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U-M scientists find genetic 'fountain of youth' for adult stem cells

...neural stem cells to self-renew," Morrison. "This indicates that Bmi-1 likely regulates multiple different pathways that are important for stem cell self-renewal."...

Research collaboration identifies gene essential to puberty

...4 plays such a strong role in both humans and mice indicates that its function is probably critical. "Our challenge moving forward will be to determine how directly this receptor affects the reproductive hormone cascade," says Seminara. Along with Seminara, the report's co-first authors are Sophie Messager, P...

Inability to pump oxygen during exercise could pinpoint early heart problems

...ders if left untreated. A new Johns Hopkins study indicates that the amount of oxygen that can be circulated throughout the body during each heart beat while exercising could reveal to doctors early signs of heart trouble in this population. The research, to be presented Oct. 17 at the annual meeting of the ...

JCI table of contents, 15 October, 2003

... response program is likely initiated". The report indicates the important role of TLR4 signaling and subsequen...hey also exhibit elevate blood pressure. The study indicates that there is a role for uroguanylin and a link between the intestine and kidney in maintaining a ba...

UCSF-led study raises doubts about marrow cell treatment for brain, heart

A study led by UCSF investigators indicates that bone marrow-derived cells from mice that are transplanted into other mice fuse with cells in the animals' heart, brain and liver, and take on their characteristics. The finding is significant in part because it offers strong, new evidence that b...

Alcohol's pharmacological properties, not smell or taste, reinforce its effects

...e third trimester of the human fetus. New research indicates that alcohol's reinforcing properties during rodent infancy can be due to its pharmacological effects, independent of taste or smell. Animal research has shown that rodent infants are susceptible to the reinforcing effects of alcohol. Scientists al...

Gene expression tied to social behavior in honey bees

...response to the shortage of foragers, this finding indicates that the genome is responding dynamically to changes in the bee's social environment, Robinson said. The study was unique, he said, because it focused on individual profiles. Previous studies of gene expression and behavior in mice and flies, for ins...

A realistic way to save rainforests

...rests. But a five-year, $3 million study in Panama indicates rainforests can be protected if the pharmaceutical industry establishes Third World laboratories and hires local researchers to look for new medicines extracted from plants that evolved defenses against insects. "Until now, efforts to find drugs in ...

New way of examining lymph tissue detects hidden melanoma

...w that a specific set of molecular characteristics indicates the presence of melanoma in the lymph nodes even among patients whose lymph nodes appear cancer-free using standard techniques. By using a small tissue section, pathologists spare more of the whole specimen, which is needed for additional pathology...

Chronic pain: treatment, rehabilitation, and quality of life

... to provide direction for future research. Study indicates MST a good measure of motion sensitivity, pg 415 This study determined the validity and reliability of the Motion Sensitivity Test (MST), which is used to develop an exercise program for patients with motion-provoked dizziness and to measure the eff...

Sick Kids researchers link maternal folic acid intake to decrease in deadly childhood cancer

...linical Pharmacology & Therapeutics. "Our research indicates that this is the first paediatric cancer that can be prevented through maternal diet," said Dr. Gideon Koren, the study's principal investigator, director of HSC's Motherisk Program, a senior scientist in the HSC Research Institute, and a professor o...

Can heart failure impair thinking?

... micrognathia, or reduced upper airway dimensions, indicates a CNS component in the disturbed breathing in HF. The collective evidence of disordered breathing during sleep, altered autonomic activity, and presence of cognitive deficits, with all characteristics occurring without obvious motor or primary senso...

Estrogen improves short term memory and oral reading in midlife postmenopausal women

...cts on basic neural processes; the behavioral data indicates estrogen positively affects phonologic (sound-base... be central to reading; and the brain imaging data indicates estrogen produces brain activations in the inferior parietal lobule, a region sensitive to phonologi...

Bones from French cave show Neanderthals, Cro-Magnon hunted same prey

...ls consumed by early humans in southwestern France indicates there was no major difference in the prey hunted by Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon, according to a new study. The paper, published in the online Journal of Archaeological Science, counters the idea proposed by some scientists that Cro-Magnon, who were ...

Weizmann scientists invention moves forward: Cancer diagnosis technique gets FDA clearance

...ulting data. A preponderance of red in the picture indicates malignancy, while mainly blue and green are signs of a benign growth. The procedure, developed by Prof. Hadassa Degani and her research group at the Weizmann Institute of Science Biological Regulation Dept., arose from her research on the developmen...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...ation and natural WNV infection. This method also indicates if the infection was incurred recently, all of which would allow for a faster and more efficient diagnosis of West Nile virus. "Our results demonstrate that the NS5-based immunoassay reliably discriminates between WNV infections and DEN or SLE virus...

Fat chance for hosts

...rature had no effect in this setting. "Our study indicates that whether adaptive or fortuitous, parasite transmission is largely controlled by the cercariae and not by the vagaries of flow," the investigators conclude....

UC Santa Barbara discovers cell survival gene may lead to treatments for degenerative diseases

...ells that normally commit suicide." This discovery indicates that there are alternative avenues for theprogrammed death of cells in some circumstances. It is possible that suchalternative routes are also used when cells inappropriately die indegenerative diseases. The researchers discovered that the protein c...

New study provides first linkage of fetal alcohol exposure and enlarged heart

...ohol syndrome. The high incidence of heart defects indicates that alcoholism during pregnancy has to be considered as a serious and preventable cause of congenital heart disease. Moreover, low birth weight is linked to a later emergence of cardiovascular and metabolic medical disorders, including ischemic he...

Small subset of cells has big role in controlling immunity, study finds

...vigorously to these antigens. Our preliminary data indicates that we are on the right track." In fact, the Perugia scientists have shown that the mouse model for type 1 diabetes has a specific defect in the IDO mechanism. "That means that if you have a defect in that mechanism, those mice and, therefore by ext...

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