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Study reveals cancer-linked epigenetic effects of smoking ...

“DNA methylation is a type of epigenetic change that can result in tumor suppressor genes being inactivated,” said Dr Ma. “Methylation of p16 has been frequently associated with the development of cancer in many parts of the body.” Because the women were all taking part in a study of cervical neoplasia, Dr Ma used cells from cervical smears to test for methylation of p16. Her group found that women who took up smoking during the study were more than three times as likely (odds ratio of 3.67) to acquire p16 methylation. “Our study showed that compared with never-smokers, women who [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 08:00:00

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Why cant white blood cells destroy cancer? | Common health ...

cell puts its dna on 2 sides of cell (X X) then devides (x) (x) so but in cancer plaintivep diviobstreperousg w/o that period of wait. And has nothing do with cancer cells being “”self”". It is alrepinest always due fact that the cancer ... Immuno-Surveillance is scientific name given role the immunity system plays in finobstreperousg and killing cancer cells. So, the immunity system does find and kill cancer cells. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15308… Cell (x) [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:10:40


Stool DNA Testing

A stool DNA test has drawn much media attention as means of knowing whether one suffers from colon cancer. There is only one stool DNA test currently one the market and although it still has not yet been approved by all the relevant authorities it is nevertheless, still a very promising test. The test has however, been championed by the American Cancer Society and other reputable associations in the field. How is a Stool DNA Test Carried out to Detect Colon Cancer? First, we may begin by explaining what the colon is and does. The colon is a part of the large intestine. Whilst the small [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 22:09:30


Cancer-death on your doorstep ! | Health For You

The DNA is inserted into the host DNA where it may stay and be replicated for generation of cells. HIV is a harmful reterovirus and other reteroviruses cause cancer. These contain a gene which alters host cell division genes, switching them on and causing the cell to become malignant. ->DNA viruses contain DNA as their hereditary material. Some contain their own oncogenes which can cause uncontrolled cell division of host cells. ->Hereditary predisposition. About 5% of human cancers show a strong genetic predisposition. More than 40 types of cancer, including breast, ovary and colon cancers [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 07:12:48


Evolution News & Views: Does Darrel Falk's Junk DNA Argument for ...

Dr. Falk appears to be too hasty in his assumption that pseudogenes have "no function" and thereby show evidence for common ancestry. The bottom line is that the "junk" or "gibberish" DNA paradigm is being consistently overturned as time goes on, and we now know that the vast majority of our DNA has function. As one news article said when reporting on the results of the ENCODE project in 2007: The findings, from a project involving hundreds of scientists in 11 countries and detailed in 29 papers being published today, confirm growing suspicions that the stretches of 'junk DNA' flanking [more...]

Date: 2010-03-23 19:00:45


Paternity Test: How Does DNA Testing Work?

The benefits of paternity test: Of course, foremost benefit of the paternity test is identifying the father of a child. Apart from that, paternity or DNA test brings in more valuable benefits. DNA testing is the accurate method compared to other traditional methods to find biological father of a child Ethnic background and genealogical history can be identified When students need to obtain certain scholarships due to ethnic background, in absence of other valid proof, DNA test results are accepted as a proof of identification by Immigration authorities Legally accepted method throughout the [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 06:48:42


India may soon have DNA database to crack crime [Science] | Times ...

0 Comments | Times of India, The, Sep 16, 2010 | by Menon, Priya M CHENNAI: The FBI has a DNA index system. The UK has a similar database. And if Parliament passes the DNA Profiling Bill, 2007, India will soon join the league, creating a national DNA database that will help police arrest serial offenders and give a boost to forensic investigation. "The bill, drafted and sent to all ministries and departments for their feedback, has been modified. The final version has been sent to the law ministry, which has sent it to the legal department for final drafting," says Dr J Gowrishankar, head [more...]

Date: 2010-09-16 07:00:00


Does he hold genital wart? | Help for Genital Warts

High risk strains of HPV usually show up on pap tests as abnormal cervical cell. There is another HPV DNA test they can do at the same time as a pap that might detect it beforehand any abnormal cells appear. I am not sure… Does HPV (human pepalona virus) affect a pregnancy/baby approaching other diseases such as chlamydia? No. It can be passed on to your child but doctors quality that their immune systems can fight it before it can ever become a problem. I found out I have hpv back in July and told my doctor… Does HPV affect H1N1? I have HPV, strains that cause cancer and wart. How will [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 12:50:48


Al Fin: A Hint of Epigenetics

We are learning that the genetic code is only the short, first chapter in a very long book. The non-genetic "code" -- the non-coding DNA and RNA -- has a logic all its own. We are just beginning to decrypt the obscure cipher. The possibilities for the transformation of life as we know it seem just as grandiose as were the hopes of the early promoters of the human genome enterprise. Only this time, we are working at a deeper level of sophistication. How many more levels will we need to descend before we reach the promised land of genetic medicine? ... some 95 or 98 percent of human DNA was [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:07:00


Detecting Cervical Cancer is More Effective Through A DNA Test

According to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it is now more reliable to detect cervical cancer through use of a DNA test than it is to use a Pap smear test.A DNA test can detect the human papillomavious, which is the root that causes cervical cancer, more effectively than the previously used Pap smear.Speaking on “Good Morning America”, medical contributor Dr. Marie Savard explained the difference between the two procedures, and the implications of them to our health. How does a Pap Smear differ to a DNA test? Why is the DNA test more effective than the Pap [more...]

Date: 2009-08-06 12:02:44


Role of Telomeres in the Development of Cancers | Fashion in US

This detail alone causes problems due to the fact that DNA replication progresses 5′ to 3′ which leads to discontinuity in the lagging strand, therefore the nucleotide adding enzyme DNA polymerase cannot finish the polymerisation process ... A small piece of DNA is left unreplicated at the end of each cell cycle which results in that amount of DNA to be lost and if this process carries on the way it does, then this will eventually cause the essential, protein-coding [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:26:08


Identigene DNA Paternity Test Collection Kit

You are here: Home » Health News » Identigene DNA Paternity Test Collection Kit Stumble This Digg This Share on Delicious Share on Facebook Tweet This *Sponsored Links* DNA Test At Drugstore *Sponsored Links* Yesterday Rite Aid stores all over America started selling the Identigene DNA Paternity Test Collection Kit for $19.99 but that price does not include the $119 to have a lab evaluate cells wiped off the cheeks of the child.Doug Fogg, chief operating officer for Sorenson Genomics of Salt Lake City, the maker of the product said: “This is for people who are just curious. It is [more...]

Date: 2008-03-27 06:29:54


[Dna: Replication, Repair, Recombination, and Chromosome Dynamics ...

In most cells, 100-1000 Okazaki fragments are produced for each replicative DNA polymerase present in the cell. For fast-growing cells, this necessitates rapid recycling of DNA polymerase on the lagging strand. Bacteria produce long Okazaki fragments (1-2 kb) and utilize a highly processive DNA polymerase III (pol III), which is held to DNA by a circular sliding clamp. In contrast, Okazaki fragments in eukaryotes are quite short, 100-250 bp, and thus the eukaryotic lagging strand polymerase does not require a high degree of processivity. The lagging strand polymerase in eukaryotes, polymerase [more...]

Date: 2008-10-17 07:00:00


HowStuffWorks "How Cells Work"

Here are some of the terms you commonly see: Biotechnology; Gene splicing; Human genome; Genetic engineering; Recombinant DNA; Genetic diseases; Gene therapy; DNA mutations; DNA fingerprinting or DNA profiling ... What is a virus and how does it work at the molecular level? What is an antibiotic and how do antibiotics work? Why don't antibiotics kill normal cells? What is a vitamin, and why do we need to take them every day? How do poisons work? What does it mean to be [more...]

Date: 2000-04-01 08:00:00


Talks About Pregnancy Test

HPV testing – sometimes the cells can be checked to see if there is HPV DNA present. Often this can be done with the cells from the original Pap test, so the woman does not need to return to the office. Colposcopy – This test is done in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 04:47:16


Lithium Explained | Free Fitness Tips

Enhancing the replication of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) (which contains important genetic information that is used in the creation of new cells). - Increasing the grey matter nerve cells in the brain (which support hearing, memory, muscle control, speech and vision). - Preventing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia (by reducing brain damage and promoting new neural growth). - Protecting against the negative effects of mood altering drugs such as alcohol, caffeine, marijuana and tobacco. - Reducing aggressive, self destructive and violent behaviour (based on a number of different research [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 00:25:51


The Link Between Genetics And Colon Cancer

Genetic drift , selection , migration, etc., are parameters which are used to construct models that allow us to generate predictions and obtain deeper insight. The discovery of DNA and the elucidation of the biophysical substrate which constrains the modes of inheritance in a concrete manner opened up the startling vistas of molecular evolutionary genetics. Generally, gene mutations can disrupt an entire protein, but in colon cancers, only half the APC protein is lost, while the other half remains, Ahmed explains. Her work in fruit flies suggests a reason for this unexplained phenomenon. [more...]

Date: 2010-09-08 23:00:00


CARCINOGENESIS: Integrative Cancer Research is a multi ...

IRON is involved in essential biochemical reactions ranging from respiration to DNA synthesis. Consequently, iron deprivation has been proposed as a strategy for inhibition of tumor cell growth. We recently described a novel iron chelator, tachypyridine … Several reports of the toxic properties of iron chelators (desferrioxamine, dithizone, hinokitol, etc.), including their ability to induce apoptosis, have appeared. Suzy Torti, an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 02:55:21


New Repair Mechanism Has Been Discovered by Researchers « New ...

In 1953, the molecular structure of DNA was discovered by Watson and Francis Crick. Since then, one of the most amazing discoveries in genetic research has been the multitudes of protein machines that repair DNA. Recently, a “fundamentally new” DNA repair mechanism was discovered by researchers at Vanderbilt University!  Science Daily describes it this way, “Tucked within its double-helix structure, DNA contains the chemical blueprint that guides all the processes that take place within the cell and are essential for life.  Therefore, repairing damage and maintaining the integrity of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 08:16:14


IVF Mail - DNA Fragmentation Test For Sperm

Dear All. I want to know about your experience with DNA fragmentation kits. Secondly I am interested in experiences with intravaginal culture (Invo-cell) technique. Thank you in advance seeking internation members comments/observation. Write a reply... dear all i've used halosperm technique for DNA fragmentation in sperm , especialy when embryos decline sfter day 3 ( sperm DNA manifest itself after day 3) and when i have repeated icsi failure , i'm really deceived coz my results are very controversial (as are results in many studies ) chadi FAKIH - 09 February 2010 haloperm very good [more...]

Date: 2010-01-12 08:00:00


Radaractive: Darwinism - a horse and buggy hypothesis trying to ...

However, the wild bacterium lacks an enzyme called a "citrate permease" which can transport citrate from outside the cell through the cell's membrane into its interior. So all the bacterium needed to do to use citrate was to find a way to get it into the cell. The rest of the machinery for its metabolism was already there. As Lenski put it, "The only known barrier to aerobic growth on citrate is its inability to transport citrate under oxic conditions." Bacteria evolving in the lab? Nope.  After over 30,000 generations, Citrate eating bacteria are apparently the result of a system failure [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 23:52:00


Article Snack » Where To Learn More About Proof Of Paternity

Using the coming of DNA testing these days, paternity can be established with almost 100% accuracy. Except for identical twins, your DNA is as distinctive as your fingerprint. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) denotes your genetic makeup like the color of your hair and eyes, skin color, height, and others. The youngster gets 50% of his DNA from his mum and also the other half derives from his dad. Comparing the child’s DNA with that in the biological mom will get rid of the genes inherited from her. What remains are the DNA of the father. A comparison of probes between the father, mother and [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 06:33:27


Steve Talbott's genomic dynamite (What's Wrong with the World)

How could we hold our heads up with high-browed, post simian dignity when, as the New Scientist reported in 2003, “chimps are human”? If the DNA of the two species is nearly the same, and if, as most everyone seemed to believe, DNA is destiny, what remained to make us special? Such was the fretting on the human side, anyway. To be truthful, the chimps didn’t seem much interested. And their disinterest, it turns out, was far more fitting than our angst. The bulk of the essay is given to careful explication of the inadequacies of the long-regnant genomic model to explain gene expression. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 01:51:53


ginandtacos.com » Blog Archive » HOW ABOUT A MAGIC TRICK?

Honestly, that is more than most whining top-bracketers can do, so I suppose we should give him a little credit for admitting that. Any semblance of dignity in his argument deteriorates rapidly thereafter. Suppose that some editor offered me $1,000 to write an article. If there were no taxes of any kind, this $1,000 of income would translate into $1,000 in extra saving. If I invested it in the stock of a company that earned, say, 8 percent a year on its capital, then 30 years from now, when I pass on, my children would inherit about $10,000. Now let’s put taxes into the calculus. First, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 04:14:30


Special feature: Texas death row DNA case (Part 2) : SCOTUSblog

Mary A. Fischer Feature Stories Posted Monday, October 11th, 2010 12:02 pm An earlier post in this series appeared on Thursday. Part #2: Crimes and Doubts – “It’s too bad this is the test case for post-conviction DNA testing because it’s so screwed up.” A Texas blogger on Henry Skinner’s case To some people who’ve met him at the Polunksy Unit in Livingston, Texas, Hank Skinner does not immediately strike them as an innocent man who’s been wronged by the system.  “He’s got an attitude toward government and law enforcement that I totally understand,” explains Texas [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 16:02:28


Vitamin E Just the Facts, Maam

It is important to understand that we are ultimately responsible for our own well-being and should do whatever is necessary to maintain our health and assist our bodies in resisting and fighting disease. Since health practitioners agree that vitamins are essential for life and health, we must ensure that we receive adequate amounts for our bodies to function properly and to protect us from illnesses. Vitamin E is one of the vitamins to which we should pay particular attention.  http://health-olipolus.blogspot.com/ A vitamin is an organic substance essential for life that regulates metabolism [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 07:18:23


Alnylam Scientists Present New Data on RNAi Therapeutics at ...

Further, several of the presentations describe the design, synthesis, and analytical characterization of siRNAs with optimized properties, including: “Solid-phase synthesis of 5'-di- and tri-phosphates and their modified analogs of DNA, RNA and chemically modified oligonucleotides,” by Ivan Zlatev, Ph.D., Scientist; “Parallel high throughput synthesis of chemically modified 21-27mer siRNA sequences,” by Satya Kuchimanchi, Ph.D., Associate Director, Small Scale Synthesis; “Novel method for the confirmation of siRNA sequence by LC-MS/MS,” by Gary Lavine, Ph.D., Senior [more...]

Date: 2010-08-24 12:13:50


Twitter Roundup

RT @sociallifeofdna RT @alondra: Profile of Ann West: Teen Digs for Clues in Family DNA http://bit.ly/cIC7mx Note article in last Tweet has estimate of genetic tests at 1,800. Seems much closer to true than ~800 number we heard earlier in week. Changes on the Horizon as Personalized Medicine Moves into Clinical Practice: http://bit.ly/blY4az Recap from Burrill pers. med conf MT @crossborderbio: DTC link in last tweet is from @CMAJ_News – also contrasts Class III regulation of companion dx. DTC is non-clinical? RT @dgmacarthur: George Church (@geochurch) says cost of genome sequence may hit [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 13:30:26


Mike's Weekly Skeptic Rant: Deepak, Deepak, Deepak....

It was my understanding that Dr. Hawking was speaking about the theoretical physics that show that there had to be a universe from "nothing" because of the understanding of actual quantum mechanics which anyone can watch in this lecture by Dr. Lawerence Krauss. Fairly layman-friendly and highly recommended if you haven't seen it already and have an hour to learn some cool stuff.They (scientists) want a unified model based on mathematical certainty, not a shrug of the shoulders. They already know that time and space emerged from the quantum void, but this nothingness has to be [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 20:22:00


GeoVax Presents at AIDS Vaccine 2010 Conference in Atlanta - Drugs ...

The team used simian immunodeficiency virus (SIVmac)239 vaccines and a heterologous SIVsmE660 challenge in rhesus macaques to test the utility of co-expressed GM-CSF in the DNA vaccine. The inclusion of the GM-CSF in the vaccine increased protection from 25% to 71%. The protection appeared to completely block infection (versus merely controlling infection), providing what is called "sterilizing" immunity, a highly desirable characteristic for an AIDS vaccine.  Impressively, the protection was against 12 weekly intrarectal exposures at a dose estimated to be 100 to 1,000 times higher [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 12:10:12


University researchers working to perfect micro DNA technology ...

University of Virginia researchers are working to develop “lab-on-a-chip,” which could drastically change such scenarios by shrinking technology that requires time, laboratories full of people and expensive equipment into a glass slide smaller than a credit card. Such technology has been promised for close to two decades, warns James Landers, a University of Virginia professor of chemistry and mechanical engineering and an associate professor of pathology. He is the lead researcher for the lab- on-a-chip project. While he is cautious about the “unknowns” yet to be dealt with, Landers [more...]

Date: 2008-11-14 05:01:00


An Overview of Molecular Markers in Lung Cancer | GRACE :: Lung Cancer

Cancer cells with high levels of ERCC1 protein are better able to repair the DNA adducts before the cell can die, and thus are resistant to platinum compounds. In contrast, NSCLC cells with low levels of ERCC1 have a worse prognosis but are more sensitive to platinum chemotherapy. This finding has led to a number of clinical trials that attempt to determine ERCC1 levels ahead of time and use the platinum only when the levels are low. These trials in advanced NSCLC will be explored more in a separate chapter, and were reviewed in early stage NSCLC by Dr. Wakelee. Another DNA repair protein [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 05:10:37


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


Soft-Kill Weapons of Mass DNA Destruction

Also, whether you fly or not, the dark powers that have subjugated our federal government are intent on repeatedly lashing you with deadly radiation all for your own good, mind you. Our government has bought hundreds of mobile Z Backscatter Vans (ZBVs) to hunt you down, so they can shoot you with deadly radiation. These vans, that look innocuous enough, are carriers of radiation-death-machines that take no quarter, while they are driven through out our neighborhoods radiating pets, children, women, and men, alike, while they are in the privacy of their own homes. These ZBVs also drive through [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 13:14:48


Unlocking the Mystery of Life | nextbigtrends.com

Using state-of-the-art computer animation, “Unlocking the Mystery of Life” transports you into the interior of the living cell to explore systems and machines that bear the unmistakable hallmarks of design. ... But you are still correct; the DNA blue print of life's synthesis is still an unresolved mystery. Don't ruin your valid point with other arguments against evolution. As far as the release, “Where Does the Evidence Lead” is an updated version of “Unlocking the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 12:12:49


Baby DNA test: Who is the father? Part II

A baby DNA test is one means of establishing with certainty who the daddy of the unborn child is. One can of course choose to wait till after the child is born although it is important to know that this is not necessary as a paternity test can be conclusively carried out while the mother is still pregnant. How is the Baby DNA testing done? There are two main methods through which the unborn baby’s DNA can be sampled. Amniocentesis: this is carried out anywhere between week 14 and week 20 of the pregnancy and is normally done as a routine procedure to locate abnormalities in the chromosomes. [more...]

Date: 2010-09-02 10:47:14


Responding to Merlin Part III – Merlin's Delineation Between ...

In bacteria, this is often done by increasing transcription rates using a mutagenic DNA polymerase. In your immune system this is done, at least in part, by a deaminase attaching to the antibody gene to cause mutations. This deaminase is targeted by a non-coding DNA element, which points it not only to the correct gene, but the correct *part* of the correct gene. It would make no sense to mutate the part of the antibody which attaches to the cell, but only the part which attaches to the antigen. And, in fact, that is precisely the part that gets mutated. The region which attaches to the [more...]

Date: 2010-09-08 04:41:08


HIV Vaccine | Biology in Action

“The prime is a plasmid DNA vaccine, PENNVAX™-G, and the boost is a virus vector vaccine, Modified Vaccinia Ankara-Chiang Mai Double Recombinant (MVA-CMDR). Together, the vaccines are designed to deliver a diverse mixture of antigens for HIV-1 subtypes A, B, C, D and E”. Taken separately, the strategies have been proven safe. Several precautions have to be taken because the study is the use of different HIV antigens during the priming (A-D) and boosting A/E. The DNA vaccine was designed at the University of Pennsylvania and licensed by Inovio Pharmaceuticals. The vaccine is based off a [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 13:07:22


Evolution News & Views: When "Junk DNA" Isn't Junk: Farewell to a ...

In the Darwinist repertoire, a standard response to evidence of design in the genome is to point to the existence of "junk DNA." What is it doing there, if purposeful design really is detectable in the history of life's development? Of course this assumes that the "junk" really is junk. That assumption has been cast increasingly into doubt. New research just out in the journal Nature Genetics finds evidence that genetic elements previously thought of as rubbish are anything but that. The research describes tiny strands of RNA, previously thought to be junk, that now turn out to play a role in [more...]

Date: 2009-04-28 16:20:29


AMFood DNA (Dynamic Nutrition Advantage) from Amega Global ...

AMfood DNA (Dynamic Nutrition Advantage) from Amega Global is the NEW nutrition for EVERYONE. Not only does DNA have the absolute best combination of freeze-dried superfruits (Acai, Goji, Mangosteen, Noni etc) it also contains the world’s highest concentration of Sulfoaphane (from Broccoli Sprouts). Sulforaphane has been clinically shown to have amazing health, wellness and restorative capacity and triggers an Epigenetic response in mammals. Epigenetics is the study of how the human DNA switches on inactive genes that are used to generate the protective mechanism in your cells. DNA is also [more...]

Date: 2010-06-11 01:16:39


Species Nutrition Isolyze, Chocolate Milk, 4-pound Tub

This procedure has the added benefit of preserving 3 valuable components of whey immunoglobins, lactoferrins, and glycomacropeptides that are necessary for optimal immune system function and protein synthesis reactions. And if all this werent enough, ISOLYZE tastes great too! Gone are the days of the chemical- or sour-tasting whey isolates! With ISOLYZE, you get the best of both worlds great quality and great taste! List Price: $ 99.99 Price: $ 63.70 Vegan Sublingual B-12 – 90 tabs,(Deva Nutrition) Category: Vitamin B & B Complex Low Carb, Low Sodium, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Wheat [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 07:29:47


BioPet DNA Breed Identification Kit | I Love Dogs Blog

Use DNA to discover the breeds present in your dog Painlessly collect your dog’s DNA sample and send it to BioPet for quick analysis Over 60 qualified breeds are on file Fast results via USPS within 2 weeks Even a prepaid return envelope for the DNA sample is included Product Description Advances in DNA testing technology mean that it has become possible to identify the ancestry of any dog by performing a simple test using a cheek swab. The DNA required for the test to be run is isolated from cells that are trapped on the DNA ID Card. All cells carry the same genetic material, regardless of [more...]

Date: 2009-12-18 14:44:21


Defense of human rights must extend to the science lab, argues ...

Defense of human rights must extend to the science lab, argues Detroit archbishop   Comments: 4 Detroit, Mich., Oct 6, 2010 / 05:54 am (CNA).- Following the University of Michigan's announcement of a new embryonic stem cell line, Archbishop Allen Vigneron spoke out against the dangers of putting “human hands on the switch of life and death,” arguing that the protection of life “must extend to the laboratory.” In an Oct. 3 editorial for the Detroit Free Press, Archbishop Vigneron began by stating that he “started out as an embryo.” “So did you and everyone else who shares this [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 10:54:00


What Does DNA Stand For in Science | Intelligent Mag

Before cells are divided, the chromosomes duplicate first; this is what we call replication of DNA. This is the division of cells which results in two cells that have to contain the same information like their mother-cell. There are four nitrogenous bases within the DNA molecule. Those are: Adenine, Cytosine, Thymine and Guanine. Genes are composed of bases. In case of DNA damaging, the sequence of DNA will be changed. This happens when there is mutagen factor involved. These mutagens are highly radioactive. The damage that occurs as a result of the radiation is determined by the mutagen [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 19:47:49


Clean Genes: Michigan Tech Chemist Culls the Good Synthetic DNA ...

Synthetic DNA purification process developed by Shiyue Fang, Michigan Tech Chemistry Department image July 22, 2010— Birds do it, bees do it. Even scientists in labs do it. But the scientists can’t hold a candle to the birds and the bees, who can make gobs of primo DNA without even thinking about it.DNA is a critical element of gene therapy, and scientists working to develop cures for diseases make it with synthesizers. Unfortunately, synthesizers don’t do nearly as good a job as cells in stringing nucleic acids together to make DNA, and many of the resulting sequences—called [more...]

Date: 2010-07-22 19:46:37


DNA: Size Does Matter. But is it Science or Art? « Exploratorium ...

Then I randomly found this website, which starts with the same idea as our DNA Cheek Cell Extraction Demo but takes it to a whole new level:  You send your cheek cells in the mail to their company.  They extract your DNA from your cells, then use PCR to amplify unique sections of DNA in your genome.  This DNA is loaded into a gel and a current is run through the gel to separate the DNA based on size.  UV dye is added to the whole thing to make your DNA strands visible, a photograph is taken, and voila!…a giant canvas print with the color scheme of your choice is ready to hang on your [more...]

Date: 2008-05-14 07:37:47


Links of London almost entirely

Links of London sale Six years ago the term "genetic genealogy" was meaningless, says Bennett Greenspan, head of Family Tree DNA, a testing firm with 52,000 customers. "Now the interest is huge." As individuals track down their personal family narratives, population geneticists are seeking to tell the larger story of humankind. Our Links of London Black Friendship Bracelet recent common ancestorsa genetic "Adam" and "Eve"have been traced back to Africa, and other intriguing forebears are being discovered all over the map. One group of scientists recently found that 40 percent of the world’s [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 02:55:30


cryptogon.com » New Book Looks at Connection Between Mobile ...

An Australian team led by a fellow named John Aitkin believes that cellphone radiation weakens the ability of the sperm cell to swim because it’s affecting mitochondrial DNA (mitochondria are basically the engines of the cell). Very similar work was done at one of the top research institutions in Turkey, and in Poland, Hungary and India. Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family by Devra Davis Via: Salon: Strange how hard it is to remember a time before cellphones. Mobile phones have changed the way we spend our [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 08:40:08


Evolution News & Views: Guy Walks Into a Bar and Thinks He's a ...

Part of the reason for this is if one decides to take into account the plethora of species-specific DNA insertions and deletions ("indels") that are present along any segment compared between chimp and human, the percentage of identity drops. Another reason is that duplications, inversions, translocations, and transpositions at all scales uniquely characterize the two genome sequences -- these have to be untangled before aligning the sequences in order to measure their similarity. Also, the 99% identity figure is often derived from protein-coding regions that only comprise about 1.5% of the [more...]

Date: 2009-05-14 19:06:54



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