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Munich researchers discover new target for tailored antibiotics

... have unraveled the structural basis of the terminal step in bacterial isoprene synthesis. The crucial ... new metabolic pathway. Yet the structure of the terminal step catalyzed by the IspH enzyme remained ... attack for developing substances that block the terminal step in the bacterial synthesis of isoprene ...

Study on keeping nuclear bombs from US ports shows misplaced fear over cargo scanning cost

... drawn from two of the world's largest port terminal operations, they found that there is a serious ... on removing targeted containers that are in terminal yards made up of thousands of containers, stacked ... over the entire volume of container traffic at a terminal (for the initial primary scan) under the ...

After dinosaurs, mammals rise but their genomes get smaller

... animals and three plants, specifically with regard for the long terminal repeat (LTR) sequences of transposable elements, a curious sort of ... constitute as much as 45 percent of an individual's total DNA. Long terminal repeat sequences, part of that figure, make up about 8 percent of humans' ...

A pocketful of uranium

... uranyl cation (UO22+), a linear molecule made of one uranium atom and two terminal oxygen atoms. The uranyl ion also likes to form coordination complexes. It ... that surround it equatorially. In addition, there are spaces for the two terminal oxygen atoms of uranyl. This NikR mutant only binds to DNA in the ...

October 2008 GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

... which conceivably relate to strong environmental gradients in terminal Proterozoic seawater. To our disadvantage, ever since their first discovery in South Australia, the terminal Proterozoic Ediacaran fossils have been recurrently found in clastic ...

Laminin builds the neuromuscular synapse

... in a newborn mouse is functional but simple, with a globular nerve terminal meeting a flat, oval structure on the muscle fiber. As the animal matures, the nerve terminal branches into a claw shape, and the muscle side contorts into a matching ...

Clear(R) Secures $44.4 Million in Venture Funding

... Albany, Cincinnati, Denver, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, LaGuardia (Central terminal B and terminal D), Little Rock, New York JFK (Terminals 1, 2, 4 and 7), Newark (Terminal ...

Weill Cornell science briefs June/July 2008

... also control the cell's ability to rebuild the vesicles at the cell's terminal end. According to the researchers, the explanation for this cellular ... These vesicles are made in New York and slowly transported to the cell's terminal end, but some are made right in Boston for immediate use." Dr. Ryan hopes ...

Evidence now suggests eating soy foods in puberty protects against breast cancer

... demonstrated that use of genistein in puberty cut the number of so-called terminal end buds in the breast. These are the structures that lead to growth of ... Other studies suggest that genistein controls expression of genes in terminal end buds that regulate cell growth, repair and death. For example, the ...

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 ... in their host genome. Because of their replicative abilities, long terminal repeat retrotransposons, when activated, can result in massive genomic ...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... of vertebrates, suggesting a similar mode of life and response to the Lau Event. Super-heavy pyrite (34Spyr > 34SCAS) in the terminal Proterozoic Nama Group, southern Namibia: A consequence of low seawater sulfate at the dawn of animal life Justin B. Ries et al., Dept. of Marine ...

Huntington's disease deciphered

... A neuron's critical role in making connections may require it to make the cellular trunk, called an axon, between the cell body and the synaptic terminal to be very long. Some cells have axons that reach half the body's length -- for a tall person, a meter or more. But even in the brain, axonal ...

Enzyme involved in inflammatory bowel disease discovered at Penn State College of Medicine

... collaboration with colleagues in Switzerland who studied the enzyme in IBD patients. Meprin is abundant in the latter part of the small intestine, or terminal ileum, and is also present in the large intestine at a lower level. The European researchers found an alteration in the meprin gene that correlated ...

Scientists announce top 10 new species, issue SOS

... fewer than 100 individuals found only in a small area of northwestern Madagascar. This plant flowers itself to death, producing a huge, spectacular terminal inflorescence with countless flowers. After fruiting, the palm dies and collapses. Soon after the original publication of the species description, ...

Scientists announce top 10 new species; issue SOS

... fewer than 100 individuals found only in a small area of northwestern Madagascar. This plant flowers itself to death, producing a huge, spectacular terminal inflorescence with countless flowers. After fruiting, the palm dies and collapses. Soon after the original publication of the species description, ...

Tips from the American Journal of Pathology

... This report can be found in the April 2009 issue of The American Journal of Pathology . Alzheimer's disease is an incurable, degenerative, terminal form of dementia, thought to be caused in part by the presence of "tangles" of misfolded proteins. The unfolded protein response protects cells from ...

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

... selection on gene function is driving the evolution of one kind of transposable element called the LTR retrotransposon. (LTR refers to the "long terminal repeat"a repetition of a recognizable sequence of nucleotides, the chemical bases that make up strands of DNA.) "The lab of Professor Jeff ...

It takes 2 to tango

... at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology have now shown. They are the first to successfully observe both the receiver side and the transmitter terminal of a synapse over an extended period of time. This involved tagging a number of nerve cells with a red fluorescent dye and labelling the connected ...

Soil Science Society of America presents awards in Houston

... recognizes those who have made an outstanding contribution in agronomy, crop science, and/or soil science within seven years of completing their terminal degree. Pierre Bordenave, InterMountain Resources -- Irrometer Professional Certification Service Award. Pierre A. Bordenave is the president ...

FSU researcher's discovery leads to $1.5 million grant, potential new treatment of liver fibrosis

... sciences at the College of Medicine, hopes his discovery could lead to treatment methods that may stem the process of liver fibrosis. Cirrhosis, the terminal phase of the disease, kills 26,000 Americans each year -- the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. Liver fibrosis refers to the ...

Fair trade

... mechanism occurs by way of two separate hydrogenchlorine exchange reactions." It appears that the surface of the LaCl3 catalyst contains not only the terminal chlorine atoms of the crystal lattice, but also other weakly adsorbed species. CH2Cl2 swaps one of its hydrogen atoms for one such weakly bound ...

Coastal management cooperation, enforcement key to avoid pending crisis for millions: UN experts

... Weds. June 4 at UN Headquarters, New York, UNUs Canadian-based International Network on Water, Environment and Health warns of a looming, potentially terminal disaster in several coastal areas unless we introduce much more effective management immediately. Coastal marine ecosystems have declined ...

Coastal management cooperation, enforcement key to avoid pending crisis for millions: U.N. experts

... Weds. June 4 at UN Headquarters, New York, UNUs Canadian-based International Network on Water, Environment and Health warns of a looming, potentially terminal disaster in several coastal areas unless we introduce much more effective management immediately. Coastal marine ecosystems have declined ...

Pyramid Launches TimeTrax Bio Generation II

... unique fingerprint. The system eliminates swipe cards, badges, paper time cards, and costly buddy punching because employees punch in and out at the terminal with the swipe of a finger. "We are excited to offer our customers the Pyramid TimeTrax Bio Generation II system. Our new and improved sensor has ...

New whale detection buoys will help ships take the right way through marine habitat

... 1.8 nautical miles from the western border of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (which is managed by NOAA). Since the route to the LNG terminal takes vessels through prime whale habitat, researchers and regulators from the sanctuary and NOAA Fisheries worked with the Ports licensing agencies ...

Hope among patients with ALS may take a variety of forms

... information; spiritual beliefs; limiting the impact; adapting to changing capacities; living in the moment; and self-transcendence. "ALS is a terminal illness from the day of diagnosis; what role can and should hope have in providing palliative care for these patients" Too many health professionals ...

New twist on life's power source

... photosynthesis, and it turned out to be oxygen. The researchers have tentatively identified the enzyme involved in this process to be plastoquinol terminal oxidase, or PTOX. They point out that this new process must be considered in understanding the net primary productivity attributed to open ocean ...

March GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

... the Grand Canyon region in Miocene time. One of the viable hypotheses put forward by previous workers - that the Muddy Creek Formation represents the terminal deposits of the paleoColorado River in the Basin and Range northwest of Grand Canyon - is tested in this paper. Results indicate instead that local ...

Accelerometer backpacks aid study of gliding behavior in the 'flying' lemur

... after it had fallen off. The recorded data showed that colugos push off from trees more forcefully for long jumps, but that they quickly reach terminal velocity once they spread their limbs into a parachute, so their landing force remains about the same no matter how far they glide. The landing ...

New genus of self-destructive palm found in Madagascar

... be found in Madagascar. The plant has an unusual and spectacular lifecycle; growing to dizzying heights before the stem tip converts into a giant terminal inflorescence and bursts into branches of hundreds of tiny flowers. Each flower is capable of being pollinated and developing into fruit and soon ...

Portable device quickly detects early Alzheimer's

... later this year. Current assessment tests capable of detecting early Alzheimers typically are taken with a pen and paper or at a computer terminal and last about an hour and a half. They must be given by a trained technician in a quiet environment, because any distractions can influence the ...

December GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

... 946′ and 956′N. The 20052006 lava is characterized by inflated lobate and sheet morphologies in the flow interiors, and pillow forms at terminal flow fronts. Numerous lava channels approximately 1050 meters wide and 15 meters deep trending approximately east-west served as distributory ...

The accumulation of sugar in neurons may explain the origin of several neurodegenerative diseases

... twitching of the arms and legs). Its evolution is marked by progressive degeneration of the nervous system which reduces the patient to a terminal vegetative state ten years after its onset. This disease is inherited from parents who are carriers of mutations in one of the two genes associated ...

Insulin's brain impact links drugs and diabetes

... signaling was disrupted, they found. Dopamine release in the striatum was severely impaired and expression of DAT on the surface of the nerve terminal where it normally acts to inactivate dopamine was significantly reduced. The lack of the protein on the plasma membrane prevents the ...

BIO-key(R) International to Showcase Deployed Biometric Security Applications at 2007 Biometric Technology Expo

... record software from Allscripts); education (identify(TM) school identification software suite from IdentiMetrics(TM)); retail (Point of Sale enabled terminal from Radiant Systems); and physical access (BioAxs keyless door entry solution from NextGen ID). BIO-key will feature its award winning VST and ...

Radiant Systems Selects BIO-key(R) Biometric Software for POS Solution

... Contract for biometric authentication software improves security and customer convenience for POS terminal solutions WALL, N.J., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based ...

IdentiPHI Re Launches SAFmodule Software to Secure Novell(R) Networks

... to include SAFremote Authenticator(TM), an add-on product to SAFmodule that enables strong authentication over Citrix(R) MetaFrame, Windows(R) terminal Services and XP Remote Desktop sessions. About IdentiPHI Headquartered in Austin Texas, IdentiPHI is an innovative technology company offering a ...

IdentiPHI Re Launches SAFmodule Software to Secure Novell(R) Networks

... to include SAFremote Authenticator(TM), an add-on product to SAFmodule that enables strong authentication over Citrix(R) MetaFrame, Windows(R) terminal Services and XP Remote Desktop sessions. About IdentiPHI Headquartered in Austin Texas, IdentiPHI is an innovative technology company offering a ...

Radiant Systems Selects BIO-key(R) Biometric Software for POS Solution

... Contract for biometric authentication software improves security and customer convenience for POS terminal solutions WALL, N.J., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based ...

BIO-key(R) International to Showcase Deployed Biometric Security Applications at 2007 Biometric Technology Expo

... record software from Allscripts); education (identify(TM) school identification software suite from IdentiMetrics(TM)); retail (Point of Sale enabled terminal from Radiant Systems); and physical access (BioAxs keyless door entry solution from NextGen ID). BIO-key will feature its award winning VST and ...
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