Wednesday 23 April, 2014

After diabetes, Google Glass sets eyes on Parkinson’s

After unveiling a smart contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears in January, Google is now working on to support people with Parkinson’s disease Continue reading “After diabetes, Google Glass sets eyes on Parkinson’s” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Decoded: Skin cells that sense touch

In a ground-breaking research, scientists have resolved the age-old mystery of touch – how cells just beneath the skin surface enable us to feel fine details and textures Continue reading “Decoded: More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, April 6th, 2014
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Gene behind brain development discovered

In a breakthrough, scientists have found a gene key for the development of our brain. Continue reading “Gene behind brain development discovered” »  More...

Caption: Lonley parrots have shorter telomeres than those living in groups.

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By BioNews On Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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Loneliness impacts DNA repair: The long and the short of telomeres

Scientists at the Vetmeduni Vienna examined the telomere length of captive African grey parrots. Continue reading “Loneliness impacts DNA repair: The long and the short of telomeres” »  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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Some long non-coding RNAs are conventional after all

Researchers have come full circle and predicted that some long non-coding RNAs can give rise to small proteins that have biological Continue reading “Some long non-coding RNAs are conventional after all” More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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Revealed: Biting flies behind zebras stripes formation

Go tell this to your kids that the great riddle about black and white stripes on zebra has finally been solved Continue reading “Revealed: Biting flies behind zebras stripes formation” »  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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Hair raiser! Gene behind human baldness identified

In a breakthrough, scientists have identified a gene that is behind a rare balding condition called ‘atrichia Continue reading “Hair raiser! Gene behind human baldness identified” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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Rare stem cells could repair complex tissues

Repairing complex tissues damaged by disease or trauma could become a lot easier as scientists have now discovered the potential of rare very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs) Continue reading “Rare More...

By BioNews On Monday, March 31st, 2014
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New gene-editing technique to correct genetic disorder

Diseases caused by genetic mutation may become easier to cure as scientists have discovered that a gene-editing technique, known as CRISPR Continue reading “New gene-editing technique to correct genetic disorder” More...

By BioNews On Sunday, March 30th, 2014
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Autism, an individual disorder

The International Centre for Neurological Restoration (CIREN) here is developing a project aimed at validating and measuring the effectiveness of interventions in patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) Continue More...