Archive: 07/19/2007

Coming Soon: Protein Synthesis Without Amino Acids?

Usually, the synthesis of short protein chains (polypeptides) begins with the production of their components, the amino acids. But it can be done differently: In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Chinese researchers report a ...

Jul 19, 2007
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Mate selection is costly to female iguanas

U.S. scientists have found female iguanas in the Galapagos Islands expend a lot of energy picking a mate -- and that can have very negative results.

Jul 19, 2007
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Masquerading in murky waters

Finding a decent, honest mate is challenging enough without the added problem of reduced visibility caused by human-induced changes to the aquatic environment.

Jul 19, 2007
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New mechanism found for memory storage in brain

Our experiences –the things we see, hear, or do—can trigger long-term changes in the strength of the connections between nerve cells in our brain, and these persistent changes are how the brain encodes information as ...

Jul 19, 2007
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FDA issues hot dog chili sauce warning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of 10-ounce cans of possibly contaminated hot dog chili sauce sold under various brand names.

Jul 19, 2007
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