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The Human Genome Project revealed that ~1-2% of our genome makes functional proteins while the role of the remaining 98-99% remains enigmatic. Researchers have tried to uncover the mysteries surrounding the same and this article throws light on our...
Gingko trees lives for thousands years by evolving compensatory mechanisms to maintain a balance between growth and ageing. Ginkgo biloba, a deciduous gymnosperm tree native to China is known commonly as health supplement and as herbal medicine. It is also known...
Success in mapping the complete neural network of male and female worms is an important progress towards understanding function of the nervous system. Our nervous system is an intricate connection of nerves and special cells called neurons which transmit signals...
Anorexia nervosa is an extreme eating disorder characterized with significant weight loss. Study on genetic origins of anorexia nervosa has revealed that metabolic differences play an equally important role along with psychological effects in the development of this disease....
Scientists have demonstrated for the first time a multiple-person ‘brain-to-brain’ interface where three persons collaborated to complete a task via direct ‘brain-to-brain’ communication. This interface called BrainNet paves way for direct collaboration between brains for solving a problem. A brain-to-brain interface in...
For the first time, delivery of genetic material induced heart cells to de-differentiate and proliferate in a large-animal model after myocardial infarction. This led to improvement in heart functions. According to WHO, around 25 million people worldwide are affected by...
This first case of genetic manipulation in a lizard has created a model organism that could help gain further understanding of reptile evolution and development CRISPR-Cas9 or simply CRISPR is a unique, fast and inexpensive gene editing tool which enables...
Scientists have revived pigs brain four hours after its death and kept alive outside the body for several hours Of all organs, brain is most susceptible to continuous supply of blood to meet its immense non- stop requirement of oxygen...
Case study reports first rare semi-identical twins in humans to be identified during pregnancy and only second ever known till now Identical twins (monozygotic) are conceived when cells from a single egg are fertilized by a single sperm and they...
Study highlights the key genes which can prevent motor function decline as an organism ages, for now in worms Ageing is a natural and inevitable process for every organism in which there is a decline in function of many different...
Study shows for the first time healthy mouse offspring born from same sex parents – in this case mothers. The biological aspect of why mammals need two opposite genders to procreate has intrigued researchers for very long. Scientists are trying...
Scientists have excavated the largest dinosaur fossil which would have been the largest terrestrial animal on our planet. A team of scientists from South Africa, UK and Brazil led by University of Witwatersrand have discovered a fossil of a new...
A first study has shown how an animal society actively reorganizes itself to reduce the spread of disease. Generally speaking, high population density in a geographical region is the biggest factor which contributes to faster spread of a disease. When...
Adult frogs have been shown for the first time to regrow amputated legs marking it as a breakthrough for organ regeneration. Regeneration means re-growing a damaged or missing part of an organ from residual tissue. Adult humans can successfully regenerate...
Compounds have been identified which could prevent malaria parasites from infecting mosquitos, thereby stopping the spread of malaria. Malaria is a global burden and it claims 450,000 lives each year globally. The main symptoms of malaria include high fevers, chills...
A crucial protein which is responsible for longevity has been identified for the first time in monkeys Plethora of research is happening in the field of ageing as it is essential to understand the genetic basis of ageing to be...
For the first time dormant multicellular organisms’ nematodes were revived after being buried in permafrost deposits for thousands of years. In quite an interesting discovery made by a team of Russian researchers, ancient roundworms (also called nematodes) which had solidified...
A new geometrical shape has been discovered which enables three-dimensional packing of epithelial cells when making curved tissues and organs. Every living organism begins as a single cell, which then divide into more cells, which further divide and subdivide until...
New study shows that it might be possible to transfer memory between organisms by transferring RNA from a trained organism into an untrained one RNA or ribonucleic acid is the cellular ‘messenger’ which codes for proteins and carries DNA’s instructions...
Studying the Neanderthal brain can reveal genetic modifications which caused Neanderthals to face extinction while made us humans as a unique long-surviving species Neanderthals were a human species (called Neanderthal neanderthalensis) who evolved in Asia and Europe and coexisted for...
Unlocking the genetic information of a fern could provide us potential solutions to multiple issues faced by our planet today. In genome sequencing, DNA sequencing is done to determine the order of nucleotides in every specific DNA molecule. This exact...
A new breakthrough study has shown how we could restore our cell’s functionality and tackle the unwanted effects of ageing Ageing is a natural and an inevitable process because no living being is immune to it. Ageing is one of...
A groundbreaking study has discovered a novel way to rejuvenate inactive human senescent cells providing enormous potential for research on ageing and immense scope for improving lifespans A team led by Professor Lorna Harries at University of Exeter, UK1 has shown...
The ambitious mission of replicating the human brain onto a computer and achieving immortality. Multiple research shows that we could well imagine a future where infinite number of humans can upload their minds to the computer thus having an actual...
In a breakthrough study, first primates have been successfully cloned using the same technique used to clone the first mammal Dolly the sheep. The first ever primates have been cloned using a method called somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), the technique which...

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