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Researchers Identify Enzyme That Turns On RNA

Knowing an organism's genome is good, but knowing what turns on its genes is even better. Scientists have long searched... Read More

Bio-crude turns cheap waste into valuable fuel

CSIRO and Monash University have developed a chemical process that turns green waste into a stable bio-crude... Read More


pivot 1. A fixed pin or short axis, on the end of which a wheel or other body turns. 2. The end of a shaft or arbor which... Read More

Behavioral Genetics: The Clash of Culture and Biology

    AUTHORS: Floyd E. Bloom (Foreword), Ronald A. Carson (Editor), Mark... Read More

Cryobiology: The Study of Life and Death at Low Temperatures

by Gregory M. Fahy, PhD Cryobiology -- usually thought of as the study of the effects of subfreezing temperatures on... Read More

Evidence for Intelligent Design from Biochemistry

From a speech delivered at Discovery Institute's God & Culture Conference Michael J. Behe Discovery Institute August... Read More

Carbon turns over much faster through basal food-chain levels in aquatic than in terrestrial ecosystems

Global temperatures have increased dramatically over the past century, which is causing major impacts on climate patterns,... Read More

To Save Rare Stingrays, UF Researcher Turns To Native Florida Species

Writer: Aaron Hoover Source: Peter Piermarini, (352) 392-1107, pmpierma@zoo.ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Only a few of... Read More

Researcher turns brown algae phylogeny upside down

According to fellow phycologists, algae expert Stefan Draisma from the Leiden University has turned brown algae phylogeny... Read More


turn-sick A disease with which sheep are sometimes affected; gid; sturdy. See... Read More

Abnormal plant shows scientists path to plant, animal development

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A pickle-shaped root is revealing how plants develop from embryos to adults and also may hold... Read More

Localization and Physical Property Experiments Conducted by Opportunity at Meridiani Planum

REPORTS R. E. Arvidson,1*R. C. Anderson,2P. Bartlett,3J. F. Bell, III,4P. R. Christensen,5P. Chu,3K. Davis,3B. L.... Read More

Aqueductus fallopii

Aqueductus fallopii --> facial canal The bony passage in the temporal bone through which the facial nerve passes; the... Read More

Light-sensitive photoswitches could restore sight to those with macular degeneration

Altered potassium, glutamate channels turn on and off with light Berkeley -- A research center newly created by the... Read More

Physicists Turn Single Molecules Into Working Transistors

University of Arizona physicists have discovered how to turn single molecules into working transistors. It's a... Read More

Key enzyme responsible for fat development discovered

A little-studied enzyme has been discovered to play a crucial role in adding fat to the body, scientists at the University... Read More

Resonance theory of hearing

resonance theory of hearing That the basilar membrane of the cochlea acts as a resonating structure, recording low tones... Read More

The Initiation and Control of Rapid Flight Maneuvers in Fruit Flies

Michael H. Dickinson2,1 1 Caltech, Mail Code 138-78, Pasadena, California 91125     Fruit flies alter... Read More

Scientists Discover New Gene Essential For The Development

Scientists Discover New Gene Essential For The Development Of Normal Brain Connections Resulting From Sensory Input    ... Read More


Hinge 1. The hook with its eye, or the joint, on which a door, gate, lid, etc, turns or swings; a flexible piece, as a strip... Read More


Hinge 1. The hook with its eye, or the joint, on which a door, gate, lid, etc, turns or swings; a flexible piece, as a strip... Read More


swivel 1. (Science: mechanics) A piece, as a ring or hook, attached to another piece by a pin, in such a manner as to permit... Read More


supercoiling (Science: molecular biology) In circular DNA or closed loops of dNA, twisting of the DNA about its own axis... Read More

Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri)

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously, we've seen the different animals endemic to New Zealand. Due to the... Read More

Curbing C. difficile’s toxin production

As if being admitted to the hospital weren't bad enough, patients, once admitted, are at higher risk of becoming infected... Read More

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

 Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries      ... Read More


Definition noun, plural: petechiae An initially purplish red spot (less than 3 mm in diameter) that later turns blue or... Read More

Gorgon: Paleontology, Obsession, and the Greatest Catastrophe in Earth’s History

Gorgon: Paleontology, Obsession, and the Greatest Catastrophe in Earth's History ... Read More

Gene silencing may improve treatment of a deadly complication of liver disease

A technique that “silences,” or turns off, genes shows promise as a potential new treatment for liver fibrosis — the... Read More


Bore 1. To make a hole or perforation with, or as with, a boring instrument; to cut a circular hole by the rotary motion of... Read More


Definition noun plural: humans hu‧man, (h)yo͞omʹn A bipedal primate belonging to the genus Homo, especially Homo... Read More

New role for gene that counteracts formation of tumors

Ghent - Scientists from the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) have achieved a new breakthrough in... Read More

System to analyze beating heart stem cells could lead to heart attack treatments

New research at the University of Nottingham, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC),... Read More


verb 1. To turn completely or repeatedly; to become coiled about anything; to assume a convolved or spiral form; as, vines... Read More


A genus is a taxonomic category ranking used in biological classification that is below family and above species. Species... Read More


Protein Definition Proteins are biomolecules comprised of amino acid residues joined together by peptide bonds.... Read More


resolve 1. To be separated into its component parts or distinct principles; to undergo resolution. 2. To melt; to dissolve;... Read More


pillar 1. The general and popular term for a firm, upright, insulated support for a superstructure; a pier, column, or post;... Read More

Gifts from the sea

Cape Cod Marine Life lures biomedical researchers to the Marine Biological Laboratory WOODS HOLE, MA, June 2005 -- It's... Read More

Brain’s timing linked with timescales of the natural visual world

Extreme precision needed to accurately represent the slowly changing visual world Researchers have long attempted to... Read More