Tag: "role" at biology news
National Ecological Observatory Network featured at ESA/SER Joint International Conference
...) will make a presentation on NEON science and the role
of experiments. Dr. Charlene D'Avanzo (Hampshire College) will address the integration of NEON science and education. In addition, Dr. James P. Collins, National Science Foundation Assistant Director, Directorate of Biological Sciences, will provide ...
Discovery of new protein could provide new understanding of male fertility
...like the first E1, UBE1L2 might have a specialized role
in tissues and in particular in the testis. Going ...entists also would like to investigate a potential role
for UBE1L2 in male fertility and determine why the enzyme is more highly expressed in testes than in...
Where broken DNA is repaired
...rganization of the cell nucleus plays an important role
in response to DNA damage. The high-density region...slocation, a process thought to play an initiative role
in cancer." Thus the data obtained by Costes and his colleagues through image-based modeling sugg...
New strategy for treating allergic disorders
...rmaceutical company ActoGeniX is playing a crucial role
in the development of such new medicines. Indeed, upon its founding in 2006, ActoGeniX acquired the complete patent portfolio concerning this technology from VIB and Ghent University. ActoGeniX is now using this technology to develop a series of safe...
Marijuana component opens the door for virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma
...r. Groopman, the study illustrates the complicated role
marijuana and other cannabinoids play in human health. Numerous types of cells display cannabinoid receptors on their outer surfaces, which act as switches that control cellular processes. Dr. Groopmans laboratory had previously demonstrated that THC...
Altering a protein makes mice less fearful
...arned fear. The new study examined the protein's role
in innate fear by disrupting ASIC1a in mice and ob...SIC1a in the brain, and focus on understanding the role
of the ion channel in the amygdala. They also are interested in whether the protein is involved in o...
COX-2 inhibitors delay pancreatic cancer precursors in mice
...ociation for Cancer Research, suggests a potential role
for COX-2 inhibitors in pancreatic cancer preventi... have led researchers to believe COX-2 plays a key role
in the development and growth of tumors. To study the effects of COX-2 on PanIN progression, Dr. ...
ESA announces 2007 award recipients
...y demonstrated that natural enemies play a central role
in creating performance trade-offs among species. Mercer Award Jordi Bascompte The Mercer Award is given for an outstanding ecological research paper published within the past two years by a younger researcher (the lead author of the paper mus...
How a pain in the neck could be bad for your blood pressure
... to show how the neck muscles could play a crucial role
in controlling blood pressure, heart rate and brea...of Neuroscience, provides the first evidence for a role
for these connections in influencing brain regions which control body functions that we don't need t...
U-M researchers find family of 'on switches' that cause prostate cancer
...in chromosomes and fused genes are known to play a role
in blood cell cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, ...g's sarcoma. A fused gene combination that plays a role
in chronic myelogenous leukemia led researchers to develop the drug Gleevec, which has dramatically ...
Forsyth scientists gain new understanding of adult stem cell regulation
...esearch with the flatworm, planaria, found a novel role
for the proteins involved in cell-to-cell communic...nic development. In this study, they turned to the role
of gap junctional signals as regulators of adult stem cells in repair of injury. Drs. Oviedo and L...
Molecule blocks gene, sheds light on liver cancer
... findings indicate that miR-21 plays a fundamental role
in tumor-cell behavior and cancer development, Patel says, and this may also be relevant to other tumors in which miR-21 is overexpressed. If this work is reproduced in investigations of other cancers, it could be a big step forward, he says. ...
2007 EURYI: 20 young researchers to receive Nobel Prize-sized awards for breakthrough ideas
...-level scientific panels managed by the ESF. ESF's role
in the coordination and selection processes of EURYI is supported by funds from the European Commission's Framework Programme 6. The 2007 Awardees will receive a diploma, presented by the Nobel-laureate Dr Tim Hunt, at a special ceremony being org...
Gold nanoparticles may pan out as tool for cancer diagnosis
...ope that this technology will soon play a critical role
in early detection and monitoring of breast cancer," said Irudayaraj (pronounced ee-roo-THY'-a-razh), leader of a research team that developed a new method for fabricating the nanoparticles that is published online this month in the journal Analytica...
Nanotechnology helps scientists make bendy sensors for hydrogen vehicles
...ors. The palladium nanoparticles play an important role
in increasing the interaction between hydrogen and the SWNTs to enhance the change of resistance of the device when it is exposed to hydrogen molecules. According to Sun, these sensors exhibit excellent sensing performance in terms of high sensitiv...
Discovery in plant virus may help prevent HIV and similar viruses
...ene is completely blocked because of its essential role
during transcription. This makes it difficult to analyze the function the gene may have in the organisms' growth, development and survival. Unlike those other organisms, the plant protein complex involves two genes. "In Arabidopsis there are two ge...
Rare example of Darwinism seen in action
...F2 in the fish. This shows that IGF2 plays a vital role
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 placentas, supporting the Darwinian theory of natural selection. The study also provides ind...
Huntington's disease study shows animal models on target
...s and disease stages. These profiles clarified the role
of different forms and dosages of the protein hungtintin in the transcriptional activity of neurons. They then designed and implemented novel computational methods for quantifying similarities between RNA profiles that would allow for comparisons bet...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 25, 2007
...ing Nobel Laureate Robert H. Grubbs, on chemistrys role
in working toward better medications, more nutritious food, sources of renewable energy, and other innovations. The newly published report is available for reading and downloading at: www.chemistry.org/2006annualreport.html Science Elements: Ne...
Geisinger scientist seeks cure for Lou Gehrig's disease, creating device to find treatment
...ering students. Yet theyre each playing a critical role
in clearing a major roadblock in the search for a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease. Lou Gehrig's disease-or ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a fatal neurodegenerative condition that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. As many ...
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