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Important brain finding results from boy's rare, fatal disease

...the child has seizures, goes into a coma and often dies before reaching teen-age years. Currently there is no treatment. In Nathan's case, slow speech development around the age of two was one of the first symptoms, according to his parents, Lawrence and Lisa Van Vleck of Pittsford. Soon after, his gait ...

Wake Forest scientists find new combination vaccine effective against plague

...reathes in plague bacteria. Untreated, the victim dies within three to four days."We have also established that flagellin is an effective adjuvant in monkeys immunized with flagellin and a Yersina pestis antigen," he said. "The immunized monkeys showed no undesired effects from the vaccine. There was no ...

Scientists find a maturity gene

...ed, and it enters adulthood early. The animal then dies because the gene also is needed for continued maturation." The process is relevant to people because insect metamorphosis is analogous to the transformation of a human "from a juvenile, non-reproductive stage to a mature, sexually reproductive adult...

Global commitment of Max Planck researchers

...th the tubercle bacillus; every 15 seconds someone dies of this disease. To reduce the social and economic consequences of tuberculosis, new intervention strategies are urgently required. An international consortium coordinated by Prof. Stefan H.E. Kaufmann, director at the Max Planck Institute for Infect...

Ethical and scientific guidelines for study of captive great apes

... researchers and institutions. When a captive ape dies of natural causes, or is humanely euthanized to end incurable suffering, conduct a thorough autopsy and organ-sample collection for genetic, transcriptomic, proteomic, biochemical and histological studies. Preserve and analyze the musculoskeletal sy...

Tracking membranes of rupturing blood cells sheds light on malaria infection

...ity: Approximately every 10 seconds, another child dies as a result of a malarial infection. Globally, it is the third biggest killer, and it mostly kills children. The emergence of all-drug-resistant strains of Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite responsible for most human malarial disease, is a frighten...

Stroke treatment a step closer after trial

...ain is starved of oxygen. A core area of the brain dies within minutes but it is the threatened area around this core that the treatment may help to salvage. "The protein targets the molecule that causes inflammation and dramatically reduces the inflammatory markers," said Professor Rothwell, MRC Research...

Plants have a double line of defence

... missing, the plant takes a drastic step: the cell dies together with its attacker, which protects the neighbouring plant tissue from infection. In this deadly line of defence, very different proteins play a key role particularly EDS1, PAD4 and SAG101. They were already known to researchers in other spec...

Removing egg from nest may help save endangered whooping crane

.... Cranes usually rear a single chick and the other dies to siblicide or is killed by a predator, such as the wolf or fox. The egg-removal program was initiated years ago by Ernie Kuyt, an Edmonton-based scientist who reasoned that one egg could be taken and used for artificial propagation programs. The id...

Nutrient pollution causes a long-term effect on Chesapeake Bay ecosystem

...looms which cloud the water. When the algae bloom dies it sinks to the bottom and decays through bacterial processes that rapidly deplete dissolved oxygen. Significant increases in the organic content of 200 year-old sediment suggest stimulation of algae blooms during pre-industrial times. Lead author...

Transplanted stem cells show promise for mending broken hearts

...United States. "Typically, when that heart muscle dies (as the result of heart attack), it is gone for good," says Kamp, a professor of medicine and physiology in the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. In their experiments, when stem cells were introduced directly to tissue damaged by a he...

New possibilities to fight pests with biological means

...d on the caterpillar. Soon after, the caterpillar dies and the plant is relieved from its attacker. In the case of corn, only one gene, TPS10, has to be activated to attract the parasitic wasps. This gene carries information for a terpene synthase, an enzyme forming the sesquiterpene scent compounds that...

Hens' teeth not so rare after all

...ans. "The mutant bird has severe limb defects and dies before it can hatch," explained Professor Ferguson, who is based in the University's Faculty of Life Sciences. "It was discovered 50 years ago but no one has ever examined its mouth. What we discovered were teeth similar to those of crocodiles not s...

'Genetic network' guards against lethal DNA damage

...orks; but if you pull out both parts and the radio dies you would learn that A and B can compensate for ea...ted for each other are knocked out, the yeast cell dies and the microarray doesn't record that cell, Boeke noted. That means the two genes interact with eac...

Evolution in action: Why some viruses jump species

...avian flu. Once in a new species, the virus either dies out or is preserved and adds mutations that enable it to move from host to host within the new species. This can lead to widespread infection. Shackelton wanted to understand the process of host-switching, the molecular mechanisms viruses employ to ...

Cold case: Looking for life on Mars

Evidence never dies in the popular TV show Cold Case. Nor do some traces of life disappear on Earth, Mars, or elsewhere. An international team of scientists,* including researchers from the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory, has developed techniques to detec...

Blood pressure medication may revolutionize treatment of Marfan syndrome

...cent of the population in industrialized countries dies from aortic aneurysm and rupture. So we are now targeting the more common forms of aneurysm for study."...

International support for Swedish stem cell research

... cells to develop into the type of brain cell that dies during stroke and must be replaced. By inserting these stem cells into the brains of mice that suffered a stroke, the scientists will use a special technique that will allow them to track and identify the cells after they have specialized into brain...

Research suggests cause of neurodegeneration in Huntington's disease

...ays Dr. Li. "When an animal does not have HAP1 it dies after birth. Certainly, it's essential for differentiation and survival of some neurons in the brain." In this latest paper, Dr. Li, Ms. Rong, and their colleagues used cellular models to show that HAP1 normally links to transport proteins, includin...

Patient's generosity after death leads to possible clues for lung disease

...lungs to become available. "Why a patient with IPF dies is not completely understood," said Dr. Kaminski. "We have funding from the National Institutes of Health to do some reverse engineering on IPF using genomics in order to better understand the disease mechanisms to look at all the genes expressed an...

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