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Diatom genome reveals key role in biosphere's carbon cycle
...produce urea-cycle enzymes that may help to reduce its
dependence on nitrogen from the surrounding waters...ra pseudonana is among the smallest diatoms. Like its
brethren, it is encased by a frustule, a rigid cell wall delicately marked with pores in patterns di...
NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute
...logy is an important part of this research because its
outcome, high-resolution three-dimensional structu...iorities the NIH must address in order to optimize its
entire research portfolio and lays out a vision for a more efficient and productive system of medica...
New therapy for specific form of leukemia
... piece of DNA is split off and 'takes on a life of its
own' as it were. This fragment contains the ABL1 gene, connected to another gene. Due to this fusion, ABL1 works non-stop − stimulating cell growth unremittingly. This process leads to an uncontrolled growth of immature white blood cells and th...
DNA sequence controls expression of gene involved in cancer
...eins that destabilize the bcl-2 mRNA, resulting in its
degradation. A report that a region of RNA upstr...ry of a new region on the bcl-2 gene that controls its
expression may be big news for cancer therapy. Several drugs that reduce the amount of bcl-2 present...
US researchers show cottonseed drug is cancer treatment booster
...he World Health Organisation said that research on its
use for contraception should be abandoned. Gossypo...iation and/or chemotherapy gossypol may soon find its
new role in our fight against cancer." Dr. Xu wishes to see the findings clinically tested soon and ...
32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
...pports projects that industry cannot fully fund on its
own because of significant technical risks. ATP awards are made on the basis of rigorous, competitive peer review considering scientific and technical merit of each proposal. In addition, awards are based on the potential for broad-based economic ben...
Yearling horse auction to benefit equine research
...e and welfare of the horse from conception through its
older years to its
interaction as a grazing animal with the land. The research objectives are to develop pastures and p...
National Science Foundation awards $2 million grant to UC Riverside
...rant, which begins Oct. 1, is the largest study of its
kind ever attempted, said principal investigator Edith Allen, a professor in the UCR Department of Botany and Plant Sciences. She will lead a team of UC Riverside and UC Berkeley researchers who will monitor weed growth in the state, and make appropr...
Amgen investigational therapy, AMG 162, increased bone mineral density with twice yearly injection
...y receptor, preventing RANK Ligand from binding to its
receptor, RANK, on the surface of osteoclasts and osteoclast precursors. By binding to RANK Ligand, OPG prevents the formation and activation of osteoclasts and helps keep the bone loss process in check. Amgen developed AMG 162 to mimic the effect...
College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work
...ay, the Collegiate Inventors Competition announced its
2004 winners. This year's winners have found ways to improve existing atomic scale microscopes, employ early detection systems that could help test for diseases such as Alzheimer's, and further an emerging field known as microfluidics. An undergradu...
Columbia University scientist wins 2004 Nobel Prize
...fic discipline and scholarship. This is science at its
most beautiful." The sense of smell is possible because neurons directly connect the brain to the outside world. In the nose, receptors on the neurons pick up odors from the environment and send that information directly to the olfactory bulb,...
A treatment, not a cure: Calcium silicate neutralizes an acidic stream
...n pH-levels decline, a stream is said to have lost its
acid neutralizing capacity (ANC). Aquatic and semi-aquatic animals, such as fish and salamanders, are more prone to stress and disease when exposed to acidity and heavy metals. As a remedy for acid stomach, people reach for Tums, or a similar calciu...
Fungus knocks a frog down but not out, raising questions about amphibian declines
...ng Frog went extinct, and T. eungellensis suffered its
severe decline, yet another species in the area, Litoria lesueuri, was apparently completely unaffected by the fungus, despite a high rate of infection in that species. This suggests that some species may tolerate the pathogen, which raises question...
Research team develops nonhuman primate model of smallpox infection
...er routinely immunized against the disease. Due to its
potential as an agent of bioterrorism, antiviral d...her refinement of the model is indicated. "Despite its
limitations," the authors wrote, "the intravenous variola primate modelhas already provided valuable...
Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures
...ions about how the physics of their system affects its
function. Using our software, they will, without having to establish new collaborations or going back to school, have a well-supported tool to do the initial modeling. We think this is within grasp." The SimBioS Center will be located in the Clark C...
Stanford cooling tool may improve performance of athletes, soldiers
... the Olympic Games in Athens, and it may soon find its
way into attire for military personnel and others who work in extreme heat. "We literally cool the body from the inside out, rather than from the outside in, which is the conventional method," explains Senior Research Scientist Dennis Grahn, who de...
Internet data-mining of natural history
...rnell Lab of Ornithology has received from NSF for its
efforts to develop Internet-based data collection and dissemination. In recent years, the lab's researchers were granted $2.25 million for Citizen Science Online, an initiative to develop online tools to engage the general public, including schoolchi...
Plants provide model for new shape-changing materials
... aircraft wing. This wing would dynamically change its
shape and control surfaces during flight. An analo...awk that is soaring through the sky, suddenly sees its
prey, and changes its
shape to make a dive towards the intended victim. As the raptor changes gear t...
Head lice reveal contact between modern and ancient humans
...that P. humanus must have originated long before its
H. sapiens host and that the New World lineage remained isolated from the worldwide one for most of the past 1.18 million years. It is unlikely, the authors argue, that two ancient louse lineages could embark on such different evolutionary historie...
Dying cells encourage neighbors to grow
...thout compromising organismal fitness. In spite of its
importance, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood," explains study leader Dr. Hermann Steller. Dr. Steller and colleagues demonstrate that when cells from the imaginal disc in the fruit fly Drosophila are stimulated to undergo apoptosis ...
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