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Study of damaged gene gives insight into causes of mental illness

...evidence of the importance of DISC1. We also found remarkable clear cut differences between the different types of damage to the gene and the treatment that was the most effective. By analysing how the brain changes and develops over time we would hope that this would lead to more effective drugs to treat such ...

National Academy of Sciences elects 2 Brandeis University scientists to membership

...to the Academy, Brandeis counts ten NAS members, a remarkable achievement for a small research university. In addition, two Brandeis faculty are members of the Academies' Institute of Medicine. Marder and Miller are international experts in their respective fields and have been honored with numerous other acc...

Estrogen fluctuation affects epileptic seizures

...he synaptic turnover was very rapid, demonstrating remarkable plasticity of the brain. Second, the estrogen-influenced changes were taking place in the hippocampus, outside what were then considered the traditional hormone-sensitive regions of the brain. Dr. Woolleys research since has focused on these estr...

Enhanced environment restores memory in mice with neurodegeneration

...s recovery of long-term memory was really the most remarkable finding," said Tsai. "It suggests that memories are not really erased in such disorders as Alzheimer's, but that they are rendered inaccessible and can be recovered." When the researchers studied the brains of the animals that had been exposed to th...

Study shows hibernating bears conserve more muscle strength than humans on bed rest do

...eps of the bears. "Bears in this study exhibited remarkable conservation of muscle function," write the authors. "In spite of a size difference of almost three orders of magnitude and a 30 degree Celsius difference in torpor body temperature, the black bear may conserve muscle function to the extent of or per...

Brain networks strengthened by closing ion channels

...of symptoms following stress exposure. "We find it remarkable to relate a genetic mutation in patients to the regulation by an ion channel of PFC neuronal networks," said Arnsten....

Stem cells provide new tool for studying disease and identifying ALS drugs

..., director of research for Project A.L.S. "The remarkable interest, curiosity and open-mindedness for new and promising lines of research is emblematic of Project A.L.S.," added Serge Przedborski, Page and William Black Professor of Neurology, at Columbia. ...

New diagnostic technologies offer non-invasive means

...ers at George Mason University are investigating a remarkable use of nanotechnology that might change the way doctors monitor patients for cancer-indicating biomarkers. These hydrogel nanoparticles, less than one tenth the size of a red blood cell, could function like "smart" sponges, designed to soak up speci...

Information processing in the central nervous system: the signalling system controlling movement

...ntrolling movement. Spinal interneurones exhibit a remarkable variety of firing patterns in response to a pulse of injected current, with important implications for information processing. These patterns range from repetitive to delayed, to bursting and to single spiking. In the ventral spinal cord, interneu...

A genetic 'gang of 4' drives spread of breast cancer

...e tumors into the circulation," said Massagu. "The remarkable thing was that while silencing these genes individually was effective, silencing the quartet nearly completely eliminated tumor growth and spread." Microscopic analysis of blood vessel structure in the tumors revealed that knocking down all four gene...

Milk beats soy for post-weighlifting muscle gain

...position of milk and soy proteins and did not find remarkable differences. At this stage, researchers are uncertain why milk proteins were so much more effective than soy. However, the two main types of proteins in milk, whey and casein, may have intrinsic properties that are advantageous in terms of supporti...

AACR Annual Meeting showcases significant developments in understanding and targeting cancers

...memorates the AACRs Centennial and underscores the remarkable scientific advances that researchers have achieved in the 100 years since the organizations founding, well as the critical importance of ongoing research. The opening Centennial Ceremony will set an exciting and inspirational tone for a week of s...

Need oxygen? Cells know how to spend and save

...cells unable to rid themselves of COX4-1. "It's remarkable that the one-celled yeast also swap COX subunits in response to hypoxia, but because they lack HIF-1, they accomplish the swap in a completely different way," says Semenza. "This suggests that adapting mitochondria to changes in oxygen levels may be ...

Research project tackles 'regeneration' gap

...ng the secrets of regeneration from creatures with remarkable powers of self-renewal, such as salamanders, newts, starfish and flatworms. Fueled by about $6 million in private donations, university support and state matching funds, "The Regeneration Project" will connect scientists who work with adult human s...

National Academies host spring season of Distinctive Voices programs in Irvine, Calif.

...of the world's people have not benefited from such remarkable medical advances; their lives remain short and scarred by communicable diseases. Nassim Assefi, an internist specializing in women's health and global medicine, will discuss which countries have had some success and what else can be done to advance ...

Stem cell therapy shows promise for rescuing deteriorating vision

... and Lund, was that the cells alone demonstrated a remarkable ability to rescue vision. "On their own, they were able to support retinal cells and keep them alive," says Lund, who has conducted pioneering studies of cell therapy for eye disease. "We didn't expect that at all. We've used a number of different ...

Smithsonian-led Amazon research team wins scientific prize

...The most striking finding, say the authors, is the remarkable speed at which tree communities are changing in forest fragments. "Rainforest trees can live for centuries, even millennia, so none of us expected things to change so fast," Laurance said. "But in just two decadesa wink of time for a 1000-year-old...

New evidence of 'human' culture among primates

... Dr Moura describes the act of stone-banging as "a remarkable and novel" behaviour which has yet to be observed in any other non-human primate species. But the real significance of his research is that it suggests an element of human-like culture within this family of Capuchins. Biological anthropologists are...

AACR's Sixth Annual Landon Awards recognize Richard Kolodner, Douglas Lowy and John Schiller

...paved the way for the HPV vaccine, one of the most remarkable public health achievements in cancer research history," said William N. Hait, M.D., Ph.D, professor of medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, president-elect of AACR, current director of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey...

Springer author receives prestigious award in Beijing

...rominent scientists and enterprises that have made remarkable progress in technological innovation. Li was awarded five million yuan (about US$640,000) at the ceremony, including 500,000 yuan for himself and 4.5 million for his research. Li, born in 1931 in east China's Shandong Province, is an academician ...

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