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Man and mouse share genome structures

...ow genes are turned on. The ability to take global views of chromatin in human cells holds tremendous promise for unraveling this mystery." ...

W.M. Keck Foundation funds study of friendly microbes

...come from our computer-assisted analyses." Gordon views the human gut as "a bioreactor programmed with at least 800 different species of bacteria." "Fortunately, these microbes endow us with key metabolic functions that we have not had to evolve on our own," Gordon says. He and his colleagues have used m...

The secret lives of whales

...ixed-point observations such as ships, to synoptic views of the ocean. Clark can move a cursor around a screen and listen-in on different parts of the world. If he hears a whale singing, he can fix its location and position it in space and time and observe multiple animals that are 100’s of miles apart—coh...

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

...ow genes are turned on. The ability to take global views of (chromosome packaging) in human cells holds tremendous promise for unraveling the mystery." To begin unraveling this mystery, the researchers studied large regions of the genome and identified the DNA sequences associated with chromatin that cont...

New research questions basic tenet of neuron function

...rn Medical Center challenge one of the established views of how nerve cells communicate with one another. Every time we move, feel emotions, think or remember, the nerve cells, or neurons, in our body transmit messages to one another via chemical signals called neurotransmitters. Within neurons are tiny o...

GeneNotes - A novel information management software for biologists

...efSeq ID, GenBank ID, etc.), and (b) provide quick views of genes. GeneNotes is free for academic usage. The program and the tutorials are available at: http://bayes.fas.harvard.edu/genenotes/. GeneNotes provides a novel human-computer interface to assist researchers to collect and manage biological infor...

UN votes to ban human cloning

...utic cloning. Britain who voted against,echoed the views of a number of speakers, in saying an opportunity had been missed to adopt a convention prohibiting reproductive cloning because of the intransigence of those who failed to recognize that other sovereign States might want to permit strictly controlle...

Characterizing Skin Cancer by Microarrays

...ndent authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the National Academy of Sciences or the National Research Council. ...

Penn Researchers Use Robotic Surgery

...pic systems now in use, which afford reverse-image views that require counter-intuitive movements by surgeons (whereby the surgeon must move his hand to the left in order to move the mechanical device to the right), the daVinci technology affords surgeons the direct, "intuitive" control they exercise in tr...

Two new retroviruses—transmitted from animals—identified

...pic systems now in use, which afford reverse-image views that require counter-intuitive movements by surgeons (whereby the surgeon must move his hand to the left in order to move the mechanical device to the right), the daVinci technology affords surgeons the direct, "intuitive" control they exercise in tr...

Tsunami-damaged coral reefs should be left to recover naturally, say scientists

...sity of Newcastle upon Tyne, and who set out their views in an advisory brief for the World Bank, point to historical records of major coral reef devastation by cyclones and typhoons, which show that reefs recovered without human intervention. Although the devastation caused by the tsunami was on a much l...

How exactly does the brain control breathing?

...uroscience). To view this fascinating exchange of views published in Experimental Physiology- Retrotrapezoid nucleus: a litmus test for the identification of central chemoreceptors Patrice G. Guyenet, Ruth L. Stornetta, Douglas A. Bayliss and Daniel K. Mulkey Exp Physiol 90.3, pg.247 Homing in on the sp...

The synapse is a shotgun

...s already proven its worth in changing scientists' views of the synaptic landscape. Using the map as a guide, the research team, led by Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Terrence Sejnowski, has developed a biologically accurate computer simulation of synaptic function. The simulation combines 3...

Variant prion protein causes infection but no symptoms

...ngoing research could eventually alter scientists' views on preventing prion diseases, shifting emphasis away from stopping the production of prion protein clumps and toward preventing interactions with prion protein anchored to cells, or learning to direct abnormal prion protein accumulations to specific ...

Confronting Influenza: Are We Prepared?

...d influenza surveillance, and the private sector's views on drug development. ...

Center releases new public survey on stem cells

...s fully predictive of all of an individual's other views on embryonic stem cell research, the public's views about the moral status of embryos and the relationship of those views to ESC research policy prefere...

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

... have listened. Cell Signaling Steps Up: Dynamic views of how cells respond to the chemical and environmental signals all around them took hold in 2005 thanks to efforts to track multiple inputs and outputs of cell signaling networks simultaneously. For example, researchers created a model of nearly 8,00...

New maps reveal true extent of human footprint on Earth

...till a large 'disconnect' between global, top-down views of changing planetary conditions, and the local, bottom-up perspective of how humans affect and live in a changing environment," says Jonathan Foley, director of SAGE. To help bridge that gap, SAGE researchers are working towards a new "Earth Colla...

Ancient DNA helps UF researchers unearth potential hemophilia therapy

...o young. In adult mice, the immune system normally views clotting protein as an invader and rejects it after traditional gene therapy. But UF researchers bypassed this immune response by performing gene therapy on mice within 24 hours of their birth, when their immune systems were still naive and would acc...

New discovery: Molecular variation in one gene affects the growth of natural populations

...erase (Pgi) enzyme. The result challenges previous views according to which allelic variation in populations, and possible consequent differences in individual performance, would be of no significance for population growth. It has been observed in previous studies on the Glanville fritillary and Colias...

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