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Researchers Find Production Point Of Key Protein In Fragile X Syndrome
... account for the mental retardation." Greenough's team
studied rats to determine the synapse location for theprotein's production. The findings of abnormal nerve cells resulted fromstudies of transgenic mice that cannot produce the fragile X protein. Previousresearch based on autopsies of human victims h...
Duke researchers find existing drugs can stop fungus that attacks AIDS patients
...enetics andpharmacology, and Perfect, the research team
included Audrey Odom, ScottMuir, Eric Lim and Dena Toffaletti. Their findings build on an earlier paper, published in the January 1997issue of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, in which Odom, Mauriziodel Poeta, Perfect and Heitman showed a...
Everyday Technology Underlies First DNA Computer Logic Gates
...amous "traveling salesman" problem. The Rochester team
is one of the first to seriously consider whether DNA computers might be used for problems now routinely done by electronic computers, and to emulate the way electronic computers "think." Ogihara recently showed mathematically that a com...
Enzymes Targeted As Key To Understanding Drug Interactions
...rager, professor of medicinal chemistry, has led a team
of School of Pharmacy researchers investigating such drug interactions for more than a decade. "There are simple test-tube methods to determine which enzyme metabolizes a new drug," said Levy. "While we are still in the research phase, we are alread...
Bacterium gobbles up chlorinated pollutants
...95 and other anaerobic pollution-eaters, a Cornell team
led by Gossett and Zinder is better prepared to re...me pollution sites, a possibility that the Cornell team
can investigate, now that they know what to look for. "As we piece together the family tree for thes...
Genetic Trickery Offers New Way to Target HIV
...t is the primer's critical task. Rosenblatt's team
genetically engineered a new primer, amutant tRNA ...ne one-thousandth the normal rateof infection. The team
made its measurements in cell lines ofhuman CD4-expressing white cells, the type of helper T-cell th...
Calorie Restriction Reduces Age-Related Muscle Loss
...railty inolder people. "Laboratory studies by our team
and others have shown that CR canreduce the rate o... age in some human muscles. Weindruch and Aiken's team
also focused on another potential playerin the aging process: deletions in the mitochondrial genome,...
Cricket And Chemistry Combine To Provide New Understanding Of How Fats Work
...particular enzymes on various fats. The research team
is using a novel Nuclear Magnetic Resonance approach to tag or label the point at which one of the chains or stumps connects with the "bails" of the fat. This allows them to monitor the difference in effect of enzymes on the two different stumps. ...
Scientists Bridge Gap In Cell Communication
...ent of other critical tissues, has been found by a team
of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The discovery, reported today (July 17) in the British scientific journal Nature, while fundamental in nature, is important because it adds an essential strand of information to scient...
Stopping "Cellular Suicide" Could Boost Production In Biotech Labs
... JohnsHopkins School of Public Health . Hardwick's team
ismapping out the genetic path that a cell follows towardself-destruction. Inhis own biotech lab, Betenbaugh uses these findings to figure outthe best wayto block the cell's progress along this path. "There is a point of no return as the cell goes th...
Jefferson Scientists Discover Mechanism Of Viral Link To Disease Commonly Associated With Asbestos
...st 3 issue of Nature Medicine , Dr. Giordano's team
found that simian virus 40 (SV40), a DNA tumor vir... with Rb family proteins, Dr. Giordanos team
is pursuing research that may lead to new treatments for mesothelioma and lung cancer. The tea...
Fighting Wheat Scab In New York State
...lling disease under field conditions. The research team
will test biocontrol strains in field plots in New York in 1998. "Biological control may become an important component in controlling wheat scab and other cereal diseases, while at the same time increasing the quality of wheat grain for human consum...
CSIRO Discovery Fights Cell Ageing
...ases they immediately become senescent. The CSIRO team
also found that Beta Alistine' helps to prevent cr...alities of Beta Alistine'demonstrated by the CSIRO team
and other scientists made it a highly desirableagent to include in skin care formulations. "In the ...
Second Look Acquits Gene Of Role In Breast Cancer
... In this month's Cancer Research, the Hopkins team
says TSG101 wasconsistently normaland undamaged in human breast cancer cells. The cells could not correctly"read" TSG101, butresearchers said the same mistake occurs in normal cells and is unlikely to helpcreate cancer. "This may be just anothe...
Resistance To Leptin Contributes To Obesity
...rying degrees of insensitivityto the protein. The team
examined the effect of leptin given during a30-day period as infusions either into the fat tissue under the skin ordirectly into the fluid that bathes the brain and spinal column. Thisinnovative technique, called ICV infusion, was developed by coaut...
UW Smogmobile Offers Cleaner, Safer Alternative To Gas Or Electric Cars
...air pollution. But the vehicle developed by the UW team
almost lives up to its name. Running on liquid nitrogen, the <A HREF="http://www.aa.washington.edu/AERP/CRYOCAR/">smogmobile generates no harmful emissions and actually creates an opportunity for pollutants to be removed from the air as its ...
Gene Shears In Cutting Edge Anti-Aids Trial
...ti-HIV ribozyme survive in the body. The research team
hopes that the Gene Shears ribozyme will not only protectwhite blood cells equipped with it, but will also prevent more HIV beingproduced by infected cells before it can invade healthy cells. The clinical trial uses a harmless virus as a "taxi" to ...
Huntington's Disease Findings Pave Way For Potential Cure
...eBates and Davies group and a second international team
of investigators havenow, nearly 20 years later, explained what the Columbia researchers found. Usingnew "transgenic" mice developed by Dr. Bates to contain a disease-causingfragment of the human HD gene, the researchers saw in the nucleus of each m...
Scientists Discover How Genes Work Together To Control Neural Development
...hat they independently made the samediscovery. One team
is led by Zhi-ChunLai , assistant professor of bi...ty of Pittsburgh. The leader of the other research team
isGerald M. Rubin, of the University of California at Berkeley. The researchis expected to contribut...
Penn State Researchers Study Used Mushroom Compost
University Park, Pa. -- A team
of Penn State researchers will study mushroomsubstrate, the medium in which commercial mushrooms are grown, with an eyetoward the best recycling method. The Pennsylvania mushroom industry, the nation's leading producer ofcommercial button mu...
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