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An HIV Protein Plays a Surprising Role in Gene Activation

...rtoire of proteins and mechanisms dedicated to the business of regulating gene expression, and retroviruses like HIV have evolved myriad ways of redirecting that machinery to their own benefit. Humans and other eukaryotes have three types of RNA polymerases, each charged with transcribing different types of ...

Scientists collaborate to assess health of global environment

...plications for the United States and international business institutions. Funded by the Global Environment Facility, the United Nations Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the World Bank and others, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment program also will evaluate future scenarios and give gove...

New Breast Cancer Test Could Save Lives

...0 nascent entrepreneurs, offering services such as business development, mentoring and cost effective office space. You can hear the team talking about the project in the next series of BBC Radio 4’s Leading Edge, which is due to air around February or March this year. ...

The BIOS Initiative - open source biotechnology is born

...ises and even large firms worldwide to explore new business models and begin a new era of transparent and cost-effective innovation in life sciences. The technologies include TransBacter, a new method for transferring genes to plants, and GUSPlus, a new way of visualizing where these genes are and how they f...

UF Researchers Map Bacterial Proteins That Cause Tooth Loss

... the day-to-day biology of life, going about their business as enzymes and antibodies. They can also cause disease. “The genes themselves are only important in that they encode the proteins,?Lamont said. “It’s the proteins that are most responsible for disease, and in most cases it’s proteins that are vaccin...

Applied Biosystems Introduces Advanced Gene Expression Service Provider Program

...ars to educate customers to help provide increased business opportunities. “Under the program, organizations offering gene expression analysis services can now offer their clients a complete gene expression analysis system backed with technical and promotional support package from the leader in gene expressi...

Harnessing microbes, one by one, to build a better nanoworld

...ars to educate customers to help provide increased business opportunities. “Under the program, organizations offering gene expression analysis services can now offer their clients a complete gene expression analysis system backed with technical and promotional support package from the leader in gene expressi...

Researchers find promising cancer-fighting power of synthetic cell-signaling molecule

...unds from EmTech Bio -- a life sciences technology business incubator operated by Georgia Tech and Emory. This research is coordinated with Slainte Bioceuticals, a start-up biotechnology company in metro Atlanta that is helping to bring this potential drug to market. "Even if Enigmols are effective in humans...

Grass makes environmentally friendly biofuel

...ized fuel source capable of meeting home and small business heating requirements at less cost than all available alternatives." ...

The first impact factor for PLoS Biology ?13.9

...wo years old, from a new publisher promoting a new business model that supports open access to the scientific and medical literature. An impact factor of 13.9 places PLoS Biology above such established journals as EMBO Journal, Current Biology, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In fact...

UN: World in big ecological mess

...ng and new ways of cooperation between government, business and civil society. The warning signs are there for all of us to see. The future now lies in our hands." Although evidence remains incomplete, the report finds enough to warn that ongoing degradation of 15 of the 24 ecosystem services examined ?inclu...

New technique rapidly detects illness-causing bacteria

...may help researchers and companies that are in the business of tracking food-borne pathogens, allowing technicians to determine a source quickly. It may also help to analyze a throat culture swab, to tell if someone has an illness like strep throat. "We hope to see this technique commercialized, because it i...

Unweaving amyloid fibers to solve prion puzzles

... a professor of biology at MIT. Prions are in the business of converting other prion molecules to join their ranks. And as they join together, they can create an amyloid fiber. To understand the nature of this fiber, it's necessary to understand how the prions that comprise it attach to each other. Krishnan ...

Researchers find how some antibiotics kill bacteria

...end on. "It's the kind of drug the pharmaceutical business wants to produce," Artsimovitch said. "They're looking for the broadest range of antibiotics possible. Rifamycins would be ideal drugs if we could figure out how to get rid of resistance." ...

Single gene is genetic switch for fly sexual behavior

... sexual courtship of a female fly is a complicated business of tapping, singing, wing vibration, and licking, but a single gene is all that is needed to produce this complex behavior, according to new research published in this week's issue of the journal Cell. The gene encodes the Fruitless protein. Male an...

New NIAID grants strengthen national biodefense and emerging infectious diseases research network

...members include five other universities plus small business partners; it also includes substantial collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The addition of these two new RCEs expands the network's scientific reach to cover some poorly understood diseases and new research needs. For ...

Solexa and collaborating scientists illuminate the small RNA component of the transcriptome

...xa performed this research in its Genomic Services business unit. The Company also intends to develop this small RNA assay for use with its next-generation sequencing platform, which is scheduled to be introduced to the market by the end of this year. Using Solexa's unique high-throughput sequencing technolo...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

...cially younger workers, left the region. Also, the business environment discourages entrepreneurial ventures and private investment is low. What impact did Chernobyl and the aftermath have on local communities? More than 350,000 people have been relocated away from the most severely contaminated areas, 116,...

Grabbing addiction by the tail

...ing the entire receptor into the cell. Without its business end sticking out into the synapse, or space between neurons, the receptor no longer works. Wang's peptide tricks the cellular machinery into tugging on it instead of the receptor's tail. "Once it gets inside the neuron, the peptide competes with th...

Harnessing genomic research

...gramme are being presented to Parliamentarians and business leaders at a reception in London on the evening of 10 November. The programme was sponsored by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Medical Research Council (MRC). ...

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