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Biology Fact of the Day

Our DNA is highly conserved — unchanged over a lifetime or even generations. That said this conservation leaves clues to our DNA origins and they are bacterial. 485 more words

Genetics

Increasing Physical Capacity: Soldiers & Gene Modification

Article Title

The Real Captain America: Bioengineering the Super Soldiers of Tomorrow.

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“With the rapidly advancing field of genomics and gene modification, the distinct possibility has arisen for applying these technologies to enhance a soldier’s physical capacity. 87 more words

Anatomy & Physiology

Self-organization of signal transduction.

We propose a model of parameter learning for signal transduction, where the objective function is defined by signal transmission efficiency. We apply this to learn kinetic rates as a form of evolutionary learning, and look for parameters which satisfy the objective. 168 more words

Papers

Current Epigenetic Perspective on Diabetes - Who Regulates the Regulators?

Samuel T. Keating (1) and Assam El-Osta (1,2,3,4)

(1) Epigenetics in Human Health and Disease Laboratory, (2) Epigenomics Profiling Facility, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, The Alfred Medical Research and Education Precint, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia. 2,393 more words

Weak control of inflammation by genes, linked to Alzheimer's development

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge has studied data from healthy human brain tissue, revealing a signature of proteins in specific areas of the brain that could dictate vulnerability to damage in Alzheimer’s. 706 more words

Health

Mapping cell-specific histone acetylation

Changes to intracellular metabolism can alter the expression of specific histone methyltransferases and acetyltransferases conferring widespread variations in epigenetic modification patterns. Although important enzymes and chromatin changes have been described, defining the specific process governing the cell’s ability to… 255 more words