Current Progress in Biological Research presents new insights into key topics from different areas of the biological sciences. Some of the topics covered in the book are antibiotic susceptibility, genomic rearrangement, historical biogeography, biogeographic patterns, endemism and the use of microorganisms for pest control. The book is an interesting collection of 16 original research articles written by respected experts in their fields. It is hoped that readers will be stimulated and challenged by the contents of this book....
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This is the first book to cover the history, structure, and application of atomic force microscopy in cell biology. Presented in the clear, well-illustrated style of the Methods in Cell Biology series, it introduces the atomic force microscope (AFM) to its readers and enables them to tap the power and scope of this technology to further their own research. A practical laboratory guide for use of the atomic force and photonic force microscopes, it provides updated technology and methods in force spectroscopy.
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Deposited research article
Gene expression profiles of peripheral blood cells in type 2 diabetes and nephropathy in Asian Indians
Paturi V Rao*, Xinfang Lu†, Patrick Pattee†, Mark Turner†, Nandgaonkar Suguna* and Srinivasa R Nagalla†
Addresses: *Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad 500 082, India.
We have come so far so fast in understanding RNA interference (RNAi) and its central role in biology. Rarely has a novel mechanism in molecular genetics had such broad implications, ranging from gene therapy and drug discovery to our very understanding of what the word ‘gene’ means. Every major pharmaceutical company has a substantial effort now in RNAi technology, and among the smaller biotechnology companies RNAi is the mainstay of several, with
Prokaryotic cyanobacteria express robust circadian (daily) rhythms under the control of a central clock. Recent studies shed light on the mechanisms governing circadian rhythms in cyanobacteria and highlight key differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic clocks.
reports deposited research
Rhythmic gene-expression patterns
Circadian biological clocks are self-sustained biochemical oscillators. Their properties include an intrinsic time constant of approximately 24 hours, temperature compensation (so that they run...
This report continues the National Academies’ efforts in the reform of
education by calling on researchers to recognize the importance of teaching
and to join together with educators to promote undergraduate learning.
The goal in this case is to prepare the next generation of biological researchers
for the tremendous opportunities ahead. Attaining this goal will require
that faculty spend more time discussing their teaching with their colleagues,
both within and outside of their own field or department.
In this chapter we will describe the most popular techniques that molecular biologists use to investigate the structure and function of genes. Most of these start with cloned genes. Many use gel electrophoresis. Many also use labeled tracers, and many rely on nucleic acid hybridization. We have already examined gene cloning techniques. Let us continue by briefl y considering three other mainstays of molecular biology research: molecular separations including gel electrophoresis; labeled tracers; and hybridization.
The past decade has seen the field of proteomics expand from a highly technical endeavor to a widely utilized technique. The objective of this book is to highlight the ways in which proteomics is currently being employed to address issues in the biological sciences. Although there have been significant advances in techniques involving the utilization of proteomics in biology, fundamental approaches involving basic sample visualization and protein identification still represent the principle techniques used by the vast majority of researchers to solve problems in biology.
Immediately after the first drafts of the human genome sequence were reported almost
a decade ago, the importance of genomics and functional genomics studies became
well recognized across the broad disciplines of biological sciences research.
Consistent with my long-standing aspiration to become a psychoanalyst,
I trained in psychiatry at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center of Harvard
Medical School in the early 1960s and completed a residency there.
Then I changed direction. I decided not to obtain psychoanalytic training or
even to have a clinical practice. Rather, I spent the next 40 years doing biological
research—developing a reductionist approach to learning and memory,
first in snails and then in mice.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been from its beginning the wave of evolution in computer
science. It is in good health and a proof of it is the fact that many companies qualify its
novelties as ‘smart’ or ‘intelligent’ independently of the features included in them; the term
‘society of knowledge’ has been imposed to draw society nearer to the future and a symbol
As a scientist who has worked for more than 40 years to find cures for infectious
disease, I find the idea that terrorists would use biological agents as a
weapon to be anathema. It violates the fundamental values of the life sciences that
I and my colleagues hold dear: that science is a vital tool for improving life and
the health of our planet and enhancing our understanding of the natural world.
My own work has focused on cholera, a disease responsible for the death
of thousands of people around the world every year.
From the beginnings of modern science, lakes have
fulfilled a focus of attention. Doubtless, this has
something to do with the lure that water bodies
hold for most of us, as well as for long having been a
source of food as well as water. Authors, from Aristotle
to Izaak Walton, committed much common
knowledge of the freshwater fauna to the formal
written record, so it is still a little surprising to realise
that the formal study of lakes—limnology
(from the Greek word, limnos, a lake)—is scarcely
more than a century in age (Forel 1895).
The science of vascular biology has emerged and expanded rapidly over the past 25
years. Research in this area has increased understanding of a wide range of clinical
conditions. This book provides a broad overview of the Weld for both specialist
and newcomer to the Weld, and concise resource for the non-specialist. The
multidisciplinary team of contributors covers topics ranging from normal and
pathological aspects of endothelial cell function to the role of the vasculature in
pregnancy, hypertension and atherosclerosis....
The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) was established in 1958 with
the mission to improve the quality of biology education at all levels. Not long
after the inception of the organization, our mission was expanded to include the
improvement of science education, not just biology education. In 2000, we further
articulated this mission to describe the work we would do in curriculum develop-
ment, professional development, and research and evaluation.
Performing experiments in low Earth orbit has been the focus of much of the research funded by
NASA’s Physical Sciences Division (PSD) and its predecessors for over 30 years. This microgravity
research can be divided into five broad areas, all of which focus primarily on phenomena that are
strongly perturbed by gravity: biotechnology, combustion, fluid physics, fundamental physics, and