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UCSB scientists probe sea floor venting to gain understanding of early life on Earth

...Ehrhardt –?studied "abyssal" underwater hills that cover a large geomorphic terrain on the ocean floor and are the most common landforms on the Earth. However, little is known about hydrothermal venting from these common features. The team describes newly discovered geological and biological manifestation...

Finding Cures For Tropical Diseases: Is Open Source An Answer?

...s ifcompanies can sell enough patented products to cover their R&Dcosts and produce profits for shareholders. The model thus fails in thedeveloping world, where few patients can afford to pay patented pricesfor drugs. The solution to this devastating problem, say StephenMaurer, Arti Rai, and Andrej Sal...

NYU Study Reveals How Brain's Immune System Fights Viral Encephalitis

...fection of neurons. The findings, published as the cover study in the latest issue of Virology, show that proteins in neurons fight the virus at multiple stages--by preventing the formation of viral RNA and proteins, and blocking the virus' release, which could infect other cells in the brain. "There is n...

New Study from Affymetrix Laboratories Points to Changing View of How Genome Works

..., Affymetrix has developed tiling microarrays that cover all human chromosomes. GeneChip tiling microarrays have been used by Gingeras and his collaborators, as well as the NHGRI publicly funded ENCODE project, to study the human genome in an unbiased fashion -- including regions that have historically bee...

South America's vast pantanal wetland may become next everglades, UNU experts warn

...estruction. Already, changes in land use and land cover account for about 1.6 gigatonnes (17%) of annual human-caused carbon emissions, the analysis says. And by 2100, "the terrestrial biosphere, which is at present a carbon sink, is projected to become a carbon source." "The release, maintenance or enha...

Wiley announces publication of Databasing the Brain

...-471-30921-4) is the first book to comprehensively cover neuroinformatics, from relevant computational science and modeling issues to its diverse applications. Expertly edited by two pioneers in this growing discipline, the text covers the basic principles and specific applications across a range of prob...

NYU study reveals how brain's immune system fights viral encephalitis

...fection of neurons. The findings, published as the cover study in the latest issue of Virology, show that proteins in neurons fight the virus at multiple stages--by preventing the formation of viral RNA and proteins, and blocking the virus' release, which could infect other cells in the brain. "There is n...

BioMed Central welcomes the new National Institutes of Health public access policy

...ny of BioMed Central's Open Access journals, which cover all areas of biology and medicine, are assured that the published version of their paper will be placed in PubMed Central for them, immediately and without any need for additional work from them. Researchers are thus saved the time and effort of goin...

Dead zone area in Gulf could be increasing, researchers say

...zone area could be more severe in 2005 and perhaps cover an even larger area than in previous years, says Steve DiMarco, associate professor in the Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M and leader of the project. "During January and February of this year, the flow of the Mississippi River was larger...

Molecular models advance the fight against malaria

...arial drug, atovaquone. The study, featured as the cover story of the April 29 Journal of Biological Chemistry, paves the way for using these models to test new drugs that could suppress malaria's ability to mutate against current therapy. "This is the first quantitative explanation for malaria's drug resi...

Biodiversity hotspots identify conservation priorities

...t ecosystems (most often in tropical forest areas) cover a small total land area yet account for a very high percentage of global biodiversity. The concept was subsequently refined by Myers and CI, most recently in 2000. "This new analysis has benefited greatly from increased collaboration among countries...

NASA study finds snow melt causes large ocean plant blooms

...tudy has found a decline in winter and spring snow cover over Southwest Asia and the Himalayan mountain ran...n plants in the Arabian Sea. The decrease in snow cover has led to greater differences in both temperature and pressure systems between the Indian subcontin...

Bioelectronic ‘signatures?hold key to DNA mutations

...NPs. Wang’s results recently were featured as the cover story in the March issue of Analytical Chemistry and were published earlier this winter in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The article can be found on the Web at (http://pubs3.acs.org/acs/journals/doilookup?in_doi=10.1021/ja043780a). ...

NIH Researchers Discover How Insulin Allows Entry of Glucose Into Cells

...ts of aiming a laser beam at an angle at the glass cover slip beneath the microscope, explained the last au...my of Science in Moscow. The light bounces off the cover slip, away from the microscope’s lens. However, residual energy from the light passes through the co...

Biochemists report discovery of structure of major piece of telomerase; implications for cancer

...vention, the scientists said. The discovery is the cover story in the March 4 issue of the journal Molecular Cell. "Knowledge of the structure should provide insights into how telomerase works," said Juli Feigon, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UCLA, who led the research group. "Knowing the str...

NYU and MSKCC research provides model for understanding chemically induced cancer initiation

...cally induced cancers. The findings appear as the cover story in the latest issue of the Journal of Molecular Biology. This team was headed by Dinshaw Patel at MSKCC, Nicholas Geacintov, chair of NYU's chemistry department, and Suse Broyde, a professor in NYU's biology department. The studied gene, p53, ...

Marine sponge yields nanoscale secrets

...lts involving the use of gold nanoparticles is the cover story of the current issue of the scientific journal, Advanced Materials. The article is written by Daniel E. Morse, professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology at UCSB, and director of the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, ...

The circadian clock: Understanding nature's timepiece

...apers on the subject: one is featured on the March cover of the prestigious Trends in Neurosciences, and another is due out in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Neurosciences. "There are enormous health, safety and economic benefits to figuring out how the circadian clock works," Antle says. "We are p...

Doing a spin with DNA

...mpression of the enzyme at work is featured on the cover of this issue. The enzyme topoisomerase IB releases the torsion built up in DNA strands. During their investigations, the researchers could follow a single topoisomerase-enzyme molecule over time as it acted on a single DNA molecule. The topoisomera...

Primates on the brink

...ions identified by Conservation International that cover just 2.3 percent of the Earth's land surface but harbor well over 50 percent of all terrestrial plant and animal diversity. Eight of the hotspots are considered the highest priorities for the survival of the most endangered primates: Indo-Burma, Mada...

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