EurekAlert October 1, 2014 John Ascenzi
An international team of scientists has identified a gene mutation that causes aplastic anemia, a serious blood disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce normal amounts of blood cells. Studying a family in which three generations had blood disorders, the researchers discovered a defect in a gene that regulates telomeres, chromosomal structures with crucial roles in normal cell function.
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Source article: Guo Y et al, “Inherited bone marrow failure associated with germline mutation of ACD, the gene encoding telomere protein TPP1,” Blood, published online Sept 9, 2014. http://doi.org/10.1182/blood-2014-08-596445
The Conversation October 1, 2014 | Catherine Pickering & Jason Byrne
UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH: What do we actually mean by research and how does it help inform our understanding of things? With so much research already published it can be a daunting task for any new researcher to find out what’s already done. So how do you find the knowns and unknowns in research? Continue reading…
The Brisbane Times October 1, 2014 Marissa Calligeros
Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man on the Gold Coast.
The 37-year-old man was found dead on the back verandah of a house on Foxwell Road at Coomera about 4am on Wednesday.
ABC News October 1, 2014
The United States has diagnosed its first case of the deadly Ebola virus, a man who became infected in Liberia and travelled to Texas, US health officials say. Continue reading…
Brisbane Times October 1, 2014
Increased pollution levels still classified as “safe” will kill 6000 Australians, a Queensland pollution expert has warned.
The Brisbane Times October 1, 2014
A 24-year-old man has died in a crash on the Gateway Motorway in Brisbane’s south.
The young driver crashed into the back of a traffic control truck about 500 metres north of the Old Cleveland Road exit about 9.15pm on Tuesday.
BBC News Rebecca Morelle 29 September 2014
In Stockholm, sewer systems have been earmarked for a new use: the fight against terrorism is moving underground. Devices are being used to detect minute traces of the bomb ingredients, recording their concentration, the time they were found and their location.
The scientists here are not just interested in what ends up down the drain, fumes from the manufacturing process also leak out into the air. And in addition to the sewer devices, they’ve fitted sensors to rooftops and even cars.