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Chemists create 'Superbowl' molecule; May lead to better health

...painkillers to chemotherapy cocktails ?to specific areas of the body, potentially resulting in improved treatment outcomes and perhaps saving lives, the researchers say. The molecule also shows promise for a wide range of other applications, including the removal of environmental toxins and aiding in chem...

Quantum Dots Research Leads to New Knowledge about Protein Binding in Plants

...vides a new tool to botanical scientists bymerging areas of materials science, chemistry and plant biology.The findings are the result of an interdisciplinary research teamincluding Sathyajith Ravindran of the Chemical and EnvironmentalEngineering Department; Sunran Kim, Rebecca Martin and Elizabeth M.Lord...

W.M. Keck Foundation funds study of friendly microbes

...y, focuses its grants on pioneering efforts in the areas of medical research, science and engineering. The grant supports a project led by Jeffrey Gordon, M.D., director of the Center for Genome Sciences (CGS) at Washington University in St. Louis, and reflects a partnership between his lab, the lab of Se...

Priming embryonic stem cells to fulfill their promise

...nabling technology for stem cellresearch and other areas of cell biology in the sense that all of asudden scientists can use inexpensive and widely available reagents andmachinery to optimize the conditions needed to optimize embryonic stemcell differentiation."Bhatia is planning further studies on generat...

Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron

...embarked on a series of experiments in three major areas of the world's oceans. "The three areas are the Southern Ocean around Antarctica, the equatorial Pacific out to about 140 degrees west and t...

Drug That 'Tags' Decision-making Areas Of The Brain May Aid

... addictedsmokers, a new drug that attaches only to areas of the brain that havebeen implicated in nicotine... a selective binding agentthat identifies specific areas of the brain responsible fordecision-making, learning and memory. Lead researcher JogeshwarMukherjee...

Mouse brain cells rapidly recover after Alzheimer's plaques are cleared

...brain plaques,the amyloid beta (Abeta) peptide. In areas of the brain whereantibodies cleared plaques, many of the swellings previously observedon nerve cell branches rapidly disappeared. "Theseswellings represent structural damage that seemed to be wellestablished and stable, but clearing out the plaques...

Key molecule in plant photo-protection identified

...brain plaques,the amyloid beta (Abeta) peptide. In areas of the brain whereantibodies cleared plaques, many of the swellings previously observedon nerve cell branches rapidly disappeared. "Theseswellings represent structural damage that seemed to be wellestablished and stable, but clearing out the plaques...

Male circumcision reduces risk of HIV transmission from women to men

...female partners wereHIV-positive. However, in some areas of Africa where HIV infectionrates are highest, multiple, concurrent partnerships are more commonthan monogamous couplings. Past studies of monogamous couples foundthat the probability of HIV transmission per-act of sexual intercoursewas on the order...

Transplantation Of Monkey Embryonic Stem Cells Reverses Parkinson Disease In Primates

...m monkey embryonicstem cells and transplanted into areas of the brain where these neuronshave degenerated in a monkey model of Parkinson disease, can reverseparkinsonism. Their results appear in the January 3 issue of theJournal of Clinical Investigation. Studiesof animal models of Parkinson disease as we...

Ecological destruction fuels emerging diseases

...ss extinction, and species have moved out of their areas of origin into other areas, there have been emerging diseases. Parasites have moved into new areas and they've jumped ship into new hosts." He will present his latest findings on February 21 as part...

The secret lives of whales

...ving in a fluid environment they could move to new areas of productivity and find food even as the climate around them changed.?/p> Palumbi compares the ability to read genes to counting the rings of a tree ?but looking at the history of an entire population, not just an individual. “Knowing the histor...

New imaging method gives early indication if brain cancer therapy is effective, U-M study shows

...cant differences between the patients' scans. Some areas reflected an increase in water diffusion, suggesting tumor cell death; other areas saw a decrease in diffusion, which Ross said could be accounted for by the swelling some cells under...

First 'atlas' of key brain genes could speed research on cancer, neurological diseases

...efore, controlled thedevelopment of the particular areas or structures in which they wereuniquely expressed.Stiles is pursuing TF’s that direct the formation of astrocytes, whichare affected in tumors called gliomas. David Rowitch, MD, PhD, ofDana-Farber and an author on the paper, studies transcription fa...

New Study from Affymetrix Laboratories Points to Changing View of How Genome Works

...d; most sites of transcription were not located in areas associated with protein-coding genes. The team found many diverse kinds of RNAs transcribed from distinct regions of the genome, creating a complex pool of overlapping transcription. While the team validated many known protein-coding transcripts tha...

Scientists reveal molecular secrets of the malaria parasite

...on between international institutes with different areas ofexpertise. It was remarkably productive collaboration."...

Alcohol's effects on gene expression in the central nervous system

...ccumbens, prefrontal cortex, and ventral tegmental areas show that distinct biological pathways are associated with alcohol's action in specific brain regions and certain mouse strains. "We were able to use gene expression profiling to determine that alcohol produces multiple effects on different biologic...

Scientists document complex genomic events leading to the birth of new genes

... study would reveal the functionally most relevant areas for primate evolution," Bork says. ...

New insight into people who 'see' colors in letters and numbers

... is due to cross-activation between adjacent brain areas involved in perceiving shapes and colors. Some syn...of the "pruning" of neural connections between the areas in the developing brain. The rare condition called synesthesia--in which people's sensory perceptua...

Bird Brains Show How Trial and Error May Contribute to Learning

... after song. The researchers found that different areas of LMAN tuned the same note in different directions, one area raising the pitch of a certain note and another area lowering its frequency. The moment-by-moment influence of this brain region on song is a new observation, Brainard said. Next, the res...

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