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Newly created cancer stem cells could aid breast cancer research
... is also an MIT professor of biology. Ince didnt set
out to engineer these potent cells. As a post-doctoral researcher in the Weinberg lab and gynecologic pathologist at Brigham and Womens Hospital, he was simply trying to create breast cancer models that look like real human tumors under the microscop...
Gene regulation, not just genes, is what sets humans apart
... Duke University team. Its rather like the same set
of notes being played in very different ways. In two major traits that set
humans apart from chimps and other primates those involving brains and diet gene regulation, the c...
Abnormal fat metabolism underlies heart problems in diabetic patients
...een developing and refining a highly sophisticated set
of techniques that allow them to separate and quan... based on their subtle structural differences. The set
of techniques has been termed "shotgun lipidomics" because they very rapidly determine which lipids ...
Swarming starlings help probe plasma, crowds and stock market
...detect patterns and correlations from a very small set
of points (typically 10 within a large system). I...ercome meant there was no accurate real world date set
to check their new technique against. The solution came from the work of Hungarian researcher Tams...
Tropical insects 'go the distance' to inform rainforest conservation
... threatened now, we need to understand how to best set
up conservation areas, said Cognato said. And its not just about the flashy species; its about the whole thing. Hulcr agrees. This and additional research will allow conservation managers and policy makers to base decisions on data rather than o...
Rain forest protection works in Peru
...s substantial forest disturbance adjacent to areas set
aside for legal logging operations. This leakage ...ed over the past eight years, but relies on a core set
of methods that have consistently worked, Asner said. We spent years developing them in Brazil, then...
OHSU turns mouse into factory for human liver cells
...asy system that any research lab should be able to set
up, which is very different from what's around now." In fact, the human liver cells from the repopulated mouse livers are indistinguishable from normal human liver cells, according to the study. "The healthy human liver cells take over and replace ...
A unique arrangement for egg cell division
...ns. It is crucial that the egg has half the normal set
of chromosomes, because the second half is brought in by the sperm cell during fertilisation. The molecular apparatus that makes sure that the egg ends up with the correct number of chromosomes is a bipolar spindle consisting of protein filaments, ca...
European Science Foundation's Forward Look reaches out beyond the endless frontiers
...ctive role. In accordance with this approach a new set
of selection procedures for Forward Look topics ha...n the European life sciences area. The result is a set
of specific recommendations that aim at synergising Systems Biology efforts in Europe: Developm...
...of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University set
out to compare the capital and operating costs of generating fuel from starch and cellulose-containing materials. They showed that the capital costs for 150 million gallon gasoline equivalent capacity range from around $111 million for a convention...
Research aims to identify markers for menopausal women at risk for deadly blood clot
... in the blood. Platelets have a phenotype (i.e., a set
of physical characteristics) that change and it is known that hormones affect platelet change. The team is examining what happens to platelets in the presence of hormones whether platelet microvesicles occur more frequently as a result, if a change ...
Innovative tagging technique may help researchers better protect fish stocks
...ave been over-fished. But even as nations begin to set
aside protected parcels of ocean for marine reserves, the effectiveness of the approach as a fisheries management tool remains unclear. Simon Thorrold, a fish ecologist from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), would like to put MPAs to t...
Lost forest yields several new species
...n Laurent Kabila, father of the current president, set
up a base of operations in the Misotshi-Kabogo forests in his attempt to overthrow the regime of Joseph Mobutu, former president of the country (then called Zaire). Kabila succeeded in becoming president himself in 1996, the same year which plunged t...
American Chemical Society meets Aug. 19-23 in Boston
... largest and most important scientific meetings is set
to unfold in Boston Aug. 19-23. For one of the meetings early highlights, ACS President Catherine T. (Katie) Hunt, Ph.D., hosts a keynote symposium on Aug. 19 Material Innovations: From Nanotech to Biotech and Beyond at which noted scientists wi...
Research team enlightens the reasons for severe blindness
...is so far incurable. However, patients and doctors set
their hopes high on gene therapy: since each type ...es. Therefore, very high safety standards must be set
in this field. ...
UCF research links proteins, stem cells and potential Alzheimer's treatment
...ng clinical trials, will be needed should the next set
of research benchmarks be met. Its one thing to be able to manipulate stem cells for creating specific tissue types the brain, the eyes, the heart but every disease is different, he said. Simply producing transplantable cells isnt enough. You ha...
Genetic analysis finds greater threat in frog-killing fungus
...athogen's emergence in the area. The researchers set
out to determine which of two competing hypotheses for the origin of chytridiomycosis was more plausible. If the fungus was recently introduced to an area, the researchers would expect to find a single genotype that had spread by clonal reproduction....
Human knowledge is based upon directed connectivity between brain areas
...ion of familiar and unfamiliar objects activates a set
of distributed brain areas. Rather, importantly, f...ot only a different level of brain activation in a set
of distributed areas but also a different number of interactions between these areas. We expected th...
Census of Marine Life historians detail collapse of bluefin tuna population off northern Europe
...he bluefins pursued garfish into nets that fishers set
close to shore. Before World War I, the bluefins were rarely captured and even coastal sightings were exciting events. One measuring 2.7 meters (almost 9 feet) washed up on a German shore in 1903. Those captured in the 1920s ranged from 40 kilog...
UC experts detail new standard for cleaner transportation fuels
...ture expect LCFS administration to be a peripheral set
of duties shoehorned into current operations without explicit funding. The California Board of Equalization may play a role. Certainly the California Energy Commission will; it already manages the Petroleum Industry Information Reporting Act (PIIRA) ...
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