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Gene Discovery Could Overcome Aluminum Barrier To Higher Wheat Yields Worldwide
... feed future generations of people worldwide. The discovery
of this gene could help farmers utilize the vast a...tecki. Gustafson and colleagues made their genetic discovery
by unlocking the mysterious role of protein synthesis in blocking the uptake of aluminum in the cere...
Northwestern Scientists Discover How Herpes Simplex Virus Infects Cells
... toproliferate or to die. A report of the protein discovery
appears in the Nov.1 issue of the Journal Cell. "... whoheads the laboratory at Northwestern where the discovery
was made. Spear isthe Guy and Anne Youmans Professor and chair of the department ofmicrobiology-immu...
Sea Turtles Have Favorite Oceanic Routes
...t they have the whole ocean to live in.' With the discovery
that turtles are concentrated within narrow corridors, what we're finding is that this may not be true," Morreale said....
Two Long-sought Diabetes Gene Found
...but it also opens up new ways of treating it. "The discovery
of these genes means that we have to place more em...etes in the future. Finding MODY3 led to the rapid discovery
of MODY1, a functionally related gene known as HNF-4-alpha, which had been mapped to the MODY1-regio...
Scientists Discover Smallest Frog
...ogram is unique in that its purpose is funding the discovery
of species new to science," says Meredith Lane, director of the program which funded Hedges' work. "Hedges' results are gratifying, because a very high proportion of species in fact remain to be discovered." Hedges has worked with Cuban scie...
World's Experts Plan Global Locator Service For Environmental Information
...to evolve along with rapid advances in information discovery
and natural language processing." The standard adopted for this service is ISO 10163, known in the United States as ANSI Z39.50. This standard specifies how electronic network searches should be expressed and how results are returned. It is...
Researchers Find How Disease-resistant Plants Recognize Bacteria
...how plants identify many different pathogens." The discovery
of this protein-protein interaction is reported in today's (Friday, 12/20) issue of Science. The same issue of Science contains a second research paper that addresses different aspects of the recognition mechanism, which was written by researchers fr...
Prostate Cancer May Be Predicted 10 Years Before Diagnosis
...ars earlier than current prediction methods. This discovery
by researchers at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and colleagues at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is published in the December, 1996, journal, Urology. PSA, an enzyme produced by the prostate gland, is found in high concentra...
Proteins Interacting With RNA And DNA Are Surprisingly Similar
...sh science journal, Nature Structural Biology. The discovery
suggests that the RNA-binding protein, called L11,could be anancient, ancestral form of other proteins that bind to DNA andare crucial toan embryo's development, turning on and off various genes neededto formspecific anatomical features. L11 has exis...
ORNL Mice Helping Researchers Isolate, Identify Causes Of Cancer
...ify the human gene. Thisinformation has led to the discovery
of the cause of clinical symptoms inhumans. Because of the genetic similarity between mice and humans, researchers hopeto gain a better understanding of the development of certain human cancers,to earlier diagnoses and to better treatment strategies....
Researchers Corral Millions Of Microscopic Membranes
...working with supported bilayers in 1994. His first discovery
was that scoring supported membranes with a pair of tweezers caused them to separate permanently. He took advantage of this characteristic to partition the membrane into triangles and squares. Next, he applied electrical fields to these large membran...
Scientists Determine 3-D Crystal Structure Of Cancer-Causing Protein
...significant scientific achievements, including the discovery
that DNA is the carrier of genetic information and the launching of the scientific field of modern cell biology . The university has ties to 19 Nobel laureates, includingthe university president, Torsten Wiesel, M.D., who received the prize in 19...
A Phoenix From A Ring Of Fire Is A Pattern For The Recovery Of Mount St. Helens
...e example of recovery he cites French researchers' discovery
of a proliferation of ballooning spiders on Krakatau only three months after the explosion. On Mount St. Helen's, there was also a profusion of spiders in the first few weeks after the eruption. Indeed, says Edwards, a lean, bearded New Zealander...
Fund Aims To Repay Developing Nations For Valuable Genes
...proceeded to patent the gene. It is likelythat her discovery
and subsequent engineering of disease-resistant riceplants will have far-reaching implications for production of rice, the staplefood for more than half of the world's population. The use of such disease-resistancegenes could pave the way to more env...
Prostate Cancer's Aggressiveness May Be Predicted Early By The Ratio Of Free To Total PSA
... non-aggressive, slow-growing type of cancer. This discovery
by researchers at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and colleagues at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is published in the March, 1997, journal, Urology. "The ability to differentiate between an aggressive and non-aggressive form ...
University Of Washington Discovery May Point The Way To New Treatment For Hepatitis C Cases That Do Not Respond To Interferon Therapy
...ective in 60 to 80 percent of cases. "This discovery
explains the molecular mechanisms for interferon resistance, and points the way to a potential new target for therapeutic drugs to treat hepatitis C," said the principal investigator, Dr. Michael G. Katze (kates), UW professor of microbiology and ass...
NIH Team Discovers Endocrine Tumor Gene
...t cell tumors leading to pancreatic cancer. Their discovery
of the gene for multiple endocrine neoplasia, type...enin , how endocrine tumors and cancers grow. The discovery
also provides a target for the design of drugs to prevent or treat both benign and malignant endocri...
Researchers Find Production Point Of Key Protein In Fragile X Syndrome
...unctions through which nerve cells communicate.The discovery
is backed by a second study that shows when the gene thatinitially receives the fragile X protein is "knocked out" of theX chromosome, halting the protein's production within synapses, then normalbrain development appears to stop at an early stage. ...
New Evidence For Corn's Ancestry Could Lead To Insect And Drought Resistant Crops
... Tripsacum is corn's other ancestorplant. And the discovery
of perennial teosinte is helping her prove thathypothesis, she said. Her initial breeding experiments showed that -- unlike any other teosinte-- Zea diploperennis can be successfully crossed with Tripsacum to produce a fertile hybrid. Previous at...
Subtle Biotic Changes Have Big Environmental Impact
...d web can directly influence the atmosphere. The discovery
is important because it demonstrates that single, ...upy a very small area of the planet's surface, the discovery
that simple biotic change is capable of altering the exchange of carbon between the atmosphere and ...
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