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Prenatal Stress Keeps Infants, Toddlers up at Night, Study Says
... if its formation has not been disrupted. This could
explain why sound sleep doesnt come easily to kids.... Given prenatally, psychological interventions could
instill a whole host of benefits that may carry-over to the child, OConnor said. Still, more clini...
St. Jude study solves mystery of mammalian ears
.... Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The finding could
explain why dogs, cats, humans and other mammals have such sensitive hearing and the ability to discriminate among frequencies. The work also highlights the importance of basic hearing research in studies into the causes of deafness. A report on this...
Carnegie Mellon scientists find key HIV protein makes cell membranes bend more easily
...bout virus-cell interactions. This same phenomenon could
provide a general way that viruses use to infect c...imental method,” she said. Many different viruses could
enter cells by efficiently lowering the energy required to penetrate a cell’s outer membrane, accord...
Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine
...s, we aim to discover even more polymorphisms that could
provide additional clues how some patients are bet...V, according to Goldstein, who said that a vaccine could
be designed to elicit an HLA-C mediated response which HIV-1 might be unable to defuse. "This study...
Scratch no more: Gene for itch sensation discovered
...ation in the central nervous system. The discovery could
rapidly lead to new treatments directly targeting ...PR had been fairly well studied before, but no one could
provide a compelling link between GRPR and itching before now. "Scientists have been studying this r...
One species, many genomes
.... Almost every tenth gene was so defective that it could
not fulfill its normal function anymore! Results such as these raise fundamental questions. For one, they qualify the value of the model genomes sequenced so far. "There isnâ€™t such a thing as the genome of a species," says Weigel. He adds "The in...
Nicotine rush hinges on sugar in neurons
... and depression as targets for improved drugs that could
result from the study’s findings. The study provides the first detailed look at part of the mouse nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR), one in a large and important group of molecules, known as ion channel proteins, that allow signals to pass b...
Common cancer gene sends death order to tiny killer
...cancers. If it's a widespread phenomenon, the work could
lead to treatments that aim to restore the missing microRNA to cancer cells. ...
Research identifies protein that signals flowering in squash plants
...ot produce sub-genomic RNA species, whose presence could
lead to confounding results. The authors found that C. moschata plants could
be induced to flower under the normally non-inducing LD conditions following ectopic expression of F...
Researchers discover inherited mutation for leukemia
...cal change that is not inherited. The findings could
help identify people at risk for chronic leukemia, but they also may provide new insights into the process of natural cell death. They may even lead to new strategies for treating the disease. The research is to be published in the June 1 issue o...
Agent slows aging in mice
...s needed before any possible human anti-aging drug could
emerge, Miller says. “Even if this agent turns out to be good for mice, it won’t be possible to tell without careful studies of humans whether NDGA is beneficial, useless, or harmful to people. Occasionally, something that is harmless in mice tu...
Enzyme delivered in smaller package protects cells from radiation damage
... the enzyme manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) could
protect mice from whole body irradiation, and in preparation for a potential clinical trial of systemic MnSOD in humans, the University of Pittsburgh and Stanford researchers, led by Joel S. Greenberger, M.D., professor and chair of the department of...
Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients
...trimental in people with the disease. The findings could
also renew efforts to develop a vaccine or other s...bad guy that many people think it is.” The work could
have ramifications for the development of a vaccine or other strategy to protect against or fight of...
Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients
...ects proteins commonly released by a growing tumor could
one day become a useful tool for monitoring the ef... exhibited a return of throat cancer. The findings could
help lead to the development of a blood test that enables doctors to detect the recurrence of throat...
Math that powers spam filters used to understand how brain learns to move our muscles
... Nature Neuroscience, the team says their new tool could
make it possible to predict the best ways to teach...ormation about its mistakes in a memory bank so it could
adapt and make more accurate predictions the next time around. Every time the learner repeated the t...
Cigarette smoke alters DNA in sperm, genetic damage could pass to offspring
...auses cancer, but new research shows that children could
inherit genetic damage from a father who smokes. ... the DNA sequence of sperm cells, alterations that could
potentially be inherited by offspring. The results of their study are published in the June 1 issue ...
Modeling the restless brain
... individual persons. Sporns said this research could
lead to clinical applications, offering new diagno...e known to affect the brain's connections. It also could
help explain why humans do not think alike. "If fluctuations in brain activity are shaped by ana...
Simulations unravel outer membrane transport mechanism
...he researchers addressed two key questions: First, could
the bond between TonB and the luminal domain withstand the force needed to pull the luminal domain downward, away from the barrel" Second, how does the luminal domain respond to force in order to expose a permeation pathway through the barrel" In ...
How sneaky HIV escapes cells
...emoved the tethers or clumping signals from Gag it could
no longer get out of the cell. However, if they were replaced with synthetic membrane anchors and clumping domains Gag regained its ability to get out of cells in exosomes. Gould speculates that cells may have initially developed exosomes as a qu...
New study reports hotel guests at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning
...s who travel frequently would be higher. This risk could
approach zero with effective CO prevention measures.” The authors contacted 43 sites where CO poisonings had occurred and found that only 12% had installed CO detectors after the incidents. In 101 sites where no CO poisoning had occurred, only 11...
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