Two to six percent of people identify themselves as having predominantly homosexual attractions. Also, recent study has claimed that being gay is genetic. So is it true that we all have a gay gene?
A team of Japanese researchers from University of Tsukuba have found a way to delay or even reverse aging, at least at the most basic level of human cell lines. Previously, it was believed that the number and functionality of the mitochondria specifically determine one's life span and as one ages, changes in our cells lead to mitochondrial deterioration which paves the way for aging. According to this mitochondrial theory of aging, the accumulation of mutations in the mitochondrial DNA is the reason behind aging. However, the researchers from the University of Tsukuba, led by Professor Jun-Ichi Hayashi, have demonstrated that this might not be the case.
A combined team of U.S. and Australian scientists have found the mechanism a novel gene uses to affect brain functions and elicit behavior related to neuropsychiatric diseases. It was discovered that the gene called Gomafu might be the key to understanding how our brain responds to stressful experiences. They also found that the gene Gomafu … Continue reading The Discovery Of The Hidden Gene Called Gomafu Gives Hope For Improving Brain Function
For long scientists have known that cells differentiate to become organs, some cells become heart while others become kidneys but whether a cell can return to its former undifferentiated form was a poorly understood concept uptil now.