Tag: "memory" at biology news
St. Jude study shows genes play an unexpected role in their own activation
...that might cause effects ranging from learning and memory
capabilities to glucose production in the liver. The on switch, a protein called CREB, is a transcription factora molecule that binds to a section of DNA near a gene and triggers that gene to make the specific protein for which it codes. CREB acti...
Paving the way toward a vaccine against Alzheimer's disease
...on form of dementia, gradually destroys a person's memory
and ability to learn, communicate, and carry out d...nother. As a result, thoughts are not transmitted, memory
is lost, and new learning is hindered. But Gouras and his team showed that the antibodies cleared th...
Developer of new method for treating bone defects wins WPI Entrepreneurship Award
... Award was established in 2006 by Alba Kalenian in memory
of her late husband, inventor Aram Kalenian '33. Its purpose is to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship among WPI students, faculty, and alumni by providing seed funds to advance their ideas. Alba Kalenian says her husband believed "the highest ...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
... how loss of these functions affected learning and memory
in flies. In a pavlovian olfactory conditioning pa...es lacking Nf1 exhibited immediate and long-term memory
deficits that were rescued by expression of the human Nf1 gene (hNF1). Flies expressing hNF1 with ...
How 'memory' T cells curb the spread of viruses throughout the body
... Chase Cancer Center researchers helps explain how memory
T cells protect the body from viral diseases. The...the lymphocytes die but some remain in the body as memory
lymphocytes and protect the body from recurrence of the disease. Similarly, vaccines induce the pro...
Scientists propose the kind of chemistry that led to life
...re this chemical process of search, selection, and memory
to another well-studied process: different rates o...then discover food, and finally build a short-term memory
for the entire colony using chemical trails. They also compare the chemical steps to Darwins princ...
Crucial progress in understanding Fragile X mental retardation protein
...n the hippocampal neurons involved in learning and memory
than in many other cells. This may suggest that a high level of NXF1 might hinder the function of these cells. We are one of the first two labs to show that FMRP regulates gene expression at the mRNA stability level, Huang added. The idea is to fi...
Neuronal activity gives clues to working memory
...iscovered interplay of cells in one of the brain's memory
centers sheds light on how you recall your grocery...City. "Furthermore, because deficits in working memory
are often a precursor of schizophrenia, drugs that target this mechanism might someday help fight th...
Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene
...imers disease is the most common form of disabling memory
and thinking problems in older people. The progressive neurological disorder afflicts an estimated 5 million Americans, a number expected to triple by 2050. We have entered a new era in medical research. Todays technologies permit us to survey a s...
Cancer drug enhances long-term memory
...o treat cancer has been shown to enhance long-term memory
and strengthen neural connections in the brain, ac...llowing for easier activation of genes involved in memory
storage. This finding suggests that HDAC inhibitors could boost memory
in humans and because of the...
What causes Alzheimer's? Researchers tie beta-amyloids to brain dysfunction
...ET and a detailed battery of psychometric tests of memory
and other brain functions. PET is a highly special... PET scans do have mildbut significantreduction in memory
test scores, and this is related to the amount of amyloid present," explained Rowe. He said that "ex...
Math that powers spam filters used to understand how brain learns to move our muscles
...lso stored the information about its mistakes in a memory
bank so it could adapt and make more accurate pred..., it would sift through the prior knowledge in its memory
banks and make a prediction on how to move, which in turn would also be memorized. While short term ...
A living memory chip, black holes on the loose, and a clearer picture of ocean currents
... a cyborg-like integration of living material into memory
chips. The advance also may help neurologists to u...s stored in the neuron network. To create a new memory
in the neurons, the researchers introduced minute amounts of a chemical stimulant into the culture a...
Natural compound and exercise boost memory in mice
...nd in blueberries, tea, grapes, and cocoa enhances memory
in mice, according to newly published research. Th...tep will be to study the effects of epicatechin on memory
and brain blood flow in aged animals," says van Praag, "and then humans, combined with mild exercise...
$5M gift will attack Lou Gehrig's disease from all angles
...better known as Lou Gehrigs disease or ALS. The memory
of watching New York Sen. Jacob Javits slowly succ...ndition has never left Mr. Taubmans mind. And that memory
has motivated him to support ALS research at the University of Michigan Medical School and beyond. ...
New study indicates that people may need more dietary choline than previously thought
...s that involve knowledge acquirement and life-long memory
function. 5 ...
Anti-inflammatory drugs interact with HRT, and more
...llard R (2007) Understanding the slow depletion of memory
CD4 T cells in HIV infection. PLoS Med 4(5): e177. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0040177 PLEASE ADD THE LINK TO THE PUBLISHED ARTICLE IN ONLINEVERSIONS OF YOUR REPORT: http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal....
Latent memory of cells comes to life
...tive feedback are likely to constitute fundamental memory
mechanisms in individual cells. The mechanism gives both stability and openness to new influences which the cell could need to change state. Nature has a partner which controls the cells latent memory....
Subtle signs can help predict Huntington's disease early
...nking and movement, or "psychomotor speed," with a memory
and writing task. Those who performed worse on the psychomotor test than on the verbal fluency test were twice as likely to be diagnosed with Huntington's disease a year and a half later than those whose tests scores were equivalent. ...
Drylands are not the same as badlands
...e report also encourages tapping the knowledge and memory
of people who live on drylands. And it urges local and outside people and groups with vested interests to work together on maintenance issues. "There have been a lot of misconceptions that people who live there are destroying the land, are ignorant...
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