• Thursday, December 03, 2015 No Comments

    As hard as it may be to believe, every human starts out as a single cell (around one two-hundredth of an inch in size) formed when the right sperm cell meets the ovum in the mother. The sperm and egg each carry a half-set of chromosomes, merging to create…

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    Smell is a very important sense for mammals; many people regard it as a fairly useless scent, but it has many, many uses. Flavor is highly dependent on smell, not to mention the ability to detect potential toxins, or to find compatible mates, smell is very important for everyday…

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    2014 was an outstanding year for the global biotech industry. Capital fundraising records were broken in the US and Europe, resulting in the highest ever total of £33bn. Furthermore, the UK was responsible for a substantial portion of the year’s success, a fact that was highlighted at BIA’s recent…

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  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2 Comments

    In celebration of World AIDS Day, held every year on December 1, the University of Rochester Center for AIDS Research (UR CFAR) hosted a scientific symposium. Guest lecturer Dan Barouch, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, highlighted that the best hope for controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic,…

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  • Monday, November 09, 2015 2 Comments

    Researchers in the Department of Biomedical Genetics have unraveled one of the key molecular mechanisms that regulate stem cell behavior, a discovery that could provide important insight into regenerative medicine and certain forms of cancer. The study – led by Benoit Biteau, Ph.D. – appears in the journal Cell…

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