Genetics & Molecular Biology
- So Long Antibodies, Welcome Frankenbody
Our bodies can deploy biomolecules to find, tag and destroy invading pathogens. They work by binding to specific targets, called epitopes, on the surfaces of antigens- like locks to keys. This selective tagging mechanism in natural antibodies has been valu ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 12 2019 - 9:20am
- Confluence Of Hype: In Mice, A Genetic Change Prevents A Disease That Doesn't Exist
In modern American culture, two exploratory fields in science compete to scare the public or suggest the promise of miracle cures; epidemiology and studies in mice. ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 5 2019 - 10:49am
- CRISPR Leads To Genetic Sex Selection In Mammals For The First Time
Fish, insects, crustaceans, and even some plants possess the ability to change the sex of their offspring before they are born. It's a genetic skill mammals lack. Or did. A new study reveals a genetic system in mammals that enables two animals to mate ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 9 2019 - 5:00am
- Black-eyed Peas, The World's Toughest Bean, Gets Its Genome Cracked
Black-eyed peas, a global dietary staple for centuries due to their environmental toughness and nutritional qualities, are small beans with dark midsections. In sub-Saharan Africa they remain the number one source of protein in the human diet. Now it' ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 9 2019 - 9:27am
- Perfect Day Sold Out Of Its GMO Cell-Based Ice Cream In Hours- At $20 A Pint
Ben&Jerry's is not going to roll out ice cream derived from geneticaly modified cells in a lab any time soon- their buying demographic hates science (although their parent conglomerate Unilever loves it)- but the public wants it now. ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 22 2019 - 3:03pm
- Ketogenic Diet Works For Infants With Epilepsy Due To Confirmed Genetic Abnormality
The ketogenic diet is a high fat, low carbohydrate diet that has become a health fad but it was originally posited as a benefit for people with epilepsy. ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 27 2019 - 4:07pm
- Can Genetically Engineered Driscoll's Rosé Strawberries Really Be "Natural"?
One thing that makes the science community spit its Fresca out its collective nose is the organic industry's claims to be more natural than conventional. Mutagenesis, where seeds are literally dunked in chemical and radiation baths in hopes to get a g ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 28 2019 - 1:08pm
- We're All Mutants, But You'll Never Be In The X-Men
Everyone is a mutant but some are prone to diverge more than others. The difference is largely based on two influences. One is the age of a child's parents. A child born to a father who is 35 years old will likely have more mutations than a sibling bo ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 25 2019 - 6:05am
- Alcohol Is Fertility Statistical Magic- But Not In The Way You Think
A new review of other papers claims that unless women stopped drinking alcohol a year prior to conception they probably gave their kids future congenital heart disease. The authors are not kidding. And binge drinking was correlated to 52 percent higher bi ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 3 2019 - 12:11pm
- Realistic Lab Grown Meat Gets A Step Closer With Textures
Though plant burgers like Beyond and Impossible have surged in popularity, they are still alternative versions of the real thing. Science has been consistently pushing toward real meat, but grown in a lab, which should defuse activist claims about the meat ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 22 2019 - 10:57am