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2012-08-21 23:27:07

Numerous viruses are used in the service of science today. They serve as gene taxis to transfer therapeutic genes into body cells or as therapeutic viruses targeted to infect and destroy cancer cells. For such applications, the viruses are often equipped with additional genes, such as for immune mediators or for proteins inducing programmed cell death. However, these gene products can harm the body if they are released at the wrong moment or at excessive levels. "Ideally, we want to be able...

2012-08-15 01:21:20

Pioneering mass spectrometry methods developed at the U.S. Department of Energy´s (DOE´s) Ames Laboratory are helping plant biologists get their first glimpses of never-before-seen plant tissue structures. The new method opens up new realms of study, ones that might have long-ranging implications for biofuels research and crop genetics. “The data we´re seeing are unprecedented,” said Basil Nikolau, the Ames Laboratory faculty scientist heading up the project,...

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2012-08-13 11:47:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online IBM opened up a research lab in Kenya in the hopes of saving the country billions through the development of technology. The company believes it will be able to use the lab to save Kenya some money as it improves the delivery of public services. IBM vice president Robert Morris said the company would be investing a "significant" amount in the lab. Kenya will be contributing $2 million annually for the next five years, according...

Possible Tool To Study Aging From “Selfish” DNA In Animal Mitochondria
2012-08-10 09:14:10

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered, for the first time in any animal species, a type of “selfish” mitochondrial DNA that is actually hurting the organism and lessening its chance to survive — and bears a strong similarity to some damage done to human cells as they age. The findings, just published in the journal PLoS One, are a biological oddity previously unknown in animals. But they may also provide an important new tool to study human aging,...

2012-08-07 23:33:26

Inflammation and cell stress play important roles in the death of insulin-secreting cells and are major factors in diabetes. Cell stress also plays a role in Wolfram syndrome, a rare, genetic disorder that afflicts children with many symptoms, including juvenile-onset diabetes. Now a molecule has been identified that's key to the cell stress-modulated inflammation that causes insulin cells to die, report scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the University of...


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Cell (journal)
2012-06-04 14:15:36

Cell is a peer-reviewed scientific journal founded by Benjamin Lewin in January 1974 with the sponsorship of MIT Press. Lewin bought the rights to the journal in 1986 and published it under his own publishing arm Cell Press. Cell Press was sold to Elsevier in 1999, which currently publishes Cell twice monthly. Cell Press publishes several biomedical journals, including Cell, Neuron, Immunity, Molecular Cell, Developmental Cell, Cancer Cell, Current Biology, Structure, Chemistry &...

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