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Give a visiting ant a nice place to stay and it might stick around

...n commerce, but how many really stay? Conventional thinking says the answer is in the numbers of both insects and times they enter, but new findings to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggest that opportunity alone is no guarantee of a successful invasion. Of 232 species of...

The food you eat could change your genes

...ur DNA is expressed, and this opens up new ways of thinking about how to prevent and treat them," he says. But Waterland points out there is still much work to be done. Substances like methionine and TSA are, he says, a "sledgehammer approach," in that they are likely to demethylate lots of genes, and we don'...

Stress interferes with problem-solving; Beta-blocker may help

...or understanding the range of effects of stress on thinking and could have broader clinical implications for p...esearch participants and measured whether impaired thinking related to that stress could be improved by propranolol, a beta-blocker associated with treatment of...

UVic unveils world's most advanced seafloor observatory

...the hard work, strong partnerships, and innovative thinking that have brought us to this exciting threshold." VENUS is funded by $10.3 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund, and other contributions from federal agencies, industry and sponsors. "The ...

Scientists move forward understanding of schizophrenia

...ilitating disorders. It also suggests a new way of thinking about developing better and effective medicines." ...he brain that leads to schizophrenia will lead our thinking in the development of new treatments for this disorder"...

Loss of fear factor makes timid mouse bold

...ng that creates part of the excitement. Except for thinking that the amygdala was very likely to be involved, ...straint to fear; and it gives you the potential of thinking of therapeutic targets." As drug targets, Kandel said, GRP and stathmin each present unique opport...

Eat your way to a better brain for your baby

... and Lancaster Universities has turned established thinking on its head in a bid to understand the serious and often deadly condition, hydrocephalus, commonly known as 'water on the brain'. A simple dietary supplement taken during pregnancy could prevent the brain defect resulting from hydrocephalus, revoluti...

Give an ant a nice place to stay and it might stick around

... many live long and prosper? Although conventional thinking says the answer lies in the numbers of insects and how many times they enter, new UC Davis findings published recently online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggest that opportunity alone is no guarantee of a successful invasi...

UF scientists find sugar may have a sour side

... many processed foods. Fructose may trick you into thinking you are hungrier than you should be, say the scientists, whose studies in animals have revealed its role in a biochemical chain reaction that triggers weight gain and other features of metabolic syndrome - the main precursor to type 2 diabetes. In re...

Univ. of Chicago scientists find potential cause of breathing problems in Rett Syndrome children

... to Ramirez, one hypothesis that has dominated the thinking of many clinicians is that the erratic breathing is due to cortical problems. "It's as if they want to stop breathing," he said. "Some clinicians went that far to suggest that it could be pleasurable for the child to stop breathing all of the time be...

HHMI and Science partner to improve science education

...provide a vehicle to engage research scientists in thinking about ways to improve education at all levels, by ...rs.who do not understand science or the scientific thinking process. Although the number of Ph.D.s in science and engineering granted by U.S. universities incr...

Natural compound from 'pond scum' shows potential activity against Alzheimer's

...in chemical thought to be important for memory and thinking -- whose breakdown has been associated with the disease's progression. The natural compound's potency is comparable to galanthamine, a cholinesterase inhibitor already approved for the treatment of Alzheimer's, the researchers say. As with any promis...

Cloned stem cells prove identical to fertilized stem cells

...n removed. The researcher then tricks the egg into thinking it's been fertilized. The egg develops into a blastocyst, an early stage embryo consisting of no more than 100 or so cells. The scientist can then either remove the stem cells from this blastocyst, or place it into a uterus where it has the potential...

Defusing a time bomb: Heart attack risk-detection technology developed at UH

...art disease prevention." Supporting this line of thinking now called the "Clinton Syndrome" AEHA's mission is to identify "vulnerable patients" by advancing the science and practice of heart attack prevention, detection and treatment. Additionally, a non-profit initiative sponsored by AEHA, Screening for...

Life leaves subtle signature in the lay of the land

...at didn't have a parallel on Earth, Dietrich began thinking about what effects life does have on landforms and whether there is anything distinctive about the topography of planets with life, versus those without life. "One of the least known things about our planet is how the atmosphere, the lithosphere and ...

Undergraduate researcher turns up the heat on hibernation

... mechanism," he said. Some scientists are already thinking about the human applications of torpor research, Swoap added. "It would be extremely beneficial, for example, for a person to have a low metabolic rate during surgery to avoid injury," he said. "The ability to pull people in and out of a hibernation-...

Global effort needed to anticipate and prevent potential misuse of advances in life sciences

...iversity, Stanford, Calif. "We need to expand our thinking about the nature of future biological threats, as well as more fully exploit advances in the life sciences to create a global public health defense that is agile and flexible." An independent advisory body should be established to analyze and foreca...

Post-pregnancy events promote breast tumor metastasis

.... This work also highlights an important shift in thinking about what influences cancers to metastasize: the move from studying specific gene mutations to studying the tumor environment. The focus on the tumor environment, or stroma, has been gaining strength in recent years, as detailed in the commentary by...

Groovy protein essential for promoting cancer development

...by the fact that there was no structural basis for thinking about the problem," he said. "There was no picture in any detail of what any part of this protein looks like." Many labs have been working toward developing that picture, but the task has proven challenging. That's because the enzyme tends to clump ...

Language barrier just one roadblock to diabetes control for Chinese-speaking immigrants

...among the English-speaking group. "The traditional thinking that we just have to hire translators for non-English speaking patients is challenged by our study," says Dr. Hsu, Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. "Even if the physician is culturally competent, other staff members, such as nurses o...

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