Tag: dna

Aging reversed through mitochondrial DNA replenishment

Aging reversed through mitochondrial DNA replenishment Aging reversed through mitochondrial DNA replenishment Researchers have reversed wrinkled skin and hair loss, hallmarks of aging, in a mouse model. When a mutation leading to mitochondrial dysfunction is induced, the mouse develops wrinkled skin and extensive, visible hair loss in a […]

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 […]

Pesticide linked to 3 generations of disease

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 24-Jul-2014 Methoxychlor causes epigenetic changes PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations. “What your great-grandmother was exposed to during pregnancy, like the pesticide methoxychlor, […]

New method for making human-based gelatin for gelatin-type desserts, marshmallows, candy and innumerable other products

Public release date: 13-Jul-2011 (HRR-Requested Repost)   Scientists are reporting development of a new approach for producing large quantities of human-derived gelatin that could become a substitute for some of the 300,000 tons of animal-based gelatin produced annually for gelatin-type desserts, marshmallows, candy and innumerable other products. Their […]

‘Memories’ pass between generations

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News   Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest. Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the […]

Ancient humans ‘rampantly interbred’ with Neanderthals and a mystery species in Lord Of The Rings-style world of different creatures

Genome  analysis of Neanderthal and human-like group called  Denisovans It reveals  ancient bedfellows may have included  ‘mystery human ancestor’ Has been  likened to Lord Of The Rings world of creatures which  interbred By  Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:13 EST, 19  November 2013 |  UPDATED: 09:55 EST, 20 November […]

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 […]

A solution to sinusitis from the sea

Contact: Karen Bidewell press.office@ncl.ac.uk 44-019-122-27850 Newcastle University A team of scientists and surgeons from Newcastle are developing a new nasal spray from a marine microbe to help clear chronic sinusitis. They are using an enzyme isolated from a marine bacterium Bacillus licheniformis found on the surface of seaweed […]

Wanted: ‘Adventurous woman’ to give birth to Neanderthal man – Harvard professor seeks mother for cloned cave baby

EEV: Update: Professor Claims his was misunderstood, and is not looking for a Neanderthal Mother: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/im-no-dr-moreau-harvard-professor-says-he-is-not-looking-for-a-woman-to-give-birth-to-a-neanderthal-blaming-reports-on-a-poor-translation-8461707.html By  Allan Hall PUBLISHED: 10:36 EST, 20  January 2013 |  UPDATED: 12:49 EST, 20 January 2013 Back to life: This model of Neanderthal Man shows what  the extinct species may have once […]

New form of cell division found

Contact: Dian Land dj.land@hosp.wisc.edu 608-261-1034 University of Wisconsin-Madison MADISON — Researchers at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center have discovered a new form of cell division in human cells. They believe it serves as a natural back-up mechanism during faulty cell division, preventing some cells from going […]

Radioprotection and extracts of Ginko biloba

Contact: Chang-Mo Kang kangcm@kcch.re.kr Inderscience Publishers Herbal tonic for radiotherapy Antioxidant extracts of the leaves of the Gingko biloba tree may protect cells from radiation damage, according to a study published in the International Journal of Low Radiation. The discovery may one day be used to help reduce […]

Soybeans Grown in the Chernobyl Area Produce Fertile Seeds that Have Increased Heavy Metal Resistance and Modified Carbon Metabolism

Study excerpt link to full Data below: Abstract Plants grow and reproduce in the radioactive Chernobyl area, however there has been no comprehensive characterization of these activities. Herein we report that life in this radioactive environment has led to alteration of the developing soybean seed proteome in a […]

Researchers develop cocktail of bacteria that eradicates Clostridium difficile infection ( 100%!!! )

Contact: Aileen Sheehy press.office@sanger.ac.uk 0044-012-234-96928 Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute C’est difficile In a new study out today, researchers used mice to identify a combination six naturally occurring bacteria that eradicate a highly contagious form of Clostridium difficile, an infectious bacterium associated with many hospital deaths. Three of the […]

Hacking the President’s DNA : Personalized Bioweapons

The U.S. government is surreptitiously collecting the DNA of world leaders, and is reportedly protecting that of Barack Obama. Decoded, these genetic blueprints could provide compromising information. In the not-too-distant future, they may provide something more as well—the basis for the creation of personalized bioweapons that could take […]