Archive: 11/20/2006

Advance helps explain stem cell behavior

Biochemists at Oregon State University have developed a new method to identify the "DNA-binding transcription factors" that help steer stem cells into forming the wide variety of cells that ultimately make up all the organs ...

Nov 20, 2006
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Rapid shift in natural selection reported

U.S. evolutionary scientists say they have found evolution as a process can occur during eons or within months as a population's needs change.

Nov 20, 2006
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Lasers Let Scientists Test Gene Function in Butterfly Wings

The University at Buffalo team that developed the world's first transgenic butterfly now has developed an innovative tool that will allow scientists studying "non-model" organisms to test directly the function ...

Nov 20, 2006
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Generic Method Links Quantum Dots to Proteins

Quantum dots are rapidly becoming biomedical researchers’ tool of choice for adding a fluorescent label to a wide variety of biomolecules. Now, thanks to work from a multi-institutional team of investigators, researchers ...

Nov 20, 2006
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Oceanographers Explain the Origins of Tampa Bay

What made Tampa Bay Tampa Bay? Geological oceanographer Al Hine and colleagues Beau Suthard and Stan Locker of the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science explain the origins of Tampa Bay’s bottom, which ...

Nov 20, 2006
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Twin Star Explosions Fascinate Astronomers

Scientists using NASA's Swift satellite stumbled upon a rare sight, two supernovas side by side in one galaxy. Large galaxies typically play host to three supernovas per century.

Nov 20, 2006
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UMC Produces Working 45-nanometer ICs

UMC, a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that it has successfully produced functional 45-nanometer SRAM chips that feature an impressive bit cell size of less than 0.25um2. The ICs, produced using UMC's ...

Nov 20, 2006
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Honeybee genome to enable genetic study of social behaviour

Oxford researchers are part of a global consortium that has sequenced the genome of the honeybee, publishing the results in Nature. It is first social insect to have its genetic instructions decoded, offeri ...

Nov 20, 2006
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New spin on electrons could improve lights, other devices

Troy Van Voorhis likes to watch how things work. This natural curiosity led to his current research on the behavior of electrons and how they function in various molecular systems, including artificial photosynthesis. ...

Nov 20, 2006
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