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Emory biochemist writes lead essay describing Nobel Prize research on ubiquitin protein

... Protein," appears in the December 17 issue of the journal Cell. His laboratory still conducts highly regarded research on the proteolysis system, which regulates the amounts and the location of proteins in cells with the help of ubiquitin. Dr. Wilkinson is a professor of biochemistry in Emory School of Me...

New compound could enhance cancer treatments

...stry, and is detailed in the December issue of the journal Chemistry & Biology. The researchers believe that the compound, when used in conjunction with chemotherapy drugs such as cisplatin and camptothecin, can make the anti-cancer drugs much more effective. "This may potentially mean that one could use les...

Your brain and you: Forecasting the ethical challenges ahead for neuroscience and society

...gs? The cover story in this month's edition of the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, released today, tackles these questions about the growing influence of neuroscience on 21st-century life. University of Pennsylvania researcher Martha Farah outlines advances in knowledge about the brain and how new tec...

Researchers discover a stem-cell switch lurking within leukemias

...d their findings in the December 2004 issue of the journal Cancer Cell . Other co-authors were from the Dana-Farber Cancer Center and Emory University. Mature white blood cells follow a developmental program that leads to what is called a terminally differentiated state. At that point in development, mature...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... findings appear in the December 2004 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. E. coli, o... findings appear in the December 2004 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Campylobacter bacteria are estimated to be responsible for 2...

Cells don festive holiday colors

...rescent proteins in the December 2004 issue of the journal Nature Biotechnology. Lead author on the paper was HHMI predoctoral fellow Nathan C. Shaner in Tsien's laboratory. In separate studies, Tsien's team "borrowed" the immune system's machinery for generating antibody diversity and used it to evolve a ne...

Inexpensive, mass-produced genes at core of synthetic biology advances at UH

...the current issue of Nature, the weekly scientific journal for biological and physical sciences research. "Synthetic genes are like a box of Lego building blocks," Gao said. "Their organization is very complex, even in simple organisms. By making programmed synthesis of genes economical, we can provide m...

Scientist discover the cellular roots of graying hair

...n. In a report posted today on the Web site of the journal Science , researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital Boston say they have found the cellular cause of graying hair while investigating the origins of malignant melanoma, the potentially deadly skin cancer. The scientists t...

Shedding feathers early may enhance sex appeal, new songbird study shows

...ising." The study will be published Dec. 24 in the journal Science . Until now scientists have assumed that most species of migratory birds molt before they migrate. The team discovered that in fact some begin their migration, molt at a "stopover" site, then continue to their winter habitat. Forty per cent ...

NJIT professor discovers new mixing method for microchip-sized labs

...gh a micro-channel. This publication follows other journal articles about similar research using other types of pumping: the Aug. 15, 2004 issue of Analytical Chemistry as well as the May 19, 2003 issue of Lab on a Chip. More recognition for Aubry's work has come from professional colleagues, who appointed ...

First 'atlas' of key brain genes could speed research on cancer, neurological diseases

...f a paper appearing in today's online issue of the journal Science, along with Charles D. Stiles, PhD, also of Dana-Farber. Transcription factors are genes that control the expression, or activity, of "target" genes. These factors play a pivotal role in brain development by direction the formation of neuron...

An unusual RNA structure in the SARS virus offers a promising target for antiviral drugs

...C researchers are publishing their findings in the journal PLoS Biology ( www.plosbiology.org , Volume 3, Issue 1). The first author of the paper is Michael Robertson, a postdoctoral researcher in Scott's lab. Robertson and Scott purified large amounts of s2m RNA, crystallized it, bombarded the crystals with...

UCSD discovery shows how embryonic stem cells perform 'quality control' inspections

..., detailed in an advance online publication of the journal Nature Cell Biology, solves the longstanding mystery of how embryonic stem cells, which have the potential to divide an unlimited number of times and differentiate to make all of the cell types in the body, are able to avoid duplicating cells that ha...

Finding cures for tropical diseases: Is open source an answer?

...and Andrej Sali in the premier open-access medical journal PLoS Medicine, is to adopt an "open source" approach to discovering new drugs for neglected diseases. They call their approach the Tropical Diseases Initiative ( www.tropicaldisease.org ), or TDI. "We envisage TDI as a decentralized, Web-based, c...

Does cancer run in families?

... published in PloS Medicine , the premier medical journal freely available online, Laufey Amundadottir and colleagues from deCODE genetics (a company that is using genetics to develop new drug treatments) and Iceland's National-University Hospital go some way toward answering that question. They analyzed co...

Evidence that human brain evolution was a special event

...e published in the December 29, 2004, issue of the journal Cell . The researchers focused their study on 214 brain-related genes, that is, genes involved in controlling brain development and function. They examined how the DNA sequences of these genes changed over evolutionary time in four species: humans,...

University of Chicago researchers discovered that humans are a 'privileged' evolutionary lineage

...e cover article of the Dec. 29, 2004, issue of the journal Cell. "Humans evolved their cognitive abilities not due to a few accidental mutations, but rather, from an enormous number of mutations acquired though exceptionally intense selection favoring more complex cognitive abilities," said lead scientist Br...

Vollum Institute discovery may unlock human genome

...nary study appearing in the Dec. 29 edition of the journal Cell , are calling the approach a significant advance in understanding the genome. The Vollum's director, Richard Goodman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of cell and developmental biology, and biochemistry and molecular biology, OHSU School of Medicine, sai...

Growth of common skin cancer blocked in gene-switch mice

...dvance of its January 15th publication date by the journal Genes & Development ( http://www.genesdev.org/cgi/doi/10.1101/gad.1258705 ). Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) affects over 1,000,000 Americans each year and frequently arises on sun-exposed sites such as the face. Surgical removal of BCCs is an effective ...

Mouse brain tumors mimic those in human genetic disorder

...will be published in the January 2005 issue of the journal Annals of Neurology. NF1 is one of the most common neurological disorders caused by a single gene mutation. The disorder can lead to a variety of complications including brain cancer. To supplement their clinical research, Gutmann's team developed a ...

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