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E. Coli Genome Reported: Milestone Of Modern Biology Emerges From Wisconsin Lab
...h information is essential to any understanding of how
E. coli and other bacteria have evolved, and what ...mation about the organization of E. coli genes and how
the information stored there is distributed. It was noticed, too, that some of the DNA may have been...
MGH-Led Team Finds Gene For Crippling Neurologic Disorder
... function of its protein can we understand exactly how
this disease produces its symptoms." Along with s... quite exciting, because it may help us understand how
stress situations bring on a variety of neurological diseases, including this one," says Breakefield...
Pea Plant Stem Growth Gene Cloned
... distinct characteristics of pea plants and traced how
those characteristics were passed through generations. One of the principal traits on which he worked was stem length, the primary determinant of plant height. The plant scientists working at the University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, isolated, ...
Scientists To Study Effects Of Global Warming On Wetlands
...esota have embarked on a joint effort to determine how
wetland ecosystems respond to global warming. ...ol of Forestry and Wood Products. "We want to see how
increased temperatures and moisture affect ecosystem productivity and biodiversity." The maj...
Discovery Of Genetic Pathways May Provide New Ways To Combat Candida Infections
...pathogens and so may provide important insights on how
plant and animal pathogens work." The results are reported in the September 5 issue of the journal Cell by first author Hsiu-Jung Lo and her colleagues from Dr. Fink's lab, Children's Hospital in Boston, MA, and Schering-Plough Research Institute i...
Molecular Piracy Turns Protein Into Traitor
...ear the virus. "The hope is that by understanding how
the virus made this antagonist, we will learn lessons which will help us in the design of our own drugs. The virus has given us a substantial lesson in the rules of drug design", said Dr Tim Wellsof the Glaxo Wellcome Geneva Institute of Biomedical R...
Study Sheds Light On Behavior Of Middle-Age 'Undertaker' Bees
...fore dropping them. The researchers also monitored how
swiftly undertakers worked. "We didn't find any ...on shouldenable us to develop new hypotheses about how
neurons and genes in the brainfunction to produce the marvelously complex behavior seen in honey bee...
Computer Model Offers New Insight On Bacterial Photosynthesis
...ul three-dimensional computer modeling thatdepicts how
the two light-harvesting complexes of the purple b...beautifully engineered system," Husaid. "Learning how
the chlorophylls are positioned and oriented in3-D space is an important step toward understanding t...
Trojan Horse Virus Controls Hiv Infection
...as J. Schnell, Ph.D., and their colleaguesdescribe how
they modified the vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV)...ment and possibly diseaseprevention: specifically, how
to deliver what you want to the cell you want itto go to." Currently, most gene delivery is done by...
Finished Your Lunch? Now Eat The Wrapper
...way. The CSIRO's latest research results, showing how
resistant starch changesthe mix of bacteria beneficially in the human bowel, will be published laterthis year in the international Journal of Nutrition . Dr Topping says resistant starch is now shaping up as a very importantdietary protection again...
Basin Traps Air Pollution In Mexico City: International Study Has Implications For U.S. Cities
...easurements and analysis is necessary tounderstand how
the surrounding terrain affects the transport and ... ofpollutants." The study may help explain how
fine particles form in the atmosphere.These particles are potentially the most hazardous because the...
Low Oxygen, Key To Fetal Development, Also Offers Cancer Clues
...at the amount of oxygen in blood directlyregulates how
the placenta forms. Under the low-oxygen condition...invade the uterus bears aremarkable resemblance to how
a cancerous tumor invades healthytissue, says Ludlow, but the reaction of cancer cells to hypoxiais ...
Wonder Thread: UD Scientists Report First Protein With Collagen And Elastin-Like Domains
...aired, Waite says. "This is totally different from how
vertebrate collagens form fibers in nature," he notes. "Bridge formation seems to be reversible, so that if you pull them apart, they reform when you bring them back into contact." Biomedical or consumer materials based on byssal threads are "a long ...
New Description Of Protein May Be Basis For Regulating Cholesterol
...e findings provide the groundwork forunderstanding how
to regulate the creation of cholesterol in the bod...in three dimensions and offering usefulclues as to how
it operates, the findings provide the groundwork forunderstanding how
to regulate creation of choles...
Gene For Last Major Form Of Batten Disease Discovered
...we know the protein exists in humans, we can study how
it normallyworks and look for its potential role i...ten disease may ultimatelyyield new insights about how
humans age. Previous studies have suggested thatbuildup of substances within lysosomes may cause th...
CTC Visualizations Help Ecologists See The Forest And The Trees
... work is part of our broader program to understand how
muchdetail at the level of individuals is needed to understand the macroscopicdynamics of ecosystems," says Levin, Director of the Princeton EnvironmentalInstitute. "The forest growth work, which builds on a model developedby Steve Pacala and others,...
At-Risk Women Want Breast Cancer Gene Test--If 'Pros' Outweigh 'Cons'
...rida, said counseling is needed to help women know how
to use theirnewfound knowledge to their advantage, as well as to prevent adversepsychological reactions and to assist them in evaluating treatment options. In the study, a majority of women reported that learning about theirgenetic risk would...
New Mechanism To Explain Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Identified
... picture is that we have identified a mechanism of how
carbonmonoxide can damage cells at levels that are relevant to real-world situations,and a mechanism that has nothing to do with classic hypoxia," Thom concludes. On a more practical side, he hopes that the study's findings will"convince the...
New, Environmentally Friendly Technique For Separating Liquids Invented At UNC-CH
... Research published in the latest Nature describes how
the team used itstechnique successfully to remove a dye completely from water, the scientistsaid. The first practical application could come within a couple of years in thetextile industry, which releases countless tons of waste water into theenviron...
NIH Office Of Dietary Supplements Expands Research Support
...lts of these studies will improve understanding of how
supplements of this amino acid may affect tumor stimulation and suppression. The National Eye Institute and ODS will cosponsor a project at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas that will examine the role of antioxidants in prev...
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