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St. Jude study solves mystery of mammalian ears
...bility to discriminate among frequencies. The work also
highlights the importance of basic hearing research in studies into the causes of deafness. A report on this work appears in the advanced online issue of “Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.” “Our discovery helps explain the mechanics o...
Carnegie Mellon scientists find key HIV protein makes cell membranes bend more easily
...ective barrier for the cell against intruders, yet also
contain molecules to recognize and communicate with other cells or get nutrients. Cells also
communicate with one another via small, membrane-bound vesicles that contain proteins or other molec...
Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine
...amongst individuals in how they control HIV-1, but also
point torward new mechanisms of control," said Goldstein, director of the Center for Population Genomics and Pharmacogenetics at Duke's Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy . Goldstein is the senior author of the paper. "As we expand the numb...
One species, many genomes
...t to understand the genetic potential of a species also
fuels current efforts in human genetics." Still,...arieties. How environment and genome interact is also
the goal of new, even more powerful methods. While the technology used so far can only identify gene...
Identified main genetic variants involved in response to HIV
...uring the first two years after the infection, and also
to the rhythm of immune degradation as a result of...and destroys cells infected by HIV. This study has also
identified a third genetic variation involved in immune damage of patients, particularly in a gene e...
Art and music for the birds
...e and Green,” and Led Zepplin’s “Kasmir.” They may also
hear songs about the winged life like “Marching Jaybird” by Etta Baker, “Birds” by Neil Young, and “I’m a Cuckoo” by Belle and Sebastian. “If we’re going to give birds music, we might as well give them what we consider to be our masterpieces. But t...
Nicotine rush hinges on sugar in neurons
...gar is critical, in my opinion.” The researchers also
found a water molecule deep in the receptor’s core...you felt that you connected the dots.” The study also
represents a tour de force of protein crystallography. Homologs of nAChR had been studied at the ato...
Cellular message movement captured on video
...ich with receptors for growth factors and they are also
structural attachment points that link the extrace... or is pulled by them. In a surprise, Chien and Hu also
showed that paxillin itself forms long, fibrous structures in the cell cytoplasm.When actin is chemi...
Researchers discover inherited mutation for leukemia
...tify people at risk for chronic leukemia, but they also
may provide new insights into the process of natur... internal medicine and a CLL specialist. "They also
show the importance of the gene in the pathogenesis of CLL, and direct us to target this gene with t...
Agent slows aging in mice
...e director of the U-M Geriatrics Center. Miller is also
a research scientist at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center. No significant difference occurred in female mice. The scientists can’t explain why at this point. “We don’t know how NDGA is having its effect on survival in this first analysis,” Miller sa...
Enzyme delivered in smaller package protects cells from radiation damage
...ansfected with MnSOD in a full-sized plasmid. They also
irradiated a parent mouse cell line that had not b...r systemic cancers better long-term outcomes. This also
has implications for the prophylactic protection of those who may be the first responders to a nucle...
Cells re-energize to come back from the brink of death
...ling the main suicide pathway called apoptosis can also
foil a backup self-destruct program, which allows ...rvive and become cancerous. The St. Jude study also
suggests that a drug that disrupts a cancer cell’s ability to block this backup program would allow ...
Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients
...tal in people with the disease. The findings could also
renew efforts to develop a vaccine or other strate...nimals and a few people with the disease, but it’s also
been fraught with difficulty, producing side effects such as encephalitis or severe brain inflammati...
Liver cancer patients with high serum levels of hepatitis B virus face poorer outcomes
...associated with the worst survival. The article is also
available online at Wiley Interscience ( http://ww...n the blood before the start of chemotherapy. They also
gathered other potentially important prognostic information, like age, sex, total bilirubin and pres...
Soils offer new hope as carbon sink
...terest in a technology to create clean energy that also
locks up carbon in the soil for the long term and ...holding capacity was raised," he said. The trials also
measured gases given off from the soils and found significantly lower emissions of carbon dioxide an...
Math that powers spam filters used to understand how brain learns to move our muscles
...itially, the animal learner made large errors, but also
stored the information about its mistakes in a mem...e a prediction on how to move, which in turn would also
be memorized. While short term memory was periodically purged, repeated errors were transferred to a...
Threats to wild tigers growing
...nnect 12 reserves. Tiger conservation efforts have also
been successful in the Russian Far East. Many tige...peration among nations that harbor the animal will also
be essential. Dinerstein and his coauthors conclude by recommending that these countries appoint "ti...
Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest
...12 dung beetles and an ant species. The scientists also
found 27 species endemic to the Guayana Shield region comprising Suriname and neighboring Guyana, French Guiana and northern Brazil, including a rare armored catfish, Harttiella crassicauda, feared extinct because gold mining activities had contamina...
Cigarette smoke alters DNA in sperm, genetic damage could pass to offspring
...nes. “It stands to reason that mutations could also
interfere with genes, but our ongoing research loo...ale mice that are exposed to firsthand smoke. They also
plan to study the effects of secondhand smoke on male mice as well the possibility that the eggs of ...
Old memory traces in brain may trigger chronic pain
... the sensitivity of the formerly injured site. It also
controlled nerve pain resulting from chemotherapy,... in the sensory part of the thalamus. Apkarian also
found that the longer a person has been suffering from chronic pain, the more activity in the prefro...
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