U of Minnesota study finds high school teachers influence student views of evolution & creationism
... from both groups said their high school biology class
included evolution and not creationism. Only 1 to ... of non-majors said their high school biology class
covered both evolution and creationism.
Students whose high school biology class
included creationism (with or without evolution) ...
Genetic switch potential key to new class of antibiotics
... in an important step toward the design of a new class
of antibiotics, according to an accelerated ... partner, promises to inform the design of a new class
of antibiotics. The current study clarified for ... preQ1 riboswitch aptamers. The design of a new class
of antibiotics will be based on the specific base ...
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes 2009: Six young researchers recognized for outstanding achievements
... a lasting impact and major contribution. The KPZ class
includes very important and interesting growth ... percolation models and the Eden cluster. The KPZ class
is also closely related to the theory of random ... behaviour for important processes in the KPZ class
and studied the space-time correlation, thus ...
MIT student develops new innovations to selectively kill cancer cells
... two inventions in nanomedicine: a new class
of cancer therapeutics and a new paradigm for ... an elusive goal. Chemotherapies, a common class
of cancer treatments, are intended to kill the ... a low-cost method for hemorrhage detection; a new class
of 'self-assembling' lipid-like peptides with ...
At WPI, some students are learning it's OK to peek
... when peeking at another student's work during class
was a problem. Then again, there was a time when ... can view at their convenience to help prepare for class
or to use as a resource in the lab.
During a ... lab group, on a projection screen for the whole class
to see. "The students like to see how they are ...
Scientists uncover new class of non-protein coding genes in mammals with key functions
... Deaconess Medical Center has uncovered a vast new class
of previously unrecognized mammalian genes that ... the journal Nature , demonstrate that this novel class
of "large intervening non-coding RNAs" or ... it is astounding to realize that there is a huge class
of RNA-based genes that we have almost entirely ...
Study: Excessive use of antiviral drugs could aid deadly flu
... and when the virus developed resistance to a class
of antiviral drugs called adamantanes and how far ... of all of the samples were resistant to that class
of drugs. Different classes of antivirals target ... the virus's ability to resist the oseltamivir class
of drugs to which Tamiflu belongs. These drugs ...
Describing soils: Calibration tool for teaching soil rupture resistance
... and from studies that developed quantitative class
limits. The lower portion of the rupture ... in the instruction of rupture resistance in the class
Seybold has discovered that, in soil ... the finger-force range for rupture resistance class
placement for the last two decades. The ...
Corn researchers discover novel gene shut-off mechanisms
... gene, the plants were unable to produce a major class
of small RNAs, which act to stabilize and protect ... small RNA that is usually "masked" by the major class
of small RNAs produced by RDR2.
Independently ... not been observed before in this plant--an odd class
of small RNAs," Meyers said. "I think it's pretty ...
Groundbreaking discovery may lead to stronger antibiotics
... provides a starting point for a completely novel class
of antibiotics, acting via a different ... have cracked the code required to solve a certain class
of membrane protein structure by using nuclear ... could give us the roadmap to an entirely new class
New book tutors future presidents and public on science behind the headlines
... Aug. 4, is an outgrowth of a popular UC Berkeley class
by the same name taught by Muller since 2000 that ... UC Berkeley's student newspaper, Muller's class
was voted "Best of Berkeley." Muller has received ... thanking him for the Webcasts.
Despite a class
enrollment of 500 students per semester - the ...
A viral cloaking device
... lab has been dedicated to understanding class
1 major histocompatibility complex (MHC) proteins ... its treacherous evolutionary path, HCMV stole a class
1 MHC molecule from its host and modified it for ... UL18 looks almost exactly the same as a true class
The same immune cells that search for ...
Do birds have a good sense of smell?
... of the chicken genome three years ago a new class
of OR genes was found. Now Silke Steiger and her colleagues have shown that this class
of genes seems to be a shared feature of all ... or reptiles. The specific function of this class
of bird-specific OR genes remains unknown.
Persistent man-made chemical pollutants found in deep-sea octopods and squids
... contaminants in nine species of cephalopods, a class
of organisms that includes octopods, squids, ... are important to the diet of cetaceans, a class
of marine mammals which includes whales, dolphins ... to control diseases like malaria.
PCBs are a class
of human-produced compounds used to insulate ...
Compound has potential for new class of AIDS drugs
... patients, which could eventually lead to a new class
of AIDS drugs.
Researchers at the University ... inhibits the protease.
In addition to a new class
of drugs, the compound is key because smaller ... and are absorbed much more easily.
"This new class
of smaller molecules could have better drug ...
Scientists discover small RNAs that regulate gene expression and protect the genome
... knowledge of small RNAs, identifying a brand new class
and clarifying how a known class
acts to regulate gene activity.
It turns out ... some snippets are chosen as regulators.
A New class
Previously, researchers had recognized ...
Impacts of fossil fuels on fish and people
... threat to human health from a ubiquitous class
of air pollutants.
Incardona of the National ... as carcinogenic more than a century ago, but a class
of PAHs with a different structure was ruled out ... ignored. What Incardona learned was that this class
of PAHs, also found in oil, is toxic to the ...
Sidestepping cancer's chaperone
... for the design and production of a novel class
of anticancer agents aimed squarely at that ... While previous research has demonstrated that a class
of proteins known as molecular chaperones promote ... opens the door to the design of a completely new class
of anticancer agents, Altieri explained. It ...
Parasites ready to jump
... if they have not integrated into the genome. Small molecules of RNA (a class
of nucleic acid closely related to the genetic material DNA) play the ... that perform this function were discovered in the fruitfly. A similar class
of molecules has been found in mice.
By means of a process called RNA ...
Common allergy drug reduces obesity and diabetes in mice
... at Harvard Medical School and Joslin Diabetes Center discovered that a class
of immune system cells called regulatory T cells, or Tregs, were abundant ... mice.
Their numbers were inversely correlated with the numbers of a class
of inflammatory immune cells, macrophages, in a sense creating parallel ...
Newly discovered gene fusion may lead to improved prostate cancer diagnosis
... only seen in 5 percent of prostate cancers, is the only one of this fusion class
that is predicted to produce a protein.
This fusion protein may be a ... team used state-of-the-art gene sequencing tools to discover the new class
of gene fusion. Using pair-end digital sequencing of messenger RNA -- the ...
Munich researchers discover new target for tailored antibiotics
... and malaria pathogens -- and that may provide a promising target for a new class
of antibiotics. The researchers present their results in the chemistry ... all life forms synthesize essential natural substances belonging to the class
of terpenes and steroids from the small isoprene building blocks ...
New theory gives more precise estimates of large-scale biodiversity
... relationship showed that the curve has to be tweaked for every class
of organisms and habitat studied.
Harte and colleagues Adam Smith of UC ... sampling along different parts of the curve depending on the habitat or class
Harte, Smith and Storch tested their theory with data ...
'Shock and kill' research gives new hope for HIV-1 eradication
... be achieved using inhibitors of histone deacetylases (HDACs), which are a class
of enzymes that maintain HIV latency. However, their effects on HIV are ... limited number of cellular pathways. Moreover, at non-toxic quantities, class
I HDAC inhibitors were able to induce the 'awakening' of a portion of ...
Simple drug treatment may prevent nicotine-induced SIDS: Study
... A new study has identified a specific class
of pharmaceutical drugs that could be effective in treating babies ... to hypoxia stimulate the cell to release catecholamines. A secondary class
of proteins then acts as a 'brake', ensuring the cells do not over excite ...
Two Central High (Philadelphia) grads honored by AIBS
... to Joseph Felsenstein, Ph.D. Felsenstein is a graduate of the 213th class
of Philadelphia's historic and prestigious Central High School. ... since 1979. Gross graduated from Central High with the 228th graduating class
in 1969. Gross then earned his undergraduate degree in Mathematics at ...
'Disordered' amino acids may really be there to provide wiggle room for signaling protein
... that form the cell's cytoskeleton. NHERF1 is representative of a large class
of proteins with an array of biological roles, including signaling ... domains, but assumes a helical structure, which is highly unusual for this class
As is typical for human proteins, over one third of the ...
UAB professor receives HudsonAlpha Innovation Prize
... sclerosis. "Our studies have contributed to the identification of a new class
of T cells, called Th17 cells, which are now recognized as important ... of autoimmune diseases," said Weaver.
"By understanding how this class
of T cells develops and functions in normal and abnormal immunity, we hope ...
MIT: Making waves in the brain
... per second. "These oscillations are thought to be controlled by a specific class
of inhibitory cells known as fast-spiking interneurons," says Jessica ... interneurons were activated at low frequencies, or when a different class
of neurons was activated.
The authors further showed that these brain ...
NIH funds development of resistance-breaking insecticides to reduce malaria transmission
... and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to continue their promising work on a new class
of resistance-breaking insecticides to reduce malaria transmission.
At ... in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, is striving to develop a new class
of insecticides that will be safe for use on nets and effective against ...
Alzheimer's disease therapeutic prevents long-term damage from TBI in pre-clinical studies
... WASHINGTON, D.C. A class
of Alzheimer's disease drugs currently studied in clinical trials appears ... of Nature Medicine .
They say the results suggest that this class
of drugs could potentially do something no other drug has been able to ...
Low levels of vitamin B12 may increase risk for neural tube defects
... from absorbing sufficient amounts of B12.
Neural tube defects are a class
of birth defects affecting the brain and spinal cord. One type, spina ... before they become pregnant may further reduce the occurrence of this class
of birth defects," Dr. Mills said.
Houseplants increase quality of life for retirement community residents
... participation by 18 residents in a weekly, 2-hour interactive horticulture class
taught by a social horticulturist and a sociologist. The residents were ... Future research will assess longer-term impacts as students from this class
transition into the core group for ongoing development of an outdoor ...
QSGI Integrates Fujitsu Mag EraSURE Data Degausser into its Suite of Information Technology Security Services
... maximize the clients' return on their IT investment.
For enterprise class
hardware in the data center, QSGI offers hardware maintenance services, ... acquisition of Contemporary Computer Services, Inc. (CCSI), an enterprise class
IT services provider with an extensive list of corporate, educational, and ...
Darwin's seminal impact on biology, anthropology, philosophy and psychology
... now, there is a greater chance that Darwin will be taught in a philosophy class
than Immanuel Kant. He produced a shock wave that transformed every aspect ... greater than the Copernican revolution," says Bouchard who teaches a class
on the impact of the theory of evolution on philosophical thought.
While focusing on heart disease, researchers discover new tactic against fatal muscular dystrophy
... at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered that a new class
of experimental drugs for heart failure may also help treat the fatal ... fibers.
Andrew Marks, M.D., the study's leader, hypothesized that a new class
of experimental drugs developed at CUMC which he had designed to plug the ...
Phytoplankton cell membranes challenge fundamentals of biochemistry
... no nutrients at all."
Van Mooy found that cyanobacteria aren't the only class
of plankton building phosphate-free cell membrane lipids. When he and his ... eukaryotic phytoplankton in the Sargasso Sea they found "this whole other class
of substitute lipids, which were betaine molecules. We are the first ...
In India: A search for more effective tuberculosis drugs
... acidsinto long chains. In 2004, Gokhale and his colleagues found a new class
of enzymes that are critical for an early phase of the lipid-building ... acyl-AMP ligases (FAALs), these enzymes tweak fatty acids so that a second class
of enzymes can string them together like bulbs on a strand of Christmas ...
CSHL scientists find a new class of small RNAs and define its function
... Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) announced today the discovery of a new class
of small RNAs. At the same time, they reported that their discovery ... transcripts.
The function of non-PASRs is unclear at the moment. This class
of RNAs "could possibly participate more globally in a bookkeeping or ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Jan. 7, 2009
... effects in relieving pain and inflammation, may be the first in a new class
of bioregulators, according to a study in the December 24, 2008 issue of ... to become increasingly recognized as an animal bioregulator, perhaps in a class
of its own." JS
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