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Prenatal Stress Keeps Infants, Toddlers up at Night, Study Says

...ll, more clinical research is needed to see how we can best promote healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. The ALSPAC study, part of the WHO-initiated European Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood, is funded by the Wellcome Trust, the National Institutes of Health and the United Kingdom ...

Carnegie Mellon scientists find key HIV protein makes cell membranes bend more easily

...rior studies have shown that FP-23 fuses with, and can even break apart, blood cells and other man-made, ...mally, a cell membrane resists bending. Scientists can quantify the energy needed to overcome this resistance. The Carnegie Mellon team found that FP-23 re...

Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine

... knowledge of why patients differ in how well they can control the virus that causes AIDS. These findings represent only the first of what investigators said will be a series of future genome-wide studies to pinpoint additional targets for HIV vaccines. In the new analysis, patients with specific gene v...

Scratch no more: Gene for itch sensation discovered

...tion. Chronic itching is a widespread problem. It can be caused by skin disorders like eczema, or it can stem from a deeper problem such as kidney failure or liver disease. It can be a serious side effect ...

FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

...nanotechnology consumer products being sold. These can be found in an online inventory maintained by the Wilson Center’s Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (see: www.nanotechproject.org/consumerproducts ),” said Rejeski. “The number of listed products has more than doubled in a year. It does not inclu...

One species, many genomes

...powerful methods. While the technology used so far can only identify genes that have changed or are lost ...nstrument, with which the entire genome of a plant can be read in just a few days, is already available. Still missing are the computational algorithms to ...

Art and music for the birds

...will repeat approximately five songs each. Birds can tune in to classics like Vivaldi’s “Concert in D Major,” Miles Davis’s “Blue 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 Be...

Common cancer gene sends death order to tiny killer

...a great deal of evidence that microRNAs themselves can act to either promote cancer or to stop cancer spread." To test their idea, the team first chemically damaged the DNA of two sets of colon cancer cells, one missing p53 and the other containing healthy p53. They then looked for any of the 500 know...

Research identifies protein that signals flowering in squash plants

...crop breeding and development programs, because it can aid in optimizing crop yields and other traits for..., with carefully designed grafting experiments, we can precisely control the introduction of putative florigenic signals into the translocation stream.” Th...

Cellular message movement captured on video

... growth. For example, human papilloma virus, which can cause cervical cancer, makes a protein that binds ...fixed cells can’t reveal paxillin movement. “We can now see the dynamics of how paxillin and other proteins move inside the cell with new fluorescent la...

Researchers discover inherited mutation for leukemia

...lence unneeded genes. But abnormal DNA methylation can turn off genes that control cell growth, and that lead to tumor growth. "Our findings identify for the first time a gene that appears to be associated with hereditary CLL," says coauthor John C. Byrd, professor of internal medicine and a CLL spec...

Agent slows aging in mice

...lammation, cancer and other destructive processes, can boost the odds of living longer. Today at the annual meeting of the American Aging Association, University of Michigan scientist Richard A. Miller reports early results from a mouse study his lab and two others are conducting for the National Instit...

Enzyme delivered in smaller package protects cells from radiation damage

...ished radioprotection to cells. "Because we now can deliver MnSOD in this very small vector, we will be able to get this radioprotective enzyme more efficiently into all of the cells of the body and give patients receiving total body radiation for systemic cancers better long-term outcomes. This also ...

Innovative smallpox vaccine research study to be conducted at Case Medical Center

...purred the development of a new safer vaccine that can be given to immune-compromised individuals....

Cells re-energize to come back from the brink of death

The discovery of how some abnormal cells can avoid a biochemical program of self-destruction by...isabling the main suicide pathway called apoptosis can also foil a backup self-destruct program, which allows them to survive and become cancerous. The...

Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients

...It’s the first use of an organism where scientists can boost IL-1beta in select areas and then watch what happens as the process unfolds. The team expected to see the telltale clumps of material known as amyloid plaques, made up of the peptide amyloid beta, worsen. Instead, to the team’s surprise, the...

Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients

...re insidious because surgical removal of the tumor can severely impair a person’s ability to talk and to ...urgically remove the tumor. Because this treatment can severely impair a patient’s quality of life by damaging voice, speech, and swallowing, in many cases...

Releasing fish for the future

...t and Paul Butcher have shown that mortality rates can be significantly improved through changed practices. Key recommendations from an initial two-year project are that fishers should Cut the line on fish that swallow hooks Remove hooks caught in the fish’s mouth Minimise air exposure U...

Pregnant mom's exposure to flu vaccine kick-starts fetal immune system

Some researchers have hypothesized that the fetus can be exposed to and mount an immune response against allergens to which the mother has been exposed, and this may have an effect on the development of allergic sensitivity (e.g. eczema and asthma) later in an infant’s life. However this hypothesis has ...

Soils offer new hope as carbon sink

...ey convert crop waste into fuel and agrichar which can be used to enhance soil fertility and store carbon...or the environment, it means soil carbon emissions can be reduced because rapidly decomposing carbon forms are being replaced by stable ones in the form of...

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