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Computer Program For Quicker, More Detailed Mapping
... would take forever -- but theycome up with pretty good
answers," said Kathleen McKusick, computerscientist at the Stanford Human Genome Center. She and Cox played the majorroles in developing the new computer program. To create Mapper, the scientists started with a very thorough program developedby Mich...
Duke Researchers Discover Candidate Susceptibility Gene For Autoimmune Disease
...lin response. "Right now we really don't have a good
handle on what TTP is doing,although there are hints it is involved in gene regulation," Blackshearsaid. "Our next step will be to determine if it is involved in synthesisor degradation of TNF_ and then move forward to our original question ofhow TTP...
Mutate Or Die: New Polymerase Gives Desperate Yeast An Option
...ht is always causing DNA damage, and humans have a good
system for fixing it. But when there's a lot of damage,the repair system is just overwhelmed, and the body tries other ways to cope. This zeta polymerase is one such last-ditch effort."...
DNA Techniques Allow Scientists To Become Pollution Detectives.
...p us manageour problems," Edmiston said. "There is good
potential here tohelp us develop management plans for different sources ofpollution."...
...nual support. If he's right, the findings could be good
news for work ontreating cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's and 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...
New Grapes From Cornell Debut
...uch of the Finger Lakes' increasing reputation for good
wine over the past decade is because the region's ...s commercial acceptance. "A bad name can hamper a good
grape," said Reisch, who won the New York Wine & Grape Foundation's annual Research Award in April. ...
Honeybees In The Wild Nearly Gone In North America
... "If there had been tracheal mites only, there's a good
chancethe wild honeybee populations could have rec...e shortage. "A honeybee is a generalist. It does a good
job pollinatingapples or cucumbers," he said "Other types of bees arevery specific to certain crops....
Bee Sting Treatment Should Emphasize Speed, Not Method Of Removal
... State University, also showed that welt size is a good
measurementof envenomization, by measuring the welts from injecting known quantitiesof bee venom into their skin with a syringe. The longer the sting was allowed to remain in the skin, the larger the welt,indicating that more venom had been injecte...
Cooking And Salad Oils Could Lubricate Cars, Boats, Machines
..."Vegetable oils offer Third World countries with a good
farm base a real alternative to importing ...ted oils make the best lubricants because of their good
stability, Duda said. However, highly saturated oils don't have the fluidity needed in cars,...
Environmental Reform: The Next Generation Project
...ion, technological innovations, and incentives for good
environmental practices. The public is invited. The workshop, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Yale Law School auditorium at 127 Wall St., will focus on new theories, strategies and tools for delivering more effective and efficien...
Study Shows Songbirds Switch From Bugs To Berries To Fuel Fall Migration
...ut Parrish urges private coastal land owners to be good
land stewards too."Conserving native habitat in a backyard is simple and inexpensive," he said."Native shrubs, such as bayberry, provide natural beauty, thrive in coastalareas and are simple to maintain. Many songbirds will even use small,yard-sized ...
Human-Like Ability, Categorical Perception, Found In Insects
...echolocate their prey at 25 to 80 kHz (humans with good
hearing can detect sounds up to 20 kHz). Steering toward the low-frequency cricket sound might help the flier find a mate, or at least the company of other crickets. However, failing to steer away from bats' ultrasound could cost the cricket not on...
Duke Primate Center Sets October Expedition To Find 'Juliet'
...ickly to a young female of his own kind and make a good
father. Interms of our naming system, she could be called 'Juliet.'" Diademedsifakas are named after characters in Shakespearean plays, Simons said. The Duke Primate Center houses the world's largest collection of endangeredprimates. Duke is also th...
Duke Ecologist Says Logging Is Creating 'Mahogany Deserts'
...the subsequent fire." But the odds are especially good
that mature mahoganies will be left standing."They're very good
survivors," with large buttresses, aerodynamicallyshaped crowns and stout branches that resist wind ...
PET Project Helps Reduce Pollution Threat From Heavy Metals
...lows or the heaviest flows, andwe're still getting good
results," said Sansalone. The PET system is being installed along I-75 in a heavilytraveled and industrial section of Cincinnati. The UC researchershave been trapping rainwater along that stretch of highway forthe last two years to determine exactly ...
Component In Soy Products May Be Substitute For Estrogen Treatment
...opped significantly,by about 8 percent. HDL -- the good
cholesterol -- increased significantly(by about 4.5 percent). So it appears that soy protein is beneficial inregard to cardiovascular risks even though total cholesterol didn't changesignificantly." In Belgium, John W. Erdman Jr., director of the U....
Researchers Identify A New Cellular Structure: The "Dumposome"
...aid that heterochromatin is a bad neighborhood for good
genes," Smothers says. "Such inactive regions mightjust be trashed in the name of streamlining. But it's also possible that these genes are of use only during reproductionand are thrown away afterward." The PDD1 gene was cloned by Malavi Madired...
An Equal Opportunity Extinction? Cincinnati Geologists Find Global Impact from Permian Die
...ost nothing," said Ebersole. "So, they make a very good
candidate for studying global trendsinextinction." Ebersole looked for trends in two places. First, he split upthe fossil occurrences according to the geographic region inwhich they were found during the Permian. This allowed him todetermine whether ...
Scientists Identify Retrovirus-Like Components In Corn Genome
...m because higher organisms apparently don't have a good
system for getting rid of DNA once it gets into their genome," Bennetzen says. "In this way, they can replicate, and thereby survive into the next generation, even if the host doesn't want them." Because this type of DNA is present and highly repeate...
Researchers Develop Model Using Birds As Indicator Of Wetlands Health
...ank Mink that does environmentalassessments. "It's good
to have a quick indicator." As part of his master'...professor Michael Miller. Birds turned out to be a good
indicator for several reasons.Different species of birds prefer different environments. So ifyou fin...
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