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2013-02-15 10:11:34

As scientists continue to unravel the complexity of the human genome and to uncover vital elements that play a role in both normal physiology and disease, one particular class of elements called noncoding RNAs is gaining a lot of attention. Guest Editor Tom Cech, PhD and Executive Editor Fintan Steele, PhD explore the enormous potential value of this rapidly advancing research area in their Editorial " The (Noncoding) RNA World." The authors introduce a special research section on noncoding...

2008-09-18 12:00:13

As America seeks to produce a new generation of scientists capable of tackling complex global challenges, Grinnell College will dedicate an innovative science teaching building named for one of its most notable science graduates - the late Robert N. Noyce '49, co-inventor of the integrated circuit and co-founder of Intel Corporation. The dedication of The Robert N. Noyce '49 Science Center, designed by Chicago architectural firm Holabird and Root, will take place on October 4, 2008 at a...

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2006-10-02 15:40:00

NEW YORK - Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discovering a way to silence specific genes, a revolutionary finding that scientists are scrambling to harness for fighting illnesses as diverse as cancer, heart disease and AIDS. Andrew Z. Fire, 47, of Stanford University, and Craig C. Mello, 45, of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, will share the $1.4 million prize. They were honored remarkably swiftly for work they published together just eight...


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