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Don't care for broccoli? A receptor gene's variation suggests an evolutionary excuse

...a, and horseradish. Though iodine supplementation aids significantly in ameliorating thyroid problems in low-iodine areas, the researchers note that over 1 billion people worldwide are at risk, in principle, for thyroid insufficiency--this reflects the likelihood that strong selective pressures in the pa...

BGSU biologist trying to crack microscopic code

...e of proteins, especially the ones whose "talking" aids and abets disease. "Proteins interact; they 'talk' to each other," the associate professor says. "It's how they know what to do, and it's how most of the things that need to happen for living organisms get done." Over the past three years he has...

VBI, EML Research launch simulation software for modeling biochemical, systems biology networks

...ch to deliver an open-source software package that aids in the understanding of cellular and molecular behavior and which facilitates the quantitative interpretation of modern experiments. COPASI is the culmination of six years of intense development work to deliver a package that meets the real needs of ...

Ritalin packs punch by elevating norepinephrine, suppressing nerve signal transmissions

...l of Neurophysiology helps explain how a stimulant aids people with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders to improve their focus without increasing their motor activity. Methylphenidate, prescribed under the brand name Ritalin, has been used for more than 20 years, mostly in children, to treat att...

Whale bubble nets, saxophone sounds, ultrasonic laser

...wind noise picked up by the microphones in hearing aids (5aSP4). In work that might be useful for detecting individuals in homeland security applications, Alexander Ekimov of the National Center for Physical Acoustics at the University of Mississippi ( aekimov@olemiss.edu ) will present a system for ident...

Friedemann Schrenk receives the 2006 Communicator Award

...dition to making use of the educational and visual aids this also boosts contact and interaction between European and African schools. The award panel recognised Friedemann Schrenk's long-term, uninterrupted and wide-ranging endeavours to communicate his research to the general public. Not only is he ent...

Equivalent of 2-4 drinks daily fuels blood vessel growth, encourages cancer tumors in mice

..., helps organ tissues grow. Unfortunately, it also aids tumors grow by helping them develop a system of blood vessels. Without these blood vessels, cancer cells that form small tumors would quickly die. The vast majority of tumors result from over expressed VEGF, Gu explained. "Every day, we produce a lot...

Plants give pests sock in the gut

... a membrane that lines the gut of most insects and aids digestion. It also protects the insects from being invaded by microorganisms and parasites through the food they eat. At the heart of the matrix is a protein called the insect intestinal mucin, or IIM. It is very similar to the mucus layer in anima...

Ironman study redefines fine-tuned: Balance training time with blood pressure variability

...pathetic nervous system. Low sympathetic activity aids recovery exactly the opposite of what's expected "What Gratze and Skrabal demonstrate is that despite their relatively high amount of weekly training, the fast finishers somehow maintain a relatively low level of sympathetic tone, or activity level...

Scientist named first Ruth Patrick Chair in Environmental Science

...vers and streams and devised a sensitive tool that aids in the detection of water pollution by measuring populations of diatoms....

DOE Joint Genome Institute issues new call for large-scale sequencing proposals

...spheric nitrogen and converting it to ammonia--and aids plant carbon dioxide fixation. Among the dozens of CSP projects already completed or currently underway include: Prochlorococcus, a marine phytoplankton that plays a critical role in regulating the dynamics of the global carbon cycle, responsible ...

Researchers uncover remarkable developmental pathway

...consists of a gradient of regulatory proteins that aids in organizing the differentiation of embryonic cells and gives an organism its overall shape. Although researchers had known that morphogenetic fields were responsible for the embryo's remarkable resiliency, very little was understood about how they ...

Russian River coho recovery project seeing first hopeful signs of success

...nd NOAA Fisheries. The Sonoma County Water Agency aids in the monitoring efforts led by UCCE and Sea Grant. Other partners include the University of California's Bodega Marine Laboratory, Point Reyes National Seashore, Americorps Watershed Stewards Project, Russian River Watershed Council, Trout Unlimit...

UF researchers kill resistant bugs one bandage at a time

... The coating also does what it was created to do - aids healing, Schultz said. When added to gauze, it makes the material superabsorbent, pulling excess moisture away from the sore. And its microbicidal properties keep bacteria from growing in the wound and protect it from infections. Bacteria in a wound ...

U Iowa researchers prevent hereditary deafness in mice

...or people who have hearing loss other than hearing aids or cochlear implants." The gene-silencing technique used by the UI team is called RNA interference (RNAi) and works specifically against genetic conditions caused by a so-called dominant negative mechanism -- when a single copy of the mutant gene is ...

Wiley to publish new edition of Textbook of Biochemistry in November 2005

...agement and grading tools for professors, teaching aids such as powerpoint slides and animations, a test bank, and for students a full, interactive version of the text linking the questions to the explanation within the text, supplementary questions, and animations to assist with understanding the concept...

Holographic movies show promise for medical, military applications

...ossible medical applications include visualization aids for training surgeons, measuring teeth and bone development, and viewing the possible results of plastic surgery before it's actually done. Dr. Garner's laboratory focuses on building new platform technologies and new techniques that are then applied...

Hydroxycitric acid slows glucose uptake, cuts insulin peaks/valleys a la South Beach Diet

...rin, and is a featured ingredient in such dietetic aids as Herbalife's "Snack Defense" tablets. A group of Dutch researchers went back to basics and studied how and if HCA affects glucose absorption, a key component of metabolism. The study, entitled "Hydroxycitric acid delays intestinal glucose absorptio...

New tool reveals secrets of migrating cells

...mmitting them to be either a helper T cell - which aids other immune cells in fighting infections - or a killer T cell that seeks and destroys cells infected with virus. On the other hand, uncommitted or immature T cells, what they call meanderers, wander slowly and apparently randomly around the outer la...

JCI table of contents May 2, 2005

...broproliferation in airway fibrosis" and that this aids in the potential design of therapies that can halt BOS. TITLE: Vascular remodeling during the pathogenesis of broncholitis obliterans syndrome: the role of CXCR2/CXCR2 ligands AUTHOR CONTACT: John Belperio University of California Los Angele...

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