Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 02, 2006
miRNA-mediated silencing of mRNAs
Dr. Elisa Izaurrralde and colleagues (EMBL; Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology-Tuebingen) provide new mechanistic insight into gene silencing by miRNAs.

Large-scale cross-platform study of research microarrays uncovers high concordance across platforms
Winston Patrick Kuo, D.D.S., M.S., D.M.Sc., post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Oral and Developmental Biology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and colleagues tested nearly all the available commercial and

Eco-friendly bug sucker
A new sterilisation method for fruit and vegetables has been developed which could replace ozone-depleting chemicals, like methyl bromide.

Potato blight pathogenicity explained by genome plasticity
A team of researchers from Wageningen University report in Genome Research that they have identified a unique genetic fingerprint in the pathogen responsible for potato blight.

Scientists develop a new diagnostic approach for carriers of recessive genetic disorders
Scientists Vivian Cheung and Warren Ewens from the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new approach for the diagnosis of medical disorders that are inherited in a recessive manner.

For men, catheter type makes a huge difference in urinary infection risk, study finds
It's one of the things about a hospital stay that men loathe, and that infectious bacteria love: the urinary catheter.
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