Archive: 2/02/2011

Researchers pinpoint how one cancer gene functions

For several decades, researchers have been linking genetic mutations to diseases ranging from cancer to developmental abnormalities. What hasn't been clear, however, is how the body's genome sustains such destructive glitches ...

dateFeb 02, 2011 in Genetics
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Lampreys give clues to evolution of immune system

Biologists have discovered that primitive, predatory lampreys have structures within their gills that play the same role as the thymus, the organ where immune cells called T cells develop in mammals, birds and fish.

dateFeb 02, 2011 in Evolution
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Physiological impacts of homophobia

Young adults who are lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) are at far higher risk for severe mental health problems than their heterosexual peers. New research from Concordia University suggests that the stress of being rejected ...

dateFeb 02, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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