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OutFoxed! New research may redefine late-stage cardiac development

... to its late stages, with the hope of learning why some hearts don't develop correctly. Dr. Morrisey's latest finding to be published in the September 10th issue of Science may redefine current models of how the heart develops in mammals. "Understanding the earliest steps in heart development gives us...

Bacteria use 'molecular lasso' to cop copper

...of the market. "Synthesized compounds analogous to some parts of the methanobactin molecule have been shown to be antibacterial," said Kim. "Researchers in the laboratory of Alan DiSpirito at Iowa State University are exploring the antibacterial properties of this compound." Besides Kim, co-authors of the...

Serotonin metabolites in mollusks suggest pathways for human therapies

...usks are also good model systems because they show some mammal-like qualities that influence behavior, suc...branchaea, ocean-bottom dwelling invertebrates and some fish. The Pleurobranchaea used in the Illinois research are captured in trawl nets off the southern...

Snakehead in your inbox? Welcome to the nonindigenous Aquatic Species Alert System

...only in late July, we already are seeing benefits, some beyond what we anticipated," said Pam Fuller, invasive species biologist at USGS's Florida Integrated Science Center who invented and developed the system with Shawn Dalton of Johnson Controls. "For the first time, the science community and nature ho...

Breaking new ground in germ cell guidance

...gene and its relative, wunen , have been known for some time to play important roles in the guidance of Drosophila pole cell migration by somatic cells. The genes encode lipid phosphate phosphatases (LPPs), which it had been proposed degrade an extracellular substrate, thereby creating an environment unfa...

New research shows air pollution can reduce children's lung function

...es where the children lived. The study encompassed some of the most polluted areas in the greater Los Ange...o moved away from a polluted environment will show some improvement in lung function. This research is part of the larger Children's Health Study, an ongoin...

Early detection hope for eye disease

...ogram for diabetic patients, can be painful and in some cases dangerous with patients dying during treatment. This new technique is safe, quick and simple, and totally non-invasive so going for regular check-ups every four months won't be so daunting for patients". The research team is composed of Sonny R...

Adaptive changes in the genome may provide insight into the genetics of complex disease

...milk drinking Europeanpopulations was selected for some 10,000 to 20,000 years ago. The latestdiscovery se...rking against us may indeed turn out to betrue for some genes that increase susceptibility to complex diseases. Ifthis is true, finding genes that have been...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2004

...peratures and ocean depths of about 500 meters and some scientists see them as an energy source that could provide a transition to a hydrogen-based economy. Of more immediate concern is the hazard these deposits pose to gas and oil drilling operations in deep marine and onshore Arctic settings. Gas kicks,...

Complex cells likely arose from combination of bacterial and extreme-microbe genomes

...rt molecules throughout the cell. Yeast cells are some of the most-primitive eukaryotes, whereas the highly specialized cells of human beings and other mammals are among the most complex. "A major unsolved question in biology has been where eukaryotes came from, where we came from," Lake said. "The ...

New genetic hypothesis for the cause of autism

...gene expression could be faulty. They suggest that some of these genetic factors are inherited, and others...y propose that the dysregulation of UBE3A involves some combination of overexpression, gene silencing, or misexpression of the three potential isoforms of E...

UCLA molecular biologists uproot the tree of life

...ther group is related to the archaeal prokaryotes, some members of which today can live at temperatures hot enough to boil water (160230 degrees Fahrenheit) and can be found in hot sulfur springs and geothermal ocean vents worldwide. "At least 2 billion years ago, ancestors of these two diverse prokaryoti...

Final Alert: 16th EORTC NCI AACR Symposium

...an opportunity for the media to listen and talk to some of the 2,000 European, American and other international experts in oncology gathered in Geneva to share findings on the latest research on new molecular targets, designer diagnostics and prognostics, smart drugs and other novel approaches to treatmen...

Computer scientists at UH developing 'nurturing' computers

... to take medication or even go to the doctor. In some computer science labs at the University of Houston... flow, telling us that our subject is experiencing some sort of emotional distress. This periorbital area is the facial area affected the most from blood f...

New evidence of radiation risk in childhood leukaemia

...ed that it is multi-stage, initiated in utero with some second event triggering development of the disease in childhood. The incidence of childhood leukaemia in Britain increased dramatically during the twentieth century. The increase has mainly affected the under-five age group, in whom the risk increas...

Heart gene yields insights into evolution, disease risk

...sease, it's more likely that the selection was for some other function of MMP3, and the heart disease effect was incidental," he said Beyond the insight into evolution of the MMP3 gene, the research offers broader lessons, said Wray. "I think for the medical profession, one lesson is to not to think of al...

Rising childhood leukaemia incidence prompts conference

...reasing incidence, then it may be possible to take some preventive measures. But, first we need to determi...include many presentations of new data, will cover some of the 'usual suspects', such as radiation, parental smoking, viruses and air pollution. But other c...

As informatics grows, Indiana University helps set 'research agenda'

...o be the world's foremost. "We are fortunate that some of the best informaticians in the world want to be at IU," Dunn said. "I believe our attractiveness can be credited to the excellence of our core faculty as well as the enthusiasm university and state leaders have for informatics in Indiana." Among ...

Single isolated mouse skin cell can generate into variety of epidermal tissues

...ons," Fuchs says. "So far, this study has provided some of the answers that we will need to make this possible." One possible application for the findings is to see if these methods can now be adapted to isolate human hair stem cells for developing future treatments for baldness, she says. In the present ...

Broken arms and collateral damage: clues to predator-driven evolution

...ators increased explosively. Around the same time, some 380 million years ago, mollusks and other shell-bearing marine animals developed better protective devices, such as more spines or more tightly-coiled shells. Apparently, the prevalence of shell-crushers prompted development of better defenses agains...

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