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ESF EURYI award winner aims to stop cancer cells reading their own DNA

...that operate at the nanometer scale to process and manipulate the information stored within the DNA and RNA of our cells. Dekker is exploiting a variety of new highly sensitive manipulation and imaging techniques capable of resolving single molecules. These include force spectroscopy, new forms of optical micro...

UCF research links proteins, stem cells and potential Alzheimer's treatment

... benchmarks be met. Its one thing to be able to manipulate stem cells for creating specific tissue types the brain, the eyes, the heart but every disease is different, he said. Simply producing transplantable cells isnt enough. You have to think of how the disease works and figure out ways to apply the cel...

Not all embryonic stem cell lines are created equal

... functioning human neurons that we can genetically manipulate to mimic human disorders, she said. Before, it was only possible to use mouse or other animal cells to model neurodegenerative diseases, but the genetic background is so different from that of humans that key aspects of diseases such as Alzheimers co...

Penn researchers discover pathway that eliminates genetic defects in red blood cells

...uch information should lead to new ideas on how to manipulate this system in a variety of blood diseases....

2007 EURYI: 20 young researchers to receive Nobel Prize-sized awards for breakthrough ideas

... original ideas are ranging from new techniques to manipulate antimatter to disease gene mapping and functional genomics in the domestic dog. It has been amazing to witness how the EURYI scheme has evolved and become a force to be reckoned with in recognising young researchers works by granting them Nobel Pri...

Probing biology's dark matter

...aining multiple types of microbes into a chip, and manipulate tiny valves to direct individual rod-shaped bacteria into miniature chambers. Once individual microbes were isolated, the researchers could extract the DNA and amplify it using routine methods. In this way, the researchers were able to sequence and...

Sour taste make you pucker? It may be in your genes

...r taste perception, we might eventually be able to manipulate the taste of individual diets to help encourage healthy eating....

'Virtual' mouse brains now available online

...study describes the ways his group have devised to manipulate the signals to achieve varieties of contrasts and resolutions. For instance, the technology can discriminate grey matter from the white matter within mouse brains. "We have the ability to highlight soft tissue differences with extraordinary clarity...

Malaria-resistant mosquitoes battle disease with 'molecular warhead'

...n future studies, the researchers will genetically manipulate the warhead to study its binding properties, Dr. Baxter said. In addition, further research is needed to determine what other elements of the mosquitos immune system are activated once TEP1 binds to an invader....

University of Cincinnati receives $1.7M to research molecular treatment of brain injury

... Thus far doctors have been unable to prevent or manipulate these progressive changes that follow traumatic brain injury. Strauss and other researchers previously found that the enzyme COX-2 is one of the contributors to harmful inflammation. COX-2 increases following injury and, to the brains detriment, re...

Bright future for nano-sized light source

... also demonstrated that it is possible to trap and manipulate single nanowires with optical tweezers, a critical...ce. This opens up the possibility of being able to manipulate a specimen as you visualize it. Central to the success of the nanowire light source are the except...

Cord blood may preserve insulin levels in children with type 1 diabetes

... can take the key cells from cord blood and safely manipulate them to improve on our findings. The application of human cord blood in the treatment of type 1 diabetes is of extreme importance, said Colin P. McGuckin, a professor of regenerative medicine at Britains University of Newcastle upon Tyne Medical Sc...

A new system for collaboration in cell communication

...nto how these mechanisms work so that we can later manipulate and control them. Many of these pathways and signalling systems have been observed throughout evolution and hence, studies with models such as the fruit fly, can provide further insight into how these signalling mechanisms work in humans....

St. Jude study shows genes play an unexpected role in their own activation

... this work is that one day it might be possible to manipulate CREBs co-factors to treat disease. A drug that blocked the specific co-factors CREB needs in the liver to trigger activity of genes that make glucose could reduce blood levels of this sugar in people with diabetes, Brindle said. But at the same time,...

Giant magnetocaloric materials could have large impact on the environment

...is a clean technology that uses magnetic fields to manipulate the degree of ordering (or entropy) of electronic or nuclear magnetic dipoles in order to reduce a material's temperature and allow the material to serve as a refrigerant. New materials for refrigeration based on gadolinium-germanium-silicon alloys d...

Researchers demonstrate way to control tree height

...ity have used genetic modification to successfully manipulate the growth in height of trees, showing that its possible to create miniature trees that look similar to normal trees but after several years of growth may range anywhere from 50 feet tall to a few inches. This is a proof of concept that tree heigh...

LIAI researchers identify a potential role for retinoic acid in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases

...ts that are more likely when scientists attempt to manipulate body processes internally. We found that you can control inflammation in a living animal with retinoic acid or you can treat cells with retinoic acid in a test tube and transfer them to the organism to suppress inflammation in vivo, said Dr. Cherou...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 30, 2007

...erials may afford great opportunities to probe and manipulate biological processes occurring inside cells, across membranes, and between neighboring cells," their report states. "Our results suggest that the nanowires can be potentially utilized as a powerful tool for studying intra- and inter-cellular biologic...

Research identifies protein that signals flowering in squash plants

...lant. In day-neutral plants, it is not possible to manipulate flowering by altering the daylength. By contrast, obligate SD plants will remain in the vegetative state until and unless inducing conditions (such as long nights) occur, and therefore they represent the ideal system for experimental manipulation to ...

CSHL links activity in brain synapses and developmental abnormalities with schizophrenia gene

...o powerful technology that combined the ability to manipulate individual genes, to study the very structure of the glutamate synapse with a two-photon microscope, and to perform functional studies using electrophysiology." Li hopes that his research will stimulate more exploration of the functions of NRG1...

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