New genomic research reveals that, at an even deeper level, emotions and behavior are also shaped by a second layer of organization in the brain, one that we only recently created the tools to see.
At first, only trivial amounts of beta amyloid begin to accumulate in small aggregates, but then they grow larger, gathering into huge amyloid plaques.
Where we live – the air we breathe, the water we drink, the environments around us – has a huge impact on our health and even on our DNA.
What would you say if I told you that aging happens not because of accumulation of stresses, but rather because of the intrinsic properties of the gene network of the organism?
Kevin Folta, a plant molecular biologist with the University of Florida’s (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), became the target of a sweeping public records request from US Right to Know, an activist group that seeks to expose what it calls “the failures of the corporate food system,”
Nearly half of all Europeans are genetically predisposed to obesity. A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine by an international team of researchers, took seven years and cost more than a million dollars.
Three genetic variants in humans that can account for a couple of IQ points
Even the most physically secure research lab could be the site of a devastating data security breach.
How many headlines have you seen that purport to reveal THE secret of aging?
Last month a team of doctors and scientists made the case to regulators at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider approving anti-aging drugs as a new pharmaceutical class. Such a designation would treat aging as disease rather than...