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Marine genomics researchers discover new ocean protein
...h. "The study highlights our ignorance of oceanic microbes
and shows how the application of modern biotechnology and genomics techniques to global marine ecology questions will fundamentally change our understanding of marine biology." "Our approach marries ecological and environmental science with modern ge...
Researchers discover new oceanic bacterial photopigment that converts light into biochemical energy
...es in genomic technology to our studies of oceanic microbes
and it has lead us to unexpected results," said le...gists have started to identify prominent groups of microbes
in the ocean, allowing them to map their distribution and abundance. But the function of those micro...
New report looks at genome boom in microbiology
Large-scale DNA sequencing of microbes
will lead to far reaching advances in medicine, ag...It is now possible to unravel the genetic codes of microbes
that inhabit every environment on Earth, discover thousands of novel biological functions, and uncov...
Tiny polymer patterns might act as glue in 'biochips'
...n computer chip might be used to detect chemicals, microbes
and disease. However, researchers say they hope to attach many other types of biological entities, such as cells and DNA, capable of quickly detecting a wider range of substances, either in the body or in laboratory samples. The polymer micropatter...
Five New York City research institutions collaborate to study 3-D structures of proteins
...lete genetic blueprints for organisms ranging from microbes
to humans. The scientists say that choosing medically relevant protein targets will provide benefits whether its folds are "new" (i.e., different from those in other proteins already solved) or "old," and whether the protein's function is already kno...
Genome sequencing sheds light on bacterium harmful to newborns
...ject add to the rapidly growing list of pathogenic microbes
whose genomes have been sequenced," says Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which helped support the research. "This breakthrough will lead to a much better understanding of how U. u...
Drug overuse may make yeast infections harder to treat
...ption. "Our research has shown that drug resistant microbes
not only compete well, they are able to evolve and...Anderson. "In some populations, the drug resistant microbes
even grew faster and started to overtake the microbes
that showed no drug resistance." And that is w...
UCSF researchers reveal a fundamental decision-making unit of cells
...7 issue of Science. Survival of all organisms from microbes
to humans depends on the ability to react to changing conditions, and scientists have already described many of the responses made constantly by every cell of the body. But the mechanisms by which these decisions are made has been unclear. How, for e...
Rising Maryland to welcome new biotech president
...el in marine studies. Researchers find ways to use microbes
to bioremediate toxic PCB's, mercury compounds and other hazardous substances in the marine environment, and for developing technologies for controlof toxic Pfiesteria and diseases of fin and shellfish. Also, in her inaugural address on November 10, ...
Worldwide transfer of microorganism facilitated by ballast water
...agues have found high concentrations of discharged microbes
in the ballast water of ships arriving in Chesapea...of outbreaks of human diseases from non-indigenous microbes
in ballast water, the findings indicate the need for much greater concern than has heretofore been s...
Secret to Listeria's virulence provides clues to workings of other deadly intracellular pathogens, UC Berkeley scientists report
Many deadly microbes
have learned that the key to launching an infection is not to kill your host - at least not too quickly. Now, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered how one microbe, Listeria monocytogenes, is able to manage this. In a ...
Experts to share biotech future world
...tal Spills: Exposing living samples of metal-bound microbes
to the powerful infrared light of synchrotrons will lead to selecting or genetically engineering microbes
with genes to efficiently degrade chromate and other toxic contamination waste from a variety of ind...
Unified theory relates microbial metabolism to lab and field
...quired to produce ATP, as well as the abundance of microbes
and the concentrations of substrate species and reaction products in solution." The overall respiration reaction can be simplified into three steps: an electron-donor oxidation step, a rate-determining step and an electron-acceptor reduction step. ...
Microbial transport at Yellowstone: by land, sea or air?
...olymerase chain reaction to detect the presence of microbes
in the samples. Microbes may roam the Yellowston... an established spring runs into a new source, the microbes
may be directly transported by the runoff of the older spring," Bonheyo said. "But when a new sprin...
University of Pittsburgh reports best gene delivery to date of protein missing in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
...archers because they mistakenly thought these tiny microbes
failed to infect non-dividing cells and because they could only carry a small genetic payload. Yet, scientists are now quite excited by the biological properties of AAV, according to Dr. Xiao. The AAV vector is considered ideal for clinical gene ther...
Discovery may jump-start mine remediation efforts
...d water into zinc sulfide. "These results show how microbes
control metal concentrations in ground water and w... linked to the oxidation of organic matter: as the microbes
metabolize organic material, they release sulfide ions into the solution around the biofilm. This le...
Science and Amersham Pharmacia Biotech grand prize: "jumping DNA" discovery explains immune system evolution
...armless in mice. The switch is found in pathogenic microbes
responsible for many of the world's worst killers, including bubonic plague, cholera, dysentery, and typhoid fever. New vaccines and antibiotics may ultimately result from the research, completed at a time when drug-resistant bacteria are on the rise...
Scientists decode genes of microbe that thrives in toxic metals
Understanding the genetic makeup of microbes
that thrive in polluted environments may one day h...vy-metal-resistant genes from Ralstonia into other microbes
that decompose organic pollutants. Or alternatively, the scientists might use Ralstonia as a host fo...
ASM and TIGR team up on microbial genomes conference
...se genes do. The smaller, less complex genomes of microbes
will serve as the genomic equivalent of the Rosett...ese two fields will quickly shed light on how some microbes
cause disease and help identify targets for new drugs. Microbial genomes will also offer important...
Science's Top 10: genome sequencing named top scientific advance of 2000
...ed, Arabidopsis thaliana . The genomes of several microbes
have been sequenced as well, including those that cause cholera and meningitis. Close on the heels of these successes, the genomes of the mouse, rat, zebrafish, and two species of puffer fish are also nearing completion. Researchers are already rea...
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