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UCR earns $1.5 million grant to examine how engineered crop genes stray
...nd natural processes of gene dispersal. "This is really
very exciting," said Richard Sutch, a distinguished professor of economics and associate director of the Biotechnology Impacts Center. "Everyone talks about the value of interdisciplinary research and of collaboration between the sciences, but this i...
New 'clock gene' uncovered
...nzymes at certain times of the day. What they were really
interested in were the overlapping cyclers -- those genes that cycled in all tissue types. These, they reckoned, would be part of the master clock. They found 50 genes that cycled at the same time throughout the day across all the various tissues, ...
When is a mouse like a test tube?
... at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. "It's a really
powerful technique, with the ability to change how...iological molecules, in particular sugars, without really
being noticed by the body. Phosphines are phosphorous-containing molecules that react with azides to...
Scientists visualise cellular handmaiden that restores shape to proteins
...ins inside the cage. "We'd like to be the first to really
know what happens, when the protein is enclosed and caught in the act," says Professor Iwata. In molecular units known as Daltons, the structure of the native chaperonin complex weighs 700 kiloDaltons. It is so big that details of its full structure...
Using statistics to decipher secrets of natural mutation
... cost of that simplified approach was a model that really
is unrealistic." In particular, he said, the sta...u are to be led astray by drawing conclusions that really
had more to do with the deficiencies of your model than with the underlying reality," said Green. H...
Stem cell research targets cerebral palsy
...e brain and they will turn into brain cells but we really
don't know how well they work," says Dr. James E. Carroll, chief of the MCG Section of Pediatric Neurology. "The cells probably do form synapses," he says of connections brain cells make so they can communicate. "But the question is: Will all this in...
Last of known genes identified in complex obesity syndrome
... function, opening the door to figuring out what's really
happening in people with the condition. "We can use BBS3/ARL6 and its known function -- binding the molecule GTP -- as a great place to start to unravel the details of the other BBS proteins," says Nicholas Katsanis, Ph.D., assistant professor in Joh...
Jefferson Lab detector technology aids development of cystic fibrosis therapy
... manageable disease, I think that would be really, really
good," Lee says. The CFTR gene codes for a protein that controls the transport of chloride ions into and out of individual cells in the lungs, liver, pancreas, digestive tract, reproductive tract and skin. The most common CFTR defect causes ...
Leukemia stem cells identified by Stanford researchers
...ilable, combination therapy might have a chance of really
working," Weissman said....
For Africa's valuable mahoganies, it's the soil, stupid
...ent, Hall added. The authors said that failure to really
look at the importance of soil with regards to plant diversity has been largely ignored. "Understanding how a tropical forest maintains its diversity is extremely important for conservation biologists," said Hall. "One cannot hope to manage and pro...
Promising hospital anti-infection strategy probably won't work, study shows
...ce with real patients are in progress. "We were really
surprised. We expected to find a number of cases where it would work, and it was the exact opposite," said Carl Bergstrom, a University of Washington assistant professor of biology. Instead of cycling, Bergstrom said, hospitals could probably help...
Size does matter when choosing a mate
...selection to be the most likely answer, but nobody really
knew how." "Once we started analysing the data the story shaped up perfectly. I believe that sexual selection is the driver behind Rensch's rule throughout the animal kingdom and we are already finding this is the case in other bird species we are st...
Fundamental change to Immunology 101
... MD/PhD student, identified such a cell. "Our work really
provides the tools," says Bhandoola. "Everyone can now study this cell, and a better understanding of early steps in T-cell development should follow." They describe their findings in the current advance online publication of Nature Immunology. ...
Computer imaging of Archeopteryx skull suggests this dinosaur-bird link could fly
...adjustments during flight. "The wing of a bird is really
much more sophisticated than the wing of an airplane," said Rowe, who has extensive experience imaging modern birds and other modern and ancient animals. The scientists' future studies will focus on how Archeopteryx flew and determining its evolut...
Babies with DiGeorge syndrome saved by immune supression, thymus transplant
...mbed to a preexisting respiratory infection. "This really
works for this population," Markert said. "It's st...id. "It's less powerful than most chemotherapy. We really
only need the T cells killed, and just long enough for the transplant," she said. The transplant met...
Huge market for forest moss raises concerns
... How big? That's part of the problem, no one really
knows. The newest studies done by Muir suggests it...at for hundreds of insect species. "We don't really
know whether the removal of this much moss is a serious problem, because no one has studied it very ...
Lehmann lovegrass won't succumb to fire
...ceived before and after the burn, Geiger said. "It really
is a species-by-situation response." She continued the experiment for two years to track how the grasses responded from year to year. The researchers had expected that, after burning, the native species would grow back faster than the introd...
Ants protect plants better when jacked up on nectar
...ogy and evolutionary biology. "The plant gets them really
jacked up on carbs so they're desperate for protein." Ness's presentation on the team's findings, "Contrasting the diet and aggressiveness of the ant bodyguards tending an extrafloral nectary-bearing plant," will be given at 10:10 a.m. on Wednesday,...
Ecologist calls for creation of an international panel to assess human behavior
...bility and ask themselves whether their values are really
leading to the sort of world they want for their d... must ask themselves if their 'way of life' should really
be, as the first President Bush said, 'not negotiable.' And they need to discuss possible lifestyle ...
DNA variations surprise researchers
...s much as 24 copies of this same gene. It would be really
exciting if we found that an increased copy number of these genes was associated with increased susceptibility to pancreatic diseases or cancer. This would allow us to use these LCVs as disease markers." The information on identified LCVs has been co...
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