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Cooperation to create a new tuberculosis vaccine

... DNA vaccines deliver genetic information directly into the cells of the vaccinated person, which enables the cells to produce the most appropriate and efficacious vaccine via the safest possible application method. DNA vaccines induce a distinct type of immune response that cannot be attained by traditio...

Protein protecting brain from toxins also blocks some chemotherapy from reaching tumors

...locks the access of the anti-cancer drug topotecan into the brain by transporting this agent back into the bloodstream, thus reducing the ability of this agent to reach tumors. Results from a series of s...

'Junk' DNA may be very valuable to embryos

...ave the ability to propagate and insert themselves into different positions within the genome. The research, published in the October issue of Developmental Cell, suggests that retrotransposons may not be just the "junk DNA" once thought, but rather appear to be a large repository of start sites for initi...

Cells in retina found to behave like soap bubbles

...ed again and again across the eye. Gaining insight into these patterns can help researchers understand the interplay between genetics and physics in cell formation. "The cells we studied, those found in the retina of the fruit fly, adopt mathematically predictable shapes and configurations," said Richard...

VitalSense(R) - Wireless vital signs monitoring

...itor, which can be worn in a waist pack or slipped into a pocket. The mean transit time for the capsules i...on April 22, 2004 VitalSense has been incorporated into a number of on-going clinical studies. Those in early stages of design and testing include menopausa...

Researchers provide road map for generating B cells from stem cells

...sts will need to learn how to coax them to develop into the desired cell types, a major challenge. In the...d. "Once we order the components and gain insight into the design principles of such regulatory networks we may be able to make any kind of cell we want, o...

New method identifies chromosome changes in malignant cells

...nd overuse others, allowing their unchecked growth into tumors. The most aggressive of these distortions o...ke many extra copies of the string and reinsert it into the chromosome. Until now, scientists had no routine way to detect these alterations except for ver...

Acoustics meeting in San Diego

...ctor for breaking down organic chemical pollutants into simpler, nonhazardous chemicals. In their studies,...igger stuttering episodes may provide new insights into the origins of this condition. (2aSC1) TRULY "MICRO" PHONES Of the billion microphones made every...

Mitochondria findings may help beat wide range of disease

... approach allowed researchers a first-ever glimpse into the sequence of events underlying outer and inner...behavior has the potential to reveal keen insights into the basic and essential cell-mitochondria relationship, leading to increased understanding of the ag...

Rutgers-led research offers new clues in the genetic mysteries of maize

...ly published papers provide exciting, new glimpses into the nature of maize, Messing stressed the need for the completion of a whole genome sequence, a more detailed analysis of gene expression in maize, and a better understanding of its genetic and cellular mechanisms. ...

Estrogen protects male rats from aortic aneurysms

... transplanted aortas. All male aortas transplanted into male rats developed an aneurysm, while only 17 percent of female aortas transplanted into female rats did so. But when female aortas were transplanted into male rats, the protective effect d...

Technique for genetically modifying blood stem cells brings cure for blood diseases closer

...in a harmless virus--to shuttle a therapeutic gene into the defective HSCs. The gene allowed red cells tha... prevents the need to introduce normal beta-globin into the body in someone who has never had it before. It is possible that the sudden introduction of beta...

Touching research: How white blood cells navigate

...ople with an expertise in fluid mechanics might go into the petroleum industry, or public works, or the fo...e're using the same expertise to get a unique look into one of the most basic processes in our bodies," says Waugh. "This type of work takes a special breed...

Channel protein converts vibrations to electrical signal

... transform the mechanical stimulus of a sound wave into an electrical signal recognizable by the brain. Th... inner ear and convert mechanical sound vibrations into electrical impulses are known as hair cells named for the tuft of 30-300 cilia, or microscopic hair...

Gladstone researchers resolve key Huntington's disease mystery in Nature cover story

...s is a powerful new way to guide our investigation into the underlying mechanisms of neurodegeneration," h...luorescently tagged versions of huntingtin protein into neurons. They then used the robotic microscope to monitor the accumulation of the abnormal protein i...

Award-winning INEEL probe to help safely monitor hazardous waste sites

.... "It's the first technology to be able to go down into contamination without disturbing the downhole cond...steel point. Rugged enough to be inserted directly into the earth, this exterior hull was designed to stay underground and house a succession of probe instr...

INEEL uses extremophile bacteria to ease bleaching's environmental cost

...n most living things, break down hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen. This protects cells from oxidative stress -- the biological equivalent of rust. But industrial waters can push enzymes to their limit. Most commercial catalase enzymes hail from organisms that prefer moderate temperatures, such as c...

Technology award presented to Weizmann Institute scientist

...s. They are so small that more than a trillion fit into one drop of water. A recent version of the biomol...biomolecular devices that may be injected directly into the human body to detect and prevent or cure disease. Award winners are chosen by their peers in th...

Anti-cholesterol drug treats Alzheimer's disease in mice

...e A: cholesterol acyltransferase" (ACAT), converts into a form of cholesterol that the cell stores in droplets. When CP-113,818 is administered, it plugs into the "active site" of ACAT, jamming its operation and preventing the enzyme from processing cholester...

Coke versus Pepsi: It's all in the head

...marketing messages that have insinuated themselves into the nervous systems of humans that consume the drinks." Even though scientists have long believed that such cultural messages affect taste perception, there had been no direct neural probes to test the effect, wrote the researchers. Findings about th...

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(Date:4/22/2014)... to Asia to coordinate with allies and reconfirm ... the Office of Naval Research (ONR) emphasized today ... an example of strong and growing ties between ... region. , The APTEP program, centered in Hawaii ... development of alternative energy technologies. It takes a ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... French . ... the complete genome and subsequent phylogenetic analysis show that ... that is distinct from strains previously identified in the ... also linked the laboratory confirmed cases with the initial ... virus is a lethal, highly contagious virus for which ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... that exposure to environmental enrichment can induce ... learning and memory. Previous studies have demonstrated ... the superficial layer of the cerebral cortex ... and these neurons exhibit very weak properties ... Whether environmental enrichment has an impact on ...
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