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Biologists at Tufts University discover 1 reason why chromosomes break, often leading to cancer
MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. In the
past ten years, researchers in genome stability ha...er proven that slow or altered replication led to the
chromosomes breaking. In a Tufts University study published in the
Aug. 3 journal "Molecular Cell,...
Chickadee, nutchatch presence in conifers increases tree growth, says CU-Boulder study
... their way through forests have been shown to spur the
growth of pine trees in the
West by as much as one-third, according to a new University of Colorado at Boulder study. The stu...
New strategy for treating allergic disorders
...722; Oral intake of allergens or auto-antigens via the
lactic acid bacterium Lactococcus lactis might be ...iated with Ghent University, in collaboration with the
Academic Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam, have shown that auto-antigens or allergens can be admini...
Success or failure of antidepressant citalopram predicted by gene variation
...e people with depression more likely to respond to the
medication citalopram (Celexa) than are people without the
variation, a study by the
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the
Coelacanth fossil sheds light on fin-to-limb evolution
A 400 million-year-old fossil of a coelacanth fin, the
first finding of its kind, fills a shrinking evolu...d limbs. University of Chicago scientists describe the
finding in a paper highlighted on the
cover of the
July/August 2007 issue of Evolution & Development...
Neurosciences and music meet in Montreal
wake of the
success of previous meetings in Venice in 2002 and Leipzig in 2005, the
Fondazione Pierfranco e Luis...
A low expression of MX2 gene exists in the white blood cells of narcoleptics
WESTCHESTER, Ill. -- The first report to identify the
biological markers of narcolepsy using gene expression in white blood cells finds that the
MX2 gene, which is relevant to the
immune system, is significantly less expressed in narcoleptics co...
Marijuana component opens the door for virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma
... major active component of marijuana could enhance the
ability of the
virus that causes Kaposis sarcoma to infect cells and multiply, according to a team of researchers a...
Altering a protein makes mice less fearful
... insight into anxiety disorders and may even point the
way to a new therapeutic target. For humans and ...osed to a predator. However, little is known about the
brain mechanisms involved in innate fear responses. The UI study, published in the
COX-2 inhibitors delay pancreatic cancer precursors in mice
...lide, a cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor, delays the
progression of precancerous pancreatic lesions in ...been shown to be a factor in many forms of cancer, the
researchers say this is the
first study to demonstrate the
effect of an anti-inflammatory COX-2 inhi...
Phase II study of therapeutic vaccine shows efficacy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer
...d BioMedica (UK) Ltd. The study found that six of the
17 metastatic colorectal cancer patients in the
study showed tumor shrinkage, classified as complete or partial responses following independent expe...
Taming the anthrax threat
ANN ARBOR, Mich. In the
American governments biodefense efforts, the
potential for terrorists to cause a deadly anthrax outbreak remains a significant concern, six years...
Einstein researchers' prototype vaccine could provide improved protection against tuberculosis
...ONX, NY) -- Using a novel approach, researchers at the
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva Uni...losis (TB) that works better in animal models than the
only TB vaccine now available. In this era of multi-drug resistant TB and growing numbers of people ...
Progesterone injections do not prevent preterm birth in twin pregnancies
...tudy has found. The result came as a surprise to the
researchers, who previously discovered that weekly injections of the
naturally occurring hormone, called 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone or 17-OHPC, reduced additional pret...
Handicapping tuberculosis may be the way to a better vaccine
... (TB) that elicits a stronger immune response than the
current vaccine, bacillus Calmette-Gurin (BCG). Th...ffective. Despite widespread vaccination programs, the
World Health Organization estimates that approximately 2 billion people worldwide are infected with ...
Orangutans' communication resembles a game of 'charades'
...argo time of this release has changed. Please note the
new time. When orangutans use gestures to get their point across, they rely on the
same basic strategy that people follow in playing the
game of charades. Captive orangutans intention...
ESA announces 2007 award recipients
...ical Society of America (ESA) is proud to announce the
following winners for ecological achievement. Awards will be presented during a ceremony at the
ESA-Society for Ecological Restoration joint meeting in San Jose, California on Monday, August 6, 20...
How a pain in the neck could be bad for your blood pressure
A chance discovery in the
lab has helped University of Leeds scientists to show how the
treatment for a stiff neck could do wonders for your blood pressure. Chiropractors have long known...
Synchrotron could help save the Tassie devil
...$200m synchrotron in Melbourne could contribute to the
fight to save the
Tasmanian devil from the
outbreak of facial tumour disease currently decimating devil populations, a...
Native fruits bear sweet antioxidants
...ants have been identified in research published in the
journal Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technol...ltivate native fruits, we are also contributing to the
growing need to ensure agriculture becomes more sustainable. Co-author Dr Michael Netzel a post-d...
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