October 24, 2014

Certain Virus-Derived Genomic Elements Have Now Been Shown to Actively Regulate Important Developmental Processes

(Phys.org) – Huck-Hui Ng and colleagues embarked on this project in collaboration with Guillaume Bourque at Canada’s McGill University. Bourque’s group had discovered that one particular class of sequences of transposable elements—known as human endogenous retrovirus subfamily H (HERV-H)—appears to … Read More

October 24, 2014

Bipolar Disorder Discovery at the Nano Level: Tiny Structures Found in Brain Synapses Help Scientists Better Understand Disorder

(Nanotechnology Now) – Scientists used a new super-resolution imaging method — the same method recognized with the 2014 Nobel Prize in chemistry — to peer deep into brain tissue from mice with bipolar-like behaviors. In the synapses (where communication between … Read More

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