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Page 14 POST-GAZETTE, JULY 11,2014 with Christian A. Guarino LO SAPEVATE CHE ... Una scienziata italiana all'estero ha scoperto un gene che decide se l'essere sara' destro o mancino. Questo gene, chiamato PCSK6, si attiva molto precocemente durante la gestazione, segno che l'embrione decide molto presto con che mano scrivera'! Se c'e' un difetto si puo' arrivare a difetti di posizione degli organi. La scoperta, resa nota dalla rivista Plos Genetics, si deve all'italiana Silvia Paracchini dell'Universita' St. Andrews in Inghilterra devevine dal 1999. II PCSK6 e' noto ed importante nello sviluppo embrionale, ed attiva un'altra proteina, NODAL, che poi attiva una cascata di geni, che stabilisce differenze tra destra e sinistra proprio nell'embrione. Sia nel topo che nell'uomo mutazioni entro il PCS K6 causano una condizione chiamata 'Situs Inversus', ossia perdita della normale asimmetria degli organi interni. La scienziata italiana ed i suoi collaboratori sono arrivati al PCSK6 analizzando pienamente il DNA di oltre 700 individui alla ricerca di geni importanti per decidere tra destra e sinistra, arrivando ad isolare il PCSK6. Poi hanno condotto uno screening su tutto il genoma analizzando circa 7,000,000 di geni in un campione di 728 individui, e poi hanno ripetuto l'analisi di un campione di 2,666 persone. Si e' notato che alcuni erano piu' bravi con l'una o coll'altra mano in base all'abilita' dei singoli. La Paracchini ritiene che durante Io sviluppo embrionale sembra che awenga una predisposizione per l'uso preferenziato verso una mano. Forse sara' necessario cercare altri geni che sono attivi durante lo sviluppo del feto, e forse anche trovare fattori influenti nell'ambiente. DID YOU KNOW THAT .., An Italian scientist, Silvia Paracchini, working abroad has discovered a gene that 'decides' ff an individual will be right- handed or left-handed. This gene, marked PCSK6, becomes active before the birth of the individual, i.e., precisely dur- ing the pregnancy, so that the embryo will decide which hand will use to write. If there is a defect it can interfere over the position of the organs. The discovery by Paracchini was made public by the magazine Plos Genetics, and was achieved at the University of St. Andrews, in England, (where she lives) since 1999. The gene PCSK6 is known for its importance in the embryonic development during which another protein is activated, the NODAL which then releases a cascade of genes which differentiate 'right' from 'left' inside the embryo. Mutations in mice or in humans in the PCSK6 cause a con- dition called SITUS INVERSUS, or loss of normal asymmetry of the intemal organs. The Italian scientist and her collaborators got to the PCSK6 by deeply analyzing the DNA of more than 700 indi- viduals, searching for genes relevant in deciding between right and left; they were able to isolate the PCSK6. They then conducted a screening on the entire genome analyz- ing about 7,000,000 genes on a sample of 728 individuals and repeated the analysis on a sample of 2,666 people. They found out that some individuals showed that they had some proclivity toward the right or the left, based on a particular individual ability. Paracchini opined that during the embryonic development there may be a predisposition to the preferential use of a hand. Perhaps it may be neces- sary to look for other genes that work in the fetal develop- ment, also looking for influential environmental factors. LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI14P2440EA Estate of GEORGIA LEE MARTIN Date of Death November 13, 2010 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Sheile E. Hall of Franklin, IN. Sheila E. Hall of Franklin, IN has been informally appointed as the Personal Repre- sentative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inven- tory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceed- ings and to obtain orders terminating or restrict- ing the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI14D2325DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING JENNIFER NAJJOMBWE VS. ERIK T. SMITH To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage lB. The Complaint is on file at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Ordo, has been entered in this matter preventing you from taking any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party. SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Godfrey Kazibwe Zziwa, Esquire, Law Office of Godfrey K. Zziwa, 303 Wyman Street, Suite 300, Waltham, MA 02451 your answer, if any, on or before August 11, 2014. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court. WITNESS, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this Court. Date: June 30, 2014 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 7/11/14 NIGHTMARE AT BELO HORIZONTE In a semi-final thrashing, Germany defeated the host nation Brazil 7-1, sending Die Mannschaft (The Team) to their record eighth final. Traditionally, the conversa- tion on the top three World Soccer powers revolve around Brazil, with five tour- nament titles, Italy with four, and the Germans with three. So understandably, whenever these top teams tangle at the grand stage, especially in a final or semi- final, the pre-match hype is geared up to epic proportions. The host Brazilian side appeared destined to complete their crowning achievement: a tournament win at home. This was a dream that alluded the Se/eqdo and that dates back to the 1950 tournament where they fell 2-1 to Uruguay at the world famous venue, the Maracana, in the final match. That match known as the Maracanazo "The Maracan~ Blow" is the ultimate scar on the rich his- tory of the Brazilian national team, sur- passing even their 1982 defeat to Italy known as A trag~dia do Sarri& "Sarri& Stadium Tragedy" simply because they were the host country and led 1-0 until the 66a minute and conceded the match winner with 10 minutes to play. When the opportunity to host another tour- nament came, the Brazilians were planning to rewrite history, going as far as to sched- ule the Final match at the Maracana. Fans in Brazil were certain of victory, some going as far as to don jerseys with six stars representing another tournament win, an accomplishment that will not arrive in 2014. The Germans left no doubt in the win, leading 5-0 after 29 minutes, and nearly achieving a shutout until an Oscar conso- lation goal in the 90th minute. Brazil was without Neymar, their brilliant number 10, who had sustained a brutal challenge ver- sus Colombia, and suffered a broken verte- brae. But the biggest loss for the Sele~ao was captain and defensive lynchpin Thiago Silva, who was suspended for the semi- final due to his accumula- tion of yellow cards in the two previous knockout round games. The match seemed to never be in doubt as Ger- many scored in the 11th minute on a corner chipped in by forward Thomas Muller. Miroslav Klose, a vet- eran of four World Cups added insult to injury for Brazil when his 23rd minute goal not only seemed to end the match, but also made him the top scorer in tournament history with 16 strikes, breaking a tie with Brazil- Jan Ronaldo. July 8, 2014 will now join July 16, 1950 as a national day of mourning in Brazilian soccer history. The Germans had been knocking at the door the past three tournaments and now find themselves a step away from a fourth title. Already having accomplished a record eight final appearances, joined by 12 semi- finals, earning a fourth star with a win on Sunday, Germany can make a solid claim as the most successful squad in tournament history. Brazil and Italy shudder at the thought. In the second semi-final, Argentina de- feated Netherlands on penalty kicks 4-2 to advance to Sundays final versus Germany. This will mark the third finals matchup be- tween the two countries, Argentina winning an eventful 3-2 match in 1986, and the Ger- mans taking the title in 1990 on a late regu- lation penalty after a dull 90 minutes. Wednesday's semi-final match was an- other dull 120 minutes that produced few and far between exciting moments, super- star Lionel Messi could not penetrate the Netherlands defense, apart from some beau- tifully placed set pieces. He will need to do much more for the Argentines on Sunday to keep pace with the offensive machine that they will face in the Germans. The Final between Germany and Argen- tina will be played at Estadio Maracana in Rio de Janeiro Sunday, July 13 at 3:00 pm. Inspirin by Angela Cornacchio The Boston Breakers and Washington Spirit met for the third and final time in the 2014 NWSL season at LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI14P3092EA Estate of JOHN W. CHAPIN Date of Death March 23, 2014 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Holly Plourde of Upton, MA a Will has been admitted to informal probate. Holly Plourde of Upton, MA has been informally appointed as the Personal Repre- : sentative of the estate to serve without surety i on the bond. i The estate is being administered under i informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inven- tory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceed- ings and to obtain orders terminating or restrict- ing the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 7/11/14 II Maryland SoccerPlex Wed- nesday night in front of 2,673 fans. The match was full of controversial calls for both sides yet it was a pen- alty kick for Washington in the 91st minute put away by Diana Matheson that sent Boston home with a 3-3 tie. The game started with Boston coming out strong and given a penalty kick just after the opening whistle. Heather O'Reilly took the shot and gave Boston the 1-0 lead only three minutes into the match. Boston con- tinued on with the pressure and Nkem Ezurike was fouled inside the box and again O'Reilly stepped up to convert the penalty for an early 2-0 lead in the 7th minute of play. The Breakers have their own hero this season and no doubt of the night, goal- keeper Alyssa Naeher lead- ing the league with 64 saves. Naeher looked at 22 shots on goal coming at her Wednes- day night and managed to only let in three. It was in stoppage time that yet again they were ibrced to take a heart break- ing blow. In the 91s~ minute Taylor drew a foul inside the Breakers penalty box. Matheson stepped up and placed her shot low and left of Naeher to bring the final score to a 3-3 draw between Boston and Washington. Head Coach Tom Durkin commented after the game, "It was a chaotic finish to a game that had plenty of drama. I'm very proud of the way the Breakers reacted in the face of adversity. It was the strongest we have seen them mentally this year and it just might be the spark to ignite a higher purpose than winning and by that I mean fighting for each other. I thought the girls were brave and not only played to preserve the result but tried to win. Everyone made significant contribu- tions even those who were on for the final minutes. But it is a case when a tie feels like a loss. It hurts." The Breakers will return home on Sunday August 3ru to welcome the Western New York Flash for a 6:30 pm kickoff at Harvard Stadium. To purchase tickets visit www.breakers~ickets.com or call 617-945- 1704. the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 7/11/14 F