First gene therapy successful against human aging

Public Release: 21-Apr-2016   American woman gets biologically younger after gene therapies Biogerontology Research Foundation In September 2015, then 44 year-old CEO of BioViva USA Inc. Elizabeth Parrish received two of her own company’s experimental gene therapies: one to protect against loss of muscle mass with age, another to battle stem cell depletion responsible for…

The Original Extraterrestrial DNA Research

“Being energy-efficient (Rose & Wright, 2004) and self-replicating, the biological channel is also free  from problems peculiar to radio signals: there is no need to rely on time of arrival, frequency and direction.” Full PDF in a clean format HERE: *(Site Moderator Ralph Turchiano) Links in the research below and the PDF will lead off…

Antibiotic effectiveness imperiled as Antibiotic consumption in livestock worldwide could rise by 67 percent between 2010 and 2030

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015 Antibiotic effectiveness imperiled as use in livestock expected to increase Princeton University Caption Princeton University-led research found that antibiotic consumption in livestock worldwide could rise by 67 percent between 2010 and 2030, and possibly endanger the effectiveness of antimicrobials in humans. Pigs outpace chickens and cattle in estimates of antimicrobial consumption in…

Do viruses make us smarter? 

Public Release: 12-Jan-2015 A new study from Lund University in Sweden indicates that inherited viruses that are millions of years old play an important role in building up the complex networks that characterise the human brain. Researchers have long been aware that endogenous retroviruses constitute around five per cent of our DNA. For many years,…

World’s oldest DNA is recovered from a 400,000-year-old thigh bone – and provides a new jigsaw piece in the history of evolution

Scientist reconstructed the mitochondrial genome from two grams of bone They found early humans shared a common ancestor with the Denisovans This was suprising as early humans were thought to share a common ancestor with Neanderthals due to similar skeletal features By  Ellie Zolfagharifard PUBLISHED: 13:09 EST, 4 December 2013 |  UPDATED: 13:47 EST, 4…

Vivax malaria may be evolving around natural defense ( 2.5 billion people worldwide are at risk )

Contact: Kevin Mayhood kevin.mayhood@case.edu 216-368-4442 Case Western Reserve University 3 gene mutations appear to be invasion mechanisms              IMAGE:   Plasmodium vivax has traditionally infected red blood cells of hosts in the Duffy positive blood group but Duffy negative people have been resistant. Click here for more information.      CLEVELAND—Researchers at Case Western Reserve…

Folic acid deficiency can affect the health of great, great grandchildren

Contact: Genevieve Maul gm349@admin.cam.ac.uk 44-012-237-65542 University of Cambridge Deficiencies associated with spina bifida, heart defects and placental abnormalities Folic acid deficiency can cause severe health problems in offspring, including spina bifida, heart defects and placental abnormalities. A study out today reveals that a mutation in a gene necessary for the metabolism of folic acid not…

Revealed: Ordinary laboratory animals are outnumbered by GM counterparts for first time

‘These represent the next generation of tools to understand complex conditions’ says one researcher Steve Connor Tuesday, 16 July 2013 The number of genetically modified (GM) animals used in scientific research in Britain has exceeded the number of ordinary laboratory animals for the first time, according to official statistics that show a 9 per cent…

New theory uncovers cancer’s deep evolutionary roots / Cancer is realated to embryo development

Contact: Skip Derra skip.derra@asu.edu 480-965-4823 Arizona State University   Tracing cancer back to the dawn of multicellularity could explain its mysterious properties and transform therapy TEMPE, Ariz. — A new way to look at cancer — by tracing its deep evolutionary roots to the dawn of multicellularity more than a billion years ago — has…

Link shown between Crohn’s disease and virus : 100% of Crohn’s disease had an enterovirus

Contact: Alkwin Wanders alkwin.wanders@igp.uu.se 46-076-226-9430 Uppsala University A new study reveals that all children with Crohn’s disease that were examined had a commonly occurring virus – an enterovirus – in their intestines. This link has previously not been shown for this chronic inflammatory intestinal disorder. The findings are being published today in the latest issue…

Scientists genetically modify cows to remove their horns in health and safety bid to cut the risk of injury to farmers and other animals: Program starts in the Midwest of America, within weeks.

Genetically  modified cow will be same as other livestock minus the horns Scientists  to use sophisticated gene-editing technique to add extra DNA Will mean  farmers no longer have to burn off horn buds in young  animals By  James Rush PUBLISHED: 19:58 EST, 27  April 2013 |  UPDATED: 20:06 EST, 27 April 2013 Scientists are genetically…