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Navigating in the ocean of molecules

... chemically-related structures and links them to biological activity, that is, to their potential to bind to ... active agents. Identifying these islands of biological activity in the ocean of all potential compounds ... compounds are very likely to display similar biological activity. "These structurally-based lineages ...

Brain difference in psychopaths identified

... differences in the brain which may provide a biological explanation for psychopathy. The results of their ... (DT-MRI) the researchers have highlighted biological differences in the brain which may underpin these ... (eg rape and murder) and repeat offending, the biological basis of psychopathy remains poorly understood. ...

Sustainable agriculture at the ESA Annual Meeting

... his colleagues conducted a study on the physical, biological and chemical differences between annual wheat ... soil microbe biodiversity The idea of using biological instead of chemical methods to create healthy ... system," Kumar says. "Why shouldn't we focus on biological methods, since the bacteria are already there?" ...

DNA computation gets logical at the Weizmann Institute of Science

... Biomolecular computers, made of DNA and other biological molecules, only exist today in a few specialized ... of Prof. Ehud Shapiro of the Weizmann Institute's biological Chemistry, and Computer Science and Applied ... a flash of green light: Some of the strands had a biological version of a flashlight signal they were ...

Leicester research paves way for first use in Europe of an insect to fight invasive plant

... to a rigorous testing regime. The aim of biological control is not to eradicate the target organism, ... Shaw of CABI, who was contemplating starting a biological Control program for Japanese Knotweed. At a ... application. Two of the basic tenets of biological Control are 1 understand the plants you are ...

New computer simulation helps explain folding in important cellular protein

... and computational biology in solving challenging biological problems," said Xu. Monte Carlo simulationsthe ... startlingly accurate predictions of how biological processes work. In the current paper, the ... "This method is widely applicable to any study of biological systems, such as the folding process of soluble ...

E-Noses: Testing their mettle against fly noses

... air quality they are not as discriminating as biological noses," according to CSIRO scientist, Dr Stephen ... enables us to compare technical sensors with biological sensors. "We looked at how the most common type ... the responses of the MOx sensors were than the biological ones. We also found that the fly bioreceptors ...

Microbes and their hosts -- exploring the complexity of symbiosis in DNA and cell biology

... into how microbial symbionts adapt to changing biological environments. Insights into the diversity and ... bacteria in association with the complex biological environments with which they contend in the ... Jennifer Wernegreen, PhD, from the Marine biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, MA, and Diana Wheeler, ...

New windows opened on cell-to-cell interactions

... Applying biological molecules from cell membranes to the surfaces of ... student Yupeng Kong and Parthasarathy applied biological material -- a thin layer of membrane lipids -- ... simply by the incorporation of molecules from biological membranes. We can tune attraction or repulsion ...

New technique can fast-track better ionic liquids for biomass pre-treatments

... is an intrinsic optical property of biological materials that has often been viewed as a nuisance by scientists trying to image specific biological objects. Living cells contain molecules which ... the fluorophore dyes or markers used to label biological objects of interest. Simmons and Singh have ...

Spontaneous assembly

... insight into how complex periodic patterns in biological systems can be generated and repaired. ... organized and relate spatial organization with biological function." In the PALM technique, target ... network is one of the best-understood of all biological signaling systems and is a model for studying ...

Iron and biological production in the high-latitude North Atlantic

... an unexpected role of iron in regulating biological production in the high-latitude North Atlantic. ... organisms called phytoplankton dominate biological production in the sunlit surface waters of the ... widely assumed that iron supply does not limit biological production of the high-latitude (>50 degrees N) ...

Biological warfare in bacteria offers hope for new antibiotics

... have been awarded 3.3m from the Biotechnology and biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to find out how ... said: "Colicins are the weapon used in the biological warfare that takes place between competing ... Radford of the University of Leeds' Faculty of biological Sciences. The five year programme of research ...

New e-science service could accelerate cancer research

... to discover, annotate, register and use biological web-based services. Biocatalogue.org already has around 1,000 biological Web Services and more and more will be ... project is been funded by the Biotechnology and biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). ...

Can a new implant coating technique create a new six million dollar man?

... and morphology of our new coatings resemble biological material," explains Prof. Eliaz. "We've been able ... It will also have the potential to incorporate biological material or drugs during the process itself. "We can incorporate biological materials" because the electrochemical process ...

Computers aid in cracking deception in plants

... with computer scientists to help uncover biological forms of deception, known as molecular mimicry. "Molecular mimicry is a biological mechanism that a pathogen, such as a bacterium, ... encourage them to consider careers in either the biological or computer sciences. "This project provides ...

Research explores interactions between nanomaterials, biological systems

... that allow them to undergo interactions with biological molecules and bioprocesses. "What we have ... of ways in which nanomaterials interface with biological systems and presents a roadmap of the physical ... nano-bio interface. A better understanding of the biological impact, combined with appropriate stewardship, ...

The straight poop on counting tigers

... appears in the June 16th edition of the journal biological Conservation . Authors of the study include: Samrat Mondol of the National Centre for biological Sciences; K. Ullas Karanth, N. Samba Kumar, and ... Uma Ramakrishnan, also of the National Centre for biological Sciences. "This study is a breakthrough in the ...

An easy way to find a needle in a haystack by removing the haystack

... to measure a large number of metabolites in biological samples, opening doors for targeted and ... new MAILD method allows measurements from diverse biological and medical materials. Apart from plant and ... could develop into a fast method for medical and biological diagnostics. [JWK] ...

Nanocrystals reveal activity within cells

... component and tracking it through a typical biological environment is fraught with issues: the probe can ... time," said Bruce Cohen, a staff scientist in the biological Nanostructures Facility at Berkeley Lab's ... struck by a continuous wave, near-infrared laser. biological tissues are more transparent to near-infrared ...

NIH funds $9.5 million for research on HIV and the human innate immune system

... professor and chair of the Department of biological Sciences at the dental school, a team of 22 ... Dental Medicine's Richard Jurevic, Department of biological Sciences. Weinberg and colleagues will ... Santosh Ghosh, postdoctoral fellow, Department of biological Sciences in the dental school, the group has ...

Studies shed light on collapse of coral reefs

... that of humans, have sophisticated systems of biological communication that are being stressed by global ... form for 250 million years, disruptions in these biological and communication systems are the underlying ... process, Weis said, is not unlike some of the biological processes found in humans and other animals. One ...

Two Central High (Philadelphia) grads honored by AIBS

... DC. Each year the American Institute of biological Sciences (AIBS) recognizes eminent individuals or groups for outstanding contributions to the biological sciences. Since 1972, AIBS has presented the ... made significant scientific contributions to the biological sciences, particularly in the fields of ...

Swiss Initiative in Systems Biology launches new projects

... (SIB). Systems Biology aims to explain biological regulation at a cellular, tissue, organ, or whole ... systems as a whole. To do this effectively, biological data needs to be collected, interpreted, and ... The development of computer simulations of entire biological systems based on mathematical models is equally ...

UCSD researchers make first direct observations of biological particles in high-altitude ice clouds

... when it made the first-ever direct detection of biological particles within ice clouds. The team, led by ... were made up almost entirely of either dust or biological particles such as bacteria, fungal spores and ... that both mineral dust, and, surprisingly, biological particles play a major role in the formation of ...

AIBS recognizes diversity in the biological sciences

... Washington, DC. The American Institute of biological Sciences (AIBS) is committed to increasing participation in the biological sciences of individuals from traditionally ... dedicated to broadening participation in the biological sciences. The AIBS Board of Directors and Awards ...

Progress toward artificial tissue?

... mechanical properties closely resemble those of biological soft tissues. As reported in the journal ... -- which are usually very fragile. Because many biological tissues are regularly subjected to intense ... resemble the collagen fiber networks of the biological extracellular matrix. They can also be knotted, ...

Milestone in live microscopy focus of $2 million NIH grant

... first electron microscope capable of filming live biological processes has been awarded a $2 million grant ... enabling scientists to observe and record biological processes at the molecular level. "A ... cancer, bacterial or viral infections, and basic biological processes," said the research team's leader, ...

Older men more likely than women to die after pneumonia

... PITTSBURGH, April 29 Differing biological response to infection between men and women may ... knowledge, this is the largest study comparing biological response to infection between men and women. Our ... "More studies will be needed to determine why the biological response differs between men and women," said Dr. ...

Nanoneedle is small in size, but huge in applications

... delivery is a powerful new tool for studying biological processes and biophysical properties at the ... mechanism by which we can quantitatively examine biological processes occurring within a cell's nucleus or ... may make feasible numerous new strategies for biological studies at the single-molecule level, which would ...

Symposia selected for Entomological Society of America meeting

... Pest Control: Social, Political, Legal, and biological Challenges of Detection, Quarantine, and ... Challenges on the Use of Arthropods in Inundative biological Control Programs Developing Effective ... of Molecular and Biochemical Methods for biological Control Research Advances in the Use of IPM ...

Open access advocate Philip E. Bourne to receive 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award

... in bioinformatics and promote open access to biological information, the organization's annual award ... users. Bourne's research focus is on relevant biological and educational outcomes derived from ... text mining, machine learning, meta-languages, biological databases, and visualization to advance discovery ...

A biological basis for the 8-hour workday?

... School of Medicine and the Salk Institute for biological Studies found that some genes are switched on ... in five other tissues. "There is an obvious biological basis to a 12-hour rhythm," Hogenesch says. "The ... me there is the possibility that there could be a biological basis to an 8-hour cycle." Parallel ...

Regulation of cell proliferation by the OGF-OGFr axis is dependent on nuclear localization signals

... pathogenesis of diseases related to this native biological system, but to the development of new agents that ... Dr. McLaughlin states: "Given the extraordinary biological control of the cell cycle by the OGF-OGFr axis, ... pathogenesis of diseases related to this native biological system, as well as to development of new agents ...

$10 million Simons Foundation gift supports new initiative with Institute for Advanced Study

... quantitative and theoretical approaches to biological problems. To develop interactions and ... Study, will open new doors to studying complex biological problems," says Paul Nurse, Rockefeller ... is interested in the quantitative description of biological systems, both on cellular and population levels. ...

New hope for advances in treating malaria

... Dr Glenn McConkey, from Leeds' Faculty of biological Sciences: "Without this enzyme, Plasmodium ... to the human host. In effect we are exploiting a biological difference, and this will allow us to develop ... This project highlights the benefits of combining biological and chemistry disciplines." Dr McConkey says ...

Representative Hinchey receives award for support of science

... sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Nearly 30 biological and agricultural scientists from universities ... at a Capitol Hill reception this evening. The biological and Ecological Sciences Coalition (BESC) supports ... goal of increasing the nation's investment in the biological sciences across all federal agencies, including ...

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 8, 2009

... Their study, which addresses a long-standing biological mystery, appears in ACS' Journal of Proteome ... process involves phosphorylation. That common biological modification causes cellular activities to be ... CONTACT: John R. Barr, Ph.D. Chief, biological Mass Spectrometry Centers for Disease Control ...

Towards a natural pacemaker

... pulse rate and a limited life. Could a permanent biological solution be possible? Richard Robinson and ... heart rate and pave the way for new genetic biological pacemakers to be developed. Dr Robinson ... "will facilitate the development of practical biological pacemakers by allowing more complete and rapid ...

Field stations foster serendipitous discoveries in environmental, biological sciences

... North America's biological field stations have long been home to a rich ... places for serendipitous discoveries in the biological and environmental sciences. In a paper ... in one of our greatest treasures--America's biological field stations," said William Michener, a ...
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