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A worm is more like a human than previously thought

... genes to be knocked out literally overnight, thus speeding up gene studies enormously. ("Knockout" is the way that biologists study the function of genes by removing them one at a time, and examining the outcome.) The initial experiment that led to the discoveries described in this cover article in Mole...

New study by scientists at the Scripps Research Institute

...s, but the duplicates auto-catalyzed the reaction, speeding it up. They further discovered that if they added "mutant" peptide templates with a single incorrectly handed molecule, these would not make more mutant templates. They would instead correct the mistake and catalyze the formation of new molecules wit...

Report: auto accidents involving deer still increasing across North Carolina

...percent of all crashes, Reinfurt said. Alcohol and speeding are seldom reported in crashes involving deer whereas in about 30 percent of fatal crashes alcohol is involved. Half the accidents occurred among drivers ages 26 to 45, and almost 60 percent of such drivers were male. Fall and early winter se...

Rising Maryland to welcome new biotech president

...OCKVILLE, Md.--As support for UMBI's technology is speeding up, the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute will inaugurate its second president with a series of free public events on November 9-10, including a special symposium. Microbiologist and ecologist Jennie Hunter-Cevera, Ph.D., brings over 20...

Defining a niche that regulates stem cells

...ly altered individual stem cells, marking them and speeding up their progress through the niche. When the scientists measured the progress of the progeny of the marked stem cell, they detected a rapid replacement of the marked cell with "wild-type" stem cells in the niche. "This showed us that a cell can move...

Scientists develop chemical switch for natural signaling molecules, opening new approach to biomedical research and drug design

...ecules which together regulate vital signaling -- speeding up or slowing down message transmission as the needs of the cells dictate. The ideal research probe, Shokat points out, would be able to isolate just one of these functions, while leaving the others intact, and that is just what the new approach ...

AIDS prevention researchers to gain premier online info-exchange forum

...This new service should help promote prevention by speeding the information-exchange process." Additional collaborators and sponsors are being sought for the AAAS venture, conceptualized with support from Virginia-based telecommunications expert John Evans. A variety of funding structures, including subscript...

Scientists pump genome for hypertension genes

...to focus their energies directly on these regions, speeding the search for human hypertension genes. This represents the first genome-wide "translation" between humans and animal models of hypertension....

Were the last dinosaurs roasted alive?

...dy played a pivotal role in the Earth's history-by speeding the extinction of the dinosaurs. They say huge shock waves generated as the asteroid or comet collided with the ocean floor would have travelled round the planet and freed vast quantities of trapped methane. Lightning bursts in the disturbed atmosph...

Male courtship pheromone identified

...to mating and also more inclined to do it quickly, speeding up aprocess that can take 45 minutes or more and expose both the animals to otherdangers. And the process is discreet, not readily apparent to other salamanderswho may wish to compete for a mate. In an unusual reproductive process, the female...

Genome tools pass big test in fruit flies

...With the effort to sequence the entire humangenome speeding toward completion, some researchers are now focusing theirenergy on developing the next generation of tools that can be used to extractvaluable scientific information from the unabridged human genetic sequences. Howard Hughes Medical Institute inves...

Striking A Healthy Balance For The Elderly

... speed up the research process by months. "Besides speeding up the research process, it is expected that this will providemineral researchers with a user- friendly, radiologically efficient tool totrace mineral absorption from foods, natural and processed," Hamby said....

Science Announces Top Ten Research Advances Of 1998

...howed that the expansion of the universe is infact speeding up. This implies that gravity is no match for the force that ispushing the universe outwards in all directions and that the expansion maycontinue, perhaps indefinitely. The force propelling the expansion is still a mystery, but a leading candidateis...

New "Bacteria Bashers" Wipe Out Infection

...erging strains of antibiotic-resistantbacteria are speeding ahead, threatening to make existing drugs obsolete. Now, researchers at the WeizmannInstitute of Science have developed an original approach that may lead to a radically new way of treating bacterial infections. Insects, frogs and, as was recently d...

Cutting The Time And Cost Of Developing New Cures: Lord Sainsbury Launches World's First Biomedical Accelerator Mass Spectrometer In York

... drugs for pharmaceutical companies, significantly speeding up drug development by quickly identifying the most promising. In some cases it may cut development time by up to six months. With new drugs earning 1 million per day the appeal of using the AMS is obvious. The technique, which is based on carbon ...

Studies Suggest Cold Can Protect Valuable Papers

...thefirst time what a magnificent job enzymes do in speeding up these reactions.These results also indicate the magnitude of the potential sensitivity of enzymeantagonists called transition state analogues (TSAs), that take advantage ofthis Achilles heel." Wolfenden's research, supported by the Nation...

Dismantling Dangerous Genetic Codes With A Faster, More Flexible RNA Mimic

...heir flexibility andalso makes preparation easier, speeding up the testing of the molecules."They're much easier to prepare because they're based on a partial DNA buildingblock, not a complete one, so they're not as chemically complex," he says.Bashkin's achievement could lead to cheaper chemotherapy drugs th...

Social Disruption Leads To Shorter Survival In Monkeys With AIDS

...ulate the virus to reproduce more quickly, thereby speeding up the damage that the immune system experiences. The authors caution that extrapolation from monkeys to humans should be done carefully, especially in a retrospective study such as this one. Nevertheless, the unusually large sample size, an...

Engineering, Math Shows Short-Legged Human Ancestors Were Very Efficient At Strolling Through Their World

She wasn't faster than a speeding bullet, but new research seems to indicate that Lucy and other early known human ancestors walked with greater ease and efficiency than previously believed, despite their short legs. Conventional thought among paleoanthropologists has been that the s...

Worm Wizardry: World's Most Heat-Tolerant Creature Suggests Enzymes For Drugs OrIndustry, UD Prof Says

...and support a host of other industrialprocesses by speeding biological and chemical reactions. Because doctorsroutinely prescribe enzymes such as the clot-buster, streptokinase, Cary sayseurythermal enzymes may prove useful for pharmaceutical production, too. Some Like it Hot Certain simple, "prokaryotic" o...

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