Bacteria used in predator-prey research

DURHAM, N.C., April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. bioengineers say they have used bacteria to provide insights into how population levels of prey influence the levels of predators.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 5, 2008.
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Scientists try to save the Tasmanian devil

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists are racing to save the Tasmanian devil from extinction from a unique, transmissible and rapidly spreading cancer.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 24, 2007.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 2, 2007.
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MicroRNAs might help slow muscle disorders

BOSTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have found the first microRNAs -- bits of code that regulate gene activity -- linked to each of 10 major degenerative muscular disorders.

Protein blocks neural stem cell creation

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. study determined a protein that represses gene transcription also blocks embryonic neural stem cells from differentiating into neurons.

Test tube circadian clock is investigated

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have found a simple circadian clock found in some bacteria operates by the addition and subtraction of phosphate groups on a single protein.

Nobel Prize goes to stem cell researchers

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded Monday to two U.S. scientists and a Welsh researcher for stem cell research.

Embryonic stem cell lines aren't all equal

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered significant variations between neurons from two embryonic stem cell lines, suggesting not all such cell lines are equal.

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, July 10, 2007.

Infant intestinal bacteria is categorized

STANFORD, Calif., June 26 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have categorized the hundreds of species of bacteria that colonize a newborn's gastrointestinal track.

Structural variants in genetics cataloged

CHEVY CHASE, Md., May 14 (UPI) -- An effort to identify medium- and large-scale genetic differences between humans may soon reveal DNA sequences that lead to a range of diseases.

Study: drugs may stop breast cancer spread

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- A team of New York researchers says a combination of drugs targeting four genes may halt the spread of breast cancer to the lungs.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

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Man persists in quest for Hughes' fortune

WILLARD, Utah, April 11 (UPI) -- A Utah man who claims to have inherited more than $150 million from the late Howard Hughes reportedly is going to pursue his case.

New treatments likely for synovial cancer

SALT LAKE CITY, April 9 (UPI) -- U.S. geneticists have engineered mice that can develop synovial sarcoma -- a major step toward developing treatments for the aggressive, deadly cancer.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, April 5, 2007.
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Marine bacteria energy sources studied

BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. marine scientists have made a surprising discovery involving proteorhodopsin -- the light-sensitive protein found in many marine bacteria.

Report: Aging linked to muscle development

LIVERPOOL, England, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A study conducted by a team from Connecticut's Yale University has found that as one ages, the body's system that creates muscles slowly begins to fail.

Scientists study biological membranes

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have developed a novel method to visualize the fusion of biological membranes at the single-event resolution.

New class of RNA is discovered

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they have discovered a new class of ribonucleic acid, or RNA.

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UPI almanac for Dec. 24, 2006.
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Joint lubrication and protection studied

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say sliding forces applied to cartilage surfaces prompt cells in the tissue to produce molecules that lubricate and protect joints.

MIT wins $6 million cancer research grant

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has won a $6 million U.S. National Cancer Institute grant to research the microenvironment of tumor cells.
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