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UCSD biologists discover chemical important in guiding visual system development

...s in the retina. Ultimately findings that help us understand the mechanism that generates this spontaneous activity might make it possible to recreate it later in life; for example, to coax regenerated nerve cells to reconnect appropriately after an injury." "Another possible application of inducing pat...

UCLA and Univ. of Utah researchers identify how a hormone regulates iron

...eople in the United States. "For the first time we understand what happens in the disease hemochromatosis," said Dr. Tomas Ganz, Ph.D., M.D., one of the study's principal investigators and professor of medicine and pathology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "We knew that ferroportin is necessary ...

Research to explore revolutionary gene sequencing: Threading the molecular needle

...equencing of specific tissues that is necessary to understand many of particular genetic problems of individual patients. A radical new method of DNA sequencing currently being explored by Stuart Lindsay, Director of the Center for Single Molecule Biophysics in the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State U...

Scientists closing in on nerve proteins' contributions to memory and hearing loss

...a finding that may one day help researchers better understand age-related memory and hearing loss, scientists have shown that two key nervous system proteins interact in a manner that helps regulate the transmission of signals in the nervous system. Researchers report online in Nature Neuroscience that they've ...

Human embryonic stem cells promising for replacement of blood supply

... cells. This research uses embryonic stem cells to understand the earliest stages of blood cell development....

Are museum collections of ancient life representative?

...st and time effective. However, it is important to understand the methodology behind the collections to control for biases and aid interpretation of data. Barbour Wood will present the paper, "Quantifying collection biases in bulk, museum, and literature based molluscan sample data," at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov...

Stanford environmental molecular science institute will study pollutants, one molecule at a time

...l pollutants and take it apart, deconstruct it, to understand at a fundamental level what's happening to these pollutants.'' Identifying the structure of a chemical compound is crucial to determining its potential toxicity and the degree to which it can be absorbed in the body, he added. ''For example, methylme...

Food shortages threaten Antarctic wildlife

...th a striking decrease in sea-ice. We don't fully understand how the loss of sea-ice here is connected to the warming, but we believe that it could be behind the decline in krill." The implications are commercial as well as scientific, as the Southern Ocean is a valuable resource for fisheries. Thousands of t...

Structure of new DNA enzyme family member found

... Cornell University researchers, who are trying to understand how proteins evolve and function by looking at their structural features, have uncovered the crystal structure of a protein involved in making the building blocks of DNA correctly. The protein is AIRs kinase, and to the researchers' surprise, its sha...

International Rice Functional Genomics meeting in Tucson Nov. 15-17

...ode its genome to establish a research platform to understand the regulatory mechanisms for disease resistance a... Institute for Collaborative Bioresearch. "Once we understand how to control these regulatory networks we can design more drought-tolerant, disease-resistant crop...

Researchers discover transport molecule that allows boron into cells

... cell. The discovery of NaBC1 may help scientists understand how cells control internal boron concentration and the role of boron in a wide range of cellular processes, such as cell growth and bone mineralization. "NaBC1 is very specific for the transport of borate, which is found in nearly everything we eat...

Scientists find acid rain an unlikely ally in the battle against a greenhouse gas

...ive aspects of pollution but if scientists want to understand all of Earth's complexities and make better predictions of future climate we need to understand interactions among a suite of processes that are not always well understood. "That's not to say that...

Mayo researchers define celecoxib pathways and mechanisms for tumor reduction

...in which to evaluate therapeutic strategies and to understand the mechanisms associated with therapy-induced growth inhibition," said Mukherjee. "This model allows us to proceed with preclinical studies that must precede clinical trials in order to enable us to develop efficient therapeutic strategies with targ...

What makes a fast racehorse?

...y help to design more stable robots and help us to understand how dinosaurs walked....

UO study is first to link histamine receptors to heat stress

... regulate body temperature," Wong says. "If we can understand the basic science behind increasing skin blood flow in healthy young individuals, we'll be able to help at-risk populations." Led by Wong, the UO research team outfitted 11 human subjects in water-perfused suits and increased their core body tempe...

Grants target better predictors for type 1 diabetes

...o give us new targets for treatment because if you understand how the disease works, you may come up with ways to prevent the disease." "We want to look at the whole pattern of what the proteins look like to see if we can identify some protein pattern and how that protein pattern changes as you go from no...

Ancient marine invasion sheds light on diversity

...bal diversity, and these relationships may help us understand the effects of global climate change on species di... "We are only one of a series of studies trying to understand the factors that control global diversity."...

Award will help unlock mysteries of one of Earth's most important organisms

...ce in mediating global warming, scientists want to understand how changes in the environment translate into increases or decreases in phytoplankton abundance. For example, a research article in the Oct. 1 edition of the journal Science , of which Armbrust was the lead author, describes the first ever genomic ...

Drug may hinder recovery from heart attacks

...e focus of Dr. Casey's laboratory's research is to understand the processes of transmembrane HCO3- transport at the molecular and cellular levels. The work will appear in the November 23 issue of Molecular Membrane Biology. Co-researchers included Patricio Morgan, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Casey Res...

Old riverbed keeps chemicals from entering Ohio River

... Svitana wants to do more computer modeling to understand exactly what makes site capable of trapping the ch...ique to the immediate area, it may help geologists understand other dumping sites along the river. Krissek would like to see Svitanas studies repea...

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(Date:4/22/2014)... Consortium Ltd.,s nanotechnology expert will present a poster ... at the 7th International Nanotoxicology Congress to ... , Dr. Monita Sharma will outline a strategy consistent ... of Sciences, " Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: ... of non-animal methods involving human cells and cell lines ...
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