Tag Archives | slider

biodiversity_rock_news

Christianity sways meat eating habits of indigenous people

Religious missionaries have been transforming the belief systems of indigenous peoples deep within the Amazon since the 1700s, but the outsiders might be influencing more than just prayer. Research by Stanford biologists suggests that the introduction of Western religions […]

MagooAndDog

New genes for short-sightedness identified

An international team of scientists led by King’s College London has discovered 24 new genes that cause refractive errors and myopia (short-sightedness). Myopia is a major cause of blindness and […]

673px-Entobia_Modern

Molecular ‘calcium sponge’ to tackle heart failure

Researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology and the Lillehei Heart Institute have utilized molecular genetic engineering to optimize heart performance in models of diastolic […]