Archive: 05/8/2008

Dying bats in the Northeast remain a mystery

Investigations continue into the cause of a mysterious illness that has resulted in the deaths of thousands of bats since March 2008. At more than 25 caves and mines in the northeastern U.S, bats exhibiting a condition now ...

May 08, 2008 3.3 / 5 (3) 0

Scientists identify key roadblock to gene expression

A team of scientists has provided, for the first time, a detailed map of how the building blocks of chromosomes, the cellular structures that contain genes, are organized in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. ...

May 08, 2008 3.2 / 5 (6) 0

Switching on cancer killer gene

Scottish scientists have discovered how to control a major anti-tumour gene that could lead to more effective chemotherapy. According to a report in the Cancer Cell Journal, research conducted by the Univer ...

May 08, 2008 5 / 5 (5) 0

Warming up for Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Standard magnetic resonance imaging, MRI, is a superb diagnostic tool but one that suffers from low sensitivity, requiring patients to remain motionless for long periods of time inside noisy, claustrophobic ...

May 08, 2008 4.8 / 5 (21) 1