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When DNA Differences Matter

I know it sounds strange, but I feel very grateful to a database. It saved me from a lifelong fear of dropping dead of a heart attack.<p>The database is …

Genetics

CRISPR gene editing reveals new therapeutic approach for blood disorders - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

(MEMPHIS, Tenn. – August 15, 2016) An international team of scientists led by researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has found a way to …

Hyperphosphorylation amplifies UPF1 activity to resolve stalls in nonsense-mediated mRNA decay.

2016 Aug 11;7:12434. doi: 10.1038/ncomms12434.<p>1Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, …

Science And Poetry Both Depend On Metaphors

1. Science, like poetry, depends on metaphors*. They can hide, sometimes causing mischief.<p>2. Science’s signature moves deploy two or more metaphors. …

Framing

Nasa's Juno spacecraft snaps another 1,744 images of Jupiter

Nasa's Juno spacecraft shared its first images of Jupiter while in orbit in July, and we already have a fresh batch to gawp at.<p>The new images have …

Astronomy

Researchers 'reprogram' network of brain cells in mice with thin beam of light: Findings add support for brain plasticity, says study

Findings add support for brain plasticity, says study<p>Neurons that fire together really do wire together, says a new study, suggesting that the …

Reawakening a sleeping giant: How to reawaken an entire set of inactive genes

How to reawaken an entire set of inactive genes<p>Most molecular biologists look at how to switch on and regulate single genes. Scientists have now gone …

More than a third of female students 'have mental health problems'

<b>One in three female students in the UK has a mental health problem, a survey suggests.</b><p>This compared with about a fifth of male undergraduates, the YouGov survey of 1,061 students found.<p>Overall, some 27% of the students said they had a mental health problem. This rose to 45% among lesbian, gay, …

Torch Calories With This Simple 30-Minute Swim Workout

Swimming is the perfect workout if you want to quickly burn a ton of calories. Need proof? Ask athletes from other sports who become exhausted after …

Someday a Doctor May Prescribe a Virus to Restore Your Health

When we look at ourselves in the mirror we think we see one solitary organism staring back at us. But the fact is you are never alone, at least not …

Biology

Cassini finds flooded canyons on Saturn's moon Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found deep, steep-sided canyons on Saturn's moon Titan that are flooded with liquid hydrocarbons. The finding …

Scientists see gene activation in human brain for the first time

When it comes to neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and schizophrenia, along with addiction and depression, a certain enzyme has gotten a lot of attention as a major actor in each: histone deacetylases (HDACs). Scientists recently developed a new imaging technique to see them in action, …

Being Bilingual Keeps Your Brain Fit

In a café in south London, two construction workers are engaged in cheerful banter, tossing words back and forth. Their cutlery dances during more …

Language

Solving the mystery of miscarriage: Scientists identify a possible genetic cause

Geneticists have successfully identified an enzyme that may be linked to Down’s Syndrome, as well as a key component of miscarriages.<p>The enzyme, …

Genetics

Mechanistically Distinct Pathways of Divergent Regulatory DNA Creation Contribute to Evolution of Human-Specific Genomic Regulatory Networks Drivin... - PubMed

2016 Sep 19;8(9):2774-88. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evw185.<p>Mechanistically Distinct Pathways of Divergent Regulatory DNA Creation Contribute to Evolution of …

Regulation

2016 August 10 - Colliding Galaxies in Stephans Quintet

<b>Colliding Galaxies in Stephan's Quintet</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA; <b>Processing & Copyright:</b> Jose Jimenez Priego<p><b>Explanation:</b> Will …

Is Jesus real? Was Jesus a myth?

Jesus >> <b>Was Jesus a myth?</b><p>“Scholars of world religion and mythology detect numerous parallels between the stories of heroes and gods from widely …

Theology

Dolly the Sheep and the human cloning debate - twenty years later

Dolly, the world’s most famous and controversial sheep, was born twenty years ago – on July 5, 1996 to be precise. She was the first mammal to enter …

Genetics