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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...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Fishing for solutions: Examining function of all genes in the zebrafish genome to benefit human health

Equipped with the zebrafish genome, researchers have designed a method to assay the function of each and Continue reading “Fishing for solutions: Examining function of all genes in the zebrafish genome to More...

By BioNews On Monday, January 14th, 2013

Tadpole’s tail holds lessons for healing

Scientists at The University of Manchester have made a surprising finding after studying how Continue reading “Tadpole’s tail holds lessons for healing” »  More...

Image Credit: University of Cincinnati.
By ANI On Monday, October 1st, 2012

Gene that causes deafness pinpointed

Researchers have discovered a new genetic mutation responsible for deafness Continue reading “Gene that causes deafness pinpointed” »  More...

Salk research shows that in the axolotl, a Mexican salamander, jumping genes have to be shackled or they might move around in the genomes of cells in the tissue destined to become a new limb, and disrupt the process of regeneration.
Image: Courtesy of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies
By IANS On Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Regenerating human limbs not easy: Study

Regenerating a new limb or organ in humans may not be as easy as mad Continue reading “Regenerating human limbs not easy: Study” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, July 2nd, 2012

World’s number of IVF and ICSI babies reach 5 million mark

The number of babies born as a result of assisted reproduction technologies (ART) has reached an estimated total of 5 million since the world’s first Continue reading “World’s number of IVF and ICSI babies More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 9th, 2011

Rats exhibit human-like empathy to help ‘distressed’ fellow rodents

Rats, which are generally associated with double-crossing and cheating in love, are actually empathetic Continue reading “Rats exhibit human-like empathy to help ‘distressed’ fellow rodents” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Diabetes drug could help cut risk of cancer

A new study has found that an inexpensive drug used to treats Type-2 diabetes can prevent a number of natural and man-made chemicals from stimulating the growth of breast cancer cells Continue reading “Diabetes More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

New ‘tumour-seeking’ drug brings new hope for cancer patients

A new drug has been developed that will specifically target the tumours in the body while leaving healthy cells intact Continue reading “New ‘tumour-seeking’ drug brings new hope for cancer patients” More...

By BioNews On Monday, November 14th, 2011

Soon, wonder drug to make cancer cells ‘commit suicide’

Scientists claim to have come up with radical new drug that will make cancer cells “commit suicide” and may also prove highly effective in wiping out some of the most deadly forms of the disease Continue reading More...