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'Junk' DNA now looks like powerful regulator, Stanford researcher finds

...is software. "Right now it's like being a kid in a candy warehouse," Bejerano said. Computer-savvy biologists have the tools to ask questions about how genes and chromosomes evolve and change, questions that just a few years ago were unanswerable. Bejerano and his colleagues aren't the first to suggest t...

Why do birds migrate?

...not just whether you eat insects, fruit, nectar or candy bars or where you eat them -- it matters how reliable that food source is from day-to-day," said W. Alice Boyle. "For example, some really long-distance migrants like arctic terns are not fruit-eaters." Boyle, an adjunct lecturer in UA's department...

Why migrate? It's not for the fruit

... "It's not just whether you eat insects, fruit, or candy bars, or where you eat them it matters how reliable that food source is from day-to-day," Boyle said. "For example, some really long-distance migrants like Arctic Terns are not fruit-eaters." The new research indicates that one strategy for deali...

Stretch a DNA loop, turn off proteins

... may look like mistletoe wrapped around a flexible candy cane. But this molecular model shows how some proteins form loops in DNA when they chemically attach, or bind, at separate sites to the double-helical molecule that carries lifes genetic blueprint. Biologists have discovered that the physical manif...

'Urban Wildlife Management' book something to crow about

...oto is a squirrel on the Texas A&M campus eating a candy bar out of a wrapper, he noted. Of interest beyond university classes, Adams noted, may be the job description for an urban wildlife biologist as cities become more aware of the need for such well-educated personnel. The book includes the history o...

The sweet science: Viruses switch grip to gain upper hand

... attractive, especially when they come packaged in candy bars or never-ending bowls of pasta. Even viruses - those bits of occasionally harmful genetic material enclosed in shells of protein and fat - crave carbs. Except viruses aren't seeking a taste treat. They want to latch onto the carbohydrates tha...

How sweet it isn't -- preference for alternatives to sugar based on sour, bitter tastes

...mpounds are found in items such as diet soda, gum, candy and Jell-O, and some can be used for baking. Not surprisingly, sugar was rated highest. Participants found sucralose (brand name Splenda), a sweetener derived from sugar, the most acceptable alternative to sugar. The researchers attribute this to a l...

MTBE contamination: A microbial approach for groundwater

...rbons are much more toxic than MTBE, they are just candy to microbes and don't become as persistent a problem," said Hggblom, a professor in the department of biochemistry and microbiology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and the Biotechnology Center for Agriculture and the Environment on Ru...

Highlights of August 2005 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...stores sold food items, the top-selling items were candy bars and other forms of candy. The survey reported a la carte sales provide an average of about $700 per day to the schools' foodservice programs, "almost 85 percent of which receive no financial support from their school districts." "Competitive fo...

Health, food, new technologies featured during ACS meeting Oct. 17-20 in Peoria, Ill.

...alternative to sweetening agents Soda, Halloween candy and other food products that contain high-fructose corn syrup and other sweeteners could one day get a fresh makeover using honey, researchers say. Scientists at the University of Illinois in Urbana say the ancient sweetener may be a healthier altern...

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