open genius: strumento per una scienza libera

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In this presentation, Andrea Gaggioli describes crowd-funding as a possible strategy to cope with the lack of investments in research, as well as to increase democratization in the sciences. Projects seeking funding could be stored in an online repository. Each project would include a description of its objectives, duration, and requested contribution. Investors (either people or funding agencies) could decide which projects to fund.

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

submitted by: rabie
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

submitted by: simont
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...

Is there preferential loss of aortic baroreceptor C-fibre activity during the development of atherosclerosis?

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Michael Turner shares his poster presentation at the Experimental Biology 2008 conference.

Resident cardiac mast cells contribute to ischemia-reperfusion injury in the isolated, perfused mouse heart

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Tyler Rork shares his poster presentation at the Experimental Biology 2008 conference