Genetics

New insights into the diversity of raw milk microbiota from animals with a different genetic predisposition to feed efficiency and resistance to mastitis

The present study examined the microbial community of 120 samples of raw milk collected in two different seasons (60 samples in summer and 60 samples in winter) from 60 Italian Holstein Friesian cows based on different EBVs for FE, RM and MC. . . The mean EBV for the high FE group was calculated to …

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Diabetes can be cured using healthy stool samples, UCSD researchers say

By Darryl Leja / National Human Genome Research Institute, CC License Experiments found that microscopic organisms transplanted into mice halted the progression of diabetes — and the technique could end the need for painful insulin injections for human patients in the future. It involves manipulating E.coli bacteria from stool samples, which also have the potential …

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Shocking story from Kenyan lookalikes, experts say strangers can be related

Sometime in 2020, a man who bore a striking resemblance to President Uhuru Kenyatta came into the public spotlight and sparked chatter among curious Kenyans. Michael Gitonga Njogo, a resident of the Umoja estate in Nairobi, was little known outside of his immediate surroundings until the day he appeared on a local TV station. His …

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Reviving ‘lost cause’ depleted T cells

Image: Amanda Poholek, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics and immunology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and director of the Health Sciences Sequencing Core at UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh vision Lake Credit: Amanda Poholek During a battle with cancer, T cells can become depleted and unable to function properly. The early phase …

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An ancient horse’s tooth helps prove the Spanish ancestry of these wild horses

The famous wild Chincoteague ponies have lived for centuries on Assateague Island, a barrier island on the Atlantic coast. But no one knows exactly how they got there. A Children’s book from 1947 inspired by local legend“Misty of Chincoteague,” suggests the ponies are the descendants of Spanish horses that swam to the island after a …

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Asexual reproduction results in more harmful genetic mutations than sexual reproduction

A team led by biologists from the University of Texas at Arlington has published a study that supports the theory that species that reproduce asexually have more harmful genetic mutations than those that use sexual reproduction. Jose Maldonado, a UTA doctoral student in biology, is lead author of the new paper, entitled “Parthenogenesis Doubles the …

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Violence: Sebastian Stan played a heartbreaking scene for his upcoming movie A Different Man in New York City this week

Sebastian Stan is thrown to the ground in scene for movie A Different Man

Sebastian Stan played a heartbreaking scene for his upcoming movie A Different Man in New York City this week. The 39-year-old heartthrob plays a man with the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis, which causes tumors to develop on the patient’s nerves. In the scene he shot this week, Sebastian’s character is thrown to the ground by a …

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Bon Voyage… Paralympic and businessman join forces for the cycle from Paris to Nice

A Coleraine business owner must take on the most grueling task of his career in September for a charity that supports the blind and partially sighted. ary McClarty, founder and owner of MCL InsureTech, and the name behind online insurance brand its4women, will ride a tandem bike from Paris to Nice with Paralympic rider Peter …

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Researchers identify genes that make strawberries resistant to Fusarium wilt – Daily Democrat

Strawberry losses from Fusarium wilt could become less of a threat after UC Davis researchers discovered genes resistant to the deadly soil disease. The findings, published in the journal Theoretical and Applied Genetics, are the culmination of several years of work, and the discovery will help protect against disease losses, said Steve Knapp, director of …

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