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'Fossil genes' reveal how life sheds form and function
... at how an organism, in response to the demands of its
environment, has changed its
inner chemistry and lost the ability to metabolize a key sugar. The finding is a snapshot of evoluti...
DuPont introduces in-home personal protection from dangers of hurricanes
...s years of safety knowledge, DuPont is introducing its
latest safety innovation a residential storm shel...ng to weather experts, when a hurricane hits land, its
winds can top more than 150 miles per hour, toppling trees and power lines, and sending debris flyin...
Green, leafy spinach may soon power cellphones and laptops
...fficient, churning out a lot of energy relative to its
size and weight. But combining biological and non-biological materials in one device has stymied researchers in the past. Biological materials need water and salt to survive-both are deadly for electronics. FROM WET TO DRY A new twist in the cu...
Scientists explore genome of methane-breathing microbe
...bacterium has revealed a surprising flexibility in its
metabolism, suggesting an ability to live successf...ly in environments previously thought to be beyond its
reach. The genome sequence of Methylococcus capsulatus a species typical of methane-breathing bact...
Yale digital diagnostic technology is basis of new company, HistoRx Inc.
...eveloped at Yale School of Medicine , has located its
operations at 25 Science Park in New Haven. Th...iotechnology companies while selectively licensing its
technologies to leading academic and research laboratories. "HistoRx is a great exampl...
Scientists decipher genetic code of biothreat pathogen
...terium's ability to thwart the immune responses of its
host animals mainly horses, mules and donkeys. "The combination of virulence genes and genomic instability may explain why some scientists consider this to be the ultimate bacterial pathogen," says William Nierman, the first author of the study, ...
Prion propagation: Avoiding the toxic oligomer
The key to any protein's function is its
structure. Improperly folded proteins are normall...one malformed protein precipitates the downfall of its
neighbors, as one protein after another assumes the misshapen form of the first. Any chance of devel...
New anti-inflammatory strategy for cancer therapy identified by UCSD researchers
...dvantage, and allowing TRAIL to tip the balance in its
favor," Luo said. The study builds upon previous...ibited, however, TRAIL was able to strongly assert its
ability to reduce tumor growth by killing cancer cells. The role of TRAIL was further illustrated in...
Resveratrol synthase uncovered: Cyclization specificity of type III polyketide synthases
...cture of a STS and identified how STS evolved from its
CHS ancestor by comparing the two at the structural and molecular levels. To prove their hypothesis, the Noel group used this information to convert alfalfa CHS into a functional STS by structure-guided engineering. Their work reveals an unexpected m...
Students build submarine to track Octopuses
...but this elusive creature doesn't willingly reveal its
secrets. Divers can follow the octopus for short p...iently outside the creature's den, ready to shadow its
every move. UA engineering undergrads, in collaboration with students from two other universities, a...
Brown ecologist garners major National Science Foundation grant
...The National Science Foundation has awarded one of its
premier biology grants to Brown University evoluti...na, can be found from Finland to Spain. Because of its
short life cycle, the annual plant has become a model organism, whose genome has been sequenced and ...
22nd amino acid synthesized and added to genetic code of e. coli bacteria
...tion as that amino acid. But selenocysteine lacked its
own translator protein and is put into the protein through a more circuitous route. That left open the question of whether future amino acids would follow the traditional path of the first 20 amino acids or the unusual route taken by 21st. In the end...
Genetic modification of linseed produces healthier omega 3 and 6 fatty acids
...idly depleted, and fish farming is associated with its
own set of environmental issues. Therefore, engineering the production of very long chain PUFAs into oilseed crops could confer significant advantages in terms of both human nutrition and the environment. Oilseed crops, such as canola, safflower, an...
New sign language suggests children create language's fundamentals through learning
...in Science that, in fact, children give language its
most fundamental, universal features just by the w...rs had learned the language at different stages of its
brief history. While the oldest signers described actions using pantomime-like gestures, the younge...
US investment firm gives away Rhode Island-sized lands in Chile
...as part of an exchange that released Trillium from its
debts under the notes in December 2003. After an e... whales. During the 1980s and 1990s, WCS expanded its
activities to include other marine sites, and recently helped to establish the Patagonia Coastal Zon...
Popular Science announces Third Annual 'Brilliant 10'
...September 14, 2004--Popular Science magazine names its
third annual "Brilliant 10" today, a list of ten young scientists to watch. All are extraordinary thinkers who are gaining recognition in their fields, yet remain virtually unknown to the general public. The article appears in the October issue of Po...
The American Phytopathological Society announces 2004 awards
...opathological Society (APS) is pleased to announce its
2004 award recipients. These awards were presented at the APS Annual Meeting, August 2004, in Anaheim, Calif. APS grants the Fellow designation to current members in recognition of distinguished contributions to plant pathology or to the Society. The...
Information system to help scientists analyze mechanisms of social behavior
...ative Biological Research (FIBR), a program now in its
second year. BeeSpace will be housed in the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB), now under construction on Gregory Drive in Urbana. The $75 million state-of-the-art facility, which will open in mid-2006, will be home to 400 campus researchers in thr...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...oaches based on direct analyses of DNA (or RNA) in its
environment without microbial enrichment have allo...efrigeration, on the quality of dairy products and its
impact on health," say the researchers. (V. Lafarge, J.C. Ogier, V. Girard, V. Mal...
Cockroach-like robot leads new research effort
...ch is embodied in the robot, but we don't know how its
parts - its
legs, feet, actuators or muscles - sum up to give that remarkably general pattern of movement. ...
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