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Brain Scans Reveal How Gene May Boost Schizophrenia Risk

... for our understanding of schizophrenia because it clarifies the neural mechanism for a well-established risk gene." Also participating in the NIMH brain imaging study were: Dr. Daniel Weinberger, Philip Kohn, Dr. Bhaskar Kolachana, Shane Kippenhan, NIMH; Dr. Aideen McInerney-Leo, Dr. Robert Nussbaum, Nationa...

FDA Works To Speed The Advent Of New, More Effective Personalized Medicines

... The guidance "Pharmacogenomic Data Submissions," clarifies how pharmacogenomic data will be evaluated. The final guidance describes what data will be needed during the marketing application review process, the format for submissions, and the data that will be used during regulatory decision making. The guida...

Researchers find gland that tells fruit flies when to stop growing

...al factors such as nutrition, but the new research clarifies the second part of the picture ?how an organism knows that growth should stop. "There has to be a way for an animal to assess its size, and I don't think it does it by looking in the mirror," Riddiford said. ...

Salk scientists untangle steroid hormone signaling in plants

... pathway to this hormone," says Chory. "This study clarifies what's going on downstream in the nucleus when brassinolide signals a plant cell to grow." Brassinolide, a member of a family of plant hormones known as brassinosteroids, is a key element of plants' response to light, enabling them to adjust growth ...

Ozone recovering, but unlikely to stabilize at pre-1980 levels, says study

... pathway to this hormone," says Chory. "This study clarifies what's going on downstream in the nucleus when brassinolide signals a plant cell to grow." Brassinolide, a member of a family of plant hormones known as brassinosteroids, is a key element of plants' response to light, enabling them to adjust growth ...

Protein shown to rally biological clock

...rhythms in behavior and physiology. The finding clarifies the roles that both VIP and a neurotransmitter GABA play in synchronizing biological clocks, and sheds light on how mammals, in this case mice and rats. regulate circadian rhythm. Results were published in the Nov. 27- Dec. 1 online issue of the Pro...

Researchers discover new gene responsible for brittle bone disease

...rk of bone. "The study is important because it clarifies a new mechanism by which the OI can occur and makes possible new tests to identify affected children and provide them with added medical support," Boyce said. "There may be up to 15 percent of children with Brittle Bone Disease who have mutations rel...

Vaccine to cope with viral diversity in HIV

...her variable pathogens. This computational method clarifies and analyzes the variation found in the strains of the virus by describing the molecules which stimulate the immune response to HIV (immunogens) that have multiple forms of variable elements of the virus. These antigens compress the variation found i...

Linheng Li Lab documents the development of cancer stem cells

...t authors, respectively, on a new publication that clarifies how normal stem cells become cancer stem cells and how cancer stem cells can cause the formation of tumors. The paper, "PTEN-deficient intestinal stem cells initiate intestinal polyposis" was posted to the Nature Genetics Web site on January 21. ...

UBC researchers reveal dwarf aquatic plants' hidden ancestry

...to be related to grasses and rushes. The discovery clarifies what may be one of the biggest misunderstandings in botanical history. "It’s a classic case of mistaken identity," says Sean Graham, an associate professor and researcher with the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research in the Faculty of...

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