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Precision biochemistry tracks DNA damage in fish

...iver. The Duwamish flows through an industrialized section of south Seattle, Wash., and in 2001 a section of the lower river was added to the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund list because of cont...

Possible cause and potential treatment found for aggressive head and neck cancer

...lts are reported in the current on-line "In Press" section of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Working with human cancer cells in culture, Bourguignon and her team found that HA mediates the interaction between CD44 and LARG in a way that stimulates a molecular pathway called RhoA. Through a series of c...

HHMI's experiment in changing scientific culture

...ssue of the journal Cell. Leading Edge is a new section of Cell that highlights the social, political, economic, and ethical concerns surrounding biomedical research worldwide. An internationally recognized geneticist, Rubin led the publicly funded effort to sequence the fruit fly Drosophila melanoga...

Stem cell study for patients with heart attack damage seeks to regenerate heart muscle

... intravenously followed the signals to the injured section of the heart and aided in repair. These cells have also been studied for different diseases and have been shown to follow inflammatory signals to various areas of the body to aid in repair. The delivered cells are expected to respond to the body's o...

Salmonella bacteria use RNA to assess and adjust magnesium levels

...y underway to locate the riboswitch's "brain"--the section of the RNA strand that responds to magnesium; and to learn how the high-magnesium configuration of the RNA disrupts final production of the protein....

Novel newborn screening can open door to treating rare but devastating diseases

...y's heel and dried on a paper card. A 2-millimeter section is punched out of the spot, then is rehydrated, the target enzymes are incubated and then measured using tandem mass spectrometry, a means of determining a substance's chemical makeup and quantity. The sample can be screened for perhaps 15 enzyme def...

Typical pregnancy is now only 39 weeks

...nalysis suggests that increasing rates of Cesarean section deliveries and induced labor have probably contributed to, but do not completely explain these shifts in deliveries, said Michael Davidoff, Manager of Informatics, Research and Development at the March of Dimes and the paper's lead author. Clinicia...

Amazon rainforest greens up in the dry season

...y of Arizona in Tucson. "What we found for a large section of the Amazon is the opposite. As soon as the rains stop and you start to enter a dry period, the Amazon becomes alive. New leaves spring out, there's a flush of green growth and the greening continues as the dry season progresses." The finding holds...

Duke biologist/poet is up to 'animal mischief'

...s been piqued by the verse, Jackson has included a section of "Fun Facts" that gives more information about ants as well as the other denizens of his doggerel. Said Jackson of the book's origins, "I started out for fun and never intended to publish the poems. I began writing them on sabbatical with my famil...

Cholesterol-lowering foods most effective when combined, U of T study

...g-term effects of these drugs when used on a large section of the broader population who are at low risk in primary prevention. Taking a pill may give people the false impression that they have nothing further to do to protect their health and prevent them from making serious lifestyle changes. Emphasizing d...

Genetically engineered mosquitoes show resistance to dengue fever virus

...p the process. They accomplished this by cloning a section of the virus' RNA and injected two inverse copies of it into mosquito embryos. The copies formed a double-stranded RNA, which, as expected, bound with dicer-2 and was chopped up. The virus never had the opportunity to replicate. As a result, they cou...

Male loons change their tune with change in territory

...reed, males tend to stake claim to a small lake or section of a larger lake near where they were hatched. But rivals often challenge resident males and fight for the territory and the females. The fights can be to the death, with males diving and rising up under a foe in an effort to spear a rival through th...

New method for identifying microbes

...well. "Sequencing is expensive, so the shorter the section you can sequence and still get useful information, the better," van der Lelie said. "In fact, because these tags are so short, we 'glue' 10 to 30 of them together to sequence all at one time, making this a highly efficient, cost-effective technique."...

Tree of Life project grows more leaves and branches

...'re starting to do family registration." A special section of the Web site, called Treehouses, is written by members of the public. "It takes the kids' interest in being a Web author and combines it with their interest in organisms." The contributions don't have to be science, she added, citing one page whic...

SinuNase IND on track

...e Special Pathogens and Transplant Products (SPTP) section of the Centers for Drug Evaluation and Research (C...n of the Special Pathogens and Transplant Products section of the FDA, Accentia is consulting with that section on its development program for SinuNase, includ...

2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting: Press Conference Schedule

... storm surge and waves interacted with this unique section of the U.S. coastline; how cyclonic storms like Katrina affect the incredibly rich marine ecosystem off the Mississippi delta region; and the role of barrier islands and marshes in protecting inland regions and how they were altered by Katrina. Hans ...

New 'Lemurs of Madagascar' book released

... the Indri and Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur. A new section of the guide offers readers a lemur-sighting list, similar to how bird-watchers record their sightings, in an effort to launch a primate-watching industry. Mittermeier said promoting primate-watching would provide enthusiasts with a structured way to...

BioMed Central launches Biology Direct

...logy, and Evolutionary Biology, with an Immunology section to follow soon. Biology Direct considers original research articles, hypotheses, and reviews and will eventually cover the full spectrum of biology. Biology Direct is led by Editors-in-Chief David J Lipman, Director of the National Center Biotechno...

Stable polymer nanotubes may have a biotech future

...ical was added to break bonds between atoms in one section of the polymers and induce new bonds to form between the two different sections, forming a rigid "cross-linked" membrane. The nanotubes are then snipped free from the parent cell with an "optical scalpel" (highly focused ultraviolet laser pulse). The...

Researchers discover link between high levels of HtrA1 protein

...a medical emergency and often requires a Caesarean section delivery. The condition is estimated to cause 50,000 to 76,000 maternal deaths each year. The Mayo Clinic work is the first to link high levels of HtrA1 in third-trimester placental tissues with severe preeclampsia. The results will be reported at t...

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