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How did we evolve to live longer?

Research shows a collection of small adaptations in stress activated proteins, accumulated over millennia of human history, could help to explain our increased natural defences and longer lifespan.

dateJan 18, 2018 in Evolution
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A new, dynamic view of chromatin movements

In cells, proteins tightly package the long thread of DNA into pearl necklace-like complexes known as chromatin. Scientists at EPFL show for the first time how chromatin moves, answering longstanding questions about how its ...

dateJan 18, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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Memory gene goes viral

Two independent teams of scientists from the University of Utah and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have discovered that a gene crucial for learning, called Arc, can send its genetic material from one neuron ...

dateJan 16, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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