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2013-04-18 21:36:57

It is rare that an unpublished piece of research or theory remains significant after half a century. It is also a wonderful example of the boundless curiosity of the late Francis Crick. A previously unpublished work by Francis Crick and Jeffries Wyman from 1965 is now available, together with Jean-Pierre Changeux's recollections on the origins of the theory of Allostery and several important texts by various authors on the subject. These are part of a special issue of the Journal of Molecular...

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2011-02-04 06:15:00

Scientists have discovered a new type of mosquito that is unlike any that have been documented before and could complicate the fight against malaria even further. Scientists from France collected mosquitoes from ponds near villages in Burkina Faso over a four-year period and said they identified some as a subtype of Anopheles gambiae -- which is responsible for most malaria transmissions in Africa. The new subtype is highly susceptible to infection with the malaria parasite and, because it...

2008-09-06 03:00:05

By Anonymous Professor Brigitte Gicquel is head of the Mycobacterial Genetics unit at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. After completing her undergraduate and doctoral studies at the University of Paris VII, she joined the Pasteur Institute in 1973 and has spent much of her scientific career concentrating on the genetics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Gicquel coordinated both the European Commission's efforts to find a vaccine more efficient than bacille Calmette- Guerin (BCG) for...


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