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A gene's first 'kiss' sets off that affair known as puberty

... PNAS paper are Muhammad Shahab, Ph.D., formerly a fellow working with Dr. Plant and now with the department of biological sciences at Quaidi-i-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan; Claudio Mastronardi, Ph.D., and Sergio R. Ojeda, D.V.M., both from the division of neuroscience at the Oregon National Prima...

It's not all genetic: Common epigenetic problem doubles cancer risk in mice

...ic mutation will cause a tumor," says postdoctoral fellow Atsushi Kaneda, Ph.D. "Double the risk may not seem like much, but this loss of imprinting is common." The researchers' mice mirror two situations in people because the double dose of IGF2 was accomplished in two ways. One set of mice, obtained from...

Emory Study Tests Bone Marrow Stem Cells to Improve Circulation in Legs

... cardiologist Arshed A. Quyyumi, MD, andcardiology fellow Veerappan Subramaniyam, MD, is using colonystimulating factors (growth factors), to prod the bone marrow torelease a type of stem cells called endothelial progenitor cells, whichare used by the body to form new blood vessels or to repair damagedones....

Current human embryonic stem cell lines contaminated UCSD/Salk team finds

...importantadditional author is Gage's post doctoral fellow Alysson Muotri, Ph.D.The study was funded by the National Institute of General MedicalSciences at the National Institutes of Health, the Lookout Fund, and bythe G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Charitable Foundation of New York.In addition to Varki, au...

Purdue proves concept of using nano-materials for drug discovery

...other researchers are Zhigang Wang, a postdoctoral fellow at Purdue; and Richard Haasch, a research scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The work is part of overall research being carried out by an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers who are members of a Center for Me...

Experiments provide proof of how traveling in groups protects insects

...cultural Research Service, Lorch is a postdoctoral fellow in biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Gwynne is a biology professor at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. Their work, reported in the Feb. 17 issue of Nature, is unique since previously it has been too difficult to ...

Experiments provide proof of how traveling in groups protects insects

...cultural Research Service, Lorch is a postdoctoral fellow in biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Gwynne is a biology professor at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. Their work, reported in the Feb. 17 issue of Nature, is unique since previously it has been too difficult to ...

Scientists develop new color-coded test for protein folding

... and base In their experiment, Zare, postdoctoral fellow Soonwoo Chah and graduate student Matthew R. Hammond created a liquid solution containing nano-sized particles of gold saturated with a protein called cytochrome c. "We chose gold nanoparticles because they are simple to prepare, easy to control and...

Scientists discover unique microbe in California's largest lake

...ch Oceanographic Institution. In 2004, shebecame a fellow of the Cooperative Institute of Oceanographic SatelliteStudies (CIOSS) at Oregon State University....

Bird Brains Show How Trial and Error May Contribute to Learning

...g without that region of the brain. A postdoctoral fellow on another project had noticed greater and more variable brain activity when the finches were singing to themselves compared to when they were serenading females. Kao wondered whether she could cause changes in bird song by manipulating this region. ...

Wiley announces publication of Databasing the Brain

...rnment agency informatics initiative, he is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of...the University of California at San Diego. He is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and a recipient of Smithsonian Foun...

Breast-Cancer Risk Linked to Exposure to Traffic Emissions at Menarche, First Birth

...in Anaheim, Calif. Jing Nie, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in epidemiology in UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions is first author on the study. "There is growing evidence that there may be times in a woman's life when exposures to potential carcinogens may be critical for breast-cancer initi...

Supercomputer Dedicated To Bioengineering, Computational Biology Installed

... basement of Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall with fellow project co-leader Peter Arzberger, principal investigator and director of the National Biomedical Computational Resource (NBCR), a program funded by the National Institutes of Health, and director of Life Sciences Initiatives at UCSD. Arzberger said...

Drug-resistant bacteria on poultry products differ by brand

... lead author Lance Price, a doctoral candidate and fellow at the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for a Livable Future. "Companies that use antibiotics foster the development of drug-resistant bacteria which can spread to the human population. Claims have been made that using antibiotics increases...

Wisconsin researchers identify sleep gene

...flies, conducted by Daniel Bushey, a post-doctoral fellow working with the Tononi team, revealed that their Shaker genes contained a single amino-acid mutation. Because of the mutation, a functional ion channel could not be formed on the cell membrane and potassium therefore could not flow through it. When...

Researchers discover molecular mechanism that desensitizes us to cold

...duate School of Biological Sciences, post-doctoral fellow Tibor Rohacs and colleagues studied the receptor that is responsible for the sensation of cold. They found that a specific region of this receptor interacts with a signaling lipid in the cell membrane called PIP2. Cold or menthol stimulate this recep...

Stem cells from brain transformed to produce insulin at Stanford

...with the cells in a lab dish, Kim and postdoctoral fellow Yuichi Hori, MD, PhD, now an associate professor at Kobe University in Japan, added a cocktail of chemicals in a sequence that they knew might prod the stem cells to mature into insulin-producing cells. After some trial and error, they found the righ...

Light therapy may combat fungal infections, new evidence suggests

...nt disease and mold," said Idnurm, a post-doctoral fellow at Duke. "However, fungi also play important beneficial roles, for example, as a source of food and pharmaceuticals. "Therefore, an understanding of the role of environmental signals such as light in fungal development is vital to increase the benef...

Gene therapy promising for growing tooth-supporting bone

...revention and geriatrics; Mario Taba Jr., research fellow in periodontics, prevention and geriatrics; Renny T. Franceschi, associate dean for research and professor of periodontics, prevention and geriatrics, all at the U-M School of Dentistry. Francesci also is a professor of biological chemistry. R. Bruce...

Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish at UH hold keys to biological clocks

...biology and biochemistry at UH, and Maki Kaneko, a fellow UH researcher who is now at the University of California-San Diego, presented their findings in a paper titled "Light-dependent Development of Circadian Gene Expression in Transgenic Zebrafish," appearing Feb. 1 in the Public Library of Science's PLo...

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