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New findings challenge established views on human genome

...cription to mammalian evolution. In particular, we gained significant insight into DNA sequences that do not encode proteins, which we knew very little about before,” said Ewan Birney, Ph.D., head of genome annotation at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) in ...

Adult stem cells from human cord umbilical cord blood successfully engineered to make insulin

...mong the insights into cell and tissue engineering gained from work with embryonic stem cells, it adds, are those "relevant to the engineering of functional equivalents of pancreatic, islet-like, glucose-responsive, insulin-producing cells to treat diabetes." The researchers said they tested adult stem c...

100 percent of pregnant women have at least one kind of pesticide in their placenta

... an older age, higher body mass index, less weight gained during pregnancy, lower educational level, higher workplace exposure, first-time motherhood and lower weight in babies. "Serious effects on the baby" According to María José López, "we do not really know the consequences of exposure to disrup...

Latent memory of cells comes to life

... simulate the experimental results and in this way gained insight into the mechanisms by which living cells with identical DNA can achieve extreme differentiation. The research at the ‘Models of Life?Basic Research Center at the Niels Bohr Institute has shown that communication between nucleosomes and po...

Researchers find link between food odors and lifespan in fruit flies

...ed to help unravel this mystery, and the knowledge gained could have important implications for human health...ed to help unravel this mystery, and the knowledge gained could have important implications for human health. In a paper to be published in Science, the jo...

NIH researchers discover protein that appears to regulate bone mass loss, the cause of osteoporosis

...n also reverse the bone loss. If so, the knowledge gained from these studies may benefit people at risk of developing osteoporosis. ...

Using nanomagnets to enhance medical imaging

...The Children's Hospital in Denver. The information gained is fed back into recipes for making even better nanomagnets. The work described in the new paper was supported in part by the National Science Foundation. ...

Mine runoff continues to provide clues to microbial diversification

...ciences Division. “Ultimately, the basic knowledge gained from this research will lead to a greater understanding of genetic diversity in related organisms and should lead to developments in human health and bioremediation.? The combination of mass spectrometry support from ORNL researchers with extensive...

Fighting influenza & co. with 40,000 blood samples

...belongs to the same group as the SARS virus, which gained notoriety during an epidemic in 2002 and 2003. The group from the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam would now like to find out how an infection with this virus group progresses, in the hope of finding alternative ways of tackling the disease with ...

Rapid, Low-Cost DNA Testing

...ticles. Because ions have electric charges, having gained or lost electrons, they attract their opposites. An anion with a negative electric charge will attract positive charges, a cation with a positive charge will attract negative charges. Single-stranded DNA adsorbs on negatively charged citrate ions on ...

Early-stage sperm cells created from human bone marrow

...f fertility treatments in humans. Prof Nayernia gained worldwide acclaim in July 2006 when he announced in the journal Developmental Cell that he and colleagues had created sperm cells from mouse embryonic stem cells and used these to fertilise mice eggs, resulting in seven live births....

Post oak grasshoppers emerging

... Junek is also giving him other valuable insights gained through personal observations. Last year, when the grasshoppers reached adulthood, she caught them and fed them to her chickens. The chickens readily ate them, giving Behmer a clue that they are not toxic to other animals. Normally, chickens will not...

Antarctic warming to reduce animals at base of ecosystem, shift some penguin populations southward

...e resources for higher mammals and birds. Data gained through the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site near the American Palmer Station suggests that the ecosystem's response to warming in the region includes changes in both the krill's abundance and availability. "The data implies that there m...

Antivirals effectively curb influenza virus

...is study shows that there is a clear benefit to be gained by giving antivirals to people who have been exposed to the virus to prevent the onset of symptomatic illness," said lead author M. Elizabeth (Betz) Halloran, M.D., D.Sc., a Hutchinson Center-based biostatistician. "While the efficacy of antivirals...

Stem cell transplants explored at Stanford as a possible treatment for hearing loss

...ll research during the past seven years. Heller gained international attention in 2003 for identifying stem cells that reside within the inner ear. Since then, his research has focused on using these stem cells to regenerate the critically needed hair cells in the inner ear. Later in 2003, his group r...

Lead with a poisonous electron shield

...quantum chemistry to very simple enzyme models and gained new insights. As they have reported in Angewandte Chemie, it seems that the lead's "electron shield" is the main culprit. Lead does the most damage to the nervous system, kidneys, liver, brain, and blood. These kinds of damage are especially severe ...

Plastic that degrades in seawater could be boon for cruise industry and others

...imary endpoint instead of a surrogate such as days gained or percent of births before 32 or 35 weeks of gestation."...

Improving outcomes in premature births

...imary endpoint instead of a surrogate such as days gained or percent of births before 32 or 35 weeks of gestation."...

Magic Beans -- Anti-obesity soya could help prevent diabetes

...se getting 10% of their energy from black soya had gained half as much weight as those in the control group. Total blood cholesterol fell by 25% and LDL (so-called ‘bad? cholesterol fell by 60% in the rats in the 10% group. David Bender, sub-dean at the Royal Free and University College Medical School, L...

Reversing cancer cells to normal cells

...ecialized stem cells, the aggressive melanoma cell gained enhanced abilities to migrate, invade and metastasize while virtually undetected by the immune system. Now, in the American Association of Anatomists?plenary lecture and symposium, at Experimental Biology 2007 in Washington, DC, Dr. Hendrix describ...

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