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Joslin researchers clarify mechanisms for beta-cell formation

...ility of beta cells to replicate in the body or to formulate methods to expand the formation of new cells as a source for transplantation in type 1 diabetes." There are two major types of diabetes. An estimated 800,000 Americans have type 1 diabetes, in which the pancreas is unable to produce insulin. ...

New genetic hypothesis for the cause of autism

... genes of the autistic person. In this study, they formulate a five-part hypothesis on the cause of autism: Based on the evidence of parent-of-origin effects, they propose that there is a major epigenetic (related to gene expression, not sequence) component in the etiology of autism involving genetic imprinti...

Rising childhood leukaemia incidence prompts conference

...Rational approaches to prevention are difficult to formulate when so little is known about the cause," Professor Michel Coleman will tell experts at the first international scientific conference on the causes of childhood leukaemia. The conference Childhood leukaemia: incidence, causal mechanisms and preventi...

APS awards more than $140,000 to minority students of physiology

...help in understanding one mechanism by which cells formulate responses to external signals such as hormones or therapeutic agents. Stefanie Raymond-Whish Northern Arizona University Ms. Raymond-Whish investigates the effects of environmentally relevant doses of uranium on the female reproductive system. ...

New analysis gives cancer patients personalized prognosis

...f a patient's tumor. They integrated these data to formulate unique predictions about individual patients' recurrence risk. While the Duke study focused on patients with breast cancer, the approach is applicable more broadly to any form of cancer and can incorporate any type of information relevant to disease ...

Lock to food-borne pathogen pathway may be key to vaccine

...d producing systemic illness, this may allow us to formulate a vaccination strategy to prevent the infection."...

NHGRI selects sequencing centers

...mber of candidate genomes, each working group will formulate an overarching proposal for the genomic sequencing needs relevant to its particular area of science. A newly established coordinating committee will then consolidate the three working groups' recommendations into a proposal for a final priority list ...

Study reveals patterns of gene activity in the mouse nervous system

...t different points during development allows us to formulate hypotheses about gene function. It also directs us to previously unidentified genes that are interesting in the nervous system and allows us to visualize their expression in living tissue," says principal investigator Nathaniel Heintz, Ph.D., of The...

Countries find common ground to protect world's rarest gorilla

...e on the threats to the Cross River gorilla and to formulate a strategic action plan. The plan contains a number of measures that will conserve gorillas and their habitat, such as the revision of land-use practices in areas needed by both gorillas and people, the establishment of corridors, evaluating the impa...

Research on relative species abundance provides new theoretical foundation

...might have a simpler explanation. Hubbell began to formulate what is now generally called "Neutral Theory." He believes that Symmetric Neutral Theory, as it is now called, is consistent with a number of major ecological pattern regularities at large geographic spatial scales as well as evolutionary time scales...

Biologists find unexpected rapid evolution in Caribbean lizards

..." Glor said. Glor and his collaborators intend to formulate and test theories on what is driving the genetic variation. Geographic events the formation of a mountain range, the rising and falling of sea levels, the creation of river valleys are potential factors. Ecological heterogeneity is another possibi...

DFG to establish 14 new priority programmes

...plication for Magnesium Alloys (InnoMagTec)" is to formulate a concept for the development of magnesium materials with tailor-made properties. The application range for magnesium alloys in lightweight structures is to be expanded by developing new models and methods, from the production of the alloy via the sp...

Study discovers key to baby-like skin

...ned four patents on vernix technology and hopes to formulate a synthetic equivalent that could be used in a variety of ways: as a film on products ranging from diapers to wound dressings; as a replacement for vernix in low-birthweight, premature infants who are born before vernix develops at about 27 weeks; as...

Termites repelled by catnip oil

... way is found to produce the oil competitively and formulate it for long-term use, its only practical use would be for controlling isolated populations of termites."...

Forensics bringing bacteria into the courtroom

...rseeing clinical microbiology laboratories to help formulate the standards....

Study sheds light on how the sun causes skin cancer

...t an easy study to do but at least now someone can formulate a hypothesis and design a study to answer that question."...

Grant funds research to develop microbicide barrier to HIV

...ic Research on Staten Island, will work on ways to formulate UC781 with other active agents to improve potency, effectiveness and ease of use. Early clinical studies by Dr. Hillier and Harold Wiesenfeld, M.D., assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Pitt's School of Medicin...

Ways to reduce death in schools focus of National Center for Early Defibrillation forum

...programs to see what has worked for them so we can formulate appropriate recommendations," said Mary Newman, executive director of NCED. An AED is a small portable device that analyzes heart rhythms and advises the operator, through computerized voice instructions, when to push a button to deliver a potentiall...

African predator rediscovered in Tanzania

...diversity and habitat requirements will be used to formulate recommendations on how to minimize the impact of human activities and settlements to wildlife....

Scientist detail how brain regulates sensory information

...us system. This could one day allow researchers to formulate control signals for the reestablishment of motor control in stroke patients with sensory deficits. In addition, the signals we describe teach us more about the general issue of how biology might solve problems in engineering. Take bipedal walking for...

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