DNA: African tribal migration patterns - MyHeritage.com ...
DNA: African tribal migration patterns FamilyTreeDNA.com is now cooperating with the Center for African American Genealogy Research (CAAGRI) and the Public Records and Archives Administration of Ghana (PRAAD) by testing several hundred members of the Nzema, Ga, Fante, Ewe and Asante tribes. The results of the DNA tests will be part of a genealogy workshop to be held Friday, October 30 in Accra, Ghana. Led by CAAGRI director Paula Royster, the workshop is aimed at highlighting the importance of recording oral traditions by showing people how to record it. The program will include the use of [more...]
Date: 2009-10-29 10:44:00
Beautiful Minds: Primate Productivity | The Guardian
“Pascal is a very creative individual, not only in coming up with experiments to test his hypothesis, but also in the ways in which he illustrates them,” she said. “He builds models — sometimes huge, sometimes small, always interesting.” Gagneux earned his masters in population biology and his doctorate on population genetics from Basel University in Switzerland. He has been studying the population genetics of West African chimpanzees since he came to UCSD as a graduate student 17 years ago. He was drawn to the school in part by Professor David Woodruff, who pioneered a method of [more...]
Date: 2010-10-09 23:37:28
SciWorks to Host BioTechnology Days 9/23/10 and 9/24/10
Winston-Salem, NC: The future of the Piedmont Triad resides in science education and the growth of the biotech industry. As part of the NC Science Festival and in response to the increased need for science education, SciWorks Science Center is partnering with the NC BioNetwork and Connect a Million Minds, an initiative of Time Warner Cable, to provide hands-on activities that will show how biotechnology is part of our every day lives. Also participating is the Center for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Learning (CERTL) of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Middle School [more...]
Date: 2010-09-21 12:00:00
Extracting DNA from Your Cells
1 DNA Based on and adapted from the Genetic Science Learning Center's “How to Extract DNA from Any Living Thing” (learn_genetics_utah_edu/units/activities/extraction/) and BioRad's “Genes in a bottle” ... Adding the detergent to you cheek cell solution will break open the cell membranes and nuclear membranes and release your DNA into the solution. Step 2: Enzymes Add a pinch of enzyme (meat tenderizer) to your test tube. With your gloved thumb (or palm) covering the top [more...]
Date: 2010-04-15 13:51:06
Tech Support Scientist,Bioinformatics (West,Central or Eastern ...
This role will be responsible for troubleshooting PacBio SMRT DNA sequencing data employing skills in bioinformatics, data analysis, biological insight and software engineering. Provide timely technical and application assistance in response to customer inquires. Resolve bioinformatics issues escalated from Field Applications Specialists or customers. Issues will be received via phone, email, Web and Live Chat. Contribute to the ongoing development of our product Knowledge Base to capture lessons learned and solutions to cases. Collaborate with Product Marketing, [more...]
Date: 2010-08-27 16:37:28
Real Baby Mammoth at the Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ ...
Investigate how scientists use bones, DNA and microscopic pollen to learn more about these amazing animals-how they lived, where they lived, and why they died. Finally, hear what the researchers concluded from the extinction of these massive creatures in times of great environmental change. Could they live cousins – elephants – and people to meet the same fate? This unique exhibition will help visitors of all ages and backgrounds understand complex issues in contemporary conservation biology. This exhibition has been created by The Field Museum, Chicago. about Liberty Science Center [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 13:56:45
Inside Cancer Created at the Dolan DNA Learning Center of the Cold ...
Created at the Dolan DNA Learning Center of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the Inside Cancer site is a rather remarkable exploration of the nature of cancer in the human body. Utilizing graphics and interactive animations that serve [more...]
Date: 2010-08-11 20:31:10
Innocence Blog: New Discovery Channel Series, 'Dallas DNA ...
Chronicling the efforts of local Dallas prosecutors to review possible wrongful convictions, “Dallas DNA” takes a look at the work of the county’s conviction integrity unit, which was created by Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins in January 2007 in response to the county's 19 DNA-based exonerations. The show premieres on Investigative Discovery on Tuesday, April 28 at 10 p.m. EST (check your local listings). Tonight there will be a special screening of the new series at 6 p.m. at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where both Watkins and Innocence Project Executive [more...]
Date: 2009-04-27 18:00:00
"Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)" Biology Animation Library ...
"Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)" Biology Animation Library :: Dolan DNA Learning Center: "Polymerase Chain Reaction Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) enables researchers to produce millions of copies of a specific DNA sequence in approximately two hours. This automated process bypasses the need to use bacteria for amplifying DNA. This animation is featured in our 'Spotlight Collection' on Polymerase Chain Reaction, along with video interviews with Kary Mullis, a 3D molecular animation of PCR, and several laboratory [more...]
Date: 2010-08-23 17:54:00
The Apprentice: Day 1
Another helpful service I am using is the Dolan DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor. The hope is that these ongoing assignments will get her to start reading and provide some discussion for us when there is a break from lab work. So day one is in the books. Hopefully day two works [more...]
Date: 2010-06-09 00:49:00
Dolan DNA Learning Center Adopts Agilent Lab-on-a-Chip System to …
(NYSE: A) today announced that Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Dolan DNA Learning Center (DNALC) has adopted the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer system to teach high school students and teachers how to analyze DNA. [more...]
Date: 2009-08-18 15:56:25
Dolan DNA Learning Center Teacher Workshop on Cancer
The Dolan DNA Learning Center (DNALC) is a pioneer in modern biology education. Since it's founding in 1988, more than 8,000 teaching faculty have received intensive training at DNALC sponsored workshops conducted in 42 states and several foreign countries. For applications and additional information, please visit our Educator Training website. Inside Cancer for High School Teachers This 1-day workshop introduces an innovative Internet site on cancer biology. Participants are guided through authoritative and engaging multimedia about how knowledge of the cancer cell is changing the battle [more...]
Date: 2008-03-11 21:52:00
The Genetic Genealogist | Family Tree DNA Reaches 500000 DNA ...
HOUSTON, February 9, 2009 (For Immediate Release) – Family Tree DNA (http://www.familytreedna.com), the world leader in genetic genealogy, announced today that it received its 500,000th DNA test order for genealogy and anthropology purposes. This number of historic significance includes Family Tree DNAâ€™s own customers as well as the public participation samples in National Geographic and IBMâ€˜s Genographic Project (www.nationalgeographic.com/genographic), which are also processed by Family Tree DNA. Founded in April 2000, Family Tree DNA was the first company to develop the [more...]
Date: 2009-02-13 00:51:59
How-To: Extract DNA :: Octofinder
How-To: Extract DNA July 28th 2010 12:12am The page below, from the Universe of Utah's Genetics Science Learning Center, shows you how easy it is to extract DNA strands from any living thing (but stay away from living things that might be pissed at you for liquefying a half a cup of them in a blender). The rest of the Learn.Genetics site is very well done and hTechnology on Your Time From: [more...]
Date: 2010-07-28 17:41:15
Inside Cancer from the Dolan DNA Learning Ctr
This post is meant to inform those unable to attend the Dolan DNA Learning Center workshop Inside Cancer at the Stowers Institute today, which unfortunately I can now count myself among since I woke up under the weather the morning of the workshop and didn’t attend. So, if there is anything that needs to be added to this post, those in attendance feel free to make extensive comments. Through brief communications with Larry Hare, I learned that besides learning about the Inside Cancer website, they were introduced to the Inside Cancer Teacher Center, where, after registration and [more...]
Date: 2008-09-21 18:42:17
Genes to Cognition (G2C) Online (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory ...
The resource is searchable and also includes a glossary, a blog, a teacher feature and links to other Dolan DNA Learning Center resources.” [Source: Intute: Biological Sciences, [more...]
Date: 2009-12-03 14:33:12
Keiichi Itakura Biography, life and Career Facts, Invented
After completing his doctoral work, Itakura received a fellowship to study DNA synthesis under Dr. S. Narang at the National Council of Canada, located in Ottawa. Itakura found DNA synthesis to be a compelling field of research and was interested in learning more about the recently discovered synthesized gene of transfer ribonucle-ic acid (t-RNA), which had been found by the Indian-born American biochemist HAR GOBIND KHORANA. After his fellowship ended, Itakura went to the California Institute of Technology in Pomona to work as a senior research fellow. In 1975 Itakura joined the staff of the [more...]
Date: 2010-09-30 10:10:52
Biology Animation Library :: Dolan DNA Learning Center
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Date: 2010-01-11 02:40:03
DNA Science: A First Course, Second Edition
It contains a fully upÂ–toÂ–date collection of 12 rigorously tested and reliable lab experiments in molecular biology, developed at the internationally renowned Dolan DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, which culminate in the construction and cloning of a recombinant DNA molecule. Proven through more than 10 yearsÂ’ of teaching at research and nonresearch colleges and universities, junior colleges, community colleges, and advanced biology programs in high school, this book has been successfully integrated into introductory biology, general biology, genetics, [more...]
Date: 2010-05-13 09:15:50
Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence: Law and Order: SVU ...
When a person reports a sexual assault, she - or he - will be asked to undergo a sexual assault evidence collection kit (a "rape kit") exam, a four- to six-hour process to collect DNA evidence from his or her body. Rape kit testing can identify an unknown assailant, confirm a suspect's contact with the victim, corroborate the victim's account of the assault, identify serial rapists by connecting crime scene evidence from separate incidents, and exonerate innocent suspects. Yet experts, including the Department of Justice and members of Congress, have estimated that hundreds of thousands of [more...]
Date: 2010-09-29 23:52:00
Dolan DNA Learning Center Adopts Agilent Lab-on-a-Chip System to ...
Dolan DNA Learning Center Adopts Agilent Lab-on-a-Chip System to Teach DNA Techniques to Teachers, Students SANTA CLARA, Calif, Aug. 13, 2009 Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Dolan DNA Learning Center (DNALC) has adopted the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer system to teach high school students and teachers how to analyze DNA. The Bioanalyzer uses miniaturized "lab-on-a-chip" technology to replace traditional slab gel electrophoresis techniques, greatly speeding up the process, improving consistency of results and reducing use of hazardous [more...]
Date: 2009-08-14 13:30:12
Virtual Brain Labs (& super resources!)
Produced by Dolan DNA Learning Center in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, the site includes an overview video as well as online experiments, teacher materials and an interactive 3D brain model. PROMPT – Choose an area of the brain that interests you. What are some of the cognitive disorders that are associated with that part of the brain. (TIP: Be sure to note which area of the brain you are referencing.) LAB 2 – Impact of Drugs and Disease Harvard University’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology has a site dedicated to a High School Science OutReach Program consisting of teacher [more...]
Date: 2010-05-19 23:32:24
Neandertal DNA and Proteins
With the completion of the Neandertal genome by the team of Dr. Svante Paabo and a closer look at their proteins by Gregory Hannon’s team at CSHL, scientists reveal incredible similarities between Neandertals and humans. Neandertals, the extinct species of what are most likely our closest relatives, lived on earth at the same time as our human ancestors but died out about 30,000 years ago. With the sequence of their genome now complete, we can compare the DNA to humans and chimpanzees to learn more about what makes humans unique as a species. The discovery of fossils is an exciting link to [more...]
Date: 2010-05-19 13:58:17
"Mechanisms of DNA Binding, Translocation and Unwinding by RecBCD ...
Tue 10/12/2010 5:30 PM - Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Holden Case Study Room [more...]
Date: 2010-10-06 21:24:00
Microsoft Research Makes Microsoft Biology Foundation and ...
MBF implements a range of parsers for common bioinformatics file formats; a range of algorithms for manipulating DNA, RNA and protein sequences; and a set of connectors to biological Web services such as National Center for Biotechnology Information BLAST.“Biologists face a number of issues today, such as detecting correlations between human genome sequencing or identifying the likelihood for a patient to develop a certain disease,” said Tony Hey, corporate vice president of Microsoft External Research. “The MBF aims to provide healthcare research facilities with the tools needed to [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 12:28:03
TTC VIDEO – Major Transitions in Evolution
New technologies, such as DNA analysis, together with the latest fossil discoveries, make this a fast-changing subject that has grown far more detailed and complete than the presentation you may have learned in school. Among the scientific and popular misconceptions that have been overturned are these: * Neandertals: Recently sequenced DNA from Neandertals suggests that they were not an isolated throwback but contributed some genes to the modern human lineage. Genetic and other clues show that behaviorally Neandertals were very human-like. * Ardipithecus: The 2009 discovery of a relatively [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 03:10:44
Bennett Greenspan: discovering Jewish history through the lens of DNA testing The Dallas Jewish Historical Society will present another offering of its “Harold A. Pollman Lecture Series,” with acclaimed speaker and DNA expert, Bennett Greenspan. The program will accompany the Dallas Jewish Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and board installation at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26 in the Zale Auditorium of the Aaron Family JCC, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas. Bennett Greenspan will discuss researching Jewish history through the lens of DNA [more...]
Date: 2010-05-20 08:07:18
autism center of pittsburgh – Do Cell Phones Really Cause Cancer ...
Drs. Singh and Lai reported a decade ago that cell phone radiation quickly causes DNA single-strand and double-strand breaks at well below the current federal safety level for exposure. This causes a condition called micronuclei. Dr. George Carlo is a public health expert who conducted wireless technology research. He showed that human blood exposed to cell phone radiation had a 300% increase in genetic damage in the form of micronuclei. He says that wireless technology is “potentially the biggest health insult” this nation has ever seen, bigger than cigarette smoking and asbestos. Even [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 13:00:17
Panel packs perspectives on race
The presentation began by showing a clip from the documentary “The Human Family Tree – A Migratory History of the Human Race,” which is about the Genographic project by National Geographic. The five-year project gathered DNA from people all over the world and managed to trace the geographical origin of human genes back thousands of years to Africa. It was only about 60,000 years ago that humans began to migrate to other continents, only 2,000 generations, or a blink of the biological eye. Hutchinson picked up the topic of the biology of race from there. He talked about how the study of [more...]
Date: 2010-10-07 15:00:13
Pacific Island Students Enouraged to Pursue Science | Malamalama ...
“Pacific colleges need people who look like Peltin teaching people who look like Peltin. They need mentors from their own culture. That’s what our graduates can do.” By design, students pursue research pertinent to their Pacific island homes. Projects range from investigating coral bleaching and establishing a coral nursery to testing the salt-spray tolerance of invasive kiawe trees and measuring photosynthesis in brown algae. Students have observed the behavior of Hawaiian monk seals, examined the types of microalgae fish eat and compared different populations of tree snails using DNA [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 02:54:42
What Should You Ask Before You Give Up DNA? (At a State Fair or ...
At the Minnesota State Fair, which runs through Labor Day, you can watch a butter sculptor carve the busts of a dairy association’s princess and her court, eat french-fried mushrooms with a chaser of Hawaiian shaved ice and see “Weird Al” Yankovic in concert. Oh, and you can stop by the University of Minnesota’s building and give samples of your and your children’s DNA for the university’s Gopher Kids Study. As the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports, researchers are collecting information, including the genetic kind, to see if the fair is an effective way to recruit and stay [more...]
Date: 2010-08-30 17:44:59
UCSF receives $15 million to advance personalized medicine - UCSF ...
The funds will benefit scientists by offering deep DNA sequencing capacity by partnering with experts in the field; providing statistical analysis expertise; developing standardized terminology for pharmacogenomics research; piloting ways to learn about pharmacogenomics from de-identified medical records; and continuing and expanding a 2-year-old international collaboration with the Center for Genomic Medicine at the RIKEN Institute in Yokohama, Japan. For more details on NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov. In addition to UCSF, the PGRN research and network groups include Baylor College [more...]
Date: 2010-09-07 18:19:39
Who's Concerned About Celiac? | Pregnancy Info Center
The Blood Test cost can vary from $50 to $250 depending on just how much of the panel gets screened plus if Celiac DNA tests were added on the Celiac Blood Test. The Dermatitis Herpetiformis bloodstream test is performed by testing the blood for anti-gliadin, anti-reticulin and anti-endomysial antibodies which can cover much more ground in locating auto antibodies. Treatment from both Celiac Disease and DH is gluten-free eating habits which may be tough as gluten is in most of all prepared foods. The Crohn’s blood vessels check is dependant on locating unusually higher with blood vessels [more...]
Date: 2010-10-10 18:53:01
Autism and Gut Bacteria?
Here at the DNALC, we work with a lot of bacteria. One bacteria in particular is a harmless strain of E. coli called MM294. This strain, a strain unable to survive outside of its broth and agar domain, is used commonly in our classrooms. As students visit us each year, many have the opportunity to work with the bacteria. Whenever I tell my students that they will be working with E. coli, I tend to be on the receiving end of much criticism. E. coli gets a bad reputation and I understand that. My students immediately cringe and I know what goes through their minds. They think of the E. coli [more...]
Date: 2010-06-25 15:31:50
Searching for cellular switches
As he “engaged science further” as an undergraduate at the University of California, San Diego, he began to appreciate how those basic atoms and molecules came together to create the building blocks of life, such as DNA, RNA and the proteins that control the body."Understanding these basic components of life made me want to further explore how biology, chemistry and physics met at a molecular interface within cells," Buchler said. He first chose to focus on physics then directed his studies more toward biology and theory as a doctoral student at the University of Michigan in Ann [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 04:00:00
From Potlucks to Peanuts: How PulseNet Began
Just 15 years ago, outbreaks of foodborne illness were relatively small and local, often traced to undercooked meat or poultry at a neighborhood restaurant or church supper. Today, incidents such as last year's PCA peanut outbreak are regional or national, sickening hundreds of people, and are eventually traced to major food production plants or to distant farms. That dramatic transition can be attributed in part to changes in the food industry, but it also has to do with profound changes in technology and in the nation's public health system. And the crucial reform was the founding in [more...]
Date: 2010-10-05 05:43:28
Consumer Reports Health Blog: Who owns your DNA?
The costs of direct-to-consumer gene tests have been falling, and for under $1000 and a cheek swab or saliva sample, you can learn about a specific trait or disease risk, or get a profile of your whole genome and what it might mean according to current science. But making these tests more readily available to consumers hit some roadblocks in the last few months, when Pathways Genomics delayed plans to market the tests in Walgreens after receiving a letter from the FDA, and the University of California at Berkeley also withdrew its plan to offer individual gene analysis of three traits to [more...]
Date: 2010-09-20 10:00:00
Man convicted of murder in 2004 goes free; charges dropped ...
Like many defendants do, Maurice Patterson insisted he was innocent of murder at his sentencing in 2004. But he made an unusual vow that day that he would someday return to the same courtroom after proving his innocence. "...if I come back ... next month or a year, or five years, I will be back and are you going to apologize to me?" Patterson asked, according to a transcript of the sentencing hearing made available by his attorneys. "...Because I didn't kill that man. I never saw that man, never in my life." On Friday, Patterson made good on his vow when prosecutors dismissed the murder case [more...]
Date: 2010-10-09 04:01:00
A.E.Brain: ADHD, Genes, and Neurology
In children without ADHD, about 7 percent of them had deleted or doubled chromosomes in the analyzed gene sequence. But among children with the disorder, researchers discovered about 14 percent had such genetic alterations. Scientists also found that 36 percent of children with learning disabilities in the study had the chromosomal abnormalities, compared to those with a normal IQ. "This is the first time we've found that children with ADHD have chunks of DNA that are either duplicated or missing," said Anita Thapar, a professor at the MRC Centre in Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics at [more...]
Date: 2010-10-08 11:44:00
Bipolar disorder and blood pressure
A recent study from Michigan State University claims to find a link between bipolar depression and hypertension (high blood pressure). Results of the study presented at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting showed that the presence of hypertension may impact the severity of the bipolar patient’s disorder and that a diagnosis of hypertension becomes more prevalent the younger a patient is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depressive disorder) is a mood disorder characterized by the experience of manic episodes (which can entail feelings [more...]
Date: 2010-06-14 13:25:10
Adhd In Children – DNA Findings in Children With ADHD Suggest ...
The researchers found that children with ADHD were more likely than controls to have large rare CNVs, suggesting ADHD is a genetic neurodevelopmental disorder. There was a significant overlap in the ADHD group for CNVs that are also … adhd in children – Google Blog Search Related Posts Child Benefits Usa – School Success Tips For Your ADHD Child School Success Tips For Your ADHD Child The type of teacher a child suffering from ADHD has can be critical to his or her success in school. Consequently, as a parent, it is crucial that you find out which teacher your child will have and [more...]
Date: 2010-10-01 13:15:26
Rare oasis of life discovered near geothermal vents on floor of ...
Subsequent research on Thermus aquaticus led to today's modern DNA testing -- a multi-billion dollar industry.The project at the bottom of Yellowstone Lake has already benefited public school teachers and National Park Service employees who helped conduct field work that contributed to the study, Varley said. Not only did they learn field techniques, but they will share their experiences and scientific findings with students and park visitors.Varley, who used to work for the National Park Service and ended his NSP career as director of the Yellowstone Center for Resources, said he started [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 03:39:00
Designer Babies and Fitter Families | Health News
Better-Babies-contestant-with-trophy So-called “designer babies” have generated fervent discussion in recent weeks, sparked by the latest online dating trend: a sperm and egg bank with the goal to make beautiful people. [more...]
Date: 2010-07-13 15:17:46
We are in the midst of a media explosion surrounding the possibility of a vaccine for HIV. For years this has seemed a hopeless situation, so a great deal of effort and money has been spent on the campaign to educate people about transmission and prevent infection. Unfortunately, according to recent reports (http://www.mg.co.za/article/2010-07-12-hiv-vaccine-the-only-real-answer), the number of new infections is still an alarming 7400 per day! In addition, less than half of the 9.5 million people in low-middle income households infected with HIV have access to anti viral [more...]
Date: 2010-07-14 15:48:12
New approach to Alzheimer's diagnosis
Alzheimer’s disease is a debilitating, ultimately fatal neurological disorder which affects more than 5 million Americans. The disease has no cure, but the recent decade has seen many promising treatments which all depend upon diagnosing Alzheimer’s as early as possible. Typically, Alzheimer’s is diagnosed through cognitive testing. Family members or health care professionals may realize that a person is experiencing forgetfulness, disorientation, or other symptoms. Unfortunately, by the time these symptoms are apparent and a diagnosis is made, the patient may have already experience [more...]
Date: 2010-07-13 14:41:49
How Do I dna testing ?
The IDENTIGENE complete array of services extends from paternity testing to forensic testing and family reconstruction. You can be sure that tests performed in IDENTIGENE DNA Testing Centers will be fast, accurate and confidential. IDENTIGENE DNA Paternity Testing Centers utilize an extensive laboratory process involving bar-coded DNA samples, robotics and a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) assuring the highest quality of service achievable in the industry. IDENTIGENE employs system controls, checks and balances to provide reliable and accurate DNA and paternity test [more...]
Date: 2010-09-23 05:59:08
DNA Learning Center Workshops
Agriscience and Technologies is hosting the Dolan DNA Learning Center Workshops for Biology, Psychology, and Health Educators on August 7-8. A limited number of seats are still available. The two independent one-day workshops are titled ”Inside Cancer” and “Genes to Cognition.” These workshops are designed to provide educators with up-to-date information and to promote electronic media designed to enhance the classroom learning experience. Please contact me directly if you ‘re interested in attending either one or both workshops. Thanks. Thomas Tubon (608) [more...]
Date: 2009-07-30 18:09:03
Most people know that smoking is a hard habit to kick because smokers become addicted to the nicotine and habit. Equally sad is the tendency of young adolescents to start smoking for social and psychological reasons. In a turn-around of sorts, it may be comforting to know that cancers can become addicted, too. Cancer cells have many different genetic changes, as well as changes in the expression of genes that are not due to mutations called epigenetic changes. Although cancer cells do have many differences from normal cells, they are still very similar to normal cells, making it very [more...]
Date: 2010-06-09 13:54:40
Could taking a nutritional supplement keep you young?
It might be more real than not. Scientists working at the biotech giant Geron Corporation have isolated a molecule, TA-65, which has the ability to increase telomerase activity (It is important to note that his find has not been evaluated in published peer reviewed studies as of yet). This is an exciting breakthrough for telomerase is an enzyme that adds DNA sequence repeats to the 3′ end of DNA strands in the telomere regions, which are found at the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes. The telomeres contain condensed DNA material, giving stability to the chromosomes. These telomere DNA [more...]
Date: 2010-07-14 19:14:34
Tell Toledo » Blog Archive » Lourdes Lifelong Learning opens fall ...
“Using DNA to Help Solve Cold Cases” The Lourdes College Lifelong Learning program kicks off its 2010-2011 season at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 17 in the Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center. Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates, J.D. and Chief of the Criminal Division of the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office Dean Mandros, J.D. will present “Using DNA to Help Solve Cold Cases.”?? “Using DNA to Help Solve Cold Cases” shares the history behind DNA including its initial discovery and the birth of DNA testing. The presentation will also address the ways that criminal prosecution [more...]
Date: 2010-08-27 19:25:59