Aging is a perfectly natural process, but that doesn’t mean that humans won’t try everything in their power to slow it down. In recent years, researchers who study aging have become intrigued by the idea of slowing the march of time by ridding the body of its population of older cells.
A sharp rise in the number of women seeking BRCA genetic testing to evaluate their risk of developing breast cancer was driven by multiple factors, including celebrity endorsement, according to researchers at the University of Georgia (UGA).
A team of biologists and biomedical researchers at UC San Diego has developed a new method to determine if bacteria are susceptible to antibiotics within a few hours, an advance that could slow the appearance of drug resistance and allow doctors to more rapidly identify the appropriate treatment for patients with life threatening bacterial infections.
Genetic testing can help assess a woman’s chances of developing cancer and make it possible to diagnose and treat the disease in early stages, said a member of National Association of Iranian Gynecologists and Obstetricians.
Russian investigators are preparing to exhume the remains of Tsar Alexander III, the grandfather of Nicholas II's children, in order to take DNA samples and verify the identities of two body remains that are believed to belong to the ill-fated Nicholas II's family.
Researchers at the Research Institute of Animal Embryo Technology, affiliated to Shahrekord University, have conducted non-invasive prenatal gender testing using real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR), an official said.