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Obsessed with Sci-Tech, Wonder Junkie, Curious, Addicted to flow state, Blogger, Thinker, Learner, Futurist, Reader
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It's an awesome initiative, wish you good luck.
Hello Everyone!
A warm greeting from Biorious.
It gives me immense pleasure to share about my small initiative.
I have launched a website, where you can get valuable data about everything life sciences. Being curious is the lone direction to explore. Now it’s time for you to explore my website.
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Craig Venter believes the problem with earlier screening tests is that they give too little data, not too much. He is his own evidence. He was the first person to get his DNA sequenced, and the results made him think his risk for most types of cancer was low. When he got prostate cancer, he asked his researchers why. They found what he calls "the likely perpetrator."

It's a change in the way his body responds to the hormone testosterone. Testosterone works by tripping a cellular receptor (think of it as a switch). The gene for that receptor is more effective if it has fewer "repeats" (bits of repeated, garbled genetic code). Testosterone makes prostate cancer grow, so a man with 22 repeats and an inefficient receptor has a lowered risk of the disease. Venter's androgen receptor had just six repeats.

"Basically, I have a supersensitive testosterone receptor," Venter says. "Everybody thought I had balls of steel. In fact, I have only six repeats in my androgen receptor."

But Venter's constant search for more data about his own biology also made the problem worse, illustrating one of the true dangers of something like his $25,000 physical. Years before, Venter learned that his testosterone levels were low and decided to take testosterone supplements. (Most doctors don't recommend doing this.) That almost certainly made his tumor grow faster.

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Worth Reading!

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Making Insulin
A behind-the-scenes look at producing a lifesaving medication

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Microscopic image of Retinal ganglion cells in the whole-mounted mouse retina

Fluorescence, Confocal (20x)

Credit: Dr. Keunyoung Kim
University of California, San Diego
National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research (NCMIR)


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Inexpensive Idea of turning milk into lactose free.

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Revolutionary Idea!

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This is something Novel!

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