Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 14, 2014
Nuclear should be in the energy mix for biodiversity
Leading conservation scientists from around the world have called for a substantial role for nuclear power in future energy-generating scenarios in order to mitigate climate change and protect biodiversity.

Potential cure for hepatitis B enters phase 1/2a clinical trial
A new treatment developed by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers to promote the cure of chronic hepatitis B virus infection is now recruiting patients for a phase I/2a clinical trial.

Baby cells learn to communicate using the Lsd1 gene
New research shows that infant cells have to go through a developmental process that involves specific genes before they can take part in the group interactions that underlie normal cellular development and keep our tissues functioning smoothly.

University of Toronto cell biologists discover on-off switch for key stem cell gene
A new study by cell and systems biologists at the University of Toronto investigating stem cells in mice shows, for the first time, a relationship between the Sox2 gene which is critical for early development, and a region elsewhere on the genome that effectively regulates its activity.

Are you genetically predisposed to antisocial behavior?
Both positive and negative experiences influence how genetic variants affect the brain and thereby behavior, according to a new study.
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