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New sequence involved in DNA replication timing may aid in cancer detection
...istry and Molecular Biology journal. Before a cell can
divide, it must duplicate its DNA. Duplication, wh...eplication origins fire early in S phase, but they can
be forced to fire later by flanking and internal DNA sequences. Now, Huberman and Chulee Yompakdee h...
Bronfenbrenner book sums up human development
...al model of human development and detailing how it can
be applied via programs and policies. Making Human Beings Human: Bioecological Perspectives on Human Development (Sage Publications, 2004) is Bronfenbrenner's culminating work and statement that he hopes will shape the future of his field. Bronfenb...
UMaine anthropologist wins Solon T. Kimball Award
... unusual success story and there's an awful lot we can
learn there," he says. "The important thing is the...resting, interesting industry," and the lessons we can
learn from this industry can
be applied to managing other threatened natural resources, from oil to ...
Spun from bone
...th entirely different properties from bone. If you can
control the interactions between proteins and crystals, the same principal can
be applied to nano-patterning and nano-building. Shaws co-authors are PNNL chief scientist Allison ...
Master of antimalarial resistance
...e that one of the newly discovered pfcrt mutations can
be found in a strain of malaria from Southeast Asia, suggesting their lab data have a parallel in the real world. The other members of the research team include Stephen Ward,Mathirut Mungthin and Patrick Bray of the Liverpool School of TropicalMedici...
Researchers ID chlorophyll-regulating gene
...ve in moist, humid environments where their spores can
stay safely above the soil surface. But all higher plants - from grasses to trees to agricultural crops such as wheat and corn - must have the ability to transition from the darkness of an underground environment to life above ground. "Th...
'Gene chips' research in cotton could lead to superior variety
...TATION A technology that uses "gene chips," which can
help analyze tens of thousands of different DNA el...ents directly onto 1X3-inch glass slides, one chip can
potentially contain all annotated genes (approximately 30,000) of an animal or plant genome. "D...
Anthrax enzyme images reveal secrets of antibiotic resistance, suggest new drug design
... how slight mutations in the shape of this protein can
make it resistant to the antibiotics called sulfa ...provide a blueprint of the enzyme that researchers can
use to design more effective antibiotics against the bacterium, Bacillus anthracis. Such information...
Groundbreaking research could ignite new solutions to heat transfer in nano-devices
...of molecules on the nanometer level. This research can
be used to help us better understand how molecules interact on these dimensions." The faculty and students involved were Dr. Deak and his undergraduate student Timothy Sechler; and University of Illinois chemistry professor Dana Dlott, Ph.D., Yoonsoo...
New hydrothermal vents discovered as 'South Pacific Odyssey' research begins
...properties of the ocean crust in the Lau Basin, we can
expect to discover new species there--species that... research focus for years to come. The bull's eye can
be visualized as a series of expanding bands around a volcanically active region. The National Scien...
University of Alberta researcher looks for clues to mysterious disease
...ess, it makes sense to do it in a system where you can
do all these genetic tricks," said Campbell of bei...fully understanding how ATM functions, at least we can
look at improving the quality of life for those unfortunate to receive mutant alleles from both thei...
A fishy change in diet
...ater appreciation of how changes in fish behaviour can
affect ecosystem processes" ...
Brown research reveals key insight into memory-making
...ated stimulation. This increased synaptic strength can
last hours, even days, and is believed to be the c...d molecules along with other "cargo" proteins that can
be used to expand synapses during memory formation. "It's an exciting, essential finding," said Kaue...
A long-necked sea predator from China described in Science
...plexities of hunting in water, a dense medium that can
alert prey to a predator's presence long before it strikes....
New signs of life found at the Poles
...rprise findings that rock-dwelling micro-organisms can
photosynthesise and store carbon just as much as the plants, lichens and mosses that live above ground. BAS microbiologist Dr Charles Cockell says, "Although it's usual to find micro-organisms thriving under quartz and translucent rocks in hot dese...
Cannabis may help combat cancer-causing herpes viruses
... disease. Once a person is infected, these viruses can
remain dormant for long periods within white blood cells before they burst out and begin replicating. This reactivation of the virus boosts the number of cells infected thereby increasing the chances that the cells will become cancerous. The USF tea...
'Smart antibiotics' may result from UCLA research
...a. "A problem with antibiotics is that bacteria can
mutate and become resistant to a particular antibi...m mutates in an effort to evade, the bacteriophage can
change its specificity using the mechanism we discovered, to kill the newly resistant bacterium." ...
Poplar DNA code cracked -- a step in combating global warming?
... in the research into 'tree-specific genes', which can
be used to make trees even better air purifiers, t...ess into paper. The poplar as model organism One can
hardly overstate the importance of trees as providers of clean air and energy, or as raw material fo...
Scientists find nanowires capable of detecting individual viruses
...cientists have found that ultra-thin silicon wires can
be used to electrically detect the presence of sin...near-perfect selectivity. These nanowire detectors can
also differentiate among viruses with great precision, suggesting that the technique could be scaled...
Microbes eat their way to better concrete
...develop genetically engineered microorganisms that can
produce excess amounts of organic and inorganic bi...hese environmentally innocuous biological products can
be used as a sealing or caulking agent for the gaps in building structures, bioremediation means to ...
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