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Gene 'shaving' could help doctors predict the efficacy of cancer treatments

... may belong to more than one cluster." With the wealth of genetic information now available, the gene shaving method could find wider applications throughout this field as scientists strive to uncover the meaning behind the genomic information they have meticulously gathered. "Today statistics is more i...

Vanderbilt archaeological team unearths buried Maya royal palace

...Dos Pilas and several other sites had given them a wealth of information about a highly militaristic city-st...le lowlands. The record shows that they used their wealth to form alliances throughout the Maya world. The researchers think that the palace had such a large ...

Prions may play crucial role in evolution.

...ting. The prion therefore uncovers, all at once, a wealth of previously hidden genetic mutations and creates a completely new set of growth properties. Suddenly cells change the kind of food they eat, change their resistance to antibiotics and even grow colonies with completely different shapes. In some c...

The human side of restoring nature

...environments. Throughout, contributors set forth a wealth of ideas, case studies, methodological approaches, and disciplinary perspectives that shed valuable light on the social underpinnings of ecological restoration and natural resource management. Ecological restoration is an inherently challenging endea...

Sense of touch/nerve research

...r level. Sensory receptors in the skin transmit a wealth of information about our environment. However, the receptors that respond to mechanical stimulation in mammals have remained unknown. Now, University of Iowa researchers and their colleagues at the Max-Delbruck-Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine i...

Rising Maryland to welcome new biotech president

...for advanced drug design. "Jennie Hunter-Cevera's wealth of knowledge and expertise will help Maryland maintain its stance as a premier center of innovation and growth in the biotech industry," says Maryland Governor Parris N. Glendening. Maryland is generally recognized as having the nation's third lar...

Ancient running reptile was bipedal, say Science researchers

... sheet of paper, the Eudibamus fossil contains a wealth of clues about the reptile's unusual mode of locomotion. Its skeletal features suggest that the reptile could move swiftly on two legs, probably up on its toes, using an upright posture with the limbs moving pendulum-like and parallel to the long axi...

Elephant seals - looking good

..., if these seals could talk, they would bring us a wealth of ocean information. So, scientists at the University of California at Santa Cruz did the next best thing. Placing small sensing devices on the seals' coats, marine biologists and oceanographers are gathering information not only on the mammals them...

Geologists explore beach nourishment controversies, groundwater quality, and Blue Ridge mountain issues

...nder, lowered onto the surface in 1997, supplied a wealth of information about the red planet. The orbiting Mars Global Surveyor, which completed its main work on January 31, 2000, has relayed more data about Mars than all of the previous missions combined. McSween will also discuss future Mars spacecraft m...

Major fossil find reveals Asian origins of salamanders

...tic Northern Chinese sites are providing us with a wealth of new fossils," said Keqin Gao, of the American M...me including rare soft tissue impressions, offer a wealth of new information of the salamander's origin, life-cycle and evolutionary strategies. "We wer...

NSF ships to probe biological enigmas of the frozen southern ocean

...be deployed on the cruise are expected to return a wealth of data previously unattainable. Although high-frequency acoustics is a standard tool to map the distribution of krill, no other existing system has the capability of the Bio-Optical Multi-frequency Acoustical and Physical Environmental Recorder (BI...

For whales and seals the ocean is not blue

...e price these mammals had to pay for access to the wealth of food in the seas."...

Monogamy appears to be unnatural in the natural world

...cooperation of the masses by trading some of their wealth to low class men, enabling them to have wives and a stake in society. "Monogamy was a cover story for society," said Lipton. "Kings still had many wives and concubines. Powerful men did not practiced monogamy and women probably didn't either." ...

Johns Hopkins experts launch Palm OS version of digital antibiotics and infectious disease guide for physicians

...it their e-mail addresses. "We believe there is a wealth of unrecognized clinical expertise in the community that will formally contribute to the advancement of medical knowledge," says McAvinue. A Hopkins oversight board is being formed to consider the potential uses of aggregate data, both academically ...

Discovery of 'tidal giant'--a new Egyptian dinosaur--reported in Science

... led by German geologist Ernst Stromer uncovered a wealth of Late Cretaceous fossils at the site, including four dinosaur species, but the fossils were destroyed during an Allied attack on Munich in World War II. Paralititan is the first dinosaur discovery reported from the site since 1935. The Science...

NIAID awards grant to rapidly sequence the malaria mosquito genome

...es of all three organisms, researchers will have a wealth of new information for understanding malaria and how it is spread, and for use in developing new tools to help reduce its devastating impact." NIAID's Anopheles sequencing program is part of an international consortium that began in 1999. Early tha...

UNC Center for Genome Sciences to inaugurate new seminar series with help of national experts

...t is nearly complete, Kohn said. It has provided a wealth of sequence information leading to identification of all known genes. Similarly, rapid progress is being made to sequence the genetic material of known pathogens and organisms that affect life and well being. The next challenge will be to provide mea...

New family of 10 cancer related genes discovered by NCI, University of Texas and M.D. Anderson researchers; licensed by Introgen

...h, in tumor cells are ongoing. We have acquired a wealth of genetic ammunition through this license that has potential for the treatment of established human cancers as well as possibly preventing cancers with early intervention techniques, said Deborah R. Wilson, Ph.D., associate vice president of clinica...

Protein function predicted with new 'THEMATICS' method developed by Northeastern University & Brandeis scientists

...ther species. The sequencing of genomes has lent a wealth of new information to researchers about protein sequences and structures. This information holds tremendous potential and promise for many benefits to humankind, especially new approaches to the treatment of diseases. However, first this genomic info...

Wealth of new species discovered from the abyssal plains of the Atlantic Ocean

...o the deep-sea of the Angola Basin are revealing a wealth of new information on biodiversity in the poorly known depths of the south Atlantic Ocean. The early results from the project Latitudinal Gradients in the Deep Sea of the Atlantic Ocean: DIVA were presented at a workshop at the University of Oldenbu...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... signs of chronic inflammation in non-cancerous prostate tissue may ... cancer than those with no inflammation, according to results ... Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. , The link between ... with so-called high-grade prostate cancer those with a ... presence of the most aggressive and rapidly growing prostate ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... a study published today in PLOS Pathogens , ... malaria is common can mount an immune response to ... avoid repeated bouts of high fever and illness and ... bloodstream. The findings may help researchers develop future interventions ... malaria parasite. , Each year, approximately 200 million cases ...
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(Date:4/17/2014)... By discovering a new mechanism that allows blood to ... UC Irvine and the Salk Institute have opened the ... stroke-induced brain damage. , A complex and devastating neurological ... primary reason for disability in the U.S. The blood-brain ... blood-borne material into the brain, causing the permanent deficits ...
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