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Bugs in the gut could play key role in understanding human disease and drug toxicity

... heart disease, some cancers and perhaps even some neurological diseases". "The discovery of how microbes in the gut can influence the body's responses to disease means that we now need more research into this area. The deciphering of the human genome was a huge step forward for medicine, but we now need much mor...

Botulism bug says no to nitric oxide, provides key to molecule's role in human cell signaling

...to govern crucial processes in the cardiovascular, neurological and immunological systems, said senior author C. S. Raman, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of the Structural Biology Research Center in the UT Medical School Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. "We started by identifying the...

FSU scientist links iron imbalance to Parkinson's disease

... iron then delay the onset of the disease once the neurological stage is set or slow the degenerative progress, iron toxicity both precipitates Parkinson's symptoms and hastens decline and death in existing victims. Until further studies determine optimal levels of the essential nutrient, Levenson advise...

UCLA scientists discover new way to fix defective gene

...T), a life-shortening disorder that devastates the neurological and immune systems of one in 40,000 young children...that can't function properly, producing all of the neurological and immune problems that afflict A-T patients," said Lai, the study's first author. Lai and Gatti ...

Dr. Harris receives NIH Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award

...ors who have made substantial contributions to the neurological science field and likely will continue being highly productive for the seven-year term of award funding. Dr. Harris, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Synapses and Cell Signaling, was nominated for the award by Dr. Yuan Liu, program dire...

Neurosurgeons identify growth of new adult brain cells, possible treatment for epilepsy

...nd examples of clinical and laboratory advances in neurological surgery....

Neurosurgeons looking at stem cells from skin to fight brain tumors

...nd examples of clinical and laboratory advances in neurological surgery....

DFG research training groups become increasingly international

...specialised methods to the study of highly complex neurological problems. The interaction between pathogens and their hosts at the molecular level is the topic of the interdisciplinary group "Genetic and Immunologic Determinants of Pathogen-Host-Interactions" at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Whereas the stu...

Stimulating nerve cells with laser precision

... associate professor of biomedical engineering and neurological surgery; Dr. Peter Konrad and Dr. Chris Kao of Van...Neurological Surgery, both assistant professors of neurological surgery; and biomedical engineering doctoral student Jonathon Wells. In an experiment with ra...

Warning from new SLU research: Usual test for vitamin deficiency can mislead doctors

...y of the vitamin, which has been linked to several neurological conditions, according to Saint Louis University re...young man who abused nitrous oxide and devastating neurological damage to the spinal cord and peripheral nerves. The link to nitrous oxide was recognized and the pa...

Paratek Pharmaceuticals presents multiple sclerosis data at Society for Neuroscience annual meeting

...nervous system and the most common, non-traumatic, neurological disease in young adults. Dr. David McKenney, a Paratek scientist, will present the findings during an oral presentation at 2:30 p.m. PST (5:30 p.m. EST) today at Neuroscience 2004, the Society for Neuroscience's 34th Annual Meeting in San Diego. Fo...

Pediatric cardiology researchers describe findings in neurologic outcomes, heart devices

...studies how genetic variations influence a child's neurological outcome following heart surgery. This study found ...tetralogy of Fallot were more likely to have worse neurological outcomes following surgery if they also had a genetic syndrome or a particular variant of a gene. Ch...

New gene target found for common brain tumors in children

... 60 percent of children, but often results in many neurological and learning disabilities. "We'd like to develop a drug that only affects the Notch2 pathway, since blocking other members of the Notch family may actually have the opposite effect and encourage cancer growth," says Xing Fan, M.D., Ph.D., fir...

Cardiovascular and neurological benefits of high antioxidant foods and beverages

...'s leading investigators on the cardiovascular and neurological benefits of high antioxidant foods and beverages, ...ymposium for journalists on the cardiovascular and neurological benefits of grape juice, wine and other high antioxidant foods and beverages. WHEN: Thursday Decem...

UCI researchers use human embryonic stem cells to aid spinal cord injury repair

...aplegia, quadriplegia and other diseases impacting neurological function. Named in honor of Christopher Reeve, the center is part of the UCI College of Medicine....

Flies on crack

..., Blau, and their colleagues reveal a more complex neurological process. From 400 different mutants, they identified seven with an increased response to cocaine, and for two of these, the disrupted gene was the same--Lmo. The Lmo protein, whose levels were reduced by the mutations, is known to regulate cer...

Gene therapy shows promise in model of Parkinson's disease

...Parkinson's disease is a progressive, degenerative neurological disorder in which dopamine-producing neurons in the part of the brain responsible for coordinating muscle movement die or become so damaged that they are no longer able to function. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, a "chemical messenger" that transfer...

NIH provides $32.8 million to enhance biomedical informatics research network

... test bed projects focus on brain imaging of human neurological disorders and associated animal models. "Informati...l tools that will greatly advance our knowledge of neurological disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's disease." BIRN's charter is to create a...

Scientists solve the mystery of how Botox attacks nerves and eliminates wrinkles

...s-molecular and cellular physiology, neurology and neurological sciences, and the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL). "The seven botulinum neurotoxins cut SNARE proteins at different sites along the surface," he said. "Why that is, we really don't know exactly." For the Nature study, the researchers...

Research points to new theory driving evolutionary changes

...epeat sequences are found in genes responsible for neurological development, an area where humans have evolved rapidly. "We have demonstrated that the tandem repeat sequences found in many genes are probably responsible for rapidly evolving physical traits that affect a species' ability to survive," Dr. Garner ...

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(Date:7/28/2014)... and other forms of dementia, but the research community ... of Washington bioengineers have a designed a peptide structure ... normal proteins into a state that,s linked to widespread ... diabetes and Lou Gehrig,s disease. The synthetic molecule blocks ... into an abnormally folded form by targeting a toxic ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... that 73 percent of adult survivors of childhood cancer ... and related health problems by failing to follow a ... of the journal Cancer . , Almost 32 ... in the study had metabolic syndrome, an umbrella term ... obesity, elevated triglyceride and other abnormalities that often occur ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... report to their offering. ... biological data. These systems capture biological traits such as ... hand measurements from the subject and compare the data ... of a biometrics system is to identify and verify ...
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