Variants on a theme
It has been established that there is a mechanism used by human cells to bypass DNA damage, rather than removing it. Those who do not have the enzyme that carries out one type of bypass have an inherited, cancer-prone syndrome called the xeroderma pigmentosum 'variant' (XP-V). It was established that purified recombinant human DNA polymerase eta could correct the bypass defect of XP-V cell extracts. All XP-V cells investigated had mutations in the DNA polymerase eta gene. This research has thus revealed the biochemical defect in the last unsolved group of xeroderma pigmentosum.
Publication Name: Nature
Subject: Zoology and wildlife conservation
Not your father's hazelnut: a retired Oldsmobile worker is trying to crack the West Coast monopoly on commercial nut growing
Retired autoworker Cecil Farris, who has been breeding hazelnut and walnut trees for 35 years in Michigan, believes that the industry could shift from the West Coast to the Midwest and Southeast. Growers in Washington state and Oregon had been supplying almost half of America's hazelnuts, but their crops were hit with filbert blight in the 1980s. Production costs are increasing in California because of the high cost of land and water shortages.
Publication Name: American Horticulturist
Subject: Home and garden
Jacques Villeneuve, watch your mirrors!
French-Canadian racer Jacques Villeneuve has a strong potential in winning the 1997 Drivers World Championships, with his victories in the Brazilian and Argentine Grands Prix. However, it was not an easy feat for him with the intense competitive stance of other racers.
Publication Name: Road & Track
- Abstracts: Cadillac de Ville Concours. Ford Taurus SHO
- Abstracts: Villeneuve's first. Bicoastal beach party. Villeneuve's race, Hill's victory
- Abstracts: From the publisher. Ed Sullivan, eat your heart out. Ten days in another town
- Abstracts: Mazda Millenia S. General Motors EV1
- Abstracts: McLaren's double whammy. Those flying Finns. Into the 1-mile bullrings