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DFG research training groups become increasingly international
...rch Training Groups selected 23 projects out of 66 new
funding proposals. This is the highest number of f...national groups of applicants. The large number of new
proposals from the engineering sciences is particularly encouraging. The DFG currently funds a total...
For inferring the biological tree of life, simple is better
...xperimental studies to understand how genes evolve new
functions. He is particularly interested in the evolution of hormones and the receptor proteins that mediate their effects on the body. In 2003, Thornton resurrected the ancient gene for the first steroid hormone receptor - which last existed more t...
Academics find that the finger of destiny points their way
... hormone levels of women and long index fingers, a new
study says. A survey of academics at the University of Bath has found that male scientists typically have a level of the hormone oestrogen as high as their testosterone level. These hormone levels are more usual in women than men, who normally have ...
OHSU study: Bacterial switching mechanism key to survival
...l Cell, could someday lead to the development of a new
class of drugs that disrupt a crucial mechanism that bacteria use to adapt to available energy sources, and essentially starve these pathogens to death. Using X-ray crystallography to examine the three-dimensional structure of proteins in atomic-leve...
New DNA repair enzyme makes mistakes to save lives of cells
...f a mishap on the sequence that it corrects with a new
mistake. Its sophisticated yet quick-fix tactics, ... missing or chemically changed base by inserting a new
base even if its choice from one of the four bases is not complementary to the base opposite. In a ...
Molecule that helps DNA replicate may make good target for cancer therapy
... including a large enzyme complex that synthesizes new
strands of DNA. In a paper to be published Oct. 22...ymerase alpha, the enzyme complex that synthesizes new
DNA strands--be escorted to the specific sites on the DNA strands where it can attach and go to work...
ENCODE consortium publishes scientific strategy
...illion in technology development grants to provide new
tools for the pioneering effort. In a peer-reviewe... of human biology and stimulate the development of new
strategies for improving human health," said NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. While th...
New genomic method can identify disease-causing genes
...tes of genetic risk factors for human disease. The new
approach enables researchers to identify a single ...hich the article appears. "Our hope is that this new
computational approach will increase the utility of the vast amount of DNA sequence information avai...
Arthur Galston to receive distinguished alumni award from University of Illinois
... Interdisciplinary Bioethics Project . He taught a new
introductory bioethics course in Yale College that in 2003-4 attracted more than 460 students, making it one of the largest courses in Yale College....
Study is looking at ways to help stroke survivors regain lost motor skills
...CISCO Researchers are conducting a groundbreaking new
study that may help stroke patients regain greater...esults of the feasibility study that precedes this new
study have shown that the use of electrical stimulation, called motor cortex stimulation, may be bot...
UF scientist: 'Brain' in a dish acts as autopilot, living computer
... controls. Those signals alter the flight path and new
information is sent to the neurons, creating a feedback system. "Initially when we hook up this brain to a flight simulator, it doesn't know how to control the aircraft," DeMarse said. "So you hook it up and the aircraft simply drifts randomly. And ...
Ancient sea spider fossils discovered in volcanic ash
...d to land spiders, scorpions, mites and ticks. The new
species, Haliestes dasos,, represents the earliest...seshoe crab. Despite its ancient, Silurian age the new
species appears to have lived in a similar way to modern ones, on the seabed, or perhaps on sponges ...
Single genetic defect links many risk factors for heart disease and stroke
...said Lifton. "That suggested that she might have a new
disease, because all the known genetic causes of l...." The discovery of the genetic defect could open new
avenues for basic research and treatment, said Lifton, and could help explain why problems such as h...
Are yeast cells bringing us a step closer in treating obesity?
...act on receptors in our cells, this research opens new
possibilities for the treatment of metabolic disor.... Indeed, these proteins could be good targets for new
medicines to compensate for the surplus or shortage of a particular sugar. Yeast as model for human...
Newly discovered protein suggests novel tumorigenic pathway
...ethesda, MD Scientists in Tokyo have discovered a new
protein, named PICT-1, that is involved in regulat...ors. This discovery suggests the possibility of a new
tumorigenic pathway that is due to defects in a protein involved in stabilizing PTEN rather than def...
Researchers discover gene mutations for Parkinson's disease
...ne and further study of how it works could open up new
avenues of research for preventing or delaying the.... "This finding provides scientists with important new
information about genetic mutations that underlie this disease, giving us new
understanding about mo...
Genetics play role in response to most common asthma drug
...ts respond to albuterol, according to results of a new
study of adults with mild asthma. Researchers in ...l-designed clinical trials for rapid evaluation of new
and existing therapeutic approaches to asthma and to disseminate laboratory and clinical findings to...
Wendell Berry to give 'Renewing Husbandry' lecture during scientific meetings in Seattle
...ected Stories." Shoemaker & Hoard will publish his new
novel this fall titled, "Hannah Coulter." The title of his presentation on Nov. 2 is "Renewing Husbandry." The Annual Meetings of the three Societies will be held Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, WA, unde...
Three years of Proba, the 'smart' satellite that runs itself
...umber of sophisticated technologies in addition to new
approaches in spacecraft construction and operatio...ng to natural disasters. And in the year to come, new
planned scientific applications of CHRIS data include precision farming research in Germany, studyin...
New method studies living bacterial cells
... Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have found a new
way to study individual living bacteria cells and ...the work also pioneers a potentially revolutionary new
technique for investigating microbiological systems in natural subsurface environments. This study a...
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