Tag: Genetics

Fight the Good Fight To Beat Disease

My name is Michelle Bond, I am a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute of Health. I am in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. At the Hanover lab, we’re interested in looking at small post-transformational modification. It’s called O-GlcNAc, so it’s a very tiny sugar

What is obesity? – Mia Nacamulli

What is obesity? – Mia Nacamulli

The most basic function of bodily fat is self-storage of food reserves. In prehistoric times, natural selection favored genotypes that could endure harsh conditions by stocking the most fat. With chronic malnutrition being the norm for most of human history, genetics evolved to favor fat storage. So when did body

Meet Gastroenterologist Xavier Llor, MD, PhD

– My focus is on cancer genetics, G.I. cancer genetics, particularly colorectal cancer. The most important thing is knowledge is power, and it is truly the case. We can do very little when cancers are advanced. Yet we can do a lot when we know about predisposition or early cancers.

17 Scientific Facts That Seem Too Crazy to Be True

17 Scientific Facts That Seem Too Crazy to Be True

17 Scientific facts that seem too crazy to be true Whoever said that science is boring? Scientists have recently found that the universe tastes like raspberries And the Mona Lisa actually used to have eyebrows. The world will never stop surprising us Just take a look for yourself 17 –

The Hopeful Link Between AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES & DEVELOPMENT

The Hopeful Link Between AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES & DEVELOPMENT

Having an autoimmune disease, such as asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, crohn’s disease, allergies, or certain skin conditions, really is no fun, especially as a child. While you’re supposed to be running around and exploring–maybe making a snowman or water-ballooning someone’s house–you’re stuck in a hospital bed with varying amounts of