Tag: "rife" at biology news
Genetic extremism overstates risks
...genetic engineering, in forestry and elsewhere, is rife
with unknowable risks and looming ecological catastrophe. The World Wide Fund for Nature, for instance, in November called for governments around the world to enact a moratorium on the commercial use of genetic engineering in forestry. And just last ...
Megavitamins may help treat many genetic diseases, could tune up everyone's metabolism
... treatment of genetic disease. The human genome is rife
with genetic variation that probably affects enzyme-coenzyme interactions, and thus vitamin requirements. High-dose vitamins might tweak enzyme functioning enough to improve the health of many segments of society, Ames said. Eliminating vitamin and m...
USC scientists uncover secrets of feather formation
...hh)-were found to result in new feathers that were rife
with abnormal organization in their rachides and barbs. When Chuong's team increased the expression of noggin, for instance, they found that the rachis began to split into several small, thin rachides, and the barbs increased in number. When they inc...
AChemS: Cutting edge research in taste, smell, & chemical irritation
...tions: The Smell of Stress? Popular literature is rife
with anecdotal accounts suggesting that an emotional event experienced in the presence of an odor can impact the perception of that odor upon future encounters. While investigating this phenomenon in the laboratory, we have observed that a stress res...