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Sea Lamprey Genes Present In Humans: A Study

Recent research done by scientists have proved that Lampreys, an eel-like fish have been found to share a common ancestor with humans. Many genes involved in the repair of the injured spinal cord of the lamprey were also active in mammals.

Immune Cell Targeted Treatment For Sepsis

To maintain homeostasis, checkpoints must be in place to prevent inappropriate non-canonical inflammasome activation. oxPAPC, a novel Toll-like receptor (TLR4)-independent checkpoint regulator for non-canonical inflammasomes.

Genetic Factors Responsible For Immune Variation

A research consortium led by CNRS research director Dr. Lluis Quintana-Murci has recently described the genetic factors involved in the immune variation on a large scale within the French population. An expansive collection of biological specimens from 1,000 French volunteers were studied.

Advantages of DNA Barcoding Technique

A new study demonstrated the advantages of an in vivo DNA barcoding technique, which attached small snippets of DNA to different lipid-based nanoparticles that were then injected into living animals.

Genetic history searched the African roots of Noir Marron communities

New genetic data demonstrate that slavery and triangular trade were responsible for severed transatlantic ties. Scientists had found African genetic heritage preserved among 98% of the members of Maroon communities in South America. These communities were formed over 400 years ago by Africans who escaped slavery. But this was not reflected among African-descendants from Brazil and Colombia. The study was published in the American Journal of Human Genetics.