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21 min ago |

Friendships are more than skin deep

Friends often look alike. The tendency of people to forge friendships with people of a similar appearance has been noted since the time of Plato.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Yale University, Science

4 hrs ago | CiteULike

Small RNAs break out: the molecular cell biology of mobile small RNAs

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Related Topix: Science, Cell Biology

8 hrs ago | Medical News

Antifungal drug resistance evoked through RNAi-dependent epimutations

Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in the genes targeted by antibiotics or antifungal drugs.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, Duke University, Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, Health

12 hrs ago | Holtville Tribune

Common gene variants account for most genetic risk for autism

Most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of genes that are common in the population rather than from rare variants or spontaneous glitches, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found.


Related Topix: Genetics, Science

16 hrs ago | Swissinfo

Re-wiring the brain with light to overcome disorders

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Related Topix: Journalism, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Drugs, Genetics, Medicine, Science

21 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Childhood stress tied to change in gene expression related to emotion regulation, physical health

Children who have been abused or neglected early in life are at risk for developing both emotional and physical health problems.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, University of Wisconsin Madison, Family, Parenting, Health

Sat Jul 26, 2014

News Observer

Summer of sequencing genomes

The second, accepted but not yet published by Theoretical and Applied Genetics, was done with several of the professional scientists mentoring the P2EP interns.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, Winston-Salem, NC, Biotech, Science / Technology, Bioinformatics

The Raw Story

Why cold-blooded animals don't need to wrap up to keep warm

Animals have evolved to occupy almost all corners of the Earth. To survive, no matter the weather outside, they all need temperature-sensitive bodily reactions to work.


Related Topix: Science, University of Rochester, Cell Biology


internships provide Bay Area students with work experience, opportunity to discover passions

This summer high school students from around the Bay Area are interning at labs and departments across Stanford.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Immunology, Science

Brandon Sun

Lack of genetic diversity threat to livestock

Anyone who has lived on or near a farmyard with chickens is well-aware of the rooster's ability to trumpet the arrival of morning long before the sun peeks over the horizon.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Famine, Natural Disasters

New York Daily News

Dim lighting may weaken breast-cancer drug's effects

Exposure to dim lighting at night might reduce the effects of tamoxifen, a popular breast cancer drug, because it suppresses melatonin production, a new study has found.


Related Topix: Melatonin, Supplement, Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Science, Tulane University

Iowa college lets other researchers use technology

Those are some of the high-caliber, high-dollar tools that Honts, an associate professor of cell and molecular biology at Drake University, has access to this summer during a unique program hosted by the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine.


Related Topix: Science, Drake University, University of Iowa, Loras College, Computers

Fields of genetics

Genetics is the study of how traits are inherited from one generation to the next.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Science Daily

Nanoparticle 'alarm clock' tested to awaken immune systems put to sleep by cancer

Researchers are exploring ways to wake up the immune system so it recognizes and attacks invading cancer cells.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, Science, Immunology, Weird

Nature Neuroscience

Faculty Positions in Cell Biology, Neuroscience and Genetics

Faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor are available at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China.


Related Topix: Science, Genetics, Medicine, China, World News

Science Daily

New hope for powdery mildew resistant barley

New research has opened the way for the development of new lines of barley with resistance to powdery mildew.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Plant Biology, Genetics, Medicine

Wall Street Journal

Meet the Google X Life Sciences Team

Andrew Conrad, head of Google X's Life Sciences team, shows colleagues Alberto Vitari and Marija Pavloic some of the instruments they will be using in the lab for biomedical research.


Related Topix: Science, Molecular Biology, Dole Food Company, Agriculture, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition

The Boulder County Business Report

Can pot fight cancer? UNC seeks the answerRead more

Dr. Richard Hyslop, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Northern Colorado, left, is leading a project that seeks to identify methods of delivering inactive cannabis compounds thought to slow tumor growth into the body without causing the serious side effects associated with ingesting large quantities of active cannabis.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Marijuana, University of Northern Colorado, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Science, Colorado

Medical News Today

New drugs to combat chronic inflammatory diseases

Science and industry are collaborating to develop future pharmaceuticals for treating chronic inflammatory diseases.


Related Topix: Medicine, Arthritis, Immunology, Science

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Google's New 'Moonshot:' The Healthy Human Body

Called Baseline Study, the project will collect anonymous genetic and molecular information from 175 people-and later thousands more-to create what the company hopes will be the fullest picture of what a healthy human being should be.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Stanford University