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Posts tagged DNA

June 24, 2010

 

microscope image of telomere caps

Could a Fountain of Youth Capsule Cause Cancer?

Are you tired of looking for new anti-aging remedies? New discoveries suggest that your answer could be found in one little pill.

June 14, 2010

 

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Cockroaches V. Radiation: Who Wins?

We've all heard rumors that cockroaches can survive, well, anything. But, could they survive nuclear war?

April 2, 2010

 

This structure represents a dehydrogenase enzyme from the bacteria Colwellia psychrerythraea. The enzyme is capable of generating harmful reactive oxygen species and has been implicated in neurodegeneration, ischemia-reperfusion, cancer and several other disorders.

Your Genetic Cookbook: How Cells And Viruses Work

Have you ever gotten a virus and wondered how your body was fighting it off?

March 26, 2010

 

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How Do Antibodies Fight AIDS?

How do antibodies work to fight off diseases like AIDS?

January 26, 2010

 

A bussel of purple grapes.

Grapes Give Up Their Secrets

Learn about the science of grape "breeding" on this Moment of Science.

January 22, 2010

 

Bloody finger.

The Royal Plague

Being King isn't all it's cracked up to be. Learn about the "royal disease" that haunts the descendants of Queen Victoria.

January 5, 2010

 

A strand of DNA.

The 3D Genome… Unraveling DNA

If you could unravel DNA from a single cell, it would be about six feet long! So how exactly does it fit inside the nucleus? Find out on this Moment of Science.

October 13, 2009

 

Human nural stem cells (stained)

Making Stem Cells From Ordinary Adult Cells

Scientists are starting to use stem cells to create new treatments and cures.

February 26, 2009

 

Chemotherapy patient

Why Chemo Works for Some People More Than Others

Chemotherapy works well for some people or cancers, but not as well for others.

December 8, 2008

 

Two dogs running through water

Man’s Best Friend—in All Shapes and Sizes

Isn't it amazing that dog breeds like the Chihuahua and the Great Dane can vary so much in size, yet be the same species?

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