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Carnegie Mellon scientists find key HIV protein makes cell membranes bend more easily

...ysical Journal, will provide vital data to conduct future computer simulations of HIV dynamics to help further drug discovery and prevent deadly infections. “We found that HIV fusion peptide dramatically decreases the amount of energy needed to bend a cell-like membrane,” said Stephanie Tristram-Nagle, ass...

Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine

...rst of what investigators said will be a series of future genome-wide studies to pinpoint additional targets...he paper. "As we expand the number of patients in future studies conducted by CHAVI researchers, we aim to discover even more polymorphisms that could provid...

Math that powers spam filters used to understand how brain learns to move our muscles

...or experience and belief affect the probability of future outcomes, such as taking an alternate route to work on Friday because you’ve experienced heavy traffic Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and believe strongly that Friday will be just as bad,” says Shadmehr. E-mail spam filters operate on a similar prin...

Cigarette smoke alters DNA in sperm, genetic damage could pass to offspring

...age offspring long before they may even meet their future mate.” Males, whether they are mouse or man, generate a constant supply of new sperm from self-renewing spermatogonial stem cells. Yauk, along with colleagues at Health Canada and McMaster University, studied the spermatogonial stem cells of ma...

CSIRO scientists join fight to save 'Tassie devil'

...ing and managing the disease and set an agenda for future research and management. “The aim is to stop the disease in it tracks and we want to bring our experience of controlling infectious diseases to the research community involved to help achieve this,” Dr Hyatt said. A chemist and Spectroscopis...

A new plant-bacterial symbiotic mechanism promising for crop applications

...emains to be fully determined, brings a glimpse of future agricultural applications. Many plants live in...lation signal in certain rhizobia is promising for future techniques for bringing these bacteria into association with different leguminous plants. It therefo...

Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene

...nfirmed, this discovery could provide a target for future Alzheimer’s therapeutic drugs. “We hope that this study, along with the genome-wide genetics studies to come, will contribute to the clarification of Alzheimer’s risk factors and disease mechanisms, the discovery of promising new disease-slowing a...

Largest synthetic gene ever built offers insights into anti-malarial drug resistance

...larial drug resistance, providing insight into how future drugs might be designed to effectively kill the parasite," said Paul Roepe, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular & Molecular Biology as well as the Department of Chemistry. Any animal with red blood cells can deve...

Studies to find better ways to preserve human eggs, ovarian tissue under way

...6 to 23,” says Dr. Emmi. That separation enables a future baby to get half his chromosomes from mom and half from dad. Fragile spindles, which line up chromosomes for division, are easily broken during freezing so chromosomes can’t properly divide. Typically the resulting embryo dies. Plus, fertilization is...

New study finds genetically engineered crops could play a role in sustainable agriculture

...nificant for how we think about technology and the future of sustainable agriculture,” said Peter Kareiva, chief scientist of The Nature Conservancy. According to lead author, Michele Marvier, of Santa Clara University, “We can now answer the question: Do Bt crops have effects on beneficial insects and ...

ASU research shows connection between testosterone, dietary antioxidants and bird coloration

...said. “This study certainly opens the door for future work on nutritional/antioxidant therapy for the hormonally immunocompromised,” McGraw added. “The interface between diet and health in animals is a fascinating one. But we need a much better understanding of their interactions, as with testosterone,...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...ognize the importance of wildlife resources as the future backbone of the economy and development of Southern Sudan.” Added Luka Biong Deng, Minister for Presidential Affairs for GoSS, “We are recognizing the results of our peace dividend with the return of internally displaced peoples and refugees, and ...

Study shows lizard moms dress their children for success

...esponding to cues that predict something about the future environment, but we're not sure yet exactly what that is," Lancaster said. "Orange-throated neighbors may indicate a trend in the frequency of orange-throated lizards within the population or in the overall population density." According to Sinerv...

Genetic factors are linked to fever following smallpox vaccination

...we might make vaccines even more acceptable in the future by discovering ways to further reduce the chance o...y have important implications when it comes to the future goal of identifying individuals at risk for fever before they are given a specific vaccination. Cro...

Microbes at work cleaning up the environment

... their own environments, and clean up crews of the future could potentially do the same thing on a larger scale. A team from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that bacteria from an abandoned mine excrete proteins that cause metal nanoparti...

New findings challenge established views on human genome

...red many exciting surprises and blazed the way for future efforts to explore the functional landscape of the entire human genome,” said NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. “Because of the hard work and keen insights of the ENCODE consortium, the scientific community will need to rethink some long...

Weizmann Institute scientists develop a general 'control switch' for protein activity

...oring the function of unknown proteins, and in the future the new technique may find many additional uses. ...g appropriate doses of the drug. Another potential future application is in agricultural genetic engineering. The method might make it possible, for example, ...

Endosome-mediated signaling in plants

...at these results “will serve as a springboard for future studies aimed at unraveling the mechanics of how plants grow."...

Restricting hospital-based services during SARS outbreak had modest impact

... admit large numbers of affected patients during a future epidemic would be limited by continued high levels of hospital occupancy. For example, the 12% decrease in overall admissions seen during the SARS restrictions would only offset one-quarter of the number of additional admissions expected in an influe...

Researchers identify protein pathway involved in Parkinson disease development

... "We believe the PINK1 and TRAP1 pathway may be a future target for therapeutic intervention."...

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