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A Sensor, A Switch, A Zipper: Protein Engineers Design Potential Tool

...at with further refinements, their protein may one day be used to detect environmental to... Alber. Manipulation of coiled coils may also allow scientists to attach specific proteins together. In nature, coiled coils ...

ORNL Mice Helping Researchers Isolate, Identify Causes Of Cancer

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- Mice may have a reputation for beingquiet, but they're tell...anaged by LockheedMartin Energy Research Corp. You may read other press releases from Oak Ridge National Laboratory orlearn more about the lab if you have ...

Moving DNA Molecules With Magnetic Tweezers

...deliverysystems. Using Wirtz's device, a physician may soon magneticallymove a microscopic sac filled with cancer-killing medicinethrough a patient's veins, then empty it directly into diseasedcells. "You could use these magnetic tweezers to transport a vesicle orfluid-filled cell containing a drug," Wir...

Bog Beetle, Misidentified For 85 Years, Is 'Discovered' At Cornell

...ylvania." Liebherr suspects the Harvard specimens may be older than 1907. This beetle loves bogs. "It lives in habitats that people don't usually get to," Liebherr said. "New York state and the surrounding areas have these things that are unique to our region, and they are worth protecting. We've bee...

Bottom-up Ecological Processes Better For Clear Waters, Study Finds

...a bottom-line discovery. Tinkering with food webs may not help restore most lakes to their previousclarity. This is because in most cases the upper levels of a lake's foodweb cannot exert enough influence to control the algae feeding on pollutingnutrients coming into the lake. Instead, limiting the sup...

Bigger Biology Tackled Through Keyboards

...aid."But if you want to build physical theory, you may begin at the scaleof molecules colliding." So it ...ir limits, Levin said.Day-to-day weather forecasts may not be possible, but long-term averagesproduce more reliable predictions. Land managers using models...

ORNL Finds Common Genetic Cause For Epilepsy, Migraine

...and function of the gene will improvediagnosis and may aid in development of new treatments for migraine....pe ofmigraine is rare, variations in the same gene may predispose people to themore common migraine, which affects an estimated 24 percent of women and 12p...

The CIA Would Like To Know What Scientists Are Seeing Over The Rainbow

...ease, the authors report that spectral karyotyping may be valuable in comparing genomes from different species to determine how genetic composition evolved over hundreds of thousands of years. Although Dorothy did eventually return to Kansas, the full-color wizardry of spectral karyotyping is here to ...

Laser Microscope At Cornell Images Serotonin In Live Cells

...rom which secretion occurs. The Cornell technology may be useful in gaining an understanding of a broad spectrum of physiological and psychological effects of this -- and other -- neurotransmitters. The technology could be useful, then, for researchers in designing more effective drugs for a host of dis...

Researchers Corral Millions Of Microscopic Membranes

... He said that this is an area where the new method may help. Many associated proteins can move freely about on a membrane's surface. In previous work, the researchers have demonstrated that they can use electric fields to concentrate such proteins against two-dimensional membrane boundaries. They suggest...

Birds Deal With "Cocktail Party Effect"

It may seem intuitively simple, but scientists have beenp...an isolated tone. Theimplication is that the birds may use this talent to communicatewith each other, recognizing individual birds by the pitch ofsome part...

Learning From Birds And Bees: Engineers Study Insects For Ideas On Tiny "Micro Air Vehicles"

...c principlesgoverning aircraft with six-inch wings may be significantly differentfrom those that have gui...n since the Wright Brothers'1903 airplane. "There may be something about very small sizes that changes theaerodynamics," Blankenship explained. "The Wrig...

Stronger Evidence That Global Climate Change Can Reduce The Variety Of Life

...itive and predator-prey interactions among species may also bedisturbed by limited food resources and changes in bottom watertemperatures....

Vietnamese Chemist Finds New Use For Old Cashew Shells

...e can apply them to industry.Then, other countries may want to use our methods and materials,"said Vu. That would bring a big boost to the economy of Vietnam, but itwould also mean long-term environmental benefits. Relying onrenewable resources rather than oil-based chemicals is a majoradvantage. And, no...

Blood Test Can Identify Some Children With Strep-Related Behavioral Disorders

...he sameresearchers that some OCD and tic disorders may be triggered by the infectiousbacteria that cause strep throats, called Group A beta-hemolytic, and may betreatable with penicillin. Symptoms of OCD and tics, particularly those ofTourette syndrome, a mor...

Molecular Imposter Rebuts Long

...tyof Rochester. Kool adds that the new information may helpresearchers develop new drugs that are better ...cause of this finding, the nextgeneration of texts may not be able to say that." Hydrogen bonds form because of slight charge differencesbetween the a...

Team Identifies Switch For Tumor Suppressor Gene

...akes onrunaway cancer cells. One way of doing that may be to control acell's proliferation through manipulation of the RB protein." The Rochester group has identified the protein thatactivates RB to slow down cell proliferation. The protein, knownas PP1c, does its work during a very narrow time fram...

High Levels of Vitamin C Prove Toxic to HIV

...and glucose than their healthy counterparts, which may aid replication of the AIDS virus. At the same tim...vitamin C, HIV infection, and cell metabolism, and may lead to new therapeutic targets to counter the AIDS virus, he added. Vitamin C is essential to the h...

Eating After Exertion May Be A Key To Speeding Body's Recovery

...rcisemeal containing amino acids and carbohydrates may speed your body's recoveryand enhance peak-performance levels, according to University of Illinoisscientists. In a series of studies, researchers also found that eating oat-based cerealbefore exercise can help fight fatigue and feelings of hunger. T...

Fund Aims To Repay Developing Nations For Valuable Genes

...the patent andthe firm commercializing the product may realize monetary returns from thegene, there are usually no benefits to the country from which the geneticmaterial was initially gathered. Perhaps two of the most controversial appropriations of genetic materialsfrom the developing world involve the...

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