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Wiley publishes Welcome to the Genome: A User's Guide to the Genetic Past, Present, and Future
...ach cell of your body. If unspooled, the DNA from just
one cell, while only a molecule in width, would st...nome really is the book of life, then we have only just
opened to the first of its many pages. Those who triumphantly claim DNA is destiny may have spoken ...
Hardy buoys: Texas A&M project predicts oil spill movements
...tice, and the recovery mission was a success. It's just
one example of how valuable and important these buoys can be. They serve the state of Texas very well."...
Peering inside the body, with a new spinliterally
...rely one to three revolutions a second, and tilted just
so inside a magnetic field being pelted with radio waves. The tiny rodent-adventurer and her cohorts are put under and emerge from the experience no worse for the wear. This technique, in turn, called slow-magic-angle spinning magnetic resonance spec...
Byproduct of water-disinfection process found to be highly toxic
...ercent in water treated with chlorine-dioxide, and just
8 percent in ozone-treated water. Of the structurally identified DBPs, he said, the quantitative toxicity is known for maybe 30 percent. Some DBPs in chlorine-treated water have been found to raise the risks of various cancers, as well as bi...
First glimpse of DNA binding to viral enzyme
...to the protease, but they figured they should look just
to rule out such an interaction. "It was something we had to do, to make sure they did not interact," Mangel said. The discovery that the viral DNA interacts with the protease was unprecedented and led them to characterize the interaction in detail. ...
Genetic analysis rewrites salamander's evolutionary history
...ontaining only 37 complete genes in most animals - just
those needed to produce energy for the cell. They'...ngly complex feature biologists have assumed arose just
once, very early in the history of salamanders. Tongues also are distinctive in plethodontid salaman...
Molecule awakens and maintains neural connections
...t areas of the hippocampus rich in dendrites, they just
light up, whereas in axonal areas there is very little evidence for the presence of this protein." When the researchers blocked the activity of the version of the Dasm1 gene found in rats, they found dendrite arborization to be drastically reduced i...
Sugar-coated sea urchin eggs could have sweet implications for human fertility
...rchin eggs and green urchin sperm. That means that just
a small chemical change in a sugar molecule can limit fertilization. The discovery, Biermann said, tells evolutionary biologists that sibling species have found different means to regulate their reproduction. "It helps to understand the process if ...
DuPont developing new protective suits for military, first responders
...t to chemical and biological warfare agents. It's just
one example of the R&D pipeline from the DuPont Safety & Protection platform where we are developing new products to help keep people safe and protected." On Aug. 30, the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center at Natick, Mass., awarded a $1.5 million co...
Researchers report new gene test for isolated cleft lip and palate
...ironmental factors, and current research tools are just
beginning to cut through the complexity. Though th...of isolated cleft lip and palate cases, impossible just
a few years ago. One of the first diagnostic tools of its kind, the gene test is based on distinct m...
Blue marlin in gulf have high mercury levels, A&M study shows
...nsumption of sport fishes caught," he adds. "We've just
scratched the surface on this problem," he believes. "The mercury levels we discovered surprised us and were much higher than we had anticipated. What we need to look at now are the diet patterns of these fishes and the exact locations they've been ...
Endangered species list more bleak than originally thought
...tion of a bird, or a mammal or a plant, you aren't just
necessarily wiping out just
one, single species," said Dr. Heather Proctor from the U of A's Department of Biological Sciences. ...
Cell's gatekeeper for ammonia revealed in unprecedented detail
... an unprecedented resolution of 1.35 angstroms, or just
over a 100-millionth of a centimeter, they reported. In the technique, proteins are crystallized and then exposed to intense X-ray radiation. The pattern created when the X-rays are scattered off electrons in the crystal can be used to visualize the ...
The search for a kinder, gentler chemotherapy
...ss, anxiety and a reduction in red blood cells are just
some of the side effects that can occur with chemotherapy. "If there's a way to specifically target medicine to the site of disease, that makes this potential treatment all the more effective because then presumably you could use smaller doses and av...
NJIT professor receives Presidential Award for breakthrough research with adult stem cells
...ht such a transfer might be rejected. And it's not just
defective bones that may be regenerated by stem cells and biomaterials. Arinzeh is now testing biomaterials that, in combination with adult stem cells, might also repair cartilage, tendon and neuronal tissues. "This is a very exciting time to be doin...
Bacteria use 'molecular lasso' to cop copper
...to methyl alcohol. A very reactive atom, copper is just
the ticket for metabolizing methane, which--chemically speaking--is a hard nut to crack. Their reactivity also makes copper atoms toxic to the bacteria. Thus, methanobactin serves to keep copper under control and protect the bacterial cells from it. ...
Hunting illusive signs of natural selection
...lk tolerance. Tracking natural selection does not just
illuminate adaptation to new dietary possibilities like milk drinking but can also help in mapping genes underlying complex human diseases....
Adaptive changes in the genome may provide insight into the genetics of complex disease
...cally different compared to ourancestors who lived just
10,000 years ago. Now we have unlimited access tofast food and super-sized versions of everything. Although the "thrifty genehypothesis" may be overly simplistic, the basic idea that genetic variationthat once helped us but is now working against us ...
Reducing allergens in the home helps inner-city children with asthma
...y at UT Southwestern and a study author. "We can't just
focus on medications. We must also focus on allerg... "We wanted this to have a long-term impact, not just
for the duration of the study," Dr. Gruchalla said. "In many cases, we taught them simple cleaning m...
Sandia experiments may reduce possibility of future water wars
... a keen interest in the U.S. project, taking place just
north of the U.S./Mexico border in Santa Teresa, N...a," he said. "If we can get the animals to perform just
as well on greenhouse forage, that would be an incredible advance. It would be such a breakthrough t...
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