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Antibodies Know Right From Left
...'sBiological Chemistry Department, working with an international
team ofresearchers, has now discovered that this ability is particularlyprominent in antibodies, the Y-shaped proteins produced by the immunesystem. Antibodies fight disease-causing intruders, such as viruses, bybinding with the intruders' molecule...
Malaysian State Of Sarawak Bans Commercial Hunting Of Wildlife
...ple," said Dr. John Robinson,WCS vice president of international
conservation. Called the Wildlife Protection Bill of 1998, the new law was proposed byMinister of Environment and Public Health, Datuk Amar James Wong Kim Min. In adebate lasting more than two hours, both government and opposition sideseventually ca...
Whitaker Foundation To Fund AAAS Science Journalism Awards Through 2001
...ramsin the areas of science policy, education, and international
cooperation. It alsoadministers EurekAlert! www.eurekalert.org , the online news service featuringthe latest research in science, medicine, and technology. ## Editor's note: For a contest entry form, rules, and guidelines, please contactthe AAAS ...
Ground-Breaking DNA Research Leads SFU Grad To The Top
...ng depth." Li's discovery, reported in top international
scientific journals, hasboosted research in the new field of DNA catalysis, which may eventually lead tothe development of new drugs and medical treatments. "It was a very challenging thesis," says Li, who spent three frustratingyears trying ...
Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors Share Tetrameric Structure With The Voltage GatedPotassium Channel
...ated and voltage gated channels. This international
group continues its collaboration to understand in more detail how these receptor function, particularly of interest is how the specific conformations induced by the binding of the neurotransmitter cause the specific current...
Tracking Hepatitis C: Health Project Demos Worldwide Early-Warning System For
Disease Outbreaks; Sandia Tests Disease-Tracking Approach
...how to prevent its spread. The primary goal of the international
project, though, is to show how monitoringunusual outbreaks of disease can serve as a worldwide early-warning system forcovert biological weapons development. Sandia scientists have proposed setting up an online health information exchangethat would...
Scientists Identify Key Protein Involved In Progressive Blindness
...--University of Michigan scientists are part of an international
teamof researchers who have identified a protein that---when absent or defectivebecause of genetic mutations---causes a disease called Usher syndrome. Childrenwith Usher syndrome develop progressive retinal degeneration and arefunctionally blind by ...
Environmental Testimony: Taiwan Mega-Complex Threatens Endangered Spoonbills And
Efforts To Cut Greenhouse Gases, UD Prof Says
...ions would place Taiwan in directconflict with the international
community, which is trying to meet Kyoto (Japan)tr...serious jeopardy the ability of thecountry to meet international
standards. It is the wrong technology, in thewrong place, at the wrong time." Byrne and four other ...
Fish Love Songs/Whale Rhythms
... Avenue, Seattle, Washington. It will occur at an international
meeting devoted exclusively to the science ofacoustics: the Joint 16th International Congress on Acoustics (ICA) and the135th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), to take place betweenJune 20-26 at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel and Towers...
Largest Generation Of Adolescents Faces Reproductive Health Risks
... Established in 1952, the Council isgoverned by an international
board of trustees. Its New York headquarterssupports a global network of regional and country offices....
Scientists Develop New Computer Program To Speed Determination Of Gene Function
...ound the markers on all DNA sequencedso far in the international
Human Genome Project, and the list is now availableon the Internet. A UT Southwestern study, which developed and validated the computer codeknown as POMPOUS, is described in today's issue of Proceedings of theNational Academy of Sciences ....
International Research Team Announces Discovery Of Two Species Of Feathered
... origin ofbirds. The discovery was announced by an international
team of scientists: Ji Qiang,director of the National Geological Museum of China; Phil Currie, curator, RoyalTyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Drumheller, Canada; Mark Norell, chairman andassociate curator, Department of Vertebrate Paleontology, Ame...
UF Researcher's Innovative Fence Helps Control Sand Flies
...hingother than sand flies." UF and Air Liquide, an international
company that produces carbon dioxidegas, have patented the trap. Source: Jonathan Day, 561-778-7200...
Fungus Suspect In Frog Deaths
...inforest areas in Central and South America. An international
team of scientists has been collaborating to solve this problem. The Australians have been working with researchers in the UK and USA. They've found evidence that a new fungal disease is causing mass mortalities in amphibian populations in both A...
Fatal Frog Fungus Found In The United States
... fungus first made headlines two weeks ago when an international
teamof scientists fingered it as the culprit in die-offs of 19 species ofamphibians in apparently pristine streams in Central America and Australia.Details will appear in the July 21 PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OFSCIENCES. The Panamanian o...
Northwestern Hosts Public Forum On Future Of Biotechnology
...ago will bring these groups together to questionan international
panel of experts about the future of biotechnology. "GeneticInformation: Tailoring Our Future Well-Being," will be held July 26 to July 29at the Hotel Inter-Continental, 505 N. Michigan Ave. On Sunday, six panelists, including author and ethicist Dor...
Scientists Excited About Miniature Cooking Pots
...d Douglas published a paper on thediscovery in the international
journal Nature. Since then, theresponse from the scientific community has been"incredible," said Douglas. Chemists have been trying to build cage-like structures foryears, thinking they would be useful for making materials ofunique value or material...
First Reproducible Cloning Of Mammals From Adult Cells Reported In Nature
...ned mice, is reported in the July 23 Nature by an international
team of scientists, lead by Ryuzo Yanagimachi, Ph....Manoa campus is a Carnegie I researchuniversity of international
standing that offers an extensive array ofundergraduate,graduate and professional degrees. The Unive...
Australian Scientists In World-First Cell Discovery
...he discovery, reported in this week's issue of the international
scientific journal Nature, has major implications...of cancer. The breakthrough, which is receiving international
acclaim, was made by a team led by Dr Colin Ward of CSIRO Molecular Science and crystallographer D...
New Research On Environmental Pollutants
...n Persistent Organic Pollutants There is on-going international
work to find agreement on how to identify newenvironmentally hazardous persistent chemicals which can be transported longdistances by air or water. Bo Wahlström will speak about efforts to build aglobal convention on persistent organic pollutant...
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