Tag: "researchers" at biology news
U-M researchers find family of 'on switches' that cause prostate cancer
...ese gene fusions in mice and in cell cultures, the researchers
showed that the fusions are what cause prostate ca.... But its not just one set of genes that fuse. The researchers
found that any one of several in a family of genes can become scrambled and fuse. Results of the stu...
New study demonstrates important role of glia in circadian timing
...viding further evidence in support of this theory, researchers
at the Department of Neuroscience and the Center for Neuroscience Research (CNR) at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) recently identified a specific population of glial cells that is required for the control of circadian behavior in Drosophi...
Aggressive therapy best for certain AML patients
...that guide therapy. In 1994, however, a team of researchers
that included Bloomfield discovered the MLL-PTD mutation in these patients. It was the first clinically useful marker to be identified in cases of AML with normal-looking chromosomes, and it was found to predict a short remission and poor response to...
Molecule blocks gene, sheds light on liver cancer
...ermine a patient's prognosis. The study, led by researchers
at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer ...and this study confirmed that. Furthermore, the researchers
showed that adding high levels of miR-21 to normal liver cells caused PTEN levels to drop. They also...
Cost-effective method for gene silencing is featured in Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
...ation in vitro, and the protocol will be useful to researchers
interested in understanding the intricacies of T-cell maturation. It was authored by Drs. Graham Anderson and Eric J. Jenkinson from the MRC Centre for Immune Regulation at the University of Birmingham (U.K.) ( http://www.mrcbcir.bham.ac.uk/research...
2007 EURYI: 20 young researchers to receive Nobel Prize-sized awards for breakthrough ideas
...ar, the recipients include more female and younger researchers
than any other year. EURYI is designed to attr... any year. The list of the 2007 Awardees includes researchers
who will be based in eight countries Czech Republic, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, ...
Testing the force of a shark's bite
...ulla Fisheries Research Centre of Excellence until researchers
were ready to analyse its jaw and facial muscles last week. A collaborative project involving NSW DPI, the Universities of NSW, Newcastle and Tampa, Florida, and led by Dr Stephen Wroe aims to reveal the cranial mechanics, bite force and feeding be...
Particle emissions from laser printers might pose health concern
...d such elevated quantities of particles, which the researchers
believe to be toner, the ultrafine powder used in ...printers were monitored in an open office, and the researchers
recorded data on three laser printers in an experimental chamber. The study included popular models ...
Gold nanoparticles may pan out as tool for cancer diagnosis
...rn out to be a precious metal. Purdue University researchers
have created gold nanoparticles that are capable o..." or disrupt light in a characteristic manner that researchers
can then pair to the nanorod's dimensions, its antibody and the target cancer marker, which must be ...
Under magnetic force, nanoparticles may deliver gene therapy
...tiny iron-containing spheres called nanoparticles, researchers
have used magnetic fields to direct the nanopartic..., red blood cells are ten to 100 times larger. The researchers
were able to control the nanoparticle size by varying the amount or composition of solvents they use...
New databases put wings on search for bipolar risk genes
...re available for this group, the database will let researchers
correlate specific symptoms with sequences of gene...e adds. The Bipolar Disorder Phenome Database lets researchers
tap into information from two national studies of BD families collected over 20 years through patien...
Nanotechnology helps scientists make bendy sensors for hydrogen vehicles
...rogen-based economy. Yugang Sun and H. Hau Wang, researchers
in Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials and Ma... low temperatures. First, at around 900 degrees C, researchers
grow SWNTs on a silicon substrate using chemical vapor deposition. Then, researchers
transfer the SW...
High rates of HIV infection documented among young Nepalese girls sex-trafficked to India
... A study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers
of girls and women who were sex-trafficked from Ne...The word Maiti means mothers home in Nepali. The researchers
found that among the 287 girls and women, 38 percent tested positive for HIV. Among those with compl...
New UD tissue-engineering research focuses on vocal cords
...ous movement experienced by vocal fold tissue, the researchers
have constructed a bioreactor capable of delivering well-defined vibrational and tensile stresses. The device, which Jia designed, simulates the demanding, high-frequency environment in which vocal fold cells live, vibrating back and forth at up to...
Discovery in plant virus may help prevent HIV and similar viruses
...rus (HIV) and similar organisms, Purdue University researchers
have been able to genetically modify a plant to ha... recent issue of the journal The Plant Cell. The researchers
found that in the laboratory research plant Arabidopsis, cauliflower mosaic virus recruits a protein...
UF to lead research on life-threatening fungus
...million over the nextseven years to the effort. UF researchers
are collaborating withcolleagues at Duke University, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, who will funnel patients'respiratory, urine and blood samples to UF. The repository will supportresearch aimed at learni...
Fish eyes could hold clue to repairing damaged retinas in humans
...velop into a range of different retinal cells. The researchers
were able to develop the cells in vitro into all t...he characteristics of the surrounding neurons. The researchers
are now looking at developing this approach for use in the human eye. In addition to growing the cel...
MGH researchers confirm that bone marrow restores fertility in female mice
...ew study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers
confirms that female mice that receive bone marrow...ther investigate this observation, the MGH-Vincent researchers
gave chemotherapy-treated females marrow from transgenic females that express a green fluorescent pr...
Rare example of Darwinism seen in action
...evelopment growth hormone. Reznick and the other researchers
found that the IGF2 gene sequences had changed in ...le in not just mammals, but in fish as well. The researchers
found that the biggest genetic changes were in those species of the minnows that had developed place...
Huntington's disease study shows animal models on target
...available in French . An international team of researchers
has published a benchmark study showing that gene expression in several animal models of Huntingtons Disease (HD) closely resembles that of human HD patients. The results, published August 1, 2007, in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, validate...
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