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`Sticky` Gecko toepad secrets could inspire future robots to run up walls

Geckos’ sticky toepads that allow them to climb up walls and even hang upside down on ceilings have evolved repeatedly Continue reading “`Sticky` Gecko toepad secrets could inspire future robots to run up walls” »  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
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Smoking damages DNA of hopeful dads and ups cancer risk in offsprings

Cigarette smoke damages DNA in the reproductive cells of fathers and these changes are inherited by the offspring, a new study has found Continue reading “Smoking damages DNA of hopeful dads and ups cancer More...

By BioNews On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
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Why we can”t resist fries, burgers and omelettes

There may be a biological reason why fatty and cholesterol-rich foods such as buttery shrimp, fried eggs, burgers and fries are so appealing together Continue reading “Why we can”t resist fries, burgers More...

By BioNews On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
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`Trust` hormone oxytocin misregulated in people with Williams syndrome

The hormone oxytocin – often referred to as the “trust” hormone or “love hormone” for its role in stimulating emotional responses Continue reading “`Trust` hormone oxytocin misregulated in people More...

By BioNews On Friday, June 22nd, 2012
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Genes significantly misregulated in autistic kids

Scientists have found genetic changes that help explain why one person has an autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and another does not Continue reading “Genes significantly misregulated in autistic kids” More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
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New genetic path to deadly diarrheal disease discovered

Scientists have found new genetic information that illustrates how harmful bacteria cause the acute diarrheal disease shigellosis Continue reading “New genetic path to deadly diarrheal disease discovered” More...

By BioNews On Monday, January 23rd, 2012
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Genes only partially affect intelligence levels

Genetic factors only partially affect our lifelong intelligence levels, while environmental Continue reading “Genes only partially affect intelligence levels” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, December 15th, 2011
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Protective gene for colorectal cancer identified

Scientists have identified a tumour-suppressing gene called DCC gene (Deleted Colorectal Cancer), which protects against the onset of cancer by causing the death of cells that become cancerous Continue reading “Protective More...

By BioNews On Monday, December 12th, 2011
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Novel gene therapy cuts painful bleeding of inherited blood disorder

Scientists involving one of an Indian origin have found that a single treatment with a newly developed gene therapy significantly improved symptoms of bleeding disorder hemophilia B in adults Continue reading “Novel More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
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‘Malfunctioning’ gene helps clear fats from blood

A malfunctioning copy of a specific gene helps people clear fat from their systems, a new study has suggested Continue reading “‘Malfunctioning’ gene helps clear fats from blood” »  More...