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

...ed neurobiological mechanisms could, for instance, help prevent precocious or delayed puberty from occurri...hich have probably yet to be identified in humans, help control GnRH release in primates." Besides learning that GPR54 and KiSS-1 are expressed inside the ...

Bioartificial kidney under study at MCG

...ney containing billions of donor kidney cells will help intensive care patients with kidney failure surviv... H. David Humes at the University of Michigan, can help turn the tide for some patients by more closely mimicking the many important functions of the kidney...

Wisconsin scientists grow critical nerve cells

...g of an eyeball. The new development could one day help victims of spinal-cord injuries, or pave the way for novel treatments of degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. With healthy cells grown in the lab, scientists could, in theory, replace ...

Man and mouse share genome structures

...hes that turn genes on and off. Their findings may help scientists understand regulatory mechanisms underlying cancer and human development. The research team includes first author Bradley Bernstein, recipient of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) physician postdoctoral fellowship who works in the ...

Jump-starting T Cells In Skin Cancer

...opulations that are expanded after vaccination may help in the development of more effective anti-tumor vaccines. Tumor-specific T cells can be detected in the blood and the tumors of many melanoma patients, and yet these cells are unable to kill the tumor. What causes the impotence of these T cells is a...

Spleen may be source of versatile stem cells

...ood supply. Wemay find that the spleen kicks in to help with many more biologicalemergencies. What has been considered a practically unnecessary organmay actually provide critical healing cells," says Faustman, anassociate professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.She adds, "This data also shows the...

Genes In The Interferon System Important In Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

...ic pieces of ahuge 'interferon puzzle,' with whose help it will be possible todiscover the mechanisms behind the disease SLE, and maybe otherautoimmune diseases at the molecular level," says Professor LarsRönnblom. "Itis remarkable that by studying only eleven of the some 200 genes thatare seen as belong...

Quantum Dots Research Leads to New Knowledge about Protein Binding in Plants

...g of the interactionof SCA with pollen tubes could help with successful plant breeding?...

Enzyme, lost in most mammals, is shown to protect against UV-induced skin cancer

...ritical for the development of therapiesthat could help prevent skin cancer. Moreover, CPDs and 6-4PPs haveparticular potential to cause lasting damage to mammalian cells becausephotolyases ?a class of enzymes capable of efficiently repairing theselesions ?have apparently been lost from placental mammals ...

W.M. Keck Foundation funds study of friendly microbes

...tion to researchers at the School of Medicine will help fill this gap by funding a study to develop new ap...olution and diversity of life on Earth, as well as help create new methods to diagnose and treat patients with common and uncommon diseases. "The CGS repre...

Priming embryonic stem cells to fulfill their promise

...f California, San Diego have invented a process to help turn embryonicstem cells into the types of specialized cells being sought as possibletreatments for dozens of human diseases and health conditions. SangeetaBhatia and Shu Chien, UCSD bioengineering professors, and ChristopherJ. Flaim, a bioengineerin...

Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron

...ate of iron in marine waters. Their findings could help determine the fate of something else, a controversial proposal to address the threat of global warming. The National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy are providing financial support. Field work got underway in July, 2004, when We...

New, automated tool successfully classifies and relates proteins in unprecedented way

...sing this approach to spot a protein cluster could help scientistsidentify a common protein structure that enables those proteins togather in one part of the cell, according to Murphy. Getting thisinformation is critical to foil a disease like cancer, where you mightwant to identify and disable part of a ...

Controversial drug shown to act on brain protein to cut alcohol use

... gum will be available in a close future; it would help fix aproblem that we've been struggling with for ages. A naturally occurring hallucinogen advocated by some clinicians as apotent anti-addiction drug has been rigorously studied for the firsttime, confirming its ability to block alcohol craving in ro...

Drug That 'Tags' Decision-making Areas Of The Brain May Aid

...hat havebeen implicated in nicotine addiction may help studies of people battling other disorders such as Alzheimer’sdisease and schizophrenia.Developed by UC Irvine Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Centerscientists, the new drug ?Nifrolidine ?is a selective binding agentthat identifies specific ar...

Elusive HIV shape change revealed; Key clue to how virus infects cells

...issue of the journal Nature, offer clues that will help guide vaccine and treatment approaches. Researche... to inhibit the shape change; the new findings may help pin down how these compounds work and hasten their development into drugs. "The findings also will h...

Genome of deadly amoeba shows surprising complexity, evidence of lateral gene transfer

... The E. histolytica genome sequence is expected to help in the development of new vaccines as well as diag...d some large families of surface proteins that may help mediate the amoeba's ability to evade the human immune system. This could explain why the parasite c...

Timing is everything: First step in protein building revealed

...w the ribosome works, perhaps we can harness it to help usfix disease."Already, scientists knew that without eIF1, the ribosome can startreading the gene's RNA instructions at places other than a particularthree-block piece of RNA known as the "start codon." And excessiveamounts of eIF1 are associated wit...

Plants, animals share molecular growth mechanisms

...lar tools Szymanski's research team developed will help scientists learn more about these functions in both plants and animals. The other researchers on this study were Dipanwita Basu and Salah El-Din El-Essal, research assistants; postdoctoral students Jie Le, Chunhua Zhang and Gregore Koliantz; Eileen ...

Researchers Uncover Key Step In Manufacture of Memory Protein

...r than a day. “Understanding how BDNF is made may help us to better understand the learning process, perhaps leading to better treatments for disorders of learning and memory,?said Duane Alexander, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The research team was led ...

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