Mitochondrial DNA

Ancestral Puebloans May Have Bred Scarlet Macaws

STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA—According to a <i>Smithsonian Magazine</i> report, a new study of scarlet macaw bones unearthed in New Mexico suggests the birds …

Anthropology

role of history and ecology as drivers of song divergence in Bell’s and Sagebrush sparrows ( Artemisiospiza , Aves: Passerellidae) | Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

Bell’s and Sagebrush sparrows (<i>Artemisiospiza belli</i> and <i>A. nevadensis</i>) are phenotypically and genetically distinct, but data have yielded …

Ecology

Scarlet macaw DNA points to ancient breeding operation in Southwest

Somewhere in the American Southwest or northern Mexico, there are probably the ruins of a scarlet macaw breeding operation dating to between 900 and …

Anthropology

Early Native Americans Imported Exotic Parrots, DNA Reveals

The discovery suggests that scarlet macaws were being bred for trade centuries earlier than previously thought.<p>For more than two millennia, …

Anthropology

Fishing quotas upended by nuclear DNA analysis

Keeping fisheries open needs more than the go-to method, mitochondrial DNA analysis, for quota decisions. Previously unrecognised genetic differences …

Genetics

Rapid divergence of courtship song in the face of neutral genetic homogeneity in the cactophilic fly Drosophila buzzatii | Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

A wide spectrum of song complexity has been documented in a broad range of animal taxa. However, the underlying processes shaping acoustic …

Biology

Mitochondrial DNA m.3243A > G heteroplasmy affects multiple aging phenotypes and risk of mortality

Article |<p>Open | Published: 08 August 2018<p><i>Scientific Reports</i><b>volume 8</b>, Article number: 11887 (2018) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>Mitochondria contain …

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Remains of Northern California Jane and John Doe identified through DNA testing

Two identifications made, 23 to go.<p>Yolo County coroners have brought closure to one family and given sheriff’s detectives additional details that …

Crime

Indian-origin scientist finds solutions to end ageing | health

Kaya kalpa, the ancient Indian concept of rejuvenation, is being scientifically validated in the lab of a US scientist of Indian origin, who has …

Molecular Biology

mtDNA synthesis ignites the inflammasome

Research Highlight | Published: 02 August 2018<p>INFLAMMATION<p>Yvonne Bordon<p><i>Nature Reviews Immunology</i> (2018) | Download Citation<p>Access optionsAccess …

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How the US military will identify remains from North Korea

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is flying to Hawaii on Wednesday to receive 55 boxes of bones recently handed over by North Korea. The remains are believed to belong to servicemen from the U.S. and other United Nations member countries who fought alongside the U.S. during the Korean …

North Korea

Report: North Korea Remains Included Just 1 Military Dog Tag

North Korea only handed over one military dog tag when it provided 55 boxes of bones it said were remains of American soldiers killed in the Korean …

North Korea

The Difficult, Delicate Work Of Identifying Fallen Korean War Soldiers

The task of identifying the remains of U.S. soldiers returned from North Korea could include evidence from dental X-rays and family members' …

North Korea

How DNA and other methods are used in identifying deceased US troops

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea has turned over what they say are an initial 55 cases holding remains believed to be of US troops killed during the Korean War.<p>After an initial assessment at an air base in South Korea, the remains will be flown to a US military laboratory in Hawaii for DNA analysis for what …

U.S. Politics

Magpie split five ways

With the recent publishing of a mitochondrial DNA analysis of all accepted forms of magpie <i>Pica</i>, IOC taxonomy has accepted a total of seven species in …

Birds

Gene editing can reverse balding and wrinkling in mice — and maybe humans, too

From the potential 3D bioprinting of organs for transplants to ultra-ambitious attempts to upload human consciousness into a computer, there are …

hair loss

Some stories that put a smile on our face!

2 days ago<p><b>A Man with Cerebral Palsy Finally Gets to See the Ocean for the First Time</b><p>This one is cool and the 36-year-old guy from central Alabama who …

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3 biological parents, 1 child, and an international controversy

The story of mitochondrial replacement therapy shows how ethically tricky genetic manipulation is becoming.<p>When scientists discover a new way to prevent disease or overcome infertility, they usually get applauded. But throw genetic engineering into the mix and it gets dicey fast. Genetic …

Genetics

"Unprecedented" DNA Discovery Reverses Wrinkles And Hair Loss in Mice

Within just a few weeks.<p>The appearance of wrinkled, weathered skin and the disappearance of hair are two of the regrettable hallmarks of getting …

Molecular Biology

Newly made mitochondrial DNA drives inflammation

NEWS AND VIEWS<p>25 July 2018<p>Activation of the inflammasome protein complex in immune cells is a key step that triggers an innate immune response. It …

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Researchers find way to reverse wrinkles and other signs of aging — in mice

When mitochondrial function was restored, the mice reverted back to their smooth, supple skin and thick, black fur — looking just the same as a …

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[LISTEN] How 3-parent technique can help you design your own baby

Talk Radio 702 presenter Azania Mosaka speaks to Bronwyn Williams, a trend translator and future finance specialist for Flux Trends, about the …

Travel (South Africa)

Mitochondrial quality control mechanisms as molecular targets in cardiac ageing

Review Article | Published: 24 July 2018<p><i>Nature Reviews Cardiology</i><b>volume 15</b>, pages543–554 (2018) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>Cardiovascular disease is …

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Scientists Find Major Discovery In Reversing Balding, Wrinkles

Scientists have discovered an "unprecedented" finding regarding the reversal of hair loss and aging skin.<p>Dr. Keshav Singh and fellow scientists have …

hair loss

Wrinkles and hair loss reversed in mice

The dream of being able to preserve our physiological youth has haunted humanity for centuries, and the more science advances, the more we gain hope …

hair loss

Wrinkles and baldness ‘can be reversed’ as scientists discover way to ‘turn off’ gene responsible for aging

Wrinkles and hair loss could soon be a thing of the past after scientists found an “unprecedented” way to reverse the signs of ageing<p>Researchers …

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An end to wrinkles? Genetic researchers reverse signs of ageing in mice as they make hair grow back less grey and smooth skin in 'unprecedented' study

Genetic researchers have reversed signs of ageing in mice by reducing wrinkles and making hair grow back less grey in an unprecedented …

Health (UK)

Finally, scientists bring hope to mice embarrassed by baldness

If left to age naturally, we wrinkle, and lose at least some hair. Both phenomena have birthed gigantic industries commensurate with our dismay. Even …

Medicine

Reversing wrinkled skin and hair loss in mice by restoring mitochondrial function

Article |<p>Open | Published: 20 July 2018<p><i>Cell Death & Disease</i><b>volume 9</b>, Article number: 735 (2018) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) …

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Scientists reverse aging-associated skin wrinkles and hair loss in a mouse model

Keshav Singh, Ph.D.Wrinkled skin and hair loss are hallmarks of aging. What if they could be reversed?<p>Keshav Singh, Ph.D., and colleagues have done …

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