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Is there such a thing as a magical elixir giving us eternal life? While Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom may coax us into believing this, common sense quickly dismisses the idea. [...] Is there such a thing as a magical elixir giving us eternal life? While Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom may coax us into believing this, common sense ...
Section: Content | Category: Features | Date: Monday, 01 January 2007 | Hits: 25454
The 52' documentary film « The Hidden Life of our Genes », written and directed by Hervé Nisic, produced by Pierre-François Decouflé (Heliox Films) with the support of the 7th Framework Research Programme of the European Union, has won the best film award at the International Life Sciences Film Festival of Praha [...] Producer Pierre-François ...
Section: Content | Category: In brief | Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2012 | Hits: 16959
“Ten years ago publication of the human genome sequence gave the world a blueprint for a human being. But just as a list of automobile parts does not tell us how a car engine works, the complete genome sequence—a list of the DNA "letters" in all the chromosomes of the human cell—did not reveal how the genome directs our cells' day-to-day activities ...
Section: Content | Category: General epigenetics | Date: Tuesday, 12 June 2012 | Hits: 5351
What genomics, transcriptomics and systems biology of naked mole rats can teach us about longevity, cancer & more.Brown, D., 2011.Washington Post, October 12th, 2011 [online]
Section: Content | Category: General epigenetics | Date: Tuesday, 12 June 2012 | Hits: 5104
... The genetic blueprint, like a complex musical score, remains lifeless without an orchestra of cells (players) and epigenotypes (instruments) to express it. Science is now uncovering what plays our genetic score, and it appears this performance can change dramatically between generations without alteration to the DNA sequence. The field of epigenetics ...
Section: Content | Category: In brief | Date: Thursday, 01 June 2006 | Hits: 18651
Genetic test changes the game in cancer prognosisBy Gina KolataPublished: July 9, 2012 in the New York Times [online]
Section: Content | Category: Epigenetics & disease | Date: Friday, 13 July 2012 | Hits: 4270
Our genome, our DNA, has taken a central place in our daily life, whether we think about our health, our well-being and longevity, our susceptibility to disease, our aptitude for learning, and our adaptation and responses to diet, drugs and the environment. Yet despite having successfully sequenced the full human genome, it is not enough to make sense ...
Section: Content | Category: News | Date: Tuesday, 03 May 2016 | Hits: 2338
The life aquatic The life aquatic Name: Jeanne Villepreux-PowerNationality: FrenchLived: 1794-1871Fields: Natural history and marine biologyClaim to fame: Inventor of the aquarium Leaving behind her modest roots in rural France, Jeanne Villepreux-Power (1794-1871) walked to Paris to seek her ...
Section: Content | Category: Women in science | Date: Thursday, 03 January 2013 | Hits: 7924
Decoding the blueprint of life Decoding the blueprint of life Name: Rosalind FranklinNationality: BritishLived: 1920-1958Fields: Biophysics, biochemistry and crystallographyClaim to fame: Ground-breaking work that helped to identify the structure of DNA The discovery of the structure of DNA was ...
Section: Content | Category: Women in science | Date: Monday, 06 May 2013 | Hits: 15229
Dr Lindsey Goff explores the effects of parenting on our molecular heritage. You could say that parenting begins at conception, when a unique mélange of DNA is born. This genetic mélange – your genome – is one of the few permanencies in life. It grows older with you and, except when mutated [...] June 2010 Dr Lindsey Goff explores the effects ...
Section: Content | Category: Features | Date: Tuesday, 01 June 2010 | Hits: 35829
We're all well aware that a difficult childhood can have a great impact on the course of someone's life. Childhood abuse can even drive individuals to commit suicide. A study published in Nature Neuroscience this month elucidates the molecular basis of how stress can shape the way genes work [...] We're all well aware that a difficult ...
Section: Content | Category: In brief | Date: Monday, 02 February 2009 | Hits: 13356
... Hellenistic centre of learning. She was both the daughter and student of Theon, the last-known mathematician associated with the Museum of Alexandria, which comprised the famous library and a number of independent institutes of learning.Growing up in such learned surroundings was to fuel her lifelong passion for knowledge and free inquiry. "Reserve ...
Section: Content | Category: Women in science | Date: Tuesday, 20 November 2012 | Hits: 11032
... the shortcomings of the new science. “The dusty motion of atoms” could not be used to explain all natural phenomena, she argued, and so every atom must be “animated with life and knowledge”. She also claimed that the newly invented microscope distorted nature and led to false observations of the world. Scientific high society In 1660, the Royal Society ...
Section: Content | Category: Women in science | Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2012 | Hits: 46706
... such as: DNA replication, cell fate decisions, and response to environmental stresses, just to name a few. Considered together, we begin to see there is a large amount of epigenetic information contained within an organism that is accrued throughout its lifetime. How epigenetic marks are copied and propagated under different conditions, at different ...
Section: Content | Category: In brief | Date: Friday, 16 November 2012 | Hits: 21070
... coincided with the First Crusade which reached Jerusalem in 1099 – and it appears to have suited the earnest young child’s disposition. In later life, Hildegard expressed gratitude that she had been given to the Church at a time when “the religious began to grow sluggish and turn to vacillation”. Like a dream The abbess claimed to have had visions ...
Section: Content | Category: Women in science | Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2012 | Hits: 10339