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Gene-Altered Mouse May Provide New Insights To Parkinson's Disease, Substance Abuse And Schizophrenia
...altransporter would mean no amphetamine high. This information
should providenew understanding of the mechanism of amphetamine drugs and new strategiesfor treating amphetamine addiction." Besides dopamine's direct role in producing a drug-induced high, said Caron,recent studies have shown that dopamine plays a ...
Key to Triplet Repeat Brain Diseases Open Door For New Way To Understand, Treat Genetic Diseases"
...ntothe protein during its translation from genetic information
to protein inthe brain cell. The greater the number of CAG repeats in the gene, the moreglutamines will be added, resulting in a structurally different proteinthat binds strongly to a particular energy enzyme. As these crucial enzymesbecome disabled,...
Researchers Pinpoint Site For Petit Mal Seizures In Brain
...e genetically prone to petit mal epilepsy. The new information
will allow the research team to pinpoint the exact...ors can cause absence seizures. Armed with the new information
about the mechanism, Hosford plans to look for compounds that inhibit only those GABAb receptors aff...
Duke Researchers Discover Candidate Susceptibility Gene For Autoimmune Disease
...yArthritis Center. "It also provides important new information
aboutthe types of genes that can cause arthritis." In addition to using the animal model to understand the autoimmune response,Blackshear will continue studies to determine how TTP is involved in theinsulin response. "Right now we really don't h...
Children Become Gorillas In VR Zoo
... technological capabilities and accuratebehavioral information
from zoo researchers can allow children to trulyexperience the dynamic social world of these fascinating creatures." The project also "has implications for learning about peacefulresolution of conflict, one of the many things kids can learn fromgori...
New Discovery About Genes Has Implications For Genetic Therapy
... long thought to play no role in conveying genetic information
-- may well be the key to determining where new information
is transferred into a gene. If true, the finding has important implications for potential future ...
Race Plus Roaches: A Breathtaking Link
...ing to Eggleston, the researchers hope to use this information
to perform further studies that better their understanding of the root causes of cockroach allergen. The study was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID). Other researchers include Sampson B. Sarpong, M.D., Robert...
Bark Beetle Infestation Spurs Multifaceted Study
...itesor destroy the tree stumps which can give them information
about dates,"says Taylor. "I'm looking at the tree stumps to try to reconstructthe forest structure before lumbering, the history of fire in the area andthe age of the trees before they were cut." Because many trees have rings that grow one per yea...
Hawaiian Whales Show 'No Overt Response' To Sounds Of ATOC Simulation
...es loud sounds. "We're getting very site-specific information
on ambient noise and human-generated noise in the Hawaiian environment," Frankel said. Back in Ithaca, N.Y., scientists at the laboratories of the Cornell Bioacoustics Research Program are analyzing hundreds of hours of underwater sound recording...
A Genetic Skeleton Key
...ontinuous strings of information,recording genetic information
in thefour-letter base-pair AGCT alpha-betof DNA. ...nerexplained, "and it will not be con-sistent: The information
thatappears on a single page in thehuman edition may be broken upinto two in the wheat version, orvi...
Salvage Gene Is At The Root Of Many Mutations
...uanine -- two of thefour bases that encode genetic information
along a strand of DNA. Such losses result in genetic gaps known as "abasic"sites. "Formation of these abasic sites," says Hinkle, "is, in fact, one of the most common occurrences in our cells,"taking place every day in about 10,000 to 20,000 of...
Newly Discovered Bacteria Produce Magnetic Material
...f you have access to the Internet. You can findour information
on the World Wide Web at http://www.ornl.gov...
Duke Primate Center Sets October Expedition To Find 'Juliet'
...matologists believe that they have developedenough information
about the sifaka's low-calcium diet of leaves to bringmore animals into captivity. Such captive breeding programs can rapidly replenish populations of animals,said Primate Center Scientific Director Elwyn Simons. "Because capturedanimals are well fe...
Major Plant Genome Research Project Underway
...e of energy research. Applications of the genetic information
learned could be used to meet a number of DOE need...ize efficiency and usefulness," says Clutter, "and information
from the project will be widely disseminated so that researchers will gain maximum benefits." The U...
New Software Provides Quick Analysis of ion-Channel Activity
...aken months. According to the UB researchers, this information
will provide biophysicists with a powerful tool us...and applied research. Sachs explained that better information
on these proteins could make a tremendous difference in drug design, particularly for conditions whe...
Researchers Find Genetic Clues To Intestinal Disease
...sease family studies at Johns Hopkins can get more information
by calling (410) 614-1982....
Medicinal Leech May Offer Clues To Neural Regeneration
... now conducting follow-up studies to identify what information
this molecule provides at a cellular level, and to... now conducting follow-up studies to identify what information
this particular signaling molecule gives the regenerating nervous system." In addition, the staining...
Brain Mapping In Real Time
...of mental activity. fMRI generates a great deal of information
quickly (half a gigabyte or more per experiment). In the past, computing couldn't keep up with the data, and it took 24 hours or more to produce a usable image. To deal with this bottleneck, the researchers turned to PSC. CMU statistician William Edd...
Cornell Scientists Find Way To Boost Rice Crop Yield -- They'll Walk On The Wild Side
...rchers throughout the world can tap into a Cornell information
Web site and use that mapping data to boost rice production in their parts of the world. McCouch said that although the wild species are generally useless for crop production -- since they do not produce much rice, have very small grains, and the pl...
Sea Turtles Have Favorite Oceanic Routes
...females. Morreale said scientists have very little information
on the males or the young of the species, or on where the females go after they nest. Tracking their movements by satellite could be one step that leads investigators to the rest of the leatherback population. "We've put most of our energy into prot...
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