Tag: "discovery" at biology news
Enhancin Protein Attacks Insect Immune System
...rrier against certain microbial attack. What this discovery
allows: the enhancin (an enzyme), when consumed by the insect, will break down the mucinous component of the peritrophic matrix, facilitating the passage of a virus, and resulting in the rapid death of the insect. "Mucins from mammals have been ext...
Jefferson Scientists Discover Mechanism Of Viral Link To Disease Commonly Associated With Asbestos
...to regulate cell growth and prevent cancer. The discovery
underscores the important role that Rb family...in causing disease. Giordanos teams discovery
of a potential mechanism for some cases of disease development strengthens the argument for the v...
CSIRO Discovery Fights Cell Ageing
...erly individuals divide fewer times. Their second discovery
is that ageing human cells are rejuvenated whentreated with Beta Alistine'. The cells rapidly recover their youthful appearance-- but if the treatment ceases they immediately become senescent. The CSIRO team also found that Beta Alistine' helps to p...
Resistance To Leptin Contributes To Obesity
... have made significant achievements, including the discovery
thatDNA is the carrier of genetic information and the launching of thescientific field of modern cell biology. The university has ties to 19Nobel laureates, including the president, Torsten N. Wiesel, M.D., whoreceived the prize in 1981. Recently, t...
Gene Shears In Cutting Edge Anti-Aids Trial
...eak down. The basis for the trial is the original discovery
by CSIRO Plant Industrymolecular biologists Dr Jim...extremelypleasing that this fundamental Australian discovery
is now starting tobear fruit in the form of practical applications which promise to improvehuman he...
Yale Breakthrough In Destroying Drug-Resistant Bacteria Focuses On Thwarting Genes That Cause Resistance
...esearch leading up to his 1989 Nobel prize-winning discovery
that RNA is notjust a passive carrier of genetic c...e that activelyengages in chemical reactions. The discovery
triggered a new branch of geneticengineering aimed at treating lethal viruses and drug-resistant bac...
Scientists Discover How Genes Work Together To Control Neural Development
...teins that somehow getrid of Tramtrack." With that discovery
pointing the way, Lai, Carthew,and their research team began a search to discover exactly which proteinswere responsible for destroying Tramtrack. The researchers genetically engineered strains of fruit flies to testa number of genes whose protein ...
Where Fossils Fear To Tread: Scientists Follow Genes To An Ancient Ancestor
... That argument is supported, said Carroll, by the discovery
of the same appendage-making genes in six broad divisions of the animal kingdom, including vertebrates, insects and fish. The discovery, made in Carroll's lab, was reported last May in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "We...
Scientists Unlock Mystery Behind Proteins That Keep Tuberculosis Bacteria Alive; Finding Leads To Research Into New Drug Treatments
...S--Tuberculosis researchers have made a surprising discovery
thatputs a new twist on efforts to develop more ef... the journal, "Science." Belisle said this discovery
already has triggered a shift in developingdrugs to fight TB, an infectious disease that spawns 8 mi...
Research Team Discovers Key Gene For Telomerase Enzyme In Humans
...e may aidin testing the relationship." The discovery
of the gene for the protein called Telomerase Reve...ron Corp. of Menlo Park, Calif. Before the discovery
of the telomerase gene, "Cancer researchersknew telomerase only indirectly, by following the reactio...
Progress In Prion Research: Three-Dimensional Structure Of Prion Protein Fully Uncovered
...studies haveled the research team in Zurich to the discovery
of a part in the molecule whichconsists of 98 amin...deed part of the whole protein. What is new is the discovery
that the entireremainder of the molecule is not folded, and highly flexible. Both results are afurth...
Newly Discovered Human Protein Provides Important Target For Cancer Therapy
(Cambridge, MA) The discovery
of a key molecule linked to theimmortalization of human tumor cells provides an important new target foranti-cancer drug design. Researchers led by Dr. Robert A. Weinberg of theWhitehead Institute for Biomedical Research have isolated and cloned the...
E. Coli Genome Reported: Milestone Of Modern Biology Emerges From Wisconsin Lab
...erimental organism in 1945 when it was used in the discovery
of spontaneous gene transfer or bacterial sex. As a result, the strain, known as K-12, was universally adopted for fundamental work in biochemistry, genetics and physiology. In recent years, it has become the workhorse of biotechnology and is used as...
MGH-Led Team Finds Gene For Crippling Neurologic Disorder
...f the gene, called DYT1, on chromosome 9 and their discovery
that virtually all cases of early-onset dystonia a...s. One of the most immediate applications of this discovery
will be theavailability of a simple, inexpensive blood test to confirm whether childrenwith dystonia...
Molecular Piracy Turns Protein Into Traitor
...n these two types of receptors and may lead to the discovery
of a small molecule that would block both receptors," said Dr Wells. HIV uses CCR5 as a co-receptorto gain entry to macrophages during the initial infection and asymptomatic phase of the disease. Later on, HIV mutatesallowing it to gain entry to T ce...
Fossils Show British Columbia Was Once 2,000 Miles South
...tors report in tomorrow's Sciencemagazine that the discovery
of pearly fossil shells of an extinct mollusk on twoislands off the eastern coast of Vancouver Island give clear evidence that theregion was once nearly 2,000 miles to the south. "Everything that we now recognize as coastal British Columbia ...
Guidelines For Human Germ-Line Interventions Topic Of AAAS Forum
...ior to scientificbreakthroughs, such as the recent discovery
of the possibility of cloning humanbeings. Because applying germ-line intervention to humans will affect the geneticinheritance of future generations, it raises more profound ethical and religiousissues than human cloning. The forum will include a...
Hunt For Early Heart Attack Genes Begins
... have made significant achievements, including the discovery
thatDNA is the carrier of genetic information and the launching of the scientificfield of modern cell biology. The university has ties to 19 Nobel laureates,including the president, Torsten N. Wiesel, M.D., who received the prize in1981. In addition...
Mutant Gene Not Sole Explanation For Hiv Non-Progression
... HIV disease progression. Soon after the discovery
of the role of CCR5 in HIV disease and the association of the mutant CCR5 gene with slower disease progression, the LIR team found that people with one copy of the mutant gene (and one ...
Gene For Last Major Form Of Batten Disease Discovered
...s of all major childhood forms of the disease. The discovery
of the gene and protein responsible for most cases... a string,and we can start to pull on it." "This discovery
of a novel protease is exciting. It's the kind of basic sciencefinding that can lead to treatment f...
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