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Bioengineers Have Developed a Tool for Reprogramming Genetic Code

Posted in Science on 1st Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

Researchers have developed a way to program DNA in such a way that genes can be turned on or off in living cells.

Color-coding brain cells

Posted in Science on 25th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Neuroscientists have developed a method called multicolor RGB tracking to improve our understanding of how the brain works by color-marking brain cells to be tracked over time.

One Gene Mutation Cuts Heart Attack Risk by Half

Posted in Medicine on 16th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

The Niemann-Pick C1-like 1 (NPC1L1) gene is linked to high cholesterol levels. Ezetimibe, a commonly prescribed drug to lower blood cholesterol, targets this same gene.

Breast cancer test 'Angelina Jolie effect' found

Posted in Medicine on 20th Sep, 2014
by Alex Muller

Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie announced she had had a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer.

Longevity gene in fruit flies hints at coming genetic discoveries to slow aging

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2014
by Alex Muller

With the increasing incidence of age-related diseases, like Alzheimers and cancer, its not just about prolonging life, but prolonging health too.