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Experimental drug shown to block mutant protein causing blood disease

...reating MPD, as well as other diseases and cancers where mutant FGFR1 is the culprit. These include human skeletal disorders such as Pfeiffer syndrome, which causes misshapen skull, face, fingers and toes, breast and pancreatic cancers, and brain tumors....

UAF scientists discover new marine habitat in Alaska

...ing rhodoliths around the world, debate centers on where P. calcareum originated. Riosmena-Rodriguez says the species may have actually originated in Alaska waters. More research on the species' evolutionary history is needed to be sure. The other rhodolith specimen collected by Konar and Iken is p...

Binocular rivalry: Fulfilling visual expectations

...mitted to the earliest level of the visual cortex, where signals from the two eyes first interact. Even if our expectations can affect what we see, vision is still our most valuable asset for sensing the world around us. However, we would do well to remember that the view it provides us might be rath...

Study reveals why eyes in some paintings seem to follow viewers

...ayed seem to follow you around the room, no matter where you go. People have described the effect as creepy or eerie, and some have thought it supernatural. But now researchers have demonstrated the very natural cause for this visual effect. All it takes for the effect to work is to have the person in the ...

'Fossil genes' reveal how life sheds form and function

...enes, according to Hittinger, are "full of holes," where numerous DNA bases - the building blocks of all genes - have been edited out through mutation to terminate the physiological message they were responsible for transmitting along the pathway. "Genes become fossilized if there is no use for them," says...

Green, leafy spinach may soon power cellphones and laptops

...appear naturally in the organism. Here's where peptides come in. The 80,000-plus kinds of proteins in our body, when in fragments called peptides, transform themselves like tiny LEGOs TM into millions of substances. Shuguang Zhang, associate director of MIT's Center for Biomedical Engineering, d...

ORNL's Delmau joins Technology Review's list of top young innovators

... United States first as a student in 1992 at ORNL, where she continued her work with nuclear waste treatment technologies during one fall and two summer terms. Delmau joined ORNL's research staff in 2000 following a postdoctoral research appointment. She was instrumental in the development of a selecte...

Wastewater could treat itself, power city

...e in the future. "We're moving towards a future where we see our wastewaters and other wastes as resources," says Bagley. "If electricity costs go up, like they have in places like California, this could be a cost-effective and renewable energy source." ...

New anti-inflammatory strategy for cancer therapy identified by UCSD researchers

...t were absent in the tumors formed by cancer cells where NF-kB was inhibited. While NF-kB is known to c... was further illustrated in additional experiments where a neutralizing anti-TRAIL antibody was injected into the mice following the LPS challenge. The resu...

Genes expose secrets of sex on the side

... paternal ancestor would be the same age no matter where the UA researchers looked. Instead, the age of men's common ancestor differs between the southern African, Mongolian and Papua New Guinean populations studied. The finding tends to rule out some global beneficial mutation as the reason Y-chromosome D...

Researchers develop fast track way to discover how cells are regulated

...nal approaches to predict, based on probabilities, where in the genome a particular regulatory sequence might be found. With co-authors Wanyuan Ao, Ph.D.; Jeb Gaudet, Ph.D.; James Kent, Ph.D.; and Srikanth Mattumu, Mango searched C. elegans's genome to find certain "punctuation marks" in the code that migh...

Popular Science announces Third Annual 'Brilliant 10'

...akes comfort in the abstract realm of mathematics, where all facts stem from provable universal laws. Her s...predict future ones. His research reveals an Earth where ice sheets can melt more--raising sea levels faster--than anyone previously imagined. Brian Enqui...

Information system to help scientists analyze mechanisms of social behavior

...hey live in the equivalent of an urban environment where much of their social behavior is in response to en...ce, the generation of the Net beyond the Internet, where all the world's knowledge can be easily analyzed across many sources."...

Washington University in St. Louis leads group studying aging process

...ke multi-cellular plants and functioned in a world where the oxygen level of the biosphere was much less than it is today. Over its very long life span, cyanobacteria has evolved a system to survive a gradually increasing oxidizing environment, which is why Pakrasi and his group want to study the organism...

JCI table of contents September 15, 2004

... The strategy makes use of cell-fusion experiments where cells from different patients are fused and the au...ng a cardiomyocyte-restricted b-gal reporter gene, where histology demonstrated a small portion of myocytes expressed both donor- and host-derived transgenes...

9/11 search-and-rescue dogs exhibit few effects from exposure to disaster sites

...nd the Fresh Kills Landfill site on Staten Island, where debris from the World Trade Center was further searched. "Overall, the lack of clear adverse medical or behavioral effects among the 9/11 dogs is heartening, both for the animals and the human rescue workers," said lead researcher Cynthia M. ...

Human chromosome 5 final sequence analysis released to public

...nducted by our scientists of the vast gene deserts where it was thought there was little of value have shown that these regions, conserved across many mammals, actually have powerful regulatory influence." These gene-free stretches were previously considered "junk DNA," but in recent years those seemingly ...

Venn diagram tactics to vet complex disease

... The strategy makes use of cell-fusion experiments where cells from different patients are fused and the authors ask whether the fused cells are no longer defective -- this means the cells can complement one another. If the fused cells complement each other, this means that the original cells had mutation...

Protein is key to fatal disorder and normal cell function

...ave found. The Duke study is the first to identify where the cln3 protein resides in human brain cells and ...d in the transport of vital lipids from the Golgi, where they are made, to where they are needed -- for example, at the cell surface," Boustany said. One of ...

Hardy buoys: Texas A&M project predicts oil spill movements

...e and other data that allows to accurately predict where a spill is headed and when it will present a probl...hers and government agencies to project accurately where a spill is headed. In all, nine buoys are used in the TABS project, stretching from near Sabine Pass...

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