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'Weed from hell' found in Texas

... Be sure to include leaves, stems and fruit. Don't add any water. Using a sturdy cardboard box, mail the bag to Mary Ketchersid, 115 Agronomy Field Lab, 2488-TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843-2488. Alternately, producers may also call Ketchersid at 979-845-6531, or e-mail digital photos of the suspe...

ESA awarded new SEEDS grant

...ducation, Development and Sustainability) and soon add exciting new components to the program's structure. "We are looking forward to meeting our goal of building a grassroots movement of ecologically knowledgeable students who have traditionally been underrepresented in the ecology profession," says E...

Technology could enhance accuracy of breast biopsy

...Changfang Zhu are harnessing the power of light to add another dimension of information about the tissue ...e not things you have to add, so you don't have to add any dyes to make it work." Her group has built fiber-optic probes that doctors easily can thread dow...

Combination of gene therapy and gene silencing prevents neurodegenerative disease

...ve or suppress the disease-gene rather than simply add a corrected version. "Although we know how to put genes into cells, the difficulty we face in treating dominant diseases is how to remove or silence genes," Davidson explained. "With our approach we can marry our gene therapy research using viral vec...

Only 21 states offer newborn screening tests recommended by March of Dimes

...iciency. The March of Dimes encourages states to add more screening tests as resources and capabilities allow. Few parents realize that the extent of this testing depends entirely on the state in which their baby is born. These tests can sometimes mean the difference between a healthy start in life an...

Chemical Society announces EPA awards for environmentally friendly technology

...260 degrees Celsius. Rightfit pigments are used to add color to mustard and ketchup bottles, coffee containers, motor oil and antifreeze cartons, and many other products. Since 1996, the 46 Green Chemistry Award winners have contributed to the environment by eliminating 387 million pounds and 9.1 million...

Innovative efforts target epigenetics, molecular imaging

...el affixed to a microscope slide. Researchers then add an enzyme called DNA polymerase, which copies each... during their summer breaks, and will also work to add a genomics component to the summer classes offered by the Center for Talented Youth, a Johns Hopkins...

Hopkins to found first center for comprehensive study of epigenetics

...Hopkins endeavor with sites across the country, to add a genomics component to the program's summer classes. Starting in 2005, the Epigenetics Center will fund four minority students each year to attend these classes. "The idea is to groom an interest in science and in genomics from a young age, hopefull...

Mutant mice lead to memory insights

...inant-negative CBP gene lacked only the ability to add acetyl groups to histone proteins -- called acetyltransferase activity -- but retained the ability to act as a molecular scaffold. The researchers found that when they switched on the "bad" CBP gene, the mice showed impaired ability to form long-term...

To understand innate immunity, silence the genome

... in the open-access journal PLoS Biology, not only add to our understanding of the highly conserved innate immune system, but they have also demonstrated that a global genome silencing approach is feasible for elucidating complex molecular signaling systems. Specifically they examined the Immune deficien...

New version of premier global climate model released

...limate. With CCSM3, scientists were able to add four times as many points for the land and atmosphere than had existed in the previous version of CCSM, thereby producing far more information about regional variations in climate and climate change. The new version also captures such features as co...

Natural, man-made mix promises biggest landscape plant growth

...ht concoction. Various formulas promise new vigor, add iron or correct a myriad of deficiencies. Fast-acting or slow-release, organic or not, everything promises to get bigger and last longer. And that's just the plant aisle. Fertilizers for gardening are a major growth industry, so to speak, with...

U. Iowa muscular dystrophy discovery may lead to new treatment approaches

... mutations in glycosylation enzymes proteins that add sugars to other proteins. In these diseases, defects in the sugar-adding mechanism disrupt the properties of alpha-dystroglycan, a protein critical for normal muscle function. Previous work by the UI researchers led by Kevin Campbell, Ph.D., the Roy...

Could mice hold the secret to longer life?

...ing would imply that a higher metabolic rate could add an extra 27 years to the average human lifespan. When the muscles of the most metabolically active mice were examined, they were found to contain factors that increased their metabolism by making it less efficient. Although the scientists do not yet ...

The silence of the genes

...ic therapy,'" Jones and his colleagues write. They add that a number of chemical compounds have been found that have an affect on some form of epigenetic gene change, and note that "several of these agents are currently being tested in clinical trials," including trials being conducted at USC/Norris. Thi...

Mutant biological machine makes proteins but can't let go

...bility of each of the purified mutant ribosomes to add a molecule called puromycin onto a growing protein...help the ribosome identify the right amino acid to add to the protein, since it matches itself to the genetic instructions (messenger RNA) the ribosome is ...

Computer model shows increased US threat from soybean rust

...cenario will continue to change as the researchers add more biological information about rust and as it moves closer to the United States. He further points out that the fungus that causes rust cannot survive winter weather. It can, however, easily survive in kudzu plants along the coastal areas of the U...

HIV takes cellular opportunities to aid infection

...ould provide us with another class of molecules to add to the cocktail," said Young. "Once we identify cellular factors that regulate HIV replication, we may be able devise new treatments for other viral infections, as well."...

NPS Pharma and VIMAC Ventures locate at MaRS, a major new research and enterprise center in Toronto

...ers into a wet lab facility at MaRS, with plans to add another 50 scientists over time. The company has been mining a wealth of research from the Toronto area for many years. VIMAC chose MaRS to expand the firm's North American reach because it provides one of the most dynamic opportunities for investmen...

Mimicking humpback whale flippers may improve airplane wing design

...during landing. Improved resistance to stall would add a new margin of safety to aircraft flight and also make planes more maneuverable. Drag -- the rearward force on an airplane wing -- affects how much fuel the airplane must consume during flight. Stall occurs when the air no longer flows smoothly over...

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