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Dinosaur DNA? New Patent Covers Degraded DNA recovery

... available later this year. "We don't plan to turn house cats into saber tooth cats or create a Jurassic Theme Park anytime soon. But we do think this breakthrough has many applications yet to be discovered and we look forward to working with our colleagues to thoroughly examine all the possibilities," say...

Gene therapy converts dead bone graft to new, living tissue

...ully the patient's own, as if the dead bone were a house being renovated by replacing a single brick at a time without tearing the whole structure apart. Schwarz's studies with mice showed their dead splints were quickly converted to new, healthy bone. He projects that the bone would be completely convert...

Needling Chromosomes Reveals Cell Division Secret

...omes are thetiny fiber structures in the cell that house its genes. They replicateand separate in the process of cell division. The exquisite management of adhesion properties between newly divided chromosomes, called chromatids, is crucial if the cells are to divide properly. In this process chromatids a...

Jumping gene helps explain immune system's abilities

...pinggene called Hermes, still active in the common house fly, createschanges in DNA very much like those created by the process behindantigen recognition."Hermes behaves more like the process used by the immune system torecognize a million different proteins, called antigens, than anypreviously studied jum...

UCSD Discovery Shows How Embryonic Stem Cells Perform 'Quality Control' Inspections

...pinggene called Hermes, still active in the common house fly, createschanges in DNA very much like those created by the process behindantigen recognition."Hermes behaves more like the process used by the immune system torecognize a million different proteins, called antigens, than anypreviously studied jum...

New therapy for HIV/AIDS eliminates needles and excessive toxicity

...pinggene called Hermes, still active in the common house fly, createschanges in DNA very much like those created by the process behindantigen recognition."Hermes behaves more like the process used by the immune system torecognize a million different proteins, called antigens, than anypreviously studied jum...

Gene sequencing explains bioremediation 'bug'

...pinggene called Hermes, still active in the common house fly, createschanges in DNA very much like those created by the process behindantigen recognition."Hermes behaves more like the process used by the immune system torecognize a million different proteins, called antigens, than anypreviously studied jum...

Fleshing out the genome

...in Richland, Wash., now suggests a way to put this house in order. They offer a powerful new method that integrates experimental and computational analyses to ascribe function to genes that had been termed "hypothetical" -- sequences that appear in the genome but whose biological purposes were previously u...

Duke engineers develop new 3-D cardiac imaging probe

...asing of a commercially available 2-D TEE probe to house their new 3-D model. The casing design already has been tested and approved for use. The new Duke 3-D probe is tipped with a dime-sized array of 504 individual ultrasound sensors. Each sensor is as wide as a few human hairs. "It took a craftsman to ...

Maine Researchers Find Exceptions to Old Rules of Genetic Inheritance

...aff scientist at The Jackson Laboratory. In feral house mice, 20 percent of the population carries one copy of the t haplotype whereas the remaining 80 percent carries the wild haplotype. According to the distribution predictions set out by Gregor Mendel, the 19th century Austrian monk who studied inherit...

Are rice and wheat behind China's population boom?

...very of wheat - excavated from a pit among ancient house ruins and garbage dumps - was especially intriguing. The Chinese were not known to have contact with western Asia - the likely source of the wheat - until much later. "Despite all we know about China, we have never had a really good idea about what ...

What's really making you sick? Plant pathologists offer the science behind Sick Building Syndrome

...as discuss proactive strategies to be taken during house construction in order to control mold, insect, and mite-related allergens. The workshop will be held Saturday, July 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Austin Convention Center. Members of the media are extended complimentary registration to the ...

UCLA scientists store materials in cells natural vaults

...ave relied upon viruses or artificial chemicals to house and deliver drugs or other substances to targeted cells. RESEARCH: Scientists at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have exploited thousands of tiny capsules in cells to store vast amounts of biomaterial. Dubbed vaults ?for their high arche...

Program finds lost genes in nematode genome

...alyses. This is important for finding exons, which house the coding machinery of proteins. While getting intron length is helpful for gene annotation, the process is 15 times slower than the typical, less accurate methods. Being able to define intron length has implications for the human genome, which is m...

Gene expands malaria's invasion options

...y. "It's a bit like someone trying to get into a house with different doors," says. Cowman of The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia, and the study's senior author. "When you remove sialic acid, you block half the doors. W2mef normally goes in through the receptor...

Scientists discover stem cell origin of neck and shoulders

...filled by other cells: just like the scaffold of a house which is later filled in by bricks, mortar and windows. If cells are from the same stem cell origin they 'stick together' throughout their life ?normally without us noticing it." As the joining points between muscles and bones have survived unaltere...

'Sinkers' provide missing piece in deep-sea puzzle

...s of use. At this point the larvacean abandons its house and swims off to create a new one. The cast-off larvacean house eventually deflates like a punctured balloon and sinks rapidly toward the seafloor, carrying large a...

Bacteria in Household Dust May Trigger Asthma Symptoms

...uals." Since the mid 1960s, researchers knew that house dust contains endotoxin, but it is only within the last five years that they began to understand the impact of household endotoxin on human health. Knowing what triggers asthma, whether it is endotoxins or something else, may help a physician better ...

UF study first to quantify validity of DNA I.D. tool using marine snails

...cool tool that will revitalize museums, which will house the reference collections, and generate 'gee whiz' appreciation from the general public as well," he said. Much of the analysis was done at the Florida Museum of Natural History at UF -- where Meyer and his co-author Gustav Paulay are curators -- be...

Pillows - a hot bed of fungal spores

...h said: "We know that pillows are inhabited by the house dust mite which eats fungi, and one theory is that the fungi are in turn using the house dust mites' faeces as a major source of nitrogen and nutrition (along with human skin scales). Ther...

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