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Sex-determining genes of infectious fungus resemble human Y chromosome
...occus neoformans bear striking similarities to the human
Y chromosome -- the sex chromosome associated with...tion. Other researchers have found that the human
Y chromosome -- and the functionally-related gene clusters it contains -- has a similar history, cha...
MicroRNA study points to novel path for treating diabetes
... practice, thus enabling important discoveries for human
health. This approach is very much in the spirit of the genomics initiative of NYU and at the heart of NYU's Center for Comparative Functional Genomics."...
New gene target found for common brain tumors in children
...ng problems may make it a poor choice for treating human
brain cancer. But the investigators are testing more potent drugs of the same class and developing new ones that block only the Notch2 pathway. No clinical trials with any drug have yet been planned, the researchers emphasize. Scientists say t...
MIDI, Inc receives Official Methods(SM) status for the confirmatory ID of the anthrax pathogen
...rm presumptive B. anthracis identifications from human
and animal anthrax infections or from suspected environmental contamination following culture. During the AOAC Study, the MIDI Sherlock System was subjected to exhaustive testing of geographically diverse strains of B. anthracis and related bacteri...
Declining fish supply linked to wildlife consumption in West Africa, Science study reports
...ad to regional increases in the hunting, trade and human
consumption of wildlife in this West African natio...e widely felt consequences for regional economies, human
food supply and efforts to conserve nature on land, a new study suggests. These findings appear in t...
In a tiny squid, bacterial toxin governs organ development
... in either beneficial or benign harmony with their human
hosts. Many of those live in the gut and help with...rial partners that normally occur with the healthy human
are critical for the development of the immune system. There is evidence, for example, that their in...
Extinction in ocean's mud presages key ecological changes
... for other organisms such as fish. In places where human
activities have disrupted marine sediments, such a...will cope as animal species decline as a result of human
activity will depend on a better grasp of why species are at risk and how that risk is amplified or ...
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research focuses on early mechanisms
...d researcher Robert Grange, assistant professor of human
nutrition, foods, and exercise in the College of A...king on the project are Jay Williams, professor of human
nutrition, foods, and exercise at Virginia Tech; David Thomas, professor and head, division of struc...
Reduced fish stocks linked to increased bushmeat trade, wildlife declines in W. Africa
...ame period, there has been a threefold increase in human
populations in the region. "We've suspected this ...fe in Africa, but to demonstrate the links between human
demands for protein and the decline of wildlife resources in a statistical way has not been done bef...
Automated scans let scientists track drugs' broad effects on cells
...urish even outside the body, the Harvard team used human
cancer cells. They placed the cells in 384 minuscule wells in a plastic dish, injected each well with one of 100 drugs -- both medicines and toxins -- at different concentrations, and finished off the plates with11 chemical probes for different prote...
New study links low fish supply to increased bushmeat hunting
...strial resources would likely result in widespread human
poverty and food insecurity in the region. "At a time when regional protein shortages are evidently impacting not only local people but also driving a region-wide collapse of biodiversity, it seems questionable that foreign gover...
Avian cholera could spread from Great Salt Lake
...ium that causes avian cholera is not a significant human
health threat, although the disease is readily transmitted among bird species. Avian cholera was introduced to North America from domestic fowl and eventually spread to wild bird populations during the 1940s. Since that time, it has spread throughout...
NIEHS to develop new RNAi library to help fight disease
...NIEHS researches the effects of the environment on human
Academy eBriefings offer comprehensive reports on more than 100 cutting-edge scientific issues
...stions that get at the core of what it means to be human
and a contributing member to society. As its name implies, eBriefings are multimedia online versions of Academy meetings, seminars and conferences designed to give users the most vital information in the least amount of time. They provide quick over...
Scientists advocate genomic sequencing of 'living fossil'
...ther hand, is estimated to be smaller than that of human
or mouse, making it feasible for whole-genome sequ...acanth cluster was very similar to the orthologous human
cluster. The coelacanth genome has 49 protocadherin cluster genes organized into the same three sub...
Signal for inflammation linked to Ras-induced tumor growth
... abnormally activated in nearly one quarter of all human
cancers and is involved in many aspects of tumor progression, including interactions between tumor cells and the surrounding environment. However, the mechanisms that underlie these interactions are unclear. Dr. Dafna Bar-Sagi from the Department of...
UCLA scientists uncork fountain of youth for HIV-fighting cells
... HIV infection effectively, we must strengthen the human
immune system -- not just suppress the virus as current drugs do," said Effros. "We need a two-pronged approach to attack the disease from both sides of the medical equation." Effros and the Geron Corporation, which collaborated on this study, are a...
New tool highlights activity of key cellular signal
...ere." Stimulating cyclic AMP production in a human
embryonic kidney cell line containing the targeted fluorescent Epac proteins caused an immediate build-up of cyclic AMP and activation of Epac at the cell membrane, where cyclic AMP is produced, the researchers report. Within seconds, build-up of cyc...
New gene therapy promising for treating Fabry disease
...hospital. Corrective gene therapy, if approved for human
use, would possibly translate to a one-time treatment....
GlaxoSmithKline awards $250,000 in research grants for research on drug therapies for HIV/AIDS
...tion or prevent transmission of the virus from one human
to another. Applicants interested in more information about the Drug Discovery and Development Research Grant program can visit dddresearchgrant.com or call 1-888-527-6935. ...
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