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EMBO Gold Medal 2004 goes to Spanish scientist

... showing them to be tumour-prone; demonstration of interplay between the status of the retinoblastoma family of proteins and the length of the telomeres; and demonstration that telomere maintenance requires both telomerase activity and homologous recombination. Since 1997, Mara Blasco has published more than 6...

Researchers report new gene test for isolated cleft lip and palate

...efts arise during fetal development from a dynamic interplay of genes, diet, and environmental factors, and current research tools are just beginning to cut through the complexity. Though the condition is usually correctable with several surgeries, families undergo tremendous emotional and economic hardship du...

Researchers report new gene test for isolated cleft lip and palate

...lopment from a dynamic and still poorly understood interplay of genes, diet, and environmental factors, and current research tools cannot adequately cut through the complexity. One productive inroad has been to isolate genes linked to "syndromic" cleft lip and palate, hoping some might also play a role in ca...

JCI table of contents, 16 August, 2004

...5.pdf ACCOMPANYING COMMENTARY: The T cell cometh: interplay between adaptive immunity and cytokine networks in rheumatoid arthritis AUTHOR CONTACT: Gary S. Firestein University of California San Diego School of Medicine, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093-0656, USA Phone: (858) 822-0480; Fax: (858) 534-23...

UCSD researchers are first to demonstrate molecular link between inflammation and cancer

...r Center. "In response to chronic infection, the interplay between immune cells and the epithelial cells of the intestinal tract, which become genetically transformed to give rise to malignant cells by the carcinogen, results in increased tumor growth and suppression of apoptosis, whose role is to reduce can...

Yale scientists visualize details of how hepatitis C unwinds RNA

...composition of the HCV replication complex and the interplay between its constituent proteins. Comparative studies will be done on other viruses and in other systems where helicase function is critical." These novel features were revealed using a new type of combinatorial enzymology that allows the behavior of...

Carnegie Mellon neuroscientist develops tool to image brain function at the cellular level

...e changes are hypothesized to be part of a dynamic interplay between forces that maintain neural firing within an optimal range and those that strengthen particular connections between cells, thought to underlie learning," Barth said. The fosGFP mouse is a broadly applicable tool for many neuroscientists, acco...

Study reveals evolution on the (butterfly) wing

...wing patterns dramatically exemplify the intricate interplay between genes and the environment -- as the patterns evolve to give butterflies advantages in evading predators and attracting mates. In a paper in the July 13, 2004, issue of Current Biology, biologists Robert Reed and Michael Serfas add a new piece...

Study sheds new light on genetic risk for Parkinson's disease

...med at understanding the disease. The findings may interplay with these paradoxes to help us unravel the complex origins of Parkinson's disease and perhaps find a way to prevent it." ...

Continents played key role in collapse and regeneration of Earth's early greenhouse, geologists say

...ancient climates, atmospheric compositions and the interplay among the crust, atmosphere, life and climate in the geologic past, we can take some first steps at understanding what is happening today and likely to happen tomorrow.'' ...

UC Riverside researchers discover new way to identify cell growth

...l cycle. So any advance in recognizing the complex interplay of proteins that control and regulate the cell cycle has relevance for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Sauer said that he and his colleagues have celebrated the result of a long research effort. "We had a very nice bottle of Champagne. Yes, t...

Artificial light-dark cycles expose circadian clocks at odds with each other

... night hours, and that enabled them to look at the interplay of two genes in the rats' brain clocks. One gene, called Per1, is active during the day and the other, Bmal1, is active at night. The scientists found that when a rat behaved as expected, its suprachiasmatic nucleus contained Per1 during light perio...

Wisconsin chemists find a new chink in TB's armor

...lso gives it a new biological role. Detailing the interplay between vitamin B2 and the enzyme provides a blueprint for inhibitors of the enzymes that keep the bacterium's cell walls intact. As a result, Kiessling's group has effectively identified a target for drug manufactures interested in developing new an...

Latest findings on PCBs to be subject of June workshop at Illinois

...disorder, PCBs, ethyl mercury and autism: Possible interplay of genes and environment, Isaac Pessah, University of California-Davis; Break 4. Are fish really brain food? The neurochemical effects of fish-borne contaminants, Rich Seegal, New York State Department of Health; 5. Neurotoxicity of developmental ...

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

...ibres (axons). MS is believed to involve a complex interplay between environmental triggers (such as infections), genetic predisposition, and an abnormal autoimmune response. At least five per cent of all MS patients experience the onset of their disease before the age of 18. It is estimated that 50,000 Canadi...

Why sloths do not sleep upside down

...literature data on sloths which indicates that the interplay of resting posture, digestive anatomy and ingesta characteristics could, indeed, affect a faster expulsion of large particles from the forestomach of these animals....

Gene-rich human Chromosome 19 sequence completed

...ment to advancing our understanding of the complex interplay between our human health and the environment, said Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, whose agency funded the work through its Office of Science. Embedded in this sequence information are critical regulatory networks of genes tasked with controlling ...

JCI table of contents, 15 March 2004

...ow these results aid in picking apart this complex interplay between HIV infection and our immune response. TITLE: Blockade of T cell costimulation reveals interrelated actions of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells in control of SIV replication AUTHOR CONTACT: Mark Feinberg Emory University Vaccine Center, Atlanta, Georgi...

The catch 22 of immune response to AIDs viral infection

...ow these results aid in picking apart this complex interplay between HIV infection and our immune response....

Microbe's trick provides a template for willowy crystals

...io and her group were able to observe the chemical interplay between the microbial polymer and the crystal. The...team, is opening a new window into this intriguing interplay of nature. Insight into the interconnections between organic and inorganic materials at the molecula...

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