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  • Discovery of new Parkinson’s disease gene may lead to improved treatments
    Discovery of new Parkinson’s disease gene may lead to improved treatments
    UCLA researchers have identified a new gene involved in Parkinson’s disease; the discovery might lead to new treatments, and possibly a cure, for the neurodegenerative disorder. The findings were published on June 4, 2014, in the journal...
  • Saltation theory, a speculation that new species come into existence by mutation
    Saltation theory, a speculation that new species come into existence by mutation
    The saltation theory came about by Hugo deVries (!848-1935) who was a Dutch botanist working with primroses. He believed a new species had suddenly sprung into existence as a mutation. He theorized that new species "saltated" (leaped),...
  • Genes from mom may affect how fast you age
    Genes from mom may affect how fast you age
    Many factors affect how fast one ages. Poor lifestyle choices such as poor diet, lack of exercise, and substance abuse can affect how rapidly one ages. However, a new study has found that genes passed down from your mother may affect your aging...
  • Cancer causing proteins found by researchers
    Cancer causing proteins found by researchers
    Sunday, theNational Institutes of Health(NIH)announcedthat researchers had found a set of proteins involved in the body’s natural defenses that produces a large number of mutations in humanDNA. The research suggests that these naturally...
  • How to recycle the energy in your cells.
    Are your cells able to properly use enough oxygen? How nutrition may help
    Here's how to help recycle the energy in your cells. There are oxygen bars, bottled water bars, how about nutrition bars, the ultimate convenience food? Not just the wrapped candy-looking nutrition bars, but actual 'bars' when you sit...
  • Haeckel's Tree of Life
    Computer Whisperers and Evolution
    Note: for you people who prefer videos to digesting the written word, there is an embedded video from Youtube which paraphrases this article. This presentation is mainly directed at computer gurus, people who write code to entice computers to...
  • Older men and abnormal kids
    Older father's sperms causes gene mutations on offsprings
    A recent research revealed that older men have an increased probability in having abnormal babies. Most men are stuck with their careers to make more money and it is interesting that this new study serves as a wake up call. In their long term...
  • Evidence of mutations found near Fukushima
    Evidence of mutations found near Fukushima
    A report coming out of the Scientific Reports Journal concluded the “artificial radionuclides from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant caused physiological and genetic damage to this species.” The species they are referring to is ...
  • Ulysses Butterfly
    New casualties from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan: mutated butterflies
    Butterflies that were exposed to nuclear radiation from the Fukushima fallout are displaying increasing levels of genetic mutation with each new generation, said scientists on Tuesday, on the Nature.com news blog."We have reached the firm...
  • UCLA researchers gain further insight into the genetic basis of autism
    UCLA researchers gain further insight into the genetic basis of autism
    UCLA researchers continue to make progress regarding the genetic factors involved in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A new study published online on June 21 in the American Journal of Human Genetics may lead to future therapies to treat patients...
  • UCLA announces another cancer treatment breakthrough
    UCLA announces another cancer treatment breakthrough
    On March 24, 2011, UCLA researchers announced that they had developed a cancer “roadmap” that could help combat resistance to targeted drug therapies. New drugs that specifically target the mutated genes responsible for cancer growth...
  • Taannkk!!
    Left 4 Dead 2 mutation for Nov 12- Taannkk!!
    This week's mutation for Left 4 Dead 2—Taannkk!!—is back by popular demand after winning overwhelmingly in Valve's most recent player poll.This Versus-mode mutation makes all special infected Tanks—our favorite flammable,...