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RNA map provides first comprehensive understanding of alternative splicing

...tes through biochemical and, in collaboration with former Rockefeller University structural biologist Stephen Burley, X-ray crystallographic studies. Unexpectedly, this search revealed four discrete peaks where the binding clusters locate. Furthermore, the location of the peaks correlated with Nova's action...

Selecting life: Scientists find new way to search for origin of life

... Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory and former president of the Mineralogical Society of America, has developed new protocols and procedures for adapting DNA microarray technology to rapidly identify promising molecule/mineral pairs. Hazen's Presidential Address in the November/December issue ...

Life in the extreme

... between bivalves (mussels) and bacteria allow the former to benefit from the bacteria's ability to chemosynthetically (without light) derive energy from the chemical compounds produced and use this energy to ensure primary production. "In the bivalve species Idas sp., we have found an association with s...

Scientists use gene therapy to improve memory and learning in animals

... "Estrogen protects memory against stress," said former Stanford postdoctoral fellow Andrea Nicholas, lead author of the study, who was recently named an adjunct professor at St. Mary's College. "In women, there are long-term protective effects of estrogen in the brain. As people age, females often fare b...

Early Earth haze may have spurred life, says University of Colorado study

...ocks, said Alexander Pavlov, a study co-author and former LASP researcher now at the University of Arizona. Organic carbon is believed by scientists to be of biological origin. Other authors on the study included LASP's Owen Toon, H. Langley Dewitt and Jose Jimenez of CIRES, and Christopher McKay of NASA...

Novel experiment documents evolution of genome in near-real time

...stopher D. Herring, a co-author of the paper and a former member of Palsson's team who is now a research scientist at Mascoma Corp. in Lebanon, NH. All the mutants arose in the experiments presumably as the result of naturally occurring errors in copying DNA into daughter cells during cell division. The pre...

Accelerating loss of ocean species threatens human well-being

...rding biodiversity's value," adds Peter Kareiva, a former Brown University professor and US government fisheries manager who now lead science efforts at The Nature Conservancy. "There is no way the world will protect biodiversity without this type of compelling data demonstrating the economic value of biodi...

Researchers determine why wolves not dispersing as fast as expected in Yellowstone

...cted rate of recolonization," added Amy Hurford, a former U of A biological sciences master's student and co-author of the study. By the 1970s, wolves had been systematically hunted to extinction in the lower 48 states in order to protect livestock. But wolves were a keystone species in the area (i.e. th...

Insect population growth likely accelerated by warmer climate

...uey, a UW biology professor, and David Berrigan, a former UW biology researcher now with the National Cancer Institute. The findings suggest that evolutionary adaptation to climate warming will have profound ecological effects because rates of population growth eventually will alter entire ecosystems, Fr...

MIT engineers probe spiders' polymer art

...d egg white, dry spider silk doesn't revert to its former liquid state. What started out as a water-based solution becomes impervious to water. The silk protein's long molecules are like tangled spaghetti. They form a viscous solution but are slippery enough to slide past each other easily and squeeze thro...

A Wellcome brain gain for world leading neuroscience lab

...funding over five years by the Wellcome Trust. The former Functional Imaging Laboratory at University College London (UCL) is the recipient of a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award and becomes the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL. The Strategic Award will further bolster the reputation of a labor...

UGA scientists discover bacterial 'switch gene' that regulates oceans' sulfur emissions into the air

...nriksen, Alison Buchan and Chris Reich, present or former doctoral students at UGA; current UGA postdoctoral associate Helmut Brgmann and former postdocs Kimberly Mace and Jose Gonzlez; former UGA undergraduate Rory Welsh; UGA lab coordinator We...

Gut check

...of CU-Boulder's geological sciences department and former graduate student Justin Tweet identified more than 200 suspected parasite burrows in 17 samples of gut material from the dinosaur that most likely were made by tiny worms similar to annelids and nematodes that infest animals today, she said. "Fossi...

Researchers add to understanding of how brain cells communicate

...ittsburgh associate professor of neuroscience, and former Pitt graduate student Anqi Qian, now of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, have discovered how different types of NMDA (N-methyl-d-aspartate) receptors perform varied functions. Their findings are published in the current issue of the Journal of Ne...

UGA scientists unravel 'molecular inch-worm' structure of walking-pneumonia bacterium

...jamin Hasselbring, undergraduate Robert Krause and former graduate student Jarrat Jordan. M. pneumoniae infections affect millions worldwide, causing chronic bronchitis and atypical or "walking pneumonia," a term that describes cases of pneumonia that are distinct from acute, life-threatening pneumonia re...

Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt to speak at Yale Dam Conference

New Haven, Conn. -- Bruce Babbitt, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior in the Clinton Admi... the World Health Organization; and Jamie Workman, former secretariat of the World Commission on Dams. The cost for the public to attend the conference is $...

Women's math performance affected by theories on sex differences: UBC researchers

...d to the 2006 resignation of Lawrence Summers, the former president of Harvard who speculated that one of the potential reasons why women are represented less in math and science professions is that fewer women than men have the intrinsic ability required by such jobs. Dar-Nimrod and Heine's research sugge...

Bacteria that use radiated water as food

...on University geomicrobiologist Tullis Onstatt and former graduate student Li-Hung Lin (the paper's lead author, now at National Taiwan University) and colleagues present evidence the bacterial communities are indeed permanent -- apparently millions of years old -- and depend not on sunlight but on radiatio...

Temperament linked to onset of cancer and early death in female rats

...les will die," said lead author Sonia Cavigelli, a former University researcher who is now Assistant Professor in Biobehavioral Health Pennsylvania State University. Jason Yee, a graduate student in the Department of Comparative Human Development at University of Chicago researcher, is also an author of th...

Otherworldly bacteria discovered two miles down

...ludes Carnegie staff scientist Douglas Rumble and former Carnegie postdoctoral researcher Pei-Ling Wang, also now at National Taiwan University, found the community in a rock fracture that intersects the Mponeng gold mine near Johannesburg, South Africa. Water trapped in the fracture is home to the otherwo...

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