Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Koala holds clues about origins of the human genome

Koala

Eight percent of your genome derives from retroviruses that inserted themselves into human sex cells millions of years ago. Right now the koala Continue reading “Koala holds clues about origins of the human genome” »  More...

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Microscopic view of a representative bioengineered vein graft with peripheral whole blood. Image Credit: ebiomedicine/sciencedirect
By BioNews On Sunday, October 26th, 2014
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Researchers from Sweden Grow a Blood Vessel in a Week

The technology for creating new tissues from stem cells has taken a giant leap forward. Three tablespoons of blood are all Continue reading “Researchers from Sweden Grow a Blood Vessel in a Week” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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A tool to track origin of blood cells, cancers

In a bid to track the origin of diseases such as cancer, researchers have developed a system that generates a unique barcode in the DNA of all blood stem cells Continue reading “A tool to track origin of More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Extracting bone-making cells from human fat gets easier

Targeting gene expression, researchers have developed a method for extracting a wide variety of potential Continue reading “Extracting bone-making cells from human fat gets easier” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Scientists behind ‘inner GPS’ awarded Nobel prize in medicine

Three scientists – John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser – have shared the 2014 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine Continue reading “Scientists behind ‘inner GPS’ More...

By BioNews On Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
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Newly discovered deviant ant species!

People often say that what you are looking for is usually right in front of your face Continue reading “Newly discovered deviant ant species!” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Dolphins sensitive to magnets

Dolphins behave differently when swimming near magnetised objects, indicating that they are indeed sensitive to magnetic stimuli Continue reading “Dolphins sensitive to magnets” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Fossilised tooth challenges Late Triassic assumptions

A 220 million years old tooth lodged in the thigh bone of the largest predator of the time has revealed two predators at the top of their respective food chains interacted Continue reading “Fossilised tooth More...

By BioNews On Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Humans use dominant hand as a constant perceptual ‘ruler’

People tend to perceive their dominant hand as staying relatively the same size even when it is magnified Continue reading “Humans use dominant hand as a constant perceptual ‘ruler’” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Human genome shaped by evolutionary race with itself

An evolutionary race between rival elements within the genomes of primates drove the evolution of complex regulatory networks that orchestrate the activity of genes in every cell of our bodies Continue reading “Human More...