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Protein is key to fatal disorder and normal cell function

...ology at Duke University Medical Center and senior author of the study. The results appear in the September ...uke graduate student Dixie-Ann Persaud-Sawin, lead author of the study, focused her investigation of the protein primarily on human and rat brain cells becaus...

A liking for sweets, combined with novelty seeking, may predict alcoholism

...iatry at Mount. Sinai School of Medicine and first author of the study. Then we tested the hypothesis that sweet liking can predict alcoholic status of an individual. Analysis showed that sweet liking by itself was not sufficient to predict alcoholic status of an individual sweet likers were found amon...

IBD (Crohn's, Colitis) 'joins' cancer, inflammatory diseases in associated blood vessel growth

...n Inflammatory Bowel Diseases pathogenesis." Lead author Silvio Danese of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Universita' Cattolica del S. Cuore , Rome, Italy, collaborated with colleagues Miquel Sans, Brenda Reyes-Rivera, Gail West, Homa Phillips, Joe Willis and Claudio Fiocchi a...

A probable cause for high blood pressure identified - shows links with diabetes

...mistry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and first author on the study. "What we didn't know was which molecule in the body was binding to this receptor to trigger this reaction. Now that we have identified this substance, we can begin to look at ways of blocking its action. We also found that excessive acc...

Molecule awakens and maintains neural connections

...stigators Yuh Nung Jan and Lily Yeh Jan. The first author on both papers was Song-Hai Shi in the Jans' laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco. Dendritic spines are mushroom-shaped protuberances that extend from the surface of the cable-like axon of a neuron. Dendrites receive chemical s...

Sugar-coated sea urchin eggs could have sweet implications for human fertility

... in the carbohydrate door too." Biermann is first author of a paper describing the findings in the September-October edition of the journal Evolution & Development. Co-authors are Jessica Marks of the University of Bergen in Norway; and Ana-Cristina Vilela-Silva, Michelle Castro and Paulo Mouro of the Univ...

Images of 'tail' of protein needed for cell multiplication suggest anticancer drug targets

...Structural Biology departments. Schulman is senior author of the NSMB report. The current study shows that t...of St. Jude Genetics and Tumor Cell Biology and an author of the paper. "Cells must be able to respond quickly to the changing demands and cues of their inte...

Joslin President awarded medal from international diabetes organization

...r diabetes research for the entire U.S. He is the author of more than 400 peer-reviewed articles and today serves on the editorial boards of a number of distinguished journals including the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Endocrine Reviews, and the American Journal of Physiology. He was elected to the ...

Researchers report new gene test for isolated cleft lip and palate

..., a scientist at the University of Iowa and senior author on the study. "Now is the time to begin thinking about how best to apply these types of tests clinically and ensure that they truly benefit the families and their children." Isolated clefts arise during fetal development from a dynamic interplay of g...

Charting the future in prostate cancer care: A call to action

...ew York- Presbyterian Hospital and author of the PCF's Report to the Nation on Prostate Cancer. Peter T. Scardino, MD, Chairman, Department of Urology; Florence and Theodore Baumritter/Enid Ancell Chair of Urologic Oncology, M...

Cell's gatekeeper for ammonia revealed in unprecedented detail

...and of pharmaceutical chemistry at UCSF and senior author of the paper in Science. Knowledge of the channel ...ammonia as their sole source of nitrogen. The lead author on the SCIENCE paper is Shahram Khademi, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar in Stroud's lab. Co-authors are...

Disruption of protein-folding causes neurodegeneration, mental retardation

...ct could be especially fruitful." d'Azzo is senior author of the Molecular Cell report. GM1, a type of fatty...t for GM1 gangliosidosis." Tessitore is the first author of the Molecular Cell paper. In the study, d'Azzo's team examined the spinal cords of mice that lac...

New research shows air pollution can reduce children's lung function

...of preventive medicine at the Keck School and lead author on the study. "They may have a longer disease course, while children with better lung function may weather it much better." Researchers are unsure how air pollution may retard lung development. Gauderman believes chronic inflammation may play a role,...

Adaptive changes in the genome may provide insight into the genetics of complex disease

...rgent selectiveforces," said Dr. Joshua Akey, lead author of the paper and an assistantprofessor in the Depa...se but also be able to absorb thecalcium. The lead author of the paper says that researchers worldwide are justbeginning to understand evolution's contributio...

New research suggests link between maternal diet and childhood leukemia risk

...tritional epidemiologist at U.C. Berkeley and lead author of the paper. "These findings show how vital it is that women hoping to get pregnant, as well as expectant moms, understand that critical nutrients in vegetables, fruit and foods containing protein, such as meat, fish, beans and nuts, may protect the...

Heart gene yields insights into evolution, disease risk

...2004, issue of the journal "Current Biology." Lead author of the paper was graduate student Matthew Rockman of Duke. Other co-authors were, Dagan Loisel of Duke, Matthew Hahn of the University of California at Davis and Nicole Soranzo and David Goldstein of University College London. The researchers said th...

Common cold virus can cause polio in mice when injected into muscles

...thias Gromeier, M.D., a Duke virologist and senior author of the study. "In principle, Coxsackieviruses could cause polio in humans," said Gromeier. "We are in the process of eradicating polio worldwide, but if we eliminate the poliovirus and cease polio vaccinations, our immune systems wouldn't produce ant...

Imitative parrots just might tell you it's all in the tongue

...like with human speech." Beckers, the study's lead author and a former IUB postdoctoral fellow,is now a research fellow at Leiden University. The syrinx operates similarly in all parrots. For this study thescientists used five monk parakeets, small parrots native to SouthAmerica. While a speaker swept throu...

Genuine stem cells found in skin might treat hair loss, wounds

...ell biologist at Rockefeller University and senior author of the study. "The results demonstrate for the first time that individual cells isolated from hair follicles can be cultured in the laboratory and retain a capacity to make multiple cell types when grafted." The team's analysis of the versatile skin ...

Optimizing protein's 'death domain' halts leukemia in laboratory study

...tanley J. Korsmeyer, MD, of Dana-Farber, co-senior author of the paper. "In this case we took the critical k...nd Children's Hospital Boston is the paper's first author and Gregory L. Verdine, PhD, of Harvard University, is co- senior author. Korsmeyer and his colleagu...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... to a study published today in PLOS Pathogens ... where malaria is common can mount an immune response ... to avoid repeated bouts of high fever and illness ... their bloodstream. The findings may help researchers develop future ... the malaria parasite. , Each year, approximately 200 million ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... In a review published in the April issue of ... The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it,s time ... approach to treating sepsis, which kills millions ... Sepsis occurs when molecules released into the bloodstream to ... body. Inflammation is necessary for maintaining good health ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... 2014) Doctors who treat patients with a ... can face an agonizing treatment decision. , The ... and help relieve shortness of breath. But some ... can cause potentially fatal complications following transplantation. , ... Dilling, medical director of Loyola University Medical Center,s ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Calif., April 17, 2014 By discovering a new ... after a stroke, researchers at UC Irvine and the ... that may limit or prevent stroke-induced brain damage. , ... fourth-leading cause of death and primary reason for disability ... in a stroke and lets blood-borne material into the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... potential to ward off depression among retirees, particularly among ... in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: ... article " Internet Use and Depression Among Retired Older ... the authors report that Internet use reduced the probability ... study sample. , Late-life depression affects between 5 ...
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