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Duke Researchers Show "Editing" Can Fix Faulty Genes In New Approach To Gene Therapy

...al Center researchershave shown for the first time that enzymes can be used inside living cellsto repair f...o "sabotage"the AIDS virus. "This research proves that we can use nature's ownprocesses to rewrite genetic instructions in mammalian cells," Sullengersaid ...

Freshwater Sponges May Pose Threat To Zebra Mussels

...e Erie, researchers at Ohio State University found that the sponges were smothering zebra mussels in some ... before the zebra mussel, but not in the abundance that we see them now," Kelch said. "While we can't definitively say there is a correlation between the ...

Duke Researchers Find Second Gene Linked To Blood Vessel Disorder

...nd gene to a rare bleeding disorder -- a discovery that offers insightinto how blood vessels form and heal...morrhagic telangiectasia(HHT), a bleeding disorder that strikes 1 in 40,000 people. Geneticist DougMarchuk, postdoctoral researcher David Johnson, the study...

New Discovery About Genes Has Implications For Genetic Therapy

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Researchers here have discovered that introns -- parts of genes long thought to play no ...nsert new information into genes but exactly where that information is transferred is often left to chance. The new intron approach could allow researche...

Transgenic Rice Plants Resist Insects, Drought And Salt Damage

...gineered and successfully field tested rice plants that resist some of the most destructive insects as wel...journal Nature Biotechnology, marks the first time that useful genes were successfully transferred from a dicotyledonous plant, the potato, to rice, a monoc...

Race Plus Roaches: A Breathtaking Link

...ore than 80 Baltimore youth, the researchers found that an African-American child was 16.4 times more like...nd Clinical Immunology is also the first to report that children in the most infested homes are the most sensitive to the allergens, a clear indication of d...

Mutate Or Die: New Polymerase Gives Desperate Yeast An Option

...of a new DNA polymerase family: a last-gasp enzyme that yeast cells turn towhen all attempts to fix damage... team, done bycreating in yeast the type of damage that sunlight does to our own DNA, is reported in the June 14 issue of Science . The findings shed n...

Enticed By A Chemical Tease, Female Beetles Are Rewarded With A Nuptial Gift To Protect The Next Generation

...re the enticing chemical appears, Eisner suggested that the insect is, in effect, saying: "I've got a lot...c of human folklore. Spanish fly and the insects that use it are the subjects of two related reports, prepared for CIRCE's series on "Defense Mechanisms o...

University of Cincinnati Biologists Find First Terrestrial Ecosystem That Survives Without Sun's Energy

... biologistsreports in the June 28 issue of Science that an unusual Romaniancave system survives and thrive...n the world. "Movile is the only cave system known that ischemoautotrophically based, and it contains the only knownchemoautotrophically based terrestrial c...

DNA Techniques Allow Scientists To Become Pollution Detectives.

...iston said. "There was never a way todifferentiate that before this research." Initial testing pointed the...loped adatabase of more than 1,000 E. coli strains that will serve as amodel for testing in other water bodies. "E. coli is a very convenient organism to te...

International Research Team Clones New Skin Cancer Gene

...ue of the journal Cell, could lead to a skin cream that would cure the disease, and to genetic testing for...er than in internal organs, a dose of a medication that can replace the function of the faulty gene could be applied directly to the cancer while minimizing...

Suicidal Tendencies

...y College, London, reports on his research, saying that virtually allcells are programmed to commit hari-k... The interesting thing about Raff's research is that it suggests that suicideis the cell's default setting. The death machinery is always in place, ready...

Cornell Researchers Precisely Date Wood From Ancient Tomb In Turkey

...t Cornell University has identified the exact year that logs were cut at an archaeological site in Turkey, a finding that has major implications for understanding the history of the Greeks, Egyptians and other ancient civi...

Southern Pine Beetle Reaching Outbreak Levels In North Florida

...pest, Foltz said. A recenthistorical review showed that it caused $900 million in damage to U.S. pinefores...slash pine in the last weekof June. They recommend that all forest owners survey their property, asshould homeowners who might have vulnerable loblolly pine...

Nutrition Study Reshapes Strategies For Athletes

...uids lost during practice andcompetition. She adds that this is especially critical in the hot and sultrye... been able to realize through the training program that by doingfluid replacement, they will actually do better in their performance," saidHoutkooper. "It's...

New Grapes From Cornell Debut

... will survive sudden hard freezes, or temperatures that plummet by as much as 70 degrees as they did in ju...before a variety is ready for release. New grapes that have been bred for the climate are eagerly anticipated. Under the leadership of Bruce Reisch, Profes...

Honeybees In The Wild Nearly Gone In North America

...Wooster, Ohio. Bee experts across the countryagree that most of the wild or feral honeybees have likely be...eand the larger varroa mite -- are invader species that made theirway into the United States in the mid- to late '80s. Trachealmites do their damage by infe...

Researchers Use Hydrated Lime To Reduce Toxic Selenium Emissions

...escapes into the atmosphere. The researchers found that hydratedlime, which has been shown effective in co...lant's boiler chambersthrough nozzles or injectors that can be retro-fitted to existingplants. The lime particles capture selenium and sulfur dioxide.As the...

NADC Examines TB In Cattle and Swine

...uberculin was used. Butthe research team concluded that there was no need to standardize the tuberculins. ...is. The researchersfound through their experiments that swine are susceptible to infectionwith M. bovis when inoculated. Lesions characteristic of tubercu...

Water Recycling Project Tested in Turkey Plant

...t in Springdale,Ark., is the site of the procedure that has been developed with Food SafetyConsortium rese...e body temperatureof processed turkeys, so quickly that microorganisms have limited opportunitiesto grow. One gallon of water is required to process each t...

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