Monday, January 07, 2008

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

M.D. Anderson scientist finds life's essence | - Houston Chronicle: "For the first time, scientists have captured detailed images of life's essence.

The dazzling pictures reveal a key step in the process of cell division, which all organisms must undergo to survive. The moment occurs deep within a cell, as two proteins work in concert to unzip a strand of DNA to create two new cells.

But until now, scientists seeking to directly observe this essential process only could view fuzzy images taken by an electron microscope.

A scientist at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has changed that by perfecting a technique employed by biophysicist Rosalind Franklin more than half a century ago to gather the first images of DNA."

1 comment:

Cap'n Bob said...

I'll take two eight-by-ten glossies and a wallet size.