Monthly Archives: June 2016

Analysis of Genetic Repeats Suggests Role for DNA Instability in Schizophrenia

An international research team centered at Nagoya University has now used a technique based on DNA fragments labeled with different fluorescent markers to reveal high levels of genetic heterogeneity (whereby several different genetic defects can cause the same symptoms) in schizophrenia.

WHO Plans Urgent Yellow Fever Vaccinations in Angola, Congo

WHO says it plans to spend more than $72 million to combat yellow fever, $60 million of it for vaccination efforts.

High-Pressure Generator Using a Superconducting Diamond Developed

Integration of a Hime Diamond into the Device Simplifies Measurement of Electrical Resistance under Ultra-High Pressure.

Underground and wet

Astronauts from five space agencies around the world are taking part in ESA’s CAVES training course– Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising human behaviour and performance Skills.

A New Way to Keep the Heart Pumping

Now, Jefferson researchers have discovered how to bypass this problem by tapping an alternate pathway that both blocks damage to the heart and helps it keep pumping.

Unraveling the Genes for Sexual Traits in Stag Beetles

Scientists have built a gene expression database of a stag beetle and identified genes important for sex determination and differentiation.