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July 4, 2018


Nanomachines Fight Cancer

In 2018, researchers developed nanomachines that can target tumor cells in the human body.

June 29, 2018


Space And Human Gene Expression

Spending time in space is rough on astronauts’ bodies.

May 3, 2018


NASA Twins Study

NASA is studying the impact of traveling to and living in space on the human body.

February 9, 2018


From the source (click through to read more): "In this photograph, a labeled DNA segment (a known oncogene) has been put into a mouse oocyte, a cell that develops into a mature egg cell. The labeled DNA has paired with (or hybridized to) multiple copies of RNA in the mouse oocyte. The presence of this RNA (shown here as black dots inside the nucleus of the immature cell) shows that the normal cellular counterpart of the oncogene is active, suggesting that it is critical for normal germ cell development. Expression of genes is manifested by the production of RNA transcripts within cells."

DNA Photographed

In 1962, a biologist photographed DNA copying itself.

November 9, 2017


Got an itch?

How Do Bears Scratch An Itch?

Got an itch? You should take a lesson from bears!

June 7, 2017


Watch out for the Asian Clam!

Clam Attack!

If you think the Clones on Star Wars were a threat, just wait until you hear about Asian clams.

February 17, 2017


Magnetic core memory units that have been turned into art. Magnetic core memory was used often in computers from the 1950's-1970's as a form of storage.

DNA Storage Solution

As more and more data is generated, researchers are trying to find new storage methods.

January 10, 2017


Methylation may be an early indication of tumor growth.

Routine Blood Tests May Help Doctors Diagnose Cancer Faster

Researchers hope that by 2021, liquid biopsies will be a part of an annual physical exam.

September 15, 2016


Some proteins and the RNA molecule already behave and act as tiny thermometers in living organisms.

Tiny Thermometers Could Lead To Big Breakthroughs

Thermometers 20,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair may tell us more about humans' molecular biology.

April 26, 2016


dad and son eat

What Dads Eat May Affect Their Offspring

Diet can change the DNA of males, who then pass on certain traits to their offspring.

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