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Wednesday 16th April 2014

Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) Names “15 for 2015” Global Messengers to Spread Awareness

The Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) today announced the selection of “15 for 2015” World Games Global Messengers who will help raise awareness about the Special Olympics movement. The “15 for 2015” Global Messengers, and the eight alternates, were selected from 11 different counties throughout Southern California. The...

British consumer watchdog to test for lamb meat substitution

(Reuters) - Britain's Foods Standards Agency (FSA) said it will begin a new round of tests on lamb takeaway meals from restaurants across the UK after the consumer watchdog found evidence of cheaper substitutes such as beef and chicken.

Comparison between phage-open-reading frame typing and automated repetitive-sequence-based PCR for typing MRSA isolates

Glycomyces phytohabitans sp. nov., a novel endophytic actinomycete isolated from the coastal halophyte in Jiangsu, East China

Antimicrobial and antiviral sesquiterpenoids from sponge-associated fungus, Aspergillus sydowii ZSDS1-F6

Anthracimycin activity against contemporary methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Characterization of impurities in commercial spectinomycin by liquid chromatography with electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry

Risks of Whole-Genome Sequencing for Children: Medical Genetics Expert from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Provides Tips for Parents

Reporters can excerpt the tips below. Children today live in a world where it is becoming easier and cheaper to sequence their genome -- the full set of biological material inherited from our ancestors that plays a major role in our development, functioning and behavior. A few businesses have made whole-genome sequencing available to the general public...

101 Mobility North Georgia Comes Alive After 5

101 Mobility North Georgia will have a booth at Roswell’s monthly street fair throughout the spring and summer. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 WHAT: On the third Thursday of each month 101 Mobility North Georgia will be featuring product demonstrations at Roswell, Georgia’s Alive After 5 street fair. 101 Mobility is a local resource for mobility solutions including stair lifts, wheel...

Corrigendum: Regulatory evolution through divergence of a phosphoswitch in the transcription factor CEBPB

Nature480, 383–386 (2011); doi:10.1038/nature10595We inadvertently included a duplicate gel image in the lower right panel of Fig. 3c of this Letter. The gel image should show the loading control (‘Input’) for the image directly above it (lanes

Corrigendum: Identification of pre-leukaemic haematopoietic stem cells in acute leukaemia

Nature506, 328–333 (2014); doi:10.1038/nature13038Author Fouad Yousif (of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto, Canada) should have been included in the author list after Andrew M. K. Brown with affiliation number 7 and listed in the...

Corrigendum: Ptpn11 deletion in a novel progenitor causes metachondromatosis by inducing hedgehog signalling

Nature499, 491–495 (2013); doi:10.1038/nature12396After publication of this Letter, we became aware that we had not reported the details of construction and validation of our floxed conditional deletion Ptpn11 allele. These details are presented in...

Ultralow thermal conductivity and high thermoelectric figure of merit in SnSe crystals

The thermoelectric effect enables direct and reversible conversion between thermal and electrical energy, and provides a viable route for power generation from waste heat. The efficiency of thermoelectric materials is dictated by the dimensionless fi...

Coherent suppression of electromagnetic dissipation due to superconducting quasiparticles

Owing to the low-loss propagation of electromagnetic signals in superconductors, Josephson junctions constitute ideal building blocks for quantum memories, amplifiers, detectors and high-speed processing units, operating over a wide band of microwave...

Isotopic links between atmospheric chemistry and the deep sulphur cycle on Mars

The geochemistry of Martian meteorites provides a wealth of information about the solid planet and the surface and atmospheric processes that occurred on Mars. The degree to which Martian magmas may have assimilated crustal material, thus altering th...

Domains of genome-wide gene expression dysregulation in Down’s syndrome

Trisomy 21 is the most frequent genetic cause of cognitive impairment. To assess the perturbations of gene expression in trisomy 21, and to eliminate the noise of genomic variability, we studied the transcriptome of fetal fibroblasts from a pair of m...

The ensemble nature of allostery

Allostery is the process by which biological macromolecules (mostly proteins) transmit the effect of binding at one site to another, often distal, functional site, allowing for regulation of activity. Recent experimental observations demonstrating th...

Thermoelectricity: The ugly duckling

Single crystals of tin selenide have been shown to display, along one crystallographic direction of their high-temperature state, the highest thermoelectric efficiency of any bulk material. See Letter p.373

Genetics: Up and down in Down's syndrome

A comparison of identical human twins, only one of whom has Down's syndrome, reveals a genome-wide flattening of gene-expression levels in the affected individual. See Article p.345

Evolutionary biology: Dating chimpanzees

Genetic research has tracked lineages of male chimpanzees thousands of years into the past, opening the door to the study of long-term behavioural evolution in our close primate relatives.

Perspective: Tricks of the trade

Processed foods that dilute protein content subvert our appetite control systems, say Stephen J. Simpson and David Raubenheimer.

Neuroscience: Dissecting appetite

A slew of new technologies are helping to map the neural circuits that control when, and how much, we eat.

Microbiome: A complicated relationship status

Nothing is simple about the links between the bacteria living in our guts and obesity.

Heritability: The family roots of obesity

Scores of genes are implicated in obesity, but they cannot account for a family's predisposition to obesity. Are there other ways parents can influence their children?

Perspective: Obesity is not a disease

The misguided urge to pathologize this condition reflects society's failure to come to terms with the need for prevention, says D. L. Katz.

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