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New compound effectively treats fungal infections

...t links the amino acid to the tRNA, and a separate editing site that proofreads this process and removes wron...and his colleagues found that AN2690 sticks in the editing site of the enzyme where it makes a very strong bond to the end of the tRNA, trapping it on the enzy...

NSF funding to advance research on interplay between biology and society

...d led by Frederick Burkhardt will continue work on editing the correspondence of Charles Darwin. Darwin's correspondence is a primary source for understanding the intellectual revolution in which he was the central figure. Because a central goal of the project is to disseminate Darwin's letters and associate...

Killing the messenger RNA -- But which one?

...at these microRNAs can undergo a kind of molecular editing with significant physiological consequences. A sin...heir unedited counterparts. Further, errors in the editing can lead to serious health problems. The teams findings appear in the February 23 issue of Science. ...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- February 14, 2007

...mself in Iron Chef USA. New scientific research is editing Shatner's advice for the millions of people seeking garlic's fabulous flavor and its reputed health benefits. Make it read: Stop and crush the garlic. Claudio R. Galmarini and colleagues in Argentina and the United States are reporting new evidence...

BioMed Central announces winners of first open access research awards

... Institute, and Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, "RNA editing of human microRNAs" Claude Lechene, National Resource for Imaging Mass Spectrometry, Harvard Medical School and Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, "High-resolution quantitative imaging of mammalian and bacterial cells using sta...

Human proteins evolving slowly thanks to multitasking genes

...s on where to splice and re-splice the DNA in this editing process are contained in the coding section, or ex...ontains information that is essential for the gene editing process. This means that these parts of genes evolve particularly slowly, making the proteins the...

AAAS/EurekAlert! refocus on China with 2007 Fellowships for Science Reporters in Developing Regions

...d in the agency's Beijing headquarters writing and editing foreign science news for its international news department. She recently moved to New York to start a new role working with the agency's U.N. bureau. Samuel Guo, Beijing Times -- Samuel has worked as a reporter for three years. He currently writes ...

Peering into the shadow world of RNA

...kuras own research has for many years explored RNA editing mechanisms. In particular, she has studied an enzy...a specific set of genes, Nishikura notes. But when editing occurs, they may target a completely different set of genes. In recent years, Nishikura says, a gr...

'Sticky' mice lead to discovery of new cause of neurodegenerative disease

...t amino acid, alanine, onto its carrier tRNA. This editing enables the enzyme to reject incorrect amino acids...ossible," she said. "The sticky mouse has a mild editing defect that still allows it to produce offspring. "So, a major question to be explored in human po...

Revealing the secrets of WRN

...ial if WRN exo is to perform its basic function of editing DNA." These and other activity assays provided cr... proteins may dictate a more complex, higher-order editing role in maintaining the human genome. "The modularity of WRN-exo is one of the things that's exciti...

New route to stroke therapy could protect vulnerable neurons

... key AMPA receptor subunit has been disrupted. The editing consists of a pinpoint alteration in the messenger... that, by using a genetic technique to switch this editing machinery back on in vulnerable neurons, they could protect them from ischemic injury. Conversely, b...

Little known DNA repair enzyme may be a tumor suppressor gene

... DNA polymerases--enzymes responsible for copying, editing and repairing genes and surrounding DNA--generally have the ability to make completely accurate copies of strands of DNA, in certain situations damaged areas, called lesions, can bring this replication machinery to a complete halt. In the last few ye...

New study expands understanding of the role of RNA editing in gene control

...ger RNA sequence is altered after transcription by editing enzymes, so that a single gene can produce a numbe...n blood cells, we identified a specific site where editing leads to suppression of the mature miRNA." Nishikura's team demonstrated that two RNA editing enzyme...

New study weighs impact of open access on scholarly journals

...utside specialists. Fewer of such journals do copy editing for style and grammar compared to traditional journals. Few of the open access journals raise money by charging their authors fees, a surprising finding according to Morris. In fact, page charges, charges for color images, reprint charges and other ...

Field Museum gives prestigious Parker/Gentry Award to eminent New World ornithologist

...nal de Colombia, in Bogota. "By training students, editing journals, speaking at international events, and producing more than 100 publications, Dr. Stiles has emphasized the interaction between ecological and systematic research, as well as the role of these forces in conservation," says John Bates, PhD, Ch...

STN Expreses Version 8.0 gives information professionals advance analysis and security capabilities

...ze Plus Wizard provides more analysis options and editing capabilities More secure Internet connection with Telnet encryption option Automatic upload of individual gene sequences to DGENE and PCTGEN sequence databases, which makes searching easier Post-processing tools provide flexible cell fo...

STN AnaVist is powerful new analysis & visualization software

...ps to minimize scattering of results by permitting editing and customizing data elements across the databases; Flexible tools for deeper analysis of data subsets; Two options for creating results for analysis: Integrated concept search capability within STN AnaVist Import of search results into ...

Researchers find first gene for inherited testicular cancer in mice

...ring. And perhaps by understanding the role of RNA editing in the biology of the cancer stem cells we can develop improved therapeutics to treat and perhaps prevent these cancers,"said Nadeau. "Our discovery also has implications for studies of stem cell biology. Many forms of testicular cancer, including t...

Winners of AIBS Media Awards announced

... life sciences stories. She started out at Science editing the daily online news site ScienceNOW. She holds a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from the University of California at Berkeley and went through the U.C. Santa Cruz science writing program. DENNIS O'BRIEN Dennis O'Brien has been a reporter at t...

Human complexity and diversity spring from a surprisingly few (relatively speaking) genes

...elberg in Germany, where Maas earned his Ph.D. RNA editing involves the process by which cells use their gene...acture proteins. More specifically, says Maas, RNA editing "describes the posttranscriptional alteration of gene sequences by mechanisms including the deletion...

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