Friday 19 December, 2014

‘Extinct human gene helped Tibetans survive high altitudes’

In a ground breaking discovery, researchers have found that Tibetans were able to adapt to high altitudes thanks to a gene picked up when their ancestors mated with a species of humans they helped push to extinction Continue reading “‘Extinct human gene helped Tibetans survive high altitudes’” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Teeth protein may help in bone regeneration

A segment of the protein statherin, normally found in the formation of enamel, which is an important component of teeth, can be used to signal bone growth Continue reading “Teeth protein may help in bone regeneration” More...

When stem cells like these human embryonic stem cells divide, each new cell has the potential to remain a stem cell or become a cell with a more specialized function
By BioNews On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Corneas regrown from human stem cells

In the first known examples of constructing a tissue from an adult-derived human stem cell Continue reading “Corneas regrown from human stem cells” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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500-million-year-old fossils found in China

Fossils dating to 530 million years ago have been found in northwest China’s Shaanxi province, the public communication authorities said Thursday Continue reading “500-million-year-old fossils found More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Bug-eating helped early humans build bigger brains

An insect-rich diet when regular food sources were scarce was the secret behind early humans developing bigger brains with higher-level cognitive skills Continue reading “Bug-eating helped early humans build More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
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How organs coordinate their development with body

Believe it or not, during growth our organs do not develop synchronously with the body’s development Continue reading “How organs coordinate their development with body” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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New lizard species named after Mumbai scientist

A Mumbai scientist has earned a rare distinction of getting a new species of gecko – discovered last year from the Western Ghats in Maharashtra Continue reading “New lizard species named after Mumbai More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Though distracted, minds can see blurred lines

As city streets become increasingly crowded with distractions, our ability to process visual information remains unchanged Continue reading “Though distracted, minds can see blurred lines” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Stress may accelerate memory decline as you age

Avoid undue stress in life as it may accelerate age-related changes in your brain Continue reading “Stress may accelerate memory decline as you age” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Genes affect betting decisions too

If you are an avid stock investor, do not just blame your destiny if you missed out on making a fortune in the share market as betting decisions and strategy are determined Continue reading “Genes affect More...