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Resistance To Leptin Contributes To Obesity
...istry and structural biology, of humangenetics, of sensory
neurosciences and of the links between physics andbiology....
Hunt For Early Heart Attack Genes Begins
...Disease, ofbiochemistry and structural biology, of sensory
neurosciences and of the linksbetween physics and biology....
Whitaker Awards $6.8 Million For Biomedical Engineering Education
...ng a Ph.D. program. Primary research areas include sensory
systems, artificial joints, and the biophysics and biomechanics of bone. Interactions with industry will be emphasized. Tulane will expand its biomedical engineering program by developing a new laboratory and research program in computational ti...
Columbia Biologists Match Odor Receptor To Odor; Research Uncovers How Sense Of Smell Works; First Aroma Scientists Detect Is That Of Meat
...me. "That's an enormous number devotedto a single sensory
activity," Professor Firestein said. "We'd like to know whyolfaction is so important that a hundredth of the entire genome is devoted toit." Nerve cells in the epithelium, sensitive tissue lining the nasal cavity,are capable of recognizing ...
Genetics May Explain Much Age-Related Hearing Loss
...enradicals, destructive molecules that can destroy sensory
hair cells of the innerear, suggests preliminary r...e extensive damage to livingtissues, including the sensory
hair cells in the inner ear, if they are notneutralized by antioxidant enzymes," McFadden said. "We...
Biologists Map First Gene For Age-Related Hearing Loss In Mice
...illott of Northern Illinois University examinedthe sensory
ganglion cells associated with the inner ear orcochlea. "When he looked at these cells within the cochlea of B6 mice,the cells begin to be lost by four to six months." said Erway."We started picking up hearing loss by eight months. We carriedthem to ...
Researchers From Rockefeller University Develop Novel Method To Fight Cancer
...an genetics, of immunology and immune diseases, of sensory
neurosciencesand of the links between physics and biology....
Getting At The Components Of Mechanotransduction: Genes Required For Vertebrate Sensory Hair Cell Function Identified
...are required for mechanotransduction in vertebrate sensory
hair cells. In Christiane Nsslein-Volhard's lab...ese genes appear to have a specific role within sensory
hair cells since they are required for the production of extracellular potential generation, a me...
Mouse Gene Reveals Clues To Human Deafness
...genes. Deafness is the most common form of sensory
impairment in humans. Onechild in 1000 is born deaf, and up to 50 percent of the population will lose atleast part of their hearing by the age of 80. "The identification of this gene adds a piece to the increasingly wellunderstood, intricate...
American Heart Association Journal Report: Gene Therapy Findings Updated: Treatment Used In Patients With Blocked Leg Vessels
...y therapy. In addition, patients with sensory
neuropathy -- acute loss of feeling inthe feet -- ...from the gene therapy. "This is surprisingsince a sensory
neuropathy secondary to reduced blood flow to the feet, hastraditionally been considered irreversibl...
Rockefeller University Researchers Hunt For Type 2 Diabetes Susceptibility Genes
...Disease, of biochemistry andstructural biology, of sensory
neurosciences, of immunology and immune diseasesand of the links between physics and biology....
Human Bone Disorder Reproduced In Mice
...ial and limb deformities, and compressive damageof sensory
nerves resulting in blindness or deafness. When the investigatorsremoved stromal cells from marrow lesions in MAS patients, grew them in thelaboratory and transplanted the cell-ceramic mix into mice, abnormal human boneformed at the site of transpla...
Protein Implicated In Multiple Sclerosis
... transmit impulsesefficiently, so patients develop sensory
and muscle problems. The coating,called myelin, is made of lipids and proteins. "For years, researchers have been looking for something in myelin thatis more visible to the immune system in MS patients than in healthy people "such a component...
COGA Suggests Genetic Loci For P3 Brain Wave Abnormality
...lectrical signals produced in response to specific sensory
stimuli (such as a light or a sound) that provide sensitive measures of cognitive activity. Measured at the scalp using standard electroencephalography (EEG) technology, ERPs are displayed as wave-like lines and measured according to their height (am...
Rockefeller University Researchers Continue Search For Genetic Ties To Hearing Loss
...Disease, of biochemistry andstructural biology, of sensory
neurosciences, of immunology and immune disease,and of the links between physics and biology....
Marine Snail Toxin Targeted At African Toad Eggs Reveals Novel Impact On The Regulation Of Serotonin
...idly immobilize prey by creating neuromuscular and sensory
blockades andstimulating shock, they do not know for certain that this occurs in part as aresult of serotonin inhibition. It is possible, however, that this acontributing factor, said Julius. Researchers from the University of Utah, including Baldom...
Chumminess Of Roundworms Linked To Single Gene, Offering Insight Into Mechanisms
Of Social Behaviors
...eeders discourage communal gathering by inhibiting sensory
neuronsthat detect pheromones?" But she's already thinking larger questions, too. "I've startedwatching mice," she said, "and watching schools of fish." The UCSF study, co-authored by Mario de Bono, a postdoctoral fellow inBargmann...
Nature's Sugar High
...weet taste - which depends on nearly 100 different sensory
receptors on the tongue - can be detected in the presence of thaumatin at concentrations well below one part protein molecule per 100 million parts of water. On a scale in which 0 refers to no sweetness, 1 refers to table sugar or sucrose, then thaum...
The Evolution Of Beauty, Part Of A Special Section On The Evolution Of Sex In The 25 September 1998 Science
...ed by perceptual biases hard-wiredinto an animal's sensory
system for reasons other than sexual thrill. Beaut...g the family tree are moths that have adapted this sensory
channel forcommunication between the sexes, males and females who woo each other inultrasonic displa...
Brain Study Sheds Light On The 'Phantom Limbs' Of Amputees
...nformation from theface. In this new organization, sensory
messages from the face were carried to thepart of the cerebral cortex that normally receives sensations from the arm. There was also increased activity in adjacent brain cells that normally carrypainful messages. "These findings show that the effects...
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