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Sleep in early life may play crucial role in brain development

...layed during non-REM sleep, strengthening neuronal connection changes. The alternative theory, which could also work in conjunction with the first, is that powerful growth factors, such as neurotrophins, which are known to be necessary for cortical plasticity, are released during non-REM sleep. "Right now we do...

Krauss book explores universe from oxygen atom's perspective

...that forefront of science has a real and immediate connection to the atoms in each of our bodies. His oxygen hero emerges in its present form billions of years after the earliest moments of the Big Bang, where quarks form into protons and neutrons that within minutes become the building blocks for helium and hy...

Key step in gene activation discovered

... site of a gene, creating a region that provides a connection point for the HAT complex, which helps it add the Acetate Group to the histones, which provides a connecting point for the SWI/SNF complex, which stabilizes it and holds it in place so it can start unwinding the gene," Workman explains. Defects in ...

Researchers find first gene that increases risk of Crohn's disease

...he discovery of Nod2 may explain this missing-link connection between genes and bacteria." "This discovery is a shining example of how genetic research will help expand our understanding of complex diseases such as Crohn's," says Stephen James, M.D., deputy director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutritio...

Secret channel holds key to metabolic mysteries

...lity to regulate its levels of key elements. This connection has been poorly understood despite its importance to human health. The work was possible because Monica Nadler of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) in Boston cloned a particular gene while supported by a g...

The cult - and culture - of anorexia

...ming together which gave them a powerfulfeeling of connection or belonging. They related to each other through abevy of secret knowledges and practices, though allegiance, hierarchy,language and bodily markers. "What I found was that people with anorexia transform many of the thingsthat we might consider to be ...

UT Southwestern researchers find another clue to secrets of cellular aging

...This is an important step in trying to explain the connection between telomere shortening and aging," Shay said. "Normal cells will only grow for a limited time. They grow for a while, and then they go through a process called senescence, or aging. We wanted to know about the molecular memory. Are cells countin...

Addiction, AIDs, and ADHD to be discussed at July 11 briefing

...l discuss: The obesity-addiction link. Is there a connection between obesity and addiction? Hear about the latest research showing that obesity causes changes in brain chemistry similar to those in addiction. Get an update on current studies that may show a cause-effect relationship. Volkow will also discuss...

Warmer climate linked to earlier frog calling

...astern North America. "We have found a compelling connection between changes in the calling dates of frogs and changes in local air temperatures," says James Gibbs of State University of New York in Syracuse, who did this work with Alvin Breisch of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in...

Researchers' mathematical model provides chagas disease insights

...vidual household. The model was developed in close connection with data collected over ten years in three rural villagesAmama, Trinidad and Mercedesin the Province of Santiago del Estero, Northwest Argentina. T. cruzi is spread through the feces of domestic blood-feeding bugs called triatomines, also known as ...

Scientists: Collapse of coastal ecosystems tied to past overfishing

...ms. Bjorndal says scientists have missed the connection between past overfishing and current ecological problems in part because they dont feel comfortable working with historical data, which may not conform to the rigors of scientific testing and experiment. While its true that past data may not be...

Rat genes increase Vitamin C in plants

...d animal pathways, or that there may be a stronger connection between the pathways than previous research has shown. Although Nessler does not think that lettuce enriched in Vitamin C through rat genes will ever be commercially available, he does hope that his research will result in more acceptable ways to tu...

Supercomputing center partners with Institute for Systems Biology

...est Gigapop network--an extremely high-bandwidth connection that allows researchers at both centers to quickly transfer massive amounts of information over the thousands of miles between Fairbanks and Seattle, and compute as though they were located next-door. Thus, both centers will be able to easily s...

NSF program director press statement on dinosaur nasal discovery

...imal on those bones may be even harder. While the connection to dinosaur biology is what will excite most people, Witmer's results are significant for two other reasons. First, they expand our knowledge of soft tissue anatomy in birds, reptiles and mammals -- an area of research that has slowed in recent year...

Weight more closely linked to early puberty in preteen white girls than black girls

...nset of puberty also exists among black girls, the connection is weak, researchers say, but they dont know why. Something else must be happening among the latter children, they say.It might be that genetic or environmental factors are having a stronger effect on black girls in terms of when puberty starts, said...

Researchers at UT Southwestern discover link between gene in rare disorder and growth factor

...nki, Finland, have discovered a previously unknown connection between Lkb1, a tumor-suppressor gene associated with a rare genetic disorder called Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a key regulator of blood vessels. The discovery will help researchers better understand Peutz-...

Whale of a Puget Sound problem lures UW researchers

...ucture are so strong and there is a real emotional connection between individuals. "Most people, if they look a cetacean (marine mammals such as whales, porpoises and dolphins) in the eye, come away from the experience looking at the world differently. It is not like a dog peering at you. It is another creatu...

UFS Mcknight Brain Institute researchers: Pioneering spinal cord procedure appears safe

...a teaspoonful of tissue into their spinal cords in connection with a needed operation to drain and close fluid-filled cavities that had developed after their initial injuries. The condition, called syringomyelia, is thought to occur in up to 20 percent of people with spinal cord injuries. It can cause unbearabl...

Nitrogen: Too much of a good thing?

...afting a conference statement that will be used in connection with post-conference briefings for decision makers in various agencies, institutions, and countries across the globe. Reflecting the global scope of the conference, Jan Pronk, Dutch Minister for Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, and the...

Women with rare lung disease found to also have high prevalence of meningiomas

...nd inherited forms of LAM have been reported. LAMs connection to tuberous sclerosis has been documented and ther...ng about the clinical course of LAM, including its connection to tuberous sclerosis, Moss and colleagues at NHLBI are conducting research as part of an Institute-...

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