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Expanding DNA’s alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

SHAFAQNA- Scientists are expanding the genetic code of life, using manmade DNA to create a semisynthetic strain of bacteria—and new research shows those altered microbes actually worked to produce proteins, unlike those found in nature. It’s…

Shift work may damage DNA, increase risk for chronic disease

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HAFAQNA- When people work the night shift, their bodies might have less capacity to repair everyday damage to cells' DNA, a new study found. The research found that people excreted lower levels of a chemical called 8-OH-dG when they worked…

Tuberculosis can bequickly detected in developing countries

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SHAFAQNA- Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the biggest scourges there is among infectious diseases, killing nearly 2 million people a year, most in developing countries. It is also notoriously hard and slow to detect in places without top-flight…

International representative for NOI: Islam buried in DNA of African-Americans

SHAFAQNA - Akbar Muhammad, International representative for the Nation of Islam (NOI), the oldest Black Nationalist organization in the US, underlined that there is a strong connection between black people and teachings of Islam, saying Islam…