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Is Interleukin-6 the 'holy grail' of exercise mediation?

...ans such as the liver and adipose tissue. In their quest for this magic trigger, or class of effectors, it's been referred to as the "work stimulus," "work factor" or the "exercise factor." Bente Karlund Pedersen, professor of internal medicine at Rigshospitalet and leader of the Muscle Center at the Unive...

Acoustics meeting in San Diego

...stic cues to baseball players in the field. In a quest to design a better bat for the sport of cricket, highly popular in countries such as England, Australia, and India, Sabu John and colleagues at RMIT University in Australia ( sabu.john@rmit.edu.au ) are taking advantage of the open-ended nature of cr...

ENCODE consortium publishes scientific strategy

...g the scientific rationale and strategy behind its quest to produce a comprehensive catalog of all parts of the human genome crucial to biological function. Also today, NHGRI announced the award of $5.5 million in technology development grants to provide new tools for the pioneering effort. In a peer-revie...

International Rice Functional Genomics meeting in Tucson Nov. 15-17

...citing chapter in research on the rice genome: the quest to determine the function of all of the approximately 50,000 genes in rice. "Rice feeds half the world's population and that's the group that will double in population in the next 50 years," said Rod Wing, a professor of plant sciences at the Univer...

Genetic science inspires opera

...ollaboration between artists and scientists in the quest to explain some of the myths and mysteries of cutting edge science and its history is not a new idea, but in Hidden States the aim is to provide, in perhaps a new format, an account of certain key concepts in contemporary genomics and bioinformatics....

Prediction of gene function in mammals

...best predictor of function, and could speed up the quest to understand whole genomes, in humans and other mammals, by decades. The authors have made their mouse dataset openly accessible online to the research community. Tim Hughes and colleagues from the University of Toronto, Canada, looked at the mouse...

NC State gets $1.59M grant to map genome of parasitic worm

...oject represents a significant step forward in the quest to understand the molecular and genetic basis of plant parasitic nematodes' ability to attack crop plants, and will provide an invaluable resource to researchers around the world," Opperman says....

Chromosome 16 publication fulfills DOE's human genome commitment

...ing technologies, and propel the nation in an epic quest to map and sequence the human genome....

MSI releases 'moleculizer' - a new approach to simulation of intracellular biochemical networks

...d Dr. Brent. "It is a critical step forward in our quest to provide an accurate simulation of intracellular biochemical networks." "I've designed Moleculizer to be intuitive for biologists," said Dr. Larry Lok, a mathematician who conceived and programmed Moleculizer. "Its parallel simplifications in simul...

Healthy cleavage: How statins protect against Alzheimer disease

...healthy" (non-amyloidogenic) cleavage. In their quest to understand how statins affect APP processing, Gandy and colleagues focused on a molecule called ROCK, a kinase enzyme that had recently been implicated in APP processing. Working in mouse neuroblastoma cells, they confirmed that two different stat...

Progress toward a more targeted treatment of Alzheimer's disease

...d precipitates - thus forming the plaque. In their quest for new medicines, scientists are investigating this key role of ?-secretase to try to find substances that are able to block the formation of plaques. A thorough understanding of γ-secretase is therefore critical. Diverse tissue-specific activ...

Progress toward a new remedy for chronic urinary tract infections?

...ecently published results that show promise in the quest for a new remedy for chronic urinary tract infections. The researchers have shown that administration of the sugar Heptyl--D-mannoside can prevent E. coli bacteria from binding to the wall of the urinary tract - which is the first step in the develop...

Gorilla diet tips -- Have we 'evolved to eat mush'?

...od of George Washington University, whose lifelong quest to understand our origins included work with the legendary Richard Leakey, said that any sudden, dramatic dietary changes could prove quite challenging for modern humans: "We've evolved to eat mush!" Wood quipped. "We're a pretty puny bunch, really,...

Urgent measures needed to retain our lead in pharmaceuticals

...evelopment Up to now large firms have pursued the quest for competitiveness by transforming in-house R&D into innovations aimed at new market entry and enhanced productivity. However, this has proved too costly in knowledge-intensive industries like pharmaceutical biotechnology. Prof. Phil Cooke, Cardiff...

Scientists identify molecule that regulates well-known tumor suppressor

...t abnormally high levels of PKB/Akt activity. In a quest to determine what molecules regulate normal PTEN, Dr. Tak W. Mak from the Ontario Cancer Institute and the University of Toronto and colleagues used a genetic screening method in fruit flies and identified the molecule DJ-1 as a PTEN suppressor. In s...

Salk polio vaccine celebrates 50th anniversary

...sible by the wide net that was cast in funding the quest for a polio vaccine. "Most of the beginnings of molecular biology were financed by the March of Dimes as part of its study of viruses in search of a vaccine," said Victor A. McKusick, M.D., the noted medical geneticist. Investments in research by ...

Unlocking genetic mysteries focus of UH symposium

...n biology and computer science will continue their quest to form collaborations to create custom-designed computer programs and algorithms to analyze different portions of genomes an organism's genetic material. "We are in the midst of a new revolution, a new synthesis between biology and computer scien...

Scientists infuse rat spinal cords with brain-derived human stem cells

...egarded these cells as a crucial ingredient in the quest to cure spinal injuries and neurodegenerative disease. Rather, the scientists worked with more specialized neural stem cells -- known as neural progenitor cells -- that arise from primitive stem cells during the first few weeks of human brain develop...

The Ape in the Tree: An intellectual and natural history of proconsul

...nya in Nairobi, the chance find set him on his own quest to unravel Proconsul's secrets. He began by "excavating" in the museum, turning up still more pieces of the famous skeleton in the collections. Then he moved on to field work, leading an expedition to remote Rusinga and Mfangano Islands in Lake Vict...

ORNL, UC Berkeley unravel real-world clues to Earth's mysteries

...ornia could be a gold mine to researchers in their quest to understand the complex biological relationships and how these inner workings might apply on a grander scale. In a paper to appear today on Science Online, researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University...

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