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Caribbean frogs started with a single, ancient voyage on a raft from South America

Red frog from mountains of Haiti. Eleutherodactylus audanti , from Massif de la Selle. Nearly all of the 162 land-breeding frog species on Caribbean islands, including the coqui frogs of Puerto Rico, originated from a single frog species that rafted on a sea voyage from South America about 3...

Synthesizing the most natural of all skin creams

...self. Lipid molecules are shaped something like lollipops, with a round end that prefers to be surrounded by water and a stick which prefers to make a raft with other lollipop sticks. VC contains several different lengths of lipids, which form different arrangements as the temperature changes. The result ...

Single gene lets bacteria jump from host to host

...oral fellow in the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. "We pick up our microbial partners from the environment and they provide us with a raft of services from helping digestion to protection from disease." In the Pacific, a species of bacteria known as Vibrio fischeri lives in luminescent...

Biologists identify genes controlling rhythmic plant growth

...Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Joanne Chory, a professor in the Salk Institute's Plant Biology Laboratory. "What we found is a whole raft of genes that could be the actual molecular switches that define plant growth at the molecular level," said Steve Kay, Dean of the Division of Biologi...

Shrinking carbon footprints

...y and were, as a result, motivated to make changes to their behavior and physical surroundings," the researchers say. The researchers recommended a raft of environmental measures for the participants. These included replacing incandescent with compact fluorescent bulbs, activating energy saving setting...

Floating a big idea: MIT demos ancient use of rafts to transport goods

...wo rows of them arranged on each side of the craft. Although much of the raft design may have seemed familiar to the Europeans, some details were unique,...sible to make two round-trip voyages from Peru to western Mexico before the raft would need replacing. The voyages likely took six to eight weeks, and th...

Biophysical Society announces winners of 2008 Minority Travel Awards

...n Tubulin Polymerization. Ann Kimble-Hill, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Biophysical Mechanisms of Protein Recruitment To raft Domains Studied Using Planar Model Membranes: Recruitment by Native Binding Ligands versus GPI-anchored Proteins. Ryanb Lang, Oakwood College,...

Biophysical Society announces winners of 2008 Student Travel Awards

...Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy. Ann C. Kimble-Hill, Indiana University-Purdue University, Biophysical Mechanisms of Protein Recruitment to raft Domains Studied Using Planar Model Membranes: Recruitment by Native Binding Ligands versus GPI-anchored Proteins. Joel M. Kralj, Boston Univers...

Building blocks of life

... the 2,000 tonne steel frame. The unique installation has been carried out by an ISIS team headed up by Carkeet of the Edwards Partnership and using a raft of subcontractors including Corus who helped to build the monolith. ...

With record resolution and sensitivity, tool images how life organizes in a cell membrane

...ally distinct fatty membrane have been called ''lipid rafts.'' Just as a raft is a bunch of logs associated because a rope binds them together, allowing ...he function of floating, proteins associated with other proteins on a lipid raft may perform functions, Boxer said, though evidence for this is limited. The...

Ready, set, mutate?and may the best microbe win

...e driven to extinction within a couple of days, and the final two fought it out over the remaining three weeks of the test. The research included a raft of additional experiments as well. The team characterized each of the mutant proteins to document precisely how it aided in metabolic regulation. The ...
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