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Brains, worms and computer chips have striking similarities

April 23, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Gail Gallessich gail.g@ia.ucsb.edu 805-893-7220 University of California – Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, Calif.) – – An international team of scientists has discovered striking similarities between the human brain, the nervous system of a worm, and a computer chip. The finding is reported in the journal PloS Computational Biology<…


Carbon, nitrogen link may provide new ways to mitigate pollution problems

April 22, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Alan Townsend alan.townsend@colorado.edu 303-819-1691 University of Colorado at Boulder A new study exploring the growing worldwide problem of nitrogen pollution from soils to the sea shows that global ratios of nitrogen and carbon in the environment are inexorably linked, a finding that may lead to new strategies to hel…


Production of biofuels could benefit by controlling the types of cells that develop in plants

April 22, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Lorraine S. Johnson lj25@cornell.edu 607-254-2923 Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research Scientists have been working for more than a decade to understand how tiny molecules called microRNA regulate genes within cells. Now researchers have discovered that microRNA actually moves between cells to help them communicate with each othe…


Unlocking the secrets of flowering time

April 19, 2010
biotech

An EU-funded team of biologists has discovered that a single plant protein called APETALA1 (AP1) regulates over a thousand genes …Click Here to Read More


First large-scale attempt to identify undetected genes of microbes in the burgeoning GenBank DNA sequence repository

April 19, 2010
bioinformatics

Experts have used high-performance computing to locate small genes that have been missed by scientists in their quest to define …Click Here to Read More


Integrative NanoScience Institute at Florida State University

April 19, 2010
biotech

Imagine the marriage of hard metals or semiconductors to soft organic or biological products. Picture the strange, wonderful offspring –– …Click Here to Read More


New genetic sub-code discovered

April 17, 2010
biotech

In a multidisciplinary approach, Professor Yves Barral, from the Biology Department at ETH Zurich and the computer scientists Dr. Gina …Click Here to Read More


Trans-urethral prostate hyperthermia has a 100% initial response rate.

April 15, 2010
biotech

[NEWS]   SARASOTA, Fla., <span class=”xn-chron…


Dr. Kristiina Vuori Promoted to President of Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

April 14, 2010
biotech

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute has promoted Kristiina Vuori, M.D., Ph.D., to President of the Institute. In this role, she will …Click Here to Read More


New method for recovering pricey nanoparticles

April 14, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Michael Bernstein m_bernstein@acs.org 202-872-6042 American Chemical Society Scientists are reporting first use of a new method that may make it easier for manufacturers to recover, recycle, and reuse nanoparticles, some of which ounce for ounce can be more precious than gold. The method, which offers a solution to a nagging problem, cou…