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'1491' wins 2006 Best Book Award from the National Academies

...f cross-disciplinary research. The winners of the communication awards were selected by a committee of 10 judges: Barbara J. Culliton (committee chair and member, Institute of Medicine), journalist, former deputy editor, Nature, and former news editor, Science Donald Kennedy (committee vice chair and membe...

Acorda announces positive Phase 3 Fampridine-SR study in people with multiple sclerosis

...tory studies found that fampridine can improve the communication between damaged nerves, which may result in increased neurological function. Fampridine-SR Mechanism of Action A nerve cell has one extension, called an axon, which it uses to communicate via electrical signals to other nerve cells. All but the...

Squid skin reveals hidden messages

...escence of their skin, possibly creating a "hidden communication channel" visible only to animals that are sensitiv...imals produce polarization signals and use them in communication is not new, Mthger and Hanlon's findings present the first anatomical evidence for a "hidden communi...

Mars mission Risk 29: Scientists research ways to reduce radiation-induced brain damage

...New Jersey, Newark, N.J., the role of gap-junction communication and oxidative metabolism in the biological effects of space radiation Susan Bailey, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo., telomeric proteins in the radiation/DNA damage response Richard Britten, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfol...

Walgreens and Joslin Diabetes Center form broad alliance to improve diabetes outcomes

....com, Walgreens Diabetes & You Magazine, and other communication vehicles. Joslin and Walgreens are also jointly committed to developing breakthrough approaches over the long term that increase access to innovative health services for people with diabetes. The alliance will explore the possibility of installing t...

Deep sea explorer and marine conservationist wins MacArthur Fellowship

...on Association is developing high tech sensors and communication systems capable of evaluating the presence of certain plants, animals and environmental factors important in monitoring water quality. Such systems will report back to scientists and resource managers so better management solutions can be implemented...

UCLA neuroscience research leads to a possible treatment for type 1 diabetes

... synthesizes one of the main neurotransmitters for communication between neurons. Tobin's laboratory used these tools to study neuronal development in the brain. What no one knew at that time was that GAD was also made in the cells that made insulin in the pancreas -- cells that use the chemical transmitter made b...

Field Museum receives $5 million grant from John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

...n of flora and fauna, and innovative education and communication skills into rapid environmental action. This approach has been proven time and time again to help conserve biological diversity and ensure the well being of people living in and near biologically rich areas from China to Cuba. ECCo achieves science-...

Replacing insulin is top-ranked breakthrough foreseen for health in developing world

...st like cell phones have completely revolutionized communication in the developing world, biotechnology -- and in particular regenerative medicine -- could in the future provide new ways to deal with old health problems plaguing millions of people."...

'Conversation stoppers' fight deadly bacterial infections

...with bacterial virulence by intercepting bacterial communication networks represents a new therapeutic approach and is clinically timely." Bacteria use chemical signals to initiate the majority of human infections. When these signals reach a certain threshold (in a process known as quorum sensing), pathogenic b...

Compounds in cranberry juice show promise as alternatives to antibiotics

...indole, a molecule involved in a form of bacterial communication called quorum sensing. E. coli use quorum sensing to determine when there are enough bacteria present at a certain location to initiate a successful infection. "We are beginning to get a picture of cranberry juice and, in particular, the tannins fou...

New National Institute of Mental Health research program launches autism trials

...aracterized by delays in development of social and communication skills, as well as restricted interests and repetitive behaviors. Autism has a variety of presentations, and may represent several different diseases. It is part of a larger group of disorders, often referred to as autism spectrum disorders or ASDs, ...

Lost in the labyrinth

...in Sweden, have now uncovered how an intracellular communication pathway contributes to this process. Because defects in such pathways and in the development of stem cells frequently lead to leukemia and other diseases, the work should give researchers a new handle on processes within cells that lead to cancer. Th...

Power emerges from consensus in monkey social networks

Research on communication typically focuses on how individuals use signals t...ocusing on pairs of individuals. However, the role communication plays in the emergence of social structures is rarely studied. In a new paper from The American Natu...

Mother deer cannot recognize the calls of their own offspring but sheep and reindeer can

...rchers from the University of Zurich studied vocal communication between fallow deer mothers and their offspring. T...i, Elisabetta Vannoni, and Alan McElligott. "Vocal communication is very important for ungulate hider species because mothers and offspring rely on contact calls for...

Bumble bees can estimate time intervals

...es and renews with the passage of time, and insect communication and navigation may also require the ability to estimate the duration of time intervals. In the new work, the researchers investigated bumble bees' ability to time the interval between successive nectar rewards. Using a specially designed chamber i...

Study aims to identify schizophrenics at risk for type 2 diabetes

...e cells are born here and march over here and send communication over here; that goes wrong from the very beginning...trick of the complex process of laying down normal communication pathways that apparently goes awry in about 1 percent of people. "It's kind of a subtle going wron...

BGSU biologist trying to crack microscopic code

...reen State University biologist wants to crack the communication code of proteins, especially the ones whose "talki...provide a key to disabling it, Larsen says. Once communication questions are answered, a goal is to develop drugs to break the barrier, rendering the bacteria more...

FSU biologists uncover mechanisms that shape cells for better or worse

...use many of the genes involved in the cell-to-cell communication that triggers the development of cell polarity in ...to our understanding of precisely how cell-to-cell communication occurs in this model system." In recognition of groundbreaking work to-date by the FSU scientists ...

Unusual data shed new light on brain and inhibiting behavior

...ience, said his team probably was seeing a lack of communication between the frontal cortex and brain stem. "We think the inability to inhibit behavior has to do with the development of the frontal cortex and its ability to tell the rest of the brain to do or not to do something," he said. The frontal cortex is ...

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