Give Now

A Moment of Science

Posts tagged DNA

June 20, 2012

 

About 40,000 years ago, Neanderthals had already experienced an extinction scare.

What Happened To The Neanderthals?

Scientists have found evidence that by the time modern humans arrived in Europe, Neanderthals had already experienced an extinction scare.

May 29, 2012

 

A child with progeria.

What Is Progeria?

Progeria was first described in the nineteenth century. The mysterious disease is often thought of as premature aging.

May 3, 2012

 

A lot goes into making milk taste great!

Ultraviolet Light May Be Used To Replace Pasteurization

Scientists believe they have a high-tech use for one of nature's natural anti-bacterial agents, ultraviolet light. They can use it to replace pasteurization.

April 20, 2012

 

Hmm, healthy chocolate? We're skeptical.

Are Antioxidants The Fountain Of Youth?

Reading ads for antioxidant supplements, you'd think you'd found the fountain of youth. What are antioxidants and how do they work?

February 23, 2012

 

Check out that DNA origami!

Telomeres: The Key To Aging

Cell copies are not perfect--the chromosome isn't copied all the way to the tip. That's where telomeres come in handy.

February 17, 2012

 

Watch out - this guy is tough!

Crocodiles Swam The Atlantic

Crocodiles are built for survival and that's how they swam the Atlantic.

February 10, 2012

 

Modern medicine vs Neanderthal genetics

How Neanderthals Fought Disease

Modern preventive medicine has saved millions of lives. You'll be surprised to hear that Neanderthals may have helped ancient humans prevent disease with genes.

November 14, 2011

 

f

The DNA Whodunnit

Today, recombinant DNA is used to make insulin and the clotting factors hemophiliacs need. Who made this amazing discovery?

September 19, 2011

 

Genetic Similarities In African And Eurasian Populations

According to new genetic analysis, Southern Europeans, Middle Eastern groups and Jews share genes with African populations.

June 14, 2011

 

New Elephant Species Discovered

Scientists suspected that two populations, African savannah and African forest elephants, were separate species because of their size differences.

« Previous PageNext Page »

Stay Connected

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from A Moment of Science:

Support for Indiana Public Media Comes From

About A Moment of Science

Search A Moment of Science