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Scientists uncover evolutionary keys to common birth disorders

Boston-- The work of Forsyth scientist Peter Jezewski, DDS, Ph.D., has revealed that duplication and diversification of protein regions ('modules') within ancient master control genes is key to the understanding of certain birth disorders. Tracing the history of these changes within the proteins ...

5th annual Keys bonefish population census results announced

VIRGINIA KEY, FL. Results are in from last years fifth annual Bonefish Population Census in the Florida Keys and the bonefish population has remained fairly steady from 2006, however, the number of volunteers participating in the annual event continues to grow. According to Jerry Ault, Ph.D., Univ...

New keys to keeping a diverse planet

Variation in plants and animals gives us a rich and robust assemblage of foods, medicines, industrial materials and recreation activities. But human activities are eliminating biological diversity at an unprecedented rate. A new UC Davis study offers clues to how these losses relate to one anot...

Basic work on E. coli identifies two new keys to regulation of bacterial gene expression

The cellular process of transcription, in which the enzyme RNA polymerase constructs chains of RNA from information contained in DNA, depends upon previously underappreciated sections of both the DNA promoter region and RNA polymerase, according to work done with the bacterium E. coli and published...

Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish at UH hold keys to biological clocks

Using genetically altered zebrafish that glow in the dark, University of Houston researchers have found new tools that shed light upon biological clock cycles. Gregory M. Cahill, associate professor of biology and biochemistry at UH, and Maki Kaneko, a fellow UH researcher who is now at the Univ...

In vitro antibody production enables HIV infection detection in window period -- key to safer blood

...nd SMART-plasma (plasma after the Stimmunology step) from blood donors in Kenyata hospital. Dr. Jehuda-Cohen noted that "this study, offers one of the keys to making the blood supply safer, by overcoming the problem of this protracted window period perhaps unique to certain field study sites with a high i...

Working to conserve endangered 'Playboy' bunnies

...n genetics to aid in the conservation of the Lower keys marsh rabbits ( Sylvilagus palustris hefneri ), wh...er. Population growth and development in the Lower keys has led to the death of the bunnies at the hands o...o both characterize the amount of diversity in the keys populations and determine which rabbit populations...

Cells use import machinery to export their goods as well

...able of focusing solely on the narrow plane in which the vesicle and membrane merge. "It's a little like the guy looking under the streetlight for his keys because it's the only place he can see, but we've actually arranged for the streetlight to be focused on exactly where we're interested," Simon says. ...

Protein regulates movement of mitochondria in brain cells

...roke, a condition which contributes a cascading series of events that ultimately lead to a state called excitotoxicity and cell death. One of the keys to identifying the function of HUMMR has been the appreciation in that the body operates at a relatively low oxygen level. While the air we breath co...

Biologist discovers pink-winged moth in Chiracahua Mountains

...is a hobby. His new discovery is Lithophane leeae . Walsh found it in the Chiracahua mountains east of Tucson, and reported it in the journal Zoo keys . Lithophane moths are members of the noctuid family, which often are dull colored. Walsh's moth, in contrast, is bright pink. He also named it aft...

In the turf war against seaweed, coral reefs more resilient than expected

...reef's surface was covered in seaweed. Researchers also found overall "phase shift severity" decreased in the Caribbean, did not change in the Florida keys and the Indo-Pacific, and increased slightly on the Great Barrier Reef due to moderate coral loss. "Overall, our results indicate that there is no ...

Lab study shows THC exposure as adolescents linked to negative effects of THC as adults

...eir ovaries. The day after the 12 females finished the period of exposure, they underwent an extensive training process consisting of pressing colored keys in a specific sequence in order to obtain food pellets. Then, as adults, they were challenged with different dosages of THC and tested with a learnin...

ASBMB Annual Meeting to feature talks on the biochemistry of aging

...ir Deficiency: Cause and Treatment Laura J. Niedernhofer, University of Pittsburgh, PA (Wed, April 22 12:50 PM - 3:10 PM, Room: 355) Finding the keys to slow down aging requires a better understanding of the natural aging process. In that regard, progeroid syndromes, characterized by accelerated agi...

Historical photographs expose decline in Florida's reef fish, new Scripps study finds

...e indicates in the paper that evidence exists showing that even the Florida keys ecosystems of the 1950s were not pristine. Commercial fishing in the 1930s ... 1880s. "The ongoing debate about the status of fisheries in the Florida keys is a classic problem of the Shifting Baselines syndrome," says Scripps Prof...

McMaster researchers discover new mode of how diseases evolve

...n on just the right combination of genes in order to cause disease in a host. It's similar to playing a musical instrument you have to play the right keys in the right order to make music." With infectious diseases on the rise, the McMaster finding has implications on how new pathogens are identified ...

Synthetic biology key in the 21st century

...uch about this field is covered in the media? And while these scientists featured in Esquire Drew Endy, Jay Keasling and Craig Venter may hold the keys to improved medial treatments and cleaner fuels, are there adequate controls and security measures to limit potential risks? The development of www.sy...

Bonefish census reveals population holding steady

... Atmospheric Science held the sixth annual Florida keys bonefish census, in conjunction with the conservat...he fact that we had more guides scouring the Lower keys than in previous years. A Spring 2008 census to c...r scientifically evaluating changes in the Florida keys bonefish population. With help from flats guides a...

Rooted plants move mysteriously down greenways, scientists say

...is big and heavy, with seemingly little prayer of escaping the shade of its parent plant. And yet, like a grounded teenager who knows where the car keys are hidden, it manages if it has a reasonable chance of escape. University of Florida researchers working at the world's largest experimental land...

Plants display 'molecular amnesia'

...e continuing quest to breed enhanced crops that produce higher yields, are more resistant to disease and can better tolerate environmental stress all keys to helping improve the world's food supply. But perhaps even more important, the discovery may lead to new insights into how epigenetic processes work...

Unusual use of toys in infancy a clue to later autism

...l also want to check that we find the same results in a random community sample," she said. These kinds of long-term studies, Ozonoff said, are the keys to improving early detection and diagnosis of autism. "The earlier you treat a child for autism, the more of an impact you can have on that child's...

Caltech scientists engineer supersensitive receptor, gain better understanding of dopamine system

...ns that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine. When the receptor is kicked into action by the presence of either nicotine or acetylcholine--two of the keys that fit its biochemical lock--the receptor prompts the neurons on which it sits to begin pumping out dopamine. While previous studies of this same...

Parente Randolph Secures Access to New Corporate Headquarters With BIO-key(R) Biometric Identification

...o gain access. Consequently, employees and visitors no longer need to carry keys or ID cards and are not burdened with having to remember PINs. Bob Ciaruf...provide superior security without the need to carry access control cards or keys which can be reproduced, lost or stolen. Our more secure and convenient alt...

Do 68 molecules hold the key to understanding disease?

... these molecular building blocks in processes that cannot be encoded by the genes. These cellular components the glycans and lipids may now hold the keys to uncovering the origins of many grievous diseases that continue to evade understanding." Currently, the vast majority of medical research looks...

Study finds connections between genetics, brain activity and preference

...unpleasant experiences. In another test, participants viewed the same pictures and could change how long they viewed an image by the way they pressed keys on a keyboard. Many earlier studies have established the keypress experiment as a quantitative measure of preference. In the version used in this st...

Gladstone scientists create Wikipathways to foster research collaboration

...gh community-defined data formats, collaborative online environments, and the growing number of open access journals." WikiPathways hands over the keys to the database, lowers the technical and hierarchical barriers with creative support tools, and let the data producer organize the data. By allowing ...

New Sony PC Delivers High Performance in Ultra-Portable Package

...ts on a single screen. A seamless sheet of brushed aluminum adorns the keyboard panel elegantly framing its individual keys. The spacing between the keys is precisely engineered to create a comfortable typing experience while helping to prevent mistakes. "Today's mobile professional demands not only p...

The good, the bad and the smelly: USGS at the 2008 Coral Reef Symposium

...a Garrison at 727-803-8747, ext. 3061 or ginger_garrison@usgs.gov . The Emperor Has No Coral? Results of research on coral reefs in the Florida keys reef challenge the highly popular notion that present declines in reefs in Florida and elsewhere are related to human activities. High-resolution sub-...

Dry Tortugas show positive trends: Protected area slowly rebounding

...l 20-day biennial census to measure how the protected status of the Florida keys National Marine Sanctuary's Tortugas Ecological Reserve and Dry Tortugas Na...r marine life. In 2001, after an extensive designation process the Florida keys National Marine Sanctuary implemented the Tortugas Ecological Reserve, cons...

Prof. David Kisailus studies engineering and invention on the half-shell

...Imagine having a solar cell that can be inexpensive, flexible, and highly efficient, Kisailus said. I believe many of the organisms we study hold the keys to solving these problems. The sea tanks are drawing in a crowd of young researchers. It was my co-op experiences and work as a researcher as an u...

Detecting dangerous chemicals with lasers, exploring the brain's circuitry with light and more

... as never before. Quantum key distribution, for instance, would allow for absolutely secure encryption of information exchange by encoding information keys on single photons. These photons are so sensitive that there is physically no way to undetectably tamper with them as they travel from sender to recei...

Dissolved organic matter in the water column may influence coral health

...ed organic matter in the water column near Florida keys coral reefs comes from a variety of natural source...on of dissolved organic matter surrounding Florida keys coral reefs has likely changed in recent decades d...rations to the south Florida ecosystem and Florida keys coral ecosystems. Coral reefs there, as with coral...

U. of I. librarian launches comprehensive Web database of field guides

...a and fauna, and miscellaneous the latter category a most amusing read. Each field guide is described with the type of illustrations, the presence of keys important for identifying difficult groups, and range maps and other useful details that help users decide which field guide to use. Still, the si...

Oceans Past: A Guide to Oceans Future

... coast. Until 1905, the banks of marine sponges in the reefs of the Florida keys were partially protected from overfishing by the mere awkwardness of the fi... in 1923 and Greek spongers were warned in the local newspaper to leave the keys completely. As Loren McClenachan explains, despite efforts on the part o...

bioMETRX, Inc. Announces Integration of AuthenTec Fingerprint Sensor in smartTOUCH(TM) Product Line

...e, quality consumer biometric products. bioMETRX products simplify the lives of consumers by eliminating the need to remember PIN codes or fumble with keys when opening a door," said Larry Ciaccia, AuthenTec President. "The smartTOUCH GDO(TM) is another great example of the growing adoption of fingerprint...

Where does stored nuclear waste go?

...nderstanding how hydrology and chemistry are interacting below the land surface in the vadose zone and the factors that control those interactions are keys to ultimately dealing with the legacy from nuclear waste production at the Hanford site, said Glendon Gee, Laboratory Fellow at Pacific Northwest Nati...

Unlocking the function of enzymes

... Fitting a key into a lock may seem like a simple task, but researchers at Texas A&M University are using a method that involves testing thousands of keys to unlock the functions of enzymes, and their findings could open the door for new targets for drug designs. Texas A&M researcher Frank Raushel is ...

Hearing changes how we perceive gender

... Absolute frequencies do not matter much, as we readily understand speech spoken by people with low and high voices and enjoy songs regardless of the keys in which they are played. In contrast, it is the neglected absolute-frequency information that influences visual perception of gender. A conscious ...

BCM, Rice scientists map flu's chemical key

... used by bird flu, is very similar to the chemical keys used by human strains of flu A. Like all proteins, the HA keys consist of a precise sequence of amino acids. ...ntists know the precise 3D structure of several HA keys for flu A, but Wang and Ma's work represents the f...

Columbia to award 2007 Horwitz Prize to three generations of teacher-student scientists

... contributed to the fundamental understanding of the process of aging, a body of work of enormous depth and value that may lead us to the discovery of keys to longevity and mortality, said Andrew R. Marks, M.D., chair of the Horwitz Prize Committee at Columbia University. Dr. Marks is the Wu Professor of ...

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, CIO to Speak at Government Security Conference

...tion. These will focus on providing the framework to secure the environment, providing solutions to aid in compliance, and providing the knowledge and keys for success. Demonstrations of the latest IA products and services will coincide with these topics. For more information and to register for FIAC 200...
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