Tag: "understanding" at biology news
Brain Protein "Rescues" Neurons From Atrophy
...esearch that could have a profound impact on basic understanding
of brain development and of learning and memory, a...ording to Lo and Katz, future research will aim at understanding
in detail the complex machinery by which brain cells produce neurotrophins and translate the chemica...
Bacterial Toxin Surprises Scientists
...researchers hope they will improve general understanding
of the critical interactions between proteins and membranes. Please acknowledge partial funding for this work from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a component of the National Institutes of Health ...
Gene-Altered Mouse May Provide New Insights To Parkinson's Disease, Substance Abuse And Schizophrenia
...actical benefit. This discovery maywell change our understanding
of the nature of addiction and lead to newtreatmen...phetamine high. This information should providenew understanding
of the mechanism of amphetamine drugs and new strategiesfor treating amphetamine addiction." Beside...
New Cancer Switch Discovered By Duke Medical Center Pharmacologists
... and Cellular Biology, the scientists reported new understanding
of how cancer cells acquire the ability to avoid the natural death, called "apoptosis," that normal cells experience. Such capability allows cancer cells to survive chemotherapy treatments that would kill normal cells. Reporting the findings are assi...
Second Breast Cancer Gene Located
...rs. "Although important in increasing our understanding
of breast cancer,there are still crucial parts of the jigsaw left to piece together,"said Gordon McVie, scientific director of the Cancer Research Campaign inthe United Kingdom. "Next, we will go on to examine both the functionof the gene and the co...
Duke Researchers Discover Candidate Susceptibility Gene For Autoimmune Disease
...le of how research in one area canoften lead to an understanding
in an apparently unrelated field," Blackshearsaid. "We were studying factors in the body that are influenced byinsulin, which regulates sugar levels in the bloodstream, and instead, discovereda gene that appears to regulate the inflammatory response....
From Corn Rootworms To Art, Cornell's Reactor Is At The Core
...on beam, each layer became visible. The goal: an understanding
of the most common modern pigments so a more infor... in support of a two-phase flow model important in understanding
the potential for severe accidents in nuclear reactors....
Race Plus Roaches: A Breathtaking Link
...ation to perform further studies that better their understanding
of the root causes of cockroach allergen. The study was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID). Other researchers include Sampson B. Sarpong, M.D., Robert G. Hamilton, Ph.D., and N. Franklin Adkinson, Jr., M.D....
Cornell Researchers Precisely Date Wood From Ancient Tomb In Turkey
... Turkey, a finding that has major implications for understanding
the history of the Greeks, Egyptians and other anc...ht them considerably closer and will enhance their understanding
of the relationship between pivotal cultural events of the past and present. "Often the different da...
Core Spins Faster Than Earth, Scientists Find
...uly 18 in the journal Nature ,will likely advance understanding
of how the Earth's magneticfield is created and why it reverses periodically; how heat flowsthrough the planet, and how the Earth's multi-layered interiorhas evolved. Theinner core rotates in the same direction as the Earth and slightlyfaster, compl...
Florida Researchers Discover Gene For Fatal Childhood Disease
...w we can design a diagnostic test. Andhopefully by understanding
the gene we can forge better treatments forChediak...cancer patients, Kingsmore added. A better understanding
of the gene's role in the spread of cancercould lead to new medications or treatments for all cancer...
Bark Beetle Infestation Spurs Multifaceted Study
...station near Lake Tahoe, Nev.,may lead to a better understanding
of pre-European contact forest ecologyand shed lig...es of the logs in cabins and thetree stumps." An understanding
of what the forest was like before European settlement,during logging and how it grew back afterward...
Harvard, Duke Researchers Discover 'Off-switch' Inside Human Cells
...he signaling processes,we have a long way to go in understanding
exactly how it functions,"Casey said. "When we understand that, we will be in a better positionto design selective and specific inhibitors or enhancers of the process."...
Major Plant Genome Research Project Underway
...cause plants are vital to our existence, increased understanding
of the biology of plants will impact every facet of our lives, from agriculture, to energy, to the environment, to health," says Clutter. In 1990, the Multinational Coordinated Arabidopsis thaliana Genome Research Project was launched by an...
New Software Provides Quick Analysis of ion-Channel Activity
... the body's organs, including the brain, is key to understanding
normal physiology. It also is critical to understanding
various genetic diseases, including cystic fibrosis, as well as some neuromuscular disorders and som...
Northwestern Scientists Discover How Herpes Simplex Virus Infects Cells
...es lymphocytestakes researchers one step closer to understanding
how recurrent herpeticdisease can occur in persons with normal immune systems and will lead todevelopment of new classes of antiviral drugs," said Patricia G. Spear, whoheads the laboratory at Northwestern where the discovery was made. Spear isthe Gu...
Study Examines How Mechanisms Evolve To Regulate Bee Development
...inentomology. Honey-bee scientists have a general understanding
of how the level of juvenilehormone affects the well-known division of labor among worker honey bees,which plays a key role in the ecological success of the species. This project, however, looked specifically at how juvenile hormone affectsthe behav...
Bacterial Protein Structure Hints At Mechanism Of A Class Of Premature Aging Diseases
...tyMedical Center have determined the first step in understanding
how a newclass of genetic flaws may translate into...stem andthen finding a mutant protein will lead to understanding
of the diseaseprocess involving helicase proteins," Bastia said. "And this understandingmay eventual...
Optical Microscopy Shines Light On Biology
...f you can understand that, it can lead to a better understanding
of how protein changes affect biological processes." By studying a single molecule, "we can examine how the molecule moves very precisely," he said. "For us, we plan to use this to watch a single protein ion channel open and close." The near-field sc...
Environmental Impact Statements Need To Be Made Easier To Decipher
... of "before and after"visuals increased individual understanding
dramatically in a subsequentstudy. "When citizens...understand opens itself to lawsuits." To test the understanding
level of an EIS -- a document supposedly writtenat a 10th-grade reading level -- U. of I. researcher...
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