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Economy of movement

...lcitrant problem, Konrad Krding and colleagues, as reported in the open-access journal PLoS Biology, took a page from economists, who have long used equations called utility functions that incorporate the costs and benefits of a situation. Say you like oranges better than apples, but oranges cost more. Given ...

Binocular rivalry: Fulfilling visual expectations

...o small part on what we expect to see. In new work reported this week, researchers have made headway in understanding how signaling in the brain allows expectation to influence visual perception. It is normal to think of vision as beginning with the formation of an image on the back of the eye, which in tu...

Green, leafy spinach may soon power cellphones and laptops

...olid-state photosynthetic solar cell. The work was reported in NanoLetters, a publication of the American Chemical Society. "We have crossed the first hurdle of successfully integrating a photosynthetic protein molecular complex with a solid-state electronic device," Baldo said. Plants' ability to ge...

Research suggests new avenue for stopping, preventing colon cancer

...t issue of the journal Cancer Cell, the scientists reported that they could inhibit polyp development in mice ...nth, researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla reported that activating PPARdelta in mice stimulated changes in muscle fibers that enabled the animals to ru...

Amyloid fibers sprout one step at a time

...aging proteins in those diseases. The researchers reported their findings in the October 2004 issue of the Public Library of Science Biology. They were led by Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Jonathan S. Weissman at the University of California, San Francisco. HHMI investigator Ronald D. Vale, ...

Genetic modification of linseed produces healthier omega 3 and 6 fatty acids

In research reported this month in The Plant Cell, scientists succeeded...lth and nutrition and the environment. In research reported this month in The Plant Cell, Ernst Heinz at theUniversity of Hamburg (Germany) and colleagues succe...

Folic acid vitamin use by women reaches all-time high, March of Dimes survey finds

...d 40 percent of American women of childbearing age reported taking a daily multivitamin containing folic acid ...regnant at the time of the 2004 survey, 37 percent reported taking a vitamin containing folic acid daily, up from 30 percent in 2003. Daily consumption o...

Brain has center for detecting sound motion

...cation. That's exactly the experience of a patient reported by Christine Ducommun and her colleagues, who used studies of the patient to demonstrate conclusively for the first time that the brain has a specialized region for processing sound motion. While it was known that the visual system has a specialized ...

A liking for sweets, combined with novelty seeking, may predict alcoholism

...ted to brain function. Children of alcoholics are reported to have a heritable dysfunction of the brain reward system that makes them super sensitive to the rewarding effects of alcohol, he said. The same brain dysfunction causes the preference for stronger sweet solutions, or sweet liking. If such an indi...

Simian virus 40 not associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, study shows

...grown in monkey kidney tissue. Several groups have reported detection of SV40 in the tumor tissue of 15% to 43% of NHL patients, and the virus causes leukemia and lymphoma in laboratory rodents. However, other research groups did not detect SV40 in NHL tumors, and recent evidence has suggested that it cannot ...

Byproduct of water-disinfection process found to be highly toxic

...c water-treatment plants done in 2002. The survey reported on the presence of 50 high-priority DBPs based on their carcinogenic potential. The report, published in April, also identified 28 new DBPs. Because so many new DBPs are being found in drinking water, Plewa said, two basic questions should b...

Laboratory grows world record length carbon nanotube

...e for wiring micro-electronic devices. In research reported in the current online issue of the journal Nature Materials, Yuntian Zhu and his colleagues discuss how they created a single-wall carbon nanotube using a process called catalytic chemical vapor deposition from ethanol (alcohol) vapor. Discovered in ...

New dye directly reveals activated proteins in living cells

CHAPEL HILL -- A series of experiments reported on this week in the journal Science shows for the first time that novel biosensor dyes can directly reveal activation of proteins in individual living cells. The research, led by Dr. Klaus M. Hahn, professor of pharmacology at the University of North...

Growth hormone and IBD: Reduction of intestinal inflammation, promotion of growth

...roenterology, Cincinnati Childrens Hospital, Ohio, reported the results of their study "Growth hormone reduces STAT3 activation and modulates cellular apoptosis and proliferation in murine colitis" at an IBD translational conference sponsored by the American Physiological Society. Dr. Denson's laboratory has ...

Case for IBD combination therapy comes from research at Baylor, MIT and Hebrew University

...on new therapeutic strategies against IBD is being reported at a conference sponsored by the American Physiolo...ch "bugs" is the genus Lactobacillus. The research reported below was carried by James Versalovic and Jeremy Andrew Pena at the Baylor College of Medicine/Texas...

New treatment for fibromyalgia

...e to change their condition. Although researchers reported some evidence of improvement in tender point measures among duloxetine-treated men over their placebo-treated counterparts, it was not statistically significant. "The reasons for the sex differences in response are unclear," Dr. Arnold observes. "Bec...

Missing genes may help explain why plague bacteria are so deadly

..., and between 1,000 and 3,000 cases worldwide, are reported every year. The disease has long been considered a prime candidate for bioterrorism because of its extreme virulence and its potential to be spread through the air as well as by infected fleas. To get at the genetic basis for the deadly nature of Y. ...

IBD (Crohn's/ulcerative colitis) conference adds 18 speakers; APS meeting starts Thursday

...ed IBD-related hospitalizations over six years and reported exactly the same rates for whites and blacks, 10.2 per 100,000 admissions. The hospitalization rates for Hispanics and Asians were lower at the HMO. Grisham said APS especially wants to thank the other conference sponsors for supp...

Cell's gatekeeper for ammonia revealed in unprecedented detail

...ter and charged molecules called ions -- have been reported over the past six years. In 2000, Stroud's group was the first to discover the structure and mechanisms of the water-conducting channels. To determine the structure of an ammonia channel, the UCSF scientists focused on AmtB, a protein that facilitate...

Novel IBD therapeutic approaches reported from Washington Univ., Barcelona, LSU at APS meeting

...on new therapeutic strategies against IBD is being reported at a conference sponsored by the American Physiological Society. Below are reports on three presentations. Anti-adhesion therapy in the treatment of IBDJulian Panes and Josep M. Pique of the Gastroenterology Department of the Hospital Clinic B...

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