Tag: "between" at biology news
Viral suspect for amphibian decline traced to human spread through bait
...d be moving around, and whether or not it can jump between
species," Collins said. The salamander virus is related to another iridovirus strain that is endemic in frog populations. But preliminary analysis by the team has found that the salamander-killing virus is even closer to a virus found in sport fish (...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...optosis in the ischemic core, blocked interactions between
JNK, BimL and Bax, and the translocation of Bax from the cytoplasm to mitochondria....
Second call for proposals for the European Young Investigator Award
...re is no age limit. Rather, applicants should have between
two and ten years of postdoctoral research experience. Particular importance is place upon a qualified invitation, as well as a written confirmation from the host institute that it will accommodate the independent junior research group. The DFG is re...
New evidence of radiation risk in childhood leukaemia
... devoted to the conquest of the disease. The link between
ionising radiation and childhood leukaemia is well-established. Increased rates of childhood leukaemia were found in those exposed at a young age to the atomic bombs in Japan. And those receiving radiation in utero from maternal X-rays have also been...
Fossils reveal direct link between global warming and genetic diversity in wildlife
... time, scientists have found a direct relationship between
global warming and the evolution of contemporary w.... These findings established a direct correlation between
climate change and population size, but how did individual voles and pocket gophers respond genetica...
Heart gene yields insights into evolution, disease risk
...cs. This broader study would aim to bridge the gap between
medical scientists' detailed molecular understandi...." Both groups working together can bridge the gap between
genes and health, said Wray, gaining a much better insight into how evolution influences the form of...
Imitative parrots just might tell you it's all in the tongue
...a parrot uses its syrinx, a voice boxorgan nestled between
the trachea and lungs. The lingering question hasb...sound."By analogy, it's larger than the difference between
an A and an O inhuman speech," Beckers said. The scientists also believe they are the first to ident...
Rising childhood leukaemia incidence prompts conference
...l hear (Monday 6 September). "The marked disparity between
incidence and mortality trends crystallises the pr...School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said that between
480 and 500 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with leukaemia in Britain each year and about...
Genetic map of important tree genes outlined
...id. "But advances such as this will narrow the gap between
the scientific research we can undertake with tree...that nearly all the genes were functionally common between
the two, even though they have been separated by about 100 million years of evolution and look compl...
Research suggests unborn children may be at risk from environmental pollution
...uman placentas. They found reasonable correlation between
the placental transfer data from different models, allowing preliminary calculations of dose to foetal organs. Preece reports "We found that foetal organ concentrations can exceed those of the mother which may have implications due to the increased ...
Recent evolution at a single gene may have brought down heart disease risk in some human groups
... identity of the DNA base at this position differs between
individuals and influences the rate of production of the gene's product, an enzyme that degrades the extracellular matrix that makes up the walls of arteries. Individuals with the low-expression version of the gene are slightly more prone to atheros...
In a world of distortion, archer fish learn to judge absolute size of aerial prey
...form a critical correction to account for distance between
the eye and the viewed object: dramatic difference... of the actual retinal image occur as the distance between
viewer and object changes. A situation in which this corrective requirement is especially challengin...
How do you mend a broken heart?
... to bridge the sciences in cardiovascular research between
Europe and the United States....
$18 million bioinformatics center to become weapon against deadly diseases
... will be the Computation Institute, a joint effort between
the University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab...ver, only in the presence of effective cooperation between
experimental research and the bioinformatics efforts." To ensure such cooperation, the center's out...
Broken arms and collateral damage: clues to predator-driven evolution
...test this notion would be to look for correlations between
the degree of infestation and the rate of regeneration, and Baumiller, Gahn and Carlton Brett, a paleontologist from the University of Cincinnati, have applied for funding to do just that....
Battle between bubbles might have started evolution
...st might have played out as a simple physical duel between
fatty bubbles stuffed with genetic material. The s... would grow faster. So, there is a direct coupling between
how well the RNA replicates and how quickly the cell can grow. It's just based on a physical princip...
Small, Smac-like molecule encourages death of cancer cells
...or example, is required for the removal of webbing between
the toes and fingers of a developing fetus, as well as for the elimination of surplus neurons during the development of the human brain. In healthy cells, Smac is sequestered within cell compartments called mitochondria, where the protein resides unt...
Molecular staples shape a cancer killer
...alpha-helices applied to control many interactions between
proteins. "The alpha-helix plays a pivotal role in many biological interactions," said Walensky. "So if we could target protein-protein interactions at critical biological control points using the natural, evolutionarily derived sequence for that pro...
Rare deficit maps thinking circuitry
... which are thought to involve complex interactions between
multiple genes and environmental triggers, the genetic basis of Williams Syndrome is remarkably well understood. People with the disorder lack about 21 genes in a particular part of chromosome 7. "Williams Syndrome yields a unique opportunity to stu...
Entrepreneurs to be told how nature's secrets can improve business
...e of the organisers. "We not only explore the link between
nature and technology, but actually turn biology into creativity. "What we say to entrepreneurs is: use our case history to develop your business. There are millions of years of research that can help us, in nature. And Biomimetics is still ...
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