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Storing zettabytes of information on a few grams of DNA


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Aug 23 (IANS) Archival storage of the world's ever-increasing volume of information is reaching a point where it will require a breakthrough technology to meet the enormous need.Although flash ... Read more...

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Parents can transmit stress to children


June 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Believe it or not -- our parents could have transmitted to us some of the stress we experience."There has been a big discussion about whether the ... Read more...

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Scientists discover a key to maintaining our DNA


March 19th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how DNA maintenance is regulated, opening the door to interventions that may enhance the body's natural preservation of genetic information.DNA contains all of the genetic ... Read more...

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Nanoscale gene ‘ignition switch’ could help detect and treat cancer


December 16th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study in mice has shown that a set of genetic instructions encased in a nanoparticle can be used as an "ignition switch" to rev up gene ... Read more...

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NASA researchers discover arsenic-based life form on Earth


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth.NASA researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California ... Read more...

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‘Junk DNA’ supports development in less-than-ideal growth conditions


July 17th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): Repeated instructional regions in the DNA of fruit fly may contribute to normal development under less-than-ideal growth conditions by making sure that genes are turned on and off ... Read more...

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Scientists create artificial life in lab (Lead)


May 21st, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Three Indian-origin scientists are part of a team that has for the first time created a synthetic cell, controlled by man-made genetic instructions, which can also reproduce itself. The ... Read more...

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Scientists create first synthetic cell


May 21st, 2010 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, scientists have for the first time created a synthetic cell, controlled by man-made genetic instructions, which can also reproduce itself. "We call it the first ... Read more...

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Earliest land vertebrates were more diverse than believed


July 7th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A new study of ancient fossils has determined that the earliest land vertebrates, also known as tetrapods, were more diverse than we could possibly imagine.The study was ... Read more...

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How flowering plants originated about 130 million years ago


May 19th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A new study is helping shed light on the mystery of the sudden origin of flowering plants about 130 million years ago, with information about what the first ... Read more...

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What jumpstarted life on earth - riddle still unanswered


February 3rd, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) How and when did life begin on earth? Did the first microorganisms arrive from space, riding piggyback on meteors that crashed into earth billions of years ago, ... Read more...

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Algaes sweet tooth harnessed to make biofuel


December 18th, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, US, have described a method for using sugar-producing microalgae for making biofuel.The researchers have explained a way to genetically ... Read more...

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How relaxation response helps you deal with high BP, infertility and more


July 2nd, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A collaborative study by members of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Genomics Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center ... Read more...

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Russia to create DNA database to tackle crime


June 27th, 2008 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Moscow, June 27 (RIA Novosti) Russia's State Duma, the lower house of parliament, Friday adopted in its first reading a bill on the creation of a national DNA database. The planned ... Read more...

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2 microRNAs behind tumours deadly spread identified


January 29th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
London , Jan 29 (ANI): Scientists at the Winstar Institute have found two microRNAs (miRNAs) - miR-373 and miR-520c - that promote the spread of tumors, or metastasis.Amongst the two, miR-373 may ... Read more...

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