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Duke Researchers Show "Editing" Can Fix Faulty Genes In New Approach To Gene Therapy
...ke University Medical Center researchershave shown for
the first time that enzymes can be used inside liv...re Medicine ,opens up a new realm of possibilities for
correcting genetic information,according to Bruce Sullenger, assistant professor of experimental sur...
Freshwater Sponges May Pose Threat To Zebra Mussels
...mpetitive on these surfaces, jockeying the mussels for
the best position to gain access to food. Resea...faces in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River system for
the study. Of that number, 197 were found dead. "We found that the effect of sponge overgrowth w...
Duke Researchers Find Second Gene Linked To Blood Vessel Disorder
...trokes or aneurysms. "By studying these genes for
rare disorders, we are hoping to opena window into...in an interview. "People often ask, whystudy genes for
a rare disease? First, the disease may be rare, but thegenes aren't rare. Everyone has these genes, ...
New Discovery About Genes Has Implications For Genetic Therapy
... If true, the finding has important implications for
potential future use in guiding genetic therapy. ... is widely used both in brewing and by geneticists for
their research. Genes are basically long strands of DNA that carry the essential genetic informat...
Transgenic Rice Plants Resist Insects, Drought And Salt Damage
...cts as well as salt and drought damage. Technology for
the transgenic rice plants, which incorporates gen...er years of evolution, but we can't afford to wait for
domestic rice varieties to evolve resistance to insect pests or drought," said Ray Wu, Cornell profe...
Race Plus Roaches: A Breathtaking Link
...ns are known to represent an important risk factor for
acute asthma, a condition that causes the bronchi ... to severe allergic asthma. The researchers hunted for
evidence of two different cockroach allergens, called Bla g1 and Bla g2, in the floors, bedding and ...
Mutate Or Die: New Polymerase Gives Desperate Yeast An Option
...aged DNA, a constant,potentially dangerous problem for
yeast and humans alike. Damaged DNA that is copied...hance atlife at the cost of a higher mutation rate for
the organism. "Replicating past the damaged site is the leastfavored mechanism of dealing with...
Enticed By A Chemical Tease, Female Beetles Are Rewarded With A Nuptial Gift To Protect The Next Generation
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Studies at the Cornell Institute for
Chemical Ecology (CIRCE) are showing just how reso... chemical, fire-colored beetle eggs would be lunch for
other insects. "Protecting the eggs is clearly to the advantage of both parents," said Thomas Eisner...
DNA Techniques Allow Scientists To Become Pollution Detectives.
...icola Bay reserve who helped collect water samples for
thetwo-year survey, said bacteria from pollutants ...an 1,000 E. coli strains that will serve as amodel for
testing in other water bodies. "E. coli is a very convenient organism to test for," Tamplinsaid. "We...
International Research Team Clones New Skin Cancer Gene
...nd Sweden have combined forces to isolate the gene for
basal cell carcinoma of the skin, the most common ...hat would cure the disease, and to genetic testing for
susceptibility to skin cancer. Approximately one million cases of basal cell carcinoma occur each ye...
...rt. If he's right, the findings could be good news for
work ontreating cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's...erthe skin, cells pack these suicidal enzymes away for
extreme emergencies,releasing them only when neighboring cells drop out of communication. "Cellular...
Cornell Researchers Precisely Date Wood From Ancient Tomb In Turkey
...e in Turkey, a finding that has major implications for
understanding the history of the Greeks, Egyptians...r of the Midas Mound Tumulus, a massive tomb named for
King Midas of the Phrygians and located at the Gordion archaeological site, were cut in 718 B.C. "Th...
Southern Pine Beetle Reaching Outbreak Levels In North Florida
...eeker said. Florida has been laying the foundation for
a pine beetle attack over thelast few decades, wit...d, Foltz and Meeker said. That means plenty offood for
the beetle, which is partial to the taste of loblolly, and morefrequent, widespread and destructive ...
Nutrition Study Reshapes Strategies For Athletes
...en athletes, and may eventually reshape strategies for
nourishment during competition. Seven of the top ... performance," saidHoutkooper. "It's not intuitive for
them to keep drinking. Athletes candrink enough fluids to satisfy their thirst, but will still be de...
New Grapes From Cornell Debut
...mate is the pain and the glory of their profession for
the region's winemakers and grape growers. Much of the Finger Lakes' increasing reputation for
good wine over the past decade is because the region's microclimate is similar to the fine grape gro...
Honeybees In The Wild Nearly Gone In North America
...sin the 1600s, is the country's most important bee for
crop pollinationand honey production, Tew said. Ac...crops valued at more than$9 billion depend on bees for
pollination. The two mighty mite culprits -- the microscopic tracheal miteand the larger varroa mite...
Researchers Use Hydrated Lime To Reduce Toxic Selenium Emissions
...oal-fired power plants. An essential trace element for
humansand other animals, large quantities of selen...ncyof selenium capture. The scientists compensated for
this by injecting the dry sorbentfurther away from the firing point in a power plant, where temperat...
NADC Examines TB In Cattle and Swine
... Consortium principal investigator,conducted tests for
diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis with NADC researc...erican Free Trade Agreement. The tuberculins used for
skin testing in the three countries are preparedby different methods and from different strains of t...
Water Recycling Project Tested in Turkey Plant
... to be in the process of setting up sometest sites for
that." The direct application process would do away with the need to use chlorinein the chillers. Canada prohibits the import of products treated with chlorine."Even before the direct application process become commercially available,we are having a...
Core Spins Faster Than Earth, Scientists Find
...orldwideseismological records, which hold key data for
measuring the innercore's rotation. Dr.Song and Dr. Richards were intrigued by preliminary results lastfall from a theoretical computer model simulating the dynamo thatcreates Earth's magnetic field. The model, created by Gary Glatzmaierof the Los Al...
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