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Unusual source of ocean water contamination may rewrite environmental textbooks

...earchers may rewrite environmental textbooks after uncovering evidence that a saltwater marsh is a source of potentially hazardous fecal bacteria that is contaminating the swimming and surfing waters of one of the Golden State's most popular beaches. The team's conclusions, which contradict accepted environment...

DNA deletion offers new evidence of mammals' origins

...out to be as important as what's actually there in uncovering the roots of the mammalian tree of life. A team of biologists led by Mark Springer at the University of California, Riverside and including Ronald DeBry of the University of Cincinnati report in the Feb. 1 issue of Nature that an intensive analysis ...

Scientists shake up "family tree" of green plants

...oject, a collaboration of researchers dedicated to uncovering the evolution of and interrelation of all green plants. In 1999, Deep Green reported at an international botanical conference that DNA analysis indicates that all green plants -- from the tiniest single-celled algae to the grandest redwoods -- desce...

Researchers sequence first plant genome

...ding those of yeast, fruitflies and roundworms. By uncovering the genetic basis for similarities and differences between organisms, such work may shed light on evolution. For example, certain Arabidopsis genes appear to have moved to new locations within the genome. Further study may show how such genetic resh...

Study sheds new light on how the 'mind's eye' works

...have shed new light on how the "mind's eye" works, uncovering evidence that single neurons -- individual cells in the brain -- are involved in recalling specific visual images to mind. The study, published in the Nov. 16 issue of the journal Nature, further defines the role that individual neurons play in the ...

Brief exposure to nicotine makes lasting mark on the brain

...boosts the desire to repeat the exposure. By uncovering the precise cellular mechanisms of nicotine's effect, this study suggests new and more precise targets for drugs designed to block this powerful craving. "This appears to be the crucial first step in the process of addic...

'Gatekeeper' protein is key to cellular life; links bacteria, chloroplasts and mitochondria

...volutionarily linked." The researchers hope that uncovering the function of YidC and related proteins may offer new ways of either enhancing cell function or in accelerating cell death - two mechanisms essential in fighting most diseases, Dalbey said....

USGS seeks citzens of all ages to listen for frogs and toads

...erstanding the decline of amphibians is crucial to uncovering how society's activities affect water quality, wildlife habitat and overall health of the environment," said Droege. "Over time, the information that is collected by volunteers will contribute to the growing body of knowledge regarding the status an...

Primate genus sheds light on great ape and human origins, as reported in Science

... Kenyapithecus ' place in great ape ancestry after uncovering the skeletonat the site of Kipsaramon in Kenya. They compared features in the Kipsaramonfossil's teeth and jaws to dental and facial patterns in two Kenyapithecus species: Kenyapithecus africanus and Kenyapithecus wickeri . Their analysis revealed...

UT Southwestern Researchers Find Way To Control Gene Activity, Opening Way For Cancer Drugs

...ht aid in designingdrugs for other diseases and in uncovering the function of the 100,000 genesthat make up the human genome. The Human Genome Project is finding and sequencing all the genes, but now weneed to find out what the proteins they produce actually do inside the cells,Corey said. "The efficient way th...

The Green Party

...AGT CAGTCAGTCAG... Much work remains to be done in uncovering the shape and detailed way thePhotosystem power-converting molecules achieve their efficiency. By using theresults from space shuttle experiments, someday we may understand how thattransformation happens in detail. Such experiments make possible the ...

Tumor Protein Structure Found At Cornell

...uman clinical testing as an anti-cancer agent. By uncovering thethree-dimensional structure of the targeted protein, MetAP-2, the new resultsindicate precisely how the drug binds to the protein. Because TNP-470 is broken down quickly in the body, researchers are trying todevelop improved versions. The Cornell...

Pioneers Of Chemistry At Convention Center

...l explain howthe tools of analytical chemistry are uncovering the story of the ill-fatedocean liner -- Tue., Aug. 25, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Computer pioneer John Gage talking about what Sun Microsystems is doing tomeet your technology needs -- Mon., Aug. 24, 11:00 a.m.-noon. The chemistry of sports, featuring Spaldi...

Genetic Clue Found To The Leading Cause Of Blindness In The United States

... in," said Schultz. "Further researchwill focus on uncovering the exact street address of the gene." Previousresearch has focused on a gene in a different area of chromosome 1 that causes ajuvenile form of macular degeneration and also may be associated withage-related macular degeneration. But this is the firs...

American Museum Of Natural History Holds Symposium On Biodiversity And Human Health Issues

... Topics include: Battling tumors in humans by uncovering information about the immune systemsof sharks. Developing possible treatments for osteoporosis and kidney disease in humansthrough understanding the mechanisms that allow bears to hibernate withoutsuffering bone loss or kidney failure. Toxins from ...

Huntington's Disease Findings Pave Way For Potential Cure

...cial support for basic scientific research aimedat uncovering the causes of Huntington's disease and related genetic andneurological disorders. The Hereditary Disease Foundation also seeks to advancethe treatment of these incurable and devastating illnesses. The foundation's Cure Huntington's Disease Initiative...

Emory Researchers Advance Gene Therapy Studies For Metastatic Melanoma Treatment

...rs at Emory University's Winship Cancer Center are uncovering new information about a vital cellular ingredient which they believe may direct the body's immune system to kill malignant melanoma tumor cells, the most dangerous, and potentially deadly, type of skin cancer. If large doses of this ingredient can...

Scientists Urge Further Study Of Alarming Coral Reef Decline

... cellular levels. Also lackingare studies aimed at uncovering possible environmental causes. "We believe our ability to understand and possibly remedythis complex global problem will be accelerated as toxicologistsbegin to address these issues," the two biologists concluded intheir paper. Corals, like...

Behemoth Animals May Follow Same Extinction Patterns

...ine is more recent,there is greater possibility of uncovering the complex set of events thatcould bring gigantic animals from glory to extinction....

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