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Diatom genome reveals key role in biosphere's carbon cycle
... single-cell microbe, engulfed what scientists say was
likely a kind of red alga. The two became one organism, an arrangement called endosymbiosis, and swapped some genetic material to create a new hybrid genome. "This project helps illustrate the amazing diversity of life on our planet," Armbrust says...
Time running out for South Asian vultures, ecologists warn
...ofenac poisoning is close to that expected if this was
the sole cause of the declines. Dr Rhys Green of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the University of Cambridge, the lead author of the new paper, said: "Our study indicates that diclofenac poisoning is the main cause - possibly the on...
Studying the chemistry of drugs in wastewater
...meeting last month, where NIST chemist Mary Bedner was
one of several presenters. Among the concerns is possible damage to the environment, animals or people from bioactive compounds. NIST chemists selected four pharmaceuticals sometimes found in the environment, studied their reactions with chlorine ove...
New therapy for specific form of leukemia
...ion of Anne Hagemeijer, noticed that the ABL1 gene was
present in greater quantities in the white blood cells of 6% of the T-ALL patients. The genetic code of ABL1 is at chromosome 9. Through a flaw at the ABL1 gene, a piece of DNA is split off and 'takes on a life of its own' as it were. This fragment c...
US researchers show cottonseed drug is cancer treatment booster
... and animal data the (-)-gossypol form of the drug was
likely to be more active than the same doses of na...atment caused by high levels of Bcl-2/xL. Gossypol was
researched as a male contraceptive in China as long ago as 1929 although the results were not publis...
Yearling horse auction to benefit equine research
...ired by Ball's Bluff, a stallion at the center who was
named Virginia's leading sprint sire based on earn...620,000. For example, recently Bluffie Slew, which was
sold at a previous auction, a filly by Ball's Bluff out of Our Lady Slew, was
first in the Brookmead...
Commandeering cellular machinery: recognition mechanism to detect small molecules
...r application with other small molecules. The work was
sponsored by the Research Corporation, the Seaver ... acids that make up the receptor pocket. The goal was
to create a library containing 32,768 different variations in the hope of creating and then finding...
National Science Foundation awards $2 million grant to UC Riverside
...C Riverside recently. The first, for $1.5 million, was
to help monitor the unintended spread of engineered crop genes....
Amgen investigational therapy, AMG 162, increased bone mineral density with twice yearly injection
...nnual Meeting in Seattle. This double blind trial was
designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of AM... radius, and total body. In this trial, AMG 162 was
well tolerated. The most common adverse event in any of the treatment groups was
dyspepsia (4 perce...
College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work
... grand prizewinner of the 2004 competition. Sahin was
still an undergraduate when he first thought about the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), an instrument capable of taking pictures of individual atoms and used by a wide range of researchers, from people designing cutting-edge computer chips to biologist...
Of lice and men
...Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) in Europe, it was
suspicious that our contact with them immediately ...y tree of humans and their primate ancestors. That was
consistent with the well-known phenomenon that any single species or lineage of lice (like other par...
Endangered frogs coexist with fungus once thought fatal
...abitat loss is the likely culprit but, in 1996, it was
suggested that some unknown disease had spread thr... 1998, the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis was
identified from sick and dead frogs and, since then, several lines of laboratory based evidence have...
Columbia University scientist wins 2004 Nobel Prize
...arifying how the olfactory system works. Dr. Buck was
a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia when she and Dr....a University Medical Center his entire career, and was
an undergraduate at Columbia College. Axel and Buck join a group of 70 notable Columbians whose...
A treatment, not a cure: Calcium silicate neutralizes an acidic stream
...lcium silicate, on an acidic stream. The research was
performed at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest...e Adirondacks and manufactured into a pellet form, was
manually applied to the study stream. Pellets were added to 50-meters of the 910-meter stream, inclu...
Fungus knocks a frog down but not out, raising questions about amphibian declines
...ve percent of the original population. The decline was
not directly observed, but the remaining populatio...yet another species in the area, Litoria lesueuri, was
apparently completely unaffected by the fungus, despite a high rate of infection in that species. T...
HHMI researchers Richard Axel and Linda Buck win 2004 Nobel Prize
...hat the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was
awarded to Richard Axel , an HHMI investigator at...aled odorant molecules. In 1991 Axel and Buck--who was
then a postdoctoral fellow in Axel's lab--discovered a family of genes that encode the odorant recep...
How roots control plant shoots
...uld inhibit growth, Sieburth says. The new study was
published in the Oct. 5 issue of the journal Curre...flat leaves, then started making a third leaf that was
small and abnormally shaped. Van Norman noticed that happened just as new roots started to grow from...
Research team develops nonhuman primate model of smallpox infection
...sease in monkeys. Smallpox, a devastating disease, was
eradicated in 1979 through the efforts of the Worl...variola research be conducted, and a research plan was
approved by the WHO to develop an animal model of the disease. Peter B. Jahrling of the U.S. Army M...
Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures
...ease. Establishment of the four centers this month was
an important step in the National Institutes of Health Roadmap, a series of far-reaching initiatives designed to transform the nation's medical research capabilities and speed the transfer of research discoveries from the benchtop to the bedside. "T...
Daphne Koller named MacArthur Fellow
... followed by a doctorate (1993) from Stanford. She was
a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California-Berkeley from 1993 to 1995, after which she joined the Stanford Department of Computer Science as an assistant professor. In 2001, she earned her associate professorship. Her work has appeared in ...
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