Genetics & Molecular Biology

Transgender, Men, Women, In Sports. No Overwhelming Advantage With Timely Extended Hormone Use.

R ights are not decided by science but by law and laws are made by man. However, in this scientific age it has been decided that people who are members of a minority by nature generally have the same rights as anyone else. This is known as biological esse ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jan 27 2022 - 12:52pm

Mutated Stem Cell Transplant Cured HIV

HIV normally uses the CCR5 co-receptor to help it infect immune cells, but the receptor’s Δ32 variant effectively blocks viral entry but a 14-month success story using cord blood containing an HIV-resistance gene variant called CCR5Δ32 means HIV has been c ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 21 2022 - 10:38am

Cellular Respiration: An Alternate Version Of The Famous Krebs Cycle?

The Krebs cycle is named after Hans Krebs, who discovered it in 1937, part of the race to discover the central hub of cellular metabolism. In a cell’s mitochondria, it is a core part of the process by which cells “burn” sugars to make adenosine triphosphat ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 12 2022 - 12:57pm

Pests And Disease Ruin 20% Of The Global Wheat Harvest Each Year- These Scientists Think They Can Fix It

With war in Ukraine, Europeans are worried a key source of their food, Russia and Ukraine, is at risk. They are right to be concerned. Food is a strategic resource but European countries chose to embrace higher cost lower yield alternatives to modern agric ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 16 2022 - 6:23am

Food Is Essential And Fertilizer Is Expensive; A New RNA Sequencing Study May Improve Both

When a giant chunk of the work force is told to stay home, and even paid to do it, the results can be felt for years. The US is facing supply chain issues due to conflicting stances like politicians demanding prices be kept low while workers must be paid m ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 22 2022 - 10:25am

The World's Rice Bowl Is Suffering With Lower Yields- Here Is How Science Is Helping

South-East Asia is a substantial consumer of rice but also accounts for about 40 percent of international rice exports. Before population plateaus some time after 2050, and as globalization makes the world more prosperous, there will likely be 18 percent h ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 11 2022 - 10:38am

Boys Are More Demanding Than Girls Even Before Birth- In Mouse Pregnancies

Up to 15 percent of women are diagnosed with pregnancy complications and a new paper says that boys are more likely to be the cause than girls. The authors speculate it may be because boys grow faster in the womb, needing more energy and nutrients from the ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 27 2022 - 7:25pm

TLR7 Mutation Is A Genetic Cause Of Lupus

A genetic analysis found a single point mutation in the TLR7 gene and then identified other cases of severe lupus where this gene was also mutated.  Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease which causes inflammation in organs and joints, affects movement and ...

Article - News Staff - May 4 2022 - 8:40am

DIPA-CRISPR Makes Insect Gene Editing Possible

Since the Nobel prize for chemistry was awarded to biochemist Jennifer Doudna and microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier in 2020, for developing the gene-editing technique known as Crispr-Cas9, Crispr has enjoyed a lot of attention and interest from scient ...

Article - Mark Pierce - May 19 2022 - 10:19pm

The Link Between Female Fertility And Twins- An Answer From The Past

The common belief is that women who have twins are more fertile but what does the science say? A detailed analysis of more than 100,000 births to women born between 1700 and 1899, published on 24 May 2022 in Nature Communications, found the answer is no. A ...

Article - News Staff - May 26 2022 - 2:18pm