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Breeding Healthier Colonies of Honeybees Lies in the Genes That Control Their Hygienic Behavior

Mar 19, 2019 4:00 pm
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The key to breeding disease-resistant honeybees could lie in a group of genes—known for controlling hygienic behaviour—that enable colo...

Genetics May Play a Role in Being Happily Married

Mar 12, 2019 1:00 pm
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People fall in love for many reasons — similar interests, physical attraction, and shared values among them. But if they marry and stay toget...

How Could "Diet Drugs" Make Mosquitoes More satisfied and Safer to Be Around?

Mar 10, 2019 5:00 pm
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Now, researchers have discovered a way to stop mosquitoes biting — by using human ‘diet’ drugs to trick them into feeling full. T...

Specific Genes Are Relevant to How Partners Provide and Receive Support From Each Other

Feb 12, 2019 4:00 pm
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The quality of your marriage could be affected by your genes, according to new research conducted at Binghamton University, State University of New...

How Is the Body's Clock Linked to Mental Health and Diseases?

Feb 4, 2019 12:00 pm
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A large-scale genomic analysis has revealed some of the inner workings of the body clock, shedding new light on how it links to mental health and d...

A New Study Sheds Light on the Origin and Function of Hormone-Producing Cells in the Intestine

Feb 3, 2019 2:00 pm
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Researchers from the group of Hans Clevers at the Hubrecht Institute (KNAW) in the Netherlands and their collaborators shed new light on the origin...

Heavy Drinking May Trigger a Long-Lasting Genetic Change, Resulting in an Even Greater Craving for Alcohol

Jan 31, 2019 12:00 pm
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Binge and heavy drinking may trigger a long-lasting genetic change, resulting in an even greater craving for alcohol, according to a Rutgers-led st...

A Gene Modulator Reveals the Relationship between Inflammation and Cancer

Jan 30, 2019 2:00 pm
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Severe inflammation in tissues is often associated with the occurrence of cancer. The mechanism linking both these conditions is not clearly unders...

An Enzyme Promotes Cellular Senescence by Producing Reactive Oxygen Species

Jan 29, 2019 3:00 pm
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Permanently arrested cell growth is known as "cellular senescence", and the accumulation of senescent cells may be one cause of aging in ...

Solving the Genetic Elusive Dilemma in Corn and Identifying the Culprit

Jan 24, 2019 1:00 pm
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In discovering a mutant gene that "turns on" another gene responsible for the red pigments sometimes seen in corn, researchers solved an ...

A Genetic Study Identifies Five New Associated Regions Involving Skin, Eye and Hair Colour

Jan 23, 2019 1:00 pm
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The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, found that the variation of light skin among Eurasian people evolved independently from ...

Identifying Nearly A Hundred Genes That Affect Distribution of Adipose Tissue in the Human Body

Jan 23, 2019 12:00 pm
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A recent study from Uppsala University has found that whether you store your fat around the trunk or in other parts of your body is highly influenc...

An Unexpected Function of Cilia in Male Reproductive Tract

Jan 22, 2019 12:00 pm
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Waves of undulating cilia drive several processes essential to life. They clear debris and mucus from the respiratory tract...

Which is More Influential in Development of Diseases? Environmental or Genetic Factor?

Jan 20, 2019 12:00 pm
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When it comes to disease and health, which is more powerful—zip code or genetic code? The degree to which nature and nurture affect dise...

The Evolutionary Forces Which Act on Male Fruit Flies Depend on Multiple Mating

Jan 19, 2019 4:00 pm
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Results, published in Nature Communications, have shown that the nature of the evolutionary forces which act on male fruit flies depend on how many...

A New Bioengineering Approach for Boosting Photosynthesis in Rice Plants

Jan 14, 2019 12:00 pm
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A new bioengineering approach for boosting photosynthesis in rice plants could increase grain yield by up to 27%, according to a study publishing J...

A Third "Eye" in Algae Is Known: Researchers Discover a New Light Sensor with Unexpected Properties

Jan 13, 2019 2:00 pm
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Scientists at the Universities of Würzburg and Bielefeld in Germany have discovered an unusual new light sensor in green algae. The sensor tri...

A Potential Way to Fighting Human Disease through Mosquito Birth Control

Jan 10, 2019 2:00 pm
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Depending on where you live, the buzz of a nearby mosquito can be a nuisance, or it can be deadly. Worldwide, more than 500 million people suffer f...

Are More Extensive Tests Causing Patients to Worry More About Their Cancer Risk?

Jan 9, 2019 3:00 pm
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As genetic testing for breast cancer has become more complex, evaluating a panel of multiple genes, it introduces more uncertainty about the result...

The Second X Chromosome May Govern Longevity and Explain Why Women Outlive Men

Dec 26, 2018 4:00 pm
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Around the world, women outlive men. This is true in sickness and in health, in war and in peace, even during severe epidemics and famine. In m...


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