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RNA Stores More Functional Genome Data Than Previously Thought
2013-07-12 04:51:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Contrary to the belief that a large percentage of the human genome contains "junk" material, a team of Australian scientists report they have discovered an unexpectedly high proportion of functional elements that have been conserved through evolution. According to Dr. Martin Smith and Professor John Mattick of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, less than 1.5 percent of the human genome is devoted to conventional...

How The Mollusc Got Its Teeth Revealed By Ancient Fossils
2012-08-22 15:06:06

The radula sounds like something from a horror movie — a conveyor belt lined with hundreds of rows of interlocking teeth. In fact, radulas are found in the mouths of most molluscs, from the giant squid to the garden snail. Now, a "prototype" radula found in 500-million-year-old fossils studied by University of Toronto graduate student Martin Smith, shows that the earliest radula was not a flesh-rasping terror, but a tool for humbly scooping food from the muddy sea floor. The Cambrian...

2012-02-17 08:00:00

Martin Smith, Director Marketing for Raleigh web developers Atlantic BT, sees Internet marketing time collapsing. Smith, a cancer survivor, hosts the first real time Meetup at the Atlantic BT Center in Raleigh on 2.21.12. Can Newsjacking and the real time web help cure cancer? Smith and a rapidly growing team of Internet marketers hope to prove the social web's power. Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 As an Internet Marketer Martin Smith, Director Marketing for Raleigh web...

2011-07-14 12:34:00

NORTHAMPTON, Mass., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 3BL Media / Justmeans -- 3BL Media (http://3blmedia.com) announced today it has completed the acquisition of Justmeans (http://justmeans.com), an established CSR news distribution platform and online community of sustainable business practitioners. The combination of these two services will result in unrivaled distribution and syndication of CSR blogs, press releases, videos, reports and other content. In conjunction with advanced CSR...

2011-06-08 06:45:00

DURHAM, N.C., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Voting is open for Story of Cancer, a non-profit online support network on a mission to help cure cancer in our lifetime and a candidate for one of 20 Refresh Everything Project grants from Pepsi (http://www.refresheverything.com/storyofcancer). Story of Cancer's goal is to support the 11 million cancer survivors, families, and friends affected by lymphoma, leukemia, prostate cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer and more by sharing stories of hope...

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2010-05-26 13:26:32

A study by researchers at the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum sheds new light on a previously unclassifiable 500 million-year-old squid-like carnivore known as Nectocaris pteryx. "We think that this extremely rare creature is an early ancestor of squids, octopuses, and other cephalopods", says Martin Smith of U of T's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and the Department of Natural History at the ROM.  "This is significant because it means that...

2006-05-17 00:25:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent PASVIK VALLEY, Norway -- Bears are thriving in Arctic forests between Norway and Russia at the northern tip of a planned European "Green Belt" along the route of the former Iron Curtain. The brown bears are apparently benefiting from the end of the Cold War when they were used as targets by bored or jittery Soviet guards on the desolate icy frontier between NATO member Norway and the Soviet Union. "The bear population seems to be increasing," said...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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