Turning Off The Fat Genes

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“It doesn’t make any difference what I eat. Weight problems just run in my family. It’s all genetic.” These are common excuses, but genetic research has just shot them down in flames. Genes do influence our size and shape, but studies clearly show that if you change your diet and lifestyle, you can override hereditary […]


Jhdma2a Gene Hope Sparks For Curing Infertility

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A new discovery which plays a significant role in the development of sperm may be able to give light on the problem of male infertility. Scientists from Howard Hughes Medical Institute believe they have discovered that a defect in the Jhdma2a gene could cause some cases of infertility in men. The Howard Hughes team noted […]


Hormone May Be A Real Fountain Of Youth

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Researchers recently discovered a hormone that may extend your life. Thus far this hormone has only extended the life of several mice, however it may help scientists develop new drugs that can expand our lives as well. Wouldn’t it be great if scientists discovered the real life fountain of youth? The idea may not be […]


Is Autism The Consequence Of Genetic Dysfunctions

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Autism is a complex neurological disorder that involves abnormalities at the level of the central nervous system. Although the specific causes of autism in remain unknown, it seems that acquired or inherited genetic dysfunctions have a very important role in the occurrence of the syndrome in people. Recent experiments conducted on mice have proved that […]


Psoriasis What Causes Psoriasis

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Any bacteria do not cause psoriasis. No virus or fungus causes it. It is not a contagious disease. There is nothing but body that decides if you will get psoriasis or not. A gene is responsible for psoriasis. Those who have that gene may get psoriasis if it is triggered. Psoriasis – common triggers The […]


Major Discovery How Carcinogens Cause Cancer

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The current belief in medical research holds that most cancers are caused by exposure to carcinogens, and that carcinogens cause cancer by damaging DNA. However, the huge effort and billions of dollars invested by the NIH, private foundations, and pharmaceutical companies in searching for damaged DNA in cancer has produced few discoveries and little benefits […]


Persian Cat Chocolate And Lilac Color

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Chocolate or lilac Persians? Can it be possible? I, as an owner, breeding Persians and exots, pose myself such a problem quite recently. Of, course they exist, if to see from genetic point of view. These colors are included into standard, there is their description, but… Where are they? By all accounts from abroad, they […]


Life Insurance And Critical Illness Insurance Cancer Tests To Increase Women S Premiums

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Ladies, if your mother or any other female blood-line relatives have a history of breast or ovarian cancer then from next year onwards, you could face higher insurance premiums. You could even be refused cover altogether. When these women apply for life and critical illness cover, the insurance industry wants to ask them whether they […]


Speculators Could Drive Uranium To 55 Pound

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Summary: TradeTech LLC Chief Executive Gene Clark talked with StockInterview about the uranium bull market, where his price models show uranium prices heading and when to expect the peak of the current upward cycle of the bull market. When will “hard” times again hit the uranium market, and how long will the trough last? And […]


Major Breakthrough In The Understanding Of Cancer

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Hunting for Genetic Mutations and Cancer The current paradigm in medical research holds that the cause of most cancers is a genetic mutation. For instance, according to the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), an institute at the NIH, “all cancers are based on genetic mutations in body cells.” In fact, mutation hunting is big […]


Biotechnology Timeline Important Events And Discoveries In Biotechnology

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1977: The Age of biotechnology arrives with “somatostatin” – a human growth hormone-releasing inhibitory factor, the first human protein manufactured in bacteria by Genentech, Inc. A synthetic, recombinant gene was used to clone a protein for the first time. 1978: Genentech, Inc. and The City of Hope National Medical Center announce the successful laboratory production […]