Navigation Links
Ape Humans? Alterations in Proteins Affects Genes.

Did you know that the genetic code of chimpanzees is so much alike the code of humans, almost a 98% similarity, and perhaps that explains why they ‘ape’ us. And yet, // there are glaring differences, despite the 98% similarity, that make us humans. According to scientists, it was not a different set of genes that caused the difference, but a difference in the manner the genes were utilized. According to a latest theory on evolution, even small alterations in proteins, affects genes greatly.

Researchers at Duke University targeted their study on a particular gene that creates a protein, in charge of memory and perception. This protein is similar both in a chimpanzee and humans, but the researchers found that there are really minute genetic changes in the protein that had led to the evolution of the human brain and enabled it to perform better.

Gregory A. Wray, a professor of biology at Duke University who led the chimpanzee research, said What we used to think of as big, complex changes are in fact remarkably easy to achieve through changes in gene expression. This is changing the way that we think about evolution.

Marc Kirschner, a professor at Harvard Medical School, said We need to understand how you get the various kinds of novelty -- the first hand, the first eye, the first brain. It is the variety of life that needs explaining. Kirschner is also the co-author of a book, titled, The Plausibility of Life. This book looks at the biological sources of evolutionary change.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Age-Dependent Alterations Not Specific For Alzheimers Disease
2. Continual Fear Linked to Genetic Alterations in the Brain
3. Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care
4. Cholesterol can be lowered using combination of Soy Proteins and Sterols
5. Neurological Disorders Overcome By Proteins
6. Cancer Causing Proteins Trigger Abnormal Biochemical Reactions In Cells
7. NR2B Proteins Lead To Chronic Pain
8. Methyl-DNA binding Proteins To Fight Cancer
9. Researchers Discover Two Proteins Involved In Cellular Destruction Of HIV Virus
10. Blood Clotting Disorders Linked To Three Proteins
11. Transport of Proteins Unravels the Mystery behind Neurodegenerative Diseases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/3/2016)... ... 03, 2016 , ... Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chief executive officer of the Bill & ... of human possibility in her keynote address at Georgia State University’s spring commencement ... on her rich experience as a scientist, physician and executive, Desmond-Hellmann leads the Gates ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... brainsalvation tool – a web application that helps people assess their risk of ... brainsalvation™ web app will provide users a “Risk Reduction Score™” that summarizes how ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... , ... Registration is now open for the 31st annual AIDS Walk Boston & 5K ... on the Esplanade. The event regularly draws thousands of participants, making it AIDS Action Committee’s ... fully sanctioned by the USA Track & Field Association. , The AIDS Walk & ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... 03, 2016 , ... Sandbox, one of the nation’s leading ... the newly created position of executive vice president, chief creative officer.     , In ... Chicago and LA offices. He reports to Nancy Finigan, president of those offices. ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... 03, 2016 , ... BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy (BioPlus), one ... 2016 Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit held May 2-6, 2016 at the Wynn & ... conference for the specialty pharmacy industry, with thousands of pharmacy providers, pharma/biotech manufacturers, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. , May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... about the importance of extending care beyond the implant ... Scientific Sessions, May 4-7 in San Francisco ... tasked with continually delivering the highest quality of patient ... ensuring patients are cared for each and every tomorrow," ...
(Date:5/3/2016)...  Specialty Silicone Fabricators is offering teachers a ... cleanroom works. The free visual aid provides a ... Chris Mazelin , SSF ... enthusiastically supports the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math ... generation of innovators. We want to provide resources ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016 ... heute bekannt, dass sie einen entscheidenden Meilenstein ... haben: Ein Aufruf zum Handeln, um Patientenresultate ... Veröffentlichung trägt zu Fortschritten im Verständnis der ... hervor, ein Bewusstsein für Hepatische Enzephalopathie in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: