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MIT, BU team builds viruses to combat harmful 'biofilms'
... phages in sewage that meet both criteria because, among
other things, they carry enzymes capable of degrading a biofilm's extracellular matrix. This discovery led Lu and Collins to consider engineering phages to carry enzymes with similar capabilities. Why" Finding a good naturally occurring combinatio...
Global community listens to TAU genetic researcher at EU Conference on Hearing Loss
...derstanding the high incidence of genetic deafness among
Palestinian children. Most recently, Prof. Avrah...kind of hearing impairment, a figure rising to 40% among
those 75 and older. The costs of managing hearing loss are considerable in terms of physical, social...
Penn researchers discover how microRNAs control protein synthesis
...nteraction between miRNA and Ago2. Ago2 stands out among
the four mammalian Ago proteins since it is the only Ago protein able to mediate RNA interference by inhibiting gene expression. Under normal conditions, the initiation of protein synthesis is kicked off when a protein called eIF4E binds to the fro...
U-M, Israeli scientists report major advance in search for genes associated with colon cancer
...s, and by evaluating the incidence of colon cancer among
the immediate family members of colon cancer patie... links. The fact that these studies were performed among
other populations around the world suggests that this one genetic marker is highly influential acros...
Rapid evolution of defense genes in plants may produce hybrid incompatibility
...as a population of individuals that can interbreed among
each other freely, but not with members of other s...ir survey of 900 first generation hybrid offspring among
293 strains of thale cress, Bomblies and Detlef found that 2% of the offspring were severely defecti...
Highlights from the July 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...ake of vitamin D, calcium and magnesium is greater among
African-American girls. The researchers speculat...decreases), and this tendency (is) more pronounced among
African-American girls. Food and nutrition professionals should focus their counseling efforts on im...
UF scientists work to develop simple bladder cancer test
...who dont have any symptoms. Bladder cancer ranks among
the five most common malignancies. The American Ca...rimental Carcinogenesis. In addition, interactions among
specific proteins could lead to the development of effective therapy of bladder cancer, a major caus...
Sea anemone genome provides new view of our multi-celled ancestors
...genes of flies and worms also have been jumbled up among
the chromosomes, making it hard to track genes thr...are involved, to a large degree, with conversation among
cells. "In the early animals, cells figured out how to talk to each other and coordinate their activ...
MU researchers make discovery in molecular mechanics of phototropism
... more biomass or have increased drought tolerance, among
other things. For example, we could use this information to optimize plants ability to capture light for photosynthesis, which would result in more energy capture and thus growth, or potentially agronomically useful biomass, Liscum said. Liscum and...
From the corner of the eye: Paying attention to attention
...s to be much more reliable. "By distinguishing among
the different neural elements that make up the cortical circuit, we are gaining a view of the biological underpinnings of attention that is unprecedented in its level of detail," says post-doctoral researcher Jude Mitchell, Ph.D., lead author on the ...
Soil particles found to boost prion's capacity to infect
...e binding of the montmorillonite to be the highest among
the minerals we examined. However, we were surprised by the strength of the binding," notes Joel Pedersen, a UW-Madison professor of soil science who helped direct the new study. The Wisconsin team also looked at the ability of the prion to bind t...
University of Cincinnati receives $1.7M to research molecular treatment of brain injury
... injury, the leading cause of death and disability among
people aged 16 to 45. One of my goals, says Strauss, a research associate professor of neurosurgery at UC and director of the Mayfield Neurotrauma Research Lab, is to develop therapies for traumatic brain injury, a condition for which there is no e...
Science earns top honor from Spain's Crown Prince
...n extraterrestrial impact killed the dinosaurs are among
the historic advances that debuted on the journal'...l science journal whose articles consistently rank among
the world's most often cited research reports, as monitored by the Institute for Scientific Informat...
New 'asthma gene' could lead to new therapies
...the United Kingdom. Its prevalence differs widely among
different geographic areas. To account for the environmental factors associated with the disease, researchers structured their investigation to ensure that cases of childhood asthma were matched to children without disease from the same geographic...
Common environmental chemicals in diet affect fetal ovarian development
...ld animals. Fertility also appears to be declining among
humans and there has also been a rise in reproductive defects observed in newborn babies. Until now, most studies have looked at a short-lived exposure to high doses of single compounds, and have usually done so in mice and rats. Dr. Fowler and hi...
Researchers identify genetic mutation that may alter tumor cell proliferation
...he journal Nature. The PI3-Kinase/AKT pathway is among
the most commonly activated cellular pathways in human cancers and members of this pathway are among
the most frequently targeted for new cancer drug discovery efforts. Activation of this pathway resul...
Gene variations directly link inflammation to an increased risk for lung cancer
...r. The effect of these genes is especially strong among
heavy smokers, suggesting that the inflammatory re...tly in patients with lung cancer -- and especially among
heavy smokers. The effect was most profound in polymorphisms in IL1B, which is central to the infla...
Consumption of small amounts of dark chocolate associated with reduction in blood pressure
...remained unchanged throughout the treatment period among
those in the white chocolate group. Dark chocolate consumption resulted in the short-term appearance of cocoa phenols in plasma and increased vasodilatory S-nitrosoglutathione. There was no change in plasma biomarkers in the white chocolate group. ...
Male or female factor infertility -- men suffer just the same
...vironment. Given the level of suffering we found among
men, it is important to continue to research into their needs....
Wolves of Alaska became extinct 12,000 years ago, scientists report
...nto prey when there was much competition and theft among
carnivores, forcing them to eat quickly, said Van Valkenburgh, who won a UCLA distinguished teaching award in June. They were probably living at such high densities that we have difficulty even imagining, with frequent encounters between carnivores. ...
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