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'Chemistry and Flavor of Hispanic Foods' one-day symposium, March 15

...erican bar scene. A group of chemists now wants to unlock the secrets of the smooth, refreshing flavor of this popular cocktail. Researchers at International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. in New Jersey conducted a chemical analysis of the flavor components in a classic Margarita cocktail (containing tequila, o...

Schepens scientists regenerate optic nerve for the first time

... the first author of the paper, tested two keys to unlock regeneration. The first key involved the development of a mouse model in which the BCL-2 gene is always turned on (or is overexpressing). The second key was the use of a mouse line carrying mutations of "glial specific genes" that lead to the reduced...

Activity not out of the question for people with chronic pain

...ting their activity levels is helping researchers unlock some of the mysteries of fibromyalgia. The findings could lead to changes in the treatment of patients with the chronic condition of pain in the muscles and soft tissue, says Dan Clauw, M.D., director of the U-M Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Cent...

Cancer researchers seek to predict tumor growth

...tems biology approach to gain understanding and to unlock issues of the most complex cancer biology problems. "Our objective is to develop a fully integrated team of technology systems scientists and cancer biologists that will target an area of increasing significance called 'mismatch repair defective mali...

Gene from 1918 virus proves key to virulent influenza

...on the surface of the virus that act like a key to unlock and infect host cells - from those on flu viruses that infect humans. "That restricts transmission from avian species (to humans) to some extent, but not completely," Kawaoka notes. The receptors on the virus with the gene from the 1918 virus, Kawaok...

Smart lights, nonstick implants and 100th birthday of electronics at science & technology meeting

...), have been working on using proteases as keys to unlock surfaces. Proteases, such as chymotrypsin, the one Ulijn is studying, break open proteins and peptides. In some cases, breaking a protein changes its properties, just as an open door no longer keeps out the wind. If you want fresh air, that can be a ...

Unraveling the secrets of the brain's smallest cells

...nsing the outside world. Their findings could help unlock the secrets of the cerebellum, a key motor control centre in the brain which, when damaged, can lead to movement disorders such as ataxia and loss of balance. Paul Chadderton and colleagues at UCL's Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research used a m...

Latest cancer research features small molecule therapy, and the preventative benefits of sunshine

... a way by which RS-5444, a novel drug therapy, can unlock mechanisms leading to reduced tumor mass and control of the cancer, explained John Copland, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida. Copland said that the small molecule PPARgamma agonist, RS-5444, binds tightly to the cellular receptor in cell ...

Using fMRI technology to understand hyperlexia

...e a tremendous gift and that reading is the way to unlock their minds and hearts. Don't try to take their books away to force them to interact with people. Encourage their reading ability, because they have so much to offer the world, just in a more unconventional way." "Neuroscience is allowing us to bet...

UF 'smart home' demonstrates concept of automated elderly help and care

...to a TV screen there. If the resident wants to unlock the door, he or she can tell the cell phone, which then transmits a code to open the electronic latch. The rehabilitation center, funded most recently with a $4.5 million grant from the National Institute for Disability, Rehabilitation and Researc...

Nanoneurosurgery, search for E-T life, bioscan technology and home holograms at frontiers of optics

...d lasers in surgery at the cellular level and also unlock mysteries of the brain. For example, by analyzing the behavior of nematodes with selectively snipped axons, they can potentially determine the effects of blocking information transmission at specific points in a simple "brain." (Paper ThA1, Thursday...

Some autistic children make remarkable progress with intensive behavioral program, study suggests

... cognitive skills (an example being knowing how to unlock a door or solve a puzzle). Language skills remained a problem for at least four of the students. "Language is one of the most impaired areas in autism," Mulick said. All eight students showed academic skills to a level where they were ready f...

New treatment for common wart

...trichophyton immunotherapy for warts. "We hope to unlock the secrets of why some people get warts as well as why some people have difficulty ridding themselves of warts," Johnson said....

Researchers at Cedars-sinai find four more genes that may play a role in the development of malignant brain tumors

...ssess individual patients genetic composition will unlock secrets that now baffle scientists and clinicians. To use a very simple example, currently we may have two patients with the same histological type of tumor. Survival time for one patient is one year while survival time for the other patient is five ...

UM researchers discover 'key' to blood-brain barrier

...found that two proteins, known as zonulin and zot, unlock the cell barrier in the intestine. The proteins attach themselves to receptors in the intestine to open the junctions between the cells and allow substances to be absorbed. The new research indicates that zonulin and zot also react with similar rece...

You have to break a few (hundred) eggs to make a good crystal

...hemicals to do itsjob, just as the wrong key won't unlock a door. Sickle cell anemia, for example,results from structural differences in the hemoglobin that carries oxygen in redblood cells. Designing new treatments means designing altered proteins or otherchemicals that act as a skeleton key or as a sophis...

Space Research May Accelerate Development Of Flu-Fighting Drug

...ly every Space Shuttlemission, helping researchers unlock the secrets of how to stop infection anddisease on Earth. Space research has provided important advances in the understanding ofmany diseases, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, respiratory syncytialvirus and hepatitis....

Unsticking The "Glue" In Blood Cells Could Save Lives

.... The goal, saysKonstantinosKonstantopoulos, is to unlock the secrets of the tacky molecules that plateletsuse to cling to eachother and to the walls of blood vessels. To do this, Konstantopoulos, an assistant professor of chemicalengineering, has set up equipment that simulates the flow of human bloo...

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