Tag: "promiscuous" at biology news
Mayo Clinic Researchers Create 'Obedient Virus'; First Step To Use Measles Virus Against Cancer
...concern that the measles virus may be a little too promiscuous
in its ability to infect both cancer cells and non-cancer cells, so we wanted to develop a method whereby we could retarget the virus to infect cancer cells only," says Dr. Russell. "And we succeeded." ...
While on trail of dioxin, scientists pinpoint cancer target of green tea
...orking on ways to block HSP90, which is known as a promiscuous
chaperone protein because it binds to many different cells and receptors in the body. It turns out that those researchers are trying to duplicate what green tea does naturally. Gasiewicz says drug makers can learn from green tea, which might modulate...
Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident
...d, overuse of alcohol and tobacco, and unprotected promiscuous
sexual activity. What was the environmental impact? Ecosystems affected by Chernobyl have been studied and monitored extensively for the past two decades. Major releases of radionuclides continued for ten days and contaminated more than 200,000 squ...
Intelligently designed molecular evolution
...environment. Driven by selective pressures, these promiscuous
enzymes and other proteins evolved along divergent...highly dependent on the fact that the functions of promiscuous
proteins can be altered with just a small number of amino acid substitutions, a property known as pl...
Male chimpanzees prefer mating with old females
...at whereas chimpanzees participate in a relatively promiscuous
mating system, humans form unusually long-term mating bonds, thereby making young females more valuable as mates with greater reproductive potential. The findings, reported by Martin Muller of Boston University and colleagues at Harvard University, a...
Comprehensive model is first to map protein folding at atomic level
... living cells to recognize correct partners versus promiscuous
Philandering female felines forgo fidelity
...ales. “It seems that female cheetahs are highly promiscuous
with no detectable mate fidelity between breeding seasons,” said Dr. Sarah Durant, a researcher with the Wildlife Conservation Society/Tanzania Cheetah Conservation Program and project leader. “In fact, we now know many of the fathers exist outside t...