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  • November 30, 1999
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HIV vaccine research heading towards success,so near but so far, latest research and development towards developing HIV vaccine

by B V Waghmare in HIV virus and antiretroviral drugs and antiAIDS vaccine research and developmets

There are few cases observed where some people are tested HIV positive long ago but have not developed AIDS symptoms or the AIDS disease in their entire life and are called by researchers for finding out what is the key difference in them and the other peoples which is imparting capability for not developing HIV infection in to disease AIDS in such individuals.

Researchers have observed that there is a key difference in the genetic constitution of such peoples and they are termed as controlle........ Read more »

B V Waghmare. (2010) Information on HIV virus and antiretroviral drugs and antiAIDS vaccine research and developmets . info:/DOI/arXiv/bvwaghmare

  • November 30, 1999
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Mapping future climate space

by brettcherry in Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Blog

By mapping climate suitability for plant species researchers are able to understand how climate change can affect biodiversity or determine suitable climates in the future for different plants. ... Read more »

  • November 30, 1999
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Conscientiousness, intelligence, and a pseudo-scientific hierarchy of humanness

by Scott McGreal in Eye on Psych

A recent paper claimed that conscientiousness and intelligence are positively correlated - even though recent research has found the opposite - and bemoaned the supposed "dysgenic" implications. This claim is examined in the light of the author's avowed race realism and endorsement of Rushton's equally unfounded "hierarchy of humanness".... Read more »

Moutafi, J., Furnham, A., . (2004) Why is Conscientiousness negatively correlated with intelligence?. Personality and Individual Differences, 37(5), 1013-1022. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2003.11.010  

Templer, D. I. (2012) Richard Lynn and the evolution of conscientiousness. Personality and Individual Differences, 53(2), 94-98. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2011.05.023  

Weizmann, F., Wiener, N. I., Wiesenthal, D. L., . (1991) Eggs, eggplants and eggheads: a rejoinder to Rushton. Canadian Psychology, 32(1), 43-50. DOI: 10.1037/h0078958  

  • November 30, 1999
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Nature is saving a huge amount of our Money

by Usman Paracha in SayPeople

A large number of people in this world don’t know that they have a very huge amount of servants working for them on the planet Earth and beyond this planet at no cost while giving them infinite benefits. Those workers are present everywhere, we know some of them and we don’t know many of them.

Economic value of some bodily functions:

You can’t see your stomach but there are many bacteria working for you without any cost. They are serving you in give and take relations........ Read more »

  • November 30, 1999
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Impulsive snacking at the checkout counter: nudging consumers towards healthier 'grab-and-go'-snacks

by Ellen van Kleef in Food Intake Control

Tempting snacks placed right near the checkout counter can be hard to resist. Even though you know buying one is not in your best interest, they catch attention. These high-profit 'grap-and-go' snacks are particularly hard to ignore at the end of a shopping trip after making dozens of decisions. This blog post discusses a recent paper in which we studied whether assortment structure and accessibility of healthier snacks influences consumer choices. ... Read more »

  • November 30, 1999
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Methylome Data in Lethal Prostate Cancer Supports Personalized Medicine

by Nicole Kelesoglu in E3 Engaging Epigenetics Experts

Recent surprising evidence has shown that metastatic tumors usually do not vary in their genomes within an individual. Yet, these tumors behave differently at different sites around the body. Does that mean that epigenetic profiling will be too variable to target for cancer treatment? In a word, no.... Read more »

  • November 30, 1999
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Fructose: friend or foe? Preliminary findings.

by Kismet in Biogerontology and Health

This discussion has been going on for quite some time and it is certainly not limited to the lay press and lay population. I have always been interested in double checking pop-sci claims, in this case the "evil fructose" meme.... Read more »

  • November 30, 1999
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Dealing with a Stealthy Protein Sample Killer: Shipping on Dry Ice

by Dave Dilyx in Protein Solubility Blog

what could have (actually: should have) been done decades ago, this team of academic and industrial scientists convincingly demonstrate that "...exposure of the solutions to CO2 cause[s] the formation of carbonic acid, resulting in protein damage from the pH drop." In a series of experiments they rule out the type of storage vial, container material of body, cap and seal (borosilicate glass, polyethylene, polypropylene, melamine formaldeyde, phenol formaldehyde, polyethylene terephthal........ Read more »

Murphy BM, Swarts S, Mueller BM, van der Geer P, Manning MC, & Fitchmun MI. (2013) Protein instability following transport or storage on dry ice. Nature methods, 10(4), 278-9. PMID: 23538862  

  • November 30, 1999
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The case of the missing genitalia: copulation costs for male spiders

by Chris Buddle in Arthropod Ecology

Male spiders can be missing their organs (pedipalps) and this is clearly quite a cost for their fitness! This post explores this topic, with some original data, and with some discussion of past literature on the topic.... Read more »

  • November 30, 1999
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Medicine goes under the Needle

by James Dunce in Antisense Science

Tattoo artists may soon be faced with the prospect of a career change into the world of medicine thanks to the revelation that tattooing technology can be effectively applied in the delivery of vaccines and anti-parasitic drugs to the upper layers of the dermis.... Read more »

Shio MT, Paquet M, Martel C, Bosschaerts T, Stienstra S, Olivier M, & Fortin A. (2014) Drug delivery by tattooing to treat cutaneous leishmaniasis. Scientific reports, 4156. PMID: 24561704  

  • November 30, 1999
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Tit for tet: Tet3 regulates neuron activity through epigenetic changes

by Betty Zou in Eat, Read, Science

Tet3 regulates neuronal activity through epigenetic changes in the cells' DNA. It alters the speed and ease with which neurons communicate by altering the number of receptors at the synapse.... Read more »

Yu H, Su Y, Shin J, Zhong C, Guo JU, Weng YL, Gao F, Geschwind DH, Coppola G, Ming GL.... (2015) Tet3 regulates synaptic transmission and homeostatic plasticity via DNA oxidation and repair. Nature neuroscience, 18(6), 836-43. PMID: 25915473  

  • November 30, 1999
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by JB in Bone Broke

One of the little known benefits of studying ancient human teeth is that during my weeks or months of analyzing skeletal remains, I suddenly become EXTREMELY CONCERNED about my own dental health. Brushing twice daily, flossing, gargling with mouth wash, you name it – for the entire duration of data collection, I am a dentist’s dream. Once I’m out of the field these tactics drop off precipitously, and my abiding love of Coke Zero, or anything containing sugar quickly works to ba........ Read more »

Goodman, Alan H., George J. Armelagos, and Jerome C. Rose. (1980) Enamel Hypoplasias as Indicators of Stress in Three Prehistoric Populations from the Lower Illinois River Valley. Human Biology, 52(3), 515-528. info:/

  • November 30, 1999
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Is Your Tech Working for You? Accuracy of Activity Trackers

by Rodney Steadman in Gravity's Pull

A look at two studies that investigate the effectiveness of activity trackers.... Read more »

  • November 30, 1999
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‘Hotspots’ for DNA breakage in neurons may promote brain genetic diversity, disease

by Tom Ulrich in Vector, a Boston Children's Hospital blog

As organs go, the brain seems to harbor an abundance of somatic mutations — genetic variants that arise after conception and affect only some of our neurons. In one recent study, researchers found about 1,500 variants in each of neurons they sampled.

New research revealing the propensity of DNA to break in certain spots backs up the idea of a genetically diverse brain. Reported in Cell last month, it also suggests a new avenue for thinking about brain development, brain tumors and neuro........ Read more »

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