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Next-gen reappraisal of interactions within a cancer-associated protein complex

1/15/2014
KANSAS CITY, MO- At a glance, DNA is a rather simple sequence of A, G, C, T bases, but once it is packaged by histone proteins into an amalgam called chromatin, a more complex picture emerges. Histones, which come in four subtypesH2A, H2B, H3, and H4can either coil DNA into inaccessible silent r... [Comments]Next-gen reappraisal of interactions within a cancer-associated protein complex

Hugging hemes help electrons hop

1/15/2014
RICHLAND, Wash. -- Researchers simulating how certain bacteria run electrical current through tiny molecular wires have discovered a secret Nature uses for electron travel. The results are key to understanding how the bacteria do chemistry in the ground, and will help researchers use them in... [Comments]Hugging hemes help electrons hop

Global warming's biggest offenders

1/15/2014
This news release is available in French . Montreal, January 15, 2014 When it comes to global warming, there are seven big contributors: the United States, China, Russia, Brazil, India, Germany and the United Kingdom. A new study published in Environmental Research Letters reveals that these countries were collectively responsible for more than 60 per cent of pre-2005 global war... [Comments]

Researchers discover that coevolution between humans and bacteria reduces gastric cancer risk

1/15/2014
Hanover, NH - Research carried out in two distinct communities in Colombia illustrates how coevolution between humans and bacteria can affect a person's risk of disease. Working with colleagues in Columbia and the U.S., Scott Williams, PhD, a professor of genetics at the Geisel School of Medi... [Comments]Researchers discover that coevolution between humans and bacteria reduces gastric cancer risk

Trees grow faster and store more carbon as they age

1/15/2014
Trees put on weight faster and faster as they grow older, according to a new study in the journal Nature . The finding that most trees' growth accelerates as they age suggests that large, old trees may play an unexpectedly dynamic role in removing carbon from the atmosphere. Richard Condit,... [Comments]Trees grow faster and store more carbon as they age

Acidification, predators pose double threat to oysters

1/15/2014
The once-booming, now struggling Olympia oyster native to the West Coast could face a double threat from ocean acidification and invasive predators, according to new research from the University of California, Davis' Bodega Marine Laboratory. The work is published Jan. 15 in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B . Invasive snails ate 20 percent more juvenile oysters when both oys... [Comments]

Fast food not the major cause of rising childhood obesity rates

1/15/2014
For several years, many have been quick to attribute rising fast-food consumption as the major factor causing rapid increases in childhood obesity. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill report that fast-food consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor all-day-long dietary habits that originate in children's homes. The study, led by Barry Po... [Comments]

MedNet Solutions Announces Latest Release Of Its Innovative iMedNet EDC eClinical Solution

1/15/2014
MINNETONKA, Minn. , Jan. 15, 2014 MedNet Solutions , a global life sciences technology company specializing in clinical study management systems, is pleased to announce that the latest version of iMedNet™ EDC has been released to the iMedNet user community.  iMedNet EDC provides an exceptionally flexible, intuitive and affordable cloud-based eClinical platf... [Comments]

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Biology Technology

Layered security: Carbon nanotubes promise improved flame-resistant coating

1/15/2014
Using an approach akin to assembling a club sandwich at the nanoscale, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have succeeded in crafting a uniform, multi-walled carbon-nanotube-based coating that greatly reduces the flammability of foam commonly used in upholstered fur... [Comments]Layered security: Carbon nanotubes promise improved flame-resistant coating

A deeper look at interfaces

1/15/2014
"The interface is the device," Nobel laureate Herbert Kroemer famously observed, referring to the remarkable properties to be found at the junctures where layers of different materials meet. In today's burgeoning world of nanotechnology, the interfaces between layers of metal oxides are becoming... [Comments]A deeper look at interfaces

Join the Bill Jacobs Auto blood drive and receive a free oil change

1/15/2014
JOLIET, Ill. , Jan. 15, 2014  Bill Jacobs Automotive, a group of car dealerships headquartered in Joliet , is teaming up with the Heartland Blood Center and offering free oil change coupons for participation in its annual blood drive. The drive takes place Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Bill Jacobs Cadillac and Chevrolet location from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Photo: http://photos.... [Comments]

Pittcon Announces Second Year Partnership With Food Safety Tech

1/15/2014
Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 The Pittcon Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that Innovative Publishing Company, publisher of Food Safety Tech , an e-Journal and producer of Food Labs Conference , has signed an agreement for the second year for the co-location of Food Labs Conference to be held in conjunction with Pittcon 2014. The partnership provides that the regist... [Comments]

Niagara Thermal Products LLC Selected as Critical Supplier for Buffalo BioBlower Air Purification Systems

1/15/2014
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., Jan. 15, 2014   Niagara Thermal Products is proud to announce that it has been selected by Buffalo BioBlower Technologies LLC ("B3") as the critical thermal component supplier in support of its SBIR Phase 2 award from the Army Corps of Engineers.  B3 has developed the only comprehensive air purification system that kills all biological cont... [Comments]

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