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Attacks of King George III's madness linked to key metabolism molecule
... have afflicted "Mad" King George III, the British ruler
blamed for the loss of the American colonies in the Revolutionary War. The mental and physical symptoms of porphyria, a rare genetic blood disease which a number of modern researchers believe plagued King George intermittently throughout his tumultuo...
Nano springs eternal; Protozoan 'engine' posts nano records
...rs/second of speed in a biological world where the ruler
markings are usually in tiny pico-newtons and micrometers/second. Gram for gram, the power of the spasmoneme engine outperforms human muscles and car engines. It also runs on a different fuel. Molecular motors that power muscle contraction, for exa...
New test of snow's thickness may 'bear' results key to polar climate studies, wildlife habitat
...as easy as going into your backyard and sticking a ruler
in the snow to measure the snowfall," said Thorsten Markus, a cryospheric scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., and co-principal investigator of the field campaign. "Measuring snow's thickness is something that people have ...
A ruler of gold and DNA
...versity of California at Berkeley have developed a ruler
made of gold nanoparticles and DNA that can measur...n turn, sparks gene expression. "We can use the ruler
to look at this process much more upstream. We can measure the beginning stages of DNA-binding activ...
Doing nature one better: Expanding the genetic code in living mammalian cells
...r used the new unnatural technology as a molecular ruler
to answer the question whether increasing the size of the thread had an effect on the speed of inactivation" We introduced mutations into the thread, so it would be too big to fit through the hole, says Wang, but we couldnt see a difference with na...
Manchester University helps with pharaoh DNA analysis
...e 15th century BC was longer than any other female ruler
of an indigenous dynasty Most of the 18th dynasty royal mummies were moved away from their original tombs in the Valley of the Kings by the priests of the 21st dynasty fearing desecration and tomb robberies. The cache was discovered in the 1870s ...