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Discoverer of Sly Syndrome finds way of delivering medicine to fight rare genetic disorder

...simply made for testing drug delivery vehicles. If you can get the enzyme into the brain, the vehicle tha...dds. The field has approached the problem as if you have a Volkswagen that can get across the street and you put your cargo on it so the cargo can get t...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

...A. C. Martin, and Tobias Bonhoeffer Sometimes if you want something well made, you have got to allow some time. So it goes it seems with making synapses. Ngerl et al. this week focuse...

Switchable adhesive

...ion to sit on your ceiling and then fly off before you climb up on your chair with a rolled-up newspaper. How these animals can switch off and on adhesion is not yet understood in detail. But the scientists led by Mark Geoghegan reveal the secret of their intelligent adhesion in the journal Angewandte Ch...

Enzyme discovery sheds light on vitamin D

...Dr. Jones, adding: Its remarkable. In biochemistry you rarely see that kind of predictive work from modeling molecules and enzymes. The Queens researchers believe the hydroxylase enzyme plays an important role in human cell functions. When vitamin D drugs are used in an attempt to arrest certain types...

Eat fish -- especially if you drink high levels of alcohol

... than one drink per day on average: make sure that you obtain your sources of n-3 fatty acids in the diet, that is, eat more fish."...

Steroids, not songs, spur growth of brain regions in sparrows

...ou can change the experience and the behavior, but you dont change the structure of the brain.The UW scientists found that the three brain regions in white-crowned sparrows that had been deafened were just as large as those regions in normal sparrows. However, the deafened birds only sang one-eighth the...

Nicotine rush hinges on sugar in neurons

...ature Neuroscience study one of the few times that you felt that you connected the dots. The study also represents a tour de force of protein crystallography. Homologs...

A novel molecular dictator 'with a conscience' discovered

... the growth of good cells as well as the bad. If you had to have catheter intervention to re-open an occluded artery, for sustained symptom-free benefit you would be hoping for suppressed smooth muscle cell growth, without affecting endothelial cell growth,...

Art and music for the birds

...they might prefer Miles Davis to the Dixie Chicks you should come see for yourself....

New clue into how diet and exercise enhance longevity

... put a mechanism behind what your mother told when you were growing upeat a good diet and exercise, and it will keep you healthy, said White. Diet, exercise and lower weight keep your peripheral tissues sensitive to insul...

UK scientists lift lid on genetics of coronary artery disease

...ifestyle to help protect your heart, especially if you think your family history might put you at increased risk of heart disease. Our thanks go to this dedicated research team and the thousand...

Assessing levies for by-catch could fund conservation measures

...ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell. "Once you add in the cost of doing conservation, this is a win-win situation for a lot of endangered seabirds and sea turtles that are impacted by fisheries' by-catch." Donlan and co-author Chris Wilcox, a senior research scientist at Australia's Commonwealth ...

Jefferson scientist's patent dramatically improves

...s abstract and incremental, he notes. How often do you get a chance to impact nearly every field in science at once" According to Dr. Brody, the finding is not just a useful discovery for cancer research, but also for the neurosciences, developmental biology increasingly, many fields involve DNA analy...

Nature's secrets yield new adhesive material

...efore it can scale up its research. Any time that you fabricate an array of nano pillars of this type over large areas, you must have a very effective way of doing it without losing the efficacy of the approach, said Messers...

UCLA researchers show that culture influences brain cells

...amous and ubiquitous middle finger salute forwell, you know. Such gestures that convey meaning without speech are used and recognized by nearly everyone in our society, but to someone from a foreign country, they may be incomprehensible. The opposite is true as well. Plop an American in a foreign lan...

Bull's-eye -- Programs targeting math, science teacher shortage may get boost

...ee if they like it, Williams said. Where else can you try out a career for free" Additionally, Williams assigned each student an elementary school mentor in one of the participating school districts, where the students completed five assignments during the spring semester in that teachers classroom....

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 11, 2007

...s press releases, podcasts and other materials. If you are researching or sourcing stories on chemistry-related topics, this resource can be a treasure trove accessible at: http://oasys.acs.org/acs/233nm/news321/ . Mark Your Calendars 234th ACS National Meeting, August 19-23 Boston, MA News...

Immune system 'escape hatch' gives cancer cells traction

...to cut it off before T-cell tolerance develops, or you can reverse it, says Schneck. Plans are underway to investigate the binding receptors of MDCSs and different anticancer drugs for their ability to lower levels of MDSCs and to explore the role of MDSCs in suppressing the immune response to stress, ...

What determines the speed at which birds fly?

...nly empirical measurements of flight speeds enable you to evaluate how general such aerodynamic rules really are. They used tracking radar measurements of the cruising speeds of migrating birds (collected by themselves and others) to do the analysis and provide the comprehensive dataset with the paper (e...

Scientists take next step in understanding potential target for ovarian cancer treatment

...he processes of the normal cell, Mulder said. When you find something that isnt working right in the cancer cells, it suggests possibilities as to how to intervene to fix the problem. Epithelial ovarian cancer is often diagnosed at an advanced stage and accounts for about 15,000 deaths each year. Despi...

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