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

...t bacteria. The E. histolytica genome sequence is expected to help in the development of new vaccines as well as diagnostic tests that can distinguish the amoeba's most deadly strains. The parasite infects an estimated 50 million people and causes as many as 100,000 deaths a year -- second only to malaria as...

Timing is everything: First step in protein building revealed

...surprisedand pleased by what we saw next."They had expected -- or at least hoped -- to see a shift in the colorof light once the RNA was mixed in. Instead, they saw two shifts in thecolor given off. First, there was a slight shift, indicating a smallchange in the distance between eIF1 and its relative, and th...

Learning to fight an adversary that won't stay down

...omic sequencing and high throughput screening were expected to make the development of new antibiotic compounds easier and more productive. But in most cases the microbes continue to hold the upper hand ?and if three billion years of bacterial history is any kind of track record, we're in for an endless runni...

Nanogen Issued Patent for Electronic Microarray With Memory

...eration instrument system, the NanoChip(R) 400, is expected to be available in 2005. Nanogen's subsidiary SynX offers a line of point-of-care diagnostic tests and is building expertise in cardiac related health conditions. Nanogen's ten years of pioneering research involving nanotechnology may also have futur...

Development of portable infectious disease detector

...rably moredifficult than most of the inventors had expected and the products thatthese companies have created thus far have been too expensive for thepoint-of-care diagnostics market.For their home fertility tester, Pria kept costs down by keeping theirsystem as simple as possible. Instead of trying to squeez...

First real-time view of developing neurons reveals surprises, say Stanford researchers

...c food moving up and down or left and right. They expected to find that young neurons fire in response to a variety of different images, then refine their role over time so that in the adult fish the neurons only respond to images moving in a certain direction or near the left or right side of the visual fie...

International trial of two microbicides begins

...,220 women will be enrolled in the trial, which is expected to last approximately 30 months. "This is the first microbicide safety and effectiveness trial of this magnitude to be conducted by NIAID," says Roberta J. Black, Ph.D., Topical Microbicide Team Leader in NIAID's Division of AIDS. "It is a critical ...

MetaChip provides quick, efficient toxicity screening of potential drugs

...,220 women will be enrolled in the trial, which is expected to last approximately 30 months. "This is the first microbicide safety and effectiveness trial of this magnitude to be conducted by NIAID," says Roberta J. Black, Ph.D., Topical Microbicide Team Leader in NIAID's Division of AIDS. "It is a critical ...

Tiny scaffolding allows stem cells to become working fat cells

... that proved that the cells expressed the normally expected array of genes, and subsequent proteins and did so as well as occurs in normal tissue. So far, the researchers have kept the cells alive and thriving for several months and hope to maintain them for up to a year. "We know that the environment in whi...

Bird Brains Show How Trial and Error May Contribute to Learning

...ing this region. Learning takes some time, so Kao expected to wait for her results. But stimulating the LMAN had an immediate impact. The tune and rhythm of the basic song did not change, but a tiny burst of electricity would show up a few notes later as a change in volume or pitch at a particular time in th...

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

...ltural, industrial and urban development ?problems expected to be compounded by climate change, United Nations University experts warn. Covering more than 165,000 square kilometers ?an area roughly equal to Florida ?in the heart of South America, the Pantanal is the world's largest freshwater wetland, of act...

Falling ants glide back to trunk to avoid dangers of forest floor

... up, as compared to a mere 5 percent that would be expected to land on the trunk if the ants were parachuting randomly to the ground. "I noticed this five years before in Panama, but it was at that moment in Peru 18 months ago that I realized why they do it: They're trying to get back to the tree, they're tr...

Scientists discover that host cell lipids facilitate bacterial movement

... these lipids play in Listeria infection. "We had expected to see PIP2 and PIP3 only at the very back of Listeria where new actin assembly was taking place," recalls Dr. Southwick. "To our surprise these lipids also localized to the front of the moving bacteria." The researchers also noticed that Listeria mo...

Scientists find fossil proof of Egypt's ancient climate

... in volume and make it more saline would have been expected to result in large excursions in d18O and minor element concentrations," Kieniewicz said. "However, throughout the stratigraphy, the d18O values of the silts remain isotopically light and the minor elements do not show intense evaporative trends, sug...

Applied Biosystems Introduces Advanced Gene Expression Service Provider Program

...tion and technical and promotional support that is expected to enhance service providers?business offerings. The program, intended to assist service providers in genetic analysis using interpretation tools and content to advance scientific research while helping them achieve necessary return on investment, w...

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

...tion and technical and promotional support that is expected to enhance service providers?business offerings. The program, intended to assist service providers in genetic analysis using interpretation tools and content to advance scientific research while helping them achieve necessary return on investment, w...

Unprecedented water level rise in Somalia

... passing into Central Somalia. Heavy rain was also expected to continue into next week. In Jowhar, 90 kilometres north of the capital Mogadishu, three villages were affected by breaks in the river. Overnight, river levels dropped from 4.6 to 4 metres, suggesting a breach somewhere upstream. OCHA said Somali ...

Antibiotic might fight HIV-induced neurological problems

... as it does in SIV-infected monkeys, but it is not expected to start until sometime next year. "It is too early to recommend minocycline for patients," emphasizes Ned Sacktor, M.D., an associate professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center who wasn't involved with the current study, but...

How the environment could be damaging men's reproductive health

...thuania and Finland[2] suggests that a higher than expected prevalence of cryptorchidism (undescended testes) ...-Baltic region. Based on these data, we could have expected the frequency of cryptorchidism in Lithuanian boys to be similar to that in Finnish boys." So what ...

Scientists discuss improved biopesticides for locust control in West Africa

..., but when the annual spring rains begin, they are expected to return. Participants at the seminar included m...h during the secondary invasion of locusts that is expected in 2005. Agblevor discussed long-term formulation research that could expand the circumstances under...

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