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NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute
...n important part of this analysis are efforts that look
at how genes are expressed as proteins. Structural...to be able to stick a molecule under a microscope, look
through the eyepiece, and, to paraphrase the late physicist Richard Feynman, just look
at the thing....
Offspring at risk from maternal occupational exposure to solvents
...dicine and Medical Genetics at U of T. "We need to look
at dose and exposure to specific solvents, as well the time during pregnancy of exposure." The study looked at 32 women who were exposed to organic solvents in the workplace for at least eight weeks of pregnancy, starting in the first trimester, alon...
HHMI researchers Richard Axel and Linda Buck win 2004 Nobel Prize
... from various labs--was that the odorant receptors look
a lot like rhodopsin, the receptor protein in rod cells of the eye. Rhodopsin and at least 40 other receptor proteins criss-cross the cell surface seven times, which gives them a characteristic, snake-like shape. They also function in similar ways, b...
How roots control plant shoots
...urrent season of brilliant fall colors. "When we look
at plants, it's easy to think only about the above...d nutrients in controlling how the plant comes to look
as it does. It's very easy to ignore the root, but our study shows we shouldn't." Manipulating the...
Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures
... in biomechanical modeling and simulation. "If you look
at the physics of many different biological structures, the fundamental equations that describe these systems have a lot in common. We're going to create a package that can simulate everything from proteins folding to human movement." Mathematical a...
Good news: As you age, leg blood vessels adapt so you can still exercise without fainting
...ity to respond to stressful situations. One way to look
at exercise physiologically -- is as a non-life-threatening example of a stressful situation. Think about it: When we exercise, our heart and breathing rates rise rapidly and blood vessels in our limbs dilate in order to deliver more oxygenated blo...
University of Edinburgh hosts European conference on childhood disability
...ltant paediatrician Dr Anne O'Hare said: " We will look
at advances in the field of childhood disability, starting with the basic science of cognition, right through to optimising children's environment by protecting them against emotional abuse. Delegates will discuss how we as professionals can make bes...
Why do African-American women have more pregnancy problems?
...improving pregnancy outcomes. The new project will look
at whether more comprehensive and coordinated pren...n the U-M Stephen M. Ross School of Business, will look
at how leadership affects access to and improvements in prenatal care, as well as the leader's role ...
New method identifies chromosome changes in malignant cells
... to be turned on or off together, biologists often look
for a master regulator that controls them all at once. "They can write whole papers about how interesting it is that they are regulated together, when in fact what is happening is that the whole chunk of the chromosome containing those genes has just...
Acoustics meeting in San Diego
...lus") is replaced with permanent bone. Also, they look
for increased stiffness at the fracture site, which may provide another sign of healing. Sabina Gheduzzi of the Unversity of Bristol ( S.Gheduzzi@bristol.ac.uk ) and her colleagues at the Universities of Bath and Southampton will present an ultraso...
Touching research: How white blood cells navigate
...ere we'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 of engineer willing to deal with messy systems, as most biological systems tend to be." The grant will fund projects headed by five scientists....
Faces age due to fat loss, skin changes - not gravity
...cause when they pull up on their facial skin, they look
better," said Val Lambros, MD, ASPS member and author of the study. "Actually the pull of gravity on facial tissues is not a significant component of facial aging. Instead, other factors, like the loss of facial fat and sun damage are more contributo...
Channel protein converts vibrations to electrical signal
.... "We thought the TRP family was a likely place to look
for this channel, because many other TRP channels are involved in sensory transduction," Corey said. "In mammalian pheromone receptors, insect vision, hearing in flies, or touch in worms there were a lot of other TRP channels that seemed to be senso...
Study using robotic microscope shows how mutant Huntington's protein affects neurons
...es it has stored and to manipulate its controls to look
at the same neurons over and over again - like time-lapse photography. This allowed the investigators to follow changes in a single neuron or a group of neurons over a period of days. They used this automated microscope to study neurons that contai...
Where in the brain decisions are made
... making subjective decisions about which target to look
at. And, the researchers found, the electrical activity of neurons in the lateral intraparietal region did indicate that it was involved in making those decisions. Analysis of the experiments also indicated that the neurons were encoding the relative...
Laboratory test of evolutionary theory confirms importance of links between populations
...a freezer, awaiting genetic analysis. She plans to look
at the genes involved in the coevolutionary interactions, identify specific mutations, and trace the genetic dynamics of the interactions through time. "It's like having a fossil record of the viruses and bacteria. I can study their genes and see how...
Muscling in on a deadly cancer
... "If you know the steps involved, then you can look
at each of them and ask, 'Are there drugs that would specifically interfere with that step,'" he adds. Keller says muscles are made two ways. As an embryo grows, muscles develop from cells known as somites, which also give rise to bone...
A new culprit in depression?
...se results in hand, the research team hopes now to look
at FGF levels in other areas of the brain including the hippocampus, and to look
for differences in levels of other families of growth factors. They also hope to look
at the differe...
NHGRI seeks next generation of sequencing technologies
...s program director for technology development. "We look
forward to seeing which of these technologies fulfill their promise and achieve the quantum leaps that are needed to take DNA sequencing to the next level." "$100,000" Genome Grants NHGRI's "Near-Term Development for Genome Sequencing" grants will ...
Purdue chemists give an old laboratory 'bloodhound' a sharper nose
...the project. "While the technique obviously cannot look
inside packages to see what is inside, residue from explosives and drugs often remains on the hands of whoever packed it, and some is transferred during handling to the package's surface. That remaining residue is what this device will be good for de...
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