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Pesticides choke pathway for nature to produce nitrogen for crops

...er appearing online this week ahead of the regular publication by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the five-member team reports that agrichemicals bind to and block connections to specific receptors (NodD) inside rhizobia bacteria living in root nodules in the soil. Rotation legume cro...

Ancient DNA traces the woolly mammoth's disappearance

... 7th report published online in Current Biology, a publication of Cell Press. DNA lifted from the bones, teeth, and tusks of the extinct mammoths revealed a “genetic signature” of a range expansion after the last interglacial period. After the mammoths’ migration, the population apparently leveled off, and one ...

Researchers shed light on shrinking of chromosomes

...e of cell division. In this week’s advanced online publication of Nature Cell Biology they report crucial new insights into timing, function and molecular basis of chromosome condensation. What happens when chromosomes are not correctly separated and distributed during cell division we know very well; two daugh...

U-M researchers discover gene switched off in cancer can be turned on

...Results of the study appear in the advanced online publication of the journal Oncogene. The researchers sought to understand why BRM is not expressed in certain cancer cell lines. They found no mutations to the gene but rather that it was just silent – essentially like a switch that had been turned off. Knowi...

Now, self-healing materials can mimic human skin, healing again and again

...d the corresponding author of a paper accepted for publication in the journal Nature Materials, and posted on its Web site. “The vascular nature of this new supply system means minor damage to the same location can be healed repeatedly,” said Sottos, who also is a researcher at the university’s Beckman Instit...

Undergraduate research shows leaderless honeybee organizing

...ve achievement for a student researcher – he got a publication as an undergraduate,” Schneider noted. “I really like working with our undergraduate honors students – they are so bright.” Pierce, age 22, has been working as a researcher in Schneider’s lab for the past two years through a UNC Charlotte Honors...

Study investigates 'divorce' among Galapagos seabirds

...ng to a Wake Forest University study scheduled for publication in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences June 13. This is surprising because there is an advantage to staying together, said Terri Maness, a doctoral student who co-authored the study with David J. Anderson, professor...

Endosome-mediated signaling in plants

...ill be published online in advance of its July 1st publication date, Drs. Niko Geldner, Joanne Chory and colleagues (The Salk Institute and HHMI) demonstrate that endosomes can function as signaling platforms in plants, as well as in animals. "These findings will influence our thinking of the evolutionary orig...

Male circumcision overstated as prevention tool against AIDS

...ic” and is freely available online at the PLoS ONE publication website at http://plosone.org/doi/pone.0000543 . The study has a number of important findings that should impact policy decisions in the future. First, male circumcision, which in previous studies had been found to be important in controlling AID...

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

...nc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NRGX) today announced the publication in the June 23 issue of the journal The Lancet of ...ry encouraged by the results of this trial and its publication in such a prestigious journal,” said John Mordock, Neurologix President and Chief Executive Officer....

New vaccine prevents CMV infection and disease in mice

...ction. The work is currently online in advance of publication in the July issue of Journal of Virology. “Our approach generates an immune response that is different from the normal response to the virus, and we hope to have found an ‘Achilles’ heel’ in the defenses that the virus uses to evade the immune sys...

Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage

... cases the injections caused nerve damage. "Our publication represents the first proof that gene therapy can w...cells within the CNS. Joining Kyrkanides in the publication from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry were co-authors J. Edward Puzas, P...

Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

...wo-day meeting, after which a draft manuscript for publication was prepared within 10 days. In a related editorial discussing how WHO is responding to global public health threats, the PLoS Medicine editors comment that while the time scale for developing the H5N1 guideline was "miraculously quick in WHO ter...

Scientists discover 5 new species of sea slugs from the Tropical Eastern Pacific

...e classified) that are completely described in the publication follows: Cerberilla chavezi sp. Was collected from the Bahia de Santiago, Colima in Mexico and is named for Roberto Chavez, who provided assistance during fieldwork and suggested dive sites. Cuthona destinyae came out of hull scrapings from t...

Global survey of lizards reveals greater abundance of animals on islands than on mainland ecosystems

...ornia, San Diego will appear in a paper slated for publication in the June issue of the journal Ecology Letters, available online in May. “We found that island populations are less resistant to biological invasions, which will likely increase dramatically with changing climate,?says Walter Jetz, an assistant ...

Keeping the immune system from starting a 'food fight'

...ar in the May 4, 2007 issue of the journal Cell, a publication of Cell Press. The researchers found that animals lacking a protein enriched in fat cells, called STAMP2, develop acute inflammation in deep pockets of visceral fat. The animals also showed symptoms of metabolic syndrome—including insulin resistance...

New technique will produce a better chromosome map

.... Their work appears online May 6 in advance of publication in the journal Nature Methods. Fruit flies are well suited for chromosome studies because some of their cells contain gigantic, "polytene" chromosomes, each built up of more than 1,000 parallel copies of DNA strands. When stained, condensed, dark ...

Researchers publish first marsupial genome sequence

...al Institutes of Health (NIH), today announced the publication of the first genome of a marsupial, belonging to a South American species of opossum. In a comparison of the marsupial genome to genomes of non-marsupials, including human, published in the May 10 issue of the journal Nature, the team found that most...

Researchers find link between food odors and lifespan in fruit flies

...er will be published by Science Express, an online publication of the AAAS, on Feb. 1. Science Express is used for rapid publication of selected research papers that are published later in the print version of Science. Van Voorhie...

Super-fermenting fungus genome sequenced

...thways, is featured in the March 4 advanced online publication of Nature Biotechnology. P. stipitis is the most proficient microbial fermenter in nature of the five-carbon “wood sugar?xylose—abundant in hardwoods and agricultural leftovers, which represent a motherlode of bioenergy fodder. “Increasing the c...

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