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Preventing “Genomic Parasites” from Causing Age-Related Diseases

September 25, 2014

University of Rochester researchers, discussing their work in Nature Communications, report that retrotransposons, commonly called “jumping genes” may become active as the body ages and proteins designed to keep them contained begin to serve other functions. In theory, when the Sirt6 protein is “called away” to repair DNA damage elsewhere, retrotransposons can play a role in the development of age-related diseases such as cancer. In future studies, scientists will determine if increasing Sirt6 protein can serve the twofold purpose of keeping DNA damage in check and prevent “jumping genes” from initiating damage.

The Tools of JFK and Reagan Probably Won’t Work for Trump

November 14, 2016

The presidential campaign made one fact very clear. Most of the media and public aren’t focused on economic growth. They fail to see that in the end, it doesn’t matter what a candidate’s policy priorities are. Growth powers and funds everything else. Just take a look at the enormous federal deficit and you’ll see that economic health keeps taking a back seat to short-term goals.

The Economic Case for a Transformational Leader as FDA Chief

January 23, 2017

In the last eight years, the US debt has basically doubled to almost $20 trillion. But many still portray the economy as fundamentally healthy. It’s like a family that claims high levels of spending are proof that everything’s great… even while maxing out the credit cards. At some point, it has to end. And high levels of debt will make recovery even more difficult.

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