Tag: "useful" at biology news
Scientists Show Proteins Function Individually As Part Of DNA Repair
..."If you are going to fix a car that's broken, it's useful
to know howit's supposed to work in the first place and then to understand how it'sbroken," said Dr. Steven W. Matson, professor and associate chair of biology atUNC-CH. "That's what this work does. It brings us a little closer tounderstanding how to...
Trash From Crop-Processing Plant Harvested For Disease-Fighting Agents
... whenwe may already be sitting on mountainsof very useful
pharmaceutical agents in our own corn and soybean fields," hesaid. "During crop processing, rawmaterials are modified by mechanical disruption, chemical extraction and changesin temperatures and pressures.Agents you take out of plants for food or pro...
UF Anthropologists Study Techniques To Solve Mysteries Of Dead Bodies
...liceforensic crime unit, said the research will be useful
to law enforcement. "Anytime you have anything that affects the integrity of the scene, andespecially when you have a body that's been in the wild for awhile, you havemany varmints come up and drag these bones away," he said. "Even birds ofprey have ...
Enzyme Required To Prolong Life In Worms Identified By Researchers At Columbia; Key Enzyme Appears To Protect Animal Cells From Oxidative Damage
...common experimental animal. The tiny wormhas been useful
to aging research because its normal three-week life span can be extended by environmental factors. In situations of overcrowding, foodshortages or both, the emerging worm goes into a dormant period that can last aslong as two months. If food is pr...
New Way To Modify Mammalian Genes: Honolulu Transgenesis
...y. "We hope and believe that the technique will be useful
in medicalresearch and in development of xenotransplant donors," he says. Possibleapplications could include using the mouse as a model for studying thefunction of human genes. Also, more organs could be available for humantransplant if pig genomes c...
New Class Of Synthetic Capsules That Mimic Biological Cells Has Wide Array Of Potential Uses
...rryingmolecules found in the body. "These could be useful
in any kind of trauma orcrisis situation, or where...more futuristically, an artificial supply might be useful
in anykind of confined environment such as on a space station where you might want tostore oxygen in...
Vanderbilt Researcher: Human Brain Has Great Sense Of Timing
...o perceive form based on temporalsynchrony, may be useful
in resolving the issue."...
National Laboratory, National Parks And Forests Leaders Seek To Share Resources
...rojects. Some of the projects would be immediately useful
to the parks andforests, such as work with bacteri...species of bacteria and other microbes that may be useful
to basicscience researchers and drug companies. Because of this potential, INEELresearchers are deve...
Media Advisory: 1999 Spring Meeting -- Updated Press Conference Schedule
...gh its array ofinstruments. Now, with Prospector's useful
life approaching an end, scientistsare planning one last dramatic experiment: a controlled crash into a permanentlyshadowed crater in the hope of liberating a water vapor plume that could beviewed from Earth and establish definitively that water ice ...
The Sagan criteria for life revisited
.... Here on Earth porphyrin organic compounds are useful
biomarkers. For example, petroleum hunters look fo...ions, the likelihood of more complex, biologically useful
molecules being formed seemed as remote as space itself. Instead, about 10 percent of the PAHs were ...
Researchers Learn How Nature Produces Cholesterol-Lowering Lovastatin
...ngs in the May 21 Science. The discovery may prove useful
to pharmaceutical companies, which currentlymanufa... and erythromycin, have been found to be medically useful
forhumans. Ten years ago UW pharmacy professor C. Richard Hutchinson and scientists inEngland discov...
World's Leading Echinacea Researchers To Examine Latest Scientific Findings On "Nature's Gentle Antibiotic"
...ave been found to be antibacterial, antiviral, and useful
for woundhealing. German research has confirmed that ehinacea purpurea can strengthen thebody's immune system and help prevent and treat colds and flu....
Undiscovered Biological Diversity: A Symposium On Bioprospecting
... the microbial worldis a first step towards mining useful
products from it, and University ofWashington microbiologist James Staley will discuss bacterial genetic diversityand contrast it to the genetic diversity of plant and animal species. A potentially significant untapped source for bioprospecti...
Building detailed map of human DNA will take more time and resources than previously thought, says Hutch researcher
...t befound before the map can be considered a truly useful
tool for pharmaceuticalresearch and development, says the paper's author, Dr. Leonid Kruglyak."An essential issue yet to be settled is the required marker density for suchmaps," writes Kruglyak, an associate member of the Hutchinson Center's division...
Where the wild ones are: origins of staple crop found
...eotropics," says Olsen. "This new insight will be useful
for targeting wild germplasm for crop improvement ... increase yield, protein content and provide other useful
Surface water not always the answer to Bangladesh arsenic pollution problem
...new wells evenclose to contaminated wells may be a useful
strategy to reduce arsenic levels.The scientists' studies were supported by funds from a National ScienceFoundation Presidential Young Investigator award to Rojstaczer. Arsenic contamination in Bangladesh ground water has been called perhapst...
Transplanted neural stem cells migrate throughout the abnormal brain, reduce disease symptoms
...ke up the brain --with the idea that they might be useful
for treating brain disorders such asParkinson's disease. Important new animal research now suggests that thesecells may be effective in treating a much broader array of brain diseases thanpreviously anticipated, including Alzheimer's disease and man...
Findings suggest new oxygen-sensing application for material
...scovery, they theorized that the material might be useful
as anoxygen sensor. Materials now used in conventional solid-state sensors must beheated to at least 300 degrees Celsius (572 Fahrenheit). But the material usedin the research seems to perform well at room temperature, and it continues tofunction at ...
Breast cancer cells shown to migrate toward hormone source - novel mechanism for metastasis seen
...o develop novel pharmaceutical agentsthat might be useful
in the treatment of breast cancer." Lead researcher Marcela Maus, a graduate student in Clevenger'slaboratory, presented data from the study at the 81st annual meeting of TheEndocrine Society in San Diego, CA, on June 13, 1999....
UT Southwestern researchers find lever involved in ultrviolet-ray sensitivity
... lies in how theproteasome affects proteins. "It's useful
to think of these proteins as machinescranking through the steps: The DNAis pulled apart into separate strands, cuts are made, and the damaged part istaken out. This process probably requires a change in the shape of the repairproteins, just like a l...
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