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One species, many genomes

...strains will allow the detection of new genes. The plan is to decipher the genomes of at least 1001 Arabidopsis varieties. A new instrument, with which the entire genome of a plant can be read in just a few days, is already available. Still missing are the computational algorithms to interpret the anticip...

Cigarette smoke alters DNA in sperm, genetic damage could pass to offspring

... conse-quences of smoking, Yauk and her colleagues plan to study how altered DNA manifests itself in the c...ice that are exposed to firsthand smoke. They also plan to study the effects of secondhand smoke on male mice as well the possibility that the eggs of femal...

Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review

... group” says Dr Dolan. “It is important that we plan ahead so that we are able to care for patients with skin cancer without compromising other chronic dermatological diseases.” The authors – from the Dermatology Department at the Royal Victoria Hospital and Queen’s University Belfast - say tha...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...hich may now rank among the richest in Africa. The plan would include the integration of several thousand ...resource management and extractive industries. The plan for management of wildlife and the protected areas network being designed by the Ministry of the Env...

Study shows lizard moms dress their children for success

...e complex interactions more fully, the researchers plan to study the hormones and their effects in the field over several generations of lizards. ...

Genetic factors are linked to fever following smallpox vaccination

...allowing practitioners to modulate the vaccination plan according to risk. This type of practice, the goal of personalized predictive medicine, appears closer in feasibility than ever given the pace of genetic testing.”...

Plants recognize their siblings, biologists discover

...uld gardeners arrange their plants like they would plan the seating at a dinner party" “Gardeners have known for a long time that some pairs of species get along better than others, and scientists are starting to catch up with why that happens,” says Dudley. “What I’ve found is that plants from the sam...

The kapok connection -- Study explains rainforest similarities

...l Biology, which funded the research. "In order to plan for and mitigate global climate change, we need to understand the history of life on Earth through studies like this one." Oceanic dispersal links the world's rainforests, said Dick, "and this study is one of the first to catch that process in act...

Gene therapy study shows safety and statistically significant improvement in Parkinson's disease

... therapeutic programs, including epilepsy where we plan to initiate a Phase 1 gene therapy study this year.” Study Design The study included 12 patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease, with four patients in each of three dose-escalating cohorts. All procedures were performed under local anesthe...

Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

... uncertainties, it is best to have a comprehensive plan in place,” said Arnold Monto, professor of epidemiology and influenza expert at the University of Michigan. “Tamiflu is active against all types of influenza virus and will be immediately available during a pandemic if stockpiles are adequate. The bi...

Skimmed milk -- Straight from the cow

...them a natural ability to produce skimmed milk and plan to use this information to breed herds of milkers ...roducing only skimmed milk. The researchers also plan to breed commercial herds producing milk with the unique characteristics required to make a butter t...

'Insulator' helps silence genes in dormant herpes virus

...ique structures," she says. The researchers now plan to study the HSV-1 insulator in mice to see how the mechanism works to block the communication of gene-activating elements such as enhancers and promoters. The group is also working to identify any additional proteins that may play a role in establis...

Scientists identify prion's infectious secret

...to prion activity. Tessier and his colleagues plan to further investigate this process in mammalian prions, such as those responsible for mad cow and Cruetzfeldt-Jakob diseases, as well as in other non-prion proteins that can also form amyloid structures. ...

Spud origin controversy solved

...ding programs? Spooner and other scientists now plan to further investigate the origin of the European potato from DNA extracted from herbarium specimens of cultivated potatoes collected in Europe before 1845. “The results of these studies are providing data to rewrite the history of the cultivated...

From the deep -- Researchers find new species of sea anemone

...ound these anemones," Daly said. She and Gusmão plan to include A. pearseae in a long-term evolutionary study of genetic relationships among sea anemones. A. pearseae belongs to an extremely diverse group of anemones, Daly said, and comparing the anemones' genetic sequences may clue the researchers in ...

Rare soft-shell turtle, nesting ground found in Cambodia

...CI, WWF and the Cambodian Turtle Conservation Team plan to employ local community members to protect nesting beaches for the turtles and to conduct patrols during the dry season to prevent illegal fishing of the species prized as an expensive delicacy in neighboring Vietnam. The organizations will also pr...

Cornell lab confirms deadly fish virus spreading to new species

...quaculture species is a major research question we plan to investigate this year."...

In Iran, cheetahs collared for the first time

...serves is one of the first steps in establishing a plan to secure and connect the few remaining populations of this incredible animal." Once ranging from the Red Sea to India, the Asiatic cheetah today is hanging on by only the thinnest of threads. In the 1970s, estimates of the number of cheetahs in I...

MIT's ocean model captures diversity of underwater forests

...the research. Chisholm, Follows and Dutkiewicz plan to use this new type of model to look in more detail at what shapes the habitats of the phytoplankton and to link this to other, larger scientific issues about oceans, the plants and creatures living in them and global climate. "This is just the ...

Action video games sharpen vision 20 percent

...w the brain responds to other visual stimuli. They plan to use what would be a video gamer's dream: a new 360-degree virtual-reality computer lab now being completed at the University of Rochester....

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