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The connector rotation hypothesis? Phage do not pack their DNA by rotation

...orescence polarization with "magnetic tweezers" to glue the end of the capsid farthest from the hole to a slide using antibodies, and then they draw out the DNA being packaged in the opposite direction by attaching a magnetic bead to its loose end and applying a magnetic field. Importantly, they also labe...

Research project tackles 'regeneration' gap

...egeneration research. "The fellows will be the glue that holds this broad group of scientists together," said Steindler, a professor of neuroscience at the UF College of Medicine. "We will begin a process of sharing ideas and designing experiments to answer questions about growth in simple systems tha...

Two-faced protein can stop metastasis or promote it, researchers say

A protein known to be a key component of the glue that holds cells together also is involved in breaking them apart and promoting their movement when tumors begin to spread to other parts of the body, researchers at Mayo Clinic have found. The study, published in the Sept. 18 online issue of the Jo...

PNAS study reveals why organs fail following massive trauma

...ear throughout the Glue grant infrastructure. The glue grant is an open access endeavor as well. The resu...ing the Stanford Human Genome Center. The trauma glue grant was launched in 2001 with an original $30 million award over five years, and has just been ren...

Like a snail through the intestinal canal

...ultaneously as a lubricant for gliding on and as a glue which the slug can grip hold of. An intestinal robot should also have a similar layer to use. To achieve this, an adhesive layer is added to the mucus-like properties, which allows the device to be stuck to the layer of mucus. The ability to be atta...

Study reveals details of mussels' tenacious bonds

...on of tyrosine residues to form DOPA during mussel glue processing is critical. "Our results point the way toward new applications for our mussel mimetic polymers," said Messersmith, who has designed a versatile two-sided coating that sticks securely to a surface and prevents cell, protein and bacterial...

Researchers get neurons and silicon talking

...special proteins found in the brain to essentially glue the neurons to the chip. These proteins act as more than a simple adhesive, however. "They also provided the link between ionic channels of the neurons and semiconductor material in a way that neural electrical signals could be passed to the silicon ...

Stem cells from muscles can repair cartilage

...g," the authors state. They note that using fibrin glue enabled the cells to settle even in narrow clefts ...couraging, especially the successful use of fibrin glue to fill in the defect, and that the study "provides proof-of-principle for performing MDSC implantat...

Mining biotech's data mother lode

...ova, also developed by the BioGrid team. It is the glue the sticks the Gene Expression, Protein Interaction and ontology-based literature analysis together into an integrated, cohesive unit. "It's an open source language, available at www.prova.ws, and about 20 groups are using it around the world right n...

Study Unlocks Insects?Secret for Love in the Dark

..., the Inflammation and the Host Response to Injury glue grant team injected healthy volunteers with bacter...t D. Somers, Ph.D., NIGMS program director of this glue grant. "In the case of injury, time is critical. To provide the best treatment, doctors need to know...

Study reveals genomics of inflammation from severe injury

..., the Inflammation and the Host Response to Injury glue grant team injected healthy volunteers with bacter...t D. Somers, Ph.D., NIGMS program director of this glue grant. "In the case of injury, time is critical. To provide the best treatment, doctors need to know...

Gene therapy works in mice to prevent blindness that strikes boys

...tein called retinoschisin, or RS1, which acts like glue to connect the layers of the retina. Without it, the layers separate and tiny cysts form, devastating the vision and often leading to blindness in about 1 of every 5,000 boys. UF researchers injected a healthy version of the human RS1 gene to the su...

'Cookbook recipes' would cure disease with nontoxic DNA delivery systems

...r Advanced Science and Technology. "One idea is to glue the lipids and DNA together with positively charged ions like calcium." Using synchrotron small angle X-ray scattering and confocal microscopy, Wong and his colleagues -- former Illinois graduate student Hongjun Liang (now a postdoctoral researcher ...

Fundamental discovery -- Bone fracture

...ed collagen fibrils (protein fibers) of bone. The glue appears to contain "springs" that uncoil when the ...ntists spent several years tracking down where the glue was located in bone, and how it worked. "Before this research, it was well known that the mechanica...

Scalpel-free surgery could reduce risk of HIV and hepatitis exposure for health care workers

...ry to replace scalpel incisions, and skin clips or glue instead of sewing to close or repair wounds. Previous studies have shown that health care workers are injured in about 7 percent of operations. As many as 87 percent of surgeons will receive an injury that breaks the skin -- thus allowing for possib...

Double triumph in stem cell quest

...veal the details of his technique, but other teams glue cells to a surface and spin them until the denser nucleus is forced out. Then the team take cells from adults and fuse them with the enucleated ESCs. The idea is that the cytoplasm of an enucleated ESC will reprogram the donor nuclei, turning the fu...

Protein offers way to stop microscopic parasites in their tracks

... a chain: if the belt is to continue rotating, the glue spots have to be cut off at the back or they will ...arch for the protein that lets the parasite detach glue spots at the back of the belt. Scientists led by the Institute for Genomic Research in Rockville, Md...

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