Tag Archives: DNA

New Finding May Reverse Wrinkles

How amazing would it be if anti-aging was as easy as taking a pill? Well, new research is finding scientific proof that may do the trick. Researchers were able to cause wrinkling and hair loss in mice by mutating a … Continue reading

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Are Octopuses Alien?

They sure look like aliens, with crazy legs flailing in all directions. The fact that their legs grow back when you cut them off is foreign enough. But as unearthly as these creatures may seem, science knows they exist here … Continue reading

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Home DNA Testing Worth It?

How badly do you want to be aware of your genetic predisposition to a condition? This is the at-home benefit of a company like 23 and ME – a private readout of your genetic vulnerabilities. But a study finds that … Continue reading

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#Fear of #Spiders and #Snakes is Natural

If a 6-month old baby has a fearful response to a spider or snake, doesn’t it seem like something that’s ingrained in our DNA? According to a recent study, fear of creepy crawly creatures is a biological trait for survival. … Continue reading

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How #Bad Do You Need That #Tan?

People who believed that a base-tan was the only job in life are now paying for it. Sunderella, your carriage is turning into a pumpkin. Plastic surgery can fix a wrinkly face but it cannot repair irreparable damage caused to … Continue reading

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How Much is Too Much Information? #TMI

If you could know everything that could go wrong with your body, would you want that knowledge? That is the great moral issue that doctors face with the ease of offering genetic sequencing. I am a strong believer in being … Continue reading

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#Ozuredex all the Way for #DME

I’m not a fan of anti-VEGF injections. However, diabetic macular edema is one of those diabetes complications with which you cannot function normally unless you enjoy Monet’s perspective on life. This study shows that of the three anti-VEGF injections, Eyelea takes … Continue reading

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#Smoker? Blame Your #DNA

Having trouble kicking your smoking addiction? Blame it on Neanderthal DNA. Follow your family tree down to the roots, and you may find it all begin somewhere in the caveman era. They didn’t have cigarettes back then but they sure had … Continue reading

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Do You Smell Tasty to Mosquitoes?

Some people fall under the radar when it comes to mosquitoes but others seem to attract them from miles away. Blame this organic attraction or inherent repellent on your genes. Using the biological marvel of identical twins and fraternal twins, … Continue reading

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