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After dinosaurs, mammals rise but their genomes get smaller

... and non-mammalian genomes. Transposable elements often lose their functionality soon after ... In the human genome, for example, transposable elements constitute as much as 45 percent of an ... a bulge in age distribution of transposable elements in humans and mouse." Left enough time, Lynch ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- June 17, 2009

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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 3, 2009

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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 20, 2009

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G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation funds purchase of state-of-the-art equipment for UM's Rosenstiel School

... and chemical samples required to analyze trace elements and isotopes that unlock the historic climate ... division, the group studies isotopes and trace elements on a global scale, including extensive research ... fossils; concentrations of iron and other trace elements in seawater; and how organisms utilize these ...

Learning how the pieces responsible for interpreting the human genome work

... There are few indications on where the functional elements are found in this manual. To explain how we ... the consortium of the encyclopaedia of DNA elements -, the largest international study being performed today on discovering the functional elements of the human genome. In 2007, ENCODE provided the ...

Simplicity is crucial to design optimization at nanoscale

... that by rearranging the same number of nanoscale elements into hierarchies, the performance of a material ... Cranford ran similar tests using more than 16,000 elements instead of eight. They found that 98 percent of ... That analysis shows that random arrangements of elements typically lead to inferior performance, and may ...

CSHL scientists find a new class of small RNAs and define its function

... how collaborative projects can reveal functional elements and mechanisms embodied in the genome that have ... territory. To define the full set of genomic elements that perform functions in living cells and to ... of the genome and learn how various functional elements in the genome impact the production of proteins, ...

New research shows how gene function drives natural selection in important class of genetic elements

... pattern that could derive from the effect of the elements on the host genome, or the effect of host ... Baucom said. "Our expectation was that if the elements are adapting to the host genome, we should see ... a long time that the insertion of transposable elements can harm the host, but few studies have been done ...

From sheet metal elements to host cells: DFG launches 10 new collaborative research centers

... a range of optimisation options for sheet metal elements is the aim of the new Collaborative Research ... main heading of "Manufacturing Complex Functional elements using Fine Gauge Sheet Secondary Forming elements Sheet Metal Mass Forming" the scientists ...

Mapping a clan of mobile selfish genes

... at Emory University School of Medicine. "These elements pose a major threat to our genetic information, ... about the future health of individuals." Alu elements get their name because they usually include the ... Geneticists have already identified over 40 Alu elements that interrupt genes and cause human diseases, ...

Discovery of a mechanism that regulates cell movement

... inside the cell and the identification of the elements that regulate this transport. During the ... induced or blocked cell movement by modifying the elements that control the trafficking of adhesive protein ... contexts. However, in addition, fundamental elements of the mechanism may show a dysfunction in ...

Genome sequence of small marine creature sheds light on vertebrate origins

... genome for specific genes, gene families, and DNA elements that could shed light on chordate biology and ... and colleagues identified several DNA regulatory elements conserved between amphioxus and humans. Three conserved elements from two human paralogs and a single amphioxus ...

A study reveals how cells communicate to activate the cell division machinery

... cascade and the interaction between the molecular elements that regulate proliferation for the correct ... taking into account how the distinct molecular elements are integrated. Notch and Wnt/Wingless play a ... that knowledge about the underlying regulatory elements is crucial to understand how a certain function ...

Researchers bridge the 'terahertz gap' with new tunable metamaterial

... materials in critical regions of tiny elements in this case metallic split-ring resonators ... metamaterial its own unique properties beyond the elements of the actual materials in use. Within the ... fixed based on the geometry and dimensions of the elements comprising the metamaterial composite. The team ...

Kansas state flower receives scientific attention

... of a typically inactive class of transposable elements of DNA, called long terminal repeat retrotransposons. "These elements are DNA sequences related to infectious ... our understanding of the role of these genetic elements in organism evolution. During the course of ...

Tipping elements in the Earth's climate system

... of nine potential tipping elements. These tipping elements are ranked as the most policy-relevant and ... Sheet are regarded as the most sensitive tipping elements with the smallest uncertainty. Scientists expect ... and the West African monsoon. These tipping elements are candidates for surprising society by ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Jan. 16, 2008

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American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Jan. 9, 2008

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American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Jan. 2, 2008

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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 19, 2007

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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 12, 2007

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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 5, 2007

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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 28, 2007

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Researchers expand efforts to explore functional landscape of the human genome

... next four years to expand the ENCyclopedia Of DNA elements (ENCODE) project, which in its pilot phase ... to build a parts list of biologically functional elements in the human genome, said NHGRI Director Francis ... exists about where these other functional elements are located and how they work. The ENCODE project ...

The sea ice is getting thinner

... contamination free sample collection of trace elements for the first time due to its high effectiveness. ... Ocean Observing System) and GEOTRACES (Trace elements in the Arctic). At the same time, a large ... samples from the sea floor as well as trace elements will be taken. Zooplankton are at the base of ...

Ultraconserved elements in the genome: Are they indispensable?

... demonstrate the vital role these ultraconserved elements play by showing what happens when they are ... that the mice we created with the ultraconserved elements deleted are normal, we can confidently conclude that the presence of the ultraconserved elements are not required for the viability of the ...

Selexis Announces Advanced Approach to Maximize Power of Genetic Elements for Rapid Development of High Performance Cell Lines

... identification of novel high-performance Genetic elements also known as matrix attachment regions (or ... researchers computed putative novel genetic elements from the human genome and confirmed through ... introduction of a new class of Selexis Genetic elements later this year. These ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007

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Parasites ready to jump

... Transposons are mobile genetic elements found in the hereditary material of humans and other organisms. They can ... these cells pass their genetic material together with integrated mobile elements on to all cells of the progeny. But normal body (somatic) cells can also ...

Key OSU water research receives national funding

... encroachment and the water cycle in the tallgrass prairie, two key elements of ecosystem health for Oklahoma. And with good reason: Water is among ... at an alarming rate, equivalent to 762 acres a day." One of the vital elements of the study will be to determine specific data about how the encroachment ...

Queen's scientists discover eco-friendly wood dissolution

... is that it is very difficult to break down and separate the different elements of wood. Until now any alternatives to the process have presented similar ... and are also trying to achieve complete separation of the different elements in one single step. Both teams are also focusing on biomasses which are ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 13, 2009

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Searching for pollution in the Caribbean

... said. Learning the Science Manpower development is one of the core elements of the project, according to Dr. Jane Gerardo-Abaya, the projects ... "This would allow these countries to collect samples and analyze certain elements important for the project like lead-210, caesium-137, for sediment dating; ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- April 22, 2009

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Elephant shark genome sequence leads to discovery of color perception in deep-sea fish

... genome. In a separate paper titled, "Large number of ultraconserved elements were already present in the jawed vertebrate ancestor," published in the ... of which will then enable scientists to explore the important functional elements in both the human and elephant shark genome that have remained unchanged ...

Musicians have biological advantage in identifying emotion in sound

... lock onto the complex part of the sound known to carry more emotional elements but de-emphasize the simpler (less emotion conveying) part of the sound. ... Strait says. The authors of the study also note that the acoustic elements that musicians process more efficiently are the very same ones that ...

New reference material can improve testing of multivitamin tablets

... tool for measuring the amounts of vitamins, carotenoids, and trace elements in dietary supplements. The new Standard Reference Material (SRM) 3280 for ... procedures. NIST scientists tested and certified the concentrations of 24 elements and 17 vitamins and carotenoid compounds in the tablets. We are not ...

At WPI, some students are learning it's OK to peek

... and Learning Support Services, the group coordinating the technical elements of the initiative. "The students who produced the video content were ... in the biology labs, WPI piloted the real-time data display and collection elements of the system in one biology lab section, and the results were ....
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