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New findings challenge established views on human genome

...ional research consortium today published a set of papers that promise to reshape our understanding of how t...in the June 14 issue of Nature and in 28 companion papers published in the June issue of Genome Research, the ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE) consortium...

Exploring the dark matter of the genome

...st results from the DHGP are reported in a pair of papers in the June 15, 2007 issue of Science. The annotated heterochromatic sequences reveal over 200 protein-coding genes. The heterochromatin also includes other features of biological importance, including sequences that code for non-protein-coding R...

Runners -- Let thirst be your guide

...f experts in this condition has issued a number of papers and recommendations, including an international consensus statement on this disorder published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine in 2005. Joseph Verbalis, M.D., Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine at Georgetown Universi...

Detecting cold, feeling pain: Study reveals why menthol feels fresh

...key role in sensing cold. However, some subsequent papers questioned this theory. In the current study, the team confirmed their hypothesis by "knocking out" the gene that synthesizes the receptor, both in sensory neurons in cell culture and in mice. The cells in culture were unresponsive to cooling agen...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...Salt Lake City, Utah, 801-328-2000). More than 650 papers will be presented. WORLD WIDE PRESS ROOM W...anguage versions of selected meeting papers. These papers will enable you to cover the meeting, even if you can't leave your desk. NOTEWORTHY SALT LAKE C...

Natural antibiotics yield secrets to atom-level imaging technique

...he journal BBA-Biomembranes, published a number of papers in leading journals, and brought out a book on NMR Spectroscopy of Biological Solids. Ramamoorthy says that this area of research will grow considerably at U-M from implementing plans to set up a high magnetic field solid-state NMR spectrometer facil...

Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic

... National Academy of Sciences. “These important papers suggest that a primary lesson of the 1918 influenza pandemic is that it is critical to intervene early,?says Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which funded one of the studies. “Wh...

Researchers find link between food odors and lifespan in fruit flies

...is used for rapid publication of selected research papers that are published later in the print version of S...is used for rapid publication of selected research papers that are published later in the print version of Science. Van Voorhies did the metabolic measurem...

Stanford-led study closes in on genes that may predispose some people to severe depression

...ibilities. The team's results are reported in two papers that will be published in the February issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry. Levinson's group, comprising researchers from six universities, achieved this breakthrough by studying 650 families in which at least two members suffered from...

Ancient genes used to produce salt-tolerant wheat

...g new salt-tolerant varieties. In a recent set of papers published in the journal Plant Physiology researchers describe the two genes -- known as Nax1 and Nax2. The genes work by excluding salt from different parts of the plant: one from the roots, the other from the leaves. The discovery of the two genes ...

Woman's Day and For Womens of Science

...presents 33 principal findings from five synthesis papers prepared by the world's leading mercury scientists...me issue of Ambio. The declaration and supporting papers summarize what is currently known about the sources and movement of mercury in the atmosphere, the s...

Mercury contamination of fish warrants worldwide public warning

...presents 33 principal findings from five synthesis papers prepared by the world's leading mercury scientists...me issue of Ambio. The declaration and supporting papers summarize what is currently known about the sources and movement of mercury in the atmosphere, the s...

NASA predicts nongreen plants on other planets

...nets, according to scientists whose two scientific papers appear in the March issue of the journal, Astrobiology. The scientists studied light absorbed and reflected by organisms on Earth, and determined that if astronomers were to look at the light given off by planets circling distant stars, they might pr...

Analysis of rhesus monkey genome uncovers genetic differences with humans, chimps

...ate most closely related to humans. Four companion papers that relied on the rhesus sequence also appear in the same issue. The rhesus genome is the second non-human primate, after the chimp, to have its genome sequenced and is the first of Old World monkeys to have its DNA deciphered. "The sequ...

New protein inhibitor impedes growth of cancerous cells

...in culture. The findings are reported in companion papers reported by two collaborating groups—one (Lenart e...rt Kraut of Boehringer Ingelheim Austria GmbH. The papers will appear in Current Biology online on February 8th. Because cancer cells are typically fast grow...

Scientists find method to pick noncompetitive animals, improve production

... write about the tool and its effectiveness in two papers published in the current issue of the journal Genetics. The journal's cover highlights the work with a photograph that Muir took of various colorful fish species interacting in a simulated ecosystem at the Monterey, Calif., aquarium. "There is an ...

Are journal rankings distorting science?

...The impact factor is a measure of the citations to papers in scientific journals. It was developed as a simp...s rank has no bearing on the quality of individual papers it publishes. But more worrying is the trend towards using impact factors to guide decisions on rese...

Mitochondrial genes move to the nucleus -- but it's not for the sex

...B evolutionary biologist Michael J. Wade, examined papers that identified the sexual properties of plants that show evidence of mitochondrial-nuclear transfer. In all, the scientists collected data from plant species representing 170 genera. ...

Turning a cellular sentinel into a cancer killer

... Scott Lowe at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Both papers were published online January 24, 2007, in advance...arpless and Ronald DePinho wrote that "these three papers provide reason for cautious optimism that reactivation of p53, and possibly of other tumour-suppress...

Protein averts cell suicide but might contribute to cancer

...ve Cancer Center are described in two back-to-back papers in The Journal of Biological Chemistry. "Unrepaired DNA damage presents a big roadblock for the DNA replication machinery, which cannot go around it," says Zucai Suo, assistant professor of biochemistry. "This damage will trigger cell death becau...

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