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Genes In The Interferon System Important In Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

...t. Further functionalanalyses will be necessary to map the molecular mechanisms in detail.Besides the Rheumatology Clinic at Uppsala Akademiska Hospital,hospitals in Umeå and Lund, in Sweden, and several hospitals in Finlandas well as one hospital in Reykjavik provided the project with DNAsamples and dia...

Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron

...s to steam in crisscrossing transects to re-do the map of the patch because of this rapid change," says Wells. The two vessels worked together in the patch for 12 days but operated independently most of the time. New security guidelines prohibit scientists from boarding or even sharing samples or equipm...

Whole genome fine map of rice completed

...2, CAS researchers have recently finished the fine map of the rice genome. In an article published by the... The current publication provided a completed fine map for the paternal strain¡°93-11¡± (Indica), and its comparison with the genome sequence of the Japoni...

Genome-wide mouse study yields link to human leukemia

...method of using enzymes and gel electrophoresis to map tiny bits of DNA on a grid. The stretches of DNA, referred to as fragments, show up as smudgy blobs on a test film. If a fragment is dark and definite, it is not methylated. If, on the other hand, it loses at least 30 percent of its intensity, it is ...

The secret lives of whales

...a new frontier in whale research ?he is creating a map of global ocean pollution based on skin samples fr...es and analyzing their contaminant loads, he could map levels of pollutants in different ocean. “The oceans act as a conveyer belt carrying contaminants ac...

New Clues Add 40,000 Years to Age of Human Species

...landmarks in the field, together with a hand drawn map from the late Paul Abell and photographs by Karl Butzer, both members of the 1967 expedition, the researchers were able to precisely locate the original fossil outcrops. The scientists collected hundreds of new mammal fossils that helped differentia...

New imaging method gives early indication if brain cancer therapy is effective, U-M study shows

... found that any change in the functional diffusion map predicted 10 weeks before traditional techniques if the tumor was responding to the chemotherapy or radiation therapy. This has potential to spare patients from weeks of a grueling treatment regimen that's not working and gives doctors the opportunit...

Scientists decipher genome of fungus that can cause life-threatening infections

...for the developmentand implementation of a genetic map for quantitative genetics andpopulation analysis. In addition, the accuracy of the gene annotationmakes it feasible to use Cryptococcus as a model to study how fungicause disease. Using the genomic sequence data, the Cryptococcusresearch community al...

First 'atlas' of key brain genes could speed research on cancer, neurological diseases

...p abnormally or malfunction.The scientists say the map will accelerate research on brain tumors andneurol...ithin different parts of the brain pinned down.The map should tell scientists studying different parts of the brain,which transcription factor (TF) genes r...

New Study from Affymetrix Laboratories Points to Changing View of How Genome Works

...anscripts in Arabidopsis Using tiling arrays to map new human transcription factor binding sites ...

Amino acids in nectar enhance butterfly fecundity: A long awaited link

...s, researchers from the University of Basel raised map butterfly caterpillars on both nitrogen poor and nitrogen rich stinging nettle. After the butterflies emerged, they were fed nectar with or without amino acids. Butterflies raised under natural, nitrogen poor larval food conditions laid more eggs wh...

New insight into people who 'see' colors in letters and numbers

...rmless radio waves and magnetic fields are used to map regions of higher blood flow in the brain, which reflects higher activity in those regions. Importantly, the researchers found evidence suggesting that synesthetes may be quite different from one another, which the researchers said "has profound imp...

Agilent Technologies releases automated literature search tool for biology researchers

...platform that enables researchers to form a visual map of complex biological networks, increasing their u...se sources and represents it within Cytoscape as a map of the relationships between the biological entities, such as genes and proteins. A microarray or an...

UF Researchers Map Bacterial Proteins That Cause Tooth Loss

...used cutting-edge molecular research techniques to map all the proteins ?known as the proteome ?produced by P. gingivalis. Ultimately, the researchers were able to fill hundreds of gaps in the organism’s sequence of roughly 2,000 proteins. “The approach used in this study is very exciting,?said Hansel F...

International HapMap consortium expands mapping effort

...ay announced plans to create an even more powerful map of human genetic variation than originally envisioned. The map will accelerate the discovery of genes related to common diseases, such as asthma, cancer, diabetes ...

Camera Traps Catch Eye of the Tiger

...presence/absence surveys that will provide a range map for tigers in Sumatra's lowland rainforest. The cameras will also help provide a density estimate of tigers in various habitat types and determine whether there are adequate prey species for tigers to subsist. The results could have significant impli...

New online portal merges vast data on Gulf of Maine ecosystem

...ake a look at our products" 3- Click on: The map next to "Annual Atlantic Cod Abundance & Distributions: 1963?003." (For more info, contact Nick Wolff, 207-228-8069, or nwolff@usm.maine.edu) The Dynamic Atlas will serve as a pilot for a truly integrated ocean observing system, called the Gul...

Love's all in the brain: fMRI study shows strong, lateralized reward, not sex, drive

...he caudate where there is a flexible combinatorial map representing and integrating many motivating stimuli. "This passion may be an excellent example of how a complex human behavioral state is processed. Moreover, taken together, our results and those of Andreas Bartels and Semir Zeki, who studied men ...

Brain-mapping technique aids understanding of sleep, wakefulness

The power of a new technique to map connections among nerve cells in the brain has a U...ives signals. Researchers then track the tracer to map the upstream neurons. Dr. Yanagisawa and his colleagues are the first to apply the technique in ord...

Decoding the logic of olfaction

...ces in the cortex, producing a distinctive spatial map for the odorant," she said. "Or, whether the input...eeded to isolate the animal's olfactory cortex and map neural activity by measuring the activity of a marker gene called c-Fos in individual neurons across...

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