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August 4, 2014
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Silent mutations speak up

University of Utah researchers find that multiple silent mutations greatly impact protein translation So-called silent DNA mutations earned their title because, according to the fundamental rules of biology, they should be inconsequential. Reported on June 5 in PLOS Genetics online, … Continue reading

February 6, 2014
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Puzzling Question in Bacterial Immune System Answered

Berkeley Researchers Uncover the Key to Self-Awareness in Genome Editor A central question has been answered regarding a protein that plays an essential role in the bacterial immune system and is fast becoming a valuable tool for genetic engineering. A … Continue reading

January 2, 2014
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Online Science Expedition Brings Deep Sea Vents to the Computer Screen

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s ‘Dive and Discover’ Begins Jan. 2, 2014 Scientists and engineers using advanced technology and a unique robotic vehicle to study the deep sea will also be using their computers to interact with students, teachers, and the … Continue reading

June 7, 2013
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Tactics of new Middle East virus suggest treating by altering lung cells’ response to infection

A new virus that causes severe breathing distress and kidney failure elicits a distinctive airway cell response to allow it to multiply.  Scientists studying the Human Coronavirus-Erasmus Medical Center, which first appeared April 2012 in the Middle East, have discovered … Continue reading

June 1, 2013
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The Compound in the Mediterranean Diet that Makes Cancer Cells ‘Mortal’

Scientists Design ‘Fishing’ Technique to Show How Foods Improve Health COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research suggests that a compound abundant in the Mediterranean diet takes away cancer cells’ “superpower” to escape death. By altering a very specific step in gene … Continue reading

May 16, 2013
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Carnivorous Plant Throws Out ‘Junk’ DNA

The newly sequenced genome of the carnivorous bladderwort plant contradicts the notion that vast quantities of noncoding DNA are crucial for complex life. UA researchers helped solve the puzzle by providing specialized genome analyses and computational software. Genes – the … Continue reading

May 14, 2013
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Couch Potatoes May Be Genetically Predisposed to Being Lazy, MU Study Finds

Genetics could be a reason some people are motivated to exercise more than others COLUMBIA, Mo. — Studies show 97 percent of American adults get less than 30 minutes of exercise a day, which is the minimum recommended amount based … Continue reading