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Cathepsin S holds up autoimmunity

By | August 14, 2002

Inhibition of cathepsin S alters autoantigen presentation and prevents organ-specific autoimmunity

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Group says NSF shorts biology

By | August 14, 2002

American Institute for Biological Sciences protests unequal distribution of budget increase

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Merger mystery

By | August 14, 2002

Rumours persist of a planned merger between five UK biotech firms but the companies deny it

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Targeting key enzyme reduces body fat

By | August 14, 2002

Deletion of the SCD1 gene alters metabolic activity and can lead to the loss of body fat

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Balanced amplification

By | August 13, 2002

A new method allows simultaneous amplification of two complex genomes without introducing bias

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Pharming human antibodies

By | August 13, 2002

Cloned calves that produce human antibodies have been generated

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Short cut to neuron differentiation

By | August 13, 2002

Neurogenic signaling pathways can direct embryonic stem cells to form CNS neurons

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Toxic metabolite causes ADA immunosuppression

By | August 13, 2002

ADA immunosuppression is caused by mitochondrial cytochrome c release and T cell apoptosis

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US lawyers mull cloning

By | August 13, 2002

American Bar Association to decide this week whether to sanction therapeutic cloning

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Growing the ungrowable

By | August 12, 2002

SAR11 and related ribosomal RNA genes exist in nearly every pelagic marine bacterioplankton community but the cultivation of the microorganisms that carry these genes have failed in the past. In August 8 Nature, Michael Rappe and colleagues at Oregon State University, US, report the first successful cultivation of the ubiquitous SAR11 marine bacterioplankton clade (Nature 2002, 418:630-633).Rappe et al. inoculated fresh Oregon coast seawater samples into microtitre dish wells by dilution, such t

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