Monday, May 16, 2005

Spatiotemporal gene expression - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Spatiotemporal gene expression refers to the activation of genes within specific tissues of an organism at specific times during development. Gene activation patterns vary widely in complexity. Some are straightforward and static, such as the pattern of tubulin, which is expressed in all cells at all times in life. Some, on the other hand, are extraordinarily intricate and difficult to predict and model, with expression fluctuating wildly from minute to minute or from cell to cell. Spatiotemporal variation plays a key role in generating the diversity of cell types found in developed organisms; since the identity of a cell is specified by the collection of genes activately expressed within that cell, if gene expression was uniform spatially and temporally, there could be at most one kind of cell."

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Zapatista rebels woo Inter Milan: "The captain of Inter Milan football club says he would be willing to take up an invitation for the club to play a team of Mexican Zapatista rebels."

Saturday, May 07, 2005

BBC NEWS | Magazine | 10 things we didn't know this time last week: "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie took �4.2m at the UK box office over the bank holiday weekend, mirroring its 'answer to life, the universe and everything' - 42."

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Wired News: Lost Limb? Worm May Hold Answers: "Scientists have for the first time completed a survey of gene function in a highly regenerative species of worm that could offer important insights into cell regrowth in humans.

Putting the abilities of Wolverine in the movie X-Men to shame, a small piece of a planarian worm can regenerate an entire new body. The worm's ability to regenerate is so powerful that a tissue fragment only 1/279 of the worm's length can grow into a new animal."

Monday, May 02, 2005

Likely First Photo of Planet Beyond the Solar System

You go away for a few weeks and all sorts of things happen...
Well, back now. Yesterday headed for the airport in the rain, got on the plane and then had to wait for 2 hours to actually depart. I couldn't hear the pilot's announcements very well but I think there was flooding in the airport so there were big delays. Of course my flight on to Leeds from Amsterdam was supposed to be 2 hours after arriving so that left me a little concerned that i wouldn't get back. As it was I had to run to the gate and just managed to get on board. Am now waiting for my luggage to catch up.