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2013-05-16 15:00:20

Developmental genes often take inputs from two independent sources Albert Erives, associate professor in the University of Iowa Department of Biology, and his graduate student, Justin Crocker, currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Janelia Farm Research Campus, have conducted a study that reveals important and useful insights into how and why developmental genes often take inputs from two independent “morphogen concentration...

Hearing Mechanism Compared To Car Battery
2013-01-08 03:42:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One of the mechanisms involved in human hearing is similar to the operation of a car battery, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Iowa (UI). The scientists conducted their study using fruit flies, whose hearing mechanisms resemble that of humans. Specifically, the flies´ auditory system contains a protein that functions as a sodium/potassium pump, and is highly expressed in a specialized support...

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2010-02-22 09:09:52

A team of researchers led by Peter Calvert (SUNY Upstate Medical University) has, for the first time, measured the diffusion coefficient of a protein in a primary cilium and in other major compartments of a highly polarized cell. The study appears in the March issue of the Journal of General Physiology. Transport of proteins to and from cilia is crucial for normal cell function and survival, and interruption of transport has been implicated in degenerative diseases and neoplastic diseases,...

2008-09-02 15:00:18

By AIMEE DOLLOFF; OF THE NEWS STAFF TRENTON - State police are trying to determine whether compartments found open on two jets at the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport were left that way by mistake or whether it was a criminal act, according to Maine State Police Trooper Cliff Peterson. Pilots for NetJets arrived at the airport Monday before a scheduled 8:15 a.m. flight to find that compartments on two of the company's Cessna Citation X jets had been unlocked during the night. If only...


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