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Features of replication suggest viruses have common themes, vulnerabilities
MADISON - A study of the
reproductive apparatus of a model virus is bolstering the
idea that broad classes of viruses - including those that cause important human diseases such as AID...
Newly created cancer stem cells could aid breast cancer research
...es, says pathologist Tan Ince. Each cancer cell in the
tumor plays a specific role, and just a fraction of the
cells serve as queens, possessing the
unique ability to maintain themselves in an unspecialized stat...
Doernbecher Children's Hospital scientist earns coveted Javits award
...sease and Stroke (NINDS) for his pioneering workin the
cellular and molecular cause(s) of brain injury in prematureinfants. NINDS is a branch of the
National Institutes of Health. "I am thrilled the
NINDS continues to recognize the
potential of th...
Gene regulation, not just genes, is what sets humans apart
...erences between humans and chimps arent so much in the
genes we have, which are 99 percent the
same, but in the
way those genes are used, according to new research from a Duke University team. ...
MIT creates 3-D images of living cell
... developed at MIT has allowed scientists to create the
first 3D images of a living cell, using a method similar to the
X-ray CT scans doctors use to see inside the
body. The technique, described in a paper published i...
Risk of common vaginal infection linked to preterm birth appears higher for blacks
...sburgh School of Medicine study presented today at the
34th annual meeting of the
Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology in Boston. When a pregnant woman has bac...
UK scientists working to help cut ID theft
..., a new 358,000 biometrics project, part-funded by the
European Union. The project will ensure that future testing procedures and facilities meet the
needs of systems users and developers, building confidence in this growing industry. Biometric rec...
Green tea boosts production of detox enzymes, rendering cancerous chemicals harmless
...ona Cancer Center. These findings, published in the
August issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the
American Association for Cancer Research, suggest that a green tea concentrate might help some peopl...
Does the desire to consume alcohol and tobacco come from our genetic makeup?
...l and smoking can be harmful, if not deadly. While the
desire for these substances can be due to environm...actorial and a result of complex interactions with the
environment. Adoption and twin studies have shown that the
use of these substances is likely to be i...
High blood pressure, low energy -- a recipe for heart failure
...rt that a molecular factor involved in maintaining the
heart's energy supply could become a key to new ap...estrogen-related receptor alpha (ERR alpha), helps the
heart keep up with energy-draining conditions like high blood pressure, which makes the
heart work h...
X-ray images help explain limits to insect body size
Researchers at the
U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have cast new light on why the
giant insects that lived millions of years ago disappeared. In the
late Paleozoic Era, with atmosp...
New, more direct pathways from outside the cell-to-cell nuclei discovered
...hway exists between material outside of a cell and the
cell nucleus. (The cell is the
smallest metabolically functional unit of life.) It was already known that material outside of a c...
Abnormal fat metabolism underlies heart problems in diabetic patients
...en result in premature death, making heart disease the
major killer of diabetic people. But why is heart ...chool of Medicine in St. Louis have been analyzing the
fat (lipid) composition of heart tissue from laboratory mice with diabetes. They have found that hea...
Circadian clock controls plant growth hormone
...ne auxin is controlled by circadian rhythms within the
plant, UC Davis researchers have found. The discov...an rhythms. Auxin tells shoots to grow away from the
ground and toward light and water. Charles Darwin conducted early experiments that showed how auxin ...
Scientists show that mitochondrial DNA variants are linked to risk factors for type 2 diabetes
...y, August 13, 2007 Today, researchers report for the
first time that genetic variants in mitochondriaen...uctures harboring DNA that are inherited only from the
motherare directly linked to metabolic markers for type 2 diabetes. The study, which highlights the...
New system of wastewater treatment could reduce the size of treatment plants by half
...lable in Spanish . A group of researchers from the
University of Granada ( Universidad de Granada )...water of a higher quality, it considerably reduces the
size of treatment plants (by more than half) and it minimizes the
resulting mud production. Jos Ma...
New textbook illuminates the close links between evolutionary and molecular biology
...SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. In an innovative approach to the
subject of evolutionary biology, a new book, Evolution , combines the
contemporary fields of genetics and molecular biology with traditional evolutionary theories to prov...
Swarming starlings help probe plasma, crowds and stock market
Researchers at the
University of Warwicks Physics Departments Centr...rdered patterns form in everything from plasma in the
solar wind and fusion reactors, to crowds of people, or flocks of birds. The technique could even ...
ESF EURYI award winner aims to stop cancer cells reading their own DNA
...mising new line in anti-cancer therapy by blocking the
molecular motors involved in copying genetic infor...is years EURYI award winning projects sponsored by the
European Science Foundation (ESF) and the
European Heads of Research Councils (EuroHORCS). Dekker a...
Smokeless tobacco more effective than cigarettes for delivering dangerous carcinogens into the body
PHILADELPHIA It may not be inhaled into the
lungs, but smokeless tobacco exposes users to some of the
same potent carcinogens as cigarettes. In the
August issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prev...
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