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Walking from water

By | July 4, 2002

A 350-million-year-old fossil fills in the gaps after the first animals left the seas and began to adapt to terrestrial life.

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Mutations in mental retardation

By | July 3, 2002

Mutations in the gene encoding a receptor for angiotensin II are found in patients with X-linked mental retardation.

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Redox controls HIV entry

By | July 3, 2002

The redox state of the thiols in domain 2 of CD4 controls entry of HIV-1 into susceptible cells.

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Antibody based toothpaste

By | July 2, 2002

can deliver passive immunity at dental mucosal sites.

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defect in Huntington's disease

By | July 2, 2002

In Huntington's disease mutant huntingtin protein has a direct effect on mitochondria, causing calcium handling defects.

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Targeting human transgenes

By | July 2, 2002

Adeno-associated virus vectors can be used for efficient transgene insertion into targeted loci in human cells.

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Don't turn off the light!

By | July 1, 2002

Diabetic patients could benefit from a modified cycle of sleep illumination in order to reduce oxygen consumption in the retina.

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IL-13 mediates asthma

By | July 1, 2002

Interleukin-13 acts directly on airway epithelial cells causing the hyperreactivity and mucus overproduction characteristic of asthma.

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Modified primers

By | July 1, 2002

A new technique for preparing fluorescent cDNA probes will allow microarray analysis of smaller RNA samples.

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More public funds needed for research

By | July 1, 2002

A new report concludes that recent improvements in the competitiveness of UK research will only be maintained by increased funding.

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