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Papers of DNA Pioneer and Nobel Laureate Francis Crick Added to National Library of Medicine’s Profiles in Science Web Site

... he designed mines for the British navy. After the war he switched from physics to molecular biology, and, with a Medical Research Council fellowship, he went to Cambridge University. There he joined Max Perutz’s protein structure group at the Cavendish Laboratory and earned his Ph.D. in 1953. In the su...

Molecular Motors Cooperate In Moving Cellular Cargo, Study Shows

...ps, rather than engaging in the brute-force tug of war many scientists had imagined. "We discovered tha...irly constant step size, we don't believe a tug of war is occurring," Selvin said. "If the dynein was fighting the kinesin, we would expect to see a lot of...

Medical whistleblowers speak out

...ny of our soldiers that were killed in the Vietnam war [who] died as a result of Vioxx use. And FDA had the opportunity, the responsibility, to stop that and didn't." Graham was one of five high profile medical whistleblowers invited by the medical investigative journalist Jeanne Lenzer to meet together...

UNC plant researchers discover proteins interact to form hair-trigger protection against invaders

...roteins work in concert with one another in tug-of war or teeter totter-fashion to keep plant defenses in a state of constant readiness," said Dr. Jeffrey L. Dangl, John N. Couch professor of biology in UNC's College of Arts and Sciences. Previously, he and others believed that the proteins -- RAR1, SGT...

FDA approves more generic AIDS drugs

...roteins work in concert with one another in tug-of war or teeter totter-fashion to keep plant defenses in a state of constant readiness," said Dr. Jeffrey L. Dangl, John N. Couch professor of biology in UNC's College of Arts and Sciences. Previously, he and others believed that the proteins -- RAR1, SGT...

Vietnam war technology could aid elephant conservation

... to track enemy troop movements during the Vietnam war could help ecologists monitor and conserve elephant populations, according to new research published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology. Dr Jason Wood and colleagues from Stanford University recorded the vibrations from t...

New partnership to clear landmines for African Elephants

A region made impassable by civil war in recent decades will be cleared of landmines to ...emove landmines sown during Angola's 26-year civil war from critical access corridors used by elephants between northern Botswana and prime wildlife region...

Emerald Spectre haunts Ontario's ash forests

...e winning isolated battles, we could well lose the war to prevent the devastating spread of the emerald ash borer in eastern Canada and the United States. It's a failure that would cost billions of dollars in lost timber and ornamental trees, and dramatically change the forest and neighbourhood landscape...

Kenya halts first field trials of GM maize

...t like a battle we lost," said Mugo. "But the main war will continue until we help African maize farmers overcome the pest". Stem borers destroy up to 12 per cent of maize growing in Kenya, amounting to US$76 million in lost harvests per year. The IRMA project, which began six years ago, aims to develo...

University of Delaware researchers develop cancer 'nanobomb'

...elaware researchers are opening a new front in the war on cancer, bringing to bear new nanotechnologies for cancer detection and treatment and introducing a unique nanobomb that can literally blow up breast cancer tumors. Balaji Panchapakesan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering ...

Portable cocaine sensor developed at UC Santa Barbara

...s really helpful. I felt honored to help America's war on drugs." Elaine plans to continue her studies in the sciences, either in biochemistry or biology. McCall Wood said, "I'm really excited about this work. It let me know what research is like and I definitely want to pursue this. Everyday we would ...

University of Utah to help build bionic arm

...g Prosthetics program manager, said: "Although our war fighters suffer fewer fatalities, they still suffer horrible injuries. And today one of the most devastating battlefield injuries is loss of a limb." The Pentagon announced the project in February when it said it was awarding the Johns Hopkins Unive...

Both alcoholism and chronic smoking can damage the brain's prefrontal cortex

...g Prosthetics program manager, said: "Although our war fighters suffer fewer fatalities, they still suffer horrible injuries. And today one of the most devastating battlefield injuries is loss of a limb." The Pentagon announced the project in February when it said it was awarding the Johns Hopkins Unive...

Basic research leads to a novel cancer therapy

...ction in tumour cells is a new breakthrough in the war on cancer. They attack critical cancer cell functions in multiple ways and are well tolerated by patients." This is the second time that Ullrich has played a leading role in the development of a successful cancer therapy. Seven years ago, his resear...

Study shows hope for ridding lakes of clawed invader

...ear. It holds the promise of a rare victory in the war against introduced invasive species. Since 2001, the UW-Madison researchers, aided by a small army of undergraduate students and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), has succeeded in significantly reducing the population of rusty cr...

Genetic tug of war determines sexual differentiation

... or female is determined by the winner of a tug of war between two different genes encoding signaling proteins and the divergent pathways they control, according to a new study led by Duke University Medical Center cell biologists. In their experiments in mice, the researchers found that two specific ge...

Elephants, large mammals recover from poaching in Africa's oldest national park

...e mammal are now recovering from a decade of civil war and rampant poaching, according to the Wildlife Co...0 years since the beginning of the country's civil war in 1996. For instance, the park's once abundant elephant population--estimated at 4,300 in the 1960s...

High levels of blindness in southern Sudan following years of war

...untry is very remote and was devastated by a civil war that went on for nearly half a century, with only short intervals of peace. An international team of researchers conducted a survey in May 2005 in Mankien—a district of Sudan with a total population estimated to be around 50,000. Their aim was to...

New drug blocks influenza, including bird flu virus

Opening a new front in the war against flu, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have reported the discovery of a novel compound that confers broad protection against influenza viruses, including deadly avian influenza. The new work, reported online this week (Oct. ...

Men with prostate cancer avoid radiation due to misconceptions

...tting the target," evoked feelings more related to war than to a cure. In addition, while some patients experienced technology as reassuring, many others felt that the technologically advanced computer equipment used during radiation treatment provoked anxiety. The study was carried out by a multidis...

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