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Color-blind method opens new doors in DNA sequencing

... Medicine (BCM) and Rice University could open new doors that would take DNA sequencing to the patient's bedside, the doctor's office and even the scene of a crime or a battlefield. "We could eventually do direct detection of a DNA sequence from native DNA" without manipulation now performed in the labora...

New lab technique identifies high levels of pathogens in therapy pool

...o seasonal ventilation practices, including closed doors and windows during cold periods, said Pace. Since the study, the rate of air exchange in the pool area has been increased and additional air filters have been installed that have been shown to capture and remove up to 95 percent of "Mycobacterium avi...

Disease progression model of pancreatic cancer developed by Penn researchers

...n of the human condition will likely open many new doors in understanding this debilitating disease. "With a model that can generate the full spectrum of disease, from preinvasive to invasive and metastastic lesions, we can begin to tease out the events that are linked to the progression of pancreatic canc...

Researchers reveal secret of key protein in brain and heart function

...m," Mierke said. "Solving protein structures opens doors for effective treatments." SAP97 is found mainly in the central nervous system and is known as a "scaffolding" protein. In this role, it serves as a sort of tether, grabbing proteins inside the cell critical to nerve signaling and keeping them close...

Chickadees can help humans get their bearings

... from those located in the middle, but may confuse doors at the two ends, such as when they re-enter a hallway in a hotel. "This has been observed in every species tested, even when landmarks alone could be used, suggesting that animals are predisposed to go by geometry," said co-author Dr. Chris Sturdy, a...

Scientists focus on 'dwarf eye'

...es the information gained from his study will open doors to correcting other types of severe refractive error, not only farsightedness, but also nearsightedness. ...

What comes first…the chicken, the egg, or the bad attitude?

...ds that don't fit the textbook norm has opened new doors in the research program. "If the offspring of these special hens are also more efficient, the broiler industry could move forward in leaps and bounds. As a result of their findings, Robinson, Renema and Zuidhof have broadened their research focus to...

UIC researchers show protein routes messages in nerve cells

... reconnected after spinal cord injury, or may open doors to developing drugs that can manipulate proteins that cause neurological diseases in humans. ...

Rutgers to lead $52.7 million protein research program

...ur researchers toward new discoveries and open new doors to longer and healthier lives," said Richard L. McCormick, president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. "Federal funding of this magnitude recognizes the caliber of our faculty and the quality of their research, and positions us for bro...

Powerful technique for multiplying adult stem cells may aid therapies

...plicated in human cells, could open up a number of doors for researchers working on adult stem cells. Currently, patients with certain blood diseases are treated with stem cells. These stem cells can be acquired either from a donor's bone marrow, or even from cord blood (donated cord blood, or the patient'...

Sweet 'water taste' paradoxically predicts sweet taste inhibitors

...sweet taste receptor. "These findings will open doors for tweaking the sweet taste receptor and finding new sweeteners and inhibitors that can be used both by food industry and in medicine," states senior author Paul A.S. Breslin, PhD, a Monell geneticist. Lead author Veronica Galindo-Cuspinera, PhD, n...

Front-line immune cells mature in four stages, study shows

...tology-Oncology. "Still, we believe it opens new doors to manipulating the human immune system to our benefit, and we're working on that right now," says Caligiuri, who is also professor of internal medicine, of molecular virology, immunology and medical genetics and of veterinary biosciences. "The fin...

Polymer aids in blood clotting, pointing way to new treatment

...ting from their injuries. This research could open doors to helping in that regard." In his new lab at Georgia, Docampo will continue to study the purification of polyphosphate present in platelets and on the enzymes involved in its metabolism. Co-authors with Morrissey and Docampo on the PNAS paper were...

Mice with glowing hearts shed light on how hearts develop

... heartbeats, known as arrhythmias, as well as open doors to observing cellular processes to better understand basic physiology and disease. The technique for making living, functional cells fluoresce, or glow, when the concentration of calcium ions rise within cells, is described online at http://www.pna...

US woman gives birth to baby from world's first frozen donor egg bank

...rompting Cryo Eggs International (CEI) to open its doors and offer donor eggs to infertile patients who wish to create the family they have been longing for. Women select a familial "match" from the donor eggs in the bank, and the eggs are shipped anywhere in the world to be thawed, fertilized and transfer...

Study may help slay 'Yellow Monster'

...and not just in the realm of science. "It opens up doors and windows everywhere else," she said, noting that the work has raised her awareness about mine safety, tribal issues and reclamation efforts. "When we first heard of the yellow monster, it was scary and not much was understood until the research b...

New fruit fly protein illuminates circadian response to light

...fects circadian (24-hour) rhythms will likely open doors to future treatments of jetlag. The body's 24-hour clock controls a multitude of internal functions such as periods of sleep and wakefulness, body temperature, and metabolism. Although circadian function produces a stable rhythm in the body, the bio...

Bedsores and bald hides: Novel roles revealed for a 'scaffolding' protein

... structural support function and opens interesting doors to understanding hair and skin biology," says Coulombe. ...

PLoS ONE is launched by the Public Library of Science

...iastic and sustained. Although PLoS ONE opened its doors to manuscript submissions only in August, it already receives in excess of 100 submissions each month and launches with the publication of 100 peer-reviewed research articles. The volume of articles is unprecedented for a journal launch, and is an in...

Natural protein stops deadly human brain cancer in mice

... a collaborator in the study. "This opens exciting doors to future research into treatments and therapies for such a devastating disease." ...

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