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Is Human Behavior Genetic Or Learned? [Greg Laden's Blog]
Imagine that there is a trait observed among people that seems to occur more frequently in some families and not others.
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Fri Mar 07, 2014
Tree pollen affecting people with allergies earlier this year
Itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, a runny nose and even eye swelling all are allergy symptoms.
Fighting for Survival in the Gut: Unravelling the Hidden Variation in Bacteria
Our intestines harbor an astronomical number of bacteria, around 100 times the number of cells in our body, known as the gut microbiota.
Creation debate roils Bryan College
In 1925, William Jennings Bryan defended a biblical account of the origins of life at the Scopes Trial in Dayton, Tenn.
SciFinder Review: Chemistry/Biology References and More
This month's review is a bit off of the usual track, e.g. statistical, mathematical and genomics software.
New software automates and improves phylogenomics from next-generation sequencing data
To reconstruct phylogenetic trees from next-generation sequencing data using traditional methods requires a time-consuming combination of bioinformatic procedures including genome assembly, gene prediction, orthology identification and multiple alignment.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
The American Journal of Managed Care
Biology's Big Solutions Will Start by Thinking Small
Did you think biology only involved studying people, animals, and plants? How about tumors, or maybe cells? Keep going.
Harvard Scientists Clear Path For Study Of Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease
Researchers at Harvard University's Stem Cell Institute have converted skin cells of patients with early-onset Alzheimer's disease into neurons that are typically affected by the disease.
Postdocs in Developmental Biology and Neuroscience
Postdoctoral positions are available immediately to study molecular mechanisms in mammalian development, with an emphasis on neuroscience.
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Nobel laureate Randy Schekman inspires Pajaro Valley students
Today, that microscope, purchased at a Southern California pawn shop, sits in the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.
Probiotics may boost 'quality of life' for hay fever sufferers: Study
Hay fever suffers may benefit from daily probiotic supplements, according to a new study that found improvements in 'quality of life' scores and ocular symptoms.
Newly engineered molecules doom proteins with kiss of death
Like mobsters following strict orders, newly engineered molecules called "ubiquibodies" can mark specific proteins inside a cell for destruction -- a molecular kiss of death that is paving the way for new drug therapies and powerful research tools.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
New findings on neurogenesis in spinal cord
The expression of the so called MYC gene is important and necessary for neurogenesis in the spinal cord, new research suggests.
Climate change: Improving heat tolerance in trees
Is it possible to improve tolerance of trees to high temperatures and other types of stress derived of climate change? Scientists are studying the tolerance of trees using molecular and biotechnological tools.
Mutation Destroys Gene for Type 2 Diabetes
A new study based on the genetic information from 150,000 people has discovered a rare mutation that prevents even obese people from developing type 2 diabetes, The New York Times reports.
Plant Biologist Pamela Diggle Joins UConn Faculty
Renowned plant biologist Pamela Diggle, whose dedication to research is matched by her commitment to public outreach, has joined the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences this semester.
New genetic syndrome identified that includes allergy, immune deficiency, neurocognitive impairment
A new genetic syndrome has been identified, characterized by a constellation of health problems, including severe allergy, immune deficiency, autoimmunity and motor and neurocognitive impairment.
Team models photosynthesis, finds room for improvement
Teaching crop plants to concentrate carbon dioxide in their leaves could increase photosynthetic efficiency by 60 percent and yields by as much as 40 percent, researchers report in a new study.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
key protein identified that helps prevent lung cancer tumors from being destroyed
A protein, Mcl-1, has been discovered that helps enable one of the most common and deadly types of cancer to survive radiation and drug treatments.
LA Daily News
What is making your allergies worse now?
You're sniffling, sneezing, but it's winter - why are you suffering from allergies now? Here are some explanations for why you're suffering from allergies.