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Creating brain cells from bone marrow

...ells could be persuaded to turn into neurons//, it flies in the face of much of what we know about development of tissues and organs. However, once the right growth factor cocktail had been concocted, it took just an hour to turn 100 per cent of the stem cells into neurons. The cells were also producing ...

Choose your mate

...o asociate altogether, despite the fact that fruit flies are prominent for their proclivity for mating almo...to action. The experiment was carried out on fruit flies of a wide variety of age groups. The scientists measured offspring in terms of their viability, thei...

Better Diet Even Late in Life May Prolong It

...rom a high nutrient intake to dietary restriction, flies were no more likely to die than those that had bee...t 7,500 Drosophila fruit flies. In one experiment, flies were either "fully fed," constantly on a restricted diet, or fed a restricted diet from day 14 or da...

Even mid-life diet change can extend life

...he mortality of fruit flies. They found that fruit flies on restricted diets lived about 90 days, twice as ... scientists also found that when heavily fed fruit flies were switched at middle age -- day 14 to 22 -- to leaner diets, then the animals converted from the ...

Molecule aids fight E. Coli Infections

...f years in evolution, so we can learn lessons from flies that apply to humans," said senior study author R....a with a mutated version of PGRP-LC. Indeed, these flies were much more susceptible to E. coli infection than were their normal counterparts, the researchers...

Blood Sugar Kept In Control By Novel Protein

... results by extending lifespan in yeast, worms and flies // and is known to keep blood sugar under control in mice. Experiments have demonstrated that mice with an excess of the protein Sirt1 in cells of the pancreas have improved glucose tolerance and enhanced insulin secretion in response to glucose. In...

Chronic Pain Syndrome May Be In The Genes

...variety of life forms, ranging from yeast to fruit flies to humans, contain septins. Septins form protein filaments that provide the internal scaffolding of cells, and play key roles in the process by which cells divide. Out-of-control septins are implicated in certain abnormal cell divisions that lead to ...

Resilin Protein from Flea can be used for cardiovascular disease

...d leap at incredible heights and it also helps the flies to beat their wings at an incredible speed of 200 times/second. Scientists have taken the genes responsible for resilin from the flea and cultured them in the bacteria E.coli and found that it could produce super strong rubbery polymer. They found ...

Fluorescent markers to distinguish Trypanosoma brucei strains causing Sleeping Sickness

...ence markers and were monitored in culture, tsetse flies and mice, to demonstrate stability of marker _expression. The use of fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) allowed rapid and accurate identification of parasite strains labelled with different markers. Cell counts by FACS were virtually identi...

An insight in to the memory pattern

... lobe it is here that the odors are processed. The flies are trained to relate an odor with an electric shock. The fascinating thing is that memory trace occurs only in one branch of the dorsal pair medial (DPM) neuron. The researcher feels that after training, the behaviour is mainly guided by the ant...

Fruitfly My Distant Cousin

...cell types, and Notch signaling is as essential in flies in controlling which intestinal cells form as it is in humans. Notch signaling was also found to instruct stem cells themselves, a role that has as yet to be identified for Notch signaling in vertebrates. Source: Eurekalert....

Nigerian girl recovering well after removal of brain tumor

...at matches sick children with American doctors and flies them to the United States. Children's Medical Missions West often takes months, but Shobe, of Waynesfield in northwest Ohio, immediately set a plan in motion to get Faridah to America. Cohen agreed to perform the surgery for free. As the Amehs we...

Like a particular taste and hate the other: Well, Blame it on the Brain!

.... To solve this problem the researchers generated flies with fluorescent labels on their neurons that would signal activation of one or the other type. The answer was that sweet substances selectively switched-on the Gr5a neurons, while a range of bitter substances switched-on the Gr66a neurons. The case ...

A gene(Y) linked to blindness (AMD)!

...of Wisconsin-Madison researchers worked with fruit flies and discovered a common gene, calnexin that causes...generative disease. Calnexin-found in both fruit flies and humans-functions as a cellular chaperone. It makes sure that proteins "fold” properlyand reach t...

Neurofeedback to Cure ADHD

...ing up in the air. As Brody concentrates, the bird flies higher. But if Brody talks to someone, or looks away and loses focus, the eagle starts to drift down. Dr. James Sendelbach, who uses neurofeedback in his practice, explains that the brain is taught what is to be done. Brody has 40-minute neurofeedbac...

No Kidding, Children Obese Because of Overeating

...ong boys and girls. In the words of Dr booth “This flies in the face of what I think was an urban myth that children were inactive.Like everyone else, I believed the urban myth." ...

Children Are Exercising Much Harder, But Are Still Obese

...ity of looking at sponsors for junior sport. "This flies in the face of what I think was an urban myth that children were inactive," said Dr Booth.. "Like everyone else, I believed the urban myth …" The survey found that 23 per cent of girls and 26 per cent of boys were obese in 2004 as against 20 percent ...

McDonald Sets Aside Promises of Healthy Menu

.... He says: ‘The introduction of this bigger burger flies in the face of earlier promises to do away with super-size portions. ‘It is entirely the wrong message to suggest that a bigger burger is a special treat. A product containing so much fat and salt must have questions about its nutritional quality.’...

Researchers Have Found New Methods To Treat Parkinson’s Diseas

...kes more people. Both research teams showed that flies without a functional PINK1 gene have defects in mitochondria that trigger muscle problems and, according to one team, degeneration of neurons that produce dopamine. In addition, both research groups show that the PINK1 protein acts upstream of Park...

Crisis Of Bubonic Plague In New Mexico

... she was the first to die. Bite from an infected flies or direct contact with infected animals like rodents, wildlife and pets can transmit plague. C. Mack Sewell, state epidemiologist for the department reports that to reduce plague spread, it is better to avoid rodents and fleas by getting wound and ...

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