Scientists discovered hidden structural regularity in Silica glass
The regulation of the atomic configuration is not uniform in all directions. Glass is a fundamental material with a disordered structure. Despite its longevity throughout the years, its atomic configuration still baffles scientists.
Vegetarianism or Meat-Craving Could Be Genetic
Sure, “free will,” but you’re more hardwired than you think. Scientists agree: Sleeping seven to eight hours a night, going regularly to the gym, and eating a vegetarian diet are all good health choices. Despite some TikTok claims of healthy “carnivore diets,” we all ought to be eating less meat and doing some squats instead of standing around near a grill.
How We Could Test For Cancer, Even Without a Tumor Sample
DNA doesn’t lie — and exploratory tumor biopsies might soon be a thing of the past. Our body seems stable, but every day, some of our cells die and get replaced. This growth and replacement is necessary for our survival — but sometimes, cell instructions get screwed up to the point that the cell keeps on growing, out of control, dividing and spreading.
Neanderthal DNA: Traces of an Ancient Interaction
A thorough examination of European and Asian genomes spanning the past 40,000 years sheds light on the timing and mechanisms behind genetic interactions between Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis, our closely related counterparts. Additionally, this analysis highlights the significance of subsequent genetic exchanges within our own species in influencing the genetic legacy of Neanderthals.
Unraveling Borderline Personality Disorder Causes: Genetics, Trauma, and Neurobiology
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complex and challenging mental health condition that affects numerous individuals worldwide. Unraveling the causes of BPD is fundamental for developing effective treatment strategies and improving the quality of life for those impacted by the disorder. Through meticulous research and analysis, several factors have been identified as potential causes for the development of BPD in certain individuals.
How Your DNA Dictates Your Taste Buds in Ways You May Not Know
Ever wondered why your friend can't get enough of broccoli while you avoid it like the plague? Well, your tastes might be carved into your DNA!. Dr. Joanne Cole, a geneticist at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and her team have completed a study that uncovered 481 specific regions in our DNA that steer our dietary preferences. This work was recently presented at the American Society for Nutrition’s conference, which analyzed genetics data from over 500,000 participants in the UK BioBank database.
There’s More Purpose to the Y Chromosome Than Believed
We finally cracked the full sequence of our male DNA, and it matters. Through incredible effort and collaboration, scientists created the first human genome in 2003. Assembling this simple text file took the combined work of researchers at labs around the globe, with an estimated cost of about $300 million.
Local Author Publishes Book - Humanity: Devolved
Nobody knows your DNA like the government. At least that’s the case in the latest book from local author (and yours truly) Greyson Ferguson. With the official launch of Humanity: Devolved, you are now able to pick up the newest release, available in both eBook and paperback.
A gene mutation allow some people to avoid the worst symptoms of COVID-19
A new study seems to show that people with a particular gene have a much higher chance of having asymptomatic COVID-19. This gene seems to produce proteins that effectively destroy the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.
Research shows one gene may be linked to both severe COVID and Alzheimer's disease
The risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and severe COVID-19 appear to share a common genetic mechanism that is involved with the immune response to viruses. This does not mean that COVID-19 increases the risk for Alzheimer's disease, only that there appears to be a single genetic variant that increases the risk for both.
Perplexity and Burstiness in the Context of Religious Discrimination Case at St. Philip's College
When it comes to addressing complex and sensitive topics, such as religious discrimination in educational institutions, the importance of incorporating "perplexity" and "burstiness" in content cannot be overstated. This article delves into the case of Dr. Johnson Varkey, a biology professor at St. Philip's College in San Antonio, Texas, who filed a religious discrimination charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after allegedly being fired for teaching scientifically-backed concepts about human sex determination.
Genetic Traits People May Not Know They Possess
The human genome is a remarkable tapestry of genetic information, containing a vast array of traits that shape our physical appearance, personality, and predisposition to certain health conditions. While some traits are immediately apparent, there are countless genetic characteristics hidden within our DNA that often go unnoticed. In this article, we explore a selection of these lesser-known genetic traits, shedding light on the fascinating diversity of human genetic inheritance.
Leading Scientists Cite Facts that Show Life Could Have Originated on Mars
There is a theory that life originated somewhere other than Earth. That theory is called the theory of panspermia. The theory of panspermia is the theory that life began somewhere else and traveled or was planted here.
No, You’re Not Just a Half-and-Half Genetic Mix of Mom and Dad
Growing up, I always assumed I was a 50/50 genetic split of my parents – half mom, half dad. I imagine that most of us were under this impression, as if we were concoctions carefully mixed by Mother Nature using equal doses of our parents' genetic recipes.
"Gene Editing: Navigating the Moral Frontier, Where Science Meets Faith"
Gene editing, a powerful scientific tool that allows for precise manipulation of our genetic makeup, raises profound ethical questions at the intersection of science and religion. With current advancements in technologies like CRISPR-Cas9, the potential to reshape human life and the course of evolution becomes a reality. By examining both current and historical facts, we delve into the moral implications of gene editing and the intricate relationship between scientific progress and religious beliefs.
The Whittaker Family: Unveiling the Lives of America's Most Inbred Family
In the small town of Odd, West Virginia, a family with a complicated history has captured the nation's attention. The Whittaker family, known for their alarming level of inbreeding, has faced numerous genetic challenges that have left them with various physical and mental impairments.
The 5 Most Common Causes of Atopic Dermatitis That You Should Know
Do you have atopic dermatitis like millions of other people? Eczema, another name for this skin disease, can be annoying and uncomfortable. Have you ever noticed the cause of these uncomfortable, red, itchy areas on your skin? You can treat atopic dermatitis effectively by being aware of its root cause and identifying early symptoms. The five main causes of atopic dermatitis will be discussed in this article, along with information about each. So grab a cup of Earl Grey, relax, and let's get started!
How Gene Drives Could Save the World
Malaria has dogged humanity throughout all of recorded history. Hippocrates wrote of periodic fevers, describing the recurring waves of symptoms that are a hallmark of the disease. The disease comes in waves, causing symptoms ranging from fever and tiredness to seizures, comas, and death. Malaria was so common in Rome that it was known as “Roman fever”, and may have even contributed to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. Malaria has plagued humanity for at least 10,000 years, and even attacks our distant relatives, such as chimpanzees.
A woman takes a DNA test multiple times. Each time it comes back inconclusive. Someone in her family is hiding the truth
In an article in The Mirror, a woman does not understand why her DNA results have come back as "inconclusive" every time she undertakes a DNA test. She has now become the butt of family jokes and wonders if someone in her family may be hiding something about her.
A woman is shattered after a DNA test reveals who her boyfriend really is and the bad news is they already have kids
An article in The Mirror reports the tragic consequences of a DNA test after a woman finds out that her boyfriend is actually her biological nephew. The 32-year-old woman had been dating her boyfriend Miguel for a few years. They already had a son and the woman was now pregnant with their daughter.