Researchers Create the First Model of the DNA 'Replication Fork'

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Human cells make new copies of their DNA billions of times each day, a crucial process upon which life itself depends. However, scientists do not fully understand how cells unzip the double-stranded DNA molecule before replicating both halves of it. New work at Rockefeller may help change that.

– Rockefeller University|24-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Dream Come True? Creating Organic Zeolites

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In a landmark paper -- "Designed Synthesis of Large-Pore Crystalline Polyimide Covalent Organic Frameworks” -- published in the July 23 edition of the international scientific journal Nature Communications, University of Delaware researcher Yushan Yan describes a new approach to creating organic zeolites.

– University of Delaware|24-Jul-2014 9:35 AM EDT

Background TV Can Be Bad for Kids

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Leaving the television on can be detrimental to children's learning and development, according to a new study from the University of Iowa. Researchers found that background television can divert a child’s attention from play and learning. Results appear in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

– University of Iowa |24-Jul-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Rising Temperatures Can Be Hard on a Dog's Life

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Kansas State University veterinarian says to know the signs of heat exhaustion to make sure your pet isn't overdoing it this summer.

– Kansas State University|24-Jul-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets

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Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found that bloated hot Jupiters have less water vapor than predicted.

– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)|24-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT

The Signal and the Noise

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UNC's Henrik Dohlman is like a mechanic for cells. He takes them apart to see how they function. He can tell you what part is like a gas pedal and which part is like the brakes. Now he’s can show us why these brakes don’t work the same even in cells that are genetically identical.

– University of North Carolina School of Medicine|24-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Wives With More Education Than Their Husbands No Longer at Increased Risk of Divorce

For decades, couples in which a wife had more education than her husband faced a higher risk of divorce than those in which a husband had more education, but a new study finds this is no longer the case.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)|24-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Connecting People to Possibility for Better Cancer Treatments

UNM Cancer Center welcomes Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD, as Associate Director for Clinical Research. Dr. Rixe will bring new cancer treatments to New Mexicans as he develops programs in early-phase cancer clinical trials.

– University of New Mexico Cancer Center|24-Jul-2014 6:00 AM EDT
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