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Monell researchers find metabolic defect in liver that can lead to obesity

...o burn fat and may help to explain why some people become obese while others remain thin. The global obesi...nduced obesity. The propensity to gain weight and become obese when consuming a high-fat diet is at least partially controlled by genes. Results of this ...

Eat fish -- especially if you drink high levels of alcohol

...," said Brenna. This imbalance, added Salem, has become pronounced only in the last century and many believe it is a source of the increase of many common diseases in Western society. Salem and his co-authors wanted to investigate what influence alcohol consumption might have on EFA imbalance in the West...

Faster-acting antidepressants closer to becoming a reality

...rs to achieve this, it is an unlikely candidate to become a new treatment for depression, because of the sid...them rapidly, said Zarate. Ketamine probably cant become the medication of choice, but this research is leading to some very real possibilities for a whole n...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 18, 2007

...y on genetics and enabling such cells which could become biofuel factories and other technological advances...re complex than meets the eye and has increasingly become a high-tech marvel, according to an article scheduled for the July 23 issue of Chemical & Engineeri...

Study sheds light on why humans walk on two legs

...ans have always wondered about: How and why did we become human" And why do we alone walk on two legs""...

Fruit fly gene from 'out of nowhere' is discovered

... as alternative starting positions for the gene to become activated. The researchers found that most of these exons had a sequence for a transposable element sitting right next to it. Duplicated sequences generated by transposons may be part of the mechanism for creating new genes, as the duplications provi...

UB scientist discovers novel iron-copper alliance

...deposited in body tissues and organs, where it may become toxic. ACD is a blood disorder caused by low body iron levels resulting from any medical condition that affects the production and lifespan of red blood cells, such as chronic infection, chronic immune activation resulting in inflammation, or malign...

Contributing membership in the biomarkers consortium surges to 30 companies and nonprofits

...ncept submission process and how organizations can become involved in the consortium through its contributing membership program,is available at: www.biomarkersconsortium.org ....

Elsevier partners with National Natural Science Foundation of China

...new partnership for us because of its potential to become a highly influential international journal. At a time when Chinese science is seeing many opportunities in its choice of partners, we are truly delighted that NNSFC has chosen to work with us....

Expert to provide update after 'worst tomato virus' hits California

...ffice for testing. If the virus were to spread and become established within the state, management strategies such as planting resistant varieties and implementing tomato-free periods can be implemented to minimize the virus' impact....

Scientists a step closer to understanding how anaesthetics work in the brain

... could be introduced into mice to see if they also become insensitive to anaesthetics. If they do, then this establishes the channel as a key target. The group carried out their new study, published in the 20 July issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, by cloning the potassium channel from a great ...

Protein pulling -- Learning how proteins fold by pulling them apart

...t the solution sit long enough for the proteins to become stuck to the bottom of the sample dish. The needle from an atomic force microscope (AFM) was repeatedly dipped into the solution. The tip of the AFM operates much like a phonograph needle. The AFM needle is on the end of a cantilever arm that bobs up...

Study explains how pathogens evolve to escape detection

...ars after their release, resistant plant varieties become susceptible because pathogens can evolve very quickly to overcome plant defenses," said Gregory Martin, Cornell professor of plant pathology, a scientist at the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research (BTI) on the Cornell campus and the senior au...

Jefferson scientist's patent dramatically improves

...but like anything in science, it will take time to become a fixture, he says. Scientists are like most people: we dont necessarily like to change....

Fruit fly research may 'clean up' conventional impressions of biology

... fly embryo's development, cells make decisions to become one part of the body or another by a process so pr...ueprint that defines which part of the embryo will become the head and which the backside of the fly. The team's findings indicate that two neighboring nucl...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

...age is that some lefties are forced as children to become right-handed. In this weeks Journal , Klppel et al. investigated the changes that occur as a consequence of retraining, not only for handwriting but also for more general manual tasks. Using fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging), the authors ...

Bull's-eye -- Programs targeting math, science teacher shortage may get boost

...tificate. All-too-often, students wait until they become upperclassmen before deciding to earn a teaching certificate and typically have difficulty fitting the 18 required education hours into their schedules, so some potential teachers graduate without certification. The teachHOUSTON program is trying to...

Metabolic syndrome -- don't blame the belly fat

...esistance is a condition in which the body's cells become resistant to insulin, a hormone secreted by the pancreas that plays an essential role in regulating the carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins obtained from food. The new study, published July 16, 2007, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sc...

A decisive step toward a cure for insulin dependent diabetes

...ntence of medical follow-up. While treatments have become simpler and less restrictive in recent years, they are still a burden, especially for young patients. The latest study published in the journal Nature by Dr. Constantin Polychronakos, Director of the Pediatric Endocrinology Department at the MUHC, in...

MIT IDs mechanism behind fear

...hods geared toward making the behavior go away, or become extinct, but the molecular mechanisms underlying the extinction process are not well understood. However, Tsai said, studies have shown that some of the molecular machinery that initially encodes the troubling memories also regulates their extinction...

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