Disease Detectors - Partners Video Magazine

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Scientists have developed nanoscale biosensors that can help detect diseases on farms and in hospitals. Disease Detectors is a segment from Partners Video Magazine's latest episode, The Science of Small. To view the entire episode visit: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/partners/partners.html

Following the Flow - Partners Video Magazine

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Researchers are discovering how nano-scale tracers can uncover the sources of pollution in America's farm fields and waters. Following the Flow is a segment from Partners Video Magazine's latest episode, The Science of Small. To view the entire episode visit: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/partners/partners.html

A Second Life for E-Health

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A new project of the Applied Technology for Nuero Psychology Lab of Prof. Giuseppe Riva and Researcher Alessandra Gorini: use the platform Second Life for on line psycological support for groups and individuals

Small Regulatory RNAs May Sharpen Spatial Expression Patterns

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submitted by: apryl
The precise establishment of gene expression patterns is a crucial step in development. Formation of a sharp boundary between high and low spatial expression domains requires a genetic mechanism that exhibits sensitivity, yet is robust to fluctuations, a demand that may not be easily achieved by morphogens alone. Recently, it has been demonstrated that small RNAs (and, in particular, microRNAs) play many roles in embryonic development. Whereas some RNAs are essential for embryogenesis,...
Authors: Erel Levine, Peter Mchale, Herbert Levine

Contributions of Ibn Al-Nafis to the progress of medicine and urology. A study and translations from his medical works

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This primary-source study of 4 medical works of the 13th century Muslim scholar Ibn Al-Nafis confirmed that his Kitab Al-Mujaz Fi Al-Tibb was authored as an independent book meant to be a handbook for medical students and practitioners not as an epitome of Kitab Al-Qanun of Ibn Sina as thought by recent historians. His huge medical encyclopedia, Al-Shamil, represents a wave of intense scientific activity that spread among the scholars of Cairo and Damascus following the massive destruction...
Authors: Abdel-halim r E

Sleeping Beauty Invades Rat's Genome

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Knockouts are not just for Mice anymore. Aron Geurts and Howard Jacob from the Medical College of Wisconsin talk about their plans for creating transgenic rats using the Sleeping beauty transposon. Coming out of work pioneered by Colin Bishop's lab, Geurts and Jacob describe how the Sleeping Beauty system can be used to make transgenic rats and their plans to make the phenotype data from these rats available via the MCW PGA website ( http://pga.mcw.edu ) and the strains themselves accessible...