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Research reveals role of gene in infertility
...ciences. One of the discoveries is that the gene, named
RAD51, plays an essential role in the the process ... introducing into the plants a mutation in a gene, named
SPO-11, that disables the protein system that cuts chromosomes. "In plants that are defective in bo...
Researchers identify gene for a primary form of sudden infant death sydrome (SIDS)
...infant death syndrome (SIDS). The researchers have named
the newly described form as sudden infant death with dysgenesis of testes, or SIDDT. The finding, released this week on-line by the journal Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences could provide new insight into the inexplicable, sudden deaths ...
USC researcher named General Motors Cancer Research Scholar
...r and the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has been named
one of five General Motors Cancer Research Scholars for 2004. Along with the two-year, $200,000 grant given to Rice, USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center also receives a 2004 or 2005 General Motors vehicle of its choice, worth up to $31,000. The v...
Natural selection at work in genetic variation to taste
...te PTC was discovered in 1930. An American chemist named
Arthur Fox accidentally let loose a quantity of PTC in a laboratory and noticed that while some people could taste it, others could not. After that, it was long hypothesized that alleles were responsible for the ability to taste PTC, according to Woo...
Mutant mice lead to memory insights
...is a common target in patients with RTS. CBP is so named
because it binds a key gene-regulating protein called CREB that is important for many functions including memory in animals from mollusks to humans. CBP is a particularly hard-working protein. It serves as a molecular scaffold that helps assemble th...
To understand innate immunity, silence the genome
...ignaling, including two new genes: one, which they named
sickie, is required to cause the protein Relish to move into the nucleus to activate gene expression; the second, called defense repressor 1 (dnr1), appears to inhibit this pathway by inhibiting activity of the protein Dredd, which interacts with Rel...
Device that rapidly detects nerve agents named one of 'greatest army inventions' for 2003
...burgh-based Agentase, LLC's Nerve Agent Sensor was named
one of the 10 "Greatest Army Inventions" of the past year by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command. The Sensor is a hand-held device that rapidly changes color in the presence of a contaminant such as sarin, one of many nerve ag...
Physicists reveal first 'nanoflowers'
...ng nanotechnology at Cambridge University. She has named
some of her best photographs nanobouquet, nanotrees, and nanoflower because of their curious similarity to familiar organic structures such as flower-heads and tiny growing trees. Ghim Wei's work involves making new types of materials based on nanote...
Scientists learn how adjuvant makes vaccines effective
...ickener in cooking. In the early 1920s a scientist named
Ramone reported that, for unknown reasons, he had ...he toxin itself. Several years later, a researcher named
A.T. Glenny read Ramone's account and decided to mix aluminum salts, or alum, with inactivated tetan...
Ralph J. Cicerone nominated to be next National Academy of Sciences president
...of California at Irvine from 1994 to 1998, and was named
chancellor in April 1998. He also holds the Daniel G. Aldrich Jr. Chair in Earth System Science and serves as professor of chemistry. Cicerone was elected to the Academy in 1990, and he served on its governing Council from 1996 to 1999. He has been a...
How genes get us wired
...ls. The study found that when a development gene named
Hoxb1 worked in a mouse's brain but not in the dev...se similar to the mutant mice: a rare birth defect named
Mobius syndrome, in which the sixth and seventh cranial nerves are missing or underdeveloped, leavin...
Fox Chase Cancer Center's Alfred Knudson Jr. named 2004 Kyoto Prize winner
...x Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pa., has been named
winner of a prestigious Kyoto Prize for 2004. The...c advisory committee for seven years. Knudson was named
a Fox Chase Distinguished Scientist and senior advisor to the Fox Chase president in 1992. Previous...
JGI, VBI help unravel sudden oak death & soybean disease
... the field, exceeded $1 billion in 2003. The aptly named
genus Phytophthora derives its moniker from the Greek words for "plant destroyer." Part of a fungus-like group of organisms known as oomycetes, or water molds, they are relatives of such aquatic algae as diatoms and kelp. The pathogens survive as thi...
Four tourist destinations named best worldwide
...al responsibility and commerce. One winner was named
in each of four categories: Nature Travel, Heritage Tourism, General Purpose Hotels and Resorts, and Destination Stewardship. Applicants from more than 40 countries on six continents were considered. "Travel and tourism is the largest industry on ...
Two dinosaurs from Africa give clues to continents' split
..., a National Geogrpahic Explorer-in-Residence, has named
the ancient skull Rugops primus, meaning "first wr...rsity of Chicago. The second new dinosaur species, named
Spinostropheus gautieri, was found in Niger in the same 135-million-year-old rocks where Sereno's ex...
UC Riverside professor to spend year with US State Department
... Powell heralded the creation of the JSF program, named
for the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, who was both ambassador and scientist. The program will gather U.S. scientists, diplomats and policymakers to work on issues of international importance. The selected fellows are tenured...
Nanoparticles illuminate brain tumors for days under MRI
...ournal Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology. So named
because of its billionth-of-a-meter proportions, the iron oxide nanoparticle, ferumoxtran-10, can be viewed as a contrast agent under MR for more than 24 hours, sometimes as long as five days, said the study's lead author, Edward Neuwelt, M.D., profe...
Genomic biology institute's first grant to focus on soybeans, climate change
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- One of the five newly named
research themes of the Institute for Genomic Biology under construction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has landed the institute's first major federal grant. A three-year $2.98 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will a...
Genetic barrier to self-pollination identified
...n years to find it." The recently identified gene, named
PiSLF (for Petunia inflata S-locus F-box), encodes a new member of a large family of F-box proteins that are known to mediate protein degradation in diverse organisms, including animals, plants and yeast. While a species may have as many as 50 or 60...
Field Museum gives Parker/Gentry Award to Chinese conservationist
... China that has not been dammed. Last year, UNESCO named
it a World Natural Heritage Site. Before emptying into Myanmar and Thailand, the Nu runs 1,750 miles in China through the "Grand Canyon" of China and some of the most biodiverse regions in the world. Prof. Yang will receive the award at a special re...
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