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Ancient defense mechanism may still be protecting us

...ly and wreaking havoc. To survive, cells evolved a correction system that recognized the invading DNA and either eliminated or silenced it. Gorovsky and Mochizuki propose that the small nucleus "transcribes" into RNA part or all of its DNA, essentially making RNA photocopies of certain DNA sections. These trans...

Estrogen and personality in women

...red to be associated with the ER alpha gene. After correction for multiple comparisons by means of permutation analysis, the associations with the factor 'non-conformity,' including the subscales 'indirect aggression' and 'irritability' and the factor 'psychoticism,' including the subscale 'suspicion' remained ...

Genes are main culprit in development of myopia, study suggests

...rent prescriptions for vision correction as well as the use of vision correction by each childs parents. They also collected scores from a basic reading and lan...

Virginia Tech inventions, creations can improve lives

...; and human health-related inventions, including a correction for retinal detachment, a treatment for hemophilia, a vaccine against brucellosis, and a therapy garment for children with sensory integration dysfunction. Five patents for improved electronics, including power-saving devices and switches for use in...

Passing its global sight test leaves MERIS ready for work

...o the algorithm-based process known as atmospheric correction is crucial to ensure reliable data. Another algorithm is used to derive atmospheric water vapour content from MERIS data over both land and ocean. To validate this data, tracking GPS signals and other radio-based methods were used the way radio wav...

Can heart failure impair thinking?

...ay matter in control subjects over HF cases, after correction for age and gender, that tendency was not statistically significant. With the exception of one HF subject (one of nine), no brain infarction sites in the sample were noted. The infarcted site of the one subject did not overlay any of the regional are...

UCSD finds genetic time bomb in heart that leads to heart failure in some patients

...immediate function of the heart. However, surgical correction of certain forms of congenital heart disease may not fix the underlying molecular trigger that drives progressive heart failure and sudden death later in life, according to new research from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Me...

In a world of distortion, archer fish learn to judge absolute size of aerial prey

...at the visual system be able to perform a critical correction to account for distance between the eye and the viewed object: dramatic differences in the size of the actual retinal image occur as the distance between viewer and object changes. A situation in which this corrective requirement is especially challe...

Trial shows which brain cancer patients benefit from temozolomide

...MT repair enzyme will be produced, thus preventing correction of faults in the DNA. Dr. Hegi, head of the laboratory of tumour biology and genetics at the Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland, said that of a total of 573 patients, biopsies from 206 glioblastoma patients had ...

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