Feb 3, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Breathing molecule discovered
Vital to treating respiratory conditions — which could now be better targeted and treated — is the discovery of a vital molecule that regulates breathing. Discovered at the University of Warwick, UK.
Feb 2, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Ovo protein same across species
Japanese research identifies a similar role for Ovo protein in egg and sperm cell formation in mice and fruit flies, suggesting Ovo acts as an evolutionarily conserved mechanism for reproductive cell development in ALL animals.
Feb 1, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Chromosome Traffic Cop
Before an egg becomes fertilized, chromosomes must pair up to pass along genetic information. This happens within each reproductive cell (eggs or sperm), when chromosomes of male and female origin move toward each other to eventually join.
Jan 31, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
The Meiosis Tango
Where would we be without meiosis and recombination? Nowhere. All sexually produced life would not exist, as sperm and eggs are made through meiosis. When meiosis doesn't work it can lead to infertility, miscarriage, birth defects and developmental disorder..
Jan 30, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Scientists create human/pig chimera
Human/animal chimeras can offer insights into early human development and disease onset and provide a realistic drug-testing platform. They may also someday provide a process for growing human cells, tissues, and organs for regenerative medicine. For now, however, they are helping scientists understand how human stem cells grow and specialize.