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High-resolution image illuminates catalytic engine of the ribosome
...ressively higher resolution. Each lower-resolution map
provided information that could help the scientists understand the ultimate high-resolution map, he said. "I think we were amazed at each stage at the overwhelming complexity of the RNA folding in the ribosome," said Steitz. "But I think the most su...
Book examines all aspects of nutrition for dogs and cats
...utritional fads and fallacies, and provides a road map
for choosing food. It also considers the nutrient needs of neonatal puppies and kittens and such issues as diet and dental health and nutritional needs of pets with cancer. "Living with companion animals has become a national pastime, and taking car...
NIGMS awards 'Glue Grant' to create virtual cell
...n health problems." A key goal of the effort is to map
out in both cell varieties the vast number of signals that course through these cells, including -- but not by any means limited to -- those signals communicated through a class of specialized liaison molecules called G proteins. He and the late Dr....
Vanderbilt archaeological team unearths buried Maya royal palace
...y archaeologists. The expedition that has begun to map
and excavate the site is sponsored by Guatemala's Institute of Anthropology and History, the National Geographic Society and Vanderbilt University. Cancuén was first visited by archaeologists in 1905, but they characterized it as a minor center;...
Cattle, human genomes contain many identical genes
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The most detailed map
ever produced of cattle genes and the first comparison map
of cattle and human genomes show that many genes, and even whole chromosomes, are configured in the ...
Researchers discover new oceanic bacterial photopigment that converts light into biochemical energy
... groups of microbes in the ocean, allowing them to map
their distribution and abundance. But the function of those microbes in their environment has remained unknown. DeLong and postdoctoral associate Oded Bj have devised methods to dissect the genomes of the uncultivated microbes, allowing them to ident...
NSF boosts research for understanding structure and function of complex plant genomes
...ethod that should allow construction of a physical map
of the D genome, the largest genome to be tackled to date. This part of the wheat genome alone is more than two and half times the size of the whole maize genome, and ten times the size of the whole rice genome. In addition to providing much-needed t...
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lab receives $6 million grant to decipher protein structures
Now that a map
of the human genome is nearly complete, scientists face a new challenge - understanding the form and function of the proteins our genes produce. As part of a nationwide research effort, the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL) has been aw...
NHLBI launches genomic applications initiative -- $37 million awarded in initial effort
...expand upon the data and technologies developed to map
and sequence the human genome. Initial sequencing of the human genome -- the first step in the full decoding of the genome -- was completed last June. To optimally apply this knowledge, however, scientists must still decipher many of the individual ...
Taming wild wheat
... harsh climate. Now Nevo and colleagues present a map
of the wild emmer wheat genome, locating hundreds ...nique DNA sequences on 14 chromosomes. Using this map
to assess the result of crossing wild emmer with domesticated durum, the researchers find some unusu...
Analysis of Martian meteorite using unique magnetic microscope
.... The Caltech scientists realized that they could map
the weak magnetic fields frozen in the meteoritic ..., the researchers successfully built up a detailed map
of the magnetic field that they possess. They found that the magnetic field in the meteorites interi...
Prepare now for next El Nino, says UN/NCAR study
... strictly on El Nino impacts Designate funding to map
the world's most vulnerable populations Improve forecasting of the impacts and onset of El Nino Educate local educators and decision-makers on how to best use El Nino forecasts Develop a scientific establishment within each country to use research...
Unprecedented fire season in southern Africa aids air quality, climate change research
...try and measure the thickness of the smoke plumes, map
the movements of the haze layer, and investigate how the smoke and fine aerosol particles affect clouds. "For the first time we were able to track this annual haze from its source and determine what happens to the aerosols in the haze," says Ann...
Human Genome project leaves much of human variation unsampled
... human genome but also in beginning to use it as a map
to discover the full extent of human genetic diversity," writes Disotell....
Scientists report first complete genome sequence of a plant
... "whole-genome random BAC fingerprint analysis" to map
a large eukaryotic genome in its entirety and provide an ordered set of DNA clones for sequencing (BAC, bacterial artificial chromosome). This analysis of the Arabidopsis genome was completed by Wilson, Marco Marra, and their colleagues at the Washin...
Researchers sequence first plant genome
...t. During the early stage, it constructed a genome map
that was used by all the sequencing centers. In collaboration with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York State and the John Innis Centre in the United Kingdom, it then sequenced chromosomes 4 and 5. Arabidopsis has five chromosomes in all. Arabid...
Computer generates comparative gene maps
...lyzed with software designed to interpret only one map
at a time. Now, Cornell University researchers ha...of rice and maize (corn) closely matched a similar map
made by hand, and even suggested some relationships that had not shown up in the handmade map. Deb...
DNA arrays decipher genome's master switches
...uld conceivably be used in human cells to create a map
matching up the master switches with the circuits they control," says Bing Ren, a postdoc in the Young lab. Although DNA arrays are useful in determining a cells expression profile (a snapshot of which genes are turned on and off in a cell) they re...
Science's Top 10: genome sequencing named top scientific advance of 2000
...ear witnessed the unveiling of the first molecular map
of the ribosome, the cell's essential protein fact... In 2000, researchers completed the most detailed map
to date of the early universe with the help of BOOMERANG and MAXIMA, balloons armed with microwave d...
New method for studying ocean currents to help fight erosion
...ave developed a new way to map
the ocean currents that erode beaches, cost coastal towns millions of dollars in annual property losses, and threaten a tourist industry worth billions. With this new method, on...
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