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Blue Jeans for Healthy Genes in Rhode Island by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted Sun 07 Jun 2009 11:12pm On May 3rd, Susan, a volunteer with the IDF, put together an incredible fund-raiser.   It was a 5K Run/Walk which was held in Buttonwoods City Park in Warwick, Rhode Island.   They walked and ran through a beautiful woods and along the beach. This fun event was the first fund raiser for this chapter of the IDF.   They were able to donate $1,00 ... Read on »
Denim Blue Jeans Ribbon To Symbolize Rare Disease Awareness; New Campaign of Jeans and Genes A Perfect Fit! by Chris H. Posted Mon 01 Feb 2010 7:30pm The Rare Disease community now has a powerful and universal new symbol to rally around — a blue jeans denim ribbon created by the Global Genes Project and the Children’s Rare Disease Network.  The worldwide initiative lauched today and is focused on raising awareness for millions of children li ... Read on »
Gene Expression: Location, Location, Location by Mark S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 24 Apr 2008 6:00pm Blue Genes Geneticists at North Carolina State University have revealed an interesting lesson in gene expression: where you live can have significant impact on how your genes are expressed. The scientists focused on a sample of 46 Moroccan Amazighs, a relatively homogenous group genetically-speaking. The subjects included desert no ... Read on »
US Captures The Top Number For the Most Powerful Computer in the World–First Time Since 2009 - IBM Sequoia At the DOE Lab by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Jun 2012 12:04am This is a little break away from the normal healthcare blogs but it’s related as these supercomputers are in healthcare.  DOE even rents space out for other agencies and I wrote about that a while back.  Too bad our Congress has not figured out that they too could maybe ask the DOE for some super computing space to figure out their data needs w ... Read on »
A retrovirus makes chicken eggshells blue by Vincent Racaniello Posted Wed 11 Sep 2013 12:00am When you purchase chicken eggs at the market, they usually have white or brown shells. But some breeds of chicken produce blue or green eggs. The blue color is caused by insertion of a retrovirus into the chicken genome , which activates a gene involved in the production of blue eggs. The Araucana, a chicken breed from Chile, and Dongxia ... Read on »
ADHD gene #5: Serotonin transporter gene (5-HTT) by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:54pm ADHD Genes ADHD Gene #5: Serotonin Transporter Gene (5-HTT, also referred to as "SLC6A4"): 5-HTTLPR long allele, location 17q11.1-12 This is the fifth gene that is being discussed on our list of ADHD genes. If you are not familiar with some of the terms in this post, here is a section on background information as it pertains to our study ... Read on »
Energy Efficient Brain Simulator Outperforms Supercomputers by National Science Foundation Posted Wed 24 Apr 2013 12:13am In November 2012, IBM announced that it had used the Blue Gene/Q Sequoia supercomputer to achieve an unprecedented simulation of more than 530 billion neurons. The Blue Gene/Q Sequoia accomplished this feat thanks to its blazing fast speed; it clocks in at over 16 quadrillion calculations per second. In fact, it currently ran ... Read on »
All About Eye Color by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted Tue 13 Apr 2010 9:16am Copyright ©2004 by Larry Bickford. All Rights Reserved. This document may be copied for your personal use. One additional copy may be reproduced for archive or to share. The publication must be copied in its entirety and include the copyright notice. Any use or sale for profit is strictly prohibited. The EyeCare Reports PLEASE READ THI ... Read on »
We’ve Both Got Brown Eyes But Our Baby’s Eyes Are Blue – What’s Going On? by just 4 families Patient Expert Posted Fri 20 Jul 2012 7:35am Our eye colour is one of our most defining features, and so it’s unsurprising that one thing which fascinates millions of parents more than anything else is watching their child’s eyes develop. Throughout pregnancy parents dream of looking at their baby’s face and seeing characteristics of their own reflected back at them, and one of the mo ... Read on »
DOE Supercomputer Helps Design More Efficient Big Rigs by US Department of Energy Posted Wed 16 Feb 2011 2:00am EERE » News » Printable Version DOE continues to use supercomputers to help push the envelope of energy efficiency and on February 8 reported that BMI Corporation in partnership with DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory ... Read on »