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Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine

... in genome-wide screening technology, 18 months to discover the three genes, that together greatly increase ou... studies conducted by CHAVI researchers, we aim to discover even more polymorphisms that could provide additional clues how some patients are better able to con...

Loss of stem cells correlates with premature aging in animal study

...Amma Asare are currently using this mouse model to discover compounds that preserve stem cells and may, consequentially, suppress aging. ...

New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever

...ction was unknown.” Koehler’s group went on to discover that two different Bartonella species can cause th... This kind of sleuthing allowed the researchers to discover the new organism, Bartonella rochalimae. Koehler considers the on-going research and discovery c...

'Lucky 13' as new gene discovery offers further hope for childhood blindness

...roup," says Professor Marshall. "The more genes we discover the better we are placed to treat the diseases by methods such as that recently announced at Moorfields Eye Hospital – also supported by the BRPS."...

Australian wins prestigious prize in biodiversity informatics

...y scientists be more efficient in their efforts to discover and conserve species. The GBIF Science Committee noted when it announced the 2007 Prizewinner, “Paul Flemons has been a key figure in developing a robust and accessible biodiversity data infrastructure that supports visualization and analysis fo...

Researchers discover 'acquired' DNA key to certain bacterial infection

... those in known databases.” The researchers did discover that one of the genes provides coding for a protein that targets action in the host cell, which may help the bacterium survive in the macrophage. Bermudez said the researchers learned the genetic “island” was acquired from another bacterium becaus...

Revealed -- Mosquito genes that could be controlling the spread of killer viruses

...s, but also numerous differences. The team aims to discover which of these genetic differences could explain why one type of mosquito transmits dengue and yellow fevers, while the other transmits malaria. Beyond the present descriptive work, functional studies will be needed to clarify exactly how this happen...

Protein enables discovery of quantum effect in photosynthesis

...emely high temperatures, enabled the researches to discover that quantum mechanical effects appear to play a role in photosynthesis. The taco shell protein is arguably the most studied and understood protein in a complex photosynthesis researchers refer to as the antenna system, molecules that efficiently...

World's leading scientists announce creation of 'Encyclopedia of Life'

...ty across the globe. It will enable us to map and discover things so numerous or vast they overwhelm our normal vision." Scientists began creating individual web pages for species in the 1990s. However, Internet technology needed to mature to allow fast and efficient creation of a comprehensive Encyclope...

Slowing the racing heart

...ow this enzyme works in the pacemaker cell, we may discover it is involved in the regulation of other processes, particularly in the brain, where it is also highly expressed," added Ke. ...

Scientists seek useful traits in wild cottons

... data from these comparisons could help scientists discover which physical traits help impart drought resistance and make more accurate trait selections in the future. Natalia Castillo, Experiment Station research assistant, screens cotton grown hydroponically ?without soil ?for salt tolerance. Seedl...

Fast and slow -- How the spinal cord controls the speed of movement

...er in Fetcho’s laboratory, was the first person to discover the pattern of neural activation and how it was associated with speed of movement. He is the lead author on the study. The researchers worked with 4 millimeter-long larval zebrafish (Danio rerio) because they are transparent and researchers can s...

Changes in amino acids in the 1918 influenza virus cut transmission

...y alpha-2,3. The researchers were surprised to discover that the ferrets infected with all three viruses, including the one with preference for binding to alpha2-3 sialic acids, experienced severe disease, with high levels of virus replication in the respiratory tract. However, only the virus with specif...

Smithsonian scientists discover new marine species in eastern Pacific

...a cucumbers participated in an intensive effort to discover organisms from this ecosystem. Although they expected to find new species, Collin was surprised by the sheer number of novel marine organisms. "It's hard to imagine, while snorkeling around a tropical island that's only a three-hour flight from t...

NASA predicts nongreen plants on other planets

...escopes would see them. The scientists' goal is to discover the likely range of habitable planets around other stars and to find out how these planets might appear to future planet-finding missions. On Earth, Kiang and colleagues surveyed light absorbed and reflected by plants and some bacteria during pho...

Liver regeneration may be simpler than previously thought

...are very encouraging," Karp says. "Not only did we discover that the number of proteins involved in liver regeneration is relatively low, but they don't include transcription factors, so we may be closer to being able to stimulate liver regeneration than we thought." The next step will be for scientists t...

New sucker-footed bat discovered in Madagascar

...comparable size. "Still today, you can go out and discover things in Madagascar that have never before been seen by scientists," Goodman said. "The sense of discovery is almost levitating."...

Autism gene identified by researchers at Yale working with a global research consortium

...oject was also announced to continue the effort to discover the genes that cause the disorder. This second phase represents a $14.5 million, three-year investment by Autism Speaks, the British Medical Research Council, the Health Research Board of Ireland, Genome Canada and its partners, Canadian Institutes ...

Scientists use nanoparticle to discover disease-causing proteins

... Purdue scientists report on their new strategy to discover proteins and protein levels, called soluble polymer-based isotopic labeling (SoPIL), in the current issue of the journal Chemical Communications. The study also is featured in the journal's news publication Chemical Biology. "The problem with the ...

Scientists find new genes for Crohn's disease

...se genome-wide association studies, we continue to discover susceptibility genes for Crohn's and other inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). More importantly, those genes are leading us to the biological pathways that relate to IBD pathogenesis. By understanding these pathways, we may be better able to develop ...

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