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Timing is everything: First step in protein building revealed

...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 then a muchlarger shift...

Jefferson Virologists Coax HIV Out of Hiding

... highly active antiretroviraltherapy (HAART), they hoped they had found a way to finally rid thebody of the virus. But they were wrong. The virus instead goes intohiding, dormant and practically undetectable in the body ?andimpervious to attack. While HAART manages to keep the virus at bay,it’s still quite...

Study: 'homemade' gene expression technology unreliable

...he gene chip is a revolution in technology that is hoped rapidly to advance understanding of biological mechanisms and methods to assess the actions and effects of drugs and chemicals," said Spencer, who estimates there are "hundreds, if not thousands" of laboratories around the country using DNA microarra...

Amazon source of 5-year-old river breath

...eport in the July 28 issue of Nature. It had been hoped that regions such as the nearly 2.4 million-square-mile Amazon River basin ?where tropical forests rapidly gulp carbon dioxide during photosynthesis ?were holding onto that carbon for decades, even centuries, says Emilio Mayorga, University of Washin...

Caloric restriction won't dramatically extend life span in humans: UCLA research

...rcent -- far less than the 20-plus years some have hoped could be achieved by drastic caloric restriction. He considers the 3 percent figure more likely than the 7 percent. "The trade-off between calories and longevity appears to be close to a linear relationship, but the slope isn't very steep," said Phe...

Woods Hole Research Center plans controlled burn in Amazon rainforest

...e. By conducting this work on this property, it is hoped that the fire experiment, along with concurrent studies of riparian zone recuperation, soil management, and water quality, will help this and other companies improve the ecological management of their properties. Grupo Maggi provides no funding for t...

New processing method reduces peanut allergenicity

...s on sensory quality of the final product. "It is hoped that careful control of the process conditions may enable complete modification of allergenic proteins into non-allergenic and readily soluble proteins," says Yu. "This finding is good news to individuals who are allergic to peanuts and important not...

Kenya halts first field trials of GM maize

...eld trials of GM maize ). The IRMA researchers had hoped to release the maize to farmers by 2010 ( see Revision of plans delays Kenya's GM maize ). ...

NIH launches comprehensive effort to explore cancer genomics

...rs and clinicians with an early glimpse of what is hoped will evolve into an unprecedented, comprehensive "atlas" of information describing the genomes of all cancers. This atlas will enable researchers throughout the world to analyze and use the data in their own research to develop new diagnostics and th...

Diabetes researchers pioneer islet cell xenotransplantation in primate studies

...or human transplantation," said Dr. Rajotte. "It's hoped that within the next three to five years, we will be transplanting patients with pig islets once we prove that it is safe." Using a relatively simple and reproducible method of obtaining large numbers of islets from neonatal pig pancreata developed ...

Oceans are 70 percent shark free

...ccur throughout the world's oceans and it had been hoped that as man explores deeper into the abyss and beyond throughout the largest environment on the planet - new species would be discovered. However, 20 years of exploration, combined with analysis of records over the past 150 years, has convinced t...

International HIV/AIDS trial finds continuous antiretroviral therapy superior to episodic therapy

...ications have been associated with ART, and it was hoped that they would be seen less frequently in those patients receiving less drug. Although the risk-to-benefit ratio of drug conservation over the longer term remains uncertain, the DSMB recommended that enrollment into the trial be halted in light o...

Faster immune system testing set to improve poultry quality

...illiam Ragland of Zagreb Biotek in Croatia. He had hoped that there would be direct commercial interest in the test alone but the animal health industry is conservative and companies are hesitant because they have lost considerable market in Asia due to the current outbreak of bird flu. "We had five poten...

Scientist warns of threat to last stronghold of endangered turtle

...as pacific populations dwindle precariously. It's hoped the project, to tag and track the animals, will uncover their migratory secrets and provide the basis for efforts to safeguard them. After fitting them with satellite trackers the team are using the internet to follow their journeys, which are among ...

Taipan venom no snake oil

...s responsible for Australian snakes' toxins. It is hoped a comprehensive study of all the venom components from Australian snakes may yield further novel components thatcould be targeted as human drugs. ...

Spinal cord bridge bypasses injury to restore mobility

... a new incision site near C5 where the researchers hoped to reconnect the other end of the bridge to the spinal cord, but also prevent further scarring. They also primed the newly re-grown axons for rapid regeneration by clipping their ends. Silver said this method resulted in approximately 20 percent of...

New light microscope sharpens scientists' focus

...superior to what was currently available, and they hoped they had the skills to solve that problem. Hess and Betzig had both thought a lot already about how to build a better microscope. In 1993, Betzig published a paper in Science showing that the position of fluorescent molecules under a near-field ...

Smokers invite to test vaccine against nicotine addiction

... remain in the body for some time, Reus said it is hoped that the vaccine also will prevent relapse. When a vaccinated smoker lights up months after quitting, the person should not experience the nicotine-triggered reward that tempts most people back into the habit. Northern California smokers over 18 a...

Technology for monitoring fetal oxygen during labor offers no apparent benefit

...al oxygen levels. Designers of the new technology hoped that knowing the oxygen status of the baby during labor would provide information on the health of the baby, especially when there were disturbances in the fetal heart rate during labor. "The results of this study show that while a new technology ...

Study: Living coral reefs provide better protection from tsunami waves

..., and this is one of them." Kunkel said that she hoped the study would inspire other scientists to continue the research by obtaining more observational data. Incorporating such data into the team's theoretical model, she said, would then allow scientists to plan better for future tsunami strikes along l...

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