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MS study offers theory for why repair of brain's wiring fails

... that damage to nerve cells in people with multiple sclerosis accumulates because the body's natural ... cables, or axons, radiating from nerve cells. In multiple sclerosis, the immune system's T cells and B ... the first evidence implicating the Wnt pathway in multiple sclerosis," says lead author Stephen P.J. Fancy, ...

Single thawed embryo transfer after PGD does not affect pregnancy rates

... that it will be possible to reduce the number of multiple pregnancies after PGD and the consequent ... genetic disorders in their efforts to reduce the multiple pregnancy rates after various forms of assisted ... policy was introduced for PGD couples, the multiple pregnancy rate in the cycles of fresh PGD dropped ...

ICSI or IVF: Babies born from frozen embryos do just as well

... IVF and 89.7% ICSI deliveries. There were 27.8% multiple IVF pregnancies and 21.1% multiple ICSI pregnancies. Outcomes at the time of birth ... delivery rates were 86.7% (with 28.7% multiple births) and 87.5% ...

Tracking down the causes of multiple sclerosis

... German . Over 100,000 people suffer from multiple sclerosis in Germany alone. Despite intensive ... unexpected role in the spontaneous development of multiple sclerosis and that particularly aggressive T ... of Experimental Medicine , June 1, 2009) multiple Sclerosis (MS) poses enormous problems for both ...

Bacteria create aquatic superbugs in waste treatment plants

... the so-called superbugs---bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics---up to 100 yards downstream from the ... to understand the link between aquatic and human multiple drug resistant bacteria," said Xi, assistant ... bacteria was significantly more likely to resist multiple antibiotics than bacteria in water samples ...

HudsonAlpha investigator develops rapid response swine flu test

... developed by Han, has the capability to identify multiple pathogens, both viral and bacterial. This technology can test for multiple genetic targets at one time and is the only rapid molecular test that can subtype multiple viral and bacterial strains in a single test. ...

Songbird study from CSHL, CCNY provides concrete measure of biology's impact on culture

... learn to speak? Would such a language evolve over multiple generations? If so, would it eventually resemble ... there in the genome of the bird. It just took multiple generations for it to be shaped and come about." ... the effects of a learning process iterated over multiple generations. This insight was initially a ...

Native Americans descended from a single ancestral group, DNA study confirms

... solid data that simply cannot be reconciled with multiple ancestral populations," said Schroeder, who was a ... If the 9-repeat allele had arisen as a mutation multiple times, its presence throughout the Americas would ... unlikely." The results also ruled out the multiple mutations hypothesis. If that had been the case, ...

Mothers of multiple births at increased odds of postpartum depression

... Researchers examined the relationship between multiple births and maternal depressive symptoms and found that multiple births increased the odds of maternal depression, ... with depressive symptoms, regardless of the multiple births status, reported talking to a mental ...

UK researcher identifies just 8 patterns as the cause of all humor

... by which we recognize the same unit repeated in multiple contexts. "What this all means is that the ... of pattern recognition equips us to compare multiple units for their appropriateness within a certain ... humankind's ability to order and manipulate multiple units ...

Multiple route bone marrow stem cell injections show promise to treat spinal cord injury

... BMCs) directly into the spinal column using multiple routes can be an effective treatment for spinal ... objective in this study was to demonstrate that multiple route administration of BMCs for SCI is safe and ... wound victim had received BMC transplants through multiple routes. "It is important to note," concluded ....

Epstein-Barr virus may be associated with progression of MS

... the neurodegeneration that occurs in persons with multiple sclerosis, researchers at the University at ... the University of Trieste, Italy, have shown. multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that can ... 135 consecutive patients diagnosed with MS at the multiple Sclerosis Center of the University of Trieste. ...

Saving wheat crops worldwide

... capable of delivering broad-spectrum control of multiple pathogens." Lr34 has two extremely valuable ... long lasting disease resistance and acts against multiple diseases. "The fungi that cause rust diseases ... wheat plants that carry the resistance against multiple pathogens. "The Lr34 gene can now be combined ...

February 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... confirm an orbital cause, repeating layers with multiple thicknesses, corresponding to the multiple orbital cycles, would be required. The martian ... and geography, producing redundant nomenclature, multiple classification approaches, and inconsistent ...

In India: A search for more effective tuberculosis drugs

... shows how they designed the molecule that targets multiple enzymes in Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the ... Gokhale said that a single drug that targets multiple pathways could save time and money by eliminating ... up to the idea that a single drug can work on multiple metabolic pathways, rather than making a molecule ...

Deceiving cell walls

... proteins (CBP) contain domains with multiple neighboring choline-binding sites. The protein ... architecture of the cell wall by presenting multiple choline groups. As a scaffold for their assembly ... The choline ends can simultaneously occupy multiple choline binding sites of the CBP. The dendrimer ...

Tips from the American Journal of Pathology

... 174:44-53 CXCL1 Decreases Severity of multiple Sclerosis-like disease A group led by Dr. ... the severity of disease in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS). They report their data in the ... Journal of Pathology . The autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS) attacks the central nervous ...

Shade coffee benefits more than birds

... coffee farms, which grow coffee under a canopy of multiple tree species, not only harbor native birds, bats ... tree or a genetically diverse assortment from multiple mothers. "We found that clustered trees in the ... genetically, indicating that the seeds came from multiple mothers." The difference likely occurs because ...

The next step in health care: Telemedicine

... transmission of high quality, real time video to multiple locations. Using a secure, high-speed network, an ... at the University of Puerto Rico was broadcast to multiple locations in the United States. The experiment ... of technologies that allows us to transmit to multiple sites simultaneously," notes Jos Conde, director ...

Study reveals how viruses collectively decide the fate of a bacterial cell

... of the Biophysical Journal, shows that when multiple viruses infect a cell, this increases the number ... lysis," explained Weitz. "In our model, when multiple viruses infect a given cell, the overall ... overall amount of viral proteins produced from multiple viral genomes can have a dramatic effect on the ...

Best way to treat malaria: Avoid using same drug for everyone, scientists say

... to patients. This approach, known as multiple first-line therapies or MFT, could be put into ... to patients. "What we found is that using multiple first-line therapies is the best way to avoid ... One catch to the researchers' strategy is that multiple effective therapies may not always be available. ...

Salk researchers reprogram adult stem cells in their natural environment

... the treatment of neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, stroke and epilepsy that not only ... of stem cells to treat certain conditions such as multiple sclerosis." In patients with multiple sclerosis, the immune system attacks ...

Pitt receives $2.5 million to simulate and analyze brain, immune system activity

... want to pinpoint the origin of such conditions as multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (multiple organ ... of various cells and organs operating on multiple time scales, from the immeasurably swift to a ... how to map these time scales, it would apply to multiple systems," Rubin added. ...

Male seahorses are nature's Mr. Mom, Texas A&M researchers say

... female per pregnancy, but females can mate with multiple males. Because attractive females can mate multiple times, this system results in very strong ... is that it appears to have evolved independently multiple times. There are two major lineages of seahorses ...

Male seahorses are nature's Mr. Mom, Texas A&M researchers say

... female per pregnancy, but females can mate with multiple males. Because attractive females can mate multiple times, this system results in very strong ... is that it appears to have evolved independently multiple times. There are two major lineages of seahorses ...

Early exposure to common weed killer impairs amphibian development

... growth of vital organs in amphibians during multiple growth periods. In recent years, worldwide ... affect biological growth in amphibians over multiple stages of development. A $5,000 Tufts University ... it is applied in the field, said McLaughlin. multiple Impacts Twelve to 24 hours after exposure to ...

VeriFinger 6.0 SDK for Fingerprint Recognition and VeriLook 3.2 SDK for Facial Recognition are Now Available

... especially useful for Web-based applications, and multiple face template functionality, which increases ... by enabling a face template to be formed from multiple different images (such as frontal, turned head, ... security camera, VeriLook 3.2 can detect multiple faces in a single frame and process all of them ...

Multiple resource management is focus of new technical report

... opportunities, for example. Management of these multiple resources is a primary mission of the USDA Forest ... silviculture and forest management that produce multiple resource benefits. The 4-day National ... that promote active management to achieve multiple resource forestry management objectives. An ...

Research leading to tools for managing bovine respiratory disease complex

... KAN. -- Bovine respiratory disease complex has multiple causes. It's sometimes hard to classify and ... bovine respiratory disease complex is caused by multiple pathogens, both viruses and bacteria, that are ... valuable is that the team is looking at data from multiple sources, and the researchers will share their ...

Research uncovers the social dynamics of yellow jackets

... would risk this cooperative nature by having multiple partners. Mating with multiple partners can also lead to disease and wasted time ... there is no conflict within a colony because of multiple mating. Instead of intense competition, yellow ...

Model connects circuit theory to wildlife corridors

... that flows between the nodes. Flow occurs across multiple pathways, encountering more resistance in some ... landscape. The resistance model incorporates multiple pathways, instead of just the most obvious one. ... said. If you can distribute that current across multiple corridors, youll get greater connectivity, ...

Innovative model connects circuit theory to wildlife corridors

... that flows between the nodes. Flow occurs across multiple pathways, encountering more resistance in some ... landscape. The resistance model incorporates multiple pathways, instead of just the most obvious one. ... said. If you can distribute that current across multiple corridors, youll get greater connectivity, ...

Looking through the eyes of a mouse, scientists monitor circulating cells in its bloodstream

... circulating cells is important in diseases like multiple myeloma because the number of cancer cells in the ... these rare cells nevertheless can be relentless. multiple myeloma starts when cancerous immune system cells ... and crowd out other cells in the bloodstream. multiple myeloma cells can invade bones throughout the ...

The power of multiples: Connecting wind farms can make a more reliable - and cheaper - power source

... in the study. Another benefit of connecting multiple wind farms is reducing the total distance that all the power has to travel from the multiple points of origin to the destination point. Interconnecting multiple wind farms to a common point and then connecting ...

Scientists complete genome sequence of fungus responsible for dandruff, skin disorders

... M. globosa is also very closely related to multiple common plant pathogenic fungi that cause disease ... were made possible through collaboration among multiple institutions and subject experts, and were excited that our findings may benefit multiple disciplines and specialties. Malassezia is a ...

Cigarette smoking may accelerate disability in those with MS

... BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Persons with multiple sclerosis who smoke risk increasing the amount of ... Committee for the Treatment and Research in multiple Sclerosis in Prague, Czech Republic. Cigarette ... to higher susceptibility and risk of progressive multiple sclerosis, said Robert Zivadinov, M.D., Ph.D., UB ...

Israeli scientists identify: Genes that affect responses of multiple sclerosis patients to copaxone

... responsible for the positive response of many multiple sclerosis patients to the drug Copaxone®. ... to the development of personalized medicine for multiple sclerosis sufferers. Copaxone® was the ... Department. It was developed for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) by Teva, which produces and ...

For honey bee queens, multiple mating makes a difference

... in her life, Tarpy explained, but usually with multiple partners, the drones of another bee colony. ... it stands to reason that queens that have mated multiple times and accumulate more semen might be more ... one drone and queens inseminated with semen from multiple drones, the workers showed a preference for the ...

Scientists find universal rules for food-web stability

... stability is enhanced when species at high trophic levels feed on multiple prey species and species at intermediate trophic levels are fed upon by multiple predator species," says Ulf Dieckmann of IIASA. The scientists have ...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

... studies but that it is not feasible to impose them in a common way across multiple models for the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment. ... situations with closely spaced bottom topography. Title: Influence of multiple sills upon internal wave generation and the implications for mixing ...
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