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Man and mouse share genome structures

...asis of disease. "The human genome still has many surprises lurking within it," said Lander, director of the Broad Institute and senior author on the study. "One of the most important is the mystery of how genes are turned on. The ability to take global views of chromatin in human cells holds tremendous promi...

Protein Packages Found To Activate Genes; May Be What Regulates Development And Disease

...oad") Institute. "The human genome still has many surprises lurking within it," comments Lander, who is director of the institute. "One of the most important is the mystery of how genes are turned on. The ability to take global views of (chromosome packaging) in human cells holds tremendous promise for unrave...

Leprosy genome tells story of human migrations, French researchers report in Science

...ains of leprosy-causing bacteria has revealed some surprises about how the pathogen evolved and how it was spread across the continents by human migrations. The research, led by scientists at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, appears in the 13 May issue of the journal Science, published by AAAS, the nonprofit sc...

Discovery of an American salamander where it shouldn't be: Korea

...ies," said Wake. "I think there still are a lot of surprises to come in, especially with respect to nocturnal organisms that do not have breeding congregations, where they don't come together en masse ever in their lives." He noted that numerous plants and animals in Asia and eastern North America share an ev...

New discovery blurs distinction between human cells and those of bacteria

...six would be the magic number," Yeates said. "What surprises me is how nearly these six protein molecules fill the space between them. If you take six pennies and place them in the shape of a ring, that leaves a large space in the middle. Yet the shape of this protein molecule is such that when six proteins co...

Nighttime Dying Linked To Sleep Apnea From Brain Cell Loss

...six would be the magic number," Yeates said. "What surprises me is how nearly these six protein molecules fill the space between them. If you take six pennies and place them in the shape of a ring, that leaves a large space in the middle. Yet the shape of this protein molecule is such that when six proteins co...

Field tested: Grasslands won't help buffer climate change as carbon dioxide levels rise

...six would be the magic number," Yeates said. "What surprises me is how nearly these six protein molecules fill the space between them. If you take six pennies and place them in the shape of a ring, that leaves a large space in the middle. Yet the shape of this protein molecule is such that when six proteins co...

Science's Breakthrough of the Year: Watching evolution in action

...ues behind flowering and other plant mysteries and surprises came to light in 2005. For example, plant molecular biologists pinned down the identity of a signal that initiates the seasonal development of flowers. Other research focused on a gene involved in stimulating flowering, and another study highlighted ...

Tyrannosaur survivorship -- tough times for teens

...n part at the University of Alberta. "One of the surprises to me was that the overall pattern of survivorship fits closer to an attritional model rather than the catastrophic model we were expecting," said world-renowned paleontologist Dr. Phillip Currie and professor in the U of A's Department of Biological...

Reading Shakespeare has dramatic effect on human brain

...words into seemingly normal sentences, Shakespeare surprises the brain and catches it off guard in a manner that produces a sudden burst of activity - a sense of drama created out of the simplest of things." Experts believe that this heightened brain activity may be one of the reasons why Shakespeare's plays...

Natural anti-viral enzyme helps keep cancer cells alive, researchers find

..."This is making us think that there are many other surprises awaiting discovery regarding biological systems that are inappropriately subverted during development of cancer," Dr. White said....

New findings challenge established views on human genome

...This impressive effort has uncovered many exciting surprises and blazed the way for future efforts to explore t...questions” that have yet to be answered. Other surprises in the ENCODE data have major implications for our understanding of the evolution of genomes, partic...

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