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Researchers Reveal Gene That Causes Chronic Pain

Researchers Reveal Gene That Causes Chronic Pain

A team of researchers led by scientists from Hebrew University, Israel, have reported the successful identification of a gene associated with susceptibility to chronic pain caused by nerve injury in humans. This study is the first time such a gene ...

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Biological Clock Operate on a 24-hour Cycle?

Biological Clock Operate on a 24-hour Cycle?

Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, have recently found the way in which our biological system knows to operate on a 24-hour cycle. This discovery, in the form of a single tiny molecule, holds the clue to the ...

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Making Cancer Cells Glow

Researchers at AntiCancer Incorporated in San Diego, California and at Okayama University in Japan are developing a virus that makes cancer cells permanently glow. A fluorescence gene derived from jellyfish is integrated into tumors using a modified cold virus. The ...

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Preventing Tumor Growth in Embryonic Stem Cells

Preventing Tumor Growth in Embryonic Stem Cells

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Israel have created a method that can eliminate the tumor risk of using stem cells as the cure for various diseases. According to the scientists, this development may revolutionize the field of stem cell ...

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DNA Date

A dating agency called ScientificMatch offers its clients the service of finding their chemically, physically, and genetically correct partners. ScientificMatch bases its matchmaking on scientific studies which have shown that opposites really do attract. It aims to find matches who ...

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A Genetic Link to Fight HIV

A Genetic Link to Fight HIV

Scientists from the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology (GIVI) and the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have identified a gene that may influence the production of antibodies that neutralize HIV. This discovery is likely to lead ...

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Fighting Viruses with their Own Weapons

Fighting Viruses with their Own Weapons

Naama Elefant, a PhD student from the Hebrew University, was named one of this year’s winners of the Barenholz Prizes for Creativity and Originality in Applied Computer Science and Computational Biology for the discovery of a new mechanism by which ...

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Submissive Mice Help Fight Depression

A research team led by Dr. Albert Pinhasov at the Ariel University Center of Samaria, Israel, has recently created a new animal model of depression. The team used mice whose behavior was more prone to be controlled by other mice ...

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The Genome’s Switches

Scientists in California have discovered a DNA sequence that turns on and off gene expression in the cell. The human genome is a very long molecule composed of repetitions of the four nucleic acids (coded by the letters A, T, ...

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