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Association of herpesvirus with lung disorder questioned

...l group of Kaposi's sarcoma tissue samples. These data suggest that human herpesvirus 8 infection is not associated with Japanese cases of primary pulmonary hypertension, the investigators concluded. In contrast, the 2003 study identified evidence of HHV-8 in ten of 16 samples from U.S. patients with pri...

Molecular biology fills gaps in knowledge of bat evolution

...Science that uses molecular biology and the fossil data to fill in many of the gaps. Springer coauthors t...r bats." The team, using DNA sequencing, analyzed data from portions of 17 nuclear genes from representatives of all bat families. Their results support t...

A new mechanism of regulating RNA degradation

...1 and Upf1 were doing. Looking at gene expression data available through the lab of Luc DesGroseillers, Ph.D. at the University of Montreal, they found that Staufen1 protein binds to numerous RNAs. Downregulating the amount of Staufen or Upf1 increased the half-life of these RNAs. Significantly, altering...

FDA Approves Human Hookworm Vaccine for Phase I Safety Trials

...1 and Upf1 were doing. Looking at gene expression data available through the lab of Luc DesGroseillers, Ph.D. at the University of Montreal, they found that Staufen1 protein binds to numerous RNAs. Downregulating the amount of Staufen or Upf1 increased the half-life of these RNAs. Significantly, altering...

Deficient DNA Repair Capacity Associated With Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer

...n the risk of breast cancer. In addition, when the data were stratified into quartiles of DNA repair capac...ty compared with those with the highest. "[T]hese data support the hypothesis that deficient DNA repair capacity is associated with susceptibility to breas...

Spleen may be source of versatile stem cells

...Medicine at Harvard Medical School.She adds, "This data also shows the kind of payback that can come fromstudies of lower animals like newts and sponges. Combining theknowledge of Hox11's role in those animals with what we'd found aboutislet cell regeneration in mice helped us find this previously unknown...

W.M. Keck Foundation funds study of friendly microbes

...elping to devise new ways to translate the genetic data obtained from genome sequencing projects to allow ...w computational methods for mining genome sequence data so that bacterial species can be more rapidly and accurately classified. A large publicly accessible...

Yellowstone microbes fueled by hydrogen, according to U. of Colorado study

... bioenergetics.Thermodynamic models based on field data confirmed that hydrogenmetabolism was the most likely fuel source in these environments."This work presents some interesting associated questions," said JohnSpear, lead author of the report. "Hydrogen is the most abundantelement in the universe. If t...

Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron

... soil. Wells and his colleagues are evaluating the data they collected and conducting additional laboratory experiments. UMaine scientists are planning to return to the Pacific in 2007, but they have a different destination in mind. Work by Japanese and Canadian researchers has already shown that the con...

Genome of deadly amoeba shows surprising complexity, evidence of lateral gene transfer

...which constitute nearly 10 percent of the sequence data collected for the project. These genes appear to b...tion of the stomach lining. Petri says the genome data will help researchers find more about what makes some people innately resistant to infection by E. h...

Anti-bacterial additive widespread in U.S. waterways

...ydetectable.Using an empirical model and published data on the environmentaloccurrence of triclosan, the researchers predicted triclocarbanconcentrations for 85 U.S. streams. The study results suggest that theantimicrobial contaminant is present in 60 percent of the U.S. waterresources investigated, there...

UW's Rosetta software to unlock secrets of many human proteins

...e conformations for agiven protein, collecting the data would take many thousands oflifetimes to complete with conventional computers, said Dr. RichardBonneau, one of the researchers.But by summoning the computing power of millions of volunteers aroundthe world, he said, the task will be completed in less...

Researchers find how protein allows insects to detect and respond to pheromones

...e conformations for agiven protein, collecting the data would take many thousands oflifetimes to complete with conventional computers, said Dr. RichardBonneau, one of the researchers.But by summoning the computing power of millions of volunteers aroundthe world, he said, the task will be completed in less...

Male circumcision reduces risk of HIV transmission from women to men

... United States and Kenya collected detailed sexual data from agroup of male Kenyan truckers and, using sta...ing a statistical model thatincorporated published data to estimate the rates of HIV infectionamong the three types of sexual partners.For the men in the st...

Another Look Finds Promising Proteomics Test is Not Biologically Plausible

...ght away. After conducting repeated checks of the data that supported the test’s effectiveness, the resea...t among others who subsequently tested the study’s data for reproducibility were Baggerly and his colleagues (Kevin Coombes, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Morris, Ph.D...

Affymetrix Unveils Plans to Double Plant and Animal Genome Microarray Offering

... research communities to consolidatetheir sequence data on the Affymetrix industry-standard GeneChip brandplatform. In 2004 Affymetrix worked closely with global researchcommunities to launch eight plant and animal genome arrays: Vitisvinifera (grape), soybean, wheat, rice, maize, bovine, chicken, andporc...

New species from old data

...ght away. After conducting repeated checks of the data that supported the test’s effectiveness, the resea...t among others who subsequently tested the study’s data for reproducibility were Baggerly and his colleagues (Kevin Coombes, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Morris, Ph.D...

Cracking the olfactory code in bees

...ght away. After conducting repeated checks of the data that supported the test’s effectiveness, the resea...t among others who subsequently tested the study’s data for reproducibility were Baggerly and his colleagues (Kevin Coombes, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Morris, Ph.D...

Study Demonstrates Gene Expression Microarrays are Comparable and Reproducible

...tudy is a key first step in moving gene expression data fromsmall-scale bench science into large-scale cli...ple locations and would necessitatethat microarray data produced in different laboratories be combined foranalysis. Even if all procedures and equipment wer...

Signaling protein builds bigger, better bones in mice

...ght away. After conducting repeated checks of the data that supported the test’s effectiveness, the resea...t among others who subsequently tested the study’s data for reproducibility were Baggerly and his colleagues (Kevin Coombes, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Morris, Ph.D...

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