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Ancient Protein Preservation Confirmed In Dinosaur Bone Cells
2012-10-24 09:58:43

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) reveals new evidence for the preservation of ancient dinosaur proteins. This new evidence includes reactivity to antibodies that target specific proteins that are normally found in bone cells of vertebrates. Further, the study findings rule out sample contamination, and solidify the case for the preservation of cells and possibly DNA in...

2012-10-19 01:40:44

Researchers Identify How Mosquito Immune System Attacks Specific Infections Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have determined a new mechanism by which the mosquitoes´ immune system can respond with specificity to infections with various pathogens, including the parasite that causes malaria in humans, using one single gene. Unlike humans and other animals, insects do not make antibodies to target specific infections. According to the Johns Hopkins...

2012-10-15 15:21:54

New in developmental research New research findings recently published in The FASEB Journal, show that immune system development is affected by gravity changes, as reported by researchers from the University of Lorraine and University of Luxembourg. Astronauts are exposed to stresses, during launch and landing, which disrupts their body's natural defenses against infection. Changes to the immune system need to be investigated before astronauts undergo longer space missions. Researchers...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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