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Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene

... disease-slowing and prevention therapies, and the identification of patients and at-risk people most likely to benefit from those treatments,” said Dr. Eric Reiman, the study’s first author and Executive Director of the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute. After finding an association between a form of the GAB2 gene a...

New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever

... the infection was seen in the AIDS patients. This identification was published in “The New England Journal of Medicine” in 1997. Koehler’s research group found that all pet cats of AIDS patients infected by B. henselae also had the infection in their blood. In fact, about 41 percent of all the pet cats they t...

Potent possibilities for parasite attack

...bacterium, causative agent of tuberculosis, so the identification of a CFAS gene in Leishmania raises the exciting p...ecies-specific genes should lead to the more rapid identification of sequences involved in specialized aspects of Leishmania biology, such as the development of L. br...

Extra-aggressive form of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis identified

...mptoms, and to look for other signs that allow the identification of these rapid progressor patients". In this s... are actively involved in IPF research." Better identification and understanding of these differences may provide insights into the pathogenesis of IPF and assist ...

New bacteria test could improve quality of fruit and vegetable juice

...mported juices, Lin said. He said identification is a challenge because spoilage can be difficult to distinguish visibly until test results are confirmed or after juice products have been opened and tasted by consumers. In addition to agitating taste buds, the latter can affect consumer confidence....

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...ade the transition from water to land (2aAB3), the identification of over 20 specialized structures that may have enhanced the hearing of various fish species during their evolution (2aAB1), and the notable features of 36 cat species' middle ears, which may provide clues on the evolutionary pressures on them (2aAB4...

Newly identified mechanism for silencing genes points to possible anti-cancer strategies

...nd the University of California, San Diego, report identification of an important new gene-silencing mechanism, one that blocks the cellular machinery responsible for translating messenger RNA into proteins at specific genes. The findings suggests that small bits of RNA known as microRNAs, known to help regulat...

Cornell lab confirms deadly fish virus spreading to new species

...Department of Natural Resources made a presumptive identification of the virus for the first time in the Lake Winnebago chain of inland lakes about 25 miles south of Green Bay on Lake Michigan; confirmation is pending. And millions of dead freshwater drum formed windrows of carcasses along the beaches of Lake Erie ...

Discovery of new cave millipedes casts light on Arizona cave ecology

...ith many of the collected specimens still awaiting identification by taxonomists, the researchers believe additional species discoveries are likely. The new millipede genus will be named in honor of NAU ecologist, John Prather, who died last year. Wynne, also an associate curator with the Colorado Plateau Mus...

Super-fermenting fungus genome sequenced

...cts Laboratory (FPL). The research, entailing the identification of numerous genes in P. stipitis responsible for its fermenting and cellulose-bioconverting prowess, and an analysis of these metabolic pathways, is featured in the March 4 advanced online publication of Nature Biotechnology. P. stipitis is the mos...

Heart failure: Intervention possibilities from imaging programmed cell loss

...id of unneeded or abnormal cells—may help in early identification of those individuals who are at risk of developing heart failure, say researchers in the April Journal of Nuclear Medicine. "Our study indicates that it is feasible to noninvasively identify cell loss—or apoptosis—in heart failure patients using ann...

Beyond the DNA: Chemical signatures reveal genetic switches in the genome

...oters for a gene, which will lead in turn to rapid identification of factors that control its expression." This method might also be used to identify the disruptions in gene networks that occur during cancer progression, says Dr. Ren, which might lead to novel strategies for cancer diagnosis. ...

Researchers identify gene involved in dog size

... April 6, 2007 issue of the journal Science. “The identification and characterization of a key genetic variant that accounts for differences in dog size is particularly exciting because the underlying gene is present in all dogs and other diverse species, including humans,?said Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., scientific ...

Major gene study uncovers secrets of leukemia

...pediatric ALL, but also provides a roadmap for the identification of unsuspected mutations in adult cancers. ALL...ate that it is possible to significantly speed the identification of the genetic lesions that are the underlying cause of not only ALL, but also many other cancers, i...

'Marathon mice' elucidate little-known muscle type

... the patient's condition in a downward spiral. The identification of PGC-1â as a potential mediator of the development of oxidative type IIX fibers suggests new ways to modulate muscle fiber type in health and disease."...

Researchers find gene mutation that causes infertility in male mice

... the promise of new hope with Cornell researchers' identification of a mutation in a gene that causes male infertility in mice. Because this is the first time that a dominant mutation that leads specifically to infertility in a mammal has been discovered, the researchers say they can now look for similar mutations ...

Gene elevating breast cancer risk also causes prostate cancer

...Winqvist, who coordinates the research effort, the identification of these genes may help to clarify the genetic background contributing to breast cancer and suggest novel pharmaceutical targets. It could also lead to genetic screening that identifies individuals at increased breast cancer risk and result in improv...

New mechanism for nutrient uptake discovered

...ble for initiating nitrogen uptake in plants. That identification has helped other researchers find the relatives of these genes in a variety of species from bacteria to humans. In this study, the scientists wanted to identify how ammonium transport is regulated. Plants import nitrogen in the form of ammonium fr...

Trusting your instincts leads you to the right answer

... enough in the 'eyes' of the conscious, failure of identification can occur." ...

Scientists use nanoparticle to discover disease-causing proteins

...x nanomolecule, called a dendrimer, with a glowing identification tag that was delivered to specific proteins in living venom cells from a rattlesnake. The scientists want to find a better way to ascertain the presence, concentration and function of proteins involved in disease processes. They also hope the new met...

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