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19,000 protein-producing genes in humans: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 16:21

In a new research, scientists have found the number of protein generating genes in humans to be 19,000 - 1,700 fewer than the most recent annotation and well below the initial estimations of 100,000 genes.

Why we fear things approaching us

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 18:37

Researchers have found a general tendency for humans to fear things approaching, even if non-threatening.

Poor brain function leads to glaucoma: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 23:18

Glaucoma is one of the world`s leading causes of irreversible blindness. Now, scientists have discovered that the brain controls the cellular process that leads to glaucoma and not the eye.

Did humans swap brains for brawn?

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 16:11

Why humans are far more intelligent than their closest living relatives like monkeys and apes may be because our ancestors swapped brains for brawn, a study has suggested.

Stop growth of animal farms: Activists

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 19:04

After a WHO report highlighted that use of antibiotics in animal farms poses a danger to the health of humans, an animal rights group launched a campaign to stop the proliferation of animal farms.

Pig heart transplants for humans comes closer to reality

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 14:28

Scientists have said that using hearts from genetically modified pigs to help patients waiting for transplants is a possibility in near future.

Cancer stem cells do exist in humans

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 14:34

The question where does cancer originate have long occupied the attention of scientists and the answer may well be found in cancer stem cells, a study confirmed.

Virtual humans to transform global health care soon

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 21:25

Expensive experimental tests often prescribed by physicians may soon become things of the past as scientists have now come closer to creating an in silico replica of the human body that would enable the virtual testing of bespoke treatments.

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