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Harvesting bone marrow

Would self bone marrow transplants reverse aging?

... somehow less damaged. And the idea that you could use your own banked cells from earlier in your life is an interesting ... at an early age and then received transfusions of your own blood when you were older? I assume there are many things ...

DNA electrophoresis

Could gene therapy be used to cheat a DNA test?

... suffice. Hannah - So, even if any or few percent of your own DNA was left in your cheek, DNA fingerprinting is so ... folks. Hannah - So, rather than trying to change your own DNA, we think that a better way to outwit the justice ...

From textbooks, to peer reviewed papers...

Steve Jones - The Selfish Gene at 40

... its medium term impact. I should also say perhaps in my own defence that I didn't read the Origin of Species which I ... or eight cousins. The point was that he would destroy his own genome by drowning in the Thames. But if he saved eight ...

"The Blue Marble" is a famous photograph of the Earth taken on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft en route to the Moon at a distance of about 29,000 kilometres (18,000 mi). It shows Africa, Antarctica, and the Arabian Peninsula.

How did life begin?

... that molecule doesn't seem to be able to function on it's own. We need other things like a lipid membrane to isolate ... In conditions as exists here on Earth because we know our own solar system? If you go to Titan, for example, one of ...

An alien walking with a backpack

Would aliens have DNA?

... Imagine a groups of aliens with similar DNA to our own, only theirs twists the other way, so there are two ...

A DNA helicase (Ruva protein) from a bacterium, Escherichia coli, at pH 4.9 and room temperature.

DNA Analogue Memory Mechanism

... of years in fossil specimens, but it also encodes its own backup system comprising two paired chains, one a mirror ...

 3D model of an influenza virus particle. Each virion measures about 100nm (1/10,000th mm) in diameter; the envelope bears molecules of haemagglutinin (blue) and neuraminidase (red) and encloses 8 ribonucleoproteins (RNP), which encode the viral...

Swine and Avian Flu: Virology, History and Current events

... Released from the infected cell, the virions include their own copies of RNA, together with all they need to recognise ... For instance, HIV can allow a cell to keep working on its own tasks for a long time (sometimes years) before bursting ...

cold sore herpes

DNA editing techniques can combat herpes

... of small pieces of DNA that park themselves alongside our own human DNA inside our cells. This places them beyond the ...

Defining DNA, and what is a gene?

... terms of certain units that make sense in terms of their own structure, and a gene is basically a unit of that kind. ...

Transmission electron microscope image of a thin section cut through an area of mammalian lung tissue. The high magnification image shows a mitochondria. JEOL 100CX TEM

Replacing Faulty Mitochondria

... into an egg that has healthy mitochondria, but has had its own genomic DNA removed.  These eggs were then fertilized by ...

Do plants grown from cuttings share identical DNA?

... rhubarb or will the plants evolve to create their own unique DNA? Do plants grown from cuttings share identical ...

Structure of the homodimeric restriction enzyme EcoRI (cyan and green cartoon diagram) bound to double stranded DNA (brown tubes)

DNA: the new digital storage medium?

... or a laser-disc, but instead the answer’s inside your own cells. DNA may actually be the best option for archiving ...

How does DNA profiling work?

... Georgia - Is there not a risk when every human has their own set of DNA that it could get quite easily contaminated? ...

Two proposed structures of the 30nm chromatin filament.

Exploring the Exciting field of Epigenetics

... inside her, then that daughter is going to have her own eggs being incorporated into her ovary.  So, at one ...

Unsegmented ribbon of worm next to fragments of inflamed brain

Help! There's a worm in my brain

... mammalian body tissue usually encase themselves in their own protective wall, but this worm does not appear to do ...