Archive: 09/26/2007

'Jumping genes' could make for safer gene delivery system

To move a gene from point A to point B, scientists and gene therapists have two proven options: a virus, which can effectively ferry genes of interest into cells, and a plasmid, an engineered loop of DNA that can do the same ...

Sep 26, 2007 2 / 5 (1) 0

Spinning slowly in the web

University of St Andrews astronomers have succeeded in tracing the magnetic web that binds newly forming stars to their surrounding gas and dust. The findings will improve understanding of how stars, including ...

Sep 26, 2007 4.6 / 5 (7) 0

Researchers discover forests of endangered tropical kelp

A research team led by San Jose State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara has discovered forests of a species of kelp previously thought endangered or extinct in deep waters near the Galapagos Islands. ...

Sep 26, 2007 5 / 5 (9) 0