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...gi/content/full/115/2/221 . Rab27a helps cells spit
out insulin in response to glucose Patients with type 2 diabetes have impaired insulin secretion in response to glucose. Normally, insulin is stored in vesicles inside pancreatic b cells and upon vesicle transportation to the cell surface and membr...
When cobras spit, there's not a dry eye in the house
...g a high-speed video camera. "The snakes really do spit
only at moving faces," was her first finding; "mov...f would like to scotch one prejudice: "Cobras only spit
when they feel threatened, not to kill their prey," he says; "anything else is a myth." They kill th...
'Blips' in HIV treatment are not cause for alarm
..." he said. "This stable reservoir will continue to spit
out low levels of virus. This is a likely source of low levels of virus in the blood, rather than ongoing viral replication, which might lead to drug resistance." To confirm their hypotheses, they tested the viral levels in 10 patients every 2-3 day...
Forsyth scientists find three bacteria associated with oral cancer
...r adults are also at risk--especially if they chew spit
tobacco or smoke and also consume alcohol. Individuals with no known risk factors may also develop oral cancer. "Therefore, all adults should be examined every year," Mager said. Future research The scientists plan future research to reproduce the...
New Down syndrome gene identified by Stanford/Packard scientists
...ts neighbor and awaits a response to its molecular spit
wads. The target cell fires back such molecules as nerve growth factor, or NGF. The NGF is engulfed by the membrane of the instigator cell and is shuttled to the cell body in a process called retrograde transport. Once there it acts on the nucleus to...
Bacterial response to oxidation studied as toxin barometer
... electrons. Gram negative heterotrophic bacteria spit
potassium in the presence of oxidative stress, said Nancy Love, a professor in civil and environmental engineering and an adjunct in biology at Virginia Tech. More like sweat potassium, said Kaoru Ikuma of Nishinomiya, Japan, an environmental engi...
Computer graphics spills from milk to medicine
... and protein you want in your milk, the model will spit
out the information you need to create a life-like milk image by determining how light will interact with your specified ratio of milk fats and proteins. Similarly, if you specify the concentration of algae and different minerals in a sample of ocean...