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DNA template could explain evolutionary shifts

... DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) exists as two complementary strands that remain together because of the ... in the strand as a template and makes a strand of complementary DNA to pair to it. Again, the code is A to T and ... process is continuous. On the lagging strand, the complementary strand is made in short, separated segments by a ...

3 Woods Hole scientific institutions forge alliance to address societal issues

... educational collaborations that capitalize on the complementary strengths of the institutions in areas of mutual ... "The missions of the MBL, WHOI, and WHRC are complementary and synergistic," he said. "This unique and ... in those areas where our research interests are complementary or overlap," he said. "This formal agreement ...

Covering the bases: Quantum effect may hold promise for low-cost DNA sequencing, sensor applications

... exploits these sensitive instruments to identify complementary DNA base pairs, evaluating the hydrogen bonds ... nucleotide and brought in contact with its complementary mateembedded in the substrate, the hydrogen bonds ... the fact that the strength of the glue fastening complementary bases differs for A-T and C-G pairs. While two ...

Researchers first to 'see' reactive oxygen species in vital enzyme

... the crystallized flavoprotein, two different but complementary sets of information are received. This allows the ... Orville is installing additional complementary techniques at the NSLS. Planning also is underway for several beamlines with multiple complementary techniques at the National Synchrotron Light ...

Copy number variation may stem from replication misstep

... DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) exists as two complementary strands that remain together because of the ... a template and makes a strand (leading strand) of complementary DNA to pair to it. Again, the code is A to T and ... On the other strand that comprises the fork, the complementary strand (lagging strand) is made in short, ...

Liquid crystal phases of tiny DNA molecules point up new scenario for first life on Earth

... specific bases on a second chain. Matching, or complementary base sequences enable the chains to pair up and ... segment as short as six bases, when paired with a complementary segment that together measured just two ... tests by the team involved mixed solutions of complementary and noncomplementary DNA segments, said Clark. ...

A new way to assemble cells into 3-D microtissues

... DNA only 20 bases long, and the surfaces of another group with the complementary DNA strand. When a cell from one group meets its counterpart, the single ... such as cytosine and adenine ... on one strand, which binds to a complementary repeating sequence of thymine and guanine ... on the other, up to ...

UC San Diego and Genentech scientists develop potentially disruptive antibody sequencing technology

... which can take weeks or even months The technique is also faster than the complementary DNA (cDNA) sequencing approach commonly used in many laboratories. ... R. Lill. Shotgun protein sequencing will be particularly useful when complementary DNA (cDNA) or the original cell line is not available, or if there is a ...

Brookhaven scientists take off for southeastern Pacific climate study

... and poorly represented in global climate models, collecting real-time, complementary data from a variety of areas will go a long way toward improving ... by research groups from Chile, Sweden, and the United States with conduct complementary sampling studies in the coastal region of Chile south of Santiago. "We ...

Scientists identify novel inhibitor of human microRNA

... The team designed an assay that contained the DNA binding sequence complementary to miR-21, bound to luciferase, the protein fireflies use to create light. ... protein production, when miR-21 is functioning normally, it binds with the complementary sequence and inhibits the translation of luciferase, thus reducing the ...

Caltech scientists create DNA tubes with programmable sizes for nanoscale manufacturing

... material for self-assembling molecular structures and devices because two complementary DNA strands can automatically recognize and bind with each other. DNA has ... 42 bases long and contains four modular binding sites. By pairing up the complementary binding sites, these single-stranded tiles bind with each other in a ...

MIT reports new twist in microRNA biology

... a mold used to cast a metal tool can also serve as a tool itself, with two complementary shapes each showing distinct functional roles. Professor Manolis Kellis ... relatively simple hairpin structures, with two stretches of near-perfect complementary sequence folding back onto each other. One of the two 'arms' of a hairpin ...

Study of African traditional medicine will begin world-first clinical trial

... be funded by a $4.4 million, 4-year grant from the National Center for complementary and Alternative Medicines (NCCAM), a division of the National Institutes ... Health. The American and South African citzens have strong interests in complementary and alternative medicine practices, but little is known of their safety ...

Luxembourg joins EMBL

... return Luxembourg will contribute to EMBL's various activities bringing in complementary strengths and technical expertise." Through its membership Luxembourg ... sciences in the past years. Its overlapping research interests and its complementary expertise make it a very valuable addition to EMBL." ...

New cancer drug delivery system is effective and reversible

... the aptamers and the liposome." Another advantage of using aptamers as targeting agents is that they are easily disabled. They readily bind to complementary DNA, which prevents them from interacting with cell receptors. The new approach will be useful for many applications, Wong said. "What we're ...

Plankton Power and RTDC announce proposed algae-to-biofuels pilot facility on Cape Cod

... Chief Academic and Scientific Officer of MBL, in a joint statement. "We look forward to applying our institutions' collective expertise and complementary strengths in the ecology and biochemistry of marine algae to support the establishment and production of algae-powered energy on the Cape." ...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

... in neuropsychopharmacology and related areas. ECNP serves as a unique and remarkably broad interdisciplinary platform, which strongly emphasises the complementary nature of research at the bench and at the bedside or clinic. This so-called translational research is target-oriented, promoting the development of ...

Sustainable bioenergy project has global launch

... undertaken within a largely business-as-usual context. In particular, none have explored in any detail on a global scale what could be achieved via complementary changes fostering graceful coexistence of food and biofuel production." The second stage of the project will address whether it is physically ...

Gene expression findings a step toward better classification and treatment of juvenile arthritis

... while minimizing the risks. "In pediatric rheumatology, we are at the early stages of improving our classification system for JIA. We expect that complementary studies designed to uncover the genetic differences that contribute to susceptibility will confirm the presence of several JIA subtypes, and add ...

New biomarker method could increase the number of diagnostic tests for cancer

... "Our work demonstrates that this technology has the potential to transform how candidate protein biomarkers are evaluated. SID-MRM-MS, combined with complementary techniques, could provide the critical filter to assess protein candidate performance without the immediate need for other detection or ...

Structural biology scores with protein snapshot

... all pharmaceuticals. Sanders is collaborating with other Vanderbilt investigators to tackle G protein-coupled receptor structure using both NMR and a complementary structural approach, X-ray crystallography. DAGK may be a therapeutic target for certain types of bacterial infections. It is a virulence factor in ...

Supply Chain Council Partners With APICS The Association for Operations Management

... deepen the skills sets of supply chain and operations management professionals." SCC Executive Director Joseph Francis added, "APICS and SCC offer complementary products. APICS education and training programs provide a foundation for the supply chain improvement activities that SCC promotes. We are excited ...

Supply Chain Council Partners With APICS The Association for Operations Management

... deepen the skills sets of supply chain and operations management professionals." SCC Executive Director Joseph Francis added, "APICS and SCC offer complementary products. APICS education and training programs provide a foundation for the supply chain improvement activities that SCC promotes. We are excited ...

Scripps studies offer new picture of Lake Tahoe's earthquake potential

... the sedimentary layers that blanket the floor of Lake Tahoe, laying the groundwork for more detailed fault studies that continue today. In a complementary paper, published in the April issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA), Scripps graduate student Danny Brothers ...

Uncooperative voltage sensors

... close the channel by itself." In his conclusion, Horn explains that the technique employed by Gagnon and Bezanilla, in addition to other recent complementary techniques, "promises to unmask some of the previously inscrutable features of the allosteric communication among entwined Kv subunits and between ...

Details of bacterial 'injection' system revealed

... electron microscopy (TEM), the scientists have now revealed new details of the "needle complex" structure. "STEM and the other techniques work in complementary ways," said Wall, who designed and runs the STEM facility at Brookhaven Lab. By itself, STEM cannot reveal a structure, but it gives very accurate ...

Laughing hyenas, wailing levees, the sound of cheese and blaring bagpipes

... invited to cover the upcoming meeting either onsite in Portland or online through the meeting's World Wide Press Room. Information on how to obtain complementary journalist registration can be found at the end of the release. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 157th ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY MEETING: Wimps Hear Dangerous ...

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

... a joint initiative in biology supported by a $10 million gift from The Simons Foundation, it was announced today. The initiative, which builds on the complementary strengths of the Institute and the University, will involve biologists, mathematicians, physicists and computer scientists exploring quantitative and ...

Nine Additional Virginia Law Enforcement Agencies Deploy BIO-key(R) and DaPro Systems Solution

... new computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and records management system (RMS) from DaProSystems. The JMU Police award also includes PocketCop(R), BIO-key's complementary mobile data solution that runs on BlackBerry smartphones and other handhelds. The first of the new agencies to deploy mobile data was the ...

Plant gene mapping may lead to better biofuel production

... genes on the genome," Liu said. In this unique organization, the paired genes (sequences of DNA) produce protein-encoding segments (RNAs) that are complementary to one another meaning the two RNA strands would stick to each other like highly specific Velcro. That would prevent the RNA from building its ...

Early administration of antiretroviral therapy can improve survival

... serves not only for clinical-epidemiologic research but also for the planning and assessment of services relating to this disease and as a source of complementary information for monitoring important aspects such as delayed diagnosis, resistance and new mortality patterns in these patients. ...

Altered gene can increase risk of schizophrenia

... Bonnie Firestein, a professor in Rutgers' Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, though not an author on the AJP paper, is conducting complementary research. She is investigating the consequences of increased expression of the NOS1AP gene. Firestein is looking at this gene in cells in culture and ...

Nine Additional Virginia Law Enforcement Agencies Deploy BIO-key(R) and DaPro Systems Solution

... new computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and records management system (RMS) from DaProSystems. The JMU Police award also includes PocketCop(R), BIO-key's complementary mobile data solution that runs on BlackBerry smartphones and other handhelds. The first of the new agencies to deploy mobile data was the ...

ADA releases updated position statement on functional foods

... director of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science at the University of California Davis; and Amy C. Brown, PhD, RD, Department of complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine. The paper includes definitions of the term as used in ...

April 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... GSA TODAY focuses on the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event. Highlights are provided below. Representatives of the media may obtain complementary copies of articles by contacting Christa Stratton at cstratton@geosociety.org . Please discuss articles of interest with the authors before ...

New approach discovered to lowering triglycerides

... the Linus Pauling Institute, was a co-author on this study. The work was supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Center for complementary and Alternative Medicine. "We believe that a novel means of controlling triglyceridemia in this animal model has been revealed," researchers wrote ...

Nanyang Technological University and University of California, Berkeley pursue research alliance

... leads in cross-disciplinary research including in the area of bioengineering and clean energy. "We are excited to work with Berkeley to tap complementary capabilities in the defined topical areas to achieve new peaks in research excellence," said Dr Su. "I am confident our collaboration will ...

Mount Sinai Hospital researcher makes stem cell breakthrough

... Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Dr. Kaji's findings are also published in the March 1, 2009 issue of Nature. The two papers are highly complementary and further extend Nagy's findings. "I was very excited when I found stem cell-like cells in my culture dishes. Nobody, including me, thought it ...

Autism Speaks funds $5 million to studies on genetic and environmental risk factors for autism

... possible diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This funding, made possible by an anonymous donation to Autism Speaks, is expanding two complementary multi-site, network studies both Autism Centers of Excellence funded through the National Institute of Health. The funding for this project ...

Queen's University Belfast improves Malaysian public health

... Gregson said: "Queen's is honoured to partner the University of Malaya in this major Centre. It is an international partnership that brings together complementary skills from Queen's UK National Centre of Excellence in Public Health and builds on Queen's links with the US National Cancer Institute. "This ...
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