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Far more men than women favor routine paternity testing at birth
...of their faithfulness, he said, and some wanted to make
sure that, for health reasons, their children had correct information about their genetic heritage. Of the men who favored testing, it was unclear just how strongly they were in favor of finding out their children's paternity. Rohwer said h...
UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow
... exploring the activity of genes, and used them to make
major advances in understanding such infectious di... free to follow their insights and instincts, will make
a difference in shaping the future." DeRisi, the only molecular biologist to be named in 2004, is...
Wildlife Conservation Society hosts public symposium on human-wildlife diseases
"With headlines that make
mad cow, monkey pox and West Nile household words, it has become clear that the health of people and that of domestic animals are inextricably linked--there is truly only 'one health,'" said Dr. Robert Cook, chief veterinarian and vice president of t...
USAID, Conservation International & Starbucks launch Conservation Coffee Alliance in Central America
...odiversity hotspots. The 25 biodiversity hotspots make
up just 1.4 percent of the planet's surface, yet harbor more than 60 percent of all plant and animal diversity, and are under increasing threats according to CI. CI works directly with farmers to promote environmentally responsible growing practices ...
Agronomy, crop, and soil science societies to meet Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 in Seattle
...programs. For more information or to register and make
housing reservations for the Annual Meetings, visit www.asa-cssa-sssa.org/anmeet/ or call the Societies at 608-273-8080 for the Preregistration Brochure. Media representatives and public information officers can apply to receive complimentary regi...
Atacama rover helps NASA learn to search for life on Mars
...Biosensor and Imaging Center. "Our goal is to make
genuine discoveries about life and habitats in the Atacama and to create technologies and methods that can be applied to future NASA missions," said David Wettergreen, an associate research professor at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute. He is lea...
DNA barcode finds four new bird species
...nd their colleagues could allow non-specialists to make
these same species identifications using a relativ...rotected fish species, for example, that sometimes make
their way to market. It also works for identifying organisms at different stages of life, such as th...
Knock knock knocking on rhythm's neural doors
... by the same finger. But the brain processes that make
the two different streams of 'e's are utterly diff...y be that these inherently rhythmic neural systems make
it to easy for us to swing to the rhythmic of music," said the scientist. Meanwhile, Schaal and his ...
Rice finds 'on-off switch' for buckyball toxicity
...her cases -- like applications where particles may make
their way into the environment -- toxicity is undesirable." In the study, the researchers exposed two types of human cells to various solutions containing different concentrations of buckyballs. Four types of solutions were tested. One contained tiny...
Bronfenbrenner book sums up human development
...idence that what, when and how we do our work does make
a critical difference in the developmental outcomes of young children and their families, especially those who are most vulnerable." "This is a marvelous book to read and cherish from one of our giants in the field of human development," says Glen H...
Spun from bone
... groups in hydroxyapatiteor HAP, the crystals that make
up bone and enamel. A series of experiments confirmed that this region played an important role in shaping HAP crystals. Armed with this information, Shaw and colleagues set out to prove that this carboxyl group was indeed the business end of the pro...
Pollutant causes delayed flowering in plants
...ical pathways are networks of protein enzymes that make
up the signaling machinery that controls the flowering process. "While our work is very much at a very detailed molecular level, I would bet that these findings have large-scale ecological implications regarding the effects of air pollution on flower...
Anthrax enzyme images reveal secrets of antibiotic resistance, suggest new drug design
... slight mutations in the shape of this protein can make
it resistant to the antibiotics called sulfa drugs...shape. The researchers also used this technique to make
images of the enzyme bound to the two molecules that the enzyme chemically combines with to make
University of Alberta researcher looks for clues to mysterious disease
...de for treatment of A-T and what we learn may also make
it easier to screen for known carriers," she said. "My hope is by fully understanding how ATM functions, at least we can look at improving the quality of life for those unfortunate to receive mutant alleles from both their parents. That's the million...
New signs of life found at the Poles
...e. Also, the harsh UV- radiation and violent winds make
for a hostile environment. We found that in fact the opaque rocks protect the micro-organisms and, the movement of rocks during the annual freeze-thaw allows cracks to form and light to penetrate beneath the surface. "This shows us that places we ...
'Smart antibiotics' may result from UCLA research
... almost any molecule of interest. "We think we can make
proteins that bind to peptides, and make
peptides that bind to larger proteins," he said. As is often the case in science, the proje...
Poplar DNA code cracked -- a step in combating global warming?
...h into 'tree-specific genes', which can be used to make
trees even better air purifiers, to have them grow more quickly, or to make
them easier to process into paper. The poplar as model organism One can hardly overstate the impor...
A novel, safer strategy for regulating gene expression
...s of gene regulation, and the technology exists to make
it work with virtually any drug, making it suitabl...mRNA intact; this allows the gene to turn "on" and make
the desired protein such as a hormone or growth factor needed by the body. "Perhaps the most exciti...
$7.5 Million grant to Yale researchers for role of viruses in cancer
...tively on these related projects has enabled us to make
much more rapid progress in understanding the molecular basis of cancer," said DiMaio. ...
AAAS expert panel calls for voter-system research and reform
...nd called for acrash-course of study and reform to make
resultsmore reliable and to promote better access byvoters, especially those who have historicallyencountered serious impediments to exercisingtheir right to vote. In findings released after a weekend conferenceconvened by AAAS, the 18-member panel c...
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