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Road-crossing in chimpanzees: A risky business

...s in perceived risk. Understanding how chimpanzees cross roads as a group would help shape our hypotheses about the emergence of hominoid social organization. Progression order--the order in which individuals travel within a group--was studied in the small community of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus...

Pre-clinical study finds Parkinson's cell death blocked by stopping inflammatory factor

... used in this study are too large to independently cross from the bloodstream into brain tissue. Parkinson's disease affects 5 percent of people over 65, and is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's. Parkinson's disease comes about because of the death of a certain class of ne...

Slow brain waves play key role in coordinating complex activity

...a new phone number or attend to moving cars as you cross an intersection, you'll have an increase in the strength of the theta rhythm in many different brain regions," Canolty said. "The idea is that this theta rhythm might be more of an executive control mechanism to tie different brain areas together, wh...

JCI table of contents: September 21, 2006

... that normally cannot get past these barrier cells cross the barrier. Further analysis showed that brucipain activates the cells that form the barrier to the brain, but exactly how this provides T. b. gambiense access to the brain remains to be determined. TITLE: Blood-brain barrier traversal by African ...

With record resolution and sensitivity, tool images how life organizes in a cell membrane

...th proteins like receptors and ion channels, which cross the membrane many times and transmit signals from ...he outside of the cell to the inside. Others don't cross the membrane at all-they are anchored to the membrane by lipid-like entities or by single transmembr...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Oct. 25, 2006

...y testing of a family of anti-prion compounds that cross into brain tissue and combat prions. One of those compounds has what the report describes as "unprecedented" anti-prion activity, with 15 times greater potency than quinacrine. ARTICLE #4 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "A Chimeric Ligand Approach Leading to ...

Study finds periodontal treatment does not lower preterm birth risk

...y than OPT. It involves a broader socio-economic cross section of women, provides fewer basic dental services, and includes women with slightly less severe periodontal disease. MOTOR will likely report its results within the next two years....

Wild gorillas carriers of a SIV virus close to the AIDS virus

...lations concerning the ability of these viruses to cross over from one species to another.The main challenges facing these teams for future work will be determination of the prevalence, the geographical distribution and biology of SIV infections in these great apes, not forgetting the question of how the g...

Scientists find mutations that let bird flu adapt to humans

...y that will help predict when the avian virus will cross the threshold to become a human pathogen. The last two flu pandemics in 1957 and 1968 were caused by avian viruses that had accumulated enough genetic mutations to be considered hybrids of animal and human viruses, Kawaoka notes....

'The Strangest Song' -- The story of the link between a rare genetic disorder and musical talent

...ve from twelve, or tell left from right. She can't cross the street alone, or write her name legibly, or read music. Her IQ is 55. But Gloria Lenhoff can sing like few people in the world can sing, with a classically trained lyric soprano and a repertoire of hundreds of songs in Italian, French, German, Ja...

Beyond the book: Software automates access to brain atlases

...in that is stacked up in hundreds or thousands of cross sectional views. Now researchers need to open a book to do this, which can slow things down. "Researchers need to be able to find a given segment immediately, and compare the segment with any other," says Burns. "To do this using a printed volume l...

Barrow receives two grants worth a total of 900,000 from the ABRC

... enable the cells and the ends of damaged fiber to cross the other side of the spinal cord avoiding additional damage of the infected area. "This study uses the latest in new materials from the bioengineering field that will be put to use against one of our most pressing problems in neurosurgery," says ...

Researchers barcode DNA of Venice museum's vast fungi collection

...ergemann. "They'll be able to use our database for cross comparisons. It's also useful for people who study species distribution. For example, if you want to figure out how some species are related to one another, and you know something about their taxonomy, you can go back to their DNA to see if the morph...

Researchers find biological clock for smell in mice

... the brain right on top of where the optic nerves cross each other. Cells in both the SCN and the olfactory bulb to each other and environmental cycles of day-night. "Its been a question for some time whether the SCN functions as the only biological clock," said Herzog. "One wouldnt think that the abi...

LIAI completes world's most comprehensive analysis on influenza virus data

...sible to develop an influenza vaccine with greater cross protection for many different viruses." Sette sa...h to enable the successful development of a highly cross reactive influenza vaccine that would protect against many viruses. And, in fact, the study found o...

Dangerous wheat disease jumps Red Sea

...s Borlaug. "The rust pathogen needs no passport to cross national boundaries. Sooner or later Ug99 will be found throughout the world, including in North America, Europe, Australia and South America." GRI scientists have already identified promising experimental wheat materials with resistance to Ug99. B...

Brain cleaner

...s action of glutamate. Many drugs, however, can't cross the blood-brain barrier into the brain, while other promising treatments have proved ineffective in clinical trials. Prof. Vivian Teichberg, of the Institute's Neurobiology Department, working together with Prof. Yoram Shapira and Dr. Alexander Zlot...

Cells passed from mother to child during pregnancy live on and make insulin

...s that perhaps, in some situations, too many cells cross from mother to fetus in pregnancy. Could diabetes result because the child lost tolerance to those cells because they are genetically half foreign? Our research appears to disprove this," said Professor Gale. "It is possible that the maternal cells ...

Genes behind animal growth discovered

...al and error, with companies trying every possible cross of corn strains to find the best hybrids. "A cen...rid vigor may enable companies to develop the best cross of corn strains, or oyster types, without guesswork. The lines would not be genetically modified,...

Flu shot might also offer some protection against H5N1

...ach fall might also offer certain individuals some cross protection against the H5N1 virus, commonly known ... shot can act as a vaccine itself and trigger some cross protection against H5N1 in mice; and that some human volunteers already had antibodies directed agai...

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