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Gene regulation, not just genes, is what sets humans apart

...lular fuel. Humans, on the other hand, eat a wider array of foods, including many the chimps would simply not be able to digest like starchy root crops. The researchers found dramatic differences in the regulatory regions of their genes for breaking down more complex carbohydrates. It may be that parts of ...

Gilbert Foundation and American Fed for Aging Research award grants on Alzheimer's disease

...e. The $60,000 award provides funding for a broad array of research that investigates the causes and progression of Alzheimers, including the basic mechanisms of aging, genetics, biomarkers, inflammation and the impact of exercise and the environment. Award recipients include: Yaniv Assaf, Ph.D....

Nanotechnology helps scientists make bendy sensors for hydrogen vehicles

...edetermined, said Sun. However, laminating a dense array of flexible sensors on the surfaces of the pipe can detect any hydrogen leakage prior to diffusion to alert control units to take action. Flexible hydrogen sensors show a change of 75 percent in their resistance when exposed to hydrogen at a concen...

Uncovering the secrets of the deep

...sites, UniMES uniquely provides free access to the array of genomic information gathered from the sampling expeditions, enhanced by links to further analytical resources. Genomics holds the key to understanding the world around us and the metagenomic and environmental data represents a step forward in fur...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 18, 2007

...strument that used a beam of infrared light and an array detector to obtain images of the collected fingerprints. The method revealed valuable chemical information about the composition of the prints, potentially giving information about the individual depositing them (e.g. smoker, vegetarian), and the ...

N.C. A&T food scientist develops process for allergen-free peanuts

...ll. Packed with proteins, healthy fats and a broad array of essential vitamins and minerals, they are considered an almost complete food. Their rich flavor, nutrition, fat and protein profile makes for a nearly perfect food from a food processing standpoint as well. From his lab at Tuskeegee University...

Charting ever-changing genomes

...ole genome has been sequenced and for which a gene array is available or can be easily made, explains Ecker. For these reasons it is attractive to a wide audience practicing evolutionary genomics. Weigels team went a step further and effectively re-sequenced whole genomes with the help of nearly a billi...

Nature's secrets yield new adhesive material

...He and his colleagues designed a small nanopolymer array that mimicked the natural spatial patterns of the ...e up its research. Any time that you fabricate an array of nano pillars of this type over large areas, you must have a very effective way of doing it withou...

Greenland's ancient forests shed light on stability of ice sheet

...he study."Back then, it was inhabited by a diverse array of conifer trees and insects." The research implies that ancient forests covered southern Greenland during a period of increased global temperatures, known as an interglacial period. When temperatures fell again, the area became covered in ice. Thi...

Researchers discover method for identifying how cancer evades the immune system

...in, tumors are notorious for demonstrating a broad array of genetic and biological variations. Their differences vary widely between cancer types, even between subcategories within a particular type of cancer. However, while the genetic variations that comprise an immune signature are complex, the research...

World Wildlife Fund warns against iron dumping experiment near the Galapagos Islands

... turtles, penguins and marine iguanas above a vast array of urchins, sea cucumbers, crabs, anemones, sponges and corals. Many of these animals are found nowhere else on earth. Reports indicate that Planktos, Inc. is planning other large-scale iron dumping in other locations in the Pacific and Atlantic Oc...

University of Arizona launches major scientific research initiative at Biosphere 2

...ge experimental chamber. A large and sophisticated array of sensors deployed throughout the chamber's atmosphere and the hill slopes will monitor environmental factors, including water, carbon dioxide, temperature, trace gases and pH. Inside, the team will control temperature and rainfall to mimic the en...

Ground gas gizmo boosts brownfield building

... allowing those doing the monitoring to collect an array of data without making repeated visits to the site. Up until now, the available equipment has only allowed periodic measurements to be taken and Dr Boult says this approach could be restricting the development of brownfield sites. For example, o...

World's first X-ray free electron laser is on course to completion

...APS. Each undulator comprises a precision-tuned array of ultra-strong neodymium-iron-boron permanent magnets and vanadium permendur magnetic poles. The magnets and poles are mounted in aluminum structures bolted into a 3.4-meter-long titanium strongback. The strongback secures the magnet and pole assemb...

Modified mushrooms may yield human drugs

...manufacture of biopharmaceuticals to treat a broad array of human illnesses. But nobody has been able to come up with a feasible way of doing that." Dr. Romaine and his colleague, Xi Chen, then a post-doctoral scholar at Penn State and now a Syngenta Biotechnology Inc. research scientist, have develope...

Antarctic icebergs -- Hotspots of ocean life

...rgs and their immediate environment, taking a wide array of measurements physical, biological and chemical, and using satellite images provided by NASA. At the same time, the wealth of data brought new challenges in how to manage this avalanche of information. The whole is definitely greater than the s...

UN issues analysis of global investors' sustainable energy 'gold rush'

...nergy system. Growth is underpinned by a widening array of clean energy and climate policies at the federal, state and municipal levels. With respect to the energy efficiency sector, the investment trends are harder to identify but the impacts of improving energy efficiency can be valued economically, ...

A faster way to recover from chemotherapy and marrow transplant

... replenish their stem cells and reproduce the full array of blood cell types, including all the cells of the immune system. When theres no suitable donor for a marrow match, patients can receive umbilical cord blood, which also contains blood stem cells. But the number of stem cells in one cord of blood is...

Arctic spring comes weeks earlier than a decade ago

... of flowering, emergence, and egg-laying in a wide array of High Arctic species. Indeed, they show that the flowering dates in six plant species, median emergence dates of twelve arthropod species, and clutch initiation dates in three species of birds have advanced, in some cases by over 30 days during the...

Study shows lizard moms dress their children for success

...egan by treating side-blotched lizard eggs with an array of different hormones. That revealed a striking influence of estradiol on back patterns. She also tested eggs from lizards captured in the wild and found a wide range of naturally occurring estradiol concentrations in the egg yolks. The researcher...

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