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During the past two weeks, much outrage has arisen over former Heritage Foundation staffer Jason Richwine's Harvard doctoral dissertation, which speculated that IQ differences between "Hispanic" and "non-Hispanic' populations were genetically rooted.
The mysteries of conception have been explained to the Queen as she toured a world-leading research institute dubbed the "Nobel Prize factory". Peering down a powerful microscope to look at minute mice eggs, the Queen appeared fascinated as scientists explained their work trying to discover why some women trying to conceive produce abnormal eggs.
Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have shown recently that another, more promising, approach is to focus on improving drugs that boost the body's natural flu killer system.
Anyone who has ever wrestled with athlete's foot knows there is something about feet that fungi seem to like.
Published in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology , the method paves the way for more rapid development of designer microbes for drug development, environmental cleanup and other activities.
Now, EPFL researchers led by Johan Auwerx report in the journal Nature how a mechanism in mice plays a determining role in longevity.
They genetically engineered mice so they could turn up levels of neuregulin-1 to mimic high levels found in some patients then return levels to normal, said Dr.
That's right. Your beloved toilet-bowl licking, butt-sniffing companion is, "surprisingly," a possible source for tons of bacteria "We can tell whether you own a dog based on the bacteria we find on your television screen or pillow case," said co-author Dr.
This knowledge, they say, is critical to making accurate predictions and informing policymakers of how species are likely to be impacted by rising temperatures.
Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have been able to produce the one mirror image by using crystals with special properties.
The Sentino Microbiology System offers a mix and match selection of products to best suit the economic, ergonomic and workflow needs in a busy microbiology laboratory.
Before the term "vaccination" was coined, millions died every year from infectious diseases such as smallpox, tuberculosis and yellow fever.