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
"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
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
"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 ...
... insight into how complex periodic patterns in biological
systems can be generated and repaired.
... organized and relate spatial organization with biological
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
The five year programme of research ...
New e-science service could accelerate cancer research
... to discover, annotate, register and use biological
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
"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
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
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
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
Developing Effective ... of Molecular and Biochemical Methods for biological
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."
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
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.
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 ...
John R. Barr, Ph.D.
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 ...