Archive: 6/05/2008

Test of maturity for stem cells

Stem cells are extremely versatile: They can develop in 220 different ways, transforming themselves into a correspondingly diverse range of specialized body cells. Biologists and medical scientists plan to make use of this ...

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Mouse can do without man's most treasured genes

The mouse is a stalwart stand-in for humans in medical research, thanks to genomes that are 85 percent identical. But identical genes may behave differently in mouse and man, a study by University of Michigan evolutionary ...

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'Crispy noodle' chemistry could reduce carbon emissions

A new material developed in Manchester, which has a structure that resembles crispy noodles, could help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide being pumped out and drive the next generation of high-performance hydrogen cars.

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Unraveling the Genomic Code for Development

Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have produced the first complete description of the complex network of genes that create a particular type of cell in an organism.

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Life without TORC is 1 big struggle

Humans and fruitflies – those pesky little buggers that are irresistibly attracted to overripe fruit – share more than a sweet tooth. Both rely on the same insulin-regulated molecular pathway to maintain their energy ...

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Sounding out Congo Red

Brightly colored dyes such as the shimmering Congo Red commonly used in silk clothing manufacture are notoriously difficult to dispose of in an environmentally benign way.

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