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Brain Protein "Rescues" Neurons From Atrophy
...ease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The researchers
are postdoctoral fellow David Riddle, Assistant Pr...ns to brain cells that, for the first time, allows researchers
to determine precisely which cells received the substance. The technique involved first coating minu...
Bacterial Toxin Surprises Scientists
...otericin and nystatin. Yet until recently, researchers
have known little about how such membrane-... using an innovative technique, NIH-funded researchers
at New York City's Albert Einstein College of Medicine are closing in on how one such protei...
Duke Researchers Discover Central Role Of Nitric Oxide In Hemoglobin Action
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University Medical Center researchers
have found thatnitric oxide, combined with hemoglo...el and lowering blood pressure. At the same time, researchers
observed that this free nitric oxide was inactivatedby hemoglobin, as the iron molecule in hemoglobi...
Dangerous Chemical Combination Presents Possible Scenario For Gulf War Illnesses
...oisoning are highly toxic whenused in combination, researchers
reported Wednesday. They said the findingsmay expl...GulfWar veterans. In studies using chickens, the researchers
specifically found that two pesticides,DEET and permethrin, and the anti-nerve gas agent pyridostigm...
Gene-Altered Mouse May Provide New Insights To Parkinson's Disease, Substance Abuse And Schizophrenia
...would, even though there isvery little of it. The researchers
realized this very dopamine-conservation strategy ...s disease." Knockout mice and schizophrenia The researchers
believe the mice may accelerate the pace of research intoschizophrenia by providing the first realis...
Enzyme's "Magic" May Hold Key to Anticancer and Antimicrobial Drugs
...somerase have been laid bare by a group of researchers
led by NIGMS grantee Dr. James C. Wang, the ... National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) , the researchers
explain how the yeast enzyme unlinks two interlocked rings of double-stranded DNA. In ...
New Cancer Switch Discovered By Duke Medical Center Pharmacologists
...kemia cells by jamming their growth machinery. The researchers
said they believe that such "molecular sabotage" c...in the department of molecular cancer biology. The researchers
made their discoveries studying an abnormal gene called BCR-ABL, which produces two forms of leukemi...
Key to Triplet Repeat Brain Diseases Open Door For New Way To Understand, Treat Genetic Diseases"
... of Nature Medicine, DukeUniversity Medical Center researchers
have found a possible key to braindisorders such a...failure in the brain. The work offers biomedical researchers
a new way to understand, and to potentiallytreat these genetic diseases, the Duke scientists say. ...
Researchers Pinpoint Site For Petit Mal Seizures In Brain
... of mouse genetically prone to petit mal seizures, researchers
at Duke University Medical Center reported Monday ...ely preventing the seizure." Previously, the Duke researchers
had reported that mice with petit mal seizures have an overabundance of a protein called a GABAb rec...
Tumor Suppressor Gene Located In Liver Cancer Cells
...ole in the formation of liver cancer, according to researchers
from the Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Cent...r suppressor gene in human liver tumors could help researchers
develop an early diagnostic test for liver cancer as well as new treatments, the researchers
Second Breast Cancer Gene Located
... to the researchers. The Duke and British researchers
reported their findings in the Dec. 21issue of the... breast cancer genes." As with BRCA1, the researchers
said they expect that women who inheritBRCA2 may have up to an 85 percent chance of developing breas...
Duke Geologists Explore Alternative Way To Measure Ice Age Sea Bottom Temperatures
... water. But according to the Science article, some researchers
think that ocean temperature changes reflected in ...n any unambiguous paleothermometer developed." The researchers
cautioned that more work needs to be done before the calcium-magnesium method is thoroughly tested. ...
Dating A Caveman
...nowing the rate at which the transmutations occur, researchers
can estimate the age of a rock. Basically, the higher the ratio of Th-230 to U-238, the older the limestone. To get these ratios, scientists previously measured the minute amounts of radioactivity emanating from limestone. With proper instruments, t...
Computer Program For Quicker, More Detailed Mapping
.... So far Mapper is performing well, she said. The researchers
have testedMapper's accuracy by comparing its resu...ncing,"said Myers. The coming maps will also help researchers
find the particular DNA markersthat are used to diagnose disease. "The more detailed maps are essent...
Duke Researchers Discover Candidate Susceptibility Gene For Autoimmune Disease
...immune systems to attack theirown bodies, the Duke researchers
say. Led by Dr. Perry Blackshear of the Howard ...seases such as rheumatoid arthritis, although many researchers
believethere may be several genes that, when defective, predispose people to developautoimmune disor...
Rosemary May Have Anti-Cancer Properties
...event in the formation of tumors. The Penn State researchers
fed the rats a diet supplemented with 1 percentros...ed a control diet. In a separate experiment, the researchers
fed rats a diet with half as muchrosemary, then gave them half a dose of DMBA. The results were simi...
Children Become Gorillas In VR Zoo
...itute of Technology . At apress conference May 15, researchers
from both organizationsdemonstrated what they beli...a's most famous gorilla, Willie B. In the future, researchers
hope to create a program that can run onsmaller, less expensive computers, allowing it to be install...
Duke Researchers Show "Editing" Can Fix Faulty Genes In New Approach To Gene Therapy
... grant from the National Institutesof Health. Duke researchers
Joshua Jones and Seong-Wook Lee also contributedto the work. Sullenger's strategy is based on the discovery, more thana decade ago, that instead of being simply a passive carrier of geneticinformation, the genetic material known as RNA is an active ...
Freshwater Sponges May Pose Threat To Zebra Mussels
...ecent increase in freshwater sponges in Lake Erie, researchers
at Ohio State University found that the sponges we... reef built about 7 years ago near Lorain, Ohio by researchers
from Ohio> Sea Grant. It's possible the increase is related to the zebra mussel invasion, which...
Duke Researchers Find Second Gene Linked To Blood Vessel Disorder
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University Medical Center researchers
have linked asecond gene to a rare bleeding disord...usivelyin the cells that line blood vessels. While researchers
aren't sure of itsfunction, it appears to interact with the potent growth factor, transforminggrowth...
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