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The real culprit in Graves disease

By | July 24, 2002

Thyroid-stimulating autoantibodies preferentially recognize the free A subunit, not the thyrotropin holoreceptor, in Graves thyrotoxicosis.

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Transfection using lasers

By | July 24, 2002

A variety of mammalian cells can be efficiently transfected with DNA using treatment with a femtosecond pulse laser.

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UK government puts weight behind science

By | July 24, 2002

Tony Blair's government has underlined its commitment to UK science in the strategy document just released.

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Chocolate eaten in 600 BC

By | July 23, 2002

Analysis of Preclassic Mayan urns suggests humans were imbibing chocolate much early than previously thought.

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Crackdown on DNA patents needed

By | July 23, 2002

A long-awaited report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics says fewer patents on DNA sequences should be granted.

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Turning off a transgene

By | July 23, 2002

Studies of transgenic rice plants provide insights into the role of methylation in gene silencing.

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F16 attacks cancer cells

By | July 22, 2002

F16 is a novel mitochondriotoxic small molecule that selectively inhibits tumor cell growth.

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Methylcytosine and mutation

By | July 22, 2002

A methyl-CpG-binding protein protects against CpG mutability and can prevent tumor formation in mice.

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Novel therapy for liver cancer

By | July 22, 2002

Direct intraarterial injection of an ATP production inhibitor is an effective inhibitor of liver cancer in rabbits.

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Gene Genie

By | July 19, 2002

SAGE Genie provides new tools for exploring human gene-expression data.

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