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Midweek Quickie: Adenoviruses vector in Gene Therapy Treatment

Adenoviruses are nonenveloped and medium in size viruses which contained double-stranded DNA. Adenoviruses vector is used in gene therapy so that the new gene can make a functional protein in the cell to treat the disease.

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Casa Bonita, History Colorado Center, and Colorado Springs

Friday night Gene and I took Sidney and Aaron to Casa Bonita. An icon of Denver, we thought Aaron would enjoy the overly done restaurant. I’m happy to say he did. 462 more words

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Thrifty Gene Hypothesis may not be accurate.

A new study out in the journal Cell Metabolism suggests that a popular, yet controversial theory on why our genes make us more susceptible to being obese–known as the thrifty-gene hypothesis–might not hold water, which may cause many researchers to continue to rethink obesity’s root causes and subsequently how they will go about treating it. 25 more words

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The stories we tell

This was primarily published on https://whythebrainmatters.wordpress.com

The kingfisher tale is a tale of love, separation and reunion. It starts with Halcyon.

In the land of the Greeks, the myth was initiated[1]. 347 more words

The stories we tell

The kingfisher tale is a tale of love, separation and reunion. It starts with Halcyon.

In the land of the Greeks, the myth was initiated[1]. Halcyon a goddess and ruler of the wind was married to a mortal king Ceyx of Tachis. 332 more words

Sixth sense of touch and body awareness is dependent on a gene

‘Sixth Sense’ of touch and body awareness is dependent on a gene!
Researchers at NIH have discovered a gene ‘PIEZO2’ that controls specific aspects of human touch and proprioception. 20 more words

The Panopticon Penitentiary

The Panopticon is the brainchild of the Father of utilitarianism, Jeremy Bentham. The word derives from παν (all), and οπτικος (watch), and the idea is to create a structure where a single watchman in the centre, who is hidden behind a system of blinds, can observe every single inmate in every single cell in the building and thereby stripping all privacy and autonomy away from them. 1,807 more words

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