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Ancient life form may help create newest technologies

...major component of phytoplankton, are an important basis for much ocean life. But they may also be the key ...rine phytoplankton," Rorrer said. "Of course, as a basis for the marine food chain, they are extremely important, and they also have other functions, such as...

UNC researchers awarded $8.65 million from National Institute on Aging

...rant of $8.65 million to investigate the molecular basis of blood vessel aging and its role in the developm...oping that the new knowledge gained will provide a basis for intervention strategies, which will be the next phase of this project." ...

Satellites are tracing Europe's forest fire scars

...ng product from Risk-EOS to have a good historical basis of information," Raffalli added. "The benefit is that it makes possible a much more effective protection of the forest." Characterising the sites of past fires to a more thorough level of detail should mean that service users can better forecast whe...

West Nile takes its toll on rare bird

...Saskatchewan can survive, while losing the genetic basis needed to maintain the population, but we may not have much time." The team's findings suggest that large, healthy and highly productive populations that live in a high quality habitat don't seem to be impacted as much as smaller less produ...

UAB creates the first Internet server to search for genetic diversity

...matics, will facilitate research about the genetic basis of hereditary diseases. The server is called PDA (Pipeline Diversity Analysis) and for the first time biologists around the world can search for small variations in the genomes of different individuals and different species using the data stored in l...

Researchers identify gene for a primary form of sudden infant death sydrome (SIDS)

...n, Strasburg, Pennsylvania, have found the genetic basis for one form of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS...rome. This familial clustering suggested a genetic basis for the syndrome. All infants with SIDDT died before 12 months of age of abrupt cardiac and respirat...

16th EORTC NCI AACR Symposium

The revolution in understanding the molecular basis of cancer has lead to the discovery and development of numerous innovative agents 'designer' diagnostics, new prognostic tests, 'smart' drugs and other entirely novel ways of tackling cancer. To bring these new developments to patients as quickly an...

Carnivore extinction risk determined more by biology than human population density, says study

...cies under national species protection laws on the basis of potential future susceptibility. "We need to keep an eye on species before they start declining to extinction," said Dr Cardillo. "What we think is safe now may soon go through a rapid decline. We shouldn't be too confident about the species aroun...

JCI Table of Contents, 15 July 2004

...PANYING COMMENTARY: Determination of the molecular basis of Marfan syndrome: a growth industry AUTHOR CONTACT: Peter H. Byers University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA. Phone: 206-543-4206; Fax: 206-616-1899; E-mail: pbyers@u.washington.edu View the PDF of this article at: https://www.the-jci....

Genetic model for devastating form of paraplegia suggests new treatments

...vides a provocative new insight into the molecular basis of the disease called hereditary spastic paraplegi...ng that a fly can be used to uncover the molecular basis of human disease, but it has been shown over and over again in the last several decades that insight...

When male fish hum, females swim in, thanks to hormones, adaptable hearing

...istant psychology professor who studies the neural basis of behavior. He is the lead author of a paper being published in the July 16 edition of the journal Science . Sisneros and a Cornell research team headed by Andrew Bass, found that a spike in levels of the hormones testosterone and estradiol (an es...

Cell study leap forward for tissue engineering, diseases

...archers will be better able to study the molecular basis of how tissues are shaped. Until now, little has been known about how the overall direction of tissue shape change is controlled to ensure normal embryonic development. This finding could also have implications for tissue engineering, for researche...

Comparing primate genomes offers insight into human evolution

...ch that can help scientists understand the genetic basis of the physical and biochemical traits that distinguish primate species. James Sikela and colleagues, for example, collected DNA from humans, chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans to identify variations in the number of copies of individual ...

Institute for OneWorld Health receives Gates Foundation grant

...naria's simple and elegant approach could form the basis for an effective malaria vaccine," said Victoria Hale, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of OneWorld Health. "We also value the confidence the Gates Foundation has entrusted in us to apply our regulatory expertise in the development of a malaria vaccine."...

UW study: Migrating birds offer insight into sleep

...esearch Institute, created to study the scientific basis of emotion and health....

Study reveals evolution on the (butterfly) wing

...und it. And if we can understand the developmental basis of wing patterns in terms of butterfly ecology and evolution, we can start asking some profound questions about fundamental mechanisms of biodiversification." In their study, Reed and Serfas sought to compare how genes control the evolution of line a...

Altered expression of key developmental genes underlies evolution of butterfly wing patterns

...around the time of Darwin, but finding a molecular basis for the phenomenon in nature has proven difficult. In their study, Reed and Serfas show that changes in a gene-regulation time sequence are associated with an evolutionary switch between line and spot color patterns. These findings demonstrate how dr...

National Bioinformatics Resource Center to support infectious disease research

...RC's VT partnerships provide a powerful scientific basis for moving ahead with cross-cutting collaborations. The bioinformatics and software development team at VBI (Sobral's Cyberinfrastructure Group) will provide software process and engineering management. Deborah Hix from the Systems Research Center at...

Key principles for the foundation of a European Research Council (ERC)

...C must be scientific excellence, determined on the basis of a peer review system by highly respected, well-...es: It is primarily a matter of competition on the basis of quality, the application of the most important criterion in basic research--scientific excellence...

Study identifies genetics of fat metabolism, red wine link

... resveratrol. In trying to determine the molecular basis for this genetic link to longevity, the new study found that SIRT1 increases the use of fat and reduces the formation of new fat cells apparently it represses one or more fat-regulating proteins and other genes that drive fat storage following calor...

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