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Semiconductor membrane mimics biological behavior of ion channels
...ing the operation of biological ion channels, said lead
researcher Jean-Pierre Leburton, the Stillman Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois. Leburton, with postdoctoral research associate Maria Gracheva and graduate student Julien Vidal, simulated the operation of the semiconductor...
Cancer cures could work for canines and humans
...nd how certain cancers develop. In turn that could lead
to better treatments for both canine and human cancer patients. An expert from the countrys newest Vet School will tell a symposium in London that studying tumours in dogs and humans could give us a better understanding of their shared pathogenesi...
Researchers witness natural selection at work in dramatic comeback of male butterflies
...hat has ever been observed," said Sylvain Charlat, lead
author of the study and a post-doctoral researcher with joint appointments at the University of California, Berkeley, and University College London. "This study shows that when a population experiences very intense selective pressures, such as an ext...
Major breakthrough in understanding how HIV interferes with infected cell division
... July 13, in PLoS Pathogens a discovery that could lead
to the development of a new class of drugs to combat HIV. Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) causes AIDS by depleting essential immune cells called CD4+T lymphocytes in infected individuals, resulting in a compromised immune system. At the...
How plants learned to respond to changing environments
A team of John Innes centre scientists lead
by Professor Nick Harberd have discovered how plants evolved the ability to adapt to changes in climate and environment. Plants adapt their growth, including key steps in their life cycle such as germination and flowering, to take advantage of envir...
CU researchers discover evidence of very recent human adaptation
...nome differed," said Scott Williamson, the study's lead
author and a Cornell assistant professor of biolog...ttach to surrounding cells (mutations of this gene lead
to muscular dystrophy), receptors that relate to hearing, genes involved in nervous system function ...
Changing climate will challenge Northeast agriculture, CU expert warns
... adaptation. "Today's energy and emissions choices lead
to starkly different pictures of what the future h... said Wolfe, Cornell professor of horticulture and lead
author of the NECIA agriculture chapter. While a warmer climate will trigger a longer growing season...
Sour taste make you pucker? It may be in your genes
...o be involved in sour taste perception, says study lead
author Paul M. Wise, PhD, a Monell sensory psychologist. In the study, published online in advance of print in the journal Chemical Senses, researchers tested 74 pairs of monozygotic (MZ, identical) twins and 35 pairs of dizygotic (DZ, fraternal) ...
White blood cells are picky about sugar
...that cross their path. But new evidence, which may lead
to better drugs to fight deadly pathogens, indicates that neutrophils might actually distinguish among their targets. A scientist in the lab of Whitehead Member Gerald Fink has discovered that neutrophils recognize and respond to a specific form of...
New use for a cell toxin found to inhibit survival proteins in cancer cells
...s used in combination with other agents, and could lead
to a targeted molecular therapy to enhance the effectiveness of cancer treatments. Hockenbery said his groups approach illustrated the need to look at how the proteins interact with everything else in the cell. By over expressing this protein, the ce...
Longest study finds reef fish need longer break
...anned, said WCS researcher Dr. Tim McClanahan, the lead
author of the study. This study gives us some important insights in how the different fish species recover and how these communities affect the health of the reef as a whole. Specifically, the study examined the recovery rates of eight dominant fis...
QUT's top researchers honored with fellowships
...and Biomedical Innovation, said her research would lead
to the development of a genetic test for diagnosis of schizophrenia and early detection. "Schizophrenia affects about one per cent of Queenslanders, making it 10 times more common than AIDS, cot death and melanoma combined," Dr Voisey said. "The ...
Modified herpes virus keeps arteries 'free-flowing' following procedures
...iversity of Chicago Medical Center, and the studys lead
author says, One of the drawbacks of balloon angio...angioplasty, in addition to opening the artery can lead
to smooth muscle cell proliferation, similar to formation of scar tissue, known as neointimal hyperp...
Macrochem acquires option to license pexiganan
... also fits our strategic focus and complements our lead
product candidate, EcoNail(TM) for treatment of nail fungus currently in a fully enrolled Phase 2 trial and progressing on track with an interim assessment of clinical data later this year after all patients have been treated for twenty four weeks," ...
Nearly 90 percent of babies receive recommended newborn screening tests
...ceive immediate treatment necessary to survive and lead
healthy lives. The lack of federal guidelines makes it difficult for states to get support for needed legislation. In states that do not follow the ACMG recommendations, the March of Dimes staff and volunteers continue to work with governors, legi...
New blood test might offer early warning of deep belly fat
...tyle modification, or gastric banding surgery also lead
to a decline in RBP4 levels. Serum RBP4 concentrations in humans also correlate highly with waist-to-hip circumference ratio (an estimate of intra-abdominal fat mass), waist circumference, and percent trunk fat. Those findings suggested that the am...
New research shows vaginal bacteria vary among healthy women, need customized treatment
...nderstanding of the differences between women, can lead
to misinformation, misdiagnosis and potentially in... varies greatly among women. Those differences can lead
to conditions that, if not diagnosed and treated correctly, may leave some women susceptible to a ra...
Biodesign Institute leads innovative project to prevent cancer
...design research colleague, Douglas Lake, PhD, will lead
a three-year $1.2 million project from the W. M. K... system can recognize, said Douglas Lake, who will lead
the Keck Foundation project. If we could pre-immunize an individual with a collection of proteins th...
VIB scientist receives major research grant
...er be able to coagulate, which can indirectly even lead
to death. In 85% of the patients, there is a shortage of coagulation factor VIII. This condition is called hemophilia A. The rest of the patients most often have a shortage of coagulation factor IX (hemophilia B). The disorder has a frequency of 1 in...
Satellite survey links tropical park fires with poverty and corruption
...July issue of Ecological Applications, reported by lead
author S. Joseph Wright, staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa and Carlos Portillo-Quintero from the University of Alberta; and Diane Davies from the University of Maryland. Satellite data on fire fre...
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