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Tiny scaffolding allows stem cells to become working fat cells

..., then we could keep people leaner, lowering their chances of becoming insulin-dependent, and lowering the likelihood they would develop type II diabetes," Kniss said. He also suggested that the new approach might have commercial applications as a way of testing new drugs. "Small, three-dimensional cell col...

The Bacteria's guide to survival

...'re able to jump ship, thus hurting the bacteria's chances of survival in the long run. Reporting in the open-access journal PLoS Biology, Magdalene So and colleagues present evidence that bacteria can induce changes in hosts' gene expression - and possibly keep the host cells alive longer - through tiny tu...

Increased risk of osteoporosis associated with gene that one in five people have

... catch them at an early age, we can maximize their chances to avoid osteoporosis." ...

Heart repair gets new muscle

...capacity for self-renewal and repair, impeding the chances of a full recovery from a heart attack. However, recent evidence suggests that the heart might harbor stem cells after all and that such cells can be transformed into cardiomyocytes. In a new study published in the premier open-access online journal...

Same-Sex Mating Discovered in a Toxic Fungus

...ype predominates, leaving them with apparently few chances to mate. It's been a mystery." In 1996, another group discovered that those alpha isolates could undergo fruiting and produce spores, a process that resembles sexual reproduction. However, researchers thought that the unisexual fruiting occurred str...

To sea or not to sea: When it comes to salmon sex, size sometimes doesn't matter

...he traits that cause Quinn to say that salmon have chances to recover from years of declines "if we would only take our collective foot off their neck." "A great deal of habitat from southern British Columbia to California is no longer accessible to salmon or has been altered to their detriment," he writes ...

To Stop Evolution: New Way Of Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Demonstrated By Scripps Scientists

...aling with environmental changes that maximize the chances that a progeny cell will be better adapted. In order to evolve, organisms have to mutate, so they turn on the mutation process when they are threatened with extinction. Romesberg reasoned that since mutations can be turned on full-force, perhaps the...

Newly Discovered 'Branding' Process Helps Immune System Cells Pick Their Fights

...ucture, and that these modifications increased the chances that cells known as lymphocytes would recognize th...s lab then showed that these changes increased the chances that various types of T cells would react to the modified peptides shown to them by antigen-presenti...

Research shows smoking adds a decade to reproductive age of IVF patients

...e age and has a "devastating" impact on a couples' chances of having a live birth after IVF. Being overweight...o indicates that subfertile couples may help their chances of successful treatment by life-style changes. As the effects of smoking and overweight were greates...

Shark attack worries? Driving to the beach is more deadly

...t, says a Texas A&M University professor. Your chances of being in a wreck are far greater than being a s...number of shark attacks is very, very remote. Your chances of winning the lottery are greater than being attacked by a shark. "But when a shark attack does oc...

New HIV drug candidate developed in Sweden

...t, says a Texas A&M University professor. Your chances of being in a wreck are far greater than being a s...number of shark attacks is very, very remote. Your chances of winning the lottery are greater than being attacked by a shark. "But when a shark attack does oc...

Agilent Technologies introduces advanced zebrafish, mouse microarrays for stem cell and developmental biology research

...t, says a Texas A&M University professor. Your chances of being in a wreck are far greater than being a s...number of shark attacks is very, very remote. Your chances of winning the lottery are greater than being attacked by a shark. "But when a shark attack does oc...

Major new UNC-based drinking water study suggests pregnancy fears may be overstated

...m purifying drinking water with chlorine boost the chances that pregnant women will miscarry were not supported by the results of a major new study. If such threats exist at all, which is uncertain, they likely are modest, it concludes. The national study, directed by University of North Carolina at Chapel ...

When it comes to cell entry, being average has its advantages

... to manufacture ones of a certain size to minimize chances that they'll enter and perhaps harm cells." The type of cell entry the team studied is called receptor-mediated endocytosis. Here's how it happens: A virus or other particle arrives at the cell membrane. Protein receptors on the membrane act like h...

Enlisting genomics to understand flu evolution

...ined the tools of genomics become--the greater the chances of developing more effective vaccines. Citation: Holmes EC, Ghedin E, Miller N, Taylor J, Bao Y, et al. (2005) Whole-genome analysis of human influenza A virus reveals multiple persistent lineages and reassortment among recent H3N2 viruses. PLoS Bio...

New Discovery May Help Doctors Treat Infertility

...may be less effective for them, and increase their chances of having a safe and healthy child,?he added. The NIEHS researchers treated normal female mice and female mice that lack estrogen receptor beta with fertility drugs similar to those commonly used by women undergoing fertility treatments. The mice la...

Gambling monkeys give insight into neural machinery of risk

...e researchers gave two male rhesus macaque monkeys chances to choose to look at either of two target lights on a screen. Looking at the "safe" target light yielded the same fruit juice reward each time. However, looking at the "risky" target light might yield a larger or smaller juice reward. The average jui...

Why were the HIV prevention trials in commercial sex workers abandoned?

...y have high risk sex in the hope of reducing their chances of becoming infected, an approach called "pre-exposure prophylaxis" (PREP). But activist groups, including Act Up-Paris have "halted the progress of at least two important clinical trials of tenofovir as PREP and brought negative attention to tenofov...

New technique may speed DNA analysis

...iagnosis of liver cancer, or the prediction of the chances that a couple will produce a child with a genetic disease. Frequent, widespread use of these devices is hindered by the fact that producing them is a painstaking process that involves at least 400 printing steps and costs approximately $500 per micr...

New technique helps identify multiple DNA regulatory sites

...iagnosis of liver cancer, or the prediction of the chances that a couple will produce a child with a genetic disease. Frequent, widespread use of these devices is hindered by the fact that producing them is a painstaking process that involves at least 400 printing steps and costs approximately $500 per micr...

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