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Cellular problems found behind complex obesity syndrome

...roblems, is caused by genetic mutations in the BBS family of genes. Now, researchers who've long studied the condition have discovered that genetic mutations in one of those genes, called BBS4, lead to cell death by disrupting the cells' internal "highway" system. In experiments with human and mouse ...

Something old, something new

...ed SNF2-like Gene). PASG encodes a SWI/SNF protein family member that facilitates DNA methylation (the addition of a methyl (CH3) group to cytosine) an effective means to silence genes in the eukaryotic genome. As an organism develops, global patterns of DNA methylation change in order to accommodate the c...

Researchers report definitive evidence that HIV-AIDS is not from oral polio vaccine

...the new SIV resides on a different part of the SIV family tree. One theory about the origin of HIV-AIDS alle...mpanzee urine suggested that virus from the SIVcpz family was present in some of the chimps. On his 2003 trip, Worobey was luckier. Although the work was stre...

Chlamydiae infection may be associated with ocular adnexal lymphoma

Infection with a species of bacteria in the same family as the bacteria that cause chlamydia may be associated with a form of lymphoma that affects the tissue surrounding the eye, according to a study in the April 21 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . The study also found that antibi...

Sick Kids researchers look at viral triggers for multiple sclerosis in children

... very common and transmissible virus in the herpes family that causes infectious mononucleosis. "We think the Epstein-Barr virus plays an important role in the development of MS, as the genetic code of the virus contains sequences that are identical to genetic sequences in the myelin basic protein, which is...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...ogy. "All viruses in the genus Orthopoxvirus, family Poxviridae, including VACV (the virus used in the ...A-based vaccine containing genes from the orthopox family of viruses. It successfully prevented monkeypox virus infection in monkeys, an indicator that it co...

Following complex motions

...tailed analysis of the MT center of a prosimian, a family that diverged from the line of human evolution more than 60 million years ago. The subject of the study was a small nocturnal primate with large eyes called the galago, or bush baby. They found that the bush baby's MT region is organized in a way tha...

Specifying alcohol-related brain-damage among heavy social drinkers

... drinking practices, including binge drinking, and family history of alcoholism. Meyerhoff said that t...e useful information to the heavy alcohol drinker, family practitioners, and society," said Meyerhoff. "Our message is: 'Drink in moderation! Heavy drinking...

MCG pursues markers to improve ovarian cancer treatment, diagnosis

...nt if it's not working," said Dr. Daron G. Ferris, family medicine physician and director of the Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Center at MCG Medical Center. "We also want to identify markers that can be used as an effective screening test for this disease which unfortunately is typically caught in its late...

Biologist's find alters the bacteria family tree

The bacteria family tree may be facing some changes due to the recent ...que of using ribosomal RNA genes to make the first family trees of microbes. He was also the first person to distinguish between the two domains of microbial...

U of T researchers isolate gene for Crohn's disease

...pitalization and surgeries. Using DNA samples from family groups, Siminovitch and her research team employed a technique called positional cloning to first locate the chromosome containing the gene and then identify the gene. Their findings appear online April 11 in Nature Genetics ( www.nature.com/ng/ ). T...

New IU Bloomington life sciences building gets a name

...nnounced today (April 8) that members of the Simon family will contribute $9 million toward construction of ...ngton," said David E. Simon on behalf of the Simon family members. Construction of the $55.7 million research building that has been known as the Multidiscip...

UF study: Barren Siberia, of all places, may be original home to animal life

...elated in the same way in other words, that their family tree would resemble a bush, with many closely related families together. In fact, some are much more closely related than others, which suggests they split off from and spent differing amounts of time apart from each other, Lieberman said. The analys...

Scientists question reports of massive ant supercolonies in California and Europe

... nests in Argentina do not recognize each other as family and therefore display territorial aggression, the researchers concluded. But in California, all of the ants must be closely related because they're so genetically alike, according to the UCSD scientists. That would explain why California worke...

Researchers caution against linking strep, neuropsychiatric disorders

... more than a year may need treatment. He says that family history genetics appears to be the biggest cause of tics and OCD. With funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Kurlan is now studying 80 children who have physical or vocal tics or have been diagnosed with obsessiv...

Comprehensive study: We know little about environmental effects on kids

...udy before gut instinct tells researchers that the family should move to protect their children. In fact, the dilemma is so far-reaching that the prestigious Institute of Medicine which advises the federal government about numerous health-related topics recently convened a committee charged with examinin...

Three new South American fish identified

...started with an aquarium his father bought for the family home in Venezuela. The fish swam and ate and created an environment that captivated the watchful eye of then-10-year-old Hernan Lopez-Fernandez. "One of the first fish of my own was called a Texas Cichlid," Lopez-Fernandez said. "I was hooked on fis...

Genetic basis of hereditary nerve disorder revealed

...ng the mitochondrial fusion gene, while unaffected family members and healthy non-relatives did not, reported the researchers. Further analysis of a pre-existing set of 36 small families with CMT type 2 found that 20 percent of those also carried mutations in mitofusin 2. Other investigators have found that...

Bim notes in the neuronal executioner's song

...et of programmed cell death. Members of the Bcl-2 family are known to activate a pathway ending in the release of several caspases, including the 'executioner,' caspase-3. David Henshall and colleagues, of Robert S. Dow Neurobiology Laboratories, investigate molecular members of the programmed cell death ...

Shared gene switch for all plants found

... has been found by plant biologists at UC Davis. A family of genes required for stem and leaf development in... genes are read. Floyd and Bowman looked at a family of genes found in all major groups of land plants called class III HD-Zip genes. They found that the...

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