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U-M scientist discover how viruses hide inside human cells

... LANA also binds to histones---small proteins that link bundles of DNA called nucleosomes together to make chromatin fibers, which are folded and packed to form chromosomes. "The results suggest a biochemical mechanism which binds elements of viral DNA to host chromosomes through the interaction of LANA, ...

Evergreens help block pesticide from crop fields

...." "The opportunities to link the buffer zone and water quality initiatives -- as well as the stewardship programs in the EPA and USDA -- towards a common environmental goal seems enormous," continued Hall...

Rats exposed to cell phone microwaves suffer long-term memory loss, according to new study by University of Washington researcher

...nes. According to Lai, this is the first study to link exposure to the radio waves to long-term memoryfunction. "Studies before this one have focused more on short-term memory," he said. "In this study, thelong-term memory of microwave-exposed rats appears to have been affected." Lai's findings are sc...

Meet Conan the Bacterium

...the origins of life on Earth and could be a common link to the possible beginnings of life on Mars." Most extremophiles have optimized themselves for one or two extreme conditions and settled into wonderful ecological niches like the hot springs of Yosemite. Radiodurans has been dubbed a polyextremophi...

Neurosteroids: the missing link?

... compound called a neurosteroid may be the missing link between alcohol and a majorneurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Alcohol's effects on GABA receptors in thebrain were know to cause the relaxing, sedative, anticonvulsant and intoxicating effects of alcoholbut, until recently, rese...

"Remote control research" a first for the U of L and National Research Council

...out him being present, Siminovitch used a computer link to the NRC's NMR lab in Ottawa, and a high-speed i... computer work station which was used in my lab to link with the remote NMR workstation, and Jeff Oliver of Information Technology worked on establishing fa...

Human stem cell research leads Science's top ten list of the best scientific advances in 1999

... the sun does in ten billion years. Details of the link between these colossal explosions and supernovae should come from two NASA satellites, to be launched in January and 2003, whose telescopes will respond immediately to gamma ray bursts. A Flat Universe: The universe's tally of matter and energy fin...

American Psychiatric Association January 2000 tipsheet

... Pennsylvania School of Medicine provide the first link between age-related declines in brain dopamine activity and frontal and cingulate metabolism, which reinforces the need to investigate treatments that enhance dopamine function in the elderly. [“Association Between Age-Related Decline in Brain Do...

Schizophrenia research links form and function

...re yielding to new research models that attempt to link the illness to interrelated abnormalities in both brain structure and neurotransmitter functioning, according to research published in the January American Journal of Psychiatry. “Understanding the pathophysiology of a given disorder will ultima...

Greens, B12 may lower heart disease and cancer risk

... a global study which hopes to provide evidence to link DNA damage with diseases related to age, diet and lifestyle. "Folate and B12 play a very important role in DNA synthesis and function," says Dr Fenech. "I believe between five and 10 per cent of people eating a Western diet do not take enough to opti...

Molecular probes link sea lion deaths to toxic algal bloom

...d to identify toxic diatoms allowed researchers to link a bloom of these algae to the deaths of more than 400 California sea lions in Monterey Bay during May and June 1998. Dr. Christopher Scholin, a molecular biologist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), and colleagues report their ...

Algal food quality, not quantity, critical factor in healthy lake ecosystems

...Jan. 6 issue of the journal Nature. The critical link in freshwater and marine food chains is often the one between tiny plants and animals - phytoplankton and zooplankton - according to research associate Dörthe Müller-Navarra and professor Charles Goldman, both with the department of environ...

Researchers find new mechanism for growing new blood vessels

...rophages, this newly discovered mechanism may also link two physiological processes that naturally culminate in limited angiogenesis. Scientists have believed that ischemia (or hypoxia) -- reduced amounts of oxygen due to poor blood flow because of clogged or diseased vessels -- triggers angiogenesis by t...

National Cancer Institute awards cancer center $4.5 million for colon cancer research

...nt will support a project to uncover a new genetic link in the development of colon cancer. In providing the funding, the NCI noted the strength and experience of the research team in colorectal cancer genetics research. The team is directed by Sanford Markowitz, the Frances Wragg Ingalls Professor of Ca...

Research highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

...rs, suffer from non-healing wounds. Studies show a link between chronic wounds and elevated levels of the enzyme elastase, which is known to degrade proteins such as fibronectin required for tissue repair. This association has prompted research into methods to alter cotton to remove elastase without sacr...

University of New Orleans launches Quest

...e ITC, the software factory and telecommunications link that develops state-of-the-art data management applications for all U.S. military personnel, is currently developing a global information system that will eventually manage all Department of Defense manpower, personnel, and pay data. A technology lea...

Scientists link gene to uterine dysfunction

Scientists have discovered an unexpected link between uterine dysfunction and a protein abundant in mammals called centromere protein B (CENP-B). In a study published in this month's issue of Genome Research, Andy Choo and colleagues (The Murdoch Institute) show that the female mice lacking CEN...

Obesity gene controls bone density via brain pathway

... the National Institutes of Health, discovered the link between leptin, the brain, and bone density."This ...s, opens a new realm of treatment approaches." The link between leptin, the brain, and bone formation is another chapter in the story of this recently disco...

No link between ultrasound and risk of childhood leukaemia

No link between ultrasound and risk of childhood leukaemia...tish Medical Journal <FONT SIZE=+2> No link between ultrasound and risk of childhood leukaemia Prenatal ultrasound examinations and risk ...

Study links two important cellular systems; increases prospects for new drugs for cancer, heart disease

...cell division: the Smads. The link between these Smad proteins and the microtubular system could provide clinicians with important potential targets for new drugs against diseases as diverse as cancer, heart disease and certa...

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