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A gene's first 'kiss' sets off that affair known as puberty

... a rare disorder that inhibits puberty's onset. To better understand what role GPR54 plays in the initiation of puberty, as well as learn about KiSS-1, which in earlier rodent studies had been identified as a molecule that activates a signal receptor of GPR54, the researchers looked to the nonhuman primate,...

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

...velopment that could one day score a touchdown for better health, chemists in Australia have created a "superbowl" molecule that shows promise for precision drug delivery, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Shaped like a miniature football stadium, the molecule is c...

Bioartificial kidney under study at MCG

...ing, it may seem logical that longer dialysis is a better option, but, in fact, the issue has not been scientifically analyzed. This month, Dr. Szerlip and MCG Medical Center will join a Department of Veterans Affairs and National Institutes of Health study to do just that. But no matter how long dialysis ...

Adding Radiation Therapy To Chemotherapy Improves Survival In Patients With High-risk Breast Cancer

...herapy, the addition of radiation therapy leads to better survival outcomes with few long-term toxic effects, according to a 20-year follow-up of a randomized trial, which appears in the January 19 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The British Columbia randomized radiation therapy tria...

Novel Asthma Study Shows Multiple Genetic Input Required; Single-gene Solution Shot Down

...herapy, the addition of radiation therapy leads to better survival outcomes with few long-term toxic effects, according to a 20-year follow-up of a randomized trial, which appears in the January 19 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The British Columbia randomized radiation therapy tria...

A new mechanism of regulating RNA degradation

...umerous RNAs, and thus controls gene activity. To better understand what controls the NMD system, Maquat and her postdoctoral fellow, Yoon Ki Kim, Ph.D., used a critical component of the NMD complex, Upf1, as bait in a molecular fishing expedition. With this approach, proteins that naturally interact with ...

FDA Approves Human Hookworm Vaccine for Phase I Safety Trials

...umerous RNAs, and thus controls gene activity. To better understand what controls the NMD system, Maquat and her postdoctoral fellow, Yoon Ki Kim, Ph.D., used a critical component of the NMD complex, Upf1, as bait in a molecular fishing expedition. With this approach, proteins that naturally interact with ...

Deficient DNA Repair Capacity Associated With Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer

...epair capacity and the need for the development of better laboratory tests for such studies. "When DNA repair capacity can be measured easily and quickly, the scientific community will be able to clearly understand the role of DNA repair capacity in the development of cancer and possibly to develop interven...

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

...ins act on a pollen tube is onemore step towards a better understanding of the fundamental processesinvolved...aling process in plantreproduction,?said Ozkan. "A better understanding of the interactionof SCA with pollen tubes could help with successful plant breeding?...

W.M. Keck Foundation funds study of friendly microbes

...genome sequencing projects to allow researchers to better understand the evolution and diversity of life on Earth, as well as help create new methods to diagnose and treat patients with common and uncommon diseases. "The CGS represents a community of faculty and students with expertise in the biological, c...

Genome of deadly amoeba shows surprising complexity, evidence of lateral gene transfer

...a time. Such information may help researchers find better means to harness the immune system to eradicate infection through vaccine development. A number of the metabolic adaptations and stratagems identified from the E. histolytica genome also have commonalities with those reported in two other amitochond...

Plants, animals share molecular growth mechanisms

... eventually may allow researchers to design plants better able to protect themselves from insects and disease. "These genes and their proteins are required for normal development and for normal cell-to-cell adhesion," Szymanski said. "They affect the growth of the whole plant and also the shape and size of...

Researchers Uncover Key Step In Manufacture of Memory Protein

...y. “Understanding how BDNF is made may help us to better understand the learning process, perhaps leading to better treatments for disorders of learning and memory,?said Duane Alexander, M.D., Director of the Nationa...

Scientists Replicate Hepatitis C Virus in Laboratory

...cate HCV in cell culture will allow researchers to better study the life cycle and biology of this virus and to test potential antiviral compounds, which may lead to new therapies for the liver disease that results from infection with HCV. Scientists at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and K...

Male circumcision reduces risk of HIV transmission from women to men

...reading rapidly in parts of Africa, andhelp define better HIV strategies for prevention in these settings....

Another Look Finds Promising Proteomics Test is Not Biologically Plausible

...a variety of proteomic diagnostic tests is getting better and we are getting more reproducible results.? Researchers worldwide are excited about the notion of using protein “barcodes?to identify individual cancers before symptoms appear, but Baggerly and others maintain that the promise of this emerging fie...

New species from old data

...a variety of proteomic diagnostic tests is getting better and we are getting more reproducible results.? Researchers worldwide are excited about the notion of using protein “barcodes?to identify individual cancers before symptoms appear, but Baggerly and others maintain that the promise of this emerging fie...

Cracking the olfactory code in bees

...a variety of proteomic diagnostic tests is getting better and we are getting more reproducible results.? Researchers worldwide are excited about the notion of using protein “barcodes?to identify individual cancers before symptoms appear, but Baggerly and others maintain that the promise of this emerging fie...

Signaling protein builds bigger, better bones in mice

...a variety of proteomic diagnostic tests is getting better and we are getting more reproducible results.? Researchers worldwide are excited about the notion of using protein “barcodes?to identify individual cancers before symptoms appear, but Baggerly and others maintain that the promise of this emerging fie...

Computers to be used to find blueprint for new influenza drug

...that could help pharmaceutical companies develop a better drug that could be taken by people coming down with flu to stop the disease developing. The drug would work by being chemically very similar to part of the protective coating around the cells in our throats that the flu virus first attacks when a pe...

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