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Features of replication suggest viruses have common themes, vulnerabilities

... cause important human diseases such as AIDS, SARS and hepatitis C - have features in common that could e...n viral theme that may be vulnerable to disruption and could lead to the development of drugs to treat many different kinds of viral infections, much like ...

Newly created cancer stem cells could aid breast cancer research

...ch cancer cell in the tumor plays a specific role, and just a fraction of the cells serve as queens, poss...y to maintain themselves in an unspecialized state and seed new tumors. These cells can also divide and produce the worker cells that form the bulk of the ...

Doernbecher Children's Hospital scientist earns coveted Javits award

...igator Award from theNational Institute on Disease and Stroke (NINDS) for his pioneering workin the cellular and molecular cause(s) of brain injury in prematureinfants. NINDS is a branch of the National Institutes...

Gene regulation, not just genes, is what sets humans apart

...M, N.C. -- The striking differences between humans and chimps arent so much in the genes we have, which a...two major traits that set humans apart from chimps and other primates those involving brains and diet gene regulation, the complex cross-talk that govern...

MIT creates 3-D images of living cell

...f MIT's George R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory and a professor of physics. Accomplishing this has been my dream, and a goal of our laboratory, for several years, said Feld, senior author of the paper. For the first ti...

Risk of common vaginal infection linked to preterm birth appears higher for blacks

... of the Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology in Boston. When a pregnant woman has ....R., assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. And now we can say that ga...

UK scientists working to help cut ID theft

...project will ensure that future testing procedures and facilities meet the needs of systems users and developers, building confidence in this growing industry. Biometric recognition systems measure un...

Green tea boosts production of detox enzymes, rendering cancerous chemicals harmless

...the bodys defense against cancer-causing chemicals and other toxins, according to the studys lead investi... convert known carcinogens to non-toxic chemicals, and studies have shown a correlation between deficient expression of these enzymes and increased risk of...

Does the desire to consume alcohol and tobacco come from our genetic makeup?

Austin, TX Alcohol and smoking can be harmful, if not deadly. While the d...e. The etiology of these desires is multifactorial and a result of complex interactions with the environment. Adoption and twin studies have shown that the...

High blood pressure, low energy -- a recipe for heart failure

...rt failure. But some don't. Daniel P. Kelly, M.D., and colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and other institutions are trying to figure out what could explain that difference. Their latest resear...

X-ray images help explain limits to insect body size

...dvanced Photon Source (APS), Midwestern University and Arizona State University wanted to study how beetl...ssageways that lead from the body core to the head and to the legs. They reasoned that these orifices may be bottlenecks for tracheal tubes, limiting how m...

New, more direct pathways from outside the cell-to-cell nuclei discovered

... pathway exists between material outside of a cell and the cell nucleus. (The cell is the smallest metabo...This occurs through processes known as endocytosis and phagocytosis, in which extracellular material is captured by a pinched-in segment of the cell membra...

Abnormal fat metabolism underlies heart problems in diabetic patients

...rdiovascular complications occur at an earlier age and often result in premature death, making heart dise...lar components that generate energy for the heart, and their latest research shows this happens at the very earliest stages of diabetes. "Diabetic hearts ...

Circadian clock controls plant growth hormone

...rowth to take advantage of resources such as light and water, and suggests that many other processes may be influenced by circadian rhythms. Auxin tells shoots to g...

Scientists show that mitochondrial DNA variants are linked to risk factors for type 2 diabetes

...e Control, 7% of the U.S. population has diabetes, and 90-95% of those cases are classified as type 2 dia...iabetes is caused by external factors such as diet and exercise, and is influenced by several genes. While most of the genes known to be involved in diabe...

New system of wastewater treatment could reduce the size of treatment plants by half

...s the size of treatment plants (by more than half) and it minimizes the resulting mud production. Jos M...or Technical Engineering School of Roads, Channels and Ports of the UGR . Research of Prof. Poyatos is particularly interesting if the current global drou...

New textbook illuminates the close links between evolutionary and molecular biology

...ion , combines the contemporary fields of genetics and molecular biology with traditional evolutionary th...ed toward all biologists seeking a clear, current, and comprehensive account of evolutionary principles and processes. It is a new and innovative choice of...

Swarming starlings help probe plasma, crowds and stock market

...icks Physics Departments Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics have found a powerful technique tha... form in everything from plasma in the solar wind and fusion reactors, to crowds of people, or flocks of birds. The technique could even be used to find...

ESF EURYI award winner aims to stop cancer cells reading their own DNA

...sponsored by the European Science Foundation (ESF) and the European Heads of Research Councils (EuroHORCS). Dekker and her team are trying to stop tumor development by interfering with the molecular motors that copy DNA...

Smokeless tobacco more effective than cigarettes for delivering dangerous carcinogens into the body

... users suck on by slipping it between their cheeks and gums. In a study comparing 182 oral snuff users w...r as well as cancers of the pancreas, nasal mucosa and liver in laboratory animals. Smokeless tobacco products have been proposed by some as safer alte...

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