Genetics is the study of genes, heredity and variation in living organisms. It involves research into the molecular structure and function of genes, particularly gene behavior in the context of a cell or organism. It also involves the study of patterns of inheritance and gene distribution, variation and change within populations.
The rinderpest virus is the second virus to have been eliminated by humans, according to a new report.
3 | October 14, 2010 1:24pm |
Researchers can shoot quantum dots into cells. It's like a flu shot to the cell.
2 | September 28, 2010 4:00pm |
British scientists have figured out the key mechanism behind the leading cause of blindness â€” opening up hope for new treatment options for age-related macular degeneration.
3 | September 27, 2010 8:50am |
Scientists are inspired by nature to construct smarter buildings. We want the buildings to act like skin.
4 | September 23, 2010 12:02pm |
Powering electronic devices like smart packaging and radio-frequency sensing devices could get a boost from paper-thin, rechargeable Li-ion batteries.
1 | September 20, 2010 8:34am |
Synthetic biology, the design and construction of new biological parts and systems, has the public's support, but many say that risks need to be evaluated, according to a survey.
2 | September 9, 2010 3:42am |
British scientists create liver cells from skin cells. Can this end of the organ shortage and open up treatment options?
August 30, 2010 9:07am |
Drought-tolerant crops are one step closer to becoming reality after scientists discover what makes the process tick at a molecular level.
August 27, 2010 7:55am |
Oxford researchers have shown how vitamin D interacts with our DNA and how a deficiency in it brings on a slew of serious diseases.
4 | August 27, 2010 7:44am |
Bet you didn't know that the immature eggs of the African Clawed Frog were so useful.
2 | August 27, 2010 12:11am |
In a city already plagued with high rates of childhood asthma, Hurricane Katrina changed the landscape of the disease in New Orleans. An asthma expert talks about managing the epidemic today.
3 | August 25, 2010 1:39am |
You can know your test results. You can Google them. You can connect with others who have similar conditions. You can push your doctor around.
August 13, 2010 8:42am |
'Superbug' antibiotic-resistant bacteria has arrived in the U.S. from India and Pakistan, and it's got doctors and scientists concerned.
6 | August 13, 2010 8:13am |
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers found a new class of RNA using Helicos BioSciences' single molecule sequencing platform.
1 | August 10, 2010 3:39pm |
University of Washington researchers make protein folding into a computer game. Tens of thousands of players are now unlocking the mysteries of proteins to find cures to diseases.
August 5, 2010 3:29pm |
A gene in the brain of a mouse may hold the key to treating Alzheimer's disease in humans.
2 | July 26, 2010 7:57am |
What started as a health story turns into a consumer story. Look for udon in a store near you. Buy them in moist packs rather than dry. Add your own soup and enjoy them at home. Leave the...
8 | July 21, 2010 10:55am |
While 6.8 million people identified themselves as multiracial in the 2000 census, only a tiny fraction of them are among the millions of registered bone marrow donors.
July 20, 2010 4:00am |
University of Michigan researchers have figured out a way to manipulate lysosomes. This could change the way common diseases such as neurodegenerative diseases are treated.
July 19, 2010 9:37am |
Few companies have the resources to think both short-term and long-term in health IT. This is what IBM sees as a competitive advantage.
4 | July 16, 2010 7:46am |