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Dangerous Bt-Toxin Found in Monsanto’s GM Corn

<b>By Jeffrey Smith</b><p>When U.S. regulators approved Monsanto's genetically modified "Bt" corn, they knew it would add a deadly poison into our food supply. …

Russia halts imports of GMO corn after cancer study

<b>(Wikimedia/Achim Raschka)</b><p>Scientists will review French findings that Monsanto’s product causes tumors<p>Natasha Lennard<p>September 26, 2012 12:23pm (UTC)<p>Russia has suspended imports of Monsanto's genetically-modified corn in light of a French study which linked the crops to cancer.<p>Agence France-Presse …

In A Grain Of Golden Rice, A World Of Controversy Over GMO Foods

There's a kind of rice growing in some test plots in the Philippines that's unlike any rice ever seen before. It's yellow. Its backers call it "golden rice." It's been genetically modified so that it contains beta-carotene, the source of vitamin A.<p>Millions of people in Asia and Africa don't get …

CHARTS: World’s GMO Crop Fields Could Cover the US 1.5 Times Over

GMO Health Risks: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture -- and the perception that some members of the …

Are self-fertilizing plants their own worst enemy?

<b>U. TORONTO (CAN) —</b> It’s called self-fertilizing or “selfing” and, while it guarantees reproduction, plants that practice it may be contributing to …

Mutations

'Female' Chromosome May Leave a Mark on Male Fertility

Behind every great man, the saying goes, there's a great woman. And behind every sperm, there may be an X chromosome gene. In humans, the Y …

X doesn't mark the spot: real shape of chromosomes revealed

Time to revise the high school biology textbooks: contrary to their typical portrayal as being precisely X-shaped, chromosomes are in fact much more complex — and much messier looking. That's the finding of a new project that relied on DNA sequencing to produce accurate 3D images of chromosomes.<p>A …

Fewer Young People Are Getting Killed in America

The homicide rate for young people reached a 30-year-low in 2010.<p>According to new numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Stomach cancer 'spotted by breath test'

<b>A quick and simple breath test can diagnose stomach cancer, study findings reveal.</b><p>Scientists from Israel and China found the test was 90% accurate at detecting and distinguishing cancers from other stomach complaints in 130 patients.<p>The British Journal of Cancer says the test could revolutionise …

Scientists Find Bacteria Where It Isn’t Supposed to Be: The Brain

How are dirt molecules getting into white matter—and what are they doing up there? By Amanda Schaffer.<p>As anyone who’s seen a yogurt commercial knows, …

Scientists Engineer Extreme Microorganisms To Make Fuel From Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

A University of Georgia team tinkered with the genes of Pyrococcus furiosus, and the new breed is hungry for the smoggy stuff.<p>To find a way of fending off global warming, scientists sometimes look to nature. Plants, after all, use photosynthesis to snap up carbon dioxide, the biggest source of our …

Chopped: How Amputated Fingertips Sometimes Grow Back

When a kid lops off a fingertip with a cleaver or car door, there's a chance the end of the digit will grow back. The fingerprint will be gone, and the tip may look a bit strange. But the flesh, bone and nail could return.<p>Now biologists at New York University have figured out just how this …

'Big leap' towards curing blindness in stem cell study

<b>The prospect of reversing blindness has made a significant leap, according to scientists in the UK.</b><p>An animal study in the journal Nature Biotechnology showed the part of the eye which actually detects light can be repaired using stem cells.<p>The team at Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College …

This Is The Molecule Responsible For Stress

Now scientists can create drugs to fit inside its structure precisely.<p>This little molecule is what stress looks like.<p>Researchers from Heptares Therapeutics, a drug company, have discovered the 3-D structure of a protein receptor that mediates our response to stress, according to a new study in …

What We Do—and Don't—Know About Brain-Eating Amoebas

CDC scientist breaks down infection risk and story behind Arkansas girl's illness.<p><b>A 12-year-old Arkansas girl has been in a hospital for over a week after being infected with a typically fatal parasite that enters through the nose and consumes brain tissue.</b><p>A news release Friday from the Arkansas …

Stem cells: Living adult tissue transformed back into embryo state

<b>The living tissue inside an animal has been regressed back into an embryonic state for the first time, Spanish researchers say.</b><p>They believe it could lead to new ways of repairing the body, for example after a heart attack.<p>However, the study published in the journal Nature, showed the technique led …

Parents' Harsh Words Might Make Teen Behaviors Worse

Most parents yell at their kids at some point. It often feels like the last option for getting children to pay attention and shape up.<p>But harsh verbal discipline may backfire. Teenagers act worse if they're yelled at, a study finds.<p>No matter how much you shout, your teenagers don't listen. - …

Children in the Syrian War: Tortured by One Side, Recruited by the Other

A new UN report comes amid staggering casualty numbers and Obama's confirmation that the regime has used chemical weapons.<p>Last May, Syrian government forces stormed a primary school in As-Safira, Aleppo and took 55 children hostage, using them as human shields. This incident, as detailed in an …

Shhh, The Kids Can Hear You Arguing (Even When They're Asleep)

For years now, psychologists have been telling couples who yell at one another to stop for the sake of the kids. Such conflict in the home — even when no violence is involved — is associated with a host of negative behavioral and life outcomes for children.<p>Some strands of research have gone so far …

DNA-Mapped Furniture Really Ties The Room Together ... With You

Furnishing a new apartment or house can be tough; sometimes you just can't find that end table or couch that is uniquely "you."<p>Well, as Wired reports, a Dutch design studio is trying to change that.<p>Tjep. is expected to exhibit the first line of its DNA furniture and jewelry, called "Future …

Let Them Eat Wood! (If It's Turned Into Starch)

For Percival Zhang, growing up in China meant learning to appreciate just how critical a stable food supply is to avoiding social unrest and disasters like famine.<p>When he became an associate professor of biological systems engineering at Virginia Tech, he got to thinking just how risky growing food …

DNA double helix: discovery that led to 60 years of biological revolution | Adam Rutherford

Genetics,Biochemistry and molecular biology,Biology,Medical research,Science,Human Genome Project,Health,Society,UK news,History of science<p>Six decades after DNA's shapely curves were first revealed, no aspect of biology is now above modification, remix or redesign<p>The myth is that science proceeds …

Component of Life Found in Mars Meteorite

Boron, which could have played a key role in the formation of RNA (a precursor to DNA), was found in high concentrations in a Martian meteorite by …

Speedy evolution may help sea urchins survive

<b>UC SANTA BARBARA (US) —</b> Rapid adaptation could be sea urchins’ primary weapon against acidification and climate change as the carbon content of the …

Climate Change

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Amino Acid supplement, dosage, side effect, essential and nonessential

<b>Amino Acid supplement information, side effects and safety, essential and nonessential</b> <br>November 25 2016 by Ray Sahelian, M.D.<p>Amino acid definition …