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Discovery: Experiments Confirm Novel Eye Pigment Controls Circadian Rhythm

...nd located in the retina, enable mammals to see by absorbing lightand transferring visual signals through the optic nerve to the brain. The newlydiscovered cryptochromes, which come in two forms called CRY 1 and CRY 2, arelinked to vitamin B-2 and located in a different part of the retina.Cryptochromes enable ...

UF Researchers Cite Possible Link Between Autism, Schizophrenia And Diet

...rder is inthe intestine, and these individuals are absorbing beta-casomorphin-7 thatthey normally should break down in the body as amino acids, rather thanpeptide chains up to 12 amino acids long." Dr. Bennett L. Leventhal, professor of psychiatry and pediatrics anddirector of child adolescent psychiat...

Copper-lowering drug stabilizes advanced cancer in anti-angiogenesis trial

...mealtime, TM prevents the body from processing and absorbing the copper in food as well as the copper normally found in saliva and gastric secretions. Taken between meals, TM is absorbed into the blood and binds copper to blood protein. In either case, the TM-protein-copper complex does not interact with other...

Pop-up car bonnets will help reduce pedestrian deaths

...with pop-up bonnets, windscreen airbags and energy absorbing bumpers to improve pedestrian safety, according to...reen air bags can reduce head injury, while energy absorbing bumpers can reduce injury to the lower limbs. Tests for assessing the pedestrian injury potential of...

Writing nanopatterns with DNA inks

...between the spots was processed to prevent it from absorbing target DNA and disturbing the readings. When the array was exposed to a solution containing DNA complementary to the two types of spots (one complement attached to large gold nanoparticles and the other to small gold nanoparticles), the DNA selective...

UCSF orthopedic surgeons test artificial back disc

...ng stability in specific segments of the spine and absorbing and distributing load. The Prodisc implants are suited for patients with degenerative disc disease at one or two levels of the spine. Patients should be between the ages of 18 and 60 and are eligible if they have failed at least six months of conserv...

Brief exposure to Mandarin can help American infants learn Chinese

...guage speakers. You could see their little brains absorbing the information. "These new studies show the importance of timing at 9 months infants are in a sensitive period for language learning. They also show the importance of social interaction in learning language. In addition, the studies suggest how la...

Physics designed to shock

...laser pulses that can kill living cells containing absorbing nanoparticles. Nanoparticles can be tailored for a variety of uses including selective uptake by cancer cells, allowing targeted cell killing without the use of poisonous chemotherapy agents. *How shocks force tissue* Professor Hyojin Kim of Chung...

Lotion made from tea could help fight skin cancer

...say. Unlike sunblock, which prevents the skin from absorbing harmful ultraviolet (UV) light, tea polyphenols work after the skin is exposed to excessive sunlight. The compounds, which are found in both black and green teas, inhibit a newly discovered chemical pathway involving an enzyme called JNK-2 that app...

NIH History Day celebrates NIH; Features lecture and tours

...overy, interweaving public health history with the absorbing personal tale of a doctor who went to extraordinary lengths to demonstrate his ideas. The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. at Lipsett Auditorium in the Clinical Center (Building 10) on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The lecture will be i...

Trans fatty acids: What are they and why shouldn't you eat them?

...eart healthy, but in the air they can go rancid by absorbing oxygen and then decompose, C&EN explains. Manufacturers can stop this process by bubbling hydrogen (hydrogenation) through the fat at a high temperature in the presence of a catalyst like nickel and in the absence of oxygen. The process raises a fa...

Vision-producing cells fail 'taste-test,' treat key light-detecting molecules identically

...itute investigator. Both pigments detect light by absorbing it and changing their structures in specific ways (called isomerization), thereby triggering events that generate an electrical signal. The pigment molecules then relax and eventually return to their original forms, ready to start the process anew. C...

Doctors at Northwestern Memorial are studying next generation surgery for back pain sufferers

...discs lose their flexibility, elasticity and shock absorbing characteristics. It is a common problem for athletes, but can affect anyone. The Maverick artificial disc is an investigational device and is limited by federal law to investigational use. The research study will compare the outcomes of participan...

PNNL develops mercury-absorbing pollution solution

...s proven to be an effective and voracious tool for absorbing mercury," said Shas Mattigod, lead chemist and PNNL project manager. Pore sizes can be tailored for specific tasks. The material relies on technology previously developed at PNNL self-assembled monolayers on mesoporous support, or SAMMS. SAMMS integr...

Study of trends in celiac disease

...at damages the small intestine and causes problems absorbing nutrients from food as well as a range of gastrointestinal and other symptoms. Celiac disease generally responds to a gluten-free diet....

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