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Duke Researchers Discover Central Role Of Nitric Oxide In Hemoglobin Action
... rats. After a series of experiments, the team
discovered that a NO-containinghemoglobin molecule...ame site also destroys "free" NO. Stamler and his team
foundthe "new" NO attaches itself to the hemoglobin-oxygen complexon a cysteine residue that keeps t...
Dangerous Chemical Combination Presents Possible Scenario For Gulf War Illnesses
...e reported in Scotlandlast month and by an Israeli team
last year. Adding to those findings, the Duke and...oms of increased nerve-cellactivity. The research team
is conducting a follow-up study analyzing blood samplesfrom veterans with and without symptoms to de...
Key to Triplet Repeat Brain Diseases Open Door For New Way To Understand, Treat Genetic Diseases"
...hey bind." Authors of the study are from the same team
that discovered the major genelinked to Alzheimer'...d disease protein. To test that theory, the Duke team
made artificial strings of glutamines,either 20 glutamines, found in normal proteins, or 60 glutamin...
Researchers Pinpoint Site For Petit Mal Seizures In Brain
...lepsy. The new information will allow the research team
to pinpoint the exact mechanism by which GABAb receptors can cause absence seizures. Armed with the new information about the mechanism, Hosford plans to look for compounds that inhibit only those GABAb receptors affected in petit mal seizures, which...
Tumor Suppressor Gene Located In Liver Cancer Cells
...s of an already-identified gene led Jirtle and his team
to hypothesize its involvement in liver cancer. "T...arlier this year in the journal Oncogene, Jirtle's team
found that liver tumors from 64 percent of patients studied had lost one copy of the gene. The del...
Second Breast Cancer Gene Located
... cancer susceptibility gene identifiedin 1994 by a team
led by Mark Skolnick of the University of Utah and MyriadGenetics Inc., according to the researchers. The Duke and British researchers reported their findings in the Dec. 21issue of the journal Nature. The principal investigators are P. And...
Computer Program For Quicker, More Detailed Mapping
...cause we can mapeverything at once." The Stanford team
that developed Mapper will present the new method,...obtained byother scientific methods. The Stanford team
believes that Mapper will be invaluable as scientistscontinue toward their goal of determining the e...
Duke Researchers Discover Candidate Susceptibility Gene For Autoimmune Disease
... Medical Institute at DukeUniversity, the research team
published their results in the May issue ofthe journal Immunity. Gregory Taylor and Ester Carballo of Blackshear'slab were the lead authors of the paper. Blackshear also is a professor ofbiochemistry and medicine at Duke medical center. To date, do...
Children Become Gorillas In VR Zoo
...the zoo as well as tour schools. "Our Zoo Atlanta team
of scientists and educators first began toplan a 'virtual zoo' three years ago," said Dr. Terry L. Maple, directorof the zoo and one of the world's foremost authorities on gorillabehavior. "We instantly thought of Georgia Tech as our design partner,a...
Duke Researchers Show "Editing" Can Fix Faulty Genes In New Approach To Gene Therapy
...ssor of experimental surgeryand genetics. The Duke team
already has begun exploring use of these newtherapeutic approaches for sickle cell anemia and even to "sabotage"the AIDS virus. "This research proves that we can use nature's ownprocesses to rewrite genetic instructions in mammalian cells," Sullenge...
New Discovery About Genes Has Implications For Genetic Therapy
...s" between the exons along the gene. Lambowitz' team
found that certain introns could move from place to place along a gene, inserting themselves at specific points along the DNA strand, and transferring genetic information in the process. "This is really a very, very interesting finding," he said. ...
Transgenic Rice Plants Resist Insects, Drought And Salt Damage
... and cell biology, and leader of the international team
that spliced other plant species' genes into rice. "Hundreds of millions of hungry people need this rice now, and the crop losses to insects, drought and increasing salinization of soils are devastating." According to Gary Toenniessen, deputy direct...
Mutate Or Die: New Polymerase Gives Desperate Yeast An Option
...genetic history of cancer," says Hinkle. The team
performed the study by usingultraviolet light to intentionally cause a well-placed defect, or lesion, in DNA. The defect is a thymine-thymine dimer,a very common and well studied lesion created when sunlight hits an organism, causing two bases to lin...
University of Cincinnati Biologists Find First Terrestrial Ecosystem That Survives Without Sun's Energy
Cincinnati A team
of University of Cincinnati biologistsreports in the June 28 issue of Science that an unusual Romaniancave system survives and thrives without the benefit of the sun'senergy. Every other terrestrial or land-based ecosystem known is basedon photosynth...
Cornell Researchers Precisely Date Wood From Ancient Tomb In Turkey
ITHACA, N.Y. -- A team
of researchers at Cornell University has identifie...era eruption. The findings reported by the Cornell team
move back the Aegean Late Bronze Age by as much as a century. This age has long captured the popula...
Nutrition Study Reshapes Strategies For Athletes
...eight spots on the UnitedStates women's heptathlon team
were filled by women who have been workingwith Linda K. Houtkooper, associate specialist in nutrition sciences. Houtkooper has developed this new training program over several years withmany of the women heptathletes. The most important key to an at...
NADC Examines TB In Cattle and Swine
...n the Mexican tuberculin was used. Butthe research team
concluded that there was no need to standardize th...are being made to use swine in studies by the NADC team
to researchthe risk of M. bovis infection caused by the consumption of meatcontaminated by the org...
Water Recycling Project Tested in Turkey Plant
effort by university researchers and two companies has resulted inapplication of a more efficient way to use the massive amounts of waterrequired to process turkeys. The new system uses ozone, a highly reactiveform of oxygen, to recycle water in the ...
Humble Pocket Gophers Shed Light On The Genetic Fortitude Of Cheetahs
...owed it could happen in a natural population." The team
studied 44 animals from two populations of the poc...s of genetic uniformity to endangered species. His team
now is investigating the effects of low genetic variation among pocket gophers on disease resistance...
Hawaiian Whales Show 'No Overt Response' To Sounds Of ATOC Simulation
...ritics fear would harm them, a Cornell University team
of biologists has reported to the National Marine Fisheries Service. When the independent biologists, who are hired to monitor marine mammal behavior before and during the ATOC experiment, previewed the low-frequency sound for the whales, nearby ...
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