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Neurosurgeons identify growth of new adult brain cells, possible treatment for epilepsy
...rain cells develop. Now a team of researchers and scientists
has found evidence of cell generation in the brains of adults with epilepsy and say it could lead to ground-breaking treatment for the disease. William Bingaman, M.D., a neurosurgeon from the Cleveland Clinic, presented his findings at the 54th annu...
Gene for Joubert syndrom with excessive brain folds discovered by UCSD researchers and Harvard team
... AHI1 that lead to the production of a protein the scientists
named Jouberin. Separate research by a team from Harvard Medical School concurrently identified the same gene in a paper published in the November 2004 issue of the journal Nature Genetics.** Both the UCSD and Harvard studies were published onl...
Neurosurgeons looking at stem cells from skin to fight brain tumors
SAN FRANCISCO A team of neurosurgeons and scientists
from Italy is looking into whether stem cells derived from a brain tumor patient's own skin can be used to fight the tumors. The researchers successfully grew stem cells from skin samples of adult patients with brain tumors. It is hoped that these ...
Genetic data crunching achieves milestone at Stanford
...eprived of iron. Microarray data have also allowed scientists
to understand how various drugs affect the malaria bug, to find out what the immune system attacks in patients with autoimmune diseases and to pinpoint genes involved in multiple sclerosis. Sherlock estimates the database now supports 400 campus rese...
International human genome sequencing consortium describes finished human genome sequence
...the course of evolution. "Only a decade ago, most scientists
thought humans had about 100,000 genes. When we an...tinuity. It reflects the dedication of hundreds of scientists
working together toward a common goal creating a solid foundation for biomedicine in the 21st centu...
DFG research training groups become increasingly international
...lication" at the University of Oldenburg, computer scientists
and jurists are studying user requirements for security and trust in software systems, because complex control systems are playing an increasingly crucial role in every day use for instance in motoring technology or in the health care sector. The fo...
For inferring the biological tree of life, simple is better
...ter." The results published in Nature suggest that scientists
should bring back the maximum parsimony method and...n accurate evolutionary tree important? Inferences scientists
make about human biology from model organisms such as mice or zebra fish, are based on an understand...
Academics find that the finger of destiny points their way
...mics at the University of Bath has found that male scientists
typically have a level of the hormone oestrogen as...sts that these unusual hormone levels in many male scientists
cause the right side of their brains, which governs spatial and analytic skills, to develop strongly...
OHSU study: Bacterial switching mechanism key to survival
...onal structure of proteins in atomic-level detail, scientists
in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Bi...through X-ray crystallography helps all biomedical scientists
to better understand its function. "Our major focus is to determine structures of proteins and their...
Molecule that helps DNA replicate may make good target for cancer therapy
... paper is Robin Ricke, a graduate student. The two scientists
worked with baker's yeast, an organism often used to study basic biological mechanisms. First, a little background on how DNA replicates itself: Before DNA replication can begin, the two strands in the DNA double helix must be unwound. Next, multiple...
ENCODE consortium publishes scientific strategy
...ll make valuable data rapidly available for use by scientists
around the world," said Mark S. Guyer, Ph.D., director of NHGRI's Division of Extramural Research. Also today, NHGRI announced the award of a second set of ENCODE technology development grants, which are intended to complement the first set of techno...
New genomic method can identify disease-causing genes
...enes accurately and rapidly was announced by Roche scientists
in the October 22 issue of Science. This approach,... gene contributing to disease risk could take five scientists
five years. With Roche's latest innovation, which has up to 1,000-fold greater precision than curren...
Mouse study: 'Critical' Down syndrome region isn't
...use chromosome 16 that lacked DSCR entirely. Then scientists
in Hopkins' Transgenic Mouse Facility inserted each of the engineered chromosomes into mouse embryonic stem cells, creating stem cells with either three copies of DSCR or only one copy of DSCR. These stem cells were then used to create chimeras -- an...
Arthur Galston to receive distinguished alumni award from University of Illinois
...c of China, becoming one of the first two American scientists
to receive such an honor. He subsequently visited both countries many times, was received by the heads of state and testified before several Congressional committees on his observations. Since retirement, he has been associated with the Institu...
UF scientist: 'Brain' in a dish acts as autopilot, living computer
...ing "brain" that can fly a simulated plane, giving scientists
a novel way to observe how brain cells function as...'s brain and cultured inside a glass dish -- gives scientists
a unique real-time window into the brain at the cellular level. By watching the brain cells interact...
Are yeast cells bringing us a step closer in treating obesity?
...ticular sugar. Yeast as model for humans The VIB scientists
are conducting their research on yeast proteins. It often turns out that the proteins found in yeast have a similar variant in human cells. This makes yeast an excellent model organism for learning more about mechanisms in humans and animals. There h...
Researchers discover gene mutations for Parkinson's disease
An international research team, led by scientists
at the National Institute on Aging (NIA), has disc... M.D., Director of the NIH. "This finding provides scientists
with important new information about genetic mutations that underlie this disease, giving us new und...
NIH funds new bioinformatics resources at UT Southwestern
...create two bioinformatics centers designed to help scientists
combat infectious diseases and immune disorders. ...tems developers from Northrop Grumman and research scientists
from UT Southwestern and elsewhere," said Dr. Richard Scheuermann, professor of pathology at UT Sout...
Three years of Proba, the 'smart' satellite that runs itself
...s can be delivered in a short time frame useful to scientists
- if the time taken from the original concept to launch and operation can be greatly reduced. So to simplify its construction as well as reducing costs - Proba was constructed as much as possible with existing off-the-shelf components, rather than ...
New method studies living bacterial cells
...stry. In research published today in Science, the scientists
used high-energy X-ray fluorescence measurements f...lliant X-rays for research. In these experiments, scientists
exposed both planktonic and biofilm cells to elevated concentrations of hexavalent chromium. The res...
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