Holy DNA! Scientists have just uncovered 60 new genetic diseases that hadn’t been discovered before! It’s like finding a whole bunch of new Pokémon, except these new discoveries are going to have a real impact on the lives of thousands of families.
So here’s the scoop: these scientists analyzed the DNA of over 13,500 people who had previously been struggling with undiagnosed developmental delays or intellectual disabilities. They used a fancy technique called exome sequencing, which basically reads the important parts of your DNA that make proteins. By comparing the DNA of these individuals to a reference genome, the researchers were able to spot mutations or variations that were unique to the affected individuals.For More Information
Have you ever wondered how your body is able to fight off infections and illnesses? Well, you can thank your white blood cells for that! White blood cells, also known as leukocytes, are an important part of your immune system. They help to defend your body against harmful invaders like bacteria, viruses, and parasites. There…For More Information
Listen, we know there are a lot of blood donation centers out there. Each has its own mission, whether it’s providing whole blood to hospitals or storing a supply for global emergencies. While those operations are incredibly important, they aren’t the reasons we got into the donation business. While lesser known, the biomedical research industry…For More Information
StemExpress and Lonerider Brewery have teamed up to host blood donor drives on the 12th and 26th of March with a special twist – the event will give members of the community an opportunity to take part in life-saving medical research while enjoying the many handcrafted beers Lonerider has on tap, on us! Join us as we educate new donors on the scientific benefits of their blood or bone marrow donations and offer incentives for participation in the donor screening process.For More Information