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Atomic-resolution structure of a ribozyme yields insights into RNA catalysis and the origins of life

...was recently featured on the cover of the abstract book for the annual meeting of the RNA Society held in Seattle in early June. "The structure illustrates unambiguously how functional groups of the RNA mediate acid-base chemical catalysis, permitting us to suggest that acid-base chemistry is so fundame...

Seeing the serpent

...ions in groups. Isbell is currently working on a book about primate origins, including her snake hypothesis....

Deadly cone snails liven up Philadelphia Shell Show, Oct. 7-8

...adelphia region--of a newly published coffee table book called Sailors' Valentines: Their Journey Through Time will be available to sign copies of the book. For years Olivera has been working with cone snail venom to develop a drug that would provide relief to people with chronic pain. He also has been w...

Yale dean addresses biggest environmental threats in new book

...o creating dead zones in the world's oceans. The book also tells how in recent decades nations, non-gove...," the authors say. Some of the points made in the book are: The authors contend that despite three decades of efforts to reduce sulfur and nitrogen oxid...

FSU Etruscan expert announces historic discovery at ancient site

...ans and Greeks. "The Religion of the Etruscans," a book written and edited by de Grummond and Erika Simon, another expert in classical archaeology who served as the Langford Family Eminent Scholar in Classics at FSU in 1999, was published last spring. De Grummond soon will release another book, "Etruscan ...

Springer joins Katrina relief effort with eBooks donation worth more than $1 million

...e world's largest science, technology and medicine book publishers, this morning announced a donation of eBooks to seven of the city's universities. Springer announced the donation, valued at more than $1 million, at the American Library Association conference in New Orleans. The institutions of highe...

Social factors not hormones cause PMS, post-natal depression and menopausal stress

...es." Professor Ussher has recently published a new book 'Managing the Monstrous Feminine: regulating the reproductive body' which explores the issues of PMS, post-natal depression and women experiences in mid-life. Professor Ussher draws on in-depth interviews with British and Australian women and argues ...

New method for dating art prints and early books borrows know-how from genetic science

...used for decades to produce multiple editions of a book or print," Hedges says. His methods include taking...n 1528, 1534, and 1547, but the age of the undated book has been debated for nearly 200 years, with estimates ranging from 1537 to 1570. "This study used tw...

Liquid Jungle Lab environs -- home to five new species

...anley Heckadon-Moreno, STRI anthropologist, at the book presentation. Santiago Castroviejo, botanist from ...current rate of habitat destruction persists." The book is available from the STRI bookstore ( stribookstore@si.edu ). Most of the information from an earl...

Science offers 'state of the planet 2006-2007' to explore global challenges

... for the Advancement of Science, is offering a new book that provides clear, accessible scientific assessm... the most essential tool they could have." The new book is a compilation of essays and news stories previously published in Science and recently updated, ...

Stevens' CSW begins list of 100 Greatest Science Books

...d since 1900. The list currently includes only one book per author. The first 30 books are featured in the...ders to consider, "What makes a particular science book 'great'? Is it primarily the power of its ideas and facts or of its rhetoric, that is, substance or ...

DeLuca receives honorary doctorate from University of Perugia

...e author or co-author of 200 research articles and book chapters, and is the recipient of numerous research awards, including the first AAPS Research Achievement Award in Pharmaceutical Technology and the first AAPS Outstanding Educator Award. DeLuca serves on FDA's Advisory Committee for the Pharmaceutic...

Children born after abortion ban had 'significantly better' educational achievements

In his bestselling book Freakonomics, Steven Levitt argues convincingly that the legalization of abortion in the United States contributed to a subsequent decline in crime rates. However, in a thought-provoking new article from the Journal of Political Economy--co-edited by...

Nobel Laureate Nsslein-Volhard to discuss mysteries of genetics

...ife: How Genes Drive Development, based on her new book of the same title. The event, part of the Academy... and the German Book Office. Dr. Nsslein-Volhard's book is a mesmerizing account of a remarkable journey through developmental biology that reveals the mira...

New analysis of networks reveals surprise patterns in politics, the web

...to left- and right-wing groups, and they found the book most appealing to conservatives was actually writt...he Conscience of a Conservative Democrat," was the book most central to the community of conservative book buyers, according to researchers. A network is a...

AIBS to present annual awards

...cs. (www.theiff.org) She is currently working on a book about the role of imagination in theoretical physics. In addition, AIBS has given an honorable mention in print media to Michael Balter for his work with Science on "Are Humans Still Evolving?"....

NYU algorithm enhances ability to detect cancer genes

... process is akin to guessing if a new edition of a book is missing an important paragraph by checking if some of the important key words in that paragraph are missing from the index of the new edition. The new algorithm computes a multipoint score for all intervals of consecutive probes, and the score ref...

Whale bubble nets, saxophone sounds, ultrasonic laser

...tending the meeting and/or receiving a copy of the book of abstracts when it becomes available. For media inquiries during the meeting, please feel free to contact Ben Stein ( bstein@aip.org , 301-209-3091), who will be available to facilitate your requests, from contacting speakers at the meeting to obta...

Fire ants: Their true story told by the scientist who loves them

... its charms. His opening chapter explains that the book was written in part for those "still open-minded enough to be intrigued, charmed, or fascinated." "The notoriety of pesthood has certainly created a large fire ant folklore and scores of amusing factoids," he writes, though that same notoriety has ge...

PMS a fact of life or all in the mind?

...er field. Her talk draws on her recently published book 'Managing the Monstrous Feminine: Regulating the Reproductive Body' (Routledge, 2006), She commented: "The majority of women experience physical and psychological changes in the premenstrual phase of the cycle, but only some women experience distre...

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