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Texas A&M, Ecor Corp. sign deal to produce health-related proteins

...s. But that risk may soon be eliminated entirely, thanks to new research by a Texas Agricultural Experiment Station scientist who has developed a method of producing collagen and other health-related proteins from plants instead of human or animal sources. The process has proved so promising, Texas A&M ...

NIST advances in DNA analyses help Identify 9/11 victims

...World Trade Center have been positively identified thanks in part to a new method for analyzing DNA developed with assistance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Based on a concept developed at NIST, the new method allows accurate identification of DNA samples that are too damag...

For ferrets, GPI means 'get pregnancy initiated'

...separated, drawn onto a slab of special gel where, thanks to their varying electrical charges, they sorted by size. The gel was stained (purposefully), bathed in formaldehyde, rinsed with acetic acid (of vinegarfame), preserved in another solution and then dried. Some proteins were broken up with trypsin, ...

Scientists find genetic link between cancer and premature aging

.... The link between aging and cancer is now clearer thanks to a new study that connects a powerful cancer-causing protein to a gene associated with Werner syndrome, a disease that causes premature aging. Carla Grandori, M.D., Ph.D., of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and colleagues report in the Jul...

Men, mammals, and machines

... the end, several mines were tagged and destroyed, thanks to the REMUS/dolphin/diver teams, and this allowed coalition forces to bring in nearly 250 tons of badly needed food and materials. "The hard sandy bottom at Umm Qasr was perfect for REMUS, and it was sent out first to do the tedious work of 'mowin...

Von Liebig Center awards funding to six projects to commercialize UCSD faculty research

... As new generations of optical networks take shape thanks to advances in fiber-optics technology, engineers must also develop new devices that will keep pace with those advances. To facilitate the modulation, switching and detection of optical signals at high speed, Professor Yu favors device concepts that ...

Battle lasers

...not be as exotic as fans of Han Solo once thought, thanks to recent leaps forward in the development of a powerful free-electron laser, or FEL. Free electron lasers have been shown to generate very large amounts of power, tunable from the microwave to the visible spectrum. The Office of Naval Research is...

Deer help disperse seeds--including noxious weeds

...t the right time, plants may reappear next season, thanks to seed dispersal, though not likely in your own yard. Maybe your neighbor's yard."...

Washington University in St. Louis, Monsanto Co., awarded crop protection patent

...t plants will bring benefits throughout the world, thanks to the pioneering work of Beachy and our many other outstanding biology faculty and their scientific colleagues at Monsanto. This discovery is another example of St. Louis's emerging role as a world leader in plant research and the exceptional histo...

Genes that paint fly derrieres hint at convergence

...een a conundrum of developmental biology. But now, thanks to the colorful derriere of a wild fruit fly, captured on a compost heap by a University of Wisconsin-Madison post-doctoral student, scientists have been able to document a rare example of molecular convergence, the process by which different animals...

Studies probe rapid evolution of Chinese tallow trees

...g at a dramatic pace -- on the order of decades -- thanks to something Benjamin Franklin did in 1772. Franklin, then in Europe, sent Chinese tallow tree seedlings to an associate in Georgia. Known for its heart-shaped leaves and white fruits, the Chinese tallow tree originated in Asia. The U.S. government ...

Bacterial relationships revealed

...out the evolutionary history of bacteria. But now, thanks to the availability of sequenced genomes for groups of related bacteria, and a new analytical approach, researchers at the University of Arizona demonstrate that constructing a bacterial family tree is indeed possible. Nancy Moran, Emmanuelle Lerat, ...

Researchers solve the mystery of a key structure in immune system cells

...hat range from sneak attacks to all-out onslaughts thanks to a doughnut-shaped molecular structure that forms between immune cells when they're communicating. The team has found that this structure not only serves to amplify the faint signals of an attacker, but also to mute overpowering signals that might ...

JCI Table of Contents, 1 October, 2003

Protecting against heart attack: the beat goes on thanks to erythropoietin Ischemic heart disease remains the primary cause of morbidity and mortality in the Western world. Current therapeutic strategies are aimed at relieving the ischemia by opening blocked arteries; however, no current therapies can dir...

Pushing marine fish aquaculture forward

...s just about ready to take off as a large industry thanks to recent research. Our goal for this conference is to bring together researchers and industry from different regions and with different specialties to share the knowledge that's been generated and push the industry forward," says Dr. Megan Davis, di...

UBC researcher discovers 'control room' that regulates immune responses

...ay soon be able to control their immune responses, thanks to a breakthrough discovery by a researcher at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Wilfred Jefferies, a professor at UBC's Biotechnology Laboratory, has discovered and characterized the mechanics of a cellular pathway that trigg...

Duke commits to enhance Primate Center

...r will have a strong foundation on which to build, thanks to the good work of Professor Hylander and many others who have worked so hard to improve the teaching and research programs at the Primate Center and to reach the ambitions we all share for it. We're also pleased the center can continue its excellen...

Elusive cancer killer's deep-sea hideout discovered after a nearly 20-year hunt

...l. But now that process can finally begin because, thanks to some creative detective work, the team has found the animal's secret hiding place and collected enough of it to support years of intense research. "It's just amazing," says Amy Wright, director of HARBOR BRANCH Biomedical Marine Research, of the ...

November science picks!

...y years about many things, mostly about water. But thanks to a new USGS study, they can at least agree on one thing: unlined irrigation canals feed the aquifer, which seeps water back to the rivers months later. Later, as in "during the dry season," when endangered fish are at risk. The amount of water can ...

Solution to hospital infections could be in the air

... infections acquired in hospital could be achieved thanks to pioneering new research. The project is investigating the use of ionisers to eradicate airborne infections in hospitals a technique that could deliver major health benefits and financial savings. Starting in December, the 3-year initiative will...

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