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Fossils of ancient sea monster found in Montana
...orosaurus skulls displayed there. Horner said the head
of a short-necked plesiosaur was found previously in Montana, but he had been waiting for the discovery of a complete long-necked plesiosaur skull. Both were ancient sea reptiles that lived during the time of the dinosaurs. "This critter is one of t...
Proteins may predict lung transplant rejection
...o reject the transplanted organ, they could try to head
it off, she said. The study, "Proteomic biomarkers of chronic lung allograft rejection," was carried out by Wendt, Tereza Cervenka, Madelaine Haddican, Yan Zhang and Gary Nelsestuen, of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. The researchers will...
Stress hormones may play new role in speeding up cancer growth
...sopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), a serious, incurable head
and neck cancer that occurs most frequently among people of Chinese descent. They treated Glaser's cell line with norepinephrine and, as predicted, the cells all produced MMP-2, MMP-9 and VEGF. This showed that the receptors for this hormone were p...
White blood cells of cancer-resistant mice overwhelm natural defenses of cancer cells
...ave in common," said Willingham, a pathologist and head
of the Section on Tumor Biology....
It's in your head: The brain's own globin defends you from shock and stroke
... our brains have a hemoglobin-like molecule in our head
that protects and helps restore function in the brain is an important step toward helping people who experience strokes or similar problems," said Gerald Weissmann, MD, Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal. "Hemoglobin carries oxygen to all the body;...
Ohio University researchers discover evolutionary oddity in flamingos
...e Brevard Zoo in Florida. A 3-D view of the bird's head
was created using a new computed tomography (CT) scanning technique developed by the Ohio University team that highlights blood vessel anatomy. The researchers noticed large oval masses of erectile tissue located on the floor of the mouth on either s...
Inventor helps grasslands go native
...est wheat by cutting the wheat stem with the grain head
attached and then separating the two. That process...id. Rather than cutting the grass with the seed head
attached like a combine, Arbuckle's Native Seedster skips the separation process and just "plucks" t...
OHSU School of Dentistry team discovers potential new target for treating craniofacial pain problems
...e nerve cells that carry pain information from the head
and neck to the brain. The finding could play a si...complexities of pain signaling mechanisms from the head
and neck to the brain," said Agnieszka Balkowiec, M.D., Ph.D., principal investigator, OHSU School o...
Faculty of 1,000 biology launch Pharmacology & Drug Discovery Faculty
...ng Director of Faculty of 1000 Biology. Faculty head
Floyd Bloom is a past Editor-in-Chief of Science a... unfamiliar areas is enormously useful." Faculty head
Paul Insel is Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine and Director of the Medical Scientist Training ...
Mary Frances Lyon to receive Rockefeller's Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
...eengard, Rockefeller's Vincent Astor Professor and head
of the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, and his wife, sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard. Dr. Greengard donated his entire monetary share of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Rockefeller and, in partnership with generou...
Saving salivary glands from the collateral damage of radiation therapy
...vary glands, a common consequence of treatment for head
and neck cancer. The related report by Lee et al.,...he American Journal of Pathology. Patients with head
and neck cancer often receive radiation therapy as part of their treatment. However, the salivary gl...
Scientists find major susceptibility gene for Crohn's disease
...ve way to manage IBD," said Dr. Duerr, who also is head
of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and co-director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In a previous study by other investigator...
New gene found for Crohn's disease
...ve way to manage IBD," said Dr. Duerr, who also is head
of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and co-director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In an early stage clinical trial l...
Discovery of a molecular mechanism underlying limb architecture
...eleton along the anterior-posterior axis (from the head
to the feet). The study, carried out by Dr. Kmita and her colleagues, shows that the ancestral strategy underlying Hox genes' activation was recycled during the emergence of vertebrate limbs to set up the architecture of arms and legs. In embryonic l...
Always keeping a safe distance
...ing individual cell organelles or other cargo, its head
section moves forward step by step on a microtubul...previously unexplained role of the section between head
and tail? Naturally, it is not possible to simply measure nanometers with a ruler. For the scienti...
Study suggests evolutionary link between diet, brain size in orangutans
...etic disorder characterized by an abnormally small head
and an underdeveloped brain....
Genetic repair mechanism clears the way for sealing DNA breaks
....V.M, Ph.D., the Raymond H. Wittcoff Professor and head
of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "The ligase resembles a wristwatch that latches around the DNA ends that are being joined." DNA is surprisingly reactive and under c...
New study shows how genetic repair mechanism helps seal DNA breaks
...he paper and the Raymond H. Wittcoff Professor and head
of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "The ligase resembles a wristwatch that cinches around the DNA ends that are being joined together. When ligase stacks against PCNA a...
JCI table of contents: October 19, 2006
...mors of the hair follicles and sweat glands of the head
and neck. Individuals with this disease have mutations in their genes encoding a protein known as CYLD and express shortened forms of this protein. However, the function of CYLD and why defects in CYLD lead to tumors has not been determined. Now, in ...
West Australian fossil find rewrites land mammal evolution
...d large holes for breathing through the top of the head
but importantly also had muscular front fins with a well-formed humerus, ulna and radius the same bones are found in the human arm. "This new fossil proves that features of land-living tetrapods (four-legged vertebrates) evolved much earlier in the...
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