Tag: "specific" at biology news
Penn researchers discover how key protein stops inflammation
...ve side effects, said Carmody. Since Bcl-3 acts on specific
genes, we should be able to target a subset of dangerous regulatory genes without disrupting other important immune responses. Such drugs could benefit patients with chronic inflammation and transplant recipients as well as those suffering with infla...
AAAS analysis finds Congress would add billions to FY 2008 R&D investment
...marksfunds designated by Congress to be spent on a specific
project rather than for an agency's general policy agendacomprise one-fifth of the proposed new R&D spending. Critics say that earmarking encourages spending for pet projects in lawmakers home districts, and Congress placed a moratorium on them last ...
ASBMB taps 8 scientists and 1 politician for top awards
...lped define cause and effect relationships between specific
histone modifications and specific
gene expression events, as well as defined the enzymes and mechanisms involved in epigenetic regulat...
Computer graphics spills from milk to medicine
...ages of natural materials. We can visualize what specific
particles like milk fats or proteins look like on their own. We can also visualize what a medium would look like if one particle type were missing. Having knowledge about the visual effect caused by each type of particle is incredibly valuable in m...
Research team enlightens the reasons for severe blindness
...ortant to know which gene mutation occurred in the specific
case and what it causes, underlines Dr. Marius Ueffing (GSF Institute for Human Genetics), who leads the project at GSF. The LCA5 gene encodes the lebercilin, a so far unknown protein. Through proteomic methods, Ueffings team could demonstrate that...
Can hemp help the everglades?
...rsity of Florida conducted studies to evaluate the specific
groundwater risk from atrazine use by focusing on a specific
cover crop that seems to have the potential to greatly reduce that risk. The crop is called sunn hem...
UCF research links proteins, stem cells and potential Alzheimer's treatment
...g to be able to manipulate stem cells for creating specific
tissue types the brain, the eyes, the heart but every disease is different, he said. Simply producing transplantable cells isnt enough. You have to think of how the disease works and figure out ways to apply the cells. Sometimes that may mean comin...
Gene predicts better outcome as cortex normalizes in teens with ADHD
...ides us with a first glimpse of how variation in a specific
gene influences both brain development and clinica...omic correlates, confirming that the findings were specific
to the D4 receptor gene. Some genes have a good side, even though theyre linked to disorder, said ...
Not all embryonic stem cell lines are created equal
...and neurons, the expression of the microRNAs genes specific
to ES cells dropped thousands of times, and those specific
to brain cells increased thousands of times. But on the other hand, when we compared the two lines, ...
New mechanism links smoking to lung damage
...mbrane channels that carefully control the flow of specific
small molecules in and out of the cell, including ...and potassium ions, each of which passes through a specific
type of channel. Hemichannels, however, with ports nearly twice the size of an ion channel, are n...
Disabling a sensory organ prompts female mice to act like male mice
...tector of pheromones, chemical signals that elicit specific
behavioral responses in certain animals, including mice. The researchers found that female mice whose vomeronasal organs were genetically disabled behaved like males in the throes of courtship, exhibiting behaviors such as mounting, pelvic thrusts,...
Defects in critical gene lead to accelerated lung tumor growth
...ccur in our bodies every day but luckily, we have specific
genes that recognize these malignant events and ke...progression in patients from this study to see how specific
LKB1 mutations correlate with clinical outcomes. ...
See what you're spewing as you speed along
...sions such as nitrogen oxide, nitrogen dioxide and specific
MIT study: Maturity brings richer memories
... also correlated with more intense activation in a specific
region of the PFC. We found no change with age for memories without context, Ofen explains. All the maturation is in memories with context. Our findings suggest that as we mature, we are able to create more contextually rich memories, and that abi...
Human knowledge is based upon directed connectivity between brain areas
...r a perceived object is familiar, that is whenever specific
knowledge is available and can be used for processing. The contribution of our study is that by using a new method of signal analysis we succeeded in measuring the directionality of neuronal interactions. Cooperating brain areas forming a dynamic net...
Census of Marine Life historians detail collapse of bluefin tuna population off northern Europe
...n while tagging to help confirm the origins of the specific
bluefin tuna that we followed electronically. The research is funded by Irelands Bord Iascaigh Mhara, the Packard Foundation and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation. Understanding the Gulf of Mexico Bluefin Tuna Breeding Area Yet another mod...
Immunity in social amoeba suggests ancient beginnings
...lly the slug changes to produce cells that perform specific
functions spores and stalks. In this new report, Dr. Adam Kuspa, chair of biochemistry and molecular biology at BCM, and his colleagues describe a new kind of cell they dubbed a sentinel cell. Sentinel cells circulate within the slug, engulfing i...
UC experts detail new standard for cleaner transportation fuels
...n Part 2, Sperling and Farrell examine many of the specific
policy issues involved in designing a low carbon fuel standard. The LCFS, together with Californias vehicle greenhouse-gas standards, will advance automobile technologies and contribute significantly to achieving Californias climate change goals. S...
Identified mechanism in the malaria parasite to help it adapt to infected individuals
...ecular level; that is, we need to figure out which specific
epigenetic modifications are associated to activit...fferent genetic families that may be silenced in a specific
P. falciparum strain; we suspect, however, that other genes may also be silenced, and well follow th...
Scientists prove that disputed Korean stem cell line comes from an unfertilized egg and not cloning
...nsplantation therapies. To better understand the specific
genetic recombination events that occur in ES cells derived by these different methods, researchers under the direction of Dr. George Q. Daley of Childrens Hospital Boston and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute together with an international set of coll...
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