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Navigating in the ocean of molecules

... agents. Identifying these islands of biological activity in the ocean of all potential compounds is not an ... in nature but are very likely to display similar activity to related natural molecules, as the program also ... scientist can enter information about biological activity - if available - at the beginning of the ...

Protein handlers should be effective treatment target for cancer and Alzheimer's

... molecular chaperones, which typically slow in activity with age, are failing at their job so that ... They also want to know whether ramping up the activity of molecular chaperone can essentially make them ... concurrent work to find drugs that adjust the activity of molecular chaperones and heat shock factors. ...

K-State researchers say after-school programs should promote activity, healthy nutrition

... but after-school programs that offer physical activity and healthy snacks could be the best place for ... supervised by adults and that provide physical activity and healthful food options." The researchers conducted the Healthy Opportunities for Physical activity and Nutrition, or HOP'N, After-School Project, ...

Scientists open doors to diagnosis of emphysema

... present a new strategy for testing the activity of MMP12, an enzyme known to be involved in the ... for the first time, allows us to study MMP12 activity in specific cells, as if we were actually looking ... fluorescent probe that essentially allows MMP12 activity in macrophages to be quantified by the amount of ...

Parasites ready to jump

... of so-called piRNAs ensures that transposon activity is inhibited but only if these RNAs are ... the host cells they infect. Therefore, transposon activity must also be repressed in somatic cells. Recently ... feature of this system: Repression of transposon activity was also detectable when multiple copies of a ...

Researchers develop 'brain-reading' methods

... approach is needed for mapping brain activity and that the widely held belief that localized ... identifying very subtle abnormalities in brain activity and synchrony. The research showing that ... information by analyzing the pattern of brain activity at the back of the brain where information is ...

A 'heart healthy' diet and ongoing, moderate physical activity may protect against cognitive decline

... or increasing participation in moderate physical activity may help preserve our memory and thinking ... some benefit." Maintaining or Increasing activity Levels May Slow Cognitive Decline in Elderly ... is known about the impact of changes in physical activity levels on rate of cognitive decline. Deborah ...

Hush little baby... Linking genes, brain and behavior in children

... of brain activity. The pattern of brain activity in the frontal cortex of the brain has been ... in children. For example, infants who have more activity in the left frontal cortex are characterized as ... calmed down. Conversely, infants with greater activity in the right half of the frontal cortex are ...

Two dietary oils, two sets of benefits for older women with diabetes

... asked the participants to keep diet and activity records for three consecutive days at four points ... to affect the results, Belury said. Physical activity remained unchanged throughout the study, and no ... if women like those in our study could use diet, activity and other aspects of a healthy lifestyle to ...

Pitt team first to profile genes in acutely ill idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

... acceleration, the researchers compared the gene activity profile of the lungs of eight IPF patients whose ... In the first analysis of its kind, "gene activity patterns were found to be more similar among all ... warm autopsy protocol, we couldn't have done the activity profiling that was the foundation of this ...

Researchers see evidence of memory in the songbird brain

... involved, and thought that any changes in gene activity after a bird heard a new song would quickly ... The new study took a broad snapshot of gene activity in the brain. Using DNA microarray analysis, the ... a lot of transcription factors that modulate the activity of other genes. Many other genes were ...

Researcher finds Girl Scout meetings provide an opportunity to increase girls' physical activity

... which included nutrition, family meals, physical activity and family connection. They also were taught the ... active games for the girls. Federal physical activity guidelines recommend that all children perform at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per day, Rosenkranz said. The intervention ...

Gene predicts how brain responds to fatigue, human study shows

... task, these participants showed increased activity in other frontal, temporal, and subcortical brain ... the long PER3 group, showed reduced activity in brain structures normally activated by the task. These participants also showed reduced brain activity in one brain structure the right posterior ...

Wiping out the world's mass migrations

... must track across expansive landscapes. Human activity now prevents large groups of ungulates from ... of migrants. To assess the impact of human activity on migrations throughout the world, Harris and ... changes are found on other continents when human activity limits the ability of species to move to new ...

MicroRNAs grease the cell's circadian clockwork

... are expressed by organs such as the liver, whose activity needs to be precisely regulated over the course ... also influenced by rhythmic food intake. Their activity must therefore be fine-tuned and synchronised ... proteins, thus allowing cells to reduce the activity of certain genes at a given time. "We have ...

Caltech scientists reveal how neuronal activity is timed in brain's memory-making circuits

... prominent brain rhythm that orchestrates neuronal activity in the hippocampus, a brain area critical for the ... as traveling waves. "It was assumed that activity in the hippocampus is synchronized throughout," ... we found instead a systematic delay in neuronal activity from site to site. Instead of the whole structure ...

Saved by junk DNA

... that unstable pieces of junk DNA help tuning gene activity and enable organisms to quickly adapt to changes ... that stretches of tandem repeats influence the activity of neighboring genes. The repeats determine how ... activity, which may allow organisms to tune the activity of genes to match changing environments -a vital ...

Brain's problem-solving function at work when we daydream

... of the National Academy of Sciences , finds that activity in numerous brain regions increases when our ... network" which is linked to easy, routine mental activity and includes the medial prefrontal cortex (PFC), ... activated. The quantity and quality of brain activity suggests that people struggling to solve ...

Study finds children's activity levels not influenced by more PE time in school

... does not mean children will increase their activity levels, suggests new research that discovered ... on Obesity, found that the total weekly physical activity among children attending different schools was ... it's not the environment that drives physical activity levels in children, but some form of central ...

Flow of potassium into cells implicated in schizophrenia

... form could help correct disorganized brain activity in schizophrenia without risk of cardiac side ... in a circuit. This flow is regulated, in part, by activity of the chemical messenger dopamine, the main ... cardiac side-effects. Dramatically changed activity in rodent brains toward a neuronal firing pattern ...

Drug prevents seizure progression in model of epilepsy

... a specific molecular target whose increased activity is associated with seizure disorders, a potassium ... disorder marked by abnormal electrical activity in the brain that leads to recurring seizures. A ... Barth to believe that the abnormal increased activity of the channels might play a role in causing ...

Mosquito parasite may help fight dengue fever

... Knowing that Wolbachia slows down some insects' activity and speeds up others, the team decided to test ... to find how the bacteria affected the insects' activity levels. According to McGraw, the experiments ... to track the insects' movements and analyse their activity levels. After a year of experimental design, ...

First neuroimaging study examining motor execution in children with autism reveals new insights

... 23 Brain Advanced Access, compared the brain activity of children with high functioning autism and ... Researchers used fMRI scans to examine the brain activity of 13 children with high functioning autism and ... The typically developing children had increased activity in the cerebellum, a region of the brain ...

Regional partnership to develop algal biofuels gets backing of San Diego leaders

... effort, which will mean more jobs and economic activity in San Diego, is already having a positive impact ... million in payroll and $33 million in economic activity for the region, according to an economic ... what is now over $30 million in economic activity into a several billion dollar economic machine." ...

Heart attacks: The tipping point

... attack victims. By looking at the electrical activity coupling two types of heart muscle cells, Dr. ... local "tornados." "Abnormal electrical activity causes the heart to contract abnormally," he ... "We can use the knowledge of the electrical activity and the interaction between cells in order to ...

Early brain activity sheds new light on the neural basis of reading

... cultural skill, the exact unfolding of brain activity has remained elusive. Now, a better ... authors found key differences in the early brain activity of normal adults when they were reading words ... whether the present finding of early and specific activity in inferior frontal gyrus are affected in ...

MIT: Making waves in the brain

... genetic engineering with light to manipulate the activity of individual nerve cells. The research helps ... Gamma oscillations reflect the synchronous activity of large interconnected networks of neurons, ... of neurons, allowing us to manipulate their activity with precise timing via a laser and an optical ...

Researchers discover that gene switches on during development of epilepsy

... channels that help to transmit this abnormal activity throughout the brain." Calcium channels come ... the cell and are responsible for the electrical activity of the brain. The passage of calcium ions into ... excitable the cells are, and how easily abnormal activity spreads through the brain. If, as in ...

Translating the conversation between the brain and blood vessels

... hypothesis that neurons that inhibit sympathetic activity lose their ability to do so. This may allow the neurons that stimulate sympathetic activity to get the upper hand, which leads to ... function could be a way to reduce the sympathetic activity that leads to obesity and hypertension. ...

New human study reinforces antioxidant benefits of tart cherries

... cherries could significantly boost antioxidant activity in the body, according to new University of ... ate the cherries and found increased antioxidant activity for up to 12 hours after eating cherries. "This ... and is coupled with increased antioxidant activity that could have a positive impact," said Sara L. ...

Differences among exercisers and nonexercisers during pregnancy

... A highly reliable and validated Modifiable activity Questionnaire (MAQ) was used to survey pregnant ... participated in moderate or vigorous aerobic activity at least 30 minutes three times per week ... their time differently to fit more physical activity into their day. According to Dr. May, "if a ...

Differences among exercisers and nonexercisers during pregnancy

... A highly reliable and validated Modifiable activity Questionnaire (MAQ) was used to survey pregnant ... participated in moderate or vigorous aerobic activity at least 30 minutes three times per week ... their time differently to fit more physical activity into their day. According to Dr. May, "if a ...

Physical activity may strengthen children's ability to pay attention

... Laboratory at Illinois, suggests that physical activity may increase students' cognitive control or ... allocation." One aspect of the neuroelectric activity of particular interest to researchers is a ... much time may have elapsed between the physical activity and the testing period for those subjects. ...

Getting down to cancer basics

... UTX plays a role in overall regulation of the activity of many genes and it is possible that other genes ... the most fundamental mechanisms controlling gene activity in our cells," explains Dr Andy Futreal, ... that occupy the central control position of gene activity and act to keep cells from turning cancerous. ...

Quails get super fit by simply eating omega-3 diet

... to produce energy had improved. Measuring the activity levels of four oxidative enzymes the duo found that the enzymes' activity levels had increased by between 58 and 90% to ... how the birds increase their oxidative enzyme activity levels to power their long flight south. ...

Scientists at CSHL discover mobile small RNAs that set up leaf patterning in plants

... pattern creates discrete regions of gene activity so that cells in each half of a leaf develop a ... present in other organisms, they regulate gene activity via a mechanism called RNA interference. Because ... of these ta-siRNAs is to specifically block the activity of a gene called ARF3. This gene defines the ...

Small molecules block cancer gene

... 10, 2009) Finding molecules that block the activity of the oncogene Stat 3 (signal transducer and ... of these compounds showed that they did halt the activity of Stat3 in the laboratory. With that ... another three. While five of the six had some activity in stopping Stat3, one called 188 was most ...

CSHL researchers pinpoint structure-building role for 2 non-coding RNAs

... of a scant few are known: they inhibit the activity of genes or modify them by altering the way in ... of ncRNAs when they ramp up their metabolic activity for example, when they differentiate during ... believed they were involved in controlling gene activity "post-transcriptionally," i.e., after a gene's ...

Inactivity of proteins behind longer shelf life when freezing

... biological functions. The protein's level of activity and its ability to successfully carry out these ... going, after which point the protein's level of activity increases concurrently with an increase in the amount of water. Proteins achieve full biological activity when the surrounding water has approximately the ...

Scientists at CSHL discover mobile small RNAs that set up leaf patterning in plants

... pattern creates discrete regions of gene activity so that cells in each half of a leaf develop a ... present in other organisms, they regulate gene activity via a mechanism called RNA interference. Because ... of these ta-siRNAs is to specifically block the activity of a gene called ARF3. This gene defines the ...
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