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Laser Microscope At Cornell Images Serotonin In Live Cells

...on occurs. The Cornell technology may be useful in gaining an understanding of a broad spectrum of physiological and psychological effects of this -- and other -- neurotransmitters. The technology could be useful, then, for researchers in designing more effective drugs for a host of disorders. Previous effo...

Researchers Take Major Step Toward Cracking Ebola Code

...empts to learn how it works. Now, researchers are gaining valuableinsight into how Ebola wreaks its deadly havoc. Investigators from the University of Michigan Medical School, the Howard HughesMedical Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found thatEbola works by waging a war on two f...

Molecular Mechanochemistry: An Emerging Discipline At The Nexus Of Biology And Physics

..., molecular biology, andbiophysics. In addition to gaining new insight into basic cell biology, the areais ripe with relevance to human health and biotechnology. University of Pennsylvania Medical Center researchers are studying howcells sense, respond, and adapt to physical forces and how these resp...

Getting At The Components Of Mechanotransduction: Genes Required For Vertebrate Sensory Hair Cell Function Identified

...e devoted to cloning the genes with the hope of gaining insight into the molecular basis of mechanotransduction in vertebrates....

New Look At How Cells Move Could Shed Light On Tumor Growth

...anisms ofcell migration have gained new insight by gaining control of -- and evenapplying the brakes to -- ce...s can't move awayfrom each other." In addition to gaining the ability to stop cell migration, understandingthe basic mechanisms could be used, for example, to...

Eviction From Scum Home Makes Disease-Causing Microbe Vulnerable

...e to "talk" to each other when releasingtoxins and gaining a foothold in humans, animals, and evenplants. The work, by scientists at Montana State University, theUniversity of Iowa, and the University of Rochester, is reportedin the April 10 issue of Science. Pseudomonas is a very common bacteria...

Chocolate Treats Can Land Racehorse Trainers In Trouble

...cein any way,” he added. While officials are gaining knowledge about drug concentrations and becomingmore comfortable with making decisions about penalties, the rule remainsthat any foreign substance in a sample collected from a horse is a violation. “Although the Florida trainer was eventually e...

Scientists At The Scripps Research Institute And R.W. Johnson Pharmaceuticals Develop New Antibacterial Agents

...favorably toward thehost. As a consequence, we are gaining an appreciation for the potentialusefulness of bacterial virulence factors as new targets for therapeuticintervention against antimicrobial resistant pathogens. Two-component signaltransduction systems are the only common regulatory elements shared b...

Africa At The Turning Point

...--is becoming more widely available and is rapidly gaining popularity, although vasectomy has yet to gain acceptance. Mass media campaigns are increasing knowledge of family planning, as well as AIDS and other reproductive health issues. Radio programs geared to young people in Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda tr...

Wistar Research Yields Information About Colorectal Cancer Cell Invasion

...stitute laboratory of Dorothee Herlyn, D.V.M., are gaining valuableinformation about the GA733 antigen's role in tumor growth and metastases. Their findings appear in the May 6 Journal of the National Cancer Institute. One of their most significant discoveries is that the mEGP antigen inhibitstumor cell inv...

Survey Shows Students Turning To Physicians Less As Drug Abuse Increases

...r, doctors scored particularly low when it came to gaining the trust ofchildren. This means parents can't assume physicians are discussing this problemwith their children, because the data shows students don't trust physicians withthese personal problems," says Kettl. In 1989, 38 percent of sixth gr...

Micro-Plants Yield Pharmaceutical New Wave

... and green - protecting the natural resource while gaining value from the remarkable diversity the oceans offer....

News Backgrounder: Duke Primate Center Successfully Fosters Mysterious Aye-Ayes

...hat even with the frequentfeedings, he just wasn't gaining weight as fast as another baby aye-aye, Kali,who stayed with its mother, Endora. "I have a feeling that aye-aye milk is much richer than what we fedhim," said Williams. "The milk composition of nocturnal lemurs, in which theinfant stays in a ...

New Rehabilitative Device Combines Form And Function For Children With Mobility Impairments

... a senior thesisproject in January 1997. "Besides gaining more experience with humanfactor design, I wanted to do something with social merit and recognizedthere was a need. Products for the disabled and elderly tend to be veryutilitarian in design," said Tierney, now an industrial designer atMotorola in Pl...

NIEHS And U.C. Davis Researchers Find Protein That May Be Key To Non-Hormonal Family Planning And Treatment Of Infertility

...that theknockout mouse studies are a direct way of gaining knowledge that we could notlearn any other way and lay the groundwork for important health advances for thefuture....

Untangling The Protein Folding Problem

...mical Research Special Report Scientists are gaining ground in their effort to solve the long-standing"protein folding problem" -- deciphering the elusive chemical code thatdetermines the three-dimensional structure of proteins. The ability to predictthefinal folded form of a protein will advance effo...

In The Genes: Extra Belly Fat, Insulin Resistance Linked

...indicate a person's risk for becoming diabetic and gaining abdominal fat.Designing such tests would be easiest if a few -- or even one -- genes wereresponsible for the link. Finding disease-related genes also may help clarify whether genes underlie theappearance of four traits in some families. High blood pr...

The Sagan criteria for life revisited

...is common even in lifeless places like the Moon is gaining momentum. On February 19th of this year an article in Science magazine reported one group's attempt to mimic an organic chemistry lab in outer space. The research team included a new breed of astrochemists--including Scott Sandford at the NASA Ames R...

Women With Low Cholesterol May Be At Risk For Depression And Anxiety

...r, cholesterol's importance throughout the body is gaining moreprominence as researchers link it to a variety of critical functions, such ashow immune cells work, said Suarez. Long involved in studying the effects of stress and depression in women,Suarez' interest in cholesterol and mood grew out of...

Conservation Biologists And Natural Resource Managers Can Meet In Cyberspace

...bipartisan co-sponsors in the last Congress and is gaining supporters in thecurrent Congress....

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