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2012-06-19 23:03:47

Making assumptions about the similarity of outcomes between laboratory species and humans is often disappointing after much investment of time and cost. Entelos´ ability to explain these phenomena through mechanism-based predictions is revolutionizing a fundamental translational research challenge. San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2012 Metabolism PhysioLab® Used to Compare Rodent to Human Data and Predict How and Why They Differ Entelos, a premier provider of in silico modeling and...

2012-05-25 10:09:56

Science magazine has awarded a prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction to a Case Western Reserve University class that melds biology, computer modeling, mathematical analysis and writing. "Dynamics of Biological Systems," taught by Biology Professor Hillel Chiel and three graduate assistants, abandons traditional lectures altogether in favor of learning by doing. The teachers call the class an example of the use of the continual improvement model in education. In it, Chiel pairs biology...

2012-04-02 21:07:54

Brown University biologists have found a new molecule in fruit flies that is key to the information exchange needed to build wings properly. They have also uncovered evidence that an analogous protein may exist in people and may be associated with problems such as cleft lip, or premature ovarian failure. As they work together to form body parts, cells in developing organisms communicate like workers at a construction site. The discovery of a new signaling molecule in flies by Brown...

2012-03-20 09:27:32

Scientists are 1 step closer to making more complex microscopic biological machines, following improvements in the way that they can 're-wire' DNA in yeast Scientists are one step closer to making more complex microscopic biological machines, following improvements in the way that they can "re-wire" DNA in yeast, according to research published today in the journal PLoS ONE. The researchers, from Imperial College London, have demonstrated a way of creating a new type of biological...

2012-03-19 19:25:02

Findings lead to creation of world´s first liver metabolite data set By analyzing the hundreds of metabolic products present in the liver, researchers with the UC Irvine Center for Epigenetics & Metabolism have discovered that circadian rhythms – our own body clock – greatly control the production of such key building blocks as amino acids, carbohydrates and lipids. They identified more than 600 liver-originated metabolites, which are the chemical substances created...


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