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Reaching the limits of the human lifespan

The longest any human being has ever lived was 122 years. Jeanne Calment of France, who rode a bicycle until age 100, passed away in 1997. Since then, no one has been recorded to live past 120 years. A paper published in the Oct. 2016 issue of Nature claims to have found an age limit to… Keep Reading

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This month in student research: Alex Coutin, U2 Pharmacology

Alex Coutin, who worked at UBC this summer, studied recombinant H3, a protein histone involved in maintaining the structure of DNA in a single haploid yeast cell. He looked at the diverse associations of the ASF1 histone chaperone, another protein  responsible for the coiling and folding of these DNA strands into chromsomes. What lab did… Keep Reading

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