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UCSB scientists probe sea floor venting to gain understanding of early life on Earth

...lf of the twentieth century, and have now become a powerful motivation for research and exploration, according to the National Science Foundation, a major funder of this work. The NSF explains that subseafloor ecosystems may represent both the cradle of life on Earth and a model for the exploration and discov...

Novel technology detects human DNA mutations

...lysis methodology for whole genomic human DNA is a powerful example of the versatility of our proprietary ClearReadTM nanoparticle technology," said William Moffitt, Nanosphere's President and CEO. "This study and the use of nanoparticles to dramatically increase sensitivity in our other proprietary applicati...

Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron

...hat. Since growing plants absorb carbon dioxide, a powerful greenhouse gas, he suggested that natural increases in iron inputs to the oceans during the geologic past may have removed enough carbon from the atmosphere to affect global climate, perhaps even contributing to the onset of ice ages. Martin died in ...

Newly discovered virus linked to childhood lung disorders and Kawasaki disease

... winterand spring; recent studies have described a powerful immune response inthe respiratory tract and other organs in acute cases of Kawasakidisease, suggesting the involvement of a specific microbe, which mayenter the body through the respiratory tract; finally, as the emergenceof SARS illustrates, coronav...

Improved Outcomes Releases GeneLinker(TM) Gold and Platinum Version 4.6

...oteomics research,while GeneLinker Platinum offers powerful feature detection, committeesof neural networks, committees of SVMs and committees of Bayesianclassifiers that are more suitable to the intermediate or advancedresearcher."This new release illustrates our commitment to supporting andadvancing the Gen...

Poplar trees redirect resources in response to simulated attack

... physiological processes within plants using these powerful imaging tools," said Richard Ferrieri, who leads B...into various biochemical pathways is an incredibly powerful tool for learning how plants cope with stress," says plant scientist Michael Thorpe who is helping t...

First-ever Compounds To Target Only Metastatic Cells Are Highly Effective Against Breast, Prostate, And Colon Cancers

...ore macrolactam -- that are about 1,000 times more powerful at inhibiting cancer cell migration." In fact, in a mouse model, the analogues were between 91 to 99 percent effective in stopping the spread of breast cancer cells, the researchers report. Cell culture studies suggest they can reproduce that succes...

Discovery of key protein's shape could lead to improved bacterial pneumonia vaccine

...roism (CD). NMRcombines radio wave emissions and a powerful magnetic field todetermine the structure of proteins suspended in solutions, while CDmeasures differences in the absorption of different types of polarizedlight by molecules to determine their shape. It also can show how thatshape can change when the...

New comparative toxicogenomics database

...roism (CD). NMRcombines radio wave emissions and a powerful magnetic field todetermine the structure of proteins suspended in solutions, while CDmeasures differences in the absorption of different types of polarizedlight by molecules to determine their shape. It also can show how thatshape can change when the...

Genetically modified natural killer immune cells attack, kill leukemia cells

...em cells can be genetically modified to brandish a powerful "on-switch" that prompts them to aggressively attack and kill leukemic cells. This finding, from researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, suggests a way to improve the outcome of children who receive treatment for acute lymphoblastic leu...

Researchers discover molecule that causes secondary stroke

...ber Gail Pyne-Geithman, PhD, it must be exposed to powerful oxidizers that cause the production of significant amounts of the BOXes. The correlation between elevated BOXes, bilirubin and oxidative stress in this study, she says, was "striking." The researchers point out that although their findings are encou...

Scientists identify genetic pathways essential to RNA interference

...ntial to the process of RNA interference (RNAi), a powerful new research tool for inactivating genes in plants...elp transform what has been a research tool into a powerful therapeutic tool. Although the process has worked well in studies of cultured human cells, it has no...

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

...the scope of most research labs. "Moleculizeris a powerful tool that meets a very real need for biologists,"e...things very difficult."Computer simulations can be powerful tools in contemporary molecularbiology research, aiding scientists in analyzing data and in testingh...

Scientists identify new model Of NK cell development

...nd development of human natural killer (NK) cells, powerful but somewhat mysterious components of the body's immune system that are the first line of defense against cancer and infectious diseases. Scientists have believed for years that human NK cells are generated in bone marrow, but Michael Caligiuri, dir...

New methods of gene delivery using lasers

...volves a miniature violet laser -is cheap, simple, powerful and versatile. Its adaptability means it could have potentially wide medical applications including gene therapy, the delivery of anti-cancer agents and advanced studies of neuro-degenerative diseases. The development, published today, is the work o...

X-Ray Beams And Fruit Fly 'Flight Simulator' Aid Scientists' View Of Muscle Power

...construct a ‘movie?of the molecular changes in the powerful muscles as they lengthen and shorten to drive the ...ontract. The results suggest a model for how these powerful biological motors turn “on?and “off?during the wingbeat. “Small flying insects face an enormous tas...

Sexual cooperation: Mating increases longevity in ant queens

The phenomenon of sexual conflict is a powerful driving force in the evolution of reproductive biology for many animal species. Males often try to manipulate their female mates during copulation--for example, by traumatic inseminations (as in the case of bed bugs) or by the transfer of toxic semin...

International HapMap consortium expands mapping effort

...port, today announced plans to create an even more powerful map of human genetic variation than originally env...y 600 bases. "This will help us create a far more powerful HapMap than we ever imagined. We sincerely thank all those who are giving their time, technology and...

Supercomputer Dedicated To Bioengineering, Computational Biology Installed

...athematical operations per second, the second most powerful computer cluster on campus, will be used to analyz... model spans all these biological scales, but this powerful new cluster will enable us to integrate models over many of these scales, which will make it possibl...

Wisconsin researchers identify sleep gene

...r the first time a single gene mutation that has a powerful effect on the amount of time fruit flies sleep. I...thers, says Cirelli. "We believe this gene is very powerful because it acts on the final common pathway and has the ability to change the excitability of neuron...

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