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Rare example of Darwinism seen in action
...und in placental mammals. But the new study is the first
to look for this conflict in a species other than mammals that also have evolved placental reproduction. We worked with the fish family Poeciliidae and other families in the order Cyprinodontiformes , which included the poeciliids, said David Re...
Cell damage caused by brushing may help keep gums healthy
... gene often activated under stress that may be the first
step in a response such as cell division or growth, says Dr. Paul L. McNeil, MCG cell biologist and corresponding author. Its very clear that brushing your teeth is a healthy thing to do; no one questions that brushing removes bacteria and thats pr...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 25, 2007
...l therapies, scientists in Korea are reporting the first
successful use of a drug-like molecule to transfor... they add. In conclusion, we have developed the first
small molecule that can induce neurogenesis of non-pluripotent myoblasts and the cells derived from ...
Geisinger scientist seeks cure for Lou Gehrig's disease, creating device to find treatment
...g semester to improve on their design. In their first
three years, Bucknell biomedical engineering students compile an excellent set of technical and design skills through a number of open-ended experiences, Tranquillo says. But they truly become engineers in their senior year when they meet with a medi...
Research teams uncover risk genes for multiple sclerosis
...nk between MS and other autoimmune diseases. The first
study, led by an international consortium of clini...ons of MS genetic information worldwide and is the first
comprehensive study to investigate the overall genetic basis of MS. Its findings appear in the July ...
Genomics study provides insight into the evolution of unique human traits
...on, and susceptibility genetic disease. Primates first
appeared on earth approximately 90 million years ago, and today, about 300 different species of primates exist. One of the main genomic driving forces in primate evolution is gene duplication, explains Dr. James Sikela, Professor at the University of...
Negative effects of plastic's additive blocked by nutrient supplements
...outi mice, the current experiments represented the first
tests of a potential environmental toxin. The re...teracted, she added. BPA is a synthetic estrogen first
synthesized in the 1890s and is used in the manufacturing process from such everyday products as pla...
Military to study better pain relief in battle zones
...ded. If the concept proves successful after the first
year of in vitro studies, Baker and his team want to apply for continued DARPA funding to proceed with animal and eventually human studies. ...
Does EPA have an adequate strategy to oversee nanotechnologies?
...Resources for the Future. Davies served during the first
Bush Administration as Assistant Administrator for Policy at EPA. He also wrote the original version of what became the Toxic Substances Control Act. What: Testimony before a public meeting on EPAs proposed Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program ...
US Department of Defense awards $1.6 million for implantable biochip research
...r Engineering and professor of bioengineering says first
responders to the trauma scene could inject the biochip into the wounded victim and gather data almost immediately. The device has other long-term potential applications, such as monitoring astronauts vital signs during long-duration space flights an...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...0 neurons. G-substrate got its name because it was first
identified as a substrate for cGMP-dependent protein kinase. In rats and humans, A10 neurons expressed up to three times more G-substrate than A9 neurons. Overexpression of wild-type G-substrate protected dopaminergic neurons from 6-hydroxydopamine-i...
Strains of laboratory mice more varied than previously thought
...tudies past and future. Our article reports the first
comprehensive analysis of such variation with an emphasis in evolutionary origin of the variation and its implications for biomedical research. We have rejected many long-held assumptions about the origin and relationships among mouse strains. In the...
First new multiple sclerosis gene found in 30 years
...tiple sclerosis in what its discoverers say is the first
major genetic advance in 30 years for understandin... geneticist at Dukes Center for Human Genetics and first
author of the paper. We have identified a gene that increases an individuals risk of MS by 30 percen...
Instant steam takes on MRSA
...e of 7L/minute at temperatures up to 800 C. The first
application is likely to be a GumBuster backpack for removing chewing gum from pavements and other surfaces. The patented GumBuster technology currently requires a minimum of 3kW of electrical power to generate the steam used by each operator and rel...
After a decades-long search, scientists identify new genetic risk factors for multiple sclerosis
...ho have the disease. "These studies describe the first
genes conclusively linked to MS in more than 20 ye...ted proteins called interleukins. "These are the first
non-HLA genes to be unequivocally associated with MS," said Dr. Pericak-Vance. "They give us a new ...
Using stem cells to help heart attack victims
...he electrical properties in a cell and will be the first
time it has been used to study cardiomyocyte cells...dy of cells' electrical properties and this is the first
time that the method has been used in the UK to study stem cell-cardiomyocyte biology. Dr Denning ...
Risk genes for multiple sclerosis uncovered
...f clinical scientists and genomics experts, is the first
comprehensive study investigating the genetic basis of MS. Findings appear in the July 29 online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. MS, a disease of the central nervous system whose symptoms range from mild muscle weakness to partial ...
Nottingham biosciences million pound injection
...chnology can reach clinics within three years. Its first
product Injectabone will be used as a replacement for bone grafting, which can be beset by problems which include a short supply of host bone, chronic post-operative pain, and an increased risk of infection. Injectabone will be launched in the US a...
System to analyze beating heart stem cells could lead to heart attack treatments
...he electrical properties in a cell and will be the first
time it has been used to study cardiomyocyte cells...udy of cells electrical properties and this is the first
time that the method has been used in the UK to study stem cell-cardiomyocyte biology. This resear...
A new brake on cellular energy production discovered
...s at Karolinska Institutet have now identified the first
known factor that acts as a brake on cellular energy production. Mitochondria release energy through a process known as cellular respiration - a chemical process inside each mitochondrion that results in the production of the cell's energy currency...
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