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Gene Responsible for the Unique Development of Human Brains Is 'Discovered'
Science & Tech  (tags: human brains, Gene, science, unique development )

- 2592 days ago -
The single gene responsible for the unique development of human brains has been discovered, scientists claimed today.Researchers say the laminin gamma3 gene is behind the defining feature of our cerebral cortex - the folds and ripples that aid memory and
Gene Discovered That Contributes to Diabetes
Science & Tech  (tags: Diabetes, research, discovery, gene, Type2, hormone insulin, identification, genetic variations, Insulin Receptor Substrate 1 )

- 3208 days ago -
A team of international researchers have identified a gene in people with type 2 diabetes that affects how the body's muscle cells respond to the hormone insulin. This discovery could lead to a better understanding of how type 2 diabetes develops. ...
Scientists Map All Mammalian Gene Interactions
Science & Tech  (tags: Mammals, Gene, UCLA researcher, human maps, genome )

- 2872 days ago -
In one of the first efforts of its kind, UCLA researchers have taken mammalian genome maps, including human maps, one step further by showing not just the order in which genes fall in the genome but which genes actually interact.
Gene Causes Blue Light to Have a Banana Odor in Fruit Flies
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, discovery, gene, humans )

- 2947 days ago -
Scientists at Germany's Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum have succeeded to genetically modify Drosophila (fruit fly) larvae allowing them to smell blue light.
7,000-Year-Old Human Bones Suggest New Date for Light-Skin Gene
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, humans, interesting, scientists, study, research, ancient, European man, skin, eye color, gene )

- 1605 days ago -
An ancient European hunter-gatherer man had dark skin and blue eyes, a new genetic analysis has revealed.
The Human Brain Gets a New Map
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, map, human brain, gene )

- 2625 days ago -
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of writing about the Paul Allen Institute for Brain Science. At the time, the Institute was just beginning a fairly epic undertaking - constructing a precise map of gene expression for the entire human brain.
More Genes Than Humans: The Tomato Decoded
Science & Tech  (tags: tomato, gene, dinosaur, science, study, discovery, health )

- 2211 days ago -
The tomato, whose genome has just now been decoded, turns out to be one well-endowed vegetable, possessing 31,760 genes.
Gene 'Protects Against Cancers'
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, gene, cancer, B-MYB gene, disease, gene variant )

- 3863 days ago -
A single gene may protect its carrier against a variety of cancers, according to new research. Two variants of the B-MYB gene carried by up to half of the world's population are found less often in people with cancer.
Baldness in Women Tied to Genes
Science & Tech  (tags: women, baldness, gene, discovered )

- 2950 days ago -
A gene variant that apparently causes female baldness has been discovered by researchers.
Moss Genes Will Help to Create Superplants
Science & Tech  (tags: moss, gene, sequencing, genes, heat, cold, dry, science )

- 3842 days ago -
The moss, Physcomitrella patens, similar to primitive plants that grew 450 million years ago, can withstand extreme temperatures and dry conditions. The sequencing project will allow scientists to identify genes that control these beneficial traits.
Humans And Chimps Differ At Level Of Gene Splicing
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, chimps, gene, alternative splicing, gene expression, science )

- 3870 days ago -
Researchers are closer to understanding why humans differ so greatly from chimpanzees in the way they look, behave, think, and fight off disease, despite having genes that are nearly 99% identical. 6% to 8% of alternative splicing events were different.
Scientists Will Stop Hair Aging
Science & Tech  (tags: research, hair, gene, health, scientists )

- 3782 days ago -
Good news for women suffering from hair fall.
Blocking a Gene Could Reverse Aging Skin
Science & Tech  (tags: gene, aging skin, research, transgenic mouse, mouse model )

- 3853 days ago -
Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine found blocking a single gene, NF-B, can reverse aging in the skin of mammals. They used a transgenic mouse model to test the effect of blocking the gene in the basal layer of the mouse epidermis.
Scientists Find Gene That Converts Carbs to Fat
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, gene, SCD-1, carbohydrates, fat, conversion, liver, science )

- 3850 days ago -
Switching off one key gene in the liver can virtually halt the conversion of carbohydrates into body fat. While the SCD-1 gene exists in every cell in the body, its specific actions in the liver are essential for the production of body fat from high carb.
Scientists Identify Genetics of Disfiguring Human Parasite
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, future, gene, health, species )

- 3926 days ago -
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Scientists have identified the genetic blueprint of a parasite that causes disfigurement and debilitating diseases, an advance which could lead to new treatments, research released Thursday said. The parasite, Brugia malayi (B. malayi),

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