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50-year-old Mystery Solved: Protein Tags Regulate Key Ion Channel

...hed in the 8 April 2005 issue of the journal Cell, answers a question dating back to the 1950s: How do cells control the background movement of potassium ions across the cell membrane? This process is important because the flow of potassium ions determines whether "excitable" cells in the brain, heart and sk...

Growth in biomass could put US on road to energy independence

...chers believe much potential remains. "Our report answers several key questions," said Bob Perlack, a member of ORNL's Environmental Sciences Division and a co-author of the report. "We wanted to know how large a role biomass could play, whether the United States has the land resources and whether such a pl...

Human Cells Filmed Instantly Messaging for First Time

...chers believe much potential remains. "Our report answers several key questions," said Bob Perlack, a member of ORNL's Environmental Sciences Division and a co-author of the report. "We wanted to know how large a role biomass could play, whether the United States has the land resources and whether such a pl...

Different microarray systems more alike than previously thought

...as that different labs might obtain very different answers even when using the same platform," said Irizarry. "But we show that platforms can agree rather well, and that there is a large lab effect that accounts for why others thought comparisons revealed inconsistencies." "This is good news for many people...

A puzzle piece found in unraveling the wiring of the brain

...at the right place remains to be shown. This study answers part of that question. Others who participated in this work include Dr. Mike Crair of BCM, Drs. R. Grace Zhai, Karen L. Schulze, Patrik Verstreken, Yu Cao and Yi Zhou from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at BCM and Drs. Slobodan Beronja and Ulri...

Double triumph in stem cell quest

...es from cloned embryos in an impressive study that answers all the criticisms of his original study. He has also greatly increased the efficiency of the process: the 11 lines came from just 185 fresh eggs donated by 18 unpaid volunteers, meaning an average of only 17 eggs was needed per ESC line (Science, DO...

Doctors closer to using gene analysis to help trauma patients

...t’s important that people are able to get the same answers wherever the tool is being used.?/p> Genomic analyses took place at UF, the Stanford Genome Technology Center and Washington University in St. Louis. Overall data analysis was based at Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Sp...

Sugar beet virus mutation requires Texas touch

...et production in California and Minnesota. Getting answers was important because the affected area in California holds records for production and Minnesota boasts the most concentrated sugar beet growing region in the world, Rush said. Beet necrotic yellow vein virus, which causes the disease known as rhizo...

Genomic sequences processed in minutes, rather than weeks

...n it would on a personal computer. In order to get answers to complicated biological questions more quickly, PNNL researchers "parallelized" the software using Global Arrays, a powerful programming toolkit, by creating algorithms to divvy up the work. PNNL researchers say ScalaBLAST may be used to process c...

New Discovery May Help Doctors Treat Infertility

...plement each other nicely and provide more precise answers to the role that the estrogen receptor beta plays in ovulation,?said lead author Judith Emmen, Ph.D. The estrogen receptor beta is also known to respond to environmental and dietary chemicals that can mimic the effects of estrogen and stimulate the ...

Endocannabinoids ?the brain's cannabis ?demonstrate novel modes of action to stress

...her dosages." Scottish team seeks social behavior answers Nancy Sabatier of the University of Edinburgh, noted that "cannabis, or marijuana, is a drug that is widely abused because of the effects it can have on our mood and our social behavior. Cannabis works this way because it acts like substances that a...

UNC computer, marine scientists collaborate to predict flow of toxic waters from Katrina

...n, but researchers now believe it can help produce answers during a crisis. Blanton and Luettich, assistant research professor and professor of marine sciences, respectively, knew that to simulate the required 60 days of water velocity and water surface elevation they would need more computational power the...

Duke Experiments Boost Radiation's Cancer-Killing Effects

...develop blood vessels that support its growth. The answers they yielded are complex, yet promising, for the future treatment of cancer patients, said Mark Dewhirst, Ph.D., DVM, professor of radiation oncology at Duke. Results of the research, led by Dewhirst and conducted by M.D./Ph.D. candidate Ben Moeller...

IBM Transforms the Art of Scientific Expeditions

...develop blood vessels that support its growth. The answers they yielded are complex, yet promising, for the future treatment of cancer patients, said Mark Dewhirst, Ph.D., DVM, professor of radiation oncology at Duke. Results of the research, led by Dewhirst and conducted by M.D./Ph.D. candidate Ben Moeller...

NASA satellite data provides rapid analysis of Amazon deforestation

...ntly evolving. So, scientists have learned to seek answers about this fragile ecosystem with the help of powerful eyes above - satellites. This technology continues to advance and a new study shows that NASA satellite images can allow scientists to more quickly and accurately assess deforestation in the Ama...

OHSU researchers discover potential mechanism to repair brain damage linked to Multiple Sclerosis

... are born prematurely each year. Until we find the answers to preventing prematurity, research such as this may lead us to new ways to prevent brain damage and has the potential to improve the lives of thousands of infants. " Additional collaborative research took place in the laboratory of Mahendra Rao at ...

Molecular Partners Required For Appropriate Neuronal Gene Repression

... are born prematurely each year. Until we find the answers to preventing prematurity, research such as this may lead us to new ways to prevent brain damage and has the potential to improve the lives of thousands of infants. " Additional collaborative research took place in the laboratory of Mahendra Rao at ...

NC State researchers redesign life for Mars and beyond

...'re involving more great minds tocome up with more answers - they've team-taught an honors undergraduate class called "Redesigning Living Organisms to Survive on Mars: Development of Virtual Plants" and plan to offer another class to investigate new mechanisms for reducing radiation damage in spring 2007. ...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

20 years later a UN report provides definitive answers and ways to repair lives A total of up to four thousand people could eventually die of radiation exposure from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (NPP) accident nearly 20 years ago, an international team of more than 100 scientists has concluded. As...

How Fruitflies Know It's Time for Lunch

...ehavioral and genetic analysis may begin to reveal answers to these open questions. ...

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