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Breakthrough developments in rheumatoid arthritis reported

...ein Institute is participating in a groundbreaking effort to release large amounts of genetic data on normal subjects for use by the scientific community. A key barrier to progress for many geneticists is the costs of obtaining genetic data from normal control populations to use for comparison to the geneti...

Undergraduate research shows leaderless honeybee organizing

...e. Pierce’s finding is part of an ongoing research effort in Schneider’s lab aimed at understanding the mechanisms of leaderless societal management – in particular, the importance of two communication-related behaviors known as the “vibration signal” and “worker piping.” Different from the famous “wag...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...velopment of Southern Sudan require an intensified effort in the area of natural resource conservation, part...oposed as a new protected area. (OVER) In an effort to protect this newly discovered natural resource, WCS has signed cooperation agreements with both G...

Study investigates 'divorce' among Galapagos seabirds

...ccess at breeding and raising a chick, because the effort required may tire out the male and consequently his mate may reject him.” It also shows that males of this species are probably never permanently in or out of the mating game, in contrast to many other animals, she said. A male Nazca booby cast ...

New findings challenge established views on human genome

...IH), reported results of its exhaustive, four-year effort to build a parts list of all biologically function...cial for biological function. “This impressive effort has uncovered many exciting surprises and blazed the way for future efforts to explore the functiona...

Mutating the entire genome

...hnique could speed a National Institutes of Health effort to mutate all mouse genes in cell culture and create 900 new lines of mutant mice by 2010 – an effort NIH says “will be extremely useful for the study of human disease.” Simpler, Faster Mutations in...

8 plants from South Africa may hold potential for treating high blood pressure

...perties to patients with type 1 diabetes. In an effort to identify indigenous plants consumed by the local population in Kwa-Zulu Natal that hold potential antihypertensive properties, the researchers examined 16 plants to identify ACE inhibitor activity. The plants were: Amaranthus dubius, a flower...

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

... the Encyclopedia of Life, an unprecedented global effort to document all 1.8 million named species of anima...uals will also help guide the Encyclopedia. The effort is spurred by a $10 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and $2.5 mi...

Researchers publish first marsupial genome sequence

...til recently were referred to as "junk" DNA. The effort to generate the high-quality genome sequence of the gray short-tailed, South American opossum, Monodelphis domestica, began in 2003 and cost approximately $25 million. The sequencing work was funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NH...

Spud origin controversy solved

...y to evolutionists but also for breeders. Years of effort were made to artificially recreate the European potato from Andean landraces yet it may have originated from Chile,?said Spooner. “If the true origin of the European potato was from Chile, rather from the Andes, it shows the value of plant evolutiona...

Chemical maps hint at drug's effects on schizophrenia

... effects. "Clearly we need to put forth a major effort to link the changes in the blood to what happens in the brain," Kaddurah-Daouk said. "If we can apply these findings to the mysteries occurring in the brain, then perhaps we can finally unlock the secrets of these devastating diseases." Kaddurah-D...

Discovery of 'master switch' for the communication process between chloroplast and nuclei of plants

...the nucleus. The study was part of a collaborative effort led by Joanne Chory, professor and director of the Plant Biology Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calif., and investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Koussevitzky, looking at the end of the signa...

Uniform language for describing genes of pathogenic and beneficial microbes

...s. The unified language under development in this effort is called The Gene Ontology (GO). The new terms added to the GO will significantly bolster what is already a powerful tool for scientists to compare the functions of genes and proteins in a wide range of disease-related organisms. The ongoing initia...

NIDA study identifies genes that might help some people abstain from smoking

.... While many of the genes identified through this effort make sense because of their role in supporting new neural connections in the brain, more research is now needed to understand the actual mechanisms through which they may increase or reduce the rates of successful quitting. Dr. Uhl says he and h...

Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic

... The historical analyses are part of an ongoing effort called the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS), which is supported by NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Through MIDAS, researchers have developed computer models to examine how a future pandemic influenza viru...

Tibetan antelope slowly recovering, WCS says

...just a few years ago. "China has made a major effort to control poaching," said Schaller. "The large poaching gangs of the 1990s, which were at times arrested with 600 or more chiru hides largely ceased to exist. Tibetan antelope produce the finest wool in the world, known as shahtoosh, which trans...

Male-killing bacteria makes female butterflies more promiscuous

... the other hand show signs of fatigue and put less effort into mating. In some populations of tropical butterfly the entire mating system is determined by a group of bacteria known as Wolbachia, according to the study, published in the journal ‘Current Biology'. Dr Sylvain Charlat, of the UCL Departm...

Researchers design pulsed mircrojet system to deliver protein drugs without pain or bruising

...eedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The effort to create needle-free drug delivery systems is driven by a combination of factors, including needle phobia, pain and discomfort, infections, and accidental needle sticks to healthcare providers. Currently, about 12 billion needle injections are perfo...

Mutation improves memory, may lead to memory-enhancing pill

...nced memory storage,?Costa-Mattioli said. In an effort to validate their earlier findings, the researchers have now generated mice carrying a version of eIF2a that cannot be phosphorylated. The mutant mice have lower levels of phosphorylated eIF2a and showed an improved talent for spatial learning in a w...

Mine runoff continues to provide clues to microbial diversification

...bers. Of particular interest to DOE is how this effort relates to its Genomes to Life program, which is focused on identifying and characterizing the molecular machines of life. This study helps extend the initial studies of microbial isolates growth in carefully controlled laboratory settings to more re...

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