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Scientists sequence genome of kind of organism central to biosphere's carbon cycle

...at its Joint Genome Institute in California, gives insight into how the diatom species Thalassiosira pseudonana prospers in the marine environment, Armbrust says. It's important to understand because diatoms like Thalassiosira pseudonana and other phytoplankton are vital components of the biosphere's role in...

16 APS exercise research highlights, from reduced flu mortality to proteomics & obesity

...ative mRNA and proteomic profiling provides unique insight into underlying metabolic crisis in chronically untrained muscle and clues as to how exercise reverses these effects....

Knock knock knocking on rhythm's neural doors

...n California neural specialist and colleagues. The insight may lead to, among other things, better movement c...nt rehabilitation. And perhaps it even offers some insight into the effect of music. Dr. Stefan Schaal, an associate professor in the computer science departme...

UMaine anthropologist wins Solon T. Kimball Award

...ys to regulate public policy, Acheson has provided insight into "what most of us cultural anthropologists are trying to do to come up with the means that will help us with the problems most of humanity faces," Roscoe adds. Acheson grew up in Augusta and earned a bachelor of arts degree from Colby College an...

DuPont scientist named one of the world's top young innovators by MIT's 'Technology Review' Magazine

...has brought leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and insight into polymer research and development in support of our new venture in photonics. We are excited about the potential for the emerging technology under development by the Photonics Team led by Maria and its focus on helping bring to market new, integ...

New anti-inflammatory strategy for cancer therapy identified by UCSD researchers

...UCSD) School of Medicine. The findings provide new insight into the immune system's response to inflammation, the connection between inflammation and malignancy, and how the delicate balance between cancer promotion and inhibition can be manipulated in the patient's favor, according to the study's senior aut...

22nd amino acid synthesized and added to genetic code of e. coli bacteria

...like E. coli," Krzycki said. "It gives us some new insight into how the genetic code evolved, that's the take-home message." Chan called the project itself "a great example of how researchers in chemistry and biology can come together to solve some important fundamental scientific questions." Future research...

Popular Science announces Third Annual 'Brilliant 10'

...s battling crustaceans? Because from them she gets insight into the physics of animal movement. Patek has parsed the mechanics of the odd antenna twitches that lobsters use to make noise and is helping develop a physiology-based method to predict what each lobster species would sound like. Recently, she prov...

Cockroach-like robot leads new research effort

...nimal locomotion for 30 years, providing important insight not only to biologists, but also to engineers who have designed robots like RHex that mimic the movements of animals. RHex was built by Full's collaborators at the University of Michigan, led by Daniel Koditschek, professor of electrical engineering ...

JCI table of contents September 15, 2004

...ular level, however, is currently limited. To gain insight into this system, Loren J. Field and colleagues, at the Indiana University School of Medicine, transplanted enhanced GFPexpressing (EGFP-expressing) myoblasts into nontransgenic mouse recipient hearts and examined intracellular calcium transients usi...

Gene expression in liver tumors and patient prognosis

...d with patient survival and provided new molecular insight into the pathogenesis of HCC. Tumors from the low survival subclass had a strong cell proliferation and antiapoptosis gene expression signatures. They also had higher expression of genes involved in ubiquitination and histone modification, which sugg...

Protein is key for digestive function of the pancreas

...ormal physiology of the pancreas and provides some insight into abnormal processes that may lead to pancreatic disease. While the most famous role of the pancreas is the production of hormones like insulin that regulate blood sugar, the pancreas also produces digestive enzymes that are secreted into the gas...

OutFoxed! New research may redefine late-stage cardiac development

...g the earliest steps in heart development gives us insight into the possible genetic causes of the dramatic heart defects exhibited by so many newborn babies, " says Morrisey. During normal embryonic development in mammals, pre-cardiac cells form the bilateral cardiac primordia two symmetrical, tube-shaped r...

Heart gene yields insights into evolution, disease risk

...disease effect was incidental," he said Beyond the insight into evolution of the MMP3 gene, the research offe...genes and health, said Wray, gaining a much better insight into how evolution influences the form of genes that affect health....

Study reveals first genetic step necessary for prostate cancer growth

...r in cancer research because they give us a better insight into what specific genes really do in a live mammal," he said. "The mice give us a highly reproducible glimpse at the earliest forms of cancer those rarely seen in the clinic and therefore can be used to develop new markers for detection as well as...

Purdue study finds antioxidant protects metal-eating plants

...issue of The Plant Cell, provides an important new insight for the development of plants that could be used to help clean polluted sites. The work also answers a fundamental question for researchers studying how certain types of plants tolerate levels of metals in their tissues that are toxic to most other p...

Analysis of biological clock may lead to greater understanding of human disease

...that sensitivity analysis confirms the theoretical insight that hierarchical control is important for achieving robustness. Moving up the hierarchy of the system, searching for points of fragility, looking for the weak links, may be a way to show how disease is a failure of a robust system, according to the...

Protemix corporation announces discovery of way to repair hearts damaged by diabetes

...cant finding for diabetes research, which provides insight into the mechanisms of the disease. There is a distinct possibility for intervention and treatment. This work needs now to be transferred into larger scale clinical trials. It has been assumed since the beginning of time that heart muscle will not re...

APS awards more than $140,000 to minority students of physiology

...ntake on microcirculation. Her research will give insight on the mechanism of hypertension due to high levels of salt. Jessica Clark University of Arizona The focus of Ms. Clark's research is epidermal growth factor (EGF) and its role in protecting the intestine against a disease that affects premature b...

Researchers improve detection of diverse anthrax strains

... data to define novel diagnostic tests and to gain insight into the evolutionary and genetic history of the deadly pathogen Bacillus anthracis (anthrax). Researchers at Northern Arizona University (NAU), the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) use...

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