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How genes get us wired

...ally to other mammals, the findings in mice likely hold true in humans, he adds. Benjamin Arenkiel, a human genetics doctoral student who conducted the research under Capecchi's supervision, says the study shows "Hoxb1 is involved in generating the nerves that go to the face as well as the facial tissu...

Fox Chase Cancer Center's Alfred Knudson Jr. named 2004 Kyoto Prize winner

...s powerful insights into the development of cancer hold implications for both treatment and prevention. Tumor-suppressor genes, in particular, are important targets for prevention research since they normally function to apply the brakes to cellular growth. This is a topic of Knudson's current research....

Trapping carbon in soil key for protecting global food security, dealing with climate change

...l resources. "Soil needs enough carbon in order to hold water and nutrients and to grow crops efficiently. "But completely removing crop residue for animal fodder and fuel is the norm in many African and Asian countries," he continued. "This drastically reduces soil carbon levels, and we cannot achieve gl...

Volcanic soils yield new clues about the emergence of powerful chiefdoms in Hawaii

...ward Moloka'i and O'ahu and said, 'I'd love to get hold of those taro paddies.'" By the early 1800s, just a few decades after European contact, the remarkable agricultural system that once prospered on Maui and Hawaii had collapsed. Most historians blame its demise on the introduction of human diseases, w...

2004 BP Conservation Programme winners pave the way for protecting wildlife

... achievements of these young conservationists, who hold the potential to become the environmental leaders of the future. Three top 'Consolidation' awards of $75,000 each are being given to the best continuing conservation projects that the Programme has helped to seed since its inception. The first of th...

When combining new oral anti-cancer agents with standard chemotherapy, timing may be crucial

... determine whether Gumerlock's laboratory findings hold true in patients. Based on his preclinical work, a phase I trial of docetaxel followed by erlotinib in patients with non-small cell lung cancer is already under way at UC Davis Cancer Center. Angela Davies, assistant professor of hematology/oncology ...

Lung cancer patients in Japan, United States react differently to the same chemotherapy regimen

...ormed in one part of the world may not necessarily hold true for populations in other regions," said lead investigator David Gandara, director of clinical research at UC Davis Cancer Center and professor of medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine. "We need to be cautious when we extrapolate from one p...

Late invasion of infected cells into the brain causes HIV dementia say Temple researchers

...ors believe that this longstanding theory does not hold true, that the early invasion of HIV-infected macrophages are controlled and cleared away by the body's immune system. "Late during AIDS, which is when most HIV patients develop dementia, there is a second--or late--invasion of infected macrop...

Junk DNA yields new kind of gene

...3 promoter for transcription factors, also did not hold up to experimental scrutiny. There had been hints all along favoring the third model. In this one, transcription of the nearby SRG1 somehow prevents an activator from binding the SER3 promotor. Using chromatin immunoprecipitation, a powerful method f...

Floods, bugs and Hollywood disasters

...al reasons — not monetarily, but because they hold the family history," said Jeanne Drewes, assistant director for access and preservation at the MSU library. "The love letter, the picture of grandmother. They're precious." But Drewes notes memorabilia often is stored in basements. A flood — or...

Mite transmits viruses damaging to wheat

...r epidemics of mite-vectored infections. Could CRP hold the key to the entire puzzle? For now, they can only speculate. "What we know is that hundreds of thousands of dollars have been lost this year. The cause in many cases will go unrecognized because what's left so closely resembles drought," Ru...

Discovery in parasite movement may offer insights into malaria

...hrow a rope out to the dock and someone's there to hold it, you can pull yourself toward that person. But if no one is there, all you'll do is pull the rope and no net movement will occur." Thus, apart from having identified a complex of proteins containing a major myosin in Toxoplasma, the new study has ...

Cutting back on cigarettes: when less is more

...tine and other cancer-causing agents. The findings hold important implications for smokers as well as the clinicians who are trying to help them quit. "The human body really is a miracle. It knows when it is not getting what it's used to, and it automatically does something about it," says Karen Ahijevych...

BioCDS could hit No. 1 on doctors' charts

...o miniature test tubes," Nolte said. "Each pit can hold a trace quantity of a chemical that reacts to a ce...- in diameter, but is nevertheless large enough to hold many thousands of individual detector molecules, each of which could pair up with and bond to a sing...

Embryonic stem cell - based tissue engineering may help repair damaged heart muscle

NEW YORK--Embryonic stem cells may hold the key to regenerating damaged heart muscle, when transplanted within a 3-dimensional scaffold into the infracted heart, according to a new study coming out in June in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. In the study, embryonic stem cells...

National Academies advisory: May 17-18 meeting on RNA interference

...uium series, the National Academy of Sciences will hold a meeting at which biochemists, geneticists, and other medical researchers will discuss emerging developments in the field. DETAILS: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on May 17, and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 18, in the auditorium of the National Academies bui...

ASU advance could provide insight into human's ability to recognize patterns

...ers, for all of their computational muscle, do not hold a candle to humans in the ability to recognize patterns or images. This basic quandary in computational theory why can computers crunch numbers but cannot efficiently process images has stumped scientists for many years. Now, researchers at Arizon...

JGI decodes wood & toxic waste-degrading fungus genome

... contaminated soils and effluents. "These enzymes hold much promise in the modification of wood and textile fibers and in converting low-grade materials into fuels and chemicals," Cullen continues. "Of particular interest to the pulp and paper industry are such enzyme systems that offer environmentally ...

Scientists report how protons induce water cages

...vent. Like with coffee. All water does for me is hold the caffeine there, evenly distributed throughout the solution" said Johnson. "For many other things, particularly in biology, water is actively participating in chemical change. It is the medium for shuttling protons. Individual water molecules bec...

UCSD finds genetic time bomb in heart that leads to heart failure in some patients

...urther work is ongoing to determine whether it may hold to be true for other forms of congenital heart disease, and to see if blocking the activity of the BMP-10 growth factor might have a therapeutic effect in halting the onset of the massive cardiac over-growth and associated conduction system disease."...

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