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UNC researchers awarded $8.65 million from National Institute on Aging
...-1. In human and animal studies, IGF-1 is known to play
a role both in atherosclerosis and aging. ...to explore the expression of myriad genes that may play
important roles in vascular aging. "We will collaborate in developing animal models that ha...
Reaching for the gold
...oes for dental technicians, athletes, children who play
sports and people who are trying to recover from crippling injuries, such as damage to the spinal cord or losing a limb."...
Hunt for a new plant hormone points to carotenoids
...nce branching in the shoot, suggesting that it may play
a role in balancing root and shoot growth. In this issue of Current Biology, Ottoline Leyser and co-workers describe the identification of a gene that is essential for the synthesis of this novel hormone. The gene encodes a protein that they show can...
Ocean scientists assess impact of seismic pulses in effort to protect whales
...w water. This, they say, is because reverberations play
a significant role in received sound levels in shallow water, which had not previously been incorporated into the models. During the experiments, the ship's airguns were fired in various combinations, in order to determine the radius of the emitted s...
Children's Hospital Boston receives more than $10 million to help make smallpox vaccine safer
...ren under age 2. CHB's Division of Immunology will play
a leading role in a nationwide research network, launched by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), that will investigate why atopic dermatitis predisposes smallpox vaccine recipients to EV. "Since 5 percent of kids and ...
Scientists pinpoint molecules that generate synapses
... Researchers have found a family of molecules that play
a key role in the formation of synapses, the junct... and FGF10, are very similar in structure, and may play
similar roles in other areas of the nervous system....
Good bacteria trigger proteins to protect the gut
...inflammatory bowel disease. "We know that bacteria play
a detrimental role in these diseases, inducing a p...ary tracts. He said that similar TLR responses may play
a role in the maintenance and repair of internal organs that are not exposed to bacteria, through a ...
Report outlines vision and recommendations for microbiology in the 21st Century
...y sciences lies in understanding the role microbes play
in shaping this earth and its inhabitants," so says Moselio Schaechter of San Diego State University, one of the authors of a report of the American Academy of Microbiology, Microbiology in the 21st Century: Where Are We and Where Are We Going? Thes...
NRH1 and Wnt signaling come together in convergent extension
...olarity) signaling pathway, which is also known to play
an important role in the regulation of CE movement...gative Frz7 phenotype, indicating the two proteins play
compensatory and mutually independent roles in the activation of small GTPases. Further experiments...
Reading hexametric rhyme supports cardiac synchronization, especially after a heart attack
...tions since cardiorespiratory interaction seems to play
a crucial role in this context. The authors...tions since cardiorespiratory interaction seems to play
a crucial role in this context. ...
Molecular motor shuttles key protein in response to light
... a hunch that myosin -- a molecular motor -- might play
a role in transporting arrestin. Studying flies that had been engineered to lack a myosin, dubbed NINAC for "neither inactivation nor afterpotential C," Lee found that arrestin didn't move when the fly was exposed to bright light. Instead, arrestin s...
Researchers discuss revised Food Guide Pyramid and what it will mean for the food industry
...s to reach new heights, the Food Guide Pyramid can play
a vital role in teaching children how to make appropriate dietary decisions," said Swanson.Although the Food Guide Pyramid is a great foundation for one's nutritional needs, Dr. Susan T. Borra cautioned the audience that food choices will need to be ...
Maternal DHA levels plays important role in infant development
... found these infants were less distractible during play
and tended to be more engaged over time with toys than infants whose mothers had lower blood levels of DHA at delivery. These findings suggest that higher levels of maternal DHA at birth are related to advanced attentional development, and add to the...
Significant strides in small regulatory RNA research in plants
...ears with growing evidence that microRNAs (miRNAs) play
a major role in the control of eukaryotic gene exp...s in plants and animals. miRNAs have been found to play
specific roles in plant development, including the regulation of flowering time and floral organ ide...
JCI Table of Contents, 15 July 2004
...chers need to understand how these genetic defects play
a role in the molecular pathophysiology of the disease. A case in point is Marfan syndrome. Marfan syndrome is a dominant connective tissue disorder whose main characteristics are aortic aneurysm and dissection, ocular lens dislocation, and long b...
When male fish hum, females swim in, thanks to hormones, adaptable hearing
...aboratories suggest that steroid hormones may also play
a role in causing some of the reported changes in hearing sensitivity of human females at differing stages of the menstrual cycle. Also humans have a natural loss of hearing in relationship to age. The higher frequencies tend to drop out first along...
Hormone helps fish to mate, may affect human hearing
...oratories also suggested that steroid hormones may play
a role in causing some of the reported changes in hearing sensitivity of human females at differing stages of the menstrual cycle. Knowing how steroids can alter the hearing abilities of midshipman fish might give us important clues as to how these c...
European researchers tackle mitosis
...w that protein kinases a certain type of enzyme play
a key role, but researchers don't know how these enzymes bring about the important changes in cells that cause them to divide. To understand cell division in a comprehensive manner, the MitoCheck consortium of European scientists will systematically ...
Most Americans not sure about the sources of high cholesterol
...ospital. "The fact is that both diet and heredity play
a critical role in your cholesterol levels. While diet can contribute significantly to elevated cholesterol, the body's natural chemistry can often produce dangerously high levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol based on heredity alone. When working wit...
Scientists discover key step in the development of nerve cells controlling autonomic functions
...first time that similar mechanisms involving Runx1 play
roles in motor nerve cell and blood cell development and importantly it provides a new avenue of research into the mechanisms that control brain development", said Dr. Freda Miller, Senior Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. "We believe...
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