Oct 7, 2016------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
How evolution has given us 5 fingers
Have you ever wondered why our hands have exactly five fingers? Dr. Marie Kmita's team has. The researchers at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal and Université de Montréal have uncovered a part of this mystery.
Oct 6, 2016------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
New links between genes and bigger brains
A number of new links between genes and brain size have been identified by United Kingdom scientists, hopefully opening up whole new avenues of understanding brain development including diseases like dementia.
Oct 5, 2016------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Progesterone in contraceptives promotes flu healing
Over 100 million women are on hormonal contraceptives. All of them contain some form of progesterone, either alone or in combination with estrogen. Researchers report that treatment with progesterone protects female mice against the consequences of influenza infection by reducing inflammation and improving pulmonary function.
Oct 4, 2016------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
ZIKA in men? "No procreation for 6 months"
The Zika virus has largely spread via mosquitoes, but it can also be spread by sexual intercourse. Men who may have been exposed should wait at least six months before trying to conceive a child with a partner. Regardless whether they ever had any symptoms, federal health officials suggest.
Oct 3, 2016------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Genetically modified baby boy - with 3 parents
New, cheap and accurate DNA-editing techniques called CRISPR-Cas9 and SNT, or single nucleic targeting, are allowing for gene modification in humans. It is not science fiction anymore. In a first, a baby boy with modified DNA has been born in Mexico to overcome a mitochondrial disease that claimed the life of his two earlier sibblings