Tagged: cell

Large-scale genetic study provides new insight into the causes of stroke - News

Jean Balchin Mar 19, 2018

An large-scale international genetic study on stroke, based on DNA samples of 520,000 people has identified 22 new genetic risk factors for stroke. Published recently in the journal Nature Genetics, the study’s participants originated from Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia, and were compiled from 29 large studies. 67,000 participants in the study had suffered a stroke. From … Read More

Monday Micro: wiley bacterium makes ‘stem cells’ to aid dissemination - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jan 21, 2013

Mycobacterium leprae was apparently the first bacterium to be identified as causing disease in humans. The year was 1873. The disease was leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease. Despite popular belief, leprosy doesn’t make your arms and legs fall off. But if left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to the skin, nerves, limbs and eyes, … Read More

The cellular phone book - Labrinth

Vic Arcus Sep 30, 2009

The phone book for a city is a dull read. The surnames, initials and addresses for everyone who lives in a city. For the truly bored, you might find some prurient entertainment in some of the more descriptive surnames. It’s not even complete, given that a significant number of the inhabitants choose not to have their names published. However, with … Read More

The city and the cell - Labrinth

Vic Arcus Sep 29, 2009

A city from space resembles a dense mosaic. Roads prescribing the polygons and curves of the myriad city blocks and parks. The city periphery is often constrained by geography: mountains to the east, a river runs through it, the sea to the west. The city plans are, in some cases, the result of the invisible hands of the town … Read More