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OHSU study: Bacterial switching mechanism key to survival
...ng a phosphate called "phosphorylation" with the help
of a phospho-relay system that requires a protein known as HPr. HPr can itself be phosphorylated in two ways, with one form binding the CCR master regulatory protein, CcpA, and allowing them to then bind a large number of specific DNA sites on the ba...
Molecular mechanism sheds light on neurodegenerative diseases
...proteins perform their function and then, with the help
of the proteasome, disappear. If idle and damaged ...e degradation of the proteins. This evidence could help
explain the disease process. "We believe this suggests why Huntington's disease is so destructive," ...
ENCODE consortium publishes scientific strategy
...zed. "Creating this monumental reference work will help
us mine and fully utilize the human genome sequenc...e made major strides in using DNA sequence data to help
find genes, which are the parts of the genome that code for proteins. The protein-coding component o...
New genomic method can identify disease-causing genes
...nt of DNA sequence information available today and help
researchers more fully leverage mouse models of hu...enetics and Genomics at Roche Palo Alto. "It will help
researchers understand the relationship between trait differences and variations in the mouse genome...
Clues to improving TB treatment
...e combination of ETH and the disabled protein "may help
reduce the dosage of potent antibacterial compound...nt of the ETH treatment, but it is a good start to help
combinatorial chemists to develop derivatives," Baulard said. Although the researchers believ...
Study is looking at ways to help stroke survivors regain lost motor skills
...are conducting a groundbreaking new study that may help
stroke patients regain greater use of their hands ... Doctors hypothesize that the electrical charges help
in one of two ways either by stimulating the growth of new nerve fibers in the area of the brain af...
UF scientist: 'Brain' in a dish acts as autopilot, living computer
...We're just starting out. But using this model will help
us understand the crucial bit of information between inputs and the stuff that comes out," he said. "And you can imagine the more you learn about that, the more you can harness the computation of these neurons into a wide range of applications."...
Single genetic defect links many risk factors for heart disease and stroke
... The researchers are hopeful their discovery could help
unravel the complex genetic and environmental fact...sic research and treatment, said Lifton, and could help
explain why problems such as hypertension increase with age. The mutation could, for example, link h...
Researchers discover gene mutations for Parkinson's disease
...lecular mechanisms. Ultimately, this research will help
in the development of targeted interventions that could actually alter the course of this disabling disease." The gene, PARK8, encodes a protein named dardarin by the researchers, from the Basque word dardara, which means tremor, a major symptom of P...
NIH funds new bioinformatics resources at UT Southwestern
...s to create two bioinformatics centers designed to help
scientists combat infectious diseases and immune d... data and relate that work to their own. This will help
them identify groups of genes and proteins that contribute to the development of disease. From this,...
Latest buzz in research: Intoxicated honey bees may clue scientists into drunken human behavior
...ects genes and proteins in the honey bee brain may help
us eventually understand how alcoholism affects memory and behavior in humans, as well as the molecular basis of addiction." The researchers presented their work on October 23 in San Diego at the annual Society for Neuroscience conference. Honey bees...
Reductions in blood oxygen levels in newborns could contribute to ADHD development
...entions and therapies." "Our research also could help
explain why amphetamines, such as Ritalin, and other non-amphetamines, such as Wellbutrin, that increase levels of brain dopamine are an effective treatment for children with ADHD," Dr. Decker said. "So far scientists haven't sorted out which neurot...
Deciphering an autism mystery
... Blatt. "Together, this information may ultimately help
guide pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs that specifically target the underlying causes of autism and not just the behavioral symptoms." Daniel Buxhoeveden, PhD, of the University of South Carolina looked for differences in the...
Calorie restriction leads to some brain benefits but not others in mice
...'s 34th Annual Meeting in San Diego. "Our findings help
us understand the processes underlying both normal...roke to cancer. Antioxidants like vitamins C and E help
prevent free radicals from wreaking too much havoc. Since there is evidence that both antioxidants ...
Pesticides may promote Parkinson's disease and exercise may offer protection
...ect against the loss of dopamine neurons--and thus help
slow or prevent the development of Parkinson's disease, according to new studies on rats conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Texas. This research is encouraging news for people with Parkinson's disease who a...
Sandbagging cancer in the bloodstream
...reatment [with Src kinase inhibitors] may actually help
people ward off some of the most deadly and metastatic cancers," says Cheresh. "Currently, anti-cancer drugs are typically aimed at the tumor cells themselves. The problem is that genetically unstable tumor cells are able to develop resistance to one...
New center to map DNA of key lab mice
...etic links to disease," said Dr. Olden. "This will help
us identify the causes of disease faster and will make research and drug development more cost effective." The Resequencing Project, which will be conducted through a 2-year contract with Perlegen Sciences, Inc. of Mountain View, CA, is a foundationa...
Medical informatics project targets ovarian, breast cancers
...ve begun a five-year, $8 million project that will help
doctors better understand the damage caused by breast and ovarian cancers. Funded by the National Cancer Institute, the project will bring together clinical and basic science cancer researchers at the IU School of Medicine and the IU Cancer Center in...
Insects implicated in the evolution of new human infectious diseases
...orhabdus luminescens, which kills insects with the help
of nematode worms. This family of bacteria are kn...of antibiotics to treat them and insecticides that help
suppress invertebrate numbers. However, they warn it could be only a short time before the parallel ...
Predicting infection risk of mosquito-borne disease
...results make the case that mathematical models can help
public health officials calculate risk of infectious diseases in heterogeneous environments--that is, real world conditions--when vector ecology and the parameters of transmission are well characterized. Any plan to prevent and control the spread of ...
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