Archive: 06/17/2008

Lab identifies new role for factor critical to transcription

The Stowers Institute's Shilatifard Lab has identified a new role for the elongation factor ELL in gene transcription by RNA polymerase II (Pol II) — the enzyme that synthesizes messenger RNA to carry genetic information ...

Jun 17, 2008
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Steroids in female mouse urine light up nose nerves of male mice

A group of steroids found in female mouse urine goes straight to the male mouse's head, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. They found the compounds activate nerve cells in the ...

Jun 17, 2008
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UB Chemist's Diligence Leads to Corrections in Scientific Press

Experiments conducted in the laboratory of University at Buffalo chemist John P. Richard were spotlighted recently in the national scientific press, including a news article in the journal Nature, because they led to the ...

Jun 17, 2008
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A Slimmer Milky Way Revealed by New Measurements

The Milky Way Galaxy has lost weight. A lot of weight. About a trillion Suns' worth, according to an international team of scientists from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-II), whose discovery has broad ...

Jun 17, 2008
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Inherited melanoma risk: What you do know does help you

When people know the results of genetic tests confirming they have inherited an increased risk of developing melanoma, they follow skin cancer screening recommendations more proactively—much like those who have already ...

Jun 17, 2008
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