Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cracking the plant-cell membrane code

ScienceDaily (2010-03-23) -- To engineer better crops and develop new drugs to combat disease, scientists look at how the sensor-laden membranes surrounding cells interact with their environment. But remarkably little is known about how proteins interact with these protective structures. For the first time for any multicellular organism, researchers have analyzed 3.4 million potential protein/membrane interactions and have found 65,000 unique relationships.

World has underestimated climate-change effects, expert argues

ScienceDaily (2010-03-23) -- The world's policymakers have underestimated the potential dangerous impacts that man-made climate change will have on society, say a professor of earth and atmospheric sciences.

Walnuts slow prostate tumors in mice, study finds

ScienceDaily (2010-03-23) -- Walnut consumption slows the growth of prostate cancer in mice and has beneficial effects on multiple genes related to the control of tumor growth and metabolism, researchers have found.

Monday, March 1, 2010

DNA sequence of extinct ancient cattle uncovered

ScienceDaily (2010-03-01) -- Researchers, based in Ireland and Britain, have found the complete mitochondrial DNA genome sequence of ancient wild cattle using a sample from a 6,700 year-old bone. ... > read full article

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