EuroDYNA takes lid off the genome
European researchers have made significant progress unravelling how genes are governed and why this sometimes goes wrong in disease. The key lies in the dynamic ever-changing structure of the chromatin, which is the underlying complex of protein and DNA making up the chromosomes in which almost al...
Toxic flood lifts lid on common urban pollution problem
Broken sewers, flooded industrial plants and dead bodies are all likely to blame for poisoning the waters being drained from New Orleans.
But the water - and the muck it is leaving behind -- also owes its contamination to a source as mundane as it is unexpected: Toxins common in most urban enviro...
Research yields new clues to how we locate objects in space
...ent, the researchers created a set of tank lids; the center portion of each lid
was indented by a certain amount and covered with a rubber surface. Below t... a resisting force on the lids. The subjects pushed the transducer into the lid
until it "bottomed out" and were asked to draw how deeply the transducer wa...
How we see objects in depth: The brain's code for 3-D structure
...of human users.) It seems trivial to us to describe a teapot as having a C-shaped handle on one side, an S-shaped spout on the other and a disk-shaped lid
on top. But sifting this three-dimensional information from the constantly changing, two-dimensional images coming in through our eyes is one of the m...
Experts meet on need for new rules to govern world's fragile polar regions
...ral of the experts convening in Iceland for a UN-affiliated conference marking the International Polar Year.
Due to climate change, the ancient ice lid
on the Arctic Ocean is fast disappearing, creating new opportunities for fishers and resource companies, and opening a potential new, far shorter ocea...
AGU journal highlights -- July 23, 2008
...n. Instead, they show that further analysis demonstrates that the differing warming responses in the two models are not related to the differing model lid
height, but are due to differing treatments of parameterized gravity waves, which have a large influence on the climatological winds in the lower stra...
Researchers reveal insights into hidden world of protein folding
...n molecules by deducing the mechanism by which the lid
operates on a barrel-shaped chaperonin called TRiC.
"Understanding how the lid
opens and closes really helps us understand how ev...nin open and close.
"What we found is that this lid
opens like the iris of a camera," Frydman said. "P...
Humans appear hardwired to learn by 'over-imitation'
...a dinosaur toy through a clear plastic box. The researcher used a sequence of irrelevant and relevant actions to retrieve the toy, such as tapping the lid
of the jar with a feather before unscrewing the lid.
The children then were asked which actions were silly and which were not. They were praised...
Electric jolt triggers release of biomolecules, nanoparticles
...ts elsewhere are working on other new drug delivery techniques, such as microfabricated containers that unload their medication inside the body when a lid
dissolves. Although it requires further research and development, the Searson team's approach could have several advantages over the container technol...
Ground spider diversity studied in research project
Spiders "help maintain the balance of nature," said Dr. John Jackman, Texas Cooperative Extension entomologist in College Station, "They help keep a lid
on the population of arthropods. They keep us from being covered up with everything else."
The spider inventory at Lick Creek will give researcher...
Census of Marine Life explorers surprised by diversity, density of Arctic creatures
...ern reaches has revealed a surprising density and diversity of Arctic Ocean creatures, some believed new to science.
Sheltered for millennia under a lid
of ice currently one to 20 meters thick, unexpectedly high numbers and varieties of large Arctic jellies, squid, cod, and other animals have been foun...