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Cells and their genes continue to function after death, study proves

Cells and their genes continue to function after death, study proves

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Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Even after you die, your body's cells will continue to function. According to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications, the body's cells host post-mortem genetic expression for 24 to 48 hours.All of the biological functions that make life possible are powered by our genes -- and specifically, the expression of those genes. Recently, an international team of scientists observed genetic activity in post-mortem cells.Genes and genetic activity are defined by two types of code, DNA and RNA. DNA are the instructions, while RNA acts as the interpreter. RNA "expresses" the DNA, reading the code and translating it into action -- or biological functions.When humans suffer diseases, it is often caused by a disruption of the genetic translation and expression proces...
Justice, FBI Russia-Trump Investigation Just Got Even More Corrupt — Why Does It Continue?

Justice, FBI Russia-Trump Investigation Just Got Even More Corrupt — Why Does It Continue?

Finance
Shutterstock photoRussia Scandal: Former high-level Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, a key cog in the Russia-Trump investigation, didn't let his employer know that his wife was being paid by Fusion GPS, the company that Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee paid to dig up dirt on Trump. Nor did he seek a waiver for a possible conflict of interest. What is wrong with this investigation?[ibd-display-video id=2665422 width=50 float=left autostart=true]It's yet another indication of rot at the very core of this corrupt investigation whose only real aim has ever been to unseat Trump as president.As the Daily Caller reports , "The (DNC) ...hired Fusion GPS to gather and disseminate damning info about Trump, and they in turn paid Nellie Ohr, a former CIA employee with expert...
UK air pollutants continue decline

UK air pollutants continue decline

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Total emissions from motor vehicles fell 12% from 2012 to 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics.However, the UK remains in breach of European limits for nitrogen oxides (NOx) in 16 cities.Nonetheless, environmentalists have welcomed the overall drop in pollutants from cars and lorries. The reduction is thought to have been propelled by tightening restrictions.The one emission going in the wrong direction is ammonia from farming. Jon Bennett from the green group ClientEarth told BBC News: “We very much welcome the reduction in emissions."But the concentrations of NO₂ (nitrogen dioxide) in towns and cities are at illegal and harmful levels.“So government policy needs to focus on bringing these down with clean air zones, diesel-scrappage and other initiatives.”The news is cont
Oxygen levels in Earth's oceans continue to drop

Oxygen levels in Earth's oceans continue to drop

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Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Regions of low-oxygen and no-oxgyen in Earth's oceans are growing in size and number, according to a new study -- the most comprehensive survey of ocean oxygen levels to date.The latest data shows expanses of no-oxygen in the open ocean have increased four-fold over the last half-century. Since 1950, low-oxygen sites among estuaries, bays and other coastal water bodies have increased 10-fold.The vast majority of ecosystems in the ocean rely on sufficient levels of oxygen. As oxygen levels continue to decrease, ecosystems and food chains are likely to be disrupted in a variety of ways."The decline in ocean oxygen ranks among the most serious effects of human activities on the Earth's environment." Denise Breitburg, marine ecologist with the Smithsonian Environmental Research...
Kansas City Chiefs continue fourth-quarter dominance vs. Washington Redskins

Kansas City Chiefs continue fourth-quarter dominance vs. Washington Redskins

Sports
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs stand as the NFL's last unbeaten team, moving to 4-0 following their 29-20 win over the Washington Redskins Monday night, fueled by yet another fourth-quarter rally. Head coach Andy Reid said that's the identify of his team, a mix of veteran leaders who have seen almost everything and confident young players who have quickly earned the trust of their brethren. "They'll battle you," Reid said Tuesday. "And that's a nice thing to have, one of those intangible things that you appreciate it. They trust each other enough to think they're always in the game." The Chiefs lead the NFL with 54 points in the fourth quarter, accounting for 44 percent of their offensive points. The team ranks tied for seventh in fourth-quarter scoring defense, allowing just 1...