Archive: 09/11/2012

Deciphering the language of transcription factors

Transcription factors are proteins that bind to DNA to promote or suppress protein production. Since almost all diseases involve disruption of the protein-production process, transcription factors are promising biological ...

dateSep 11, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Project forecasts seasonal bird migration

(Phys.org)—Some of the broader goals of forecasting the seasonal migration of hundreds of millions of birds are to improve conservation, better understand the effects of climate change, and predict and ...

dateSep 11, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Australia acts to stop super-trawler

The Australian government Tuesday sought to change its environmental protection laws to prevent a controversial super-trawler from fishing in its waters amid concerns about the by-catch.

dateSep 11, 2012 in Ecology
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