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Cryptic New Species of Shark Identified: Atlantic Sixgill Shark

Added: 22.02.2018 7:38 | 0 views | 0 comments

An international team of marine biologists from the United States and Belize has confirmed that sixgill sharks residing in the Atlantic Ocean are a different species than their counterparts in the Indian and Pacific oceans. The team’s findings were published online this month in the journal Marine Biodiversity. The sixgill sharks of the genus Hexanchus [...]

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Leading Zimbabwe pastor warns elections may be rigged

Added: 22.02.2018 2:19 | 0 views | 0 comments


A prominent Zimbabwean activist voiced doubt Tuesday that upcoming elections -- the first since Robert Mugabe's ouster -- will be credible, as the new president's commitment to basic rights was still unclear. Evan Mawarire, a pastor who became the face of anti-Mugabe demonstrations last year, told AFP that Zimbabwe's legacy of ballot rigging and political repression would take time to shed. "It's very difficult for me right now to believe that elections will be free, fair and credible because the history says otherwise", Mawarire said on the sidelines of the Geneva human rights summit, referring to Mugabe's tyrannical 37-year rule.

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Diabetes: Can gene therapy normalize blood glucose levels?

Added: 21.02.2018 23:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have shown that alpha cells can be reprogrammed into beta cells to restore blood glucose levels in diabetes.

From: www.medicalnewstoday.com

A horse is a horse, of course, of course — except when it isn’t

Added: 21.02.2018 22:47 | 0 views | 0 comments


An international team of researchers has discovered a previously unrecognized genus of extinct horses that roamed North America during the last ice age.

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From: www.heritagedaily.com

Diabetes: Surprising gene discovery could fuel new treatments

Added: 21.02.2018 22:44 | 0 views | 0 comments

Researchers have identified a single gene mutation that may be responsible for both high and low blood sugar levels in a single family.

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From: www.medicalnewstoday.com

Four-in-one flu shot may mean lifelong protection against the flu

Added: 21.02.2018 22:38 | 0 views | 0 comments

Scientists have found that a vaccine combining centralized ancestral genes from four major influenza strains could be a path toward a universal flu shot.

From: www.sciencedaily.com

Human genetics studies reveal new targets to reduce heart disease

Added: 21.02.2018 22:34 | 0 views | 0 comments

Again and again, it’s the rare among humans that help the rest of us. The exploration of human genetics is revealing new targets to combat heart disease among atypical variants. Mutations in genes that play a role in heart health are the inspiration for a cluster of new heart drugs.

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From: www.sciencedaily.com

Diabetes and heart disease linked by genes, reveals study

Added: 21.02.2018 22:34 | 0 views | 0 comments

In a large analysis of genetic data, a team has first looked into what causes type 2 diabetes (T2D) and second clarified how T2D and coronary heart disease (CHD) -- the two diseases that are the leading cause of global morbidity and mortality, are linked.

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From: www.sciencedaily.com

Gene therapy using ‘junk DNA’ could lower risk for heart disease

Added: 21.02.2018 22:34 | 0 views | 0 comments

Researchers successfully used a gene that suppresses cholesterol levels as part of a treatment to reduce plaque in mice with a disorder called familial hypercholesterolemia. In a preclinical study, researchers found that the gene, LeXis, lowered cholesterol and blockages in the arteries, and the treatment appeared to reduce the build-up of fat in liver cells.

From: www.sciencedaily.com

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may fight infectious disease

Added: 21.02.2018 22:34 | 0 views | 0 comments

Scientists found a gene variant that affects cholesterol levels also could increase the risk of contracting typhoid fever. A common cholesterol-lowering drug could protect animal models against Salmonella Typhi, the culprit behind the potentially deadly infection. The findings give insight into the mechanisms that govern human susceptibility to infectious disease and point to possible avenues to protect against pathogens -- like Salmonella or Ebola -- whose entry into host cells is regulated by cholesterol.

From: www.sciencedaily.com

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