Archive: 09/16/2008

Evidence of evolutionary selection found in 544 genes

(PhysOrg.com) -- By comparing the genomes of humans and five other mammals, Cornell researchers have identified 544 genes that have been shaped by positive selection over millions of years of evolution.

Sep 16, 2008
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Engineered stem cells carry promising ALS therapy

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using adult stem cells from bone marrow as "Trojan horses"to deliver a nurturing growth factor to atrophied muscles, Wisconsin scientists have successfully slowed the progression of ALS in rats.

Sep 16, 2008
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Researcher Finds New Method to Create Cancer Drugs

When fixing a car, it’s a good idea to have more than one type of wrench. Similarly, when doctors treat cancer patients, they like to have different “tools” available. Cancer tumors can be big or small. Some tumors ...

Sep 16, 2008
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Wild dogs reveal nature's 'poverty trap'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Hunting in a fast-moving pack is a high-risk strategy, according to research by Oxford University and Université Paris-Sud scientists.

Sep 16, 2008
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Putting pictures into words

(PhysOrg.com) -- Visual images can contain a wealth of information, but they are difficult to catalogue in a searchable way. European researchers are generating and combining scraps of information to create a searchable picture.

Sep 16, 2008
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