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Boffins Identify Gene That can Protect Humans from Nephronopthisis

...orking on a mouse model. "Our mice show striking similarities with NPHP patients. Very early on in their lives their kidney cells start to die and the mice develop all the characteristic disease symptoms. It is the first time that a mouse model reveals increased cell death as the mechanism underpinning kidney d...

New Therapies for Kidney Diseases

...ays to treat the disease. Our mice show striking similarities with NPHP patients, says Mathias Treier, group leader at EMBL. Very early on in their lives their kidney cells start to die and the mice develop all the characteristic disease symptoms. It is the first time that a mouse model reveals increased cel...

Cancer Cures for Canines

...asing in humans and dogs and there are significant similarities between certain types of human and canine cancer such as breast and prostate cancer. Dr Mobasheri says we are all mammals with similar genes and studying the bioenergetics of canine tumours will allow us to gain a comparative understanding of huma...

Tumours in Dogs may Give Insight into Human Cancer Development

...ity of Nottingham, says that there are significant similarities between certain types of human and canine cancersuch as breast cancer and prostate cancer. According to the researcher, the two species of mammals are have similar genes, and studying the bioenergetics of canine tumours may enable scientists gain a...

Scientists Trace New Pathway That may Stem Antibiotic Resistance

...t Birmingham (UAB) have traced the differences and similarities between polymerase enzyme in bacteria RNA and that... are of the opinion that the information about the similarities and differences between human RNA polymerase and bacteria RNA polymerase will help them get a more d...

Fishing for a Speedy Recovery After Chemotherapy or Marrow Transplant

...er and has a blood-forming system that shares many similarities with that of mammals. Zebrafish embryos develop outside the mothers body and can take up chemicals through their skin, making it easy to test the developmental effects of large numbers of compounds very rapidly, while their transparent skin makes it ...

Aedes Agypti Mosquitos Immune System Revealed

...wo different mosquitoes, the scientists found some similarities in the genes controlling their respective immune systems, but also numerous differences. The team aims to discover which of these genetic differences could explain why one type of mosquito transmits dengue and yellow fevers, while the other transmits...

Migraines may Be a Symptom of Other Problems for Iraq Soldiers

...on are not fully understood, but may be related to similarities in the mechanisms underlying migraines and some psychiatric disorders. The study also found that those with migraine and depression also had more frequent headaches than those who had migraine with no depression an average of 3.5 headache days pe...

Treatment of Premature Babies, Opossums Could Help

Reserarchers have discovered striking similarities between the immune systems of humans and opossums, the famous Australian marsupial . It could also lead to breakthroughs in the understanding and treatment of facial tumours afflicting the Tasmanian Devils, carnivorous marsupials now found only in ...

Most Pediatric Chemotherapy Mistakes Reach Patients

...o be attributed to the delivery device, brand name similarities and stress. Dr. Miller and her coauthors concluded that pediatric chemotherapy errors often reach the patient. These errors, they explained, were potentially harmful to the pediatric patient population and differed in quality between outpatient and...

Bird Song Study Provides Clues to Human Speech Disorders

...ed animal model of vocal learning. Because of many similarities between birdsong and human speech, this research could lead to an improved understanding of the cause of stuttering and other speech problems. By using specifically-tailored high-resolution fMRI in awake, gently sedated zebra finches, scientists we...

Migraines may Be a Symptom of Other Problems for Iraq Soldiers

...on are not fully understood, but may be related to similarities in the mechanisms underlying migraines and some psychiatric disorders.” The study also found that those with migraine and depression also had more frequent headaches than those who had migraine with no depression – an average of 3.5 headache days ...

International Study Finds Ways to Maximize Effective Responses After Terrorism Incidents

...sponses in these different countries. In each area similarities were found. For example, it was determined that detecting an attack has occurred, such as the Madrid bombings in 2004, was not difficult but frequently the initial reports to the 9-1-1 system were misleading in terms of the scope and location of the ...

Study Sheds Light on Value of Newer Antipsychotic Drugs for Schizophrenia

...se who stopped perphenazine, presumably because of similarities in the two drugs, Stroup said. “Quetiapine may have worked particularly well in the people who stopped perphenazine because these two drugs are fairly different from each other,” said Stroup. “These results remind us of the considerable variability...

Weed Killer Plays a Pivotal Role in Those With Genetic Vulnerability to Parkinson’

...al models because these creatures have biochemical similarities to humans, particularly in regard to chemicals produced within their brain cells. It was seen that on low dose ingestion of paraquat, certain neurons in the brain known as dopamine neurons, were almost totally wiped out or destroyed within a day. ...

Discredited Drug may Be Used to Aid Mental Development in Down’s Syndrome Patient

... daily to the rats which were bred to have genetic similarities to Down’s Syndrome patients, elicited marked improvement in learning abilities. Down's syndrome is the most frequent genetic cause of mental retardation and occurs equally around the world, in about one in every 800 births. About 5,000 children bor...

Autism Gene Identified by Yale and Global Consortium

...um used “gene chip” technology to look for genetic similarities in autistic individuals identified within almost 1,200 families. They also scanned the DNA to search for copy number variations, which are submicroscopic insertions and deletions of genetic material that scientists believe may be linked to autism and...

Study Links Attempted Suicide With Genetic Evidence

...red into a computer program that looks for genetic similarities between subjects with similar psychological profiles. Results indicated that family members with a history of attempted suicide and bipolar disorder showed a high degree of genetic similarity at a specific area -- DNA marker D2S1777 -- on a section o...

UCLA Find Yields Further Insight into Causes of Parkinson’s Diseas

...umans, Jackson said that, thanks to the biological similarities between species, "the point of what we do is that if we find things, then ultimately, we can examine them in humans." Besides Jackson, other UCLA investigators included Tzu-Kang Sang, Hui-Yun Chang, George M. Lawless, Anuradha Ratnaparkhi, Lisa Mee...

Disabling Key Protein may Give Physicians Time to Treat Pneumonic Plague

...el of pneumonic plague and showed that it had many similarities to human infection. In mice, pneumonic plague causes the lungs to fill up with a fluid composed of bacteria, inflammatory cells and other substances. Shortly before infected mice die, the bacteria also begin showing up in the spleen and other organs,...

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