Tag: "second" at biology news
Kangaroo hops in line for genome sequencing
...d disease susceptibility. The kangaroo will be the second
marsupial to have its genome sequenced; several months ago, NHGRI approved plans to sequence a gray short-tailed, South American opossum (Monodelphis domestica). "We expect the data generated by the kangaroo genome project will prove to be extreme...
Earstones tell fishes' tale of early life in the Colorado River estuary
...said. "The primary reason is being overfished. The second
reason is that their nursery grounds have shrunk drastically. The Colorado River no longer makes it down to the Gulf except in flood years." She added, "My data say that before the dams, totoaba lived in a brackish water estuary for several years." R...
Utah scientist helps discover new mouse species -- and maybe a new genus
...ut eight times as wide as its head, and there is a second
set of "whiskers" that arise from a patch at the b...t by the local farmers," Rickart said. "Given that second
growth forest is widespread, this species may eventually prove to be pretty common." Rickart and ...
First ever standards linking climate change, biodiversity and poverty seek global peer review
...e 7th through July 15th, 2004. Field-testing and a second
round of comments will take place later this year....ass advising institutions. After the revisions, a second
draft of the Standards will be re-posted on the website for additional comments. Simultaneously, the...
Vision: how perceptions survive in the face of ambiguity
...e in the visual field the object fell. In a second
set of tests, ambiguity in the presented image stemmed from each eye being presented with a different image. In this test, two different patterns were intermittently presented separately to the two eyes and were swapped between the two eyes synchrono...
Carnegie Mellon U biologists identify critical player in yeast ribosome assembly
...bosome assembly factors we discovered might have a second
'moonlighting' job," said Woolford. "Thus, if such a protein functions in both ribosome assembly and growth regulation, cells could coordinate these two processes by 'talking' to the same molecule in two places." In this scenario, if a cell told a r...
2004 BP Conservation Programme winners pave the way for protecting wildlife
...the role of bats in maintaining biodiversity. The second
Consolidation award goes to the 'Mpingo Project' in Tanzania. The East African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon), locally known as the Mpingo tree, is used to make clarinets and oboes in the West, and is the medium of choice for skilled local wood-ca...
Proteins transform DNA into 'molecular velcro'
... of Velcro unzipping. "When we pulled again a second
time, much to our surprise, the process reproduced identically every tooth in the sawtooth pattern. We had never seen anything like that. We really thought that we were only seeing noise in the stretching of the DNA, but instead we were seeing a perf...
Continents played key role in collapse and regeneration of Earth's early greenhouse, geologists say
...the present area of continental crust. During this second
cycle, weathering of the larger amount of rock caused even greater atmospheric cooling, spurring a profound glaciation about 2.3 to 2.4 billion years ago. Over the past few million years we have been oscillating back and forth betwee...
Junk DNA yields new kind of gene
...when the RNA was produced by an adjacent SRG1. The second
model, which proposed that the SRG1 promoter outcompeted the SER3 promoter for transcription factors, also did not hold up to experimental scrutiny. There had been hints all along favoring the third model. In this one, transcription of the nearby SRG...
Drug that cuts off tumor's blood supply extends lives of colorectal cancer patients
...hird most common cancers in men and women, and the second
leading cause of cancer death in the United States....
Two dinosaurs from Africa give clues to continents' split
... new species, which is 95 million years old, and a second
new meat-eating species Sereno found on a separate... and Jack Conrad of the University of Chicago. The second
new dinosaur species, named Spinostropheus gautieri, was found in Niger in the same 135-million-year...
Nanosphere announces genetic detection advance in Nature Biotechnology
...cal warfare agents (e.g., anthrax and plague). The second
contract, initiated in February 2004, involves the adaptation of Nanosphere's technology into a field-deployable system that enables emergency first responders and hospital triage personnel to test for hazardous biological toxins including ricin and ...
International research conferences at the Villa Vigoni
...firstname.lastname@example.org ). The topic of the second
project is "The Spread of Oriental Religions in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean". This German, French and Italian project, also involving researchers from Switzerland and Belgium, will examine the significance, perception and spread of these religions ...
RNAi delivery system crosses blood-brain barrier to target brain cancer
... then gains entry into brain cancer cells with the second
antibody targeting the human insulin receptor. Us... compartment that houses and protects the brain, a second
set of liposome-embedded antibodies seeks out the human insulin receptor found in the membranes of b...
Cell growth and death controlled by single pathway in lymphoma cancer model
...factors for developing gastric cancer, the world's second
most common cancer. In some people with chronic H. pylori infection, the immune cells that respond to the infection acquire genetic changes, called chromosomal translocations, which produce MALT lymphoma. The most common translocation occurs when a g...
New mouse species found in the Philippines
...ut eight times as wide as its head, and there is a second
set of "whiskers" that arise from a patch at the b...t by the local farmers," Heaney said. "Given that second
growth forest is widespread, this species may eventually prove to be pretty common." Heaney a...
The search for a safer smallpox vaccine: New data released on promising candidate
...ends to initiate a large-scale safety trial in the second
half of 2004. Additional pre-clinical studies are also planned....
National nanotech expert to address UW-Madison conference
...be the keynote speaker at "Bionanotechnology," the second
annual Wisconsin Nanotechnology Conference, which will be held Thursday, June 3, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. University faculty engaged in the study and uses of nanotechnology will gather with representatives of business and industry for ...
Discovery in parasite movement may offer insights into malaria
...mbrane," Beckers said. "This is, in fact, only the second
example of a protein that directly does this." Thus, the new protein is a specific membrane receptor for what the researchers say is a "myosin motor." Toxoplasma motility may be a result of the myosin moving along the length of actin filaments in the...
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