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Diatom genome reveals key role in biosphere's carbon cycle
...rs thought we understood how diatoms use nitrogen, but
we discovered they have a urea cycle, something no one ever suspected," Armbrust says. A urea cycle is a nitrogen waste pathway found in animals and has never before been seen in a photosynthetic eukaryote like a diatom, she says. Nitrogen is crucial...
NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute
...ures has become much easier and faster in general, but
there are still certain types of proteins that pre...stood simply by seeing what a molecule looks like, but
the scale of biological molecules is extraordinarily small. All but
the largest molecular complexes ...
Studying the chemistry of drugs in wastewater
...er samples taken from streams and other waterways, but
little is known about byproducts of those drugs created during chlorine treatment or time spent in the environment. The topic drew a large audience at the American Chemical Society annual meeting last month, where NIST chemist Mary Bedner was one of ...
Penn receives grant for initiative to help understand genes' effects on medications
...iple disciplines, working in parallel or sequence, but
rather a new archetype of research that will develop novel ways of working synergistically to address the scientific, logistical, and intellectual barriers to interdisciplinary research. Recent advances have paved the way for significant gains in und...
US researchers show cottonseed drug is cancer treatment booster
...prostate cancer that our findings are relevant to, but
also other cancers with BcL-2/xL expression, such ...lthough the results were not published until 1957, but
after large scale studies in the 1970s it was abandoned because some men remained infertile after st...
Yearling horse auction to benefit equine research
...hase one of the Thoroughbreds raised at the center but
a chance to speak with Virginia Tech faculty and students about the latest in equine research....
National Science Foundation awards $2 million grant to UC Riverside
...e invasion of the over-fertilized weeds continues, but
a $2 million National Science Foundation grant to ... since the arrival of the first European settlers, but
the southern California coastal sage scrub and deserts have been experiencing weed invasions primari...
College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work
...ses to chemical analysis. He has created a simple but
robust machine that acts as a miniature plumbing system, complete with microscopic pumps, valves, pipes, and mixing chambers. He employs a piece of rubber in which he has made tunnels using molding and lithographic techniques, then places it on top ...
Of lice and men
...raneously with close cousins such as Neanderthals, but
also with more archaic hominids such as Homo erect... The new study showed two almost identical-looking but
genetically different strains of head lice diverged 1.18 million years ago. That indicates each of t...
An embryonic stem cell model for Parkinson's disease
...o extend their work to human embryonic stem cells, but
their work is limited by the availability of such cells under the current NIH guidelines. ...
Offspring at risk from maternal occupational exposure to solvents
...edicine. There are many types of organic solvents, but
they all share chemical properties that make them easily inhaled and they can easily penetrate skin. Work environments where solvents are used include manufacturing and industry jobs involving painting and plastic adhesives, nail salons, dry-cleaning...
Fungus knocks a frog down but not out, raising questions about amphibian declines
...ppeared from rainforest streams in the mid-1980's, but
surviving remnant populations sampled in the mid-1... said. T. eungellensis populations crashed but
survived in remnant colonies totaling about five percent of the original population. The decline was...
HHMI researchers Richard Axel and Linda Buck win 2004 Nobel Prize
...had ever been seen before. They were all different but
all related to each other. That was very satisfying." The discovery made it possible to study the sense of smell with the techniques of modern molecular and cell biology and to explore how the brain discriminates among odors. It also allowed research...
How roots control plant shoots
...ook as it does. It's very easy to ignore the root, but
our study shows we shouldn't." Manipulating the ...ple, may be very leafy in Florida's humid climate, but
have only small leaves when growing in Utah during a drought, says Sieburth. She says the gene she...
Research team develops nonhuman primate model of smallpox infection
...animal model would include near uniform mortality, but
a longer mean time to death. Using a ten-fold lower dose, however, also resulted in lower mortality overall, so further refinement of the model is indicated. "Despite its limitations," the authors wrote, "the intravenous variola primate modelhas alre...
New Stanford center probes nanoscale material
...huge effort in this country in nanoscale research, but
we don't have the tools," Moler said. "We want to engineer what's at the nanoscale. We need to be able to see it, and we need to be able to handle it in order to engineer it, and that's what our center's all about." The CPN, which will have offices a...
Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures
...e group at Stanford has a wide range of expertise, but
a particular strength in physics-based simulation of biologic structures," Delp said. "Russ brought together the faculty members from Computer Science, Structural Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering and many other ...
Daphne Koller named MacArthur Fellow
...ar, most models have been fairly self-contained -- but
the world does not work that way," Koller said. These models have already seen service in analyzing the yeast genome, where they helped sift through staggering amounts of gene-expression data to tease out useful information. A recent paper by ...
Stanford cooling tool may improve performance of athletes, soldiers
...has significant implications not only for athletes but
for people such as factory workers and military personnel who work in hot environments." In fact, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense, now funds develo...
Internet data-mining of natural history
... mining, machine learning and modeling techniques, but
to integrate these methodologies with the ornithology lab's existing projects. The project has the potential to greatly increase the power and scope of these data tools and the ability of researchers everywhere to better understand what the natural h...
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