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Researchers trick Alzheimer's Enzyme

...nt -- the enemy enzyme itself -- goes to work. The trick active spots on the acetylcholinesterase surface act like hands that grab and orient the click components of the inhibitor, snapping them together. Furthermore, the reaction occurs only when the pieces are held by the target enzyme -- acetylcholines...

Gene treatment for macular degeneration

...e able to get the abnormal gene working again. The trick is that the virus is used to target the bad gene. The virus carries with it the repair mechanism for the gene, which is transferred when the virus "infects" the gene. Even more exciting than being able to use gene therapy, says Dr. Davidorf, is a r...

Y chromosome uses trick to repair its own genes

... have discovered that the Y chromosome uses a neat trick to repair its most crucial genes, a strategy that ... adds one more. "Y chromosomes really have a big trick up their sleeves," said David Page, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. The gene-fixin...

Extra hormone found to cut appetite by a third

...they were given a dose of the hormone, PYY3-36, to trick the brain into thinking they had already eaten. The research also showed lower natural levels of PYY in the obese, which may explain why they are hungrier and overeat. However researchers say long-term use of the hormone would have to be studied bef...

Kidneys Can Be Transplanted From Animals Such As Pigs In Future

... depressed. Scientists are now working on how to trick the immune system from recognizing the foreign material transplanted or to rather teach the immune system to accept the transplant. One way is to produce pigs lacking a sugar called "gal epitope" which is targeted by immune system antibodies. Another...

Fructose is a tricker and not all that sweet!

...s might be the cause of obesity in subjects. The trick is that Fructose makes beleive that the subject is hungrier than actually being and so the result is that consumption of food increases. The study in animals have revealed that fructose has a role in a biochemical chain reaction that triggers weight...

Being Active In Winter Despite That Inner Urge

...neself with all types of foods, Froboese said. The trick is to reach a stable weight and stay there. A diet heavy in fat and little activity is the worst combination. The extra calories in the fat, however, can be offset by daily activities like climbing stairs or getting off the bus one station early, t...

Chip of a Woman: A 'Human Dairy', Who Has Scientists’ Eating Out Of Her Hands

...uiry,” said McGaugh. McGaugh said "I've tried to trick her in every way that I could." One day, he decided to question her without any prior information, about all the dates he'd interviewed her over five years. She simply rattled out, remembering the weather, personal details and the number of trips an...

Courting HIV through Marriage or Partnership

...e woman`s attorney said, “This is not a hooker and trick in some back alley -- or a sordid affair in a cheap hotel. This was a formal marriage. How can the state protect a wife’s contractual and property status in dealing with her husband, yet not protect her life? `` An opposing school of thought from th...

HIV Becomes More Infectious Due To Human Immune-system Protein

... reports the latest issue of New Scientist. This trick made the virus vulnerable to attack by TRIM5-alpha, part of the monkeys' innate immune system, which stops it in its tracks, but it was a different story when they infected human cells with HIV-1. They found that the human form of cyclophilin A sti...

Quota System: Diverting Attention From The Real Problem

...n based on caste? This is just nothing but a cheap trick played by the unimaginative, selfish and unconcerned political class to create a vote bank and help themselves. (Commentary by Bhamy V. Shenoy, an international oil expert, is a member of the India Development Coalition of America who is involved in...

DNA-bound p53 Tumor Suppressor Protein Structure Determined

... with the dimer binding to DNA. We used a chemical trick in which we modified a DNA base to allow it to attach directly to a part of the protein's core domain. That allowed us to trap the form of the p53 dimer that’s compatible with DNA binding. And we solved the structure. We saw what it looked like." (...

Cell Behavior Better Understood with Nano Probe

...nalysis. The solution to the problem came from a trick related to the basic fluid mechanics of ionic fluids, as the researchers exploited strong capillary forces to confine fluid within a nanoscale domain of the probe inlet (enabling natural separation of liquid and gaseous environments) and then used th...

Now, a Hormone-free Contraceptive Pill for Men

...opment but many of them are based on hormones that trick the brain into switching off sperm production. These are typically being developed as injections, implants and patches. Source-IANS...

Drug Treatment Slows Macular Vision Loss in Diabetics

...ability to shut down VEGF’s signaling would do the trick because it’s highly likely that VEGF is the culprit when it comes to diabetic macular edema,” says Nguyen. More than 4 million diabetics in the United States have diabetic retinopathy and, according to the National Eye Institute, one in 12 of those...

Anti Cancer Drug from Blue Green Algae

.... Sherman and researcher Zachary Q. Beck found the trick to turning the green gunk into gold—cancer fighting gold. "It was simply too difficult to use the native blue-green algae for high-level production using traditional fermentation approaches," said Sherman. But the compound, called cryptophycin 1, h...

Simple Test Detects Genetic Signs of Lung Cancer in a Patient’s Sputu

...eir airways show genetic damage,” Jiang said. “The trick is to find the genes that are only cancer related.” The research group had previously identified a set of genes that were deleted in lung cancer tumors, and in this study, they tested three of them (HYAL2, FHIT, and SFTPC) in sputum samples taken ...

‘Sweet Revenge’ on Inflammatory Bowel Diseae

...rations and not part of most people's diets. The trick is to add xylan to the diet of the patient, in the form of spoons of sugar. On encountering the added source of xylan, the modified bacteria produce cytokines, which heal the gut. A patient can control the amount of cytokines being produced by ...

Garlic Hope in Infection Fight

...me of which may develop antibiotic resistance. The trick is not to allow Pseudomonas to use natural selection as a weapon against us.” The Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and The University of Nottingham funded the study; with garlic capsules supplied by the Nottingham-based company Boots. ...

New Supplemental Therapy for Common Jaw Disorder

...mmon jaw disorder. The therapy certainly did the trick for Harriet Velevis, a Dallas pre-kindergarten teacher. Her jaw used to throb with intense pain that made it hard to eat or do her job, and dental care provided little relief. But after participating in a UT Southwestern trial of the supplemental the...

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