Archive: 06/14/2007

Casting the molecular net

Scientists at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital (Canada), European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Germany), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) have created a new computational method ...

Jun 14, 2007
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Clocking in and out of gene expression

A chemical signal acts as time clock in the expression of genes controlled by a master gene called a coactivator, said Baylor College of Medicine researchers in a report that appears in the journal Cell today.

Jun 14, 2007
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Muscle weakness: New mutation identified

New research, published in The Journal of Physiology, has identified a novel mutation associated with muscle weakness and distal limb deformities. The study demonstrates that muscle weakness experienced by persons with a ...

Jun 14, 2007
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Emulsion with a round-trip ticket

Oil and water are not miscible. However, it is possible to combine both into an emulsion in which they act as a unit—for example, in creams, body lotion, milk, or mayonnaise. In these substances, one of the two liquids ...

Jun 14, 2007
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Laziness increases back pain risk

The researchers participated in the Agency's Berlin Bed-Rest Study, monitoring 20 healthy, young men who spent 56 days lying in bed.

Jun 14, 2007
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Sleep disturbances among the elderly linked to suicide

Self-reported sleep complaints among the elderly serve as a risk factor for completed suicide, according to a research abstract that will be presented Thursday at SLEEP 2007, the 21st Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional ...

Jun 14, 2007
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Pendulum Finds Virtual Soulmate

What's nerdier than creating an online avatar that fights dragons and raids strongholds? Creating a virtual pendulum that you can sync up to your real-life pendulum. Leave it to physicists to do just that, resulting in a ...

Jun 14, 2007
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