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Insignia -- A new way to identify viruses and bacteria
...eat increased due to the possibility of engineered biological
agents. The genome sequencing field has targeted and sequenced the complete genomes of hundreds of bacteria and thousands of viruses over the past decade, which now make it possible to develop programs like Insignia, capable of detecting any given vi...
Ocean observing contracts awarded to UC San Diego and University of Washington
... to measure the physical, chemical, geological and biological
variables in the ocean and seafloor. The transformative OOI will provide continuous, interactive access to the ocean for the oceanographic research and education communities. The OOIs observatory elements will address science questions on coastal, re...
FSU researchers reap $1-million grant to make medical implants safer
...adhere to them. "By mimicking the composition of biological
cell membranes, certain polymers could be all but ... "What were seeking is a marriage of materials and biological
cells. If we are successful at bridging the so-called biointerface where synthetic materials and cel...
Genome of yellow fever/dengue fever mosquito sequenced
...dividual organism's genetic machinery --to perform biological
functions." TEs may be developed as genetic tools to study the interaction between mosquitoes and pathogens, and thus may lead to controls of transmission of disease, Tu said. Control might take the form of a genetic control, such as using TEs to ...
Executable biology -- Computer science sheds light on animal development
...asis as well as normal development. Traditional biological
models give a fairly static picture of cellular pr...eat promise for future exploration of a variety of biological
systems, explains lead EPFL researcher and biologist Dr. Jasmin Fisher. "Once a robust model has bee...
There's much more to a walk in the park
... management of urban green spaces should emphasise biological
complexity to enhance human wellbeing, in addition to biodiversity conservation. Dr Richard Fuller said: "Our research shows that maintaining biodiversity levels is important in our increasingly urbanised world, not only for conservation, but also ...
Soy estrogens and breast cancer: Researcher offers overview
...eloping breast cancer. Helferich is evaluating the biological
activity of some of these products, which are available in many forms, do not require a prescription, and in most cases are consumed without the knowledge of their physicians. Helferich notes that the incidence rate of breast cancer in women aged 5...
Rare soft-shell turtle, nesting ground found in Cambodia
...ays and island archipelagos where further exciting biological
discoveries will almost certainly be made. He said a further survey of the area by an international team of flora and fauna experts was planned for July 2007. The turtle survey team consisted of Cambodian Fisheries Administration staff and the Camb...
Palau's coral reefs show differential habitat recovery following the 1998 bleaching event
... reefs." Van Woesik, a professor of biological
sciences at Florida Institute of Technology, examined the recovery rates of reefs in Palau during three different periods following the 1998 bleaching in late 2001/early 2002, late 2002/early 2003, and late 2004/early 2005. Global climate models sug...
NMR advance relies on microscopic detector
...major limiting step in drug discovery and studying biological
pathways," he said. The probes could also be use...urned out to be exactly what was needed to improve biological
sensitivity," Gershenfeld said....
Biodiversity loss linked to economic inequality worldwide
...ble distribution of wealth and the conservation of biological
diversity." For example, if the US were to achieve levels of income equality comparable to those of Sweden, the pattern reported in their paper implies that 44% fewer plant and vertebrate species in the US would be in danger of extinction. "In the ...
Do fruit flies have free will?
...be common to many other animals and could form the biological
foundation for what we experience as free will". Our subjective notion of "Free Will" is an oxymoron: the term 'will' would not apply if our actions were completely random and it would not be 'free' if they were entirely determined. So if there is f...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
... to a series of tests and results revealed a close biological
relationship between the giraffe CoV (GiCoV-OH3) and bovine CoV strains. Researchers then orally inoculated calves with the giraffe coronavirus and observed severe diarrhea and virus shedding within 2 to 3 days. "In summary, we demonstrated that ...
Simple equations track Listeria trails
...athematical description is not the same thing as a biological
mechanism. "If we can understand things is a simpler setting, such as this one," said Shenoy, "then we can use those insights to study more complex phenomena." As the team works to fully explain the motion they observe, Shenoys equations can narr...
CSHL selected for odENCODE Data Coordination Center
...all of the elements in the human genome crucial to biological
function. The modENCODE initiative is using the fr...in the flies and works that will help validate the biological
relevance of the functional elements they identify. With the help of the modENCODE Data Center a...
Berkeley Lab Life Sciences division awarded NIH grants for fruit fly, nematode studies
...unusual contexts. These alterations may reveal the biological
significance of the functional element. "We are...n genome, but we still don't know much about their biological
relevance," says Francis Collins, director of NHGRI, noting that information about the "functional l...
Asexual worm quickly adapts to soil contamination
...he effect of soil pollution at different levels of biological
organisation. Genetic adaptation The nematode was exposed to a combination of different pH and copper values. As well as their individual effects, the pH and the copper levels in the soil can exert a synergistic effect on the nematode population....
100 percent of pregnant women have at least one kind of pesticide in their placenta
...es and the midwives who participated in the study, biological
samples were extracted from the blood, the umbilical cord and the placenta during childbirth. The following day, an epidemiological survey was carried out by trained survey statisticians. The survey contained questions on the general data of the pare...
Woods Hole Research Center scientists using remote sensing tools to predict bird species richness
...f Maryland have taken a novel approach to studying biological
diversity by making use of laser remote sensing (l...of satellite remote sensing for mapping aspects of biological
diversity, they have relied solely optical imagery, particularly LandSat, to characterize horizontal...
Fly and worm models to teach researchers about human biology and medicine
...st," of all elements in the humangenome crucial to biological
function. In addition to genes that codefor proteins, these functional elements include: non-protein-codinggenes; regulatory elements involved in the control of genetranscription; and DNA sequences that mediate the structure and dynamicsof chromosome...
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