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Enzyme inhibitors block replication of SARS virus

...gs published today provide better insight into the mode of action of the enzyme, which may lead to development of a drug against SARS. The findings were made by using rapid drug discovery techniques developed in the Wong lab to screen large numbers of weak enzyme inhibitors, and then attaching additional ...

American College of Physicians: The healthcare response to pandemic influenza/avian flu

...ring the briefing callers will be in "listen-only" mode and following the speaker's announcements, a Q & A session will begin. The operator will cue all journalists at that time to present questions. Have questions about the conference or need more information? Contact: Lynda Teer, 215-351-2655 or 800...

Even fish don't swim well when they're young!

...ae are pretty feeble when it comes to an efficient mode of swimming called 'burst-and-coast'. Dr Ulrike Mller from Wageningen University studies how fish swim: "Fish larvae are the most critical life history stage. In marine fish more than 99% of the mortality occurs in the larval stage so anything that m...

Salk scientist Ron Evans wins 2006 Gairdner Award for his discovery of hormone sensors

...rovided the much-needed code to hormones' puzzling mode of action and opened the door to future discoveries. Following his discovery, Evans, and others in his field began hunting for more hormone sensors by using the cortisol receptor gene as a blueprint. To date, researchers have turned up nearly 50 rela...

Enzyme crystal structure reveals 'unexpected' genome repair functions

...plays a role in switching TFIIH from transcription mode to NER," Tainer says. "The structural biochemistry of XPB that we discovered shows an unexpected molecular mechanism by which XPB plays a key role in determining exactly how TFIIH functions, whether in transcription or repair mode."...

Brain communicates in analog and digital modes simultaneously

.... Only with a thorough understanding of this mixed mode of signal transmission will a truly in depth understanding of the brain and its disorders be achieved, he said....

Quorum sensing in yeast

...ensity. While quorum sensing is a well-established mode of intercellular communication in bacteria, its role in fungal systems is still emerging. Dr. Chen and Fink found that S. cerevisiae use aromatic alcohols as signals to stimulate filamentous growth in response to nitrogen starvation. Interestingly, t...

Success comes at a cost, even for phages

...ion rate in a host, survival outside the host, and mode of transmission. Working with viruses that infect bacteria, called bacteriophages (or in this case, coliphages, which infect Escherichia coli), De Paepe and Taddei predicted that the phage, just like a full-fledged cellular organism, would display t...

Other highlights in the June 21 JNCI

...exposure of the general population to cadmium, the mode of the association between cadmium exposure and breast cancer risk warrants further study." Contact: Linda Dietrich, University of Wisconsin, 608-263-6585, lg.dietrich@hosp.wisc.edu Drug from Milk Thistle Prevents Lung Cancer in a Mouse Model S...

NYU scientists begin second phase of project to better understand disease

...nderstanding of malaria. They will use a different mode of the Rosetta program to generate higher resolution structures, thereby refining predictions from the first phase with more accurate but also much more computationally demanding methods....

Dragon Symposium highlights success of projects

... recounted was how using ASAR in multipolarisation mode improves the definition and mapping of flood extents, and the measuring of soil moisture content in the upper surface layer. Forest Monitoring Forests, which cover one seventh of China's land, have undergone dramatic changes in the last severa...

Controlling robots that search for Mars life

...utomated control a major advance This automated mode of operation is a major advance for ESA, long used to controlling spacecraft directly using human controllers. And not only will the rover's onboard control systems be new. "ExoMars will require entirely new techniques and technology for several asp...

Breaks in hibernation help fight bugs

...o stay warm is high. The immune system is in sleep mode as well. "The production of antibodies, and white blood cells is stopped. Basically all cell reproduction shuts off," says Angela Luis, a doctoral candidate in ecology at Penn State's Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics. However, animals reg...

Researcher hits bulls-eye for antibiotic target

...ovides the signal for bacteria to enter starvation mode and limit reproduction. "With the ability to control the use of this signal, we can fool bacteria into thinking they are starving all the time, even when they are not; or we could never allow them to realize that they're starving, and that would ki...

Protein clue to tailor-made antibiotics

...leanthous has discovered a critical element in the mode of action of a class of colicins (so-called DNases) that kill cells by destroying their DNA. Though most proteins have a folded structure, DNase colicins are only partially so. The scientists have found that the unfolded part of DNase colicin struc...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- August 23, 2006

...es of memory, boots up instantly, offers a standby mode that consumes no electric power, and yet keeps programs and data instantly available in active memory. Well, maybe not quite yet. But, a rapidly emerging field called spintronics may make such revolutionary new electronic devices a reality, accordi...

'Conversation stoppers' fight deadly bacterial infections

...um sensing), pathogenic bacteria will change their mode of growth and produce virulence factors that lead to infection. These chemical signals also trigger the bacteria to produce slimy biofilms that cloak the bacteria and make the colony physically resistant to antibiotics. Attempts to block bacterial ...

Oldest juvenile skeleton discovered will help piece together human development

...ation of these features and what was the preferred mode of locomotion for this species. Some researchers have argued that the ape-like features of the upper limb are just retained from a common ancestor, but are not functional, while others argue the features are functional and indicate that the species ...

Most widely used organic pesticide requires help to kill

...hors, Jo Handelsman, of the long-held view of Bt's mode of killing. "What was proposed as a hypothesis in one paper became cited as proven in another and no one seemed to go back to the original literature until now." Handelsman is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor in the UW-Madison department...

Novel mechanism of action of new drug for MS identified

... by an international research team. With its novel mode of action and the added benefit of an oral formulation, further clinical development of FTY720 might have a major impact on treatment of MS, said Spiegel. "By clearly understanding the mechanism of action of drugs such as FTY720, we can develop more...

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