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Biologists at Tufts University discover 1 reason why chromosomes break, often leading to cancer
...hly flexible DNA sequence that increases fragility and
stalls replication, which then causes the chromoso...sociate professor of biology at the School of Arts and
Sciences at Tufts University, and
doctoral student Haihua Zhang focused on one particular human comm...
Chickadee, nutchatch presence in conifers increases tree growth, says CU-Boulder study
Chickadees, nuthatches and
warblers foraging their way through forests have b...ved various species of beetles, caterpillars, ants and
aphids from tree branches, increasing the vigor of the trees, said study author Kailen Mooney. Moon...
New strategy for treating allergic disorders
...strategy for treating various kinds of auto-immune and
allergic disorders. VIB researchers associated wit...nted by VIB, ActoGeniX − a spin-off from VIB and
Ghent University − is already developing a variety of biopharmaceutical medicines for a range ...
Success or failure of antidepressant citalopram predicted by gene variation
...was small, but when people had both this variation and
one in a different gene shown to have a similarly ... medication takes weeks to exert its full effects, and
patients depression may worsen while they search for a medication that helps. Genetic studies, such ...
Coelacanth fossil sheds light on fin-to-limb evolution
...d, fills a shrinking evolutionary gap between fins and
limbs. University of Chicago scientists describe t..., Ph.D., associate professor of organismal biology and
anatomy at Chicago. According to the researchers, the fossils pattern is similar to the branching ...
Neurosciences and music meet in Montreal
...the success of previous meetings in Venice in 2002 and
Leipzig in 2005, the Fondazione Pierfranco e Luisa...S announces the third edition of the Neurosciences and
Music international conference which will be held in Montreal (Quebec, Canada) from June 26th to 28t...
A low expression of MX2 gene exists in the white blood cells of narcoleptics
...s from 12 patients with narcolepsy with cataplexy and
from 12 age- and
sex-matched healthy controls. The pooled samples were initially screened for candidate genes for na...
Marijuana component opens the door for virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma
... virus that causes Kaposis sarcoma to infect cells and
multiply, according to a team of researchers at Ha...ld be enough to facilitate infection of skin cells and
could even coax these cells into malignancy. While most people are not at risk from Kaposis sarco...
Altering a protein makes mice less fearful
...ight provide useful insight into anxiety disorders and
may even point the way to a new therapeutic target. For humans and
other animals, some fears seem to be, in large part, instinctive and
inborn rather than learned. For...
COX-2 inhibitors delay pancreatic cancer precursors in mice
...Hirshberg Laboratory of Pancreatic Cancer Research and
adjunct assistant professor at UCLA . Researche...r to cancer researchers. Studies of breast, colon, and
pancreatic cancers have led researchers to believe COX-2 plays a key role in the development and
Phase II study of therapeutic vaccine shows efficacy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer
...r Research, was designed to demonstrate the safety and
immunogenicity of the vaccine, called modified vac...ied virus enters cells, produces the tumor protein and
stimulates the immune system, said lead study author Richard Harrop, Ph.D., vice president of clinic...
Taming the anthrax threat
...te picture of how anthrax-causing bacteria survive and
grow inside unwitting immune cells their supposed...other researchers. Ultimately, the goal in this and
other related research is to discover more effective, more easily tolerated treatments than those av...
Einstein researchers' prototype vaccine could provide improved protection against tuberculosis
... available. In this era of multi-drug resistant TB and
growing numbers of people with active TB due to co...ulation (up to 10% of whom will develop active TB) and
causes up to three million deaths annually. The only available vaccine--known as Bacille Calmette-G...
Progesterone injections do not prevent preterm birth in twin pregnancies
... of risk, said John Thorp, M.D., a study co-author and
professor of obstetrics and
gynecology UNC-Chapel Hill. The mechanisms that lead to preterm birth are complex, and
I think our c...
Handicapping tuberculosis may be the way to a better vaccine
...s Medical Institute investigator William R. Jacobs and
colleagues have produced a genetically altered str... new vaccine improves survival of infected animals and
may help put scientists on track to replace BCG, which has been used for nearly a century although i...
Orangutans' communication resembles a game of 'charades'
...ll earlier attributed to chimpanzeesErica Cartmill and
Richard Byrne presented six captive orangutans with situations in which one tempting and
one not-so-tempting food item had to be reached with human help. But to test the orangutans strate...
ESA announces 2007 award recipients
...nt years using existing data on plant productivity and
diversity. Murray F. Buell Award Carolyn Ku...arine bird abundance differed between rat-infested and
rat-free islands, and
that this resulted in significant differences in intertidal invertebrate abund...
How a pain in the neck could be bad for your blood pressure
... Chiropractors have long known that tackling pain and
stiffness by cracking the neck through manipulatio...im Deuchars has examined pathways between the neck and
the brain to show how the neck muscles could play a crucial role in controlling blood pressure, hear...
Synchrotron could help save the Tassie devil
...ns, according to Dr Jeff Church from CSIRO Textile and
Fibre Technology in Geelong. Dr Church says he w...rons infra-red beamline combined with a microscope and
spectrometer which detects how different materials absorb and
reflect the radiation can be used to...
Native fruits bear sweet antioxidants
... plum, Burdekin plum, Davidsons plum, riberry, red and
yellow finger limes, Tasmanian pepper, brush cherry, Cedar Bay cherry, muntries and
Molucca raspberry; were compared with blueberries (cultivar Biloxi) a fruit renowned for its high a...
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