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How roots control plant shoots

... Carotenoids include well-known substances such as beta carotene in carrots and tomatoes, lycopene in tomatoes, lutein in daffodil flowers and the substance that gives color and flavor to saffron, a spice from crocus flowers. Details of the Experiments In the study, the biologists discovered the BPS1 g...

ASPB opposes ban of GE crops in Butte County Ballot Measure D

... rice, known as Golden Rice, with higher levels of beta carotene will address Vitamin A deficiencies in the diets of people in much of the developing world. This enhanced Golden Rice promises to prevent millions of cases of blindness among children of poor nations and help avert many childhood deaths. T...

Scientists explain how morphogens work

...gens, but in his new paper, Dr. Lin focuses on TGF beta family molecules that function as morphogens. His interest is in learning how the TGF beta morphogen works. Developmental biologists have considered and tested several theories that coul...

ASPB opposes proposed ban of GMOs in Humboldt county ballot measure M

... rice, known as Golden Rice, with higher levels of beta carotene will address Vitamin A deficiencies in the diets of people in much of the developing world. Golden rice promises to prevent millions of cases of blindness among children of poor nations and help avert many childhood deaths. The benefits...

Passage of GMO ban in San Luis Obispo would encourage use of harsh pesticides

... rice, known as Golden Rice, with higher levels of beta carotene is a new tool that can be used to address Vitamin A deficiencies in the diets of people in much of the developing world. Lack of vitamin A causes millions of cases of blindness among children of poor nations as well as many childhood death...

International human genome sequencing consortium describes finished human genome sequence

...pecific beta-1 glycoprotein and choriogonadotropin beta proteins) that may be involved in the extended period of pregnancy unique to humans. Additionally, researchers used the finished human genome to identify and characterize 33 nearly intact genes that have recently acquired one or more mutations, causi...

Passage of Marin County GMO ban would encourage widespread use of harsh pesticides

... rice, known as Golden Rice, with higher levels of beta carotene is a new tool that can be used to address Vitamin A deficiencies in the diets of people in much of the developing world. Lack of vitamin A causes millions of cases of blindness among children of poor nations as well as many childhood death...

DASH diet may do more than lower blood pressure

..."an abundance" of food compounds such as lycopene, beta carotene and isoflavones, which are increasingly associated with disease reduction. "It therefore is possible that the health benefits of the DASH diet are partly attributable to the phytochemicals and might extend beyond cardiovascular disease reduc...

Other highlights in the November 3 JNCI

... marrow cells, could be used to deliver interferon beta to tumors. They suggest that mesenchymal stem cells could be an effective platform for delivering therapeutic proteins to specific cancer sites. Contact: Laura Sussman, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 713-745-2457, lsussman@mdanderson.org Adding Hi...

Crucial evolutionary link points to origins of modern cells

...ds" and "beta propellers." Two of the proteins are beta propellers, three are alpha solenoids and two are composed of beta propeller "heads" attached to alpha solenoid "tails." The scientists showed that the architecture of...

Ancient marine invasion sheds light on diversity

...iversity in a large area up to continent size; and beta diversity which is the diversity gained as one mov...f not alpha diversity than it had to come from the beta diversity, but how?" Patzkowsky and Holland suggest two ways beta diversity could increase gamma di...

JCI table of contents, November 15 2004

... and liver coupled with the progressive failure of beta cells in the pancreas to produce sufficient quantities of insulin to overcome the increasing resistance. In the November 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, a study by Charlotte Ling and colleagues from Lund University, ...

Aging affects susceptibility to type 2 diabetes

... and liver coupled with the progressive failure of beta cells in the pancreas to produce sufficient quantities of insulin to overcome the increasing resistance. In the November 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, a study by Charlotte Ling and colleagues from Lund University, Sweden, addr...

Scientists generate human islet precursor cells in culture

...k may help to clarify the natural lifecycle of the beta cell and may eventually have applications for diab...web site of the journal Science. Insulin-producing beta cells exist in spherical clusters, called islets, in the pancreas. Research shows that beta cells a...

Findings show how toxic proteins rob Alzheimer's patients of memory

...DLs found in human brains, mostly 12 or 24 amyloid beta proteins clumped together, are tiny and undetectab...ind vulnerable synapses. (Single pieces of amyloid beta protein in the brain is normal.) Klein, Grant A. Krafft, formerly at Northwestern Universi...

Vollum Institute discovery may unlock human genome

...ng the transcription factor involved in pancreatic beta cell differentiation. "This is a factor that drive...lin, but also other differentiated properties of a beta cell, so if we can identify all those targets, we'll understand something about the nature of the de...

JCI table of contents, 3 January 2005

... of this enzyme and calcium channel in both normal beta cell physiology and pathophysiology as it pertains...hrough modulation of gene expression in pancreatic beta cells. AUTHOR CONTACT:Yoshiaki Kido Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan. Phone...

Research may speed development of new oral drugs for fertility treatments

... Hendrickson and Fan found that both the alpha and beta subunits work in concert to create specificity of ...e specificity of interaction is caused only by the beta subunit, it's hard to understand how they both contribute," he said. "But the value of our three-dim...

Mouse brain cells rapidly recover after Alzheimer's plaques are cleared

... for a key component of brain plaques, the amyloid beta (Abeta) peptide. In areas of the brain where antibodies cleared plaques, many of the swellings previously observed on nerve cell branches rapidly disappeared. "These swellings represent structural damage that seemed to be well established and stable,...

Joslin scientists show knocking out two key signals will cause diabetes

... but this was primarily because of a defect in the beta cell, so evaluating the role of the liver was impossible. To solve this dilemma, Dr. Kahn's team used an elegant new genetic tool in a disease study. The technique allows researchers to turn off specific signals with a virus that targets specific cel...

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(Date:8/29/2014)... Researchers at UC Davis have made some surprising ... infection. Studying simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the team ... Paneth cells are early responders to viral invasion ... producing a cytokine called interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β). ... IL-1β causes breakdown of the gut epithelium that ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, ... Health Science Center at San Antonio, have found another ... rodent, the naked mole rat. , They reported ... rats protects and alters the activity of the proteasome, ... The factor also protects proteasome function in human, mouse ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... has been known about what genetic changes transform wild ... one of whom is a University of Montana assistant ... controlling the development of the brain and the nervous ... was published Aug. 28 in Science and ... at http://www.sciencemag.org/ ., The domestication of animals and ...
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