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Prenatal toxicity linked to immune dysfunctions in later life

...They have found that most of the diseases have two things in common: They involve an imbalanced immune system and exaggerated inflammatory reactions (at the cellular level). In an invited, peer-reviewed article on developmental immunotoxicity (DIT), published in a recent issue of Current Medicinal Chemistry...

Smelling for first time results from knowing abnormalities in congenital loss of smell

...nt that they quickly begin to learn what different things smell like and to relate those odors to objects they have known all their lives, says Dr. Henkin. Dr. Henkins Experimental Biology presentation, on April 30, is part of the scientific program of The American Physiological Society. His study is the ...

University of Texas researcher earns APS Bowditch award

...e time he was a child, Stockand wanted to know how things work, often taking things apart to figure them out. His road to a career in biology began, ironically enough, when his high sc...

When smell cells fail they call in stem cell reserves

...air normal wear and tear. They don't come in until things are really bad." The only nerve cells in the body to run directly from the brain to the outside world, olfactory cells are under constant assault from harsh chemicals that one might happen to catch a whiff of by accident, risking damage or death. ...

Low-energy LED lighting project is streets ahead

...Another hurdle will be the regulations that govern things like glare and light pollution, and engineers say ...e 1970s, but we are increasingly seeing it used in things like traffic signals and car lights. "Towards the end of the twentieth century, the old fashioned ...

Asymmetry due to perfect balance

...ells with a mathematical model to show among other things that polarised regions in membranes are defined with nearly optimal precision. This novel approach is an important step towards a spatially and temporally quantifiable model of the cell. (Cell, April 19, 2007) Cortical polarity is a prerequisite fo...

Halos and horns: Fixing the 'taste' of diet soda

...the beverage tastes too," said Lee. All kinds of things affect the way we complicated humans make sensory "sense" of our food. Sensory scientists say an attribute has a halo effect if that attribute is enhanced by other characteristics of the product. If a sensory attribute is decreased by other character...

Hot flashes -- Studies explore the role of genes, obesity and alcohol

...Body mass index, alcohol use and smoking are three things that can change," she said. "So probably if women quit smoking, and they lose weight, it will reduce their risk. If they (engage in) light drinking, that might also reduce the risk of hot flashes. And then theres the genetic piece, which we cant chan...

Scientists unravel clue in cortisol production

...he adrenal gland receives the signal. One of the things the signal does is cause adrenal cells to increase their production of cyclic AMP (cAMP), a chemical that encourages proteins to interact. So they began by causing the cells to make more cAMP. Then as the proteins assembled on the DNA, they tested th...

'Junk' DNA now looks like powerful regulator, Stanford researcher finds

...genome. "We used to think they were mostly messing things up. Here is a case where they are actually useful,...ano's work wouldn't have been possible without two things that became available over the past few years: the complete gene sequence of many vertebrate species...

Lean for life

...-quenching effect. But Cawthorne says this time things are different. Providing leptin earlier enough effectively hard-wires the body's energy balance. In fact, whether one is fat or thin may be determined before birth. Feeding the hormone to pregnant rats has been found to have a lifelong impact on thei...

A steady, high-fat diet is bad, but the news gets worse

So much for the adage, All things in moderation. Researchers at the University of Calgary have found that people who consume a single, high-fat meal are more prone to suffer the physical consequences of stress than those who eat a low-fat meal. Published this month in the Journal o...

Motile Cilia go with the flow

...to agree on the direction of the fluid flow to get things moving. Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies discovered a novel two-step mechanism that ensures that all cilia beat in unison. Their study, published in Nature, reveals that during early embryonic development, cilia point more o...

JCI table of contents -- April 19, 2007

...rritation Individuals who are allergic to some things that their skin comes in contact with (a condition called contact dermatitis), such as metals or poison ivy, are treated with glucocorticoids, which can be applied to the skin as a cream or taken orally. Glucocorticoids work by dampening the inflamma...

New methods and tools needed to measure exposure to airborne nanomaterials

...bility to measure, see, manipulate and manufacture things usually between 1 and 100 nanometers. A nanometer is one billionth of a meter; a human hair is roughly 100,000 nanometers wide. ...

2007 Communicator Award goes to glaciologists from Bremerhaven

...science and expresses the importance of looking at things in the right light. Just like the hologram, it is only then that science can truly shine. ...

New way to catch cancer's spread, rapid 3-D retinal imaging, more at CLEO/QELS 2007

...l energy to create mechanical forces that can push things around. According to Berkeley's Aaron Ohta, the optoelectronic approach uses much less power than optical tweezers and the light doesn't need to be as carefully focused, helping to make the technique potentially easier for laboratories to implement. ...

A new study of living cells could revolutionize the way we test drugs

...o be defeated, the researchers went about livening things up. They chose to invoke what any self-respecting party-goer would: alcohol. "We added ethanol which is essentially vodka to provoke a response from the cell. Ethanol is known to increase the transparency of cellular membranes which we hoped would ...

New OHSU senior care program gets $2.5M boost

...ly saves me as a physician time to do more complex things with the patient that ultimately affects my bottom line," Dorr said. "By helping patients help themselves through self-management, they're better prepared and they don't go to the hospital as much." Overall health care costs decrease, Dorr said. At...

Mutation improves memory, may lead to memory-enhancing pill

...n reaction have a superior ability to remember new things under certain training conditions. Those results led us to suspect that decreasing the phosphorylation of eIF2a enhanced memory storage, Costa-Mattioli said. In an effort to validate their earlier findings, the researchers have now generated mice...

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