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  1. OpinionProtecting our children's DNARead the original story w/Photo

    37 min ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    Before they are more than a couple of days old, 98 percent of the roughly 4 million babies born in the U.S. each year have a small sample of blood taken and screened for a variety of inherited conditions. Caught early, many of these conditions can be successfully treated, preventing death and disability.

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  2. One twin exercises, the other doesn'tRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... these experiments are complicated and costly and, even in the best circumstances, cannot control for volunteers' genetics and backgrounds. And genetics and upbringing matter when it comes to exercise. Genes affect our innate endurance capacity, how ...

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  3. Bill Nye the Science Guy has finally changed his mind about GMOsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

    As a champion for evolution and climate change, Bill Nye the Science Guy's opinion about genetically modified food has been a point of contention with the scientific community for a long time. Nye has never been aggressively anti-GMO, and when asked about their safety, his arguments carry more of a cautionary note than outright condemnation, but they aren't as pro-GMO as many would expect.

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  4. 'Microlesions' in epilepsy discovered by novel techniqueRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Science Daily

    Using an innovative technique combining genetic analysis and mathematical modeling with some basic sleuthing, researchers have identified previously undescribed microlesions in brain tissue from epileptic patients. The millimeter-sized abnormalities may explain why areas of the brain that appear normal can produce severe seizures in many children and adults with epilepsy.

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  5. Postdoctoral Positions in NeuroscienceRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Nature Neuroscience

    ... should have a solid background in neuroscience, experience in developmental cell biology, molecular biology, mouse genetics or electrophysiology. Postdoctoral candidates should have demonstrated outstanding performance through their PhD doctoral ...

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  6. Lawmakers weigh costs of screening for rare, fatal diseaseRead the original story

    1 hr ago | WLEX-TV Lexington

    Kentucky lawmakers are weighing the benefits of testing newborns for a rare, usually fatal disease versus the projected $250,000 annual cost to detect it. The House is considering a bill that would require the state to test all newborns for Krabbe disease, a genetic disorder that is usually fatal by age 2. Some infants tested at birth have lived productive lives after receiving a stem cell transplant from cord blood.

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  7. Solano County seniors invited to free speaker series on healthy agingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Vallejo Times-Herald

    Kaiser doctors and specialists will be among the speakers at the free Aging With Vitality speaker series, hosted by the Senior Coalition of Solano County, they said. The four-part educational series will be held at the Kroc Center, 586 East Wigeon Way in Suisun, on four consecutive Saturdays - March 7, 14, 21, and 28 - offering information, education and resources on several health topics impacting older adults in our community, Kaiser officials said.

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  8. Happy PieRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Psychology Today

    ... are met, the method of subtraction has logical force. But are they met? Aside from the fact that the estimates for genetics and circumstance are merely rough approximations (as LSS note), they are likely to be underestimates (which they do not ...

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  9. People at Higher Genetic Risk More Likely to Benefit from StatinsRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Journal Watch

    People with a high genetic risk for developing coronary heart disease appear to derive greater benefit from statins than people with lower genetic risk, suggests a Lancet study. Researchers first devised a risk score based on 27 genetic variants with known risk for coronary heart disease.

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  10. Auckland gets science festival dayRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Scoop

    ... lives, the science that drives our major industries, and the exploration of new frontiers from astrophysics to genetics to nanotechnology." "We're now into the complex task of identifying potential patrons and sponsors for a bigger presence in ...

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  11. For the love of CheerleadingRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WTHI-TV Terre Haute

    There are few things in life that matter more to Kierstin Ritchey than cheerleading. Doing her favorite thing though isn't easy for her.

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  12. Chronic nephropathies of cocaine and heroin abuse: a critical review.Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | CiteULike

    Renal disease in cocaine and heroin users is associated with the nephrotic syndrome, acute glomerulonephritis, amyloidosis, interstitial nephritis, and rhabdomyolysis. The pathophysiologic basis of cocaine-related renal injury involves renal hemodynamic changes, glomerular matrix synthesis and degradation, and oxidative stress and induction of renal atherogenesis.

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  13. The iron cycle in chronic kidney disease (CKD): from genetics and...Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | CiteULike

    To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Iron is essential for most living organisms but iron excess can be toxic.

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  14. African jawbone discovery pushes birth of humanity back by 400,000 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Independent

    ... investigative journalism. He has a degree in zoology from the University of Oxford and has a special interest in genetics and medical science, human evolution and origins, climate change and the environment. Note: We do not store your email ...

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  15. Genome replication may hold clues to cancer evolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    The more copies of an organism's genome in its cells, the more those cells seem to benefit in terms of growth and adaptation. So says a study completed with the help of Creighton University microbiologist Anna Selmecki, Ph.D., which will be published in the journal Nature this month.

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  16. UCLA researchers devise detection method for personalized medicineRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    Unless you are an identical twin, you are a totally unique individual with unique traits, including susceptibility to diseases. Now, UCLA researchers have devised an accurate and inexpensive method UCLA life scientists have created an accurate new method to identify genetic markers for many diseases; the research marks a significant step toward a new era of personalized medicine , custom-made to each individual's DNA and RNA .

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  17. NASA creates ingredients of life in harsh simulated space conditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | CNET News.com

    NASA scientists working at the Ames Astrochemistry Laboratory in California and the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland may have just found a clue to that mystery. They've determined that some of the chemical components of our DNA can be produced in the harsh crucible of space.

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  18. Science Proves Fitness Really Is in Your Own HandsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Shape

    ... exercise is directly causing these long-term changes in our bodies and brain. Because of so many variables, like genetics and upbringing, the closest they can come is proving association-or the idea that people who exercise tend to be healthier, not ...

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  19. Descent from ancient plough-using societies linked to higher male cancer riskRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | University of Otago News

    The ratio of male cancer risk to female risk is significantly higher in populations descended from societies that adopted the plough during the Neolithic period, according to intriguing University of Otago research. Otago Economics Professor David Fielding analysed international data on cancer incidence for the 20 main non-sex-specific types of the disease and found that the overall risk was higher for males, as is generally thought.

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  20. 1840s Shipwreck Leads To Important Beer Science DiscoveryRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging

    The Paleo diet is all made up, organic food just accepts one kind of genetic modification in its modern food over another, but booze? Yeah, scientists can really show how that was different in the past. The oldest known recipe is for alcohol , the oldest song is about alcohol and it is well established that we probably only got to the top of the food chain by drinking a lot of alcohol instead of the polluted water neanderthals were peeing in .

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