Posts Tagged ‘Genetic’

The Invisible Threat That Pulls Apart DNA, Causing Genetic Disorders and Cancer

June 20, 2012 2 comments

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

‘We are all exposed to electromagnetic radiation constantly on a daily basis from mobile phones, Wifi hot spots, power lines and electrical appliances. The sources of this pollution are many and varied, each having its own range of wavelength, frequency and intensity. How does the artificial electromagnetic soup that we bathe in every day affect our most precious gift, our DNA?’

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XNA is synthetic DNA that’s stronger than the real thing

By Robert T. Gonzalez

New research has brought us closer than ever to synthesizing entirely new forms of life. An international team of researchers has shown that artificial nucleic acids – called “XNAs” – can replicate and evolve, just like DNA and RNA.

We spoke to one of the researchers who made this breakthrough, to find out how it can affect everything from genetic research to the search for alien life.

 The researchers, led by Philipp Holliger and Vitor Pinheiro, synthetic biologists at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, say their findings have major implications in everything from biotherapeutics, to exobiology, to research into the origins of genetic information itself. This represents a huge breakthrough in the field of synthetic biology.

Prostate Cancer Vaccine Contains Genetically Modified DNA

Monday, 16 April 2012 09:10

‘The treatment, which uses viruses carrying human DNA to direct the body’s natural defences against cancer cells, is the first prostate cancer vaccine ever to reach late stage “phase three” trials in Europe.

No vaccines have yet been approved in Britain to treat any type of cancer, and scientists believe it could not only double the survival rate of prostate cancer sufferers but give way to a new range of similar treatments for other tumour types.’

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Chemotherapy Negatively Impacts Genetic Coding for Future Generations

February 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Tuesday, 07 February 2012 07:35

‘Chemotherapy is an accepted method by the mainstream medical establishment as a means to fight against cancer, but its effectiveness and reliability is highly in question.

Now, research even brings into question the effect chemotherapy has on your entire hereditary line, with researchers linking chemotherapy drug usage with DNA mutations that extend to your offspring.’

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