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Tumor Suppressor Gene Located In Liver Cancer Cells
...man liver tumors could help researchers develop an early
diagnostic test for liver cancer as well as new treatments, the researchers said. The disease is often far advanced at detection, and the five-year survival rate in the United States is only 4 percent. A report on this tumor suppressor gene appears...
Duke Researchers Show "Editing" Can Fix Faulty Genes In New Approach To Gene Therapy
...ddresses many of the problemsthat have complicated early
gene therapy efforts....
Enticed By A Chemical Tease, Female Beetles Are Rewarded With A Nuptial Gift To Protect The Next Generation
...nds to undergo scientific investigation, beginning early
in the 19th century when it was chemically isolated. In that century French entrepreneurs harvested thousands of blister beetles to produce Spanish fly aphrodisiac (although most of their beetles came from China and not Spain). The medical literatur...
...nd Parkinson's disease. With the exception of early
fetal cells, all cells appear to have poisonousproteins stashed beneath their membranes. Like spies with cyanide pills underthe skin, cells pack these suicidal enzymes away for extreme emergencies,releasing them only when neighboring cells drop out o...
Cornell Researchers Precisely Date Wood From Ancient Tomb In Turkey
...roject. The project's ultimate goal is to connect early
chronologies like the one described in Nature to the present, to create an "absolute chronology." By way of explanation, Newton offers this scenario: "You go to a forest today and take a sample from a tree that you know grew to 1996. By counting 2...
New Grapes From Cornell Debut
...rogram at Geneva prior to 1980, were active in the early
development of both new varieties. Reisch has released three white wine grapes -- Chardonel, Melody, and Horizon -- and one red seedless table grape -- Einset Seedless -- since coming to the grape breeding program at Geneva in 1980. EDITORS: A pres...
NADC Examines TB In Cattle and Swine
...ions characteristic of tuberculosiswere visible as early
as two weeks following high doses of the inoculationsand in 30 days following low dosages....
Core Spins Faster Than Earth, Scientists Find
...covery about the inner core. In the late 1980s and early
1990s,several scientists, including Dr. Song when ...n about 400 years. TheEarth's core was formed very early
in Earth's history as heaviermolten iron sank toward the center of the planet. As the Earthcooled an...
Humble Pocket Gophers Shed Light On The Genetic Fortitude Of Cheetahs
... exploring the genetic troubles of cheetahs in the early
1980s. Their skin-graft paper, published in Scienc...ir survival in the wild. Team members will present early
results at the August meeting....
Bark Beetle Infestation Spurs Multifaceted Study
...ropean contact forest ecologyand shed light on the early
history of the area, according to a Penn Stategeog...the forests, the incidence offire and signs of the early
settlers -- including Chinese laborers and Basqueshepherds -- in this area closely linked with explo...
Hawaiian Whales Show 'No Overt Response' To Sounds Of ATOC Simulation
... and distributions off the north shore of Kauai as early
as 1993. One condition of federal permits to operate the ATOC sources is that if adverse effects are noted among marine mammals, the experiment will be modified or halted. "ATOC is an important international study that can tell whether global c...
Environmental Reform: The Next Generation Project
...igns. The full report will be published as a book early
next year. "We are stepping up to the plate to fill the environmental policy void by seeking the help of experts throughout the country and the world," said Professor Esty, who was a deputy assistant administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protecti...
Study Shows Songbirds Switch From Bugs To Berries To Fuel Fall Migration
PROVIDENCE, R.I.--The early
bird gets the worm. The smart birdsnares the berry. A new study by a Brown University researcher suggests that many songbirdsmigrating south each autumn may switch from typical meals of insects to aberry-rich diet to store sufficient fat to fuel t...
Changing Continental Runoff Patterns Could Change Ocean Circulation
...ental runoff on ocean circulation patterns in the early
Eocene about 55 million years ago when the Earth w... Tethys Sea. "What we found is that during the early
Eocene, the oceans' deep water formation patterns may have been sensitive to variations in continen...
UC Berkeley, U.S.G.S. Scientists Discover Microscopic Invader Of San Francisco Bay, The First Known Marine Microbe Invader Of U.S. Waters
...vading the world's ports and estuaries. It is too early
to tell what the impact of this introduction will be on the ecosystem, Sloan says, but at the population levels currently found, it is likely to have a large impact on the native species of foraminifer. The introduction of exotic species to the estu...
Antarctic Science Season Gears Up With Searches for Meteorites, Neutrinos, and New Life Forms
... the Ross Sea, starting with a cruise embarking in early
October to study Antarctica's largest and most pre...n Antarctica's Allan Hills, may contain fossils of early
life startled scientists and the public. It also drew the spotlight to the Antarctic Search for Mete...
Study Examines How Mechanisms Evolve To Regulate Bee Development
...plex genetic systems." For the drones themselves, early
maturity brings mixed returns: They canbegin looking for a mate earlier, but drones that mate earlier in life dieearlier....
Two Long-sought Diabetes Gene Found
...those 74 have MODY, which can often be detected in early
adolescence. In 1990, Bell mapped MODY1, the gene responsible for the disease in this family, to a small region on chromosome 20, but did not pinpoint the precise gene. This landmark paper was the first time genetic techniques had been used to determ...
Siblicide In Nature: Study Of Galapagos Seabird Finds Death Can Ensure Species Survival
...nts are actually facilitating and encouraging this early
siblicide setting up a contest between the older and younger chick that only one is going to survive and stacking the odds in favor of their eldest," Anderson said. "In masked boobies, maximizingreproductive success is not about being caring and nur...
Fast Measurement Technique Reveals Early Steps In Protein Folding
...e Universityof Illinois has shed some light on the early
stages of protein folding. In experiments conduct...Science and Technology. "We are able to witnessthe early
steps in protein folding that are being missed by other techniques." Understanding how proteins fol...
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