Tag: "misses" at biology news
New lab technique identifies high levels of pathogens in therapy pool
...s the number of pathogen species, an approach that misses
many airborne bacteria that are difficult to grow in a lab environment. The new approach allowed researchers to survey more than 1,300 ribosomal RNA genes from different bacteria and fungi in the pool air and water and identify more than 600 unique s...
Test for early detection of prostate cancer shows promise
...A testing, like many disease-screening procedures, misses
some cases of cancer and in other cases erroneously highlights noncancerous conditions. “This new blood test, when coupled with PSA screening, may help reduce the number of both unnecessary biopsies and undetected prostate tumors,?said Getzenberg, I...
Minimal genome should be twice the size, study shows
... the University of Bath. "This knock out approach misses
the fact that there are alternative genetic routes, or pathways, to the production of the same cellular product. "When you knock out one gene, the genome can compensate by using an alternative gene. "But when you repeat the knock out experiment by ...
3-D model reveals secrets of metastasis
...lane. But a new study indicates that this approach misses
some crucial phenomena. Working in the labs of Whitehead Member Paul Matsudaira and MIT professor Douglas Lauffenburger, postdoctoral researcher Muhammad Zaman discovered that cells move quite differently in three dimensions. His study, which focus...
A new target for painkillers
... like having a backup catcher if the first catcher misses
the ball." How the Study was Performed The toxins in the study come from two cone snail species that eat worms, unlike relatives that eat fish or snails and occasionally deliver a fatal sting to a human fisherman. -- RgIA is from the specie...
Protein enables discovery of quantum effect in photosynthesis
...ong picture of how the process actually works, and misses
a crucial aspect of the reason for the wonderful efficiency." The taco shell is a sort of "middleman" in the antenna system, sandwiched in between a larger antenna and a molecule called the Reaction Center, where all the chemistry in energy trans...