Seven Days in Life

18 – 24 June 2018


ecoliGenetically modified bacteria enlisted in fight against disease
Engineered strains of E. coli and other microbes are being tested in people to combat a slew of illnesses. Find source



gene tallyNew human gene tally reignites debate
Some fifteen years after the human genome was sequenced, researchers still can’t agree on how many genes it contains. Find source



fingertipNew 'e-dermis' brings sense of touch, pain to prosthetic hands
Engineers have created an electronic 'skin' in an effort to restore a real sense of touch for amputees using prosthetics. Find source

junkNot junk: 'Jumping gene' is critical for early embryo
Gene that makes up a fifth of the human genome is not a parasite, but key to the first stages of embryonic development, a new study has found. Find source

saltHigh salt intake is linked to Early Death
Eating foods high in salt is known to contribute to high blood pressure, but does that linear relationship extend to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death? Recent study confirms it. Find source


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