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The Fourth Helix on the Top Ten Science Stories of 2013

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in 4th HELIX BLOG, SCIENCE NEWS, Uncategorized | 0 comments

From the effect of the sequester to 400,000-year-old human DNA to the Higgs boson, it’s been quite a year! See if you agree with our top picks for the biggest science stories of 2013.

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Bighorn Sheepwatch 8 — Larry D. Voyles, Director of AZDGF, Speaks Out

Posted by on Dec 29, 2013 in 4th HELIX BLOG, AZ NEWS, BIGHORN SHEEPWATCH, SCIENCE NEWS, SOUTHWEST CORNER | 0 comments

In an Arizona Daily Star article, Larry D. Voyles, director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, spoke out in support of the restoration of bighorn sheep to the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Ariz. He also praised the Catalina Bighorn Sheep Advisory Committee.

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Bighorn Sheepwatch 6 — An Information Blackout?

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in 4th HELIX BLOG, AZ NEWS, BIGHORN SHEEPWATCH, SCIENCE NEWS, SOUTHWEST CORNER | 0 comments

In spite of the planned daily monitoring of the bighorn sheep by the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD), little or no information about the status of the restoration project has been shared with the public since December 8, 2013. AZGFD officials, however, apparently met privately with an outside advisory group at least twice in December, once since December 8.

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Are Most Dietary Supplements and Multivitamins a Waste of Money?

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in 4th HELIX BLOG, BREAKING NEWS, SCIENCE NEWS, SLIDER | 0 comments

“The message is simple,” said an editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine, “Most supplements do not prevent chronic disease or death, their use is not justified, and they should be avoided.”

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The Science of Aging–DNA Unravels in Old Cells

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in 4th HELIX BLOG, BREAKING NEWS, SCIENCE NEWS, SLIDER | 0 comments

DNA at spindle attachment points, DNA which is usually condensed during cell division, unravels in aging cells. This unravelling also occurs in the cells of people with premature aging disorders such as progeria.

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