Archive: 06/08/2009

Research reveals how cells tell time

The fuzzy pale mold that lines the glass tubes in Dr. Yi Liu's lab doesn't look much like a clock. But this fungus has an internal, cell-based timekeeper nearly as sophisticated as a human's, allowing UT Southwestern Medical ...

Jun 08, 2009
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Scientists say consumers confused about sugars

Three top researchers corrected inaccuracies and misunderstandings concerning high fructose corn syrup's impact on the American diet. They also examined how the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) considers this ...

Jun 08, 2009
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Enzyme necessary for DNA synthesis can also erase DNA

In this week's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PNAS, Uppsala University scientists describe a new mechanism behind an important process that causes a rapid reduction of DNA in the chromosomes of bac ...

Jun 08, 2009
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Engineering stereotypes drive counterproductive practices

To engineering students, scenes like these might sound familiar: students splitting up group projects so they don't have to work together. One student bragging that he did the problem without following the directions but ...

Jun 08, 2009
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