News tagged with chromosomal material
When timing is everything: Research says beneficial mutations need specific circumstances to win out
When it comes to the sort of beneficial mutations that drive natural selection, there's new evidence that, evolutionarily speaking, timing is everything.
Genetics Mar 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 4 |
One of the indicators of a cell's health is the state of its DNA and containers—the chromosomes—so when these fuse together or suffer anomalies, they can become the source of illnesses like cancer and/or ageing processes.
Medical research Jan 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Mice with a condition that serves as a laboratory model for Down syndrome perform better on memory and learning tasks as adults if they were treated before birth with neuroprotective peptides, according to researchers at ...
Medical research Nov 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Six years ago, Boise State University biology professor Greg Hampikian and computer science colleague Tim Andersen announced that they had identified tiny DNA and protein sequences that were absent in nature. ...
Cancer Oct 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A team of researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), headed by CNIO Director María Blasco, has demonstrated in a pioneering study on mammals that longevity is defined at a molecular level by the ...
Medical research Sep 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
(Medical Xpress)—We often hear that "knowledge is power." But, that isn't always the case, especially when the knowledge pertains to the health of an unborn child, with murky implications, at best. A new study, led by researchers ...
Genetics Sep 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A broken chromosome is like an unmoored beansprout circling in search of attachment. If a cell tries to replicate itself with broken chromosomes, the cell will be killed and so it would very much like to find its lost end. ...
Cancer Aug 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A study led by Manel Esteller, director of the Epigenetics and Cancer Biology Program at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), professor of genetics at the University of Barcelona and ICREA researcher, has ...
Genetics May 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- Boy or girl? A simple blood test in mothers-to-be can answer that question with surprising accuracy at about seven weeks, a research analysis has found.
Other Aug 10, 2011 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 2