Martin Evans received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2007 for "for their discoveries of principles for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells".
Short-term gene-expression 'memory' is inherited in proteins associated with DNA, new research finds
(Phys.org) —By studying a gene in yeast, a team of scientists has found that modifications to histones—proteins associated with DNA—can control whether or not a gene is allowed to function and may be important in maintaining ...
Research on human embryonic stem cells has been a political and religious lightning rod for more than a decade.
Neuroscientists may soon be modern-day harpooners, snaring individual brain-cell signals instead of whales with tiny spears made of carbon nanotubes.
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a compound that could counter Parkinson's disease in two ways at once.
The theory that pigeons' famous skill at navigation is down to iron-rich nerve cells in their beaks has been disproved by a new study published in Nature.
Many scientists use animals to model human diseases. Mice can be obese or display symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Rats get Alzheimer's and diabetes.
Hungry people are often difficult to deal with. A good meal can affect more than our mood, it can also influence our willingness to take risks. This phenomenon is also apparent across a very diverse range of species in the ...