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Nicotine rush hinges on sugar in neurons

...e hinge that opens a gate in the cell membrane and brings news of nicotine’s arrival. Structural biologist Raymond Stevens of The Scripps Research Institute, who was not involved in the study, called it “a landmark accomplishment for the fields of structural biology and neuronal cell signaling.” Besides...

A new plant-bacterial symbiotic mechanism promising for crop applications

...cule itself, which remains to be fully determined, brings a glimpse of future agricultural applications. Many plants live in symbiosis with bacteria, but the mechanisms are known for only a small number of these interactions. The demonstration of alternative pathways capable of triggering the nodulation...

Could fungal collection hold the key to new life-saving drugs?

...stant strains of infections such as MRSA.” SIDR brings together scientists from different disciplines to focus on drug discovery. They have developed test systems to detect biological activity in samples of natural products that could lead to new medicinal products. Previous work at SIDR found activities...

Putting feelings into words produces therapeutic effects in the brain

...rks. “This is such an exciting study because it brings together the Buddha’s teachings — more than 2,500 years ago, he talked about the benefits of labeling your experience — with modern neuroscience,” Creswell said. “Now, for the first time since those teachings, we have shown there is actually a neurol...

Iowa State scientists demonstrate first use of nanotechnology to enter plant cells

...sion with controlled precision. Their breakthrough brings nanotechnology to plant biology and agricultural biotechnology, creating a powerful new tool for targeted delivery into plant cells. The research, "Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles Deliver DNA and Chemicals into Plants," is a highlighted article in ...

NIDA study identifies genes that might help some people abstain from smoking

...e journal BMC Genetics, available on line April 2, brings researchers a step closer toward tailoring individualized drug therapy for addiction based on an individual’s unique genetic makeup. “This research marks the first time we’ve been able to identify genes involved in the ability to quit smoking,?sa...

Bones in motion: Brown scientists to create new 3-D X-ray system

...ation. The project cuts across disciplines and brings together a diverse team of Brown researchers. They include bioengineer Joseph Crisco, computer scientist David Laidlaw, orthopedic experts Braden Fleming and Douglas Moore, and biologists Stephen Gatesy, Thomas Roberts and Sharon Swartz. Brainerd, a ...

Bypassing eggs, flu vaccine grown in insect cells shows promise

...es work in the real world.? Freedom from the egg brings implications important to a world facing the threat of pandemic bird flu. For decades the nation’s efforts to prevent flu have centered on growing flu virus in hundreds of millions of fertilized eggs, with each egg containing less than a teaspoonf...

Breakthrough vaccine to treat chemo-resistant ovarian cancer

... in the fight against this devastating disease and brings hope to women everywhere." The breakthrough treatment method uses the patient's own tumor tissues to create a patient-specific vaccine and is combined with chemotherapy delivered directly into the abdominal cavity. Ovarian cancer, one of the h...

Putting an old drug to a new use

...0-fold by nifedipine, but how exactly the compound brings about its effect is still unknown. Nifedipine is known to block membrane channels that control Ca2+ influx into cells, but if it exerts its effect on iron transport indirectly by changing Ca2+ levels in the cell or by binding directly to DMT-1 in liv...

New research says winning a Nobel Prize adds nearly 2 years to your lifespan

...e University of Warwick reveals that a Nobel Prize brings more than just cash and kudos - it can also add nearly two years to your life. The research by Professor Andrew Oswald, an economist at the University of Warwick, and Matthew Rablen, (a former Warwick postgraduate researcher now a government economi...

Uganda's mountain gorillas increase in number

...rrent total of mountain gorillas at both locations brings the worldwide tally to approximately 720 individual animals....

Antibody signal may redirect inflammation to fuel cancer

...PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in Coussens?laboratory, brings together many related threads of research in this fast-evolving area of inquiry. It was published February 1 in "Current Opinion in Immunology" (3). Coussens stresses that because of the unique antibody makeup of each person, there is no evidence ...

Living with water scarcity -- world must act now

...r Day. The Assessment, the first of its kind, brings together the work of over 700 specialists from hundreds of institutes around the world into the most comprehensive and authoritative assessment of water and food ever written, critically examining policies and practices of water use and development i...

Tiny clue reveals new path toward heart disease

...rosis in human aortas, the large blood vessel that brings blood from the heart to all parts of the body. Kalirin contains the hereditary information for the production of a protein that is involved in the migration of cells from one spot to another within smooth muscle. According to the researchers, the ...

Conceptualizing a cyborg

...rtificial limb. Their conceptual framework - which brings together years of spinal-cord injury research - is published in the January issue of Neurosurgery. "We're at a junction now of developing a new approach for a brain-machine interface," says senior author Douglas H. Smith, MD, Professor of Neurosur...

Plants do not emit methane

...ntribute to global climate change. The consortium brings together a unique combination of expertise and facilities enabling the design and execution of a novel experiment. Plants were grown in a facility containing atmospheric carbon dioxide almost exclusively with a heavy form of carbon (13C). This makes ...

Immunization rates hit record high in poor countries

...well," she says, handing it to Scott Costa. Costa brings the branch close to his eye. "Yes," he says, with a boyish grin, "this is a fungus success story." For some, a fungus success story means nothing is growing at the back of their refrigerator. But for Costa, research assistant professor of plant an...

Fungal factories may save hemlock forests

...well," she says, handing it to Scott Costa. Costa brings the branch close to his eye. "Yes," he says, with a boyish grin, "this is a fungus success story." For some, a fungus success story means nothing is growing at the back of their refrigerator. But for Costa, research assistant professor of plant an...

Salmon farms kill wild fish, study shows

...t with the Raincoast Research Society. "This paper brings our understanding of farm-origin sea lice and Pacific wild salmon to the point where we know there is a clear severe impact." ...

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