Biology, Biomedical

Can longevity be inherited?

Genetic traits that influence longevity exist, and can certainly be passed from parents to children. But as a general phenotype, longevity is very complex. All the genes related to longevity will not necessarily pass to the children in a predictable way.

Biomedical

A new HIV vaccine is being developed.

HIV has been an issue for many year. This virus is the one responsible for the majority of AIDS cases. It can be transmitted through, body fluids, such as blood, semen, and genital secretions, or from an HIV-infected mother to her child during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding (through breast milk).

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Biology, Other

Do your genes determine if you can play football?

Genetic variation exists within population of different ethnic origin and even different families. This difference in the genes of individuals even if small can make some better than others in sports. But by how much?

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Biomedical, Tech

Graphene detects Zika virus.

Zika virus, is a virus spread by mosquitoes, and while it doesn't have serious consequences for most people, it can be very harmful for pregnant women. Within the last few years there have been several outbreaks reported in the US and UK among other places. Infected pregnant women have serious symptoms, with the virus causing… Continue reading Graphene detects Zika virus.