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Brain Protein "Rescues" Neurons From Atrophy
... with a protein believed to be involved in helping the
brain "wire" itself. The achievement with laboratory animals, reported in the
Nov. 9 issue of Nature, shows that the
proteins, called neurotrophins, can foster brain cell growth,...
Bacterial Toxin Surprises Scientists
...er venom and some sea anemone toxins share the
same strategy--they punch huge holes in the
cell membranes of their victims. Pharmaceutical companies harness this strategy in the
Duke Researchers Discover Central Role Of Nitric Oxide In Hemoglobin Action
...ator of gas exchange,as well as blood pressure, in the
circulatory system. The finding appearsto have solved the
long-standing mystery of how blood carries oxygen tobody tissues and extracts waste carbon dioxide w...
Dangerous Chemical Combination Presents Possible Scenario For Gulf War Illnesses
...ination, researchers reported Wednesday. They said the
findingsmay explain the
wide array of symptoms reported by an estimated 30,000 GulfWar veterans. In studies using chickens...
Gene-Altered Mouse May Provide New Insights To Parkinson's Disease, Substance Abuse And Schizophrenia
DURHAM, N.C. -- Researchers at the
Howard Hughes Medical Institute at DukeUniversity Medical Center have deleted the
gene for a crucial molecularcomponent of a mouse's nervous system and created an animal that, in ess...
Enzyme's "Magic" May Hold Key to Anticancer and Antimicrobial Drugs
...6-7301 April 29, 1996 "Since the
two chains in our model are intertwined, i...o separate.... Although it is difficult at the
moment to see how these processes occur without everything getting tangled, we do no...
New Cancer Switch Discovered By Duke Medical Center Pharmacologists
...N.C. -- A new way that cancers may be triggered in the
body -- through damage to a molecular "safety key"...Center pharmacologists. The discovery, reported in the
Nov. 1 issue of Genes & Development, is one of three different advances described by the
Key to Triplet Repeat Brain Diseases Open Door For New Way To Understand, Treat Genetic Diseases"
DURHAM, N.C. -- As reported in the
March issue of Nature Medicine, DukeUniversity Med...oteins that errantly stick to an enzyme crucial to the
productionof energy in brain cells. They believe that because this enzyme cannot,therefore, do its j...
Researchers Pinpoint Site For Petit Mal Seizures In Brain
...cal Center reported Monday finding new clues about the
precise location in the
brain that causes the
common childhood form of epilepsy. The findings may lead to more specific drug...
Tumor Suppressor Gene Located In Liver Cancer Cells
...ic cop" gene apparently plays an important role in the
formation of liver cancer, according to researchers from the
Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center and Zeneca Pharmaceuticals of Chesire, United Kingdom. T...
New 'Twist' In Proteins Offers Possible Route To Improved Antibiotics
...o figure out thestructure of an enzyme critical to the
growth of many bacteria have discoveredan extremely unusual "left-handed" spiral structure in the
molecule. The finding suggests the
possibility of a new kind of antibiotic that couldrecogni...
Second Breast Cancer Gene Located
...usceptibility gene has been located,researchers at the
Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center and the
UnitedKingdom's Institute for Cancer Research reported Wednesday. The gene, named BRCA2, li...
Duke Geologists Explore Alternative Way To Measure Ice Age Sea Bottom Temperatures
...uggests that differing calcium-magnesium ratios in the
shells of tiny North Atlantic Ocean marine fossils... between past ice ages. In an article published in the
Nov. 24 issue of the
journal Science, Duke University geologist Gary Dwyer and colleagues from Duke ...
Dating A Caveman
"Peking Man" is older than he looks. That's the
conclusion of pioneering geochronologist Richard Teh-Lung Ku, whose new analysis of one of the
most important finds in human evolutionary history indicates that the
fossils date from at least 100...
Computer Program For Quicker, More Detailed Mapping
STANFORD--Researchers at the
Stanford Human Genome Center have developeda power...ram, called Mapper, scientists have obtained oneof the
most accurate views yet of the
human genome as a whole. "These maps have better resolution in local...
Duke Researchers Discover Candidate Susceptibility Gene For Autoimmune Disease
...auses a joint-destroying, arthritis-likedisease in the
animals. The discovery may provide a clue to the
underlyinggenetic defects that can lead some people's immune systems to attack theirown bodies, the
Rosemary May Have Anti-Cancer Properties
University Park, Pa.-- Ordinary rosemary -- the
commonly used cookingspice -- appears to help prev...mary interfered with cancer's initiation phase, or the
transformationof normal cells to cancerous ones. The study, directed by John Milner, professorand he...
Heat-loving Microbe Repairs Its DNA With Light
...ight, S. acidocaldarius has been found to repair the
damage. However, Dennis Grogan, assistant professor ofbiological sciences at the
University of Cincinnati, found thatthe repair process requires assistance from the
Children Become Gorillas In VR Zoo
As a soft breeze breaks through the
springtime heat at Zoo Atlanta,a young female gori...She heads toward alarge silverback male resting in the
shade of an immense oak tree. At first, he simply glares at the
youngster as she playfully lungesat...
From Corn Rootworms To Art, Cornell's Reactor Is At The Core
...ining X-rays, Leslie Allee lends an expert eye to the
film hanging on the
light screen. No broken bones here. Allee, a Cornell University doctoral student in entomology, is ...
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