Developmental Biology
Monday 27 April, 2015

Researchers create Methuselah fly by selecting best cells

A deceased Drosophila melanogaster. Image credit: Institute for Cell Biology, University of Bern

A team of researchers at the University of Bern has managed to considerably prolong the lifespan of flies by activating a  More...

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The same autopod-building genetic switches from gar are able to drive gene activity (purple) in the digits of transgenic mice; an activity that was absent in other fish groups studied.
By BioNews On Saturday, December 27th, 2014
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Modern genetics confirm ancient relationship between fins and hands

Paleontologists have documented the evolutionary adaptations necessary for ancient lobe-finned fish to transform pectoral  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.  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
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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  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, January 14th, 2013
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Tadpole’s tail holds lessons for healing

Scientists at The University of Manchester have made a surprising finding after studying how  More...

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By ANI On Monday, October 1st, 2012
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Gene that causes deafness pinpointed

Researchers have discovered a new genetic mutation responsible for deafness  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
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Regenerating human limbs not easy: Study

Regenerating a new limb or organ in humans may not be as easy as mad  More...

By BioNews On Monday, July 2nd, 2012
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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  More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 9th, 2011
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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  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, November 24th, 2011
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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  More...