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Brooding Marine Worm Found In Antarctica
2013-11-27 16:10:40

University of Barcelona Brooding is a usual behavior in animals. However, to observe it in a marine worm is exceptional and, more surprisingly, it guards eggs from external threats. The scientific finding, published recently in the journal Polar Biology, was developed by researchers Conxita Àvila and Sergio Taboada, from the Department of Animal Biology of the University of Barcelona (UB) and members of the Institute of Research in Biodiversity (IRBio); Juan Junoy, from the University of...

2013-11-27 09:57:23

UK researchers have discovered a gene that regulates alcohol consumption and when faulty can cause excessive drinking. They have also identified the mechanism underlying this phenomenon. The study showed that normal mice show no interest in alcohol and drink little or no alcohol when offered a free choice between a bottle of water and a bottle of diluted alcohol. However, mice with a genetic mutation to the gene Gabrb1 overwhelmingly preferred drinking alcohol over water, choosing to...

2013-11-25 12:56:12

A collaborative team led by a Northeastern University professor may have altered the way we look at drug development for HIV by uncovering some unusual properties of a human protein called APOBEC3G (A3G). In an article published in Nature Chemistry, Prof. Mark Williams and his graduate student Kathy Chaurasiya, along with several collaborators, show how these unusual properties help us to fight HIV infection. APOBEC3G It is well known that in response to virus infection, the body...

2013-11-20 12:30:00

Partnership Looks to Dramatically Improve Energy-Efficient Indoor Wireless Communications Capacity LONDON, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NIDays -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) and the University of Edinburgh have partnered to develop a test bed to dramatically improve indoor wireless communications capacity. Professor Harald Haas, lead researcher at Edinburgh and featured NIDays UK speaker, has pioneered a next-generation massive multiple input, multiple output (MIMO)...

2013-11-19 12:37:11

Adelaide researchers have found that a specific gene plays an important role in suppressing lymphoma, a type of blood cell cancer. The caspase-2 gene is related to a family of proteins that are essential for the self-destruction of cells in the body, a process known as apoptosis. Caspase-2 was first discovered almost 20 years ago by Professor Sharad Kumar, Co-Director of the Centre for Cancer Biology within SA Pathology, Affiliate Professor in the University of Adelaide's schools of...

2013-11-19 12:24:03

TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Viteava Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the execution of an exclusive worldwide license to an intellectual property portfolio claiming composition of matter and/or methods of use of novel analogs and derivatives of the green tea flavonoid, (-)epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). This intellectual property resulted from a long-standing collaboration between Professor Tak-Hang Chan of McGill University and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University,...

2013-11-18 23:25:41

Research design for doctoral projects to be prepared according to internationally accepted standards (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 The tutorial and consultation service provider, Chanakya Research, will be helping doctoral candidates select the most appropriate research methods and prepare flawless research designs. The latest service launched by the company will facilitate PhD scholars to get professional advice for dissertation methodology. This will be a multifaceted service and will be...

2013-11-18 20:21:18

Professor Fred Binka, Dr. Joseph J. Kim, and Dr. George R. Siber to join the International Vaccine Institute's Board SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) announced today that Professor Fred Binka, Dr. Joseph J. Kim, Dr. George R. Siber, and will join the IVI Board of Trustees. The three new Board members, who hail from Ghana, the United States, and Canada, respectively, will serve a three-year term to oversee the governance and...

2013-11-18 08:29:45

STANFORD, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stanford Law School today announced that David M. Studdert has joined the Stanford faculty as professor of law, effective November 1(st). He also holds a joint appointment as professor of medicine at Stanford School of Medicine. Professor Studdert is a leading expert in the fields of health law and empirical legal research. His scholarship explores how the legal system influences the health and well-being of populations. He...

Researchers Exploit Power Of Evolution To Create Designer Proteins
2013-11-15 10:18:45

University of Leicester An international team of researchers led by the University of Leicester has "harnessed the power of evolution" to create a new drug for possible use against heart disease, inflammation and other illnesses. Researchers in the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and Department of Biochemistry at the University of Leicester, together with colleagues in Cambridge, the USA and Italy, have employed a new technique to create protein-based drugs. According to...