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Reactivated gene shrinks tumors

... affected in different ways, but they have started trying to figure it out by identifying the other genes that are activated in each type of tumor when p53 turns back on. The study also revealed that turning on p53 has no damaging effects in normal cells. The researchers had worried that p53 would kill no...

Beyond nature vs. nurture: Williams syndrome across cultures

...tes of Child Health and Human Development has been trying to piece together over the last decade. Led by Bellugi, the researchers are looking to Williams syndrome to provide clues to some of the mysteries of the genetic basis of behavior. Much of the research revolves around the work of molecular geneticist...

Fish can determine their social rank by observation alone, study finds

...heir natural habitat, male cichlids are constantly trying to ascend socially by beating each other up," said study co-author Russell D. Fernald, professor of biological sciences at Stanford. "It would be really valuable for them to know in advance who to pick a fight with." The Nature experiment was desig...

More women students choose engineering -- but not as a career

...sult of their gender, and felt that companies were trying to recruit more females in order to improve their image. Professor Bagilhole said: "A drive to recruit more women into the industry is commendable, but this has had the effect of making them wonder whether they have been employed for their capabilit...

AAAS/EurekAlert! refocus on China with 2007 Fellowships for Science Reporters in Developing Regions

... important place for science, and one key piece of trying to develop a scientific infrastructure is making sure that science journalism is also strong," Turekian said. Winners of the 2007 competition are as follows: Gong Yidong, China Features -- Yidong began science writing only two years ago, but has...

New molecular pathway could reveal how cells stick together

...es, is for $ 1.4 million over five years. "We're trying to figure out how it works in whole flies," Page-McCaw said. "When you take a cell out of the organism it behaves a little bit differently. So while you can work out cell mechanisms in cell culture, then you want to go back and demonstrate their rele...

Radiation degrades nuclear waste-containing materials faster than expected

...orking harder on the waste form before you started trying to engineer the repository or choose the site, you could make billions of dollars worth of savings and improve the overall safety," Farnan said. "At the moment, we have very few methods of understanding how materials behave over the extremely long ...

Fires fuel mercury emissions, University of Michigan study finds

...rop." In a related project, the researchers are trying to identify the sources of the atmospheric mercury that ended up in the forests they studied. Preliminary results suggest that much of it came from mining operations in the western United States. Studies of the sources and fate of mercury pollution...

Genetic variation may reduce Alzheimer's risk

... role needs pursuing, Dr. Perry says. "It helps in trying to fill in the pieces of the puzzle of what is going on in the pathogenesis and different etiologies of the disease, how it may come about." If they are right, the findings could open the doors to treatment approaches that increase fetal hemoglobin ...

In-shell vaccine for chick disease

...roving yields for UK farmers." "We are currently trying to modify the vaccine further, in collaboration with Intervet, to make it suitable for commercial use," said Dr Britton. Professor Julia Goodfellow, Chief Executive of BBSRC, said: "BBSRC research into endemic UK animal disease has the potential to...

Reduced frontal-lobe activity and impulsivity may be linked to alcoholism risk

...tudy on the Genetics of Alcoholism), they are also trying to identify genes associated with impulsivity, and the underlying predisposition involved in disinhibitory disorders, by following young offspring of alcoholics with "risk genes" as they go though the age of risk and respond to their environmental fa...

The G allele of the mu-opioid receptor gene is linked to craving for alcohol

... other words, alcoholics with the G allele who are trying to remain abstinent may have more difficulty than alcoholics without the G allele." The secondary finding of greater other-drug use among individuals in the G-allele group is less conclusive, he said. "The problem is that there are many reasons w...

JDRF forms partnership with MacroGenics

...fingers for blood six or more times per day. While trying to balance insulin doses with their food intake and daily activities, people with this form of diabetes must always be prepared for serious hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemic (high blood sugar) reactions, both of which can be life-limit...

European Union outpaces United States on chemical safety

...ollow the highest regulatory standard, rather than trying to cope with different manufacturing processes for different markets. As a result, if a U.S. company such as Hewlett-Packard or Dell needs to redesign its laptops or substitute chemicals used in production to meet E.U. standards, they are likely to m...

Study finds surfing safer than soccer

... On the other hand, recreational surfers are often trying to catch waves in a dense crowd of surfers of varying abilities," says Nathanson. The authors note that although age and gender had no bearing on the injury rate, wave size and bottom type, independently, were significantly associated with a great ...

Science's breakthrough of the year -- The Poincar Theorem

...al ball. A century later, researchers were still trying to prove the conjecture. In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute named the Poincar Conjecture as one of its million-dollar "Millennium Prize" problems. In 2002, Russian mathematician Grigori Perelman, who had been working mostly incommunicado for s...

Squirrels winning at outwitting trees' survival strategy

...e where the trees and the squirrels are constantly trying to outwit each other," McAdam said. "The trees' strategy to outwit the squirrels has been documented, but now we've documented a counter strike by the squirrels." The study, funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the Natural Sciences a...

Squirrels place winning bet in unpredictable world

...team of researchers found that the trees have been trying to outwit the squirrels by implementing a "swamp and starve" tactic. This is actually an evolutionary strategy by the trees to thwart the animals that eat its seed. In bust years the trees try to starve their seed predators so that in boom years the...

Shotgun sequencing finds nanoorganisms

...uperfund sites in the country. Banfield has been trying to understand how the extremophiles - microbes tha... off another organism," Baker said. Baker now is trying to find the right conditions for these Archaea to thrive in a culture dish. For now, he has dubbed t...

Treatments for urinary infections leave bacteria bald, happy and vulnerable

...th of antibiotic-resistant infections. Instead of trying to wipe out bacteria, researchers in the laborator...S. Pinkner, lab manager for Hultgren. "Rather than trying to kill them, we're working to make them non-pathogenic, so that they will be unable to adhere to or...

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