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Scripps research scientists solve structure of a critical innate immune system protein

... Immunology. "All of us in the TLR field have been dying to see the structure of a TLR ectodomain since the innate immune function of TLRs was discovered seven years ago. This will open the way to a great many other studies that will allow us to understand exactly how signaling occurs." Significantly, says...

Invasive parasite destroying fish species

...nows involved, both the invasive species and those dying out, are rather small, grey, innocuous fish no more than a few inches long that do not by themselves have any major commercial value, Kent said. But they are an integral part of the biodiversity of freshwater streams and lakes across Europe, and form...

Researchers discover stem cell 'guide' that may be key for targeting neural stem cell treatments

...egions of the brain where they can replace old and dying cells,a finding that suggests how stem cell therap...al stem cells create new neurons to replace oldand dying ones. One area is the subventricular zone of the lateralventricles, which are fluid-filled cavities ...

Researchers discover mechanism that may enable stem cell-based treatment for eye disorders

...aid the growth of new cells to replace diseased or dying ones in theeye. Study results appear in the June 24 issue of the journal Science. Anne L. Calof in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology and her UCIcolleagues have identified how a protein called GDF11 controls a keycomponent of retinal-cell dif...

Prescription pain patch abuse blamed for increase in deaths

...The trend is raising alarm as the number of people dying from an overdose of the drug fentanyl, an opioid 100 times more potent than morphine, rises. Addicts are misusing a clear patch that transfers a controlled dose of fentanyl through the skin into the bloodstream over the course of a few days, UF exper...

New study suggests role for clazosentan in the prevention of cerebral vasospasm after aneurysmal SAH

...with up to 30% developing neurological deficits or dying 2 . This Phase IIa study with 34 patients demonstrated that patients given the i.v. endothelin receptor antagonist clazosentan continuously for up to 14 days suffered from significantly fewer and less severe cases of vasospasm compared to placebo. O...

Gene's mutations found to cause life-threatening aortic disease

...es an unpredictable path, with some family members dying of a dissection in their 20s, others in their 70s. Study authors recommend that family members at risk of inheriting the defective gene undergo lifelong routine imaging of their aortas. "Families with multiple members who have had thoracic aortic a...

Carbon monoxide: Poison gas or anti-inflammatory drug?

...ings suggest that a patient's chances of living or dying after a lung transplant depend, in large part, on the outcome of an internal power struggle between two enzymes that control cellular production of these gases. "Hmox, or heme oxygenase enzyme, is responsible for the synthesis of carbon monoxide," Pi...

A giant sucking sound for sea turtles

... in Costa Rica and other neighboring countries are dying by the thousands at the hands of unregulated - and unsustainable - commercial fishing in Nicaragua, according to a study by the Bronx Zoo based Wildlife Conservation Society. The study, appearing in the latest issue of the journal Herpetologica, foun...

TGen and NAU awarded multi-million dollar grant to identify genetic signatures of pathogens

...Control. Every minute of every day, one person is dying from sepsis in the U.S. and this number is projected to rise at a rate of 1.5 percent per year. A 25 percent reduction in mortality due to sepsis has the potential to save the lives of 50,000 people in the U.S. and over 1 million individuals worldwid...

Exercise aside, genes may ultimately dictate seniors' mobility

...much greater risk of moving into a nursing home or dying over a two-year period, compared with their counterparts who do not report trouble walking the distance. And despite the undisputed benefits of exercise, not everyone responds the same, even when they do lead active lives - for reasons that have not ...

Energy management in cells may hold key to cancer defense

...rgy regulation is essential for keeping cells from dying off too quickly. The study's results could signal new advances for combating cancerous tumor growth, but also type 2 diabetes and obesity. The study, published in the August 12 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC), was headed by Dr. Le...

New protein vital for immune response is found in surprise location

...oduce an overabundance of MAVS were protected from dying from viral infection. "These results raise the possibility that variations in the expression levels of MAVS may endow different individuals with varying ability to fight off viral diseases," said Dr. Chen, who also is an investigator with the Howard ...

Studies find possible drug targets for improving vascular health

...the missing gene, which rescued limbs in danger of dying because of ischemia. Ischemia is a severe reduction of blood flow and nutrients, usually because of a blood clot or atherosclerosis. Sessa said the study in PNAS implies that therapeutic approaches to improve blood flow and arteriogenesis in patient...

CU virologist finds contagious equine flu in dogs

...ality, this is going to result in a number of dogs dying from it." The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta sequenced the virus' entire genome and found all the segments were from the equine virus. This is unusual, because flu viruses will often swap genetic material with other flu...

Shorter colds, milder flu may follow from newly revealed immune mechanism

... because they were infected with virus and so were dying prematurely. Unexpectedly, the investigators found that CCL5 turns on signals that allow cells to escape virus-induced death. These signals are termed anti-apoptotic because they work against a process of programmed cell death called apoptosis. The C...

U-M scientists say fused genes trigger the development of prostate cancer

...d ultimately help clinicians determine the risk of dying from the disease," says Mark A. Rubin, M.D., chief of urologic pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, who is also an associate professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School and a co-author on the paper. In future research, U-M scientists hope...

Disease-causing protein protects against nerve damage in Parkinson's disease

...seases. "Trying to understand what's going on in a dying brain is very difficult," said Dr. Sdhof, who directs the Gill Center for Research on Brain Cell Communication and the C. Vincent Prothro Center for Research in Basic Neuroscience. The researchers also found that alpha-synuclein doesn't bind to or re...

Resetting epigenetic code could aid lupus patients

..., but without lupus, live much longer; the females dying at 73 weeks and the males at 93 weeks. In essence, Mishra said, the HDAC inhibitors reset the histone modifications, reducing or eliminating the lupus condition. "If we modify the histone with a drug, we can also cure the lupus." The work is part of ...

The bioweapon is in the post

... or bioterrorist attacks. "As soon as people start dying from a bioengineered organism, there will be a huge security response and research will be clamped down," warns Endy....

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