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Helicase enzymes are best known for “unzipping” DNA for replication, but have many other functions for DNA repair and maintenance. The Illinois team focused on a particular bacterial helicase called P
Repeatedly boosting brain levels of one natural painkiller soon shuts down the brain cell receptors that respond to it, so that the painkilling effect is lost,
just two 8-ounce glasses of the stuff, taken before meals, enables people to shed pounds. An appetite-control agent that requires no prescription, has no common side effects,
Pulsar timing observations allow a new way to estimate planet masses
Mutations in a single gene can cause several types of developmental brain abnormalities that experts have traditionally considered different disorders.
Women who report feeling stressed early in their monthly cycle were more likely than those who were less stressed to report more pronounced symptoms before and during menstruation, according to a stud

From a human health perspective, knows that what a mother does during pregnancy can have all sorts of effects on her baby

Scientists generally have to rely on ground measurements and then use mathematical models to extrapolate upwards when they need to create a picture of the global atmosphere