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Recovery from spinal cord injury seen in mice when scarring is minimized

...xonal growth cones of neurons that might otherwise bridge the injury site....

New transgenic rat model of ALS expands research possibilities

...re than 50 percent of the brain's tissue, normally bridge the blood vessels and neurons in the brain. In these rats, before physical symptoms develop and for reasons unknown, the main transporter for the neuron-exciting messenger glutamate begins disappearing from the astrocytes. Rothstein suggests the l...

Tether for water channels found: May impact research on brain swelling

...p about 50 percent of the brain's tissue, act as a bridge between blood vessels and impulse-sending neurons. Usually pressed up to the blood vessel wall, the tips of astrocytes take on water and swell within minutes of a brain injury. AQP4 is quite prevalent in these tips, whose swelling comes before full-...

Roadmaps & Rampways

...ogram known as ENTRY POINT!, which has served as a bridge into jobs in engineering and sciences in both the public and private sectors since 1996. Of the 350 students placed in ENTRY POINT! internships, 92 percent are either employed fulltime, or have gone on to graduate school in a technical field. Their s...

Unique social system found in famous Tsavo lions

...road workers in 1898. The workers were building a bridge for the British over the Tsavo River in southeastern Kenya when they faced a nine-month Reign of Terror. Construction was halted for several months until the lions were hunted down and killed. The two lions were stuffed and are now one of The Field M...

U of Minnesota study: Adult bone marrow stem cells can become liver cells

...e of cells now. Much as dialysis machines can be a bridge for patients waiting for kidneys, a bio-artificial liver can help bridge a person from acute liver failure to transplant. "The immediate benefit might well be to help pharm...

Citing 'human obligation,' AAAS CEO urges U.S.-Cuban collaboration

...at the "universal language of science" often helps bridge the political chasms that divide nations. International scientific cooperation may support broader diplomatic discussions in many cases-as during the "cold war" with the Soviet Union, and during difficult times in our relations with Chile, he said. U...

Japanese shore crabs invade Penobscot Bay, Maine

...duate student saw the unusual-looking crab under a bridge at Townsends Inlet in Cape May, N.J. The crab likely arrived on the Atlantic shores by way of dumped ballast water from an Asian merchant ship. Since then millions of these crabs have migrated north and south. Until now the crab has been found as fa...

Researchers identify defect that causes rare muscular dystrophies

...ual cells to the extracellular matrix, providing a bridge critical for the physical integrity of muscle. In the most common form of muscular dystrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the dystrophin protein, which provides an anchorage inside the cell, is absent. In the dystrophies Campbell studied, the defect...

Tomorrow's super robots may owe their mobility to a cockroachs legs today

... components of biomimetic/mechanical properties, a bridge between biological findings and SDM design specifications was required. The first demand for SDM is to characterize biological structures and translate the characteristics into quantitative specifications for mobile robots. The second requiremen...

Macarthur Award winning physiologist to present Scholander Award and lecture

...nd aquaria, zoos or museum personnel attempting to bridge programs with an emphasis on science, conservation and outreach. At the center of the TRCC program is a unique facility, established at Hopkins Marine Station in September of 1994 for the maintenance of captive tunas. The TRCC personnel, in colla...

FDA clears for market new diagnostic test for lupus

...d Hutchinsons Basic Sciences Division, promises to bridge that diagnostic gap. This test will improve the ability for doctors to make correct decisions when diagnosing SLE, and we also have evidence that this test is of value in determining where in the body the disease will present itself, said Roth, also ...

UT Southwestern researchers ID key protein for communication within central nervous system

... genome for a candidate molecule that could form a bridge between neurons and recruit synaptic components. A model for synaptic transmission was created by artificially inducing synapses and performing a functional characterization using cultured neurons from laboratory mice. This is the first study in whic...

Rice, Brookhaven physicists decode initial stage of cell fusion

...ly confirm a longstanding theory about the initial bridge that forms between membranes. Understanding the basic structure of this initial molecular connection is critical for isolating the energy barriers that fusion proteins need to overcome in order to initiate cell fusion. To reveal the structure of the ...

JCI table of contents, October 21, 2002

...g/press/16944.pdf Noncoding RNA danger motifs bridge innate and adaptive immunity and arepotent adjuvants for vaccination CONTACT: Adrian Bot Alliance Pharmaceutical, Corp. Department of Immunology 3040 Science Park Road San Diego, CA 92121 USA Phone 1: 858-410-5259 Fax 1: 858-410-5612 E-mail: axb@a...

Clock cues: Cellular sensing, metabolism research wins Amersham Biosciences and Science Prize

...hour cycle. Rutter discovered that NPAS2 acts as a bridge between the expression of circadian cycle genes and the cell's metabolic environment, by linking itself to a heme molecule that acts as a gas sensor in the cell. Production of gases like carbon monoxide is likely to fluctuate depending on a cell's me...

Nanoparticles could aid biohazard detection, computer industry

...o have learned how to use these nanoparticles as a bridge to connect the chips with organic molecules. Biose...ductors of electricity, nanoparticles could be the bridge that we need to make computers interface with the biological world." Further refinement of their te...

Field Museum uncovers evidence behind man-eating; revises legend of its infamous man-eating lions

...o lions killed at least 135 workers constructing a bridge in Kenya, temporarily stopping the construction of a railroad linking Lake Victoria with the port of Mombasa. Lt. Col. John Patterson eventually killed the lions, which are now on exhibit at The Field Museum, Chicago. Numbers Distorted Thomas Gno...

New Northwestern center targets brain disorders

... Center will act, in part, as a "bench-to-bedside" bridge between center scientists and University biomedical engineers and Nyxis Neurotherapies Inc., a biotechnology company founded by Moskal and Jan Leestma, M.D., a former associate professor of neurology and pathology at Northwestern's Feinberg School of...

Risk of future Exxon Valdez declines 92% since risk assessment, safety measures, says O.R. study

...tankers. SERVS has increased the minimum required bridge crew on board escort tugs to add additional error-capture capability. The International Maritime Organization has approved a change to the tanker route through central PWS, reducing the number of course changes required. The shipping companies hav...

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