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DFG research training groups become increasingly international
...s is ideal for applying specialised methods to the study
of highly complex neurological problems. The inte...per Research Training Group work in a research and study
programme that is usually interdisciplinary, under the supervision of professors who are distinguish...
For inferring the biological tree of life, simple is better
EUGENE, Ore. - A study
published in the Oct. 21 Nature shows that the most widely used method for constructing the tree of life from DNA sequences is prone to error. However, a simpler method, largely abandoned in recent years, turns out to be far more accurate. These su...
Academics find that the finger of destiny points their way
...mone levels of women and long index fingers, a new study
says. A survey of academics at the University of B... normally have higher levels of testosterone. The study
draws on research which suggests that these unusual hormone levels in many male scientists cause the...
New DNA repair enzyme makes mistakes to save lives of cells
...ribed by University of Pittsburgh researchers in a study
published online today, is believed to play a key ...fficient strategy in a crisis," he added. Further study
will be required to determine how POL-Q's less-than-perfect workmanship is corrected by other DNA re...
Mitochondrial mutation linked to blood pressure and cholesterol problems
...clear correlation of mutation and disorder in this study
was made possible by the evaluation of 142 people ...of the symptoms in each individual. While this study
focuses on a rare mutation in mitochondria that provides a clear link to specific disorders, mitocho...
Molecule that helps DNA replicate may make good target for cancer therapy
...rked 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 molecules of a certain protein attach to the strands to ke...
New genomic method can identify disease-causing genes
...for Medical Genomics in Basel, Switzerland. Other study
participants included: Steve Shafer from Stanford University, Stanford, California; Anne Peuch from the Centre National de Gnotypage, France and John D. McPherson from the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. ...
Mouse study: 'Critical' Down syndrome region isn't
...own syndrome research by using the mouse models to study
the involvement of neural crest cells, precursors to structures affected in Down syndrome, including the face, heart and the nerves that serve the intestines....
Clues to improving TB treatment
...rculosis drugs like isoniazide and rifampicin, say study
authors Alain Baulard of the Institut Pasteur de L...amille Locht of the Institut Pasteur de Lille. The study
was supported in part by Rgion Nord-Pas de Calais, INSERM, CNRS and Institut Pasteur de Lille. ...
Study is looking at ways to help stroke survivors regain lost motor skills
...O Researchers are conducting a groundbreaking new study
that may help stroke patients regain greater use o...imulation. Preliminary results of the feasibility study
that precedes this new study
have shown that the use of electrical stimulation, called motor cortex ...
UF scientist: 'Brain' in a dish acts as autopilot, living computer
...dical Engineering who uses cultured brain cells to study
learning and memory. DeMarse was a postdoctoral researcher in Potter's laboratory at Georgia Tech before he arrived at UF. "A lot of people have been interested in what changes in the brains of animals and people when they are learning things," Pott...
Ancient sea spider fossils discovered in volcanic ash
...ith carbonate solids so we have a fossil record to study
now." To create a picture of the fossils, the specimens were ground away a few microns at a time, each slice digitally imaged, and then the whole reconstructed using computer graphics. The reconstruction suggests that these exotic animals are indeed ...
Single genetic defect links many risk factors for heart disease and stroke
...her female relatives had the same problem. Further study
of the family revealed a high frequency of high bl...ations in mitochondria. "What's unique about this study
and this family is that there has never before been a report of a common genetic link among any of t...
Researchers discover gene mutations for Parkinson's disease
... inherited, the discovery of this gene and further study
of how it works could open up new avenues of resea...elaying the onset of the disease. In research, the study
of rare familial forms of a disease has often led to major insights into the pathogenesis of more co...
Genetics play role in response to most common asthma drug
...espond to albuterol, according to results of a new study
of adults with mild asthma. Researchers in the As...ic Response by Genotype (BARGE) trial is the first study
of an asthma drug in patients selected according to their genotype, or which forms of a specific gen...
Three years of Proba, the 'smart' satellite that runs itself
...ti-angular data makes it especially useful for the study
of land vegetation cover. It is also useful for st... for the ESA-China Dragon Programme, including the study
of flood-prone areas. CHRIS images are being used to generate reference maps to be compared with cri...
New method studies living bacterial cells
...rgonne National Laboratory have found a new way to study
individual living bacteria cells and analyze their...l systems in natural subsurface environments. This study
advanced the development of high-energy X-ray microprobes and methods for using the microprobes to i...
Study demonstrates Cenestin reduces sleep disturbances/night sweats in post-menopausal women
...ton, D.C., October 18, 2004 New data from a pilot study
conducted by Martin B. Scharf, Ph.D., founder of T...f nocturnal hot flashes by nearly 80 percent. The study
also found that women taking Cenestin experienced an improvement in sleep latency and total sleep ti...
Latest buzz in research: Intoxicated honey bees may clue scientists into drunken human behavior
...ht into alcohol's effects on human behavior, a new study
suggests. "Alcohol affects bees and humans in simi...ning and memory processing," said Julie Mustard, a study
co-author and a postdoctoral researcher in entomology at Ohio State University. Researchers gave hon...
Reductions in blood oxygen levels in newborns could contribute to ADHD development
...to subtle disturbances in blood oxygenation. This study
demonstrates in rats, however, that while long-term decreases in the release of dopamine can occur following as few as five days of subtle, repetitive reductions in blood oxygen levels during a critical window of brain development, the hyperactivity ...
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