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Discredited Korean embryonic stem cells' true origins revealed

... embryos as well as the Korean line of human cells claimed to have been created through nuclear transfer. They discovered that parthenogenetic embryonic stem cells have a distinct genetic signature that reflects their biological origins. All cells typically contain paired sets of chromosomes, one inherite...

Universal flu vaccine being tested on humans

...evere flu year - such as the winter of 1989-1990 - claimed in our country 4500 victims.Besides the annual flu epidemics, there is the possibility of a pandemic, which occurs every 10 to 30 years and causes more severe disease symptoms and a higher mortality rate. During the pandemic caused by the Spanish flu...

Rutgers: GM/GMO/Biotech crop containment strategy

...g the next generation of GM crops. Skeptics had claimed that the approach was ineffective, based on 20-year-old genetic data showing that 2 percent of the pollen carried plastids. In the new study, Svab and Maliga found plastids in pollen 100- to 1000-times less frequently. This is well below the threshol...

DNA analysis suggests under-reported kills of threatened whales

...al Soviet whaling in the aftermath of World War II claimed about 48,000 humpback whales; the actual number reported was 3,000. Dolphins and other whale species also have been exploited without regulation or reporting in many countries. "The incentive, obviously, is financial," Baker said. "The result of un...

Gene hunters, patent prospectors leave indigenous communities in Pacific feeling besieged, betrayed

...igh rates of Type-2 diabetes, and some researchers claimed transplanting pancreas cells from pigs into diabetics offered a potential cure. The New Zealand government had banned such xenotransplants as too risky in 2001. Had the experiments gone forward, the US might have branded the Cook Islands and its 14...

Lifting Chinese tiger trade ban a death sentence for wild tigers say WWF and TRAFFIC

...s than 3 percent of 663 medicine shops and dealers claimed to stock it, and most retailers were aware that tigers are protected and illegal to trade. Thus China's measures to implement and enforce its trade ban ranging from public education campaigns and promotion of effective substitutes for tiger medicines...

Physicists reveal water's secrets in journal Science

... Szalewicz said. "However, a 2004 paper in Science claimed that this coordination takes place with only two molecules, a discovery that, if correct, would turn over the whole water paradigm." The experimental claim was not dismissed right away, Szalewicz said, because existing theoretical models of liquid ...

Exploring polar regions, understanding climate

...ests of individual countries was made: new regions claimed and new sea routes discovered. Now we know just how necessary International and interdisciplinary collaborations are. After the first International Polar Year, came the second International Polar Year (1932/33), and then the International Geophysi...

Bats prey on nocturnally migrating songbirds

...ut a heated controversy among bat scientists. Some claimed that eating feathers was no proof of preying upon birds: they suggested that giant noctules could simply, and accidentally, ingest feathers hovering in the air, which are particularly numerous during migration events. According to the detractors of a...

Nanotechnology key to China's future economic success

... A senior Department of Commerce official recently claimed that China is rapidly "gaining on" the United States in nanotechnology. This news comes on top of the latest Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) forecast that China will have spent more on research and development (R&D) than...

IP for value creation in biotechnology

...Fouzia Laghrissi of the Roche Licensing department claimed that "It was a great pleasure to contribute to the course. This has been an enjoyable and good learning experience."...

Study uncovers a lethal secret of 1918 influenza virus

...that echoed historical accounts of how the disease claimed its victims. Importantly, the new work shows that ...e strain of bird flu present in Asia and which has claimed nearly 150 human lives but has not yet shown a capacity to spread easily among people. "What we see...

Compelling evidence demonstrates that 'Hobbit' fossil does not represent a new species of hominid

...oes not represent a new species of hominid, as was claimed in a study published in Nature in 2004. Instead, t...an a new species derived from Homo erectus, as was claimed in the original Nature paper. Significantly, the second most recent publication to conclude that t...

Suspicion lingers over bisphenol A and breast cancer

... Ind. -- Bisphenol A, a common industrial chemical claimed to speed the growth of human breast and ovarian cancers, retains its carcinogenic properties even after being modified by body processes, report Indiana University and University of California at Berkeley scientists in the Aug. 28th issue of Chemistr...

No hobbits in this shire

...iences. Those proposing a separate species had claimed that early human ancestors, Homo erectus, traveled to the island about 840 thousand years ago and evolved into "Homo floresiensis," based on the discovery of stone tools on the island. This claim assumed that there was no subsequent human migratio...

Polynesia explorers created worldwide web of scientific knowledge

...vert." Because of their continuous fieldwork, they claimed to be better informed than the scientists. In their conception of what it meant to know another culture, the missionaries "diminished the aesthetic and racial categories so important to the naturalists" and "supplemented them with ethical and religi...

Genetic research at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh reinforces theory of evolution

..., so if a pseudogene does have a function, this is claimed to support the idea of an Intelligent Designer," Dr. Nicholls said. "But there is no evidence that any of the 20,000 pseudogenes are functional. Our research proves this Makorin pseudogene does not have a function. It has continued to mutate over its...

Damaged Iraq marshes show renewed signs of life

...est and most thorough evaluation of the marshes -- claimed in some quarters to be the site of the biblical Garden of Eden -- the researchers found that populations of many native fish, invertebrate animals, birds and plants are well on their way to recovery. "When we first arrived in June 2003 with an explor...

Scientists scuttle claims that 'Hobbit' fossil from Flores, Indonesia, is a new hominid

...ut three feet tall. Initially, H. floresiensis was claimed to be a dwarf derived from Homo erectus ("upright man"), a human ancestor that lived as far back as 1.8 million years ago. This seemed like an appealing explanation because islands are known to play tricks on the evolution of animals, sometimes causi...

DNA conclusive yet still controversial, Carnegie Mellon professor says

...then using DNA to confirm their case. Some critics claimed that this practice could snag an innocent person, but Roeder has demonstrated through her own research that the likelihood of a false hit are miniscule -- in one case, for example, it was about 1 in 26 quintillion, a probability so slight it needn't ...

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(Date:11/7/2014)... , Nov. 7, 2014  In conjunction with the ... Police Departments, The Community Foundation of the Verdugos has announced ... DNA JUSTICE PROJECT," a $250,000 initiative to keep the Verdugo ... In its first six months of existence, the Lab has ... support for local law enforcement. "Because our number ...
(Date:11/6/2014)... cancer deaths occur because of metastasis, yet progress ... been slow. , "It,s been particularly challenging to ... Gujral, research fellow in systems biology at Harvard ... detected until after they,ve already metastasized." , Gujral ... that should help researchers better understand how metastasis ...
(Date:11/5/2014)... Santamaria, associate professor of biology in the UTSA ... in the nation selected to receive a two-year ... for Exploratory Research (EAGER). The funding supports President ... researchers to create new technology that will demystify ... complex behaviors in neuroscience are broken into the ...
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