no plans to pursue concepts discussed in its patent for a method to predict a baby's traits based on its parents' DNA (Personal-Genetics Firm Denies Pursuit of 'Designer Babies' http://t.co/yjC9rdISo2)...
NOVA revolves around a simple premise: the world of science is exciting! For NOVA viewers, science means adventure and exploration—because from ants to aliens, this weekly documentary series probes the far reaches of earth, sea and stars.
Yeast, human stem cells drive discovery of new Parkinson's disease drug targets Medical Xpress A dual yeast and human stem cell discovery platform for Parkinson's disease: Investigations in simple baker's yeast cells brought to light abnormalities...
Scientists recently described an approach for efficient targeted demethylation of specific CpGs in human cells using fusions of an engineered transcription activator – like effector (TALE) repeat arrays and the TET1 methyl hydroxylase catalytic domain. Using these TALE-TET1 fusions, the researchers demonstrated that modification of critical methylated promoter CpG positions can lead to substantial increases in the expression of endogenous human genes. These results delineate a strategy for understanding the functional significance of specific CpG methylation marks in the context of endogenous gene loci and validate programmable DNA demethylation reagents with potential utility for research and therapeutic applications.
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a new technique for creating stem cells of the human liver and pancreas – a breakthrough that could significantly transform the future of transplant therapies.
Mirror.co.uk Brainy Elephants: One More Way They're as Smart as Humans TIME Now, researchers publishing in Current Biology have found that a group of African elephants living in captivity in Zimbabwe seem to be able to understand pointing...
Shutdown impacts STEM Yale Daily News (blog) As the national government enters its fourth day of shutdown and prospects for political compromise remain uncertain, Yale researchers and science administrators fear the effects of a protracted gridlock...
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