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NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute

... be expensive and time-consuming, the team is also looking at a technology that Chang and others have been developing called in vitro expression. In vitro expression does not use a cell at all, but basically takes all the components of a cell that make up the protein expression machinery -- such as the genes...

A treatment, not a cure: Calcium silicate neutralizes an acidic stream

...e the study's findings are useful to land managers looking for new methods of temporarily neutralizing acid streams, Likens is quick to comment that, "Manually adding buffering agents to acidic streams will never solve the acid rain problem. At most, it is a way to buy time until the real solution emerges-- ...

Pine cones lead to a fundamental change in clothing

...We've drawn upon nature to come up with an idea by looking at how pine cones react to lack of moisture by opening up," The design is being carried out by Veronika Kapsali, who is studying for her PhD in design at the London College of Fashion, part of the University of Arts London. "It's be...

Intelligent clothing inspired by pine cones

...We've drawn upon nature to come up with an idea by looking at how pine cones react to lack of moisture by opening up," The design is being carried out by Veronika Kapsali, who is studying for her PhD in design at the London College of Fashion, part of the University of Arts London. "It's been great fun worki...

Protein energy profiles offer clues about amyloids

... colleagues study the image like a mountain range, looking for low-lying valleys -- reduced energy states where the protein is most likely to become sidetracked before it can finish folding into its proper shape. Ultimately, Clementi hopes the technique will be refined and used to catalog the folding energie...

Most promising clinical uses for stem cells from fat agreed on by international society

... attack or bone injury, for example, while results looking at other uses are still quite preliminary. There are currently no human trials in the United States evaluating the potential of stem cells derived from fat, but in reaching consensus on the most promising clinical applications, those attending the...

Biologists ID molecular block for social 'cheaters'

...lts of the experiment. One of those tests involved looking for a marker gene expressed only in prestalk cells. Using this marker gene, they determined that many cells in the spores were wild type cells that were initially tagged to become stalk cells. These cells underwent a late-stage developmental about-fa...

Interactive health information system to detect Japanese encephalitis in Asia

...l treatment. "We are eagerly looking forward to seeing the Voxiva system put into effect. It should greatly facilitate our work, " said, Dr. Mastan Rao, Director of Health in Andhra Pradesh.Rao noted that the PATH project should help health workers to share information more efficiently...

Bugs in the gut could play key role in understanding human disease and drug toxicity

... model for testing the body's response to disease, looking at how the microbes in the gut interact with each other, mammalian genes and other environmental factors to understand why some drugs work well in some people but not others. Professor Nicholson adds: "Understanding the man-microbe interaction is li...

Is more better: Counting birds may only tell part of the story

... Boulder) reviewed studies from the past 20 years, looking at whether a large number of birds in an area meant the birds would successfully reproduce and survive. Their study was inspired by an article written by Beatrice Van Horn in 1983, where she initially suggested that density could be a misleading in...

World's top theoretical physicists converge to consider 'future of physics'

...at Michael was right," said Gross. "Now it's like looking out portholes at the sea--each view framed differently." Bildsten recommends looking at the hexagonal tower from the outside at night. He describes the sight as "magical. That's when ...

Cells in retina found to behave like soap bubbles

...ns were possible, but always the same three. "By looking at one exquisitely structured tissue in one species, we discovered how the cells order themselves," said Carthew, who with Hayashi has been studying the form and function of the retina for years. "This experiment illustrates the importance of mathema...

Touching research: How white blood cells navigate

... human body in about one minute, always on patrol, looking for invaders. When they see an intruder, they call in reinforcements, pursue and destroy but only in partnership with the blood vessel lining, which gives the cells access to tissue, like a police officer who clears the way for other officers to pur...

INEEL uses extremophile bacteria to ease bleaching's environmental cost

...ot to be a place this can be used,' and we started looking around. We found the answer in industrial bleaching." Still puzzling to Thompson, however, is why the extremozyme survives alkaline waters better than its mammalian counterparts do. Its long life in high-temperature wastewater can be traced back to T...

Time-lapse movies show brain cells move like a two-stroke engine

...ten. "These experiments illustrate that we've been looking in the wrong place. Adhesion is necessary, but not sufficient for neuronal migration." In humans, the migration of young neurons to the brain's cerebellar cortex, which controls movement and balance, continues until a child reaches the age of two. Se...

Perceptual decision-making hub pinpointed in human brain

...ront of the brain makes the call on whether you're looking at a face or a house and likely many other things... it takes the brain longer to figure out what it's looking at when an image is very blurred or obscured like trying to recognize people standing on a street c...

Researchers find protein that makes long-term memory possible

...ewly-synthesized protein that scientists have been looking for that underlies L-LTP and long-term memory. In the next series of experiments, the NICHD researchers tested hippocampal slices from the brain tissue of mice that were genetically incapable of producing the chemicals needed to manufacture mBDNF...

Identifying genes that contribute to a low level of response to alcohol

...s genetically influenced. For researchers who are looking for genes, I can say 'let me save you some time,' because we have spent hundreds of hours reviewing the literature to try to find genes that might be contributing to the low response to alcohol in organisms, including humans." "We are at the very b...

Normal cells in tumors may aid cancer growth

...umor development. The researchers are now looking for correlations between the stromal genetic damage seen in patients' tumors and how those tumors behave and respond to therapy. Other OSU researchers involved in this study were Koichi Fukino, a postdoctoral researcher; Lei Shen, assistant ...

Manipulation of epigenome turns off as many genes as it turns on

...ight have, but it's clear that when scientists are looking only at the agents' effects on a particular gene or a few particular genes, they aren't seeing the whole picture," says Andrew Feinberg, M.D., M.P.H., King Fahd Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins. Their report appears in the October issue of Canc...

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