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Man and mouse share genome structures

...rnstein said. "However, in the HOX regions, we see huge stretches of genome, many thousands of base pairs in length, that are completely covered by tags." The researchers speculate that these unique chromatin structures could be activating sets of HOX genes for specific developmental programs. This globa...

UW's Rosetta software to unlock secrets of many human proteins

...ntly licensed software that will give scientists a huge advantagein the fight against disease.The software, known as Rosetta, predicts how proteins fold, informationthat is highly valuable to biological and biomedical researchers.UW Tech Transfer's Digital Ventures licensed Rosetta software withoutcharge ...

Researchers find how protein allows insects to detect and respond to pheromones

...ntly licensed software that will give scientists a huge advantagein the fight against disease.The software, known as Rosetta, predicts how proteins fold, informationthat is highly valuable to biological and biomedical researchers.UW Tech Transfer's Digital Ventures licensed Rosetta software withoutcharge ...

Breakthrough Microarray-based Technology for the Study of Cancer

...undance andprotein abundance, is going to incite a huge body of experimentationand publication among the cancer research community."In the past, comparative genomic hybridization was performed throughthe optical imaging of whole chromosomes, a technique with limitedsensitivity, resolution, quantification ...

The secret lives of whales

... Past from DNA “Genetics is opening the door to a huge storehouse of historical information about whales,...ties are the undertakers of the deep, assimilating huge whale carcasses and recycling their bodies back into oceanic lifecycles. If we want to understand th...

Protein Packages Found To Activate Genes; May Be What Regulates Development And Disease

...ctivity. But the scanning results left them with a huge amount of data, and the daunting task of decipheri...t HOX clusters in mice and humans boast relatively huge sections of chromatin completely covered with tags. This was not seen before by using standard techn...

Gene Therapy For Parkinson's Disease Moves Forward In Animals

...ents to keep a good quality of life. It would be a huge change in the way treatment is done,?said Mandel, a neuroscientist in UF's College of Medicine. “We know the GDNF protects the neurons in primates from the model that we use, so that's good. We now know we can use very low doses that are still effect...

Researchers trace evolution to relatively simple genetic changes

...s a major difference. The human protein suffers "a huge amount of molecular lesions, including deletions, mutations, many types of lesions that would inactivate the protein," Kingsley said. But in contrast, "in the fish we don't see any mutations that would clearly destroy the protein." There are some ve...

Octopuses occasionally stroll around on two arms, UC Berkeley biologists report

...s a major difference. The human protein suffers "a huge amount of molecular lesions, including deletions, mutations, many types of lesions that would inactivate the protein," Kingsley said. But in contrast, "in the fish we don't see any mutations that would clearly destroy the protein." There are some ve...

Research Gives Hope For Liver Damage

...he University of Southampton said: "We arefacing a huge increase in the numbers of patients with advanced ...the development ofprimary liver cancer. There is a huge imperative to develop newapproaches to the treatment of liver scarring. Exciting insights suchas the...

MSI releases 'moleculizer' - a new approach to simulation of intracellular biochemical networks

...n be used to study realcellular systems, where the huge numbers of potential species andreaction channels makes things very difficult."Computer simulations can be powerful tools in contemporary molecularbiology research, aiding scientists in analyzing data and in testinghypotheses with simulated outcomes ...

Tiny scaffolding allows stem cells to become working fat cells

...ty acids, from the bloodstream. They also become a huge reservoir for glucose as well, and play a role in insulins ability to effectively convert glucose into energy. "If we could learn how to control fat formation in the body, then we could keep people leaner, lowering their chances of becoming insulin-...

New RNA polymerase discovered in plants

...s responsible for these subunits and there were no huge consequences. The plants survived, but there were slight delays in flowering and some strange floral defects. The plants were having trouble with organ identity ?stamens tried to turn into petals, for instance. Our first hypothesis was that the fourt...

New methods of gene delivery using lasers

...iomedicine and healthcare. Optical technology has huge potential for novel developments in the bio-medical field and St Andrews has outstanding research groups in this area. The new method -which involves a miniature violet laser -is cheap, simple, powerful and versatile. Its adaptability means it could ...

Family trees of ancient bacteria reveal evolutionary moves

...est puzzles for biologists and geologists alike. A huge amount of things are happening then in the geological record." ...

Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease moves forward in animals

...ents to keep a good quality of life. It would be a huge change in the way treatment is done," said Mandel, a neuroscientist in UF's College of Medicine. "We know the GDNF protects the neurons in primates from the model that we use, so that's good. We now know we can use very low doses that are still effec...

Wisconsin researchers identify sleep gene

...nes," Cirelli says. "Potassium changes may have a huge affect on sleep in humans." Sleep is a highly complex activity and probably involves many genes, some of which are more influential than others, says Cirelli. "We believe this gene is very powerful because it acts on the final common pathway and has...

Dead zone area in Gulf could be increasing, researchers say

...nually suffers from low oxygen which can result in huge marine life losses ?has appeared much earlier this year, meaning it could be potentially larger in 2005 and affect marine life more adversely than normal, researchers are reporting. A team of scientists from Texas A&M University, Texas A&M a...

Great White shark evolution debate involves WSU Lake Campus geology professor

...most feared predators of the sea, evolved from the huge prehistoric megladon shark or if its ancestry rest...two million to twenty million years ago. They were huge sharks, approximately the length of a Greyhound bus and possessing teeth that were up to six inches ...

A frog's life is food for thought

...ped burrowing frog are able to gorge themselves on huge meals without overwhelming their digestive system. "Nothing was known about their digestive physiology when I first started this project and for an animal that can starve for up to four years it is really interesting when you relate that back to hum...

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