Tag: "letter" at biology news
deCODE discovers cause of major subtype of glaucoma
...n Sweden report the discovery of two common single letter
variations (SNPs) in the sequence of the human genome that appear to account for virtually all cases of a major subtype of glaucoma. The SNPs are located in the LOXL1 gene on chromosome 15, and confer respectively 26-fold and 8-fold increases in risk...
Taming the anthrax threat
...remains a significant concern, six years after the letter
attacks that shook the nation shortly after 9/11. Now, researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School have developed the first complete picture of how anthrax-causing bacteria survive and grow inside unwitting immune cells their suppose...
House backs taxpayer-funded research access
...esearch by individual investigators. In a recent letter
to Congress, 26 Nobel Laureates called for enactment of mandatory NIH public access, noting that, "requiring compliance is not a punitive measure, but rather a simple step to ensure that everyone, including scientists themselves, will reap the benefi...
Gene identified for Crohn's disease in children
...ersity of Pennsylvania reported their results in a letter
in the August issue of the journal Gut. Because Crohns disease is complex, with multiple genes interacting with each other and with environmental factors, its important to sort out specific genes and to replicate previous findings, said the studys...
Gene discovered for type 1 diabetes in children
... The study appeared July 15 in an advance online letter
in the journal Nature. The genotyping technology we now have available has revolutionized the way we can ask and answer research questions, said the studys lead author, Hakon Hakonarson, M.D., Ph.D., the director of the Center for Applied Genomics...
2007 Joint Assembly in Acapulco -- press conference schedule
...edia: must present a press card, business card, or letter
of introduction from an editor of a recognized pub...general public and published in 2006 or 2007; or a letter
from the editor of a recognized publication assigning you to cover 2007 Joint Assembly. Public info...
Subtle signs can help predict Huntington's disease early
...ties. For a verbal fluency test, they were given a letter
of the alphabet and 60 seconds to say as many words as they could starting with that letter. They were also tested on how quickly they could combine thinking and movement, or "psychomotor speed," with a memory and writing task. Those who performed wo...
Legal ruling may put endangered species in danger
...rrowed definition of "endangered species." In a letter
sent Monday to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Dirk...te University, have collected 38 signatures on the letter
protesting the newly restricted definition of "endangered" or "threatened" species. It's a stella...
Genome-wide search unearths surprising clues for diabetes and triglycerides
...anning thousands of individuals genomes for single letter
changes, called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Due to the block-like nature of the human genome, certain SNPs can serve as signposts, highlighting pieces of nearby DNA that may play a causal role in disease. Using this approach, the DGI t...
Alternative-fuels pioneer receives first-ever $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability
... biomass a commercial reality. In his nomination letter
for the $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability, renowned venture capitalist Vinod Khosla said he has become a big believer in the ability of ethanol to reduce Americas dependence on petroleum. While corn-based ethanol is a great start toward ...
Mine runoff continues to provide clues to microbial diversification
...out how bacterial communities exist in nature. A letter
published in todays online edition of Nature shows that it is possible to follow what microorganisms are doing in their natural environment by identifying the range of proteins that they produce. The technique, utilized in a microbial community thriv...
2-step process filters evolution of genes of human and chimpanzee
...o create a protein. Some mutations alter just one letter
of the code, replacing one link in a protein's amino-acid chain with a different amino acid. While some of those substitutions make only a moderate difference in a protein's structure or function, others have radical impact on its shape and performa...
Research physiologists convene for 120th Annual Meeting
... the working press and freelance writers bearing a letter
of assignment from their editor on publication letterhead. Representatives of allied fields (public information, public affairs, public relations) may register as nonmembers at the nonmember conference rate. For further information please contact Don...
Stevens' Center for Science Writings honors Edward O. Wilson with Green Book Award
...ion: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth. Written as a letter
from Wilson to a Christian pastor, The Creation argues that secular scientists and people of faith can find common ground in the cause of conserving nature. Wilson, both an author and co-author of 20 books, has received many prizes for his writings, ...
AAAS releases video and first board consensus statement on climate change
...," AAAS President John P. Holdren wrote in a cover letter
to town hall attendees. "As droughts, heat waves, floods, wildfires, and severe storms intensify, damages to ecosystems and human society are growing apace." Some of the most dramatic changes are being experienced in the far North, where temperatu...
Computer tool helps pinpoint risky gene mutations
...n the BRCA1 gene, meaning locations where a single letter
in a string of DNA differed from the sequence found in the general population. This mutation caused an amino acid residue change in the protein produced by the gene. "Some of these types of variations can put a woman at greater risk for developing ov...
Educators in Georgia and Maryland earn top 2006 Mentoring Awards from AAAS
...rican Researchers in Mathematical Sciences. In a letter
of support for Johnson's nomination, Monica Jackso...ett, a former doctoral student of May's, said in a letter
of support that "it may be fairly simple to measure his influence in terms of students he graduated ...
AAAS honors defenders of evolution with Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award
...d's statement on evolution to their students. In a letter
to the school superintendent, they stated that "Intelligent design is not science. Intelligent design is not biology." A federal judge eventually barred the Pennsylvania public school district from teaching "intelligent design" in biology class, sayi...
2006 AAAS International Scientific Cooperation Award goes to Arizona State U. landscape ecologist
...nability at Arizona State, wrote in his nomination letter
for the award. Wu was nominated for his work in...sciences at Arizona State, noted in his nomination letter
that Wu is widely known and respected. During the opening in 2006 of the U.S. National Science Found...
Darwin Day and grassroots evolution initiatives announced at major scientific meeting
...n Nobel Laureates in science have already signed a letter
in support of the celebration. Darwin Day origin...ervices of Evolution Sunday this year, including a letter
signed by Nobel Laureates and scientists from all over the US. Zimmerman, Dean of Arts and Sciences ...
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