Archive for the 'DNA' Category

New ultrasensitive electronic sensor to speed up DNA testing

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Singapore scientists have developed a new ultrasensitive electronic sensor that would speed up DNA testing for disease diagnosis and biological research.

Gene breakthrough could banish inherited diseases

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

LONDON - Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University’s Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) have developed a new technique that could banish a host of crippling inherited diseases forever.

Prosecutors say DNA shows kidnapped infant found in NH was cut from mother’s womb in Mass.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

DNA shows infant was cut from Mass. mother’s womb
WORCESTER, Mass. — Authorities say DNA tests have confirmed that a kidnapped baby girl who was found in New Hampshire was cut from her mother’s womb in Massachusetts.

Monkey study suggests transplanting DNA between eggs may block inheritance of some diseases

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Monkeys born from eggs that got DNA transplant
NEW YORK — An experimental procedure that someday may enable women to avoid passing certain genetic diseases on to their children has gained an early success, with the birth of four healthy monkeys, scientists report.

DNA analysis key for solving mystery of King Tut’s origins

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

LONDON - Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt, has said that harvesting DNA from ancient mummies would be the key to solving the mystery surrounding Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen’s origins.

Ancient Irish skeletons could help solve mystery of rare genetic bone disease

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Dublin, August 25 (ANI): Two ancient skeletons with a rare genetic bone disease unearthed from a medieval Irish graveyard may hold key insights for medical experts in solving the mysterious ailment.

Smoking mums-to-be putting future generations at increased health risk

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Mums-to-be who smoke are not only putting their unborn child at increased health risk but future generations also, according to a new study.

Shark ‘tweens’ and teenagers tend to stay near their coastal birthplace

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

WASHINGTON - A long-term field and DNA study by scientists has shown that that young lemon sharks, the equivalent of human ‘tweens’ and teenagers, born at the Bimini islands, Bahamas, tend to stay near their coastal birthplace for many years.

Texas authorities investigating skeletal remains of 2 infants found under mobile home porch

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Infants’ remains found under Texas trailer porch
FORT WORTH, Texas — Authorities cleared weeds and brush around an abandoned mobile home in rural northern Texas on Monday after the skeletal remains of two infants were found under the porch.

Bee disappearances may be linked to damaged ribosomes, which make vital proteins

Monday, August 24th, 2009

New clue found to disappearing honey bees
WASHINGTON — Researchers have a new clue to the collapse of honey bee colonies across the country — damage to the bees’ internal “factories” that produce proteins. Theories about the cause of bee colony collapse have included viruses, mites, pesticides and fungi.


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