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Behind Blue Eyes

Do you have blue eyes? If so you share a common ancestor with every other human being on the planet who also has blue eyes. This is according to research from the… 351 more words

Evolution

Fusion of Toyboys

The swinging perch with the mirror on the lower level has provided a fusion of the toyboys:

In a previous post, (click here) the… 34 more words

Birds

Life - The Reforming Genetic Code Traveling in Time

Just another way to look at life could be in terms of journey of continuously reforming genetic code traveling in time. A journey that began when the nucleotide base pairs enabled life, as we know it, to come into being. 388 more words

Astrobiology

α-synuclein and LRRK2 used to lessen neurodegeneration Parkinson's disease

University of Alabama at Birmingham says that the potential new class of drugs is kinase inhibitors that are active against the enzyme “leucine-rich repeat kinase 2″ (LRRK2, pronounced “lark two”). 369 more words

Disease

Coloboma is possibly the result of mutations in the miR-204 gene

Manchester University says that a scientific collaboration has pinpointed the genetic cause of a rare form of blindness, which can present itself as a key-hole shaped defect in the eye in newborn babies.  198 more words

Genetics

DNA protects itself from UV rays by decaying thymine rapidly after being exposed to UV rays which dissipates the UV energy

Department of Energy, Office of Science says that using X-rays, scientists measured the ultrafast response of DNA nucleobases to UV light. They found that the UV excited state in the nucleobase thymine decays rapidly, harmlessly dissipating the potentially destructive UV energy. 189 more words

Genetics

The Bees, Laline Paull

Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive. Living to accept, obey and serve, she is prepared to sacrifice everything for her beloved holy mother, the Queen. 100 more words

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