PARIS--Luc Montagnier, whose group here at the Pasteur Institute first isolated the AIDS virus in 1983, is teaming up with an American businessman to create a new research institute in cell and molecular biology at Queens College in Flushing, New York.
If there is one theme uniting life-forms from the lowliest virus to the loftiest primate, it's that they all evolve. Now some lifeless strands of RNA are doing the same thing in a California laboratory.
April showers bring May flowers. With a little genetic engineering, they could soon last until June. By transplanting a mutant gene into a petunia, researchers have created a flower that keeps its petals four times as long as nature intended.
High daily doses of vitamin E seem to help people with Alzheimer's live on their own for about 7 months longer than untreated patients, scientists have found. Another drug, currently prescribed for Parkinson's disease, has a similar effect.
Women who have mutations in either of two genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, have a dramatically increased risk of breast cancer. But researchers have had a hard time figuring out what role these two genes normally play--and why disrupting them has such a devastating effect.
PARIS--The European Space Agency (ESA) has come up with an innovative strategy to ease the money problems plaguing its space science program: It plans to combine two astronomy missions by arranging their telescopes back to back on a single spacecraft.
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Fifteen AIDS-therapy trials planned or under way in developing countries violate international and national ethics guidelines, charged Ralph Nader's Public Citizen organization in a press conference here today.
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Scientists have triggered a miniature explosion that may resemble a tiny supernova by enticing a newly created form of matter, called Bose-Einstein condensate, to collapse in the lab.
Interesting--but probably wrong. That sums up the reaction of most physicists and radio astronomers to an extraordinary claim appearing in today's Physical Review Letters that space itself might have a favored direction--in effect, an up and a down.
To mount a successful attack, it sometimes helps to get a detailed look at the target. Now AIDS researchers have a fine-grained picture of a potential quarry: an HIV coat protein that helps the virus fuse with host cells.