Archive: 12/4/2008

Researchers solve piece of large-scale gene silencing mystery

A team led by Craig Pikaard, Ph.D., WUSTL professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, has made a breakthrough in understanding the phenomenon of nucleolar dominance, the silencing of an entire parental set of ribosomal RNA genes ...

Dec 04, 2008
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Researcher Links 'Silent Epidemic' to Hidden Pathogen

(PhysOrg.com) -- A North Carolina State University researcher has discovered that certain tick-borne bacteria may be responsible for some chronic and debilitating neurological illnesses in humans, particularly among people ...

Dec 04, 2008
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Professional Development Key to Improving Math Achievement

(PhysOrg.com) -- Teachers have a greater impact than new textbooks or computers when it comes to raising math scores, according to a comprehensive research review by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education's Center ...

Dec 04, 2008
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'Zinc Zipper' Plays Key Role In Hospital-Acquired Infections

(PhysOrg.com) -- Hospital-acquired infections that are resistant to traditional antibiotic treatment have become increasingly common in recent years, confounding health care professionals and killing thousands of Americans.

Dec 04, 2008
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Structure of a virulent pathogen revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- Like high-profile politicians, pathogenic bacteria dispatch advance teams to make way for their arrival. But these bacterial agents don’t just secure a safe passage, as a Secret Service ...

Dec 04, 2008
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Steampipe keeps electronics cool

(PhysOrg.com) -- The cooling of electronic components is playing an increasing role in the design process of electronic equipment such as mobile telephones, games computers and laptops. Wessel Wits, PhD student ...

Dec 04, 2008
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Reversing the conventional DNA wisdom

(PhysOrg.com) -- The copying of DNA's master instructions into messenger molecules of RNA, a process known as DNA transcription, has always been thought to be a unidirectional process whereby a copying machine starts and ...

Dec 04, 2008
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