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Zebrafish may hold key to understanding human nerve cell development

... humans hair cells areburied deep inside the inner ear making them difficult to access. Haircells in zebrafish are located on the surface of their body and helpthe fish swim in groups and avoid predators."Zebrafish are a wonderful model for studying hair cell development fora number of reasons. The hair ...

Harmful Bacterium Commonly Found in Poultry May Survive Refrigeration and Frozen Storage Combined

... humans hair cells areburied deep inside the inner ear making them difficult to access. Haircells in zebrafish are located on the surface of their body and helpthe fish swim in groups and avoid predators."Zebrafish are a wonderful model for studying hair cell development fora number of reasons. The hair ...

GenMAPP 2.0 released

... humans hair cells areburied deep inside the inner ear making them difficult to access. Haircells in zebrafish are located on the surface of their body and helpthe fish swim in groups and avoid predators."Zebrafish are a wonderful model for studying hair cell development fora number of reasons. The hair ...

New Drugs For Bad Bugs: UF Approach Could Bolster Antibiotic Arsenal

...ing problem for a host of diseases, from childhood ear infections to malaria. Last year, the FDA published a report calling attention to inefficiencies in the drug and medical product development process, urging changes to make the process “more predictable and less costly.?The latest estimates put the ...

Scientists journey to southern Africa to unravel the secret world of elephant communication

... extra holes in his large ears. "He's got a lot of ear piercings, hence his name," she explains. Unlike the other males, whose trunks are frozen in midair, Billy Idol has placed his flat on the ground, the tip pointing inward toward his front feet. Billy and the others remain still like statues for sever...

Researchers Closer To Helping Hearing-Impaired Using Stem Cells

...cules that are secreted from nearby tissues of the ear during embryonic development. The two molecules -- known as Sonic hedgehog and retinoic acid -- together caused the marrow stromal cells to further develop into cells with many of the characteristics of auditory neurons, such as the presence of speci...

The genetic origins of corn on the cob

...on of a single gene, later named ramosa1, both the ear and the tassel of the plant were more highly branc...domesticated, farmers selected a larger and larger ear with more and more rows of kernels, based on the activity of genes other than ramosa1. But we suspec...

$6.5 Million Grant for Microarray Center at Yale School of Medicine

...on of a single gene, later named ramosa1, both the ear and the tassel of the plant were more highly branc...domesticated, farmers selected a larger and larger ear with more and more rows of kernels, based on the activity of genes other than ramosa1. But we suspec...

Gifts from the sea

...vestibular (balance) system relies on fluid-filled ear canals that tell us which end is up. The toadfish vestibular system is similar enough to the human version to make comparisons meaningful but with an easier to explore nerve layout. MBL researchers have used the toadfish as a model for research into ...

New Lab Research May Help Those Deafened By Immune System Attack

...n animal models, and show that damage to the inner ear caused by antibodies to IESCA can destroy hearing. The KHRI-3 antibody creates a staining pattern that resembles a line of tiny wine glasses when it binds to IESCA in the organs of Corti of guinea pigs. The U-M has patent applications pending in the...

UCR biochemist goes to Washington with high-protein corn

...s." Every corn kernel results from a flower on an ear of corn, Gallie explained. Initially the ear produces a pair of flowers for every kernel. But then one of the sister flowers undergoes abortion, ...

Gene for immune deficiency syndromes found

...ith either condition suffer relentlessly recurring ear infections, sinus infections, bronchitis, pneumonias and gastrointestinal infections. IgA deficiency and CVID can occur in the same family, and also predispose people to autoimmunity, particularly affecting the thyroid gland and resulting in thyroid ...

Protein amplification in melanoma is possible drug target

...ith either condition suffer relentlessly recurring ear infections, sinus infections, bronchitis, pneumonias and gastrointestinal infections. IgA deficiency and CVID can occur in the same family, and also predispose people to autoimmunity, particularly affecting the thyroid gland and resulting in thyroid ...

How fish hear and make sounds at same time

...ntrols the vocal muscle system and the part of the ear that hears sound. The researchers believe that und...r, the midshipman uses the sacculus, a part of the ear that in humans detects acceleration or linear movement. Because the study indicates a relationship ...

Retinal scans eyed for New Mexico show cattle

...scanning and radio frequency identification (RFID) ear tags for animal ID evaluation. Most of the cattle were high-value 4-H and FFA show cattle that spent much of the past season moving between regional livestock fairs. Encinias used a $3,000 retinal scanner not much bigger than a small video camera to...

Reducing antibiotic use lowers rates of drug-resistant bacteria

...in children's noses and throats, and can result in ear infections, sinusitis, pneumonia and even meningitis. Many pneumococcal infections are treated with penicillin, but resistance to the drug is making the microbes more difficult to control. Researchers in France tested two intervention methods inten...

Cells from amniotic fluid used to tissue-engineer a new trachea

... tissues. While Fauza has also used cells from the ear and from the bone marrow to derive cartilage cells, amniotic fluid is much more readily available. Millions of pregnant women elect to have amniotic fluid drawn to test for chromosome defects, the procedure known as amniocentesis. And when a prenatal...

Frog’s ear canal may provide insights for understanding human hearing loss

...ltrasounds are made possible by the presence of an ear canal, which most other frogs don't have. "Our re...y provide a clue for understanding why humans have ear canals: to improve sensitivity to high-frequency sounds." Amolops tormotus, also referred to as the...

The evolution of food plants: Genetic control of grass flower architecture

...; the tassel (male pollen-bearing flowers) and the ear (female flowers and site of seed or kernel development). The tassel forms from the shoot apical meristem after the production of a defined number of leaves, whereas ears form at the tips of compact axillary branches. Normal maize ears are unbranched,...

Born with a love of speech

...ore question: Had the infants already picked-up an ear for speech in the womb? Could the newborns discriminate between just the low frequency aspects (those that are heard across the womb) of their speech analogue and non-sense words? If they showed a similar preference for the low-frequency non-sense wo...

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