Did you know that your age is more than just the number of years you have been on this planet?
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When I started my fitness journey at 17 I had a regular body without definition or muscle mass. I didn’t know or think of wether or not I had the right genetics. I just knew I wanted to become a female version of @schwarzenegger , a European import with super drive! I worked hard for a long time, spent three whole years before I attempted to diet down for a bodybuilding show. I knew it would be stupid to try to lean out what wasn’t even there in the first place. I never took a shortcut. I wasn’t interested in it and I had confidence in my ability that I’d be able to conquer the world my way. I was nothing special. There was no “wow she’s got talent let’s help her out”. There was just my determination to do it. Every time my mind asked “why you?” I rebutted with “why not?”. So, when I read comments about how it’s unrealistic to work for a physique of my kind I wonder what kind of reality these people live in. They think I’m a unicorn when I’m just a regular herring in a can but I swim upstream! 😊. Never set limits for yourself before you’ve exhausted your potential. And I mean exhausted. When did you actually try try try more than for a little glimpse of your life....you can do it...but you must want to even when you don’t want to. Join the challenge!!! #Fighterdiet#fitness#workoutmotivation#arnold#bodybuilding#workhard#fitspo#bts#defytheodds#genetics
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last post with this feed! i’ll be changing it up in the next couple of days so look forward to thursday’s post!
Поликлиника №1 ФХМ ФМБА России предлагает Вам записаться на прием к врачу-генетику, кандидату биологических наук Ирине Викторовне Федюшкиной по результатам генетических анализов со скидкой 20%. Пройти консультацию по результатам генетических анализов – это, прежде всего, возможность оценить риск потенциального нарушения в следующих областях:
➡️ Гинекология: риски развития беременности, назначение комбинированных оральных контрацептивов, менопауза и развитие остеопороза, заместительная гормональная терапия.
➡️ Кардиология: коронарная болезнь сердца, атеросклероз, гипертензия, инфаркты.
➡️ Онкология: генетический риск развития рака молочной железы и яичников, коллатерального рака и рака простаты.
🤷🏼♀️ Что такое генотип?
✅ ДНК нашего организма состоит из набора генов, который индивидуален для каждого человека и называется генотипом. Именно генотип определяет все процессы в нашем организме, несет информацию о наследственных заболеваниях, о предрасположенности человека к различным заболеваниям, на реакцию организма на различные факторы. Определить генотип можно с помощью генетического анализа. 🤔 Почему необходимо пройти генетический анализ?
✅ Генетический анализ по определенным генам проводят один раз в жизни, по результатам проведенного исследования можно определить риски возникновения тех или иных патологий.
✅ На основе результатов исследования, врачом формируются рекомендации по профилактике и лекарственной терапии, направленной на снижение рисков возникновения заболевания.
✅ Пройти полное генетическое тестирование и получить подробную информацию о своем организме можно благодаря методу экзомного секвенирования.
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Amazing day in Barcelona speaking about how to improve diagnosis of patients affected by genetic disorders using Clinical Exome Solution by SOPHiA Genetics !! #genetics#genomics#geneticdiagnostics
An article published in the journal "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" describes the possible role of transposons, commonly called jumping genes, in the emergence of eukaryotic organisms, the ones formed by complex cells that also include multicellular ones. A team of researchers conducted experiments in particular on retrotransposons, which to integrate into DNA require an RNA intermediate, to assess their effects on bacteria. The result is that a DNA repair mechanism typical of eukaryotes but rare in bacteria increases the efficiency of insertion and the effect of retrotransposons suggesting a possible role in the evolution of eukaryotes.
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Day 35 From Sprout
No Training Or Topping. Clean And Healthy, Smelling Like Mom And Looking Like Dad.
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Autumn Vegetable Soup
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 medium leeks, light green and white parts only, halved and sliced into half moons
1 large carrot, coarsely chopped
1 large parsnip, coarsely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup cubed butternut squash (cut into 1" cubes)
5 cups water or vegetable stock (I used 4 cups of vegetable stock with 1 cup of water)
(1) 15 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 bay leaf
1 large sprig thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
1 tablespoon freshly chopped rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried
(1) 15 ounce can cannelini beans, rinsed and drained
1 bunch kale, torn
salt and pepper, to taste.
Preheat the oil in a large soup pot or Dutch oven. Add the leeks, carrot, and parsnip and saute for 5 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and butternut squash and saute for about 1 minute. Add the stock or water, diced tomatoes, bay leaf, thyme, and rosemary and stir. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Add the beans and continue simmering for about 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
Add the kale and simmer for about 5 minutes until wilted. Remove from heat and remove the bay leaf and thyme sprig. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve with freshly grated parmesan if desired. Enjoy!
Recipe by: @flavorthemoments
Seven years ago I finished student teaching. Since then I've worked with hundreds of amazing students and colleagues that have molded me into the teacher I am today. I have lost some hair in that time, but I promise it's not because of the students #genetics. I'm #thankful for all the opportunities I have had teaching so far and looking forward to ones in the future. Enjoy your Thanksgiving break everyone! #transformationtuesday#gobblegobble 🦃
0 141 hours ago
BIOLOGI CHE CLONANO COSE (Parte 1)
In biologia, cosa vuol dire il verbo "clonare"? E che si intende per "clonaggio"?
Facciamo un po' di chiarezza.
No, non parlerò della pecora Dolly, per questo dovrete aspettare qualche post in più.
Oggi vi parlo del significato che i biologi molecolari danno al termine "clonaggio". Per clonaggio si intende la creazione in laboratorio di un set di cloni, ovvero (di progenitori) di colonie di cellule che contengono al loro interno una stessa sequenza di DNA e che, in natura, non hanno questa sequenza nel loro DNA. Questa sequenza di DNA, che può per esempio essere un gene, è la sequenza che vogliamo studiare.
Come si può creare un clone?* Tramite le tecniche e gli strumenti messi in campo dall'ingegneria genetica.
Il clonaggio vecchio stampo (ma sempre utilissimo) risale agli anni '70 del secolo scorso e fa uso di vettori di clonaggio e di particolari enzimi, come ad esempio gli enzimi di restrizione.
I biologi molecolari sono infatti in grado di prendere da un certo organismo una sequenza di DNA da studiare, inserirla in un vettore di clonaggio (es: un plasmide, ovvero DNA extracromosomico circolare batterico), inserire il vettore in un secondo organismo (es: un batterio) e lasciare che la Natura faccia il suo corso!
Che vuol dire? Vuol dire che - poniamo il caso - se il batterio (ingegnerizzato) si replicherà e formerà una colonia costituita da migliaia o milioni di batteri (geneticamente uguali), ogni suo discendente avrà al suo interno anche il plasmide con la sequenza di DNA che noi siamo interessati a studiare e che noi stessi abbiamo inserito (sì, abbiamo modificato la Natura, con tutte le conseguenze che ciò comporta)! Risultato: da una singola copia di quella sequenza, adesso ne abbiamo milioni (come minimo, tante quanti sono i batteri che si sono formati a partire dal batterio ingegnerizzato)! Potete ben capire come questo sia di importanza fondamentale per i ricercatori, perché, fra le altre cose, ciò permette loro di amplificare enormemente il numero di copie di una determinata sequenza che vogliono studiare! [Lorenzo]
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There’s something incredibly shit about balding in your 20’s. You try to maintain some semblance of your appearance from only a few years ago.....but the contrast is stark. Your face is the same, but you seem to have aged by 10 + years.
For me, balding took from me a lot of my self confidence. It’s something that people notice early in conversation (and have no reservation in pointing out). For me, I have always tried to be very focused on my appearance. Watching how I look change so drastically while having no control over the process is not an easy pill to swallow :( people commonly say “just shave it”, like that’s something that I want for myself. Sadly there is not much that can be done to stop it. Pretty much just have to accept it #balding#tooyoung#cheers#genetics#baldisbeautiful#stitchedup
2 52 hours ago
Had a very nice visit with my father and his wife. Had a chance to peruse his new book #genetics
We all know that “Prevention is better than cure”. However, practicing healthy lifestyle and keeping track of your health can be overwhelming at times. Everyone is an expert when it comes to making recommendations about disease prevention. Everyday there is a new superfood on the block or a fitness fad that everyone seems to be following. All this makes staying healthy and preventing diseases so complicated that most people just give up. Well, truth is that disease prevention is much simpler than we think.
Few simple routines can prevent from getting chronic disease and improving overall wellness:
1. Educate yourself - Understand causes and recognise early signs of chronic disease.
2. Know your risk factors – knowing genetic and lifestyle risk factors and mitigating them can be lifesaving.
3. Eat local, fresh and according to your calorie requirement.
4. Be active – exercise regularly and practice meditation to mitigate stress.
5. Renew and refresh your mind by getting enough sleep and taking regular breaks from the routine.
6. Get yourself tested for functional and nutritional deficiencies, and take supplements accordingly
7. Watch and listen to your body. Our bodies don’t just stop working all of a sudden, watch out for early warning signs and act accordingly.
According to recent research presented at the Annual meeting of European Association for the Study of Diabetes, early signs of type 2 diabetes can be identified more than 20 years before diagnosis. Findings suggested that elevated metabolic markers and increased fasting glucose, higher body mass index (BMI) and impaired insulin sensitivity for diabetes are detectable more than 20 years before its diagnosis.
The research has important implications given that an estimated 425 million adults (aged 20-79 years) were living with diabetes in 2017, and this is predicted to rise to 629 million by 2045.
It is often too late when our body starts showing symptoms of a disease, hence much early interventions based on the genetic and lifestyle risk factors are required to prevent chronic diseases. Future of disease prevention is “Thinking Beyond Health” and acting early.
Epigenetics is the study of molecular mechanisms by which the environment controls gene activity
Each of us inherits our own unique vatiations of the genetic code. And although we can't change the hardwiring of our genetic code, epigenetic factors such as lifestyle and diet can drastically change what our genes do. I.e. You have a lot more control over your health than you think
Exposing your genes to all the right things; nutrient dense foods, an active lifestyle, love & positivity, for example, can turn the genes for health ON and the genes for disease OFF
Do you believe you have control over your genetic predisposition? Or are you doomed thanks to Mom and Dad's DNA pool?! ☠
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