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Scientists explain how morphogens work
...idneys. But when these molecules malfunction, they can
lead to organ defects and cancers. This study prov...chanisms that trigger diseases. This understanding can
lead to new insight into the possibility of developing new strategies to treat related diseases." ...
Sniffing out the culprits of dust allergies
...er disease processes and effective inhibitors that can
be further developed for diagnostic or therapeutic research. Nicolas Winssinger, Robert Damoiseaux, David C. Tully, Bernhard H. Geierstanger, Keith Burdick, and Jennifer L. Harris: "PNA-Encoded Protease Substrate Microarrays" Jennifer Harris, Danie...
Biological importance of basal activity of appetite suppressor
...ty than a more powerful activating molecule, which can
result in the MC4R receptor becoming desensitized....
Antibiotic identified as potential anti-cancer candidate
...urther demonstrate that human tumor growth in mice can
be suppressed by these Pdf inhibitors and suggest a mechanism of actinonin action. Taken together, these data have significant implications for the understanding and development of various Pdf-based therapeutic strategies for bacteria, mycobacteria,...
Normal cells in tumors may aid cancer growth
...luence tumor growth. However, stromal cells can
produce growth factors and other substances that can
influence the behavior of cancer cells. The loss of chromosome regions may result in the loss of gen...
Scientists identify new cause of obesity
...is caused by any one of a number of mutations that can
arise in the brain signaling pathway. As a result, he says, no single treatment is likely to be effective for all obese people. Still, MC4R must be a central player, he says, since mutations that cause even subtle changes in this protein now appear s...
Research gaining momentum by silencing genes
...evelopment, and from these alterations researchers can
deduce the function of the protein in question. Collection available to everyone Pierre Hilson and his colleagues have made the use of RNAi for the study of Arabidopsis genes a lot easier. In the context of the AGRIKOLA European project, they are w...
Nov. 18-21 nanotechnology conference in Irvine, Calif.
...oday, including the building of a nano-system that can
multiply and isolate RNA or DNA; the building of a synthetic self-replicator; and the development of a system to detect disease in vivo. Conference attendees will be eligible to compete for $1 million in research grants. DETAILS: Nov. 18-21 at th...
Study confirms link between head and neck cancer and common Asian nut
... of Asia and in Asian-immigrants around the world, can
be likened to tobacco use in the states. It is of...juice, generated by the act of chewing betel quid, can
be found all over the ground and on public buildings. Also considered a major public health risk, i...
Delay in cutting the cord helps premature babies
...30-second delay, but there are so many things that can
happen with a preterm infant that doctors have to ... in preterm infants is so narrow that even seconds can
make an important difference," Raju says. Despite this importance, evidence is sparse. "Clamping tim...
UCSD medical researchers use brain cell transplants to correct muscle spasms after aneurysm surgery
...al cells into a specific region of the spinal cord can
be an effective treatment for spasticity in cases of ischemic spinal cord injury," said the study's lead author, Martin Marsala, M.D., UCSD associate professor of anesthesiology. "While we believe the transplantation may relieve spasticity in victims...
An old adage about apples finds scientific backing
...s," Dr. Raul said. "That is certainly something we can
comfortably do without further study." ...
Rutgers is on the 'NIH Roadmap'
...nding protein structure, function and interactions can
lead to an understanding of the molecular basis of disease. Principal investigator Ronald Levy, co-director of the BioMaPS Institute, and co-principal investigators Gaetano Montelione, director of the NESG, and Helen Berman, director of the PDB, alon...
Biomedical engineers at case develop first sliver-sized sensor to monitor glucose levels
...quickly above it and after that no track infection can
occur. The associate professor of biomedical engi..., minimally invasive, microscopic new monitor that can
be placed just under the skin and seen with the naked eye for very accurate, continuous examination ...
UT Southwestern researchers uncover process for sugar-induced fat formation
... are turned on and off, creating more enzymes that can
also turn sugar into fat. ChREBP is involved in the slow response. ChREBP is a type of protein called a transcription factor. Transcription factors work in the cell nucleus to turn genes on and off in response to a signal. In the case of ChREBP, ...
Small business at NJIT's business incubator takes two awards
...y D. Homan, PhD. "We hope this kind of attention can
increase our odds for future funding and support f...ng enterprise that holds patents on a device which can
be implanted through the urethra into the bladder via a simple procedure that does not require surge...
Discovery might improve design, effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs
... The scientists have shown that the enzyme protein can
be made to "fly through the vapor phase" -- from which solvent water is totally absent -- without changing its structure. When a solution containing the enzyme was introduced as a fine spray into a vacuum created in a mass spectrometer in the laborat...
Peakadilly nv biopharmaceutical firm created
...r the direction of Jol Vandekerckhove. The markers can
be used in the development of medicines, making th...is truly effective during development. Bio-markers can
bridge this gap and thus substantially lower the development costs and time. Bio-markers...
My favourite aunt is purple
...f Cognitive Neuropsychology, shows how some people can
experience colours in response to people they know...g that people give off auras or energy fields that can
only be detected by rigged cameras or trained seers, we need only assume that the phenomenon of syna...
Combination hormone therapy doubles breast density and quadruples risk of abnormal mammograms
...t even in older postmenpausal women breast density can
increase in response to estrogen-plus-progestin th...te on a mammogram, a high degree of breast density can
make it difficult to spot tumors and other abnormalities. In addition to being harder to image, den...
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