Posts Tagged ‘DNA’

Michael Kobor. Photo credit: Human Early Learning Partnership

Genes and immune system shaped by childhood poverty, stress

Oct. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

A University of British Columbia and Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) study has revealed that childhood poverty, stress as an adult, and demographics such as age, sex and ethnicity, all leave an imprint on a person’s genes. And, that this imprint could play a role in our immune response.

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Genomic ‘haircut’ makes world’s tiniest genome even smaller: UBC research

Sep. 20, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The world’s tiniest nuclear genome appears to have “snipped off the ends” of its chromosomes and evolved into a lean, mean, genome machine that infects human cells, according to research published today by University of British Columbia scientists.

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Tropical birds waited for land crossing between North and South America: UBC study

Dec. 9, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Despite their ability to fly, tropical birds waited until the formation of the land bridge between North and South America to move northward, according to a University of British Columbia study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Early Edition.

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