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Plant protein mimics hormone that mitigates diabetes and obesity

...ne in mammals that is linked to weight loss and is believed to play a role in mitigating heart disease, obesity and diabetes, according to a team of researchers at Purdue University and several collaborating institutions. The research has the potential to lead to a simple screening system for developing new d...

Study provides insights on why some prostate cancer becomes resistant to hormone withdrawl therapy

...fter hormone deprivation, but in most cases, it is believed that a small percentage of the tumor cells become resistant. Eventually, these resistant cells grow to become the predominant cancer, and no successful therapies have yet been developed for men with the hormone-withdrawal-resistant form of the diseas...

Arid Australian interior linked to landscape burning by ancient humans

...of salty water. The earliest human colonizers are believed to have arrived in Australia by sea from Indonesia about 50,000 years ago, using fire as a tool to hunt, clear paths, signal each other and promote the growth of certain plants, he said. Fossil remains of browse-dependent birds and marsupials indica...

Parents' attitudes to sperm donation still some concerns about being open

...ey wanted to be honest. Almost half also said they believed the child had a right to know their genetic origins. The reaction of the children who had already been told (six couples whose children were aged between 3 and 5) was generally one either of curiosity or disinterest. The two main reasons for the non-...

Population of rare gorillas may be increasing in war-torn Congo

...e than three-quarters of the world's population is believed to be living in and around Kahuzi Biega National Park, though a total population estimate remains unknown. WCS's program in Kahuzi-Biega is supported by USAID, UNESCO, GTZ, Born Free Foundation, Hallewell Foundation, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service...

Steroid discoveries could add bulk to crop harvests

...udying the effects of mutations in genes that were believed to be part of the steroid signaling machinery. Those experiments hinted that one important steroid-related gene coded for a receptor protein called BRI1 that bound to the cell membrane. Their experiments indicated that another protein, a kinase call...

Genetic regions influencing male sexual orientation identified

...some, called Y, was not explored because it is not believed to contain many genes. Identical stretches of DNA on three chromosomes -- chromosomes 7, 8 and 10 -- were found to be shared in about 60 percent of the gay brothers in the study, compared to about 50 percent expected by chance. The region on chromos...

National survey shows Americans are in the dark regarding genetically modified foods

...oods are out there; the majority (79%) incorrectly believed that GM tomatoes are available, possibly due to Calgene's highly publicized (but now defunct) GM tomato marketing effort in the mid 1990s. On a quiz about the basic science behind GM technology, 87 percent of Americans could not score a passing gra...

Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease moves forward in animals

...or glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor, is believed to preserve brain cells and could provide protection against Parkinson's disease. But its use has been debated since trials in humans ended last year without showing clinical improvements. Amgen, the world's largest biotechnology company, conducted ...

JCI Table of Contents, March 1, 2005

... of their death. For years, doctors and scientists believed that CLL was a static disease of long-lived lymphocytes -- that the leukemia cells were both immortal and born at a slow rate, causing the slow rise in cell count over time. But researchers had been unable to find any problems with the programmed cel...

Scientists disprove two tenets of common leukemia

...5 print issue. For decades, doctors and scientists believed that CLL was a static disease of long-lived white blood cells (lymphocytes) -- that the leukemia cells were both immortal and born at a slow rate, causing the slow rise in cell count over time. But researchers had been unable to find any problems wit...

The very unexpected life and death of a leukemic cell

... of their death. For years, doctors and scientists believed that CLL was a static disease of long-lived lymphocytes -- that the leukemia cells were both immortal and born at a slow rate, causing the slow rise in cell count over time. But researchers had been unable to find any problems with the programmed cel...

William C. Aird, MD, receives Established Investigator Award from American Heart Association

...vestigating endothelial cell heterogeneity, widely believed to play a critical role in both homeostasis and vascular disease states. Aird's laboratory will use the award in their continued investigations of the mechanisms that underlie differential gene expression within the endothelium and to gain a better u...

Scientists document complex genomic events leading to the birth of new genes

...RGP-family genes were identified, all of which are believed to be fully functional. To demonstrate that RGP-family genes have functions that are significantly divergent from those of RanBP2, Bork and his co-workers examined the subcellular localization of one of the RGP-family isoforms. In contrast to RanBP2...

Green tea extract shows promise as an anti-cancer agent, UCLA study finds

...d each year. About half of all bladder cancers are believed to be related to cigarette smoking. Without a reliable, non-invasive way to diagnose the disease, bladder cancer can be difficult to detect in the early, most treatable stages. When not found early, the tumors can be aggressive, and more than half of...

'Blips' in HIV treatment are not cause for alarm

... clinical significance, they theorized. They also believed that they would not detect any evidence of developing drug resistance based on their considerations of the likely source of the blips. "We had shown that there is a latent reservoir for HIV in resting CD4 immune cells that is not affected by drugs," ...

New research questions basic tenet of neuron function

...neuron is "at rest," or inactive. Until now it was believed that the same synaptic vesicles were responsible for releasing neurotransmitters in both modes. However, new research by UT Southwestern scientists appearing in the Feb. 17 issue of the journal Neuron suggests that two distinct types of synaptic ve...

Could schizophrenia arise from a single defect?

...lar basis of a complex phenotype that is generally believed to have a multifactorial background," concluded the scientists....

Map of human genetic variation across populations may promise improved disease treatments

... genetic variation, researchers said. The work is believed to have significant implications for the study of ...esearchers first had to investigate 2,384,494 SNPs believed to be common across diverse populations. Of these genetic differences, some 69 percent were identifi...

Brain region learns to anticipate risk, provides early warnings. suggests new study in Science

...f the brain's executive control system, the ACC is believed to help mediate between cold, hard, fact-based reasoning and emotional responses, such as love, fear or anticipation. "For a long time we've been interested in how the brain figures out how to integrate cognitive information about the world with our...

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