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Mechanisms and Consequences of Chromosome Mis-segregation and Aneuploidy

Mechanisms and Consequences of Chromosome Mis-segregation and Aneuploidy






On April 30th, Daniela Cimini, an associate professor of biological sciences at Virginia Tech, was invited to speak at the biochemistry seminar. Rather than discussing her published research, she told two stories about the consequences of mis-segregation and aneuploidy that she had encountered. Mis-segregation involves a faulty separation of chromosomes […]

 
 

Screening for Cancer

Screening for Cancer






Associate Professor John X. J. Zhang of the University of Texas at Austin spoke at the Jones Seminar at the Thayer School of Engineering this past Friday about his research in the field of cancer detection technology. Zhang’s talk encompassed three areas of his lab research, all of which are […]

 
 

Does the Shape of Your Chin Determine Your Mate?

Does the Shape of Your Chin Determine Your Mate?






What makes a person’s face attractive? Is attractiveness determined by cultural preferences, or is attractiveness simply a process explained by Darwinian evolution? To answer these questions, Dartmouth College’s Seth Dobson and Zaneta Thayer at Northwestern University, along with other researchers, are trying to determine whether particular facial features are universally […]

 
 

Warm-Blooded Plastics: Bio-Inspired Solutions to Smart Material Systems

Warm-Blooded Plastics: Bio-Inspired Solutions to Smart Material Systems






Many warm-blooded animals and many living organisms regulate their internal systems via homeostasis. Using efficient interconversions of chemical and mechanical energy through self-regulating feedback loops, they can keep tight control over their bodies’ conditions. Dr. Tracy He lectures on the concept of applying the concept of homeostasis to artificial systems […]

 
 

The Regulation of Mitosis by Histone Modification

The Regulation of Mitosis by Histone Modification






On April 1, Johnathan Higgins, a Professor of Medicine at Harvard, gave a presentation at the Geisel School of Medicine on his work investigating regulation of mitosis by histone modification. In cellular replication, DNA condenses into chromosomes so that genetic information can more easily segregate. The goal in mitosis is […]

 
 
 
 
 

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