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Needling Chromosomes Reveals Cell Division Secret

... another duringcell division. Her uncanny surgical skills have added a piece to thelarge and intricate puzzle of how one cell divides into two -- aprocess fundamental to all organisms.In the Dec. 14, 2004, issue of Current Biology, Leocadia Paliulis andBruce Nicklas report their progress in understanding ho...

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

...lained Dr. Brent. "The mathematicaland algorithmic skills that Dr. Lok brought to the problem could onlycome from one with his strengths, but the work is important because itaddresses a problem arising directly from the biology."Dr. Daniel Gillespie, a pioneer in stochastic methods for modelingchemical kine...

First real-time view of developing neurons reveals surprises, say Stanford researchers

...s all the time," Niell said. When people learn new skills or add memories to their overstuffed brains, new connections are required to retain that information. Some diseases also seem to be caused by brain connections not forming normally. Dyslexia, for example, may be caused by connections failing to form...

Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Angola update

...s needed. An important present goal is to transfer skills and responsibilities for outbreak response to national staff, and training efforts are under way with this goal in mind. ...

DOE JGI launches IMG public online microbial genome data clearinghouse

...volutionary biologists without first-rate computer skills to compare fungal and bacterial genomes and scrutinize fundamental processes like speciation and adaptation." In addition to curating the IMG system, DOE JGI will continue to deposit genome sequence information it generates into GenBank®, the reposi...

Stem cell treatment improves mobility after spinal cord injury

...rapeutic use of these cells can help restore motor skills lost from acute spinal cord tissue damage. Hans K...the rats with 10-month-old injuries, though, motor skills did not return. Although the oligodendrocyte cells survived in the chronic injury sites, they could ...

Program finds lost genes in nematode genome

...ichael Brent Brent has brought his bioinformatics skills to many genomes, including those of mammals, other nematode species and most recently the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans. Brent's approach to gene prediction stands traditional genome annotation on its head because it starts with a computer analysis ...

Can our genes tell the story of our divergence?

...ext of kin learned to use tools, and developed the skills to construct tree-bound nests high above the forest floor. We differ by just a tad over 1% at the DNA sequence level, yet scientists predict that both species should harbor genetic footprints of our divergence ?the subject of a recent study in the pr...

Can't serve an ace? Could be muscle fatigue

Fatigue could reduce skills and cause injuries and muscle weakness during sport because the brain does not consider the extra effort required for movement, Monash University researchers have found. Professor Uwe Proske, from Monash's Department of Physiology, found when muscle...

Gap-climbing fruit flies reveal components of goal-driven behaviors

... must engage appropriate decision-making and motor skills to deal with them. Navigating these obstacles can involve highly complex events in mammals and other vertebrates, but in new work, researchers have employed an ingenious obstacle-based system for studying the control and structure of goal-oriented mo...

Opiates Better Than Sedatives For Treating Newborns In Withdrawal

...her, helps in educating the mothers in mothercraft skills and to recognize signs of infant withdrawal, and helps in assessment of the quality of the mother-infant interaction in a supervised environment." ...

Researchers discover new route to hemoglobin synthesis

...her, helps in educating the mothers in mothercraft skills and to recognize signs of infant withdrawal, and helps in assessment of the quality of the mother-infant interaction in a supervised environment." ...

Sensor web simulation investigates technique to improve prediction of pollution across the globe

...ogy of a search-and-rescue team whereby the unique skills of firefighters, police officers, and paramedics are brought together to form and then implement a plan to find and rescue a person in need of help. Computer forecast models can also help decide where the sensors should make observations. If a model...

Drugs from the deep blue

...ducts is a great training tool because it requires skills in all areas of chemistry and a wide view of allied disciplines, Molinski said. "It's like a crossword puzzle where you have to find the clues," he said. "Natural products engage your intellectual curiosity with a sense of wonder that comes from sta...

NHGRI expands effort to revolutionize sequencing technologies

...uencing. Each research team brings a unique set of skills and expertise to solving difficult scientific and engineering problems," said Jeffery Schloss, Ph.D., NHGRI's program director for technology development. "The different approaches will likely yield several successful and complementary technologies. ...

A New Era Of Hope For Neglected Diseases

...and that the PPP approach brings together the best skills of both public and private partners. This model consequently performs better than either sector working alone when it comes to delivering safe, effective, affordable drugs for neglected diseases. In a linked editorial, entitled "A New Era of Hope fo...

US/African project deciphers deadly parasite genome

... continental science and technology network. These skills will be crucial to help African institutions understand and exploit genomic data for product development. The T. parva project was funded by the TIGR Board of Trustees; ILRI; prize money donated by TIGR's chairman, J. Craig Venter; and the United Ki...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

...leaving behind an older population with few of the skills needed for economic recovery. The older population has meant that deaths exceed births, which reinforces the perception that these areas are dangerous places to live. Even when pay is high, schools, hospitals and other essential public services are ...

Bigger brain size matters for intellectual ability

...the localized brain regions which underlie spatial skills in men is related to spatial intelligence, as was shown in previous research in Witelson's lab on the brain of Albert Einstein. In a further sex difference, brain size decreased with age in men over the age span of 25 to 80 years, but age hardly aff...

Do the Europeans turn ill sitting up so late?

...us creating an efficient network where the special skills of each partner can be utilized. The network will provide funding for 24 doctoral and post-doctoral researchers.A high level research training program is created in cooperation with the European universities, graduate schools and sleep research soci...

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