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How Cells Pack Tangled DNA Into Neat Chromosomes

A human cell carries in its nucleus two meters of spiraling DNA, split up among the 46 slender, double-helical molecules that are its chromosomes. …

Biology

The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

Studies suggest the Y chromosome is on its way out, so what does that mean for the future of the human race?<p>The Y chromosome may be a symbol of …

Essays on blood: why do we actually have it?

<i>This week we’re running a series in collaboration with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service looking at blood: what it actually does, why we need</i> …

David Irving

A Vaccine For Type 1 Diabetes Begins Human Trials in 2018

A massive breakthrough.<p>A prototype vaccine, decades in the making, that could prevent type 1 diabetes in children is ready to start clinical trials …

Diabetes

Clue to ancient "ghost species" of humans discovered in saliva

A new discovery by a team at the University of Buffalo has revealed the genetic trace of a mysterious, and possibly undiscovered, ancient sub-species …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Were the Ancient Egyptians Black or White? Scientists Now Know

Egyptologists, writers, scholars, and others, have argued the race of the ancient Egyptians since at least the 1970’s. Some today believe they were …

Scientists Think They’ve Discovered The Issue That Causes Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia

Scientists believe they have found the driving issue behind childhood-onset schizophrenia. The brain’s glial cells ensure communication between …

Neuroscience

Cancer stem cells target of new grant to UCSD scientists

California’s stem cell agency has awarded $5.8 million to UC San Diego researchers to develop a new variation of cancer immunotherapy.<p>The California …

How to Exercise for Brain Health

You have many good reasons to become more physically active: Doing so can boost mood, help maintain a healthy weight, and keep muscles strong. Now a …

What I learned from home DNA testing

They promise to reveal everything from our ancestry to our chances of serious illness. But are DNA tests accurate and do they tell us anything worthwhile?<p>There may come a time in everyone’s life when they find themselves sitting at the kitchen table on an otherwise unexceptional weekday morning, …

Molecular Biology

Holy cow Cattle may hold clue to HIV vaccine

Cattle have a "mind blowing" ability to combat the HIV virus, American researchers have found<p><i>Scientists believe that a cow's complex digestive system</i> …

Immunotherapy