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Genetic variation helps to understand predisposition to schizophrenia

...is part of a DNA sequence called a promoter, which enables genes to be coded for proteins. A protein called a transcription factor binds to the promoter and helps other proteins to express the gene. When the promoter is altered, the transcription factor may not bind properly and impair genetic expression. La...

New test improves detection of liver cancer

...is the only requirement for the test. The new test enables accurate detection of liver cancer in over 50% of the cases for which previous diagnostic tests have not been able to provide a definitive answer. Liver cancer Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most prevalent primary liver cancer. The diseas...

Argonne wins three R&D 100 awards for innovative technologies

...ques. Access Grid Access Grid 3 software enables groups of people to collaborate using open-source ... More than just videoconferencing, the Access Grid enables participants to share and interact with files and applications. The open nature of the Access Grid ...

Research team enlightens the reasons for severe blindness

...diseases. LCA is therefore a good model which also enables to gain more knowledge over other difficultly treatable diseases in the long term. LCA itself is so far incurable. However, patients and doctors set their hopes high on gene therapy: since each type of LCA is caused by the mutation of a single gene...

Not all embryonic stem cell lines are created equal

...rtant future research applications. This technique enables us to produce pure cultures of functioning human neurons that we can genetically manipulate to mimic human disorders, she said. Before, it was only possible to use mouse or other animal cells to model neurodegenerative diseases, but the genetic backg...

JCI table of contents: August 1, 2007

...ing the expression of a protein know as TRPM6 that enables the cells of the kidney to take up magnesium and prevent it from being lost in the urine. The importance of this process was highlighted by the observation that individuals with colorectal cancer who receive treatment with an antagonist of the recept...

New databases put wings on search for bipolar risk genes

...t specific to mood disorders research. The tool enables users to intelligently select the specific DNA signposts or markersthe single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPspresent in specific chromosome regions most likely to yield meaningful results. It also tells researchers if genes they want to study are ...

Cell damage caused by brushing may help keep gums healthy

...issue of the Journal of Dental Research. Tearing enables calcium, abundant in saliva, to move into the cells, triggering internal membranes to move up and patch the hole, says Dr. Katsuya Miyake, MCG cell biologist and the papers co-first author. But in the seconds that repair takes, growth factors that pr...

Parents seeking sex abandon 1 in 3 offspring

...t over the course of the breeding season desertion enables the parents to produce a greater number of offspring, improving their reproductive success over those more willing to stay home. Interestingly, however, the sexes play the same strategy; whatever is good for the male is harmful for his female, and vi...

Seawater intrusion is the first cause of contamination of coastal aquifers

... control A good knowledge of aquifers (subsoil) enables scientists to determine the critical discharge, i.e. the extent to what aquifers can support water catchments without seawater intrusion taking place. Experts in hydrogeology acknowledge that such is a complex question, but they can currently give ad...

Carnegie Mellon scientists find key HIV protein makes cell membranes bend more easily

... maintaining immunity. Another protein gp41 then enables HIV to penetrate a T-cell membrane. Fusion takes place specifically through a short stretch of gp41 called fusion peptide 23, or FP-23 for short. Prior studies have shown that FP-23 fuses with, and can even break apart, blood cells and other man-made...

How to structure a complex body plan

Phenotypic flexibility enables multicellular organisms to adjust morphologies to variable environmental challenges. Such plastic variations are also documented in reef corals. Coral colonies are made of multiple genetically identical physiologically integrated modules (polyps). Li...

A new method of adult stem cell growth efficacious in treatment of disorders of the cornea

...om a small biopsy sample, the new growth technique enables the growth of the number of stem cells thus obtain...nce of this growth method lies in the fact that it enables the characterisation of the cells obtained, i.e. determining the quantity and viability of the units...

Measuring the unseeable: Penn researchers probe proteins' dark energy

...e malleable in shape and internal structure, which enables them to twist and turn to bind with other proteins. The motions that we are looking at are very small, but very fast, on the time scale of billions of movements per second, explains Wand. Proteins just twitch and shake. The internal motion represents...

Ability to listen to 2 things at once is largely inherited, says twin study

...et sounds. Among other things, auditory processing enables us to tell the direction a sound is coming from, the timing and sequence of a sound, and whether a sound is a voice we need to listen to or background noise we should ignore. Most people dont even realize they possess these skills, much less how adep...

A new plant-bacterial symbiotic mechanism promising

...ctor, a compound elaborated by the bacterium which enables the plant to recognize it, by molecular recognition, thereby allowing the microorganism to penetrate inside the plant by the root hairs. The finding raises the question as to what signalling pathway Bradyrhizodium might use to gain entry to the plant...

Aphids make 'chemical weapons' to fight off killer ladybirds

...eveloped an internal chemical defence system which enables them to disable attacking predators by setting off a mustard oil bomb, says new research published today. The study shows for the first time how aphids use a chemical found in the plants they eat to emit a deadly burst of mustard oil when theyre a...

Study advances vCJD prion detection

...as Protein Misfolding Cyclic Amplification (PMCA), enables the level of prions to be increased so that they can be recognised by existing detection methods. Researchers have shown for the first time that the number of vCJD prions can be amplified from infected human brain tissue extracts prepared from norm...

Progenika Biopharma presents a biochip that guarantees safety in blood transfusions

...st is twenty times less than DNA sequencing, which enables its generalized and routine use in all blood transfusions. The BLOODchip is the result of research within the remit of the European Union IV Framework Programme and undertaken by Progenika in collaboration with the principal European blood banks. ...

DOE Joint Genome Institute secures long-term lease on production genomics facility

...ce Livermore National Laboratories. The new lease enables DOE JGI to expand the current facility on its Walnut Creek campus to include a vacant 18,000-square-foot building, which will be renovated and opened in the first quarter of 2008. This addition will serve to consolidate administrative and informatic...

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(Date:10/16/2014)... human body. Battles are won, lost or sometimes ... stalemate—known as tumor dormancy—can last up to 25 ... is poorly understood. , A new computational ... a Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University, may ... the switch to a malignant state. Published today ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Washington land managers have a new synthesis of recent ... mixed-conifer (MMC) forests in the two states. , ... Eastern Oregon and Washington: A Synthesis of the Relevant ... general technical report published by the U.S. Forest Service,s ... a request from managers for a synthesis of the ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... can be cultivated efficiently, they are anything but ... by monoculture cultivation is becoming increasingly evident. Despite ... form and are regarded as the sole possibility ... quite wrongfully, finds Bernhard Schmid, an ecology professor ... novel form of agriculture and forestry. After all, ...
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