Tag: "shortcuts" at biology news
Tiny Worm Reveals Workings Of Suspected Tumor Protein
...rog, or the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, offer shortcuts
towardunderstanding human biology. When researchers realized that many human genesexist and function in similar forms in most species--half of all human genes areestimated to have a correlate in C. elegans, for example--they decided to exploitthe sup...
Genes, Brain and Behavior Symposium April 16
...ansformed the way neuroscientists work. Molecular shortcuts
to discovery, such as knockout mice, are now routinely used to solve problems that would have been considered daunting, if not unthinkable, just decades ago. The symposium will discuss how genes and model organisms are being manipulated to gain insig...
New software developed at Rensselaer predicts promising ingredients for new drugs
...ikely molecules, the new software makes use of two shortcuts
in chemistry and math that enable the computer to search a vast molecular database rapidly. The first shortcut describes the molecule, its shape and chemistry, in terms of numbers a computer can crunch rapidly. "Dr. Breneman has a technique to cal...