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Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Scientists find way to slow cell ageing

telomere ageing

In a bid to find a longer, healthier life, scientists have developed a new treatment to extend telomeres — protective “end caps” for chromosomes that help keep DNA healthy — to slow the process of cell ageing.  More...

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glycoprotein genetic disease
By BioNews On Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Researchers provide new insights into a rare genetic disease

Recently, a grassroots effort initiated by families and clinicians led to the discovery of a human genetic disorder  More...

Brain size genes found
By BioNews On Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Reserachers discover genes that shape the brain

In a significant finding, an international team of scientists has discovered five genetic variants that influence the size of structures within the human brain.  More...

climate change and language
By BioNews On Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Climate affects development of human speech

Finding a correlation between climate and the evolution of language, researchers say that languages with complex tones are  More...

sleep and memory
By BioNews On Saturday, January 24th, 2015

How sleep and memory go hand-in-hand

Finding a new co-relationship between sleep and memory, a new study on flies has discovered that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected.  More...

James Tao, MD, PhD
Image credit: University of Chicago medicine
By BioNews On Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Sleeping on stomach ups risk of sudden death in epilepsy

Research shows that those who suffer from epilepsy and sleep on their stomach may be at higher risk of sudden unexpected death, drawing a parallel to sudden infant death syndrome in babies  More...

In these microscope images of fruit fly (top) and human (bottom) neurons, darts point to Futsch/MAP1B protein localization in motor neuron cell bodies. Compared to healthy neurons (left), the ALS neurons clearly show accumulations of the proteins. (Photo: Daniela Zarnescu)
By BioNews On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Researchers unravel the mechanisms underlying ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

By now, most everyone has seen videos all over social media of friends and family dousing themselves in ice cold water as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  More...

living fossil shark
By BioNews On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Rare Living fossil shark captured in Australia

The frilled shark (Chlamydoselachusanguineus) gains its name from its six pairs of frill like gills. It is one of two remaining species of this ancient family which dates back 80 million years.  More...

Endangered chimps
By BioNews On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Endangered chimpanzee can disappear in our lifetime

Climate change has threatened the population of the planet’s most endangered chimpanzee sub-species, researchers report.  More...

men women brain
By BioNews On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Men and Women Process Emotions Differently

Women rate emotional images as more emotionally stimulating than men do and are more likely to remember them.  More...