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Banding together: RAS signaling of circadian output

... activity levels. Says Dunlap, "Understanding the molecular nature of band makes us all look at output from the circadian clock in a different and clearer way. It's been a long time coming."...

MU researchers to study the status of black bears in Missouri

...study is a good example of the use of cutting-edge molecular biology in the management of Missouris wildlife, Eggert said. Were pleased to work with the Missouri Department of Conservation to generate the data needed to better understand and effectively manage the black bear population. Dave Hamilton, a res...

UVa-led team uncovers important secret in gene replication

...dya Dutta, M.D., UVa professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics, who headed the replication portion of the major ENCODE project published in Nature journal (June 14). The time of replication of different parts of our genome is very nicely correlated with the chromatin packaging. This finding held true ...

University of Washington researchers play leading role in major study of human genome function

...sequences within the genome. The UW ENCODE team of molecular and computational biologists focused on identifyin...ey used an inexpensive enzyme, called DNaseI, as a molecular bloodhound. When it is injected into a living cell, the enzyme seeks out regions of unfolded chromat...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

...lson After spinal cord injury (SCI), physical and molecular barriers inhibit axon regeneration. These impediments arise in part from a glial scar consisting of reactive astrocytes as well as astrocytic release of growth inhibitors such as chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans. These astrocytic events can be trigg...

NIH awards nearly $21 million to fund cutting-edge research equipment

...ield-dependent studies of relaxation used to probe molecular dynamics, supporting investigations of proteins th...aphy tracer development and production will enable molecular level physiological functional imaging to facilitate research involving cancer, neuroscience, cardio...

Scientists decode RNA mystery, will help aim drug therapies

...at will help better direct drug therapies to their molecular targets. As reported in the June 13 issue of the ...an Dinman, assistant professor of cell biology and molecular genetics at the University of Maryland, have found the difference between two closely related compon...

Research without borders: Head of Santa Fe Institute to address NSF

...3/4-power of mass over 27 orders of magnitude from molecular levels up to the largest multicellular organisms. Similarly, time-scales, such as lifespans and growth-rates, increase with exponents which are typically simple powers of 1/4. It will be shown how these scaling laws follow from fundamental generic ...

Methodist, University of Houston, Cornell combine biomedical imaging expertise

...CAT scans and other high technologies ranging from molecular imaging to nanotechnology to computer science. These techniques are used to observe the activities of organs, cells and molecules with the aim of better diagnosis and treatment of many disorders, including those caused by cancer, cardiac malfunct...

Tumor vessels identified by unique molecular markers

...inding because this distinction, particularly at a molecular level, has remained elusive for quite some time. T...enes that could potentially aid in the delivery of molecular medicine to specific anatomical sites. The study also revealed 13 genes that are selectively overexp...

Cell Press announces new partnership with the American Society of Human Genetics

...genetic principles in medicine, public policy, and molecular and cell biology. With an impact factor of 12.65, the journal is the leading publication in the field of human genetics. We are very excited to begin this new publishing partnership with Cell Press, especially at this time when discoveries in medical...

Cancer stem cells can go it alone

...ll level, says lead author Ileana Zucchi, Ph.D., a molecular cancer biologist at the Institute for Biological Technology (ITB-CNR) in Milan, Italy. Having a model cancer stem cell system will also allow researchers to identify genes and proteins that will help with the search for human breast cancer stem cel...

ASU research shows connection between testosterone, dietary antioxidants and bird coloration

...f their interactions, as with testosterone, at the molecular level....

Researchers shed light on shrinking of chromosomes

...ort crucial new insights into timing, function and molecular basis of chromosome condensation. What happens whe...chromosomes. They now hope to uncover the detailed molecular mechanism underlying the late shortening of chromosomes. This could further advance our understandin...

SNM presents awards on Capitol Hill

...ASHINGTON, D.C.SNM, the worlds largest society for molecular imaging and nuclear medicine professionals, honore...ashington Convention Center. To continue to move molecular imaging and therapy innovations from the research laboratory to real improvements in patient care, w...

2007 Image of the Year: Molecular imaging relates human brain chemistry to aggressive behavior

...ing, hosted by SNM, the worlds largest society for molecular imaging and nuclear medicine professionals. One of the major scientific contributions of molecular imaging is its ability to relate human brain chemistry and behavior, said Henry N. Wagner Jr., SNM p...

SNM advances professional definition for 'molecular imaging'

WASHINGTON, D.C.Type the phrase molecular imaging into Google, and youll get 18.8 million results. Ask the individuals who perform molecular imaging for a definition, and no two will be alike. For this reason, SNMthe worlds largest society f...

Largest synthetic gene ever built offers insights into anti-malarial drug resistance

...enient yeast system, we can work to understand the molecular basis of anti-malarial drug resistance, providing insight into how future drugs might be designed to effectively kill the parasite," said Paul Roepe, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular & Molecular Biology as well as the...

University of Pittsburgh scientists find new contributor to aggressive cancers

....D., Ph.D., associate professor in the division of molecular and cellular pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, examined whether this gene is mutated in specimens of various human cancers as well as whether the level of integrin 7 expression is associated with clinical relapse of human cancer...

Blocking beta1-integrin to treat cancer

...ancer. Future research should help to identify the molecular players and pathways involved....

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(Date:10/30/2014)... York | Heidelberg, 30 October 2014 Biological membranes ... better understanding of adsorption of solution ions onto ... cells. Now, a new study provides a quantitative ... surrounding solution ions. Joanna Kotyńska and Zbigniew Figaszewski ... authors of a study describing these findings, just ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... kind to date, researchers have used DNA sequencing to ... autism. Joseph Buxbaum, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at ... Institute of Harvard and MIT, and their colleagues examined ... and unrelated people. They identified changes in 107 genes ... autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – a jump from the ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... sunlight to make their food, but they also need protection ... discovered a group of molecules in plants that shields them ... Journal of the American Chemical Society , one team reports ... , Timothy Zwier and colleagues at Purdue University note that ... cause serious damage to plant DNA and, as a result, ...
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