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Study in Royal Society journals presents evidence for inherited factors in homosexuality
...e have resulted in a lack of selective forces that would
otherwise be expected to maintain high level of variation. Contact: Dr Jennifer Seddon, School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia Quantitative evolutionary genomics: differential gene expression and male re...
Technique for genetically modifying blood stem cells brings cure for blood diseases closer
...kelihood that sufficient quantities of the protein would
be made. By minimizing the number of copies of a t...researchers can reduce the chance that one of them would
inadvertently insert itself into the middle of a normal gene on a chromosome and disrupt it. "Wh...
Where in the brain decisions are made
...ent, meanwhile, was asked to select an option that would
prevent the reward, and the researchers could vary...ets to receive sips of water. The computer program would
analyze their responses and vary the parameters to elicit the same strategy. The researchers determi...
Award-winning INEEL probe to help safely monitor hazardous waste sites
...sts to monitor landfill perimeters, but scientists would
prefer to keep an eye on contaminants long before they leave the area. Now with a new underground probing system from the Department of Energy's Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, scientists can safely and more accurately sample...
INEEL uses extremophile bacteria to ease bleaching's environmental cost
...d for their love of extreme living conditions that would
snuff out most living creatures. But when she examined the bacteria, Thompson quickly recognized its potential. "We purified the enzyme, and it was robust, hardy, and stable," she says. In fact, the T. brockianus enzyme has been the only catalase to...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...strategy is predicted to be safe and efficient and would
result in long-lasting protection against heterologous strains of the virus." ...
Johns Hopkins team wins British biotech business plan competition
...e of an automated device to image the retina which would
allow primary care physicians to diagnose potentially blinding diseases before patients lose their sight. "Our team found the workshop and competition offered a fun platform to learn basic business planning and were very effective in conveying the...
Flies have morning and evening clocks
...orized that if dual circadian clocks existed, they would
likely occupy different anatomical positions in the fly brain. They knew that the flies' circadian-clock neurons included one distinctive cluster called the ventral lateral neurons and another called the dorsal lateral neurons. The ventral lateral ne...
Plastic surgeons perform first entire face reconstruction
...thick skin, with its own unique blood supply, that would
allow for microvascular tissue transfer. Surgeons...ith extra tissue to create a nose, which otherwise would
require a separate surgery. The team closed the donor site on the back without requiring skin grafts...
Experimental drug prevents vaginal simian HIV transmission in monkeys Science study says
...s. It is not clear what PSC-RANTES concentration would
be needed to block HIV infections in humans -- if research were to progress that far. The concentration that prevented infection in all five monkeys is far greater than the concentrations sufficient to block infection in cells grown in the laboratory...
Muscling in on a deadly cancer
... new cancers in the United States this year, 9,200 would
occur in children age 14 or younger, and 313 of those would
be rhabdomyosarcomas. The American Cancer Society says 78 percent of children with c...
A new culprit in depression?
...study brains that had no complicating factors that would
have changed their mRNA levels at death. The analy...ressed individuals and presumably, correcting that would
be part of how you can make them better," says Akil, who is co-director of the U-M Mental Health Res...
NHGRI seeks next generation of sequencing technologies
...encing a mammalian-sized genome to $100,000, which would
enable researchers to sequence the genomes of hund...f whole-genome sequencing to $1,000 or less, which would
enable the sequencing of individual genomes as part of medical care. The ability to sequence each pe...
Amphibians in dramatic decline; Up to 122 extinct since 1980
...ty engagement and protection of freshwater systems would
enhance amphibians' chances of survival. "Since most amphibians depend on freshwater and feel the effects of pollution before many other forms of life, including humans, their rapid decline tells us that one of Earth's most critical life support ...
First-ever Texan/German symposium opens doors
... future joint research program with the MPI-P that would
involve new research directions in polymer materials, future grant submissions and perhaps a joint doctoral program," Advincula said. "Knoll's group is very strong in macromolecular assemblies and biophysics, and we hope to gain more interaction in ...
Study identifies target for preventing sexual transmission of HIV
...ed to test the hypothesis that blocking CCR5 alone would
be sufficient to protect rhesus macaques from vaginal challenge with a virus like HIV. A natural immune messenger (chemokine) called RANTES can bind to CCR5 and by binding, forces the cell to internalize the CCR5 receptor so HIV cannot bind to it. W...
Using fruitflies to examine alcohol tolerance
...ssay for acute functional tolerance in flies, they would
then have a complete set of behavioral assays in parallel to those who work with rodents," said Crabbe. "Then, given the spectacular power of fly genetics, they could analyze the genetic contributions to these three types of tolerance with a thoroug...
Identifying genes that contribute to a low level of response to alcohol
...gs or between parents and their offspring than you would
expect from the random population, which directly ...es that contribute to level of response to alcohol would
help to put together the whole puzzle, but right now we don't have enough pieces in our hands." Schu...
Pushing the envelope to overcome HIV drug resistance
...t is essential to the replication of the virus. It would
seem as though mutations occurring in the protease...prevent drug binding and result in drug resistance would
also prevent normal substrate binding, and thus compensatory changes in the substrate would
Mini-Mouse is a bad mom
... they didn't expect that knocking out the receptor would
have such broad effects. "TR4 is a master regulator that binds to other genes and turns on or blocks other genes," Chang says. "Now we know that it plays an important role in growth, development, and reproduction as well." In addition t...
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