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Breakthrough in combating the side effects of quinine

... and colleagues in the School of Biology used yeast genetics to examine the effects of quinine on a collection of 6000 yeast mutants, each one lacking exactly one of the yeast's 6000 genes. While quite different from humans, yeast is comparable on a cellular level ...

Study pinpoints novel cancer gene and biomarker

... their way through a series of experiments -- in yeast cells, multiple types of human cancer cells, ... So the researchers ran experiments with yeast cells to see which proteins share GOLPH3's cell ... a protein called TOR, whose job is to control yeast cell size. This suggested that the retromer ...

Nuvilex Cites Study that Suggests Red Yeast Rice, an Active Ingredient in Cinnechol, Can Help to Improve Cardiovascular Health

... products company, announced today that red yeast rice, an ingredient contained in Cinnechol, one ... known more informally as "bad" cholesterol. Red yeast rice, which has been used in Ayurvedic medicine ... drug. A recent study titled "Red yeast Rice for Dyslipidemia in Statin-Intolerant ...

A Substitute for Those Who Can't Take Statins?

... Red yeast rice does well in small trial, but there are ... of the centuries-old natural product called red yeast rice. Red yeast rice is produced when a yeast, Monascus ...

Wistar Institute team finds key target of aging regulator

... in most organisms ranging from single-celled yeast to mammals. At the cellular level, sirtuins ... of this class, Sir2, in regulation of aging in yeast cells. Sir2 removes an acetyl group attached to a ... the chromosome endsthe telomeresis important for yeast cells to maintain the ability to replicate. ...

NASA Nanosatellite to Study Antifungal Drug Effectiveness in Space

... that can detect the growth, density and health of yeast cells and transmit that data to scientists for ... of pressure, temperature and acceleration the yeast and the satellite experience while circling Earth ... miles per hour. Scientists will study how the yeast responds during and after an antifungal treatment ...

Study Links Sugar Production in Yeast Cells to Longevity

... March 27 (HealthDay News) -- The process by which yeast cells produce glucose may affect how long the ... which is key to glucose production, influences yeast cell life and that this process depends on NuA4, ... to another compound. Genetically mutated yeast cells in which the acetylation process was always ...

How yeast is helping us to understand Parkinson's Disease

... from Australia and the United States have used yeast and mammalian cells to discover a connection ... and sensitivity to manganese, made possible by yeast research, have been published online in the ... "Little was known of PARK9's function but as yeast contains an equivalent gene, we were able to ...

Penn study finds link between Parkinson's disease genes and manganese poisoning

... found in the brain misfolds, forming clumps. yeast cells, the model system in which Gitler studies ... is expressed at high levels. These are the same yeast cells that bakers and brewers use to make bread, ... that we found was a previously uncharacterized yeast gene called YOR291W. No one knew what it did back ...

Genetic interactions are the key to understanding complex traits

... The researchers turned to a simple organism, the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae , culled from North ... a complex genetic trait that occurs naturally in yeast and show how multiple genes interact to produce a ... humans." The researchers probed the genome of yeast to find the DNA variations that determine the ...

Yeast mimics severity of mutations leading to fatal childhood illness

... report that human gene mutations expressed in yeast cells can predict the severity of Batten Disease, ... the effects of these mutations in a fission yeast protein highly similar to CLN3. The research ... cases of Batten disease resulted in less severe yeast cell changes. Not only does this study help ...

Genetic Approach Boosts Yeast Infection Treatment

... treatment of common infections caused by the yeast Candida albicans has been successfully tested ... offer a new drug target against the yeast. The yeast resides in the mucous membranes of most people ... Calderone said. "Also, when drug-resistant yeast pathogens cause the infection, clinical ...

Fish oil and red yeast rice studied for lowering blood cholesterol

... participants received daily fish oil and red yeast rice supplements, and they were enrolled in a ... alternative or relaxation practitioners. Red yeast rice is the product of yeast grown on rice. A dietary staple in some Asian ...

New research on mutation in yeast can enhance understanding of human diseases

... in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae had a very high rate of ... The approach used in this study allows yeast to accumulate mutations in the near absence of ... that let them sequence the entire genome of each yeast strain and to identify the rare mutational events ...

Vusion Baby Bottom Line Report: Many Moms Don't Know that Their Babies' Irritated Skin Could Indicate a Severe Diaper Rash that Requires Medical Treatment

... rash can be accompanied by a doctor diagnosed yeast infection called Candida, affecting both girls ... Reality. "However, parents don't always know that yeast is a common cause of these rashes, which can get ... 29% of moms know that a severe diaper rash with yeast infection can progress quickly -- Only one ...

Chinese Red Yeast Rice May Prevent Heart Attack

... by taking a purified extract of Chinese red yeast rice, a new study suggests. What's more, the ... (XZK). "A purified form of Chinese red yeast rice significantly reduced the risk of having ... shouldn't run out and start taking Chinese red yeast rice to prevent heart attacks, Capuzzi said. He ...

A Woman's Summertime Guide to Healthy Living From Head-to-Toe

... Hair Hassles, Nail Fungus and the Dreaded Summer yeast Infection OAKLAND, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ ... provide the perfect environment for candida yeast to proliferate, triggering a yeast infection. * Prevent: Avoid damp clothes or ...

Yeast gives rise to new concept: cell fuel is 'brains' behind division

... diseases, they say. The biochemists studied yeast cells and found that mitochondria, which ... The researchers used regular bakers yeast commonly used in breads, wine and beer making because many of the yeast cells processes are similar to those in human ...

Penn researchers find potential in yeast for selecting Lou Gehrig's disease drugs

... sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, using yeast cells. In recent months a number of mutations ... dementia (FTD). We've created a yeast model, the same cells that bakers and brewers use ... this protein formed clumps in our simple yeast cells just like it does in human nerve cells. In ...

CSHL scientists discover new details of a gene-regulatory network governing metabolism

... performed on simple model organisms like yeast cells, has implications for efforts to understand ... they previously thought they understood about how yeast cells, through the action of genes, adjust their ... a structural biologist. Importantly, the yeast cell can rapidly respond to changes in its ...

Cancer stem cell marker also drives transcription in normal cells

... like spools for DNA to wind around. The yeast SAGA complex and the homologue metazoan ... is thought to be a homologue of the well-studied yeast SAGA complex, its subunit composition and ... of previously described subunits in the yeast SAGA complex. The researchers demonstrated ...

New pathway provides more clues about BRCA1 role in breast cancer

... on Cancer. The researchers first looked at yeast to demonstrate that a molecular pathway that is ... The researchers applied their findings in yeast to human breast cancer cells, with the same ... cancer cells is hugely important, said Bennett. yeast is a wonderful model organism that has been used ...

10-fold life span extension reported in simple organism

... Biologists have created bakers yeast capable of living to 800 in yeast years without ... of Cell Biology. Longos group put bakers yeast on a calorie-restricted diet and knocked out two genes, RAS2 and SCH9, that promote aging in yeast and cancer in humans. We got a 10-fold life ...

Insights into cell movement likely to aid immune study, cancer research

... School of Medicine in St. Louis have used yeast cells to better understand a collection of ... contributions to a process called endocytosis. yeast cells use this process to take in materials from ... found in actin patches on the surfaces of yeast cells, which are areas where endocytosis is about ...

St. Jude finds link between cellular defense processes, showing how cancer cells survive

... then fed particles called zymosan (killed yeast cells) to macrophages that lacked TLR. In those ... lacking ATG7 were able to phagocytize live yeast cells, the yeast were more likely to survive degradation in ...

U-M scientists find new causes for neurodegeneration

... were hidden in a conserved genetic pathway in yeast (a pathway that has remained the same in yeast, ... and humans over evolutionary time). Studies in yeast showed that the enzyme that manufactures the ... from Meisler, a mouse geneticist, and Weisman, a yeast geneticist, the collaborators published a paper ...

Common misdiagnosis: most women believe they have a yeast infection when they don't

... LOUIS -- Most women who think they have a vaginal yeast infection are wrong and may be doing more harm ... recently. Everything that itches isnt a yeast infection, said Susan Hoffstetter, Ph.D., ... They buy over-the-counter medicines for yeast infections or they call the doctor to get a ...

Breast Cancer Drug May Beat Fungal Infection

... of Rochester Medical Center researchers found that tamoxifen kills yeast in mice with Candida infections, which can be fatal to people with ... for chronic conditions. At extremely high levels, tamoxifen slashed yeast levels by 150-fold, causing most fungus cells to break up and die while ...

Breast cancer drug shows promise against serious infections

... M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics, that found that it kills yeast in mice with Candida infections. This is a crucial step toward developing ... as those used, experimentally, to treat brain tumors tamoxifen reduced yeast levels by 150 fold. In fact, the drug caused the fungus cells to break ...

Researchers at Case Western Reserve discover a new way the body fights fungal infection

... School of Medicine, is the first to discover how the body fights off oral yeast infections caused by the most common human fungal pathogen, Candida . ... of the Candida fungus and is the leading cause of vaginal and oral yeast infections, including thrush and denture stomatitis. It is the fourth most ...

The vulnerable cancer cell

... of the intellectual framework of these two studies -- has its roots in yeast genetics. Synthetic lethality is defined as a genetic interaction where ... or more genes leads to cell death. For example, two different strains of yeast may each harbor a mutation that is not lethal on its own. But when both ...

Molecule tracking reveals mechanism of chromosome separation in dividing cells

... Dynamics; and Trisha Davis, professor of biochemistry, and director of the yeast Resource Center. Asbury is known for research on molecular machines ... The same coupling behavior is found in living things from yeast cells to humans, indicating that it was conserved during evolution as a ...

Vitamin A signals offer clues to treating autoimmunity

... and calming messages at once. The compound is zymosan, a component of yeast cell walls. However, the finding could guide scientists in designing ... to find that both zymosan and live Candida albicans, which causes yeast infections, turned on genes involved in converting vitamin A to its active ...

Voriconazole: A highly potent treatment for fungal infections

... versus 1763 yeasts isolated from samples obtained from 472 patients. The yeast cultures obtained were predominantly Candida spp . (97.1%), although ... that "Voriconazole exhibits high potency in vitro against a wide range of yeast species. It is notably more active than fluconazole in terms of both ...

Scripps research team unravels new cellular repair mechanism

... a protein dubbed Nrm1 that appeared to play important roles in a yeast cell's successful transition from the G1 phase, in which cells prepare to ... through experiments where they intentionally blocked the cell cycle in yeast cells by robbing them of the precursors needed for DNA replication. They ...

Global Health Trax Joins Fight Against Autism With Jenny McCarthy and Generation Rescue

... page 200 McCarthy writes, "This is the stuff that really made Evan excrete yeast and start talking more." On July 19th McCarthy and Jim Carrey will host ... in their young bodies, food allergies, gastrointestinal distress, and yeast overgrowth. ThreeLac(TM) probiotic is a fungal and ...

Tufts researchers discover link between DNA palindromes and disease

... Health. Mirkin and his team studied palindrome behavior in bacterial, yeast and mammalian cells because they allowed them to monitor DNA replication ... explaining why DNA palindromes are genomic weak spots." The study of yeast cells yielded an additional finding. Mirkin and his team found that two ...

Roxane Laboratories, Inc. Initiates a Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Two Manufacturing Lots of Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Suspension in the US and Puerto Rico

... bottles received from a supplier. There are various manifestations of yeast infections. The risk of developing a yeast infection depends on how immunocompromised the patient is. Additionally, ...

Study identifies mechanism underlying multidrug resistance in fungi

... genetic, biochemical, and molecular approaches, the researchers found that yeast induce multidrug resistance via a molecular switch similar to one that removes drugs and other foreign substances from human cells. When the yeast protein Pdr1p binds to antifungal drugs or other chemicals, it switches on ...

Fasting Before Chemo Protects Healthy Cells

... The finding, which stems from test-tube work and experiments with yeast and mice, is part of a broad effort to explore ways to reduce the ... in test tubes, and here, in mice." Following genetic manipulation of yeast to show that mimicking starvation could confer a life-prolonging ...
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