Archive: 11/12/2007

Foot-and-mouth lab looks for new home

Five U.S. states are vying for a $500 million federal research center that would house highly infectious animal diseases such as foot-and-mouth.

dateNov 12, 2007 in Other
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Zinc transporters regulate pancreatic cancer

Zinc, an important trace element for healthy growth and development, can be related to pancreatic cancer. Too much ZIP4, a molecule that enables the transport of zinc into cells, promotes the growth and spread of pancreatic ...

dateNov 12, 2007 in Cancer
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Chimps dig up clues to human past?

One of the keys enabling the earliest human ancestors to trade a forest home for more open country may have been the ability to gather underground foods. Now a team of scientists reports for the first time ...

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Proteins pack tighter in crowded native state

The syrupy soup of proteins, ribosomes and membranes inside a living cell is so tightly packed it may increase the structural content of proteins by as much as 25 percent, according to new research from Rice University and ...

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