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Is Interleukin-6 the 'holy grail' of exercise mediation?

..., duration and mode. For instance, vigorous rowing doubles the amount of IL-6 in plasma relatively quickly, while in endurance activity IL-6 doesn't appear until later. Activation of the IL-6 gene seems to be enhanced when muscle glycogen content is low, while carbohydrate supplementation during exercise has...

Are IVF embryos starved of a vital ingredient?

...ays preliminary studies show that GM-CSF more than doubles the chances of human embryos surviving to the blastocyst stage, from 35 to 75 per cent. She is working with a Danish company called Medicult on products containing GM-CSF. But if GM-CSF increases survival by keeping abnormal embryos alive, it could i...

It's not all genetic: Common epigenetic problem doubles cancer risk in mice

.... "In the mice, loss of imprinting of IGF2 roughly doubles the risk that the genetic mutation will cause a tumor," says postdoctoral fellow Atsushi Kaneda, Ph.D. "Double the risk may not seem like much, but this loss of imprinting is common." The researchers' mice mirror two situations in people because the...

Altering steroid receptor genes creates fat burning muscle

...hon mice contain altered muscle composition, which doubles its physical endurance, enabling it to run an hour longer than a normal mouse. Marathon mice contain increased levels of slow twitch (type I) muscle fiber, which confers innate resistance to weight gain, even in the absence of exercise. Additional w...

Pair of cancer genes found to drive both cell migration and division

...s. When a normal cell prepares to divide, it first doubles its genetic material, and then creates a "furrow" down the middle, cutting the cell in half. The research team noticed that the two halves of a normal dividing cell looked and acted like two cells moving away from each other. "Essentially, the two ...

Columbia dedicates new 300,000 sq. ft. Irving Cancer Research Center

...lumbia University's health sciences, the new space doubles Columbia's laboratory space for cancer research. The building contains nine floors of research facilities, as well as classrooms and the Avon Foundation Breast Imaging Center for medically underserved women. The new building was dedicated today at...

Depression gene may weaken mood-regulating circuit

... shown that inheriting the short variant more than doubles risk of depression following life stresses,** boosts amygdala activity while viewing scary faces,*** and has been linked to anxious temperament. Yet, how it works at the level of brain circuitry remained a mystery. The NIMH research team first scann...

Two new retrovirusestransmitted from animalsidentified

...he identification of HTLV-3 and HTLV-4 essentially doubles the number of human viruses in this group. Switzer believes further research to understand the disease outcomes of these viruses and the potential for human to human transmission is also crucial. The current study follows an earlier one conducted by ...

New data demonstrate that Benicar and Benicar HCT significantly reduces systolic hypertension

...t because the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) doubles with each increment of 20/10 mm Hg beginning at 115/75 mm Hg. Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, affects approximately 65 million people in the United States and approximately one billion worldwide. Called the "silent killer" because i...

Chemical Society announces EPA awards for environmentally friendly technologies

... process, which requires half the number of steps, doubles the overall yield and eliminates the energy-intensive cryogenics, as well as several toxic reagents and their occupational hazards. Overall, Merck has cut more than 340,000 liters of waste per 1,000 kilograms of product. Richard D. Tillyer, senior vi...

Researchers debut new X-ray resources for studying molecules

...light source is a big bonus," explained Smith. "It doubles the value of real estate at the synchrotron." But where the new beamlines really show their power is in their ability to produce extremely fine X-ray beams. This feature enables researchers to capture data on molecules that have been challenging to w...

JCI table of contents August 1, 2005

... treatment for stroke and neurodegeneration. G-CSF doubles hippocampal neurogenesis even in normal, non-ischemic animals, making it a potential drug candidate for diseases where disturbances in neurogenesis are a factor. Title: The hematopoietic factor G-CSF is a neuronal ligand that counteracts programmed...

Stepping up therapy for stroke and other CNS disorders

... treatment for stroke and neurodegeneration. G-CSF doubles hippocampal neurogenesis even in normal, non-ischemic animals, making it a potential drug candidate for diseases where disturbances in neurogenesis are a factor....

Researchers identify new genes that regulate aging

...reases lifespan. For example, the worm's lifespan doubles when one gene is prohibited from working properly, and inhibition of another gene increases the length of life by 20%. The genes discovered affect a wide variety of activities, including insulin signaling, metabolism, and dietary regulation. Gene...

Cowpeas could add sustainability to cropping systems

... said. In Africa, tests show cattle's weight gain doubles when cowpea fodder is added to their diet, Payne said. "I think producers are looking for a high-protein forage crop," he said. "There's a reason cowpeas are called 'cow' pea. Earlier on, cows grazed it throughout the South." The protein value of c...

Global warming - the blame is not with the plants

...of plant litter of leaves and roots [1]. This then doubles the estimate to 0.5 to 2 g methane emitted per kg of CO2 assimilated and stored in plants for longer periods. Over a 100-year horizon, the global warming potential of methane is ~20 times higher than that of carbon dioxide. Thus, for climate, the ben...

Horseshoe crab decline threatens shorebird species

...g their Delaware Bay stopover, the red knot nearly doubles its body mass as it gorges itself almost exclusively on horseshoe crab eggs. The purpose of this feeding frenzy is to ensure that the shorebirds have enough energy to complete the trip north to their breeding ground in the Artic. However, due to hor...

People want to be seen helping the climate

...m is. The experimenter collects the contributions, doubles the amount, and then divides this money evenly among the players. If everyone gives everything they have, they all get double as much back. But if only an individual player donates and others do not, then she loses half her contribution, and other pl...

Minimal genome should be twice the size, study shows

...lternative pathways into the minimal genome almost doubles its size." The researchers have developed a way of predicting bacterial genome content using two bacteria that have evolved from E.coli. Buchnera and Wigglesworthia live inside insects in a symbiotic relationship where they provide essential molecul...

Researchers identify OCD risk gene

... identified a previously unknown gene variant that doubles an individual's risk for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The new functional variant, or allele, is a component of the serotonin transporter gene (SERT), site of action for the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) that are today's main...

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(Date:10/15/2014)... ,Models of Life, is a non-traditional biophysics textbook and ... book is a journey of discovery into biological systems ... and biological regulation. It is about how our genes ... between the billions of cells in an organism. It ... between principles, which can be found on both large ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... awarded the 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in ... exploring the mechanisms of genomic instability and its implications ... the second alumnus to win the Rosenstiel Award; the ... , Alt is the Charles A. Janeway Professor of ... and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute ...
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