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Enzyme, lost in most mammals, is shown to protect against UV-induced skin cancer

...energy source,expression of the transgenes allowed rapid photolyase-mediated repairof these lesions. The researchers found that transgenic mice bearingthe CPD photolyase transgene, in contrast to mice bearing the 6-4PPphotolyase transgene, showed superior resistance to the deleteriouseffects of UV irradiat...

W.M. Keck Foundation funds study of friendly microbes

...ey obstacles in emerging fields in science so that rapid progress can subsequently be made," Gordon says. "Their support of our studies of the genomic and metabolic foundations of mutually beneficial (symbiotic) relationships between microbes and humans will allow light to be shed on this previously myster...

Novel technology detects human DNA mutations

...ciple, reproducibility, and the robust, simple and rapid characteristics of this technology were demonstrated withunamplified DNA samples representing all possible forms of three genesimplicated in hypercoagulation disorders.Related : Nanosphere Inc. Technology ...

Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron

...ects to re-do the map of the patch because of this rapid change," says Wells. The two vessels worked together in the patch for 12 days but operated independently most of the time. New security guidelines prohibit scientists from boarding or even sharing samples or equipment with a vessel from another coun...

Mouse brain cells rapidly recover after Alzheimer's plaques are cleared

...r size of the existing swellings."The nerve cells' rapid ability to regain normal structure has Holtzmanand Brendza wondering if the nerve cells are constantly trying torestore their normal structure. If so, that recuperative effort mustsomehow be countered on an ongoing basis by the effects of the plaques...

Genome of deadly amoeba shows surprising complexity, evidence of lateral gene transfer

...ction. Says Petri: "The genome project has spawned rapid discovery of the parasite's mechanisms for replication, gene expression, motility, metabolism, and the killing of host cells." ### The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) is a not-for-profit research institute based in Rockville, Maryland. TIGR, ...

Key molecule in plant photo-protection identified

...r size of the existing swellings."The nerve cells' rapid ability to regain normal structure has Holtzmanand Brendza wondering if the nerve cells are constantly trying torestore their normal structure. If so, that recuperative effort mustsomehow be countered on an ongoing basis by the effects of the plaques...

Plants respond similarly to signals from friends, enemies

...harm the plant. Signals from both outsiders induce rapid changes in distribution of the plant's cytoskeleton, which is part of a pathway that leads to a series of growth changes that include the formation of either nodules housing bacteria or giant cells from which the nematodes feed. The scientists also ...

Male circumcision reduces risk of HIV transmission from women to men

...ogamous couples. Theirresults may help explain the rapid spread of HIV in settings wherecircumcision is not common and multiple sexual partnerships are. Between1993 and 1997, 745 male employees of trucking companies based inMombasa, Kenya were followed for the study. Initially they wereevaluated for circu...

Breakthrough Microarray-based Technology for the Study of Cancer

... has reported aninnovative method that enables the rapid advance of microarray-basedcomparative genomic studies in cancer. According to the reportpublished in the December 24, 2004 issue of the Proceedings of theNational Academy of Science (PNAS) in collaboration with the NationalHuman Genome Research Inst...

Automatic extraction of gene/protein biological functions from biomedical text

With the rapid advancement of biomedical science and the development of high-throughput analysis methods, the extraction of various types of information from biomedical text has become critical. Since automatic functional annotations of genes are quite useful for i...

Scientists decipher genome of fungus that can cause life-threatening infections

...ease." He says the genome sequence hasenabled more rapid gene identification, fueled genome wide insertionalmutagenesis approaches, and provided the foundation for the developmentand implementation of a genetic map for quantitative genetics andpopulation analysis. In addition, the accuracy of the gene anno...

Study shows nanoshells ideal as chemical nanosensors

...ociated with Alzheimer's disease,drug delivery and rapid whole-blood immunoassay.In the current study, Halas and former graduate student Joseph B.Jackson, now with Nanospectra Biosciences, Inc., created thin films ofnanoshells deposited atop plates of glass. Films with various densitieswere studied, as wer...

Development of portable infectious disease detector

...rtherminiaturized this sensor technology to record rapid changes in themetabolism and signaling of individual cells. To handle such smallnumbers of cells, they have adapted a method for molding micro-channelsand valves into a material similar to that used in soft contact lenses.This has given them the capa...

The Shapes Of Life: NIGMS Project Yields More Than 1,000 Protein Structures

...n the investment in the technology and methods for rapid structure determination,?said Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D., director of NIGMS. “These structures are interesting in their own right and provide the basis for modeling many important proteins.?/p> Some of the newly determined structures are of proteins f...

Study Models Impact Of Anthrax Vaccine

...ed in an attack.“Our study highlights the need for rapid distribution of antibiotics tominimize casualties from an anthrax outbreak,?explained RonBrookmeyer, PhD, lead author of the study and professor in theDepartment of Biostatistics at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.“But a long course of antibiot...

Novel ultrafast laser detection of cancer cells also may improve understanding of stem cells

...method for identifying cancer cells is it's a very rapid and general method that potentially can be applied...muscle, and other tissues. "At present, there's no rapid method for identifying the transitional states [of a stem cell] with the functional cell type it eve...

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

...gement of molecules responsible for generating the rapid contractions of the fly’s muscle with a resolution of 6/10,000th of a second. The flight simulator, which fools a tethered fly into thinking it is flying freely through the air, is necessary to produce a stable pattern of wing motion and enabled the ...

Expression Project for Oncology (expO) completes first phase of standardized gene expression analyses

...e in no way jeopardizes patient care. Nonetheless, rapid handling is a necessity in order to maintain the integrity of RNA by quickly freezing the portion of tumor released for analysis. Historically, collection efforts typically achieve a successful preservation rate of 75%. Due to close collaboration bet...

Supercomputer Dedicated To Bioengineering, Computational Biology Installed

...he open-source Rocks toolkit has been designed for rapid and scalable deployment of clusters. It currently is used in more than 500 supercomputing clusters worldwide and supports the 64-bit processors in the new cluster. In addition to its many other features, Rocks simplifies many administration requireme...

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