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Dr Gundrys Diet Evolution Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You and Your Waistline by Krizia MissK Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 30 Sep 2010 5:52am Dr Gundrys Diet Evolution Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You and Your Waistline “Dr. Gundry has crafted a wise program with a powerful track record.” –Mehmet Oz, M.D., professor and vice chair of surgery, NY Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center Does losing weight and staying h ... Read on »
The Evolution of Compassion: From Gene to Meme by RickHanson Posted Tue 12 Mar 2013 5:40pm The Compassionate Brain A FREE eight-part video series, hosted by Dr. Rick Hanson, that explores effective ways to change your brain and heart and life. (Watch or listen to the entire series by registering at http://live.soundstrue.com/compassionatebrain/ .) Session 4: The Evolution of Compassion: From Gene to Meme Session High ... Read on »
Evolution: Education and Outreach, all about eye evolution by Tye Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:04pm Wow, I just ran across this post from Genomicron about a special edition of the aforementioned journal which is available completely free on the internet.  It has some really good information in it and I encourage everyone to check it out.  The table of contents is listed here for easy copy and pasting for all you bloggers who want to pass on ... Read on »
Gene Therapy in Ophthalmology Update 19: A New Virus Vector for Safer Delivery of Gene Therapies by Irv Arons Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 14 Jun 2013 4:49pm Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, along with some assistance from the Flaum Eye Institute and Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester, have come up with a new version of an adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector that can deliver genes deep into the retina using an intravitreal injection of the vector into the ... Read on »
Researchers examine evolution of ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 8:54pm Researchers examine evolution of genes that trigger the body's immune response to viral infection RICHMOND, Va., 23 oct 2008– Virginia Commonwealth University Institute of Molecular Medicine researchers have traced the evolutionary origin of two genes that serve as primary cellular sensors of infection with RNA viruses, such as influenza, polio ... Read on »
Epigenetics: Are Obesity Genes Always Expressed? by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 10:30am There is much excitement about a new branch of the biological sciences. For many years it was thought that we were slaves to our genes. Information always flowed from DNA to RNA to proteins. In fact this idiom was deemed the central dogma of biology. Information only flows in one direction and there is nothing we can do about it. Well, the cen ... Read on »
What's the difference between human and chimps? Gene regulation by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 10:28pm The vast differences between humans and chimpanzees are due more to changes in gene regulation than differences in individual genes themselves, researchers from Yale, the University of Chicago, and the Hall Institute in Parkville, Victoria, Australia, argue in the March 9, 2006, issue of the journal Nature. The scientists provide powerful ne ... Read on »
It’s in our genes: why women outlive men by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Mon 06 Aug 2012 10:02pm Monash University News Published August 3, 2012  in Current Biology, research led by Monash University describes how mutations to the DNA of the mitochondria can account for differences in the life expectancy of males and females. Mitochondria, which exist in almost all animal cells, are vital for life because they con ... Read on »
Preventing eating disorders by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 10:11am This past weekend was the Stand Up 2 Cancer event, where celebrities raised money to try and "eliminate" cancer. I believe the catchphrase was "This is where the end of cancer begins." As I biochemist, I find the idea of "eliminating" cancer quite absurd. Cancer is simply a byproduct of evolution. If genes couldn't mutate, we would still be ... Read on »
Mechanism of gene mutation by Martin Eastwood Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:11pm This is a fascinating article in Nature by Hurst on genes and evolution, which during a time when Darwin’s work is being honoured is coming up with interesting results What makes us humans unique, this must be in unique genes, where Darwinian positive selection has occurred. Genes thought to be hotspots for positive selection can be d ... Read on »