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New binding target for oncogenic viral protein

...inery that regulates cell division may lead to new insights into the pathways that cause cancer. This is an important step to designing new cancer treatment strategies that target these pathways," concluded Dr. Clurman. ...

Termites feed through good vibrations

...educing infestations in homes and also may provide insights into the "cocktail party effect" of signal processing ?how to ignore most noise but have some signals that trigger attention ?that may prove useful in artificial intelligence. CSIRO entomologist Theo Evans says laboratory experiments have found that...

The transparent organism: EMBLEM and Carl Zeiss give labs a unique look at life

...ce, giving laboratories everywhere fascinating new insights into living organisms. EMBLEM Technology Transfer GmbH (EMBLEM), the commercial entity of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), announced today that it has signed a licensing deal with technological leader Carl Zeiss to commercialize a ne...

Found: Missing sequence of the human Y chromosome

...urther functional testing of these genes mayreveal insights into the genetic basis for stature and gonadoblastoma....

Enzyme shown to help protect genomic stability

...ost prominent of which is cancer. For this reason, insights into the mechanisms of gene silencing could provide important guideposts for new approaches to retarding aging or treating cancer. Now, an investigation led by researchers at The Wistar Institute has shown that an enzyme known as Ubp10 plays a vital...

Poplar trees redirect resources in response to simulated attack

...simulated insect attack. The research provides new insights on a long-debated theory about how plants respond to environmental stress, and shows that radiotracer imaging can be a big help in unraveling plant biochemistry. Done in collaboration with scientists from Tufts University and Stony Brook University,...

Weill Cornell Research Reveals Secrets Of Trafficking Within Cells

...sis like a well-oiled machine. It may also give us insights into the kinds of disease states that can happen when clathrin-regulated endocytosis goes wrong. The findings, already published online, will appear in the April print edition of Molecular Biology of the Cell, whose editors have chosen to highlight ...

Papers of DNA Pioneer and Nobel Laureate Francis Crick Added to National Library of Medicine’s Profiles in Science Web Site

...in biology since Darwin’s theory of evolution. The insights of Crick, and his collaborator, James D. Watson, into the structure of DNA and into the genetic code made possible a new understanding of heredity at the molecular level. “Major current advances in science and biotechnology, such as genetic engineer...

Development of portable infectious disease detector

....--this approach also can rapidly provide critical insights into itsmode of action."Pria has an outstanding understanding of the clinical and diagnosticdevice market and the ability to rapidly prototype optical andmicrofluidics devices," says Wikswo, "but it is difficult for thecompany to survey large numbers...

Research Gives Hope For Liver Damage

...aches to the treatment of liver scarring. Exciting insights suchas these will inform the design of future therapies."Further research into macrophages is set to follow and scientists willexplore the role of these immune-system cells in damage and repair toother organs, including the kidney....

New SARS Protein Linked To Important Cell Doorway

... Washington University in St. Louis have published insights into a new protein that could be an important contributor to the SARS virus' ability to cause disease and death. When the SARS virus first jumped from its still unknown animal reservoir to humans in late 2002, it caused approximately 800 deaths and ...

New insight into people who 'see' colors in letters and numbers

...and his colleagues are using the condition to gain insights into the neural basis of perception. In their experiments with synesthetes who report seeing colors when they view numbers or letters, the researchers first sought to determine whether synesthetes really see the colors. In one such experiment, they...

South America's vast pantanal wetland may become next everglades, UNU experts warn

...wetland, of active interest to U.S. scientists for insights into the lost biodiversity of Florida's famed Everglades, altered by drainage projects starting in the 1940s to make way for development and agriculture. In a message to mark World Water Day, March 22, UNU says the Pantanal provides enormous environ...

Scientists discover that host cell lipids facilitate bacterial movement

...leton, and this model promises to yield additional insights into how these phospholipids control the cell's actin cytoskeleton. Our discoveries provide additional fundamental clues as how cells move." These findings may also open the door to using PI3-kinase inhibitors or other agents that lower PIP2 and PIP...

Scientists solve structure of key protein in innate immune response

...ional crystal structure of CD14, providing crucial insights into how the receptor binds to its ligands. "Our structure shows that CD14 has a large hydrophobic pocket near its amino terminus," says Dr. Lee. "We propose that this pocket is the main binding site for LPS because previous biochemical studies demon...

Implanted Devices Detect High-Risk Heart Failure Patients

...n of patients with heart failure have provided new insights into which patients might be at higher risk of dying suddenly from their disease, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. Besides maintaining optimal electrical stimulation to the heart, these CRT-D (cardiac resynchronization the...

New Insights Into HIV Immunity Suggest Alternative Approach to Vaccines

New insights by Duke University Medical Center researchers as to how HIV evades the human immune system may offer a new approach for developing HIV vaccines. The findings suggest some HIV vaccines may have failed because they induce a class of antibodies that a p...

Protein offers way to stop microscopic parasites in their tracks

... threat it poses to patients and for the potential insights it can offer into other apicomplexan parasites, which include malaria and Cryptosporidium. Malaria, which is spread by mosquito bites, kills at least 1 million people per year through damage to red blood cells and clogging of the capillaries that fee...

Use of PET can reduce, may eliminate more strenuous drug development trials with animals

...earchers can gain a broader understanding of basic insights into normal physiology and disease processes to drug development and early response to anticancer and gene therapy. In addition, small animal imaging significantly reduces the preclinical evaluation time for therapeutic pharmaceuticals, possibly spee...

New online portal merges vast data on Gulf of Maine ecosystem

...ze information in unprecedented ways, creating new insights into the Gulf of Maine's ecology. Launched today by the Gulf of Maine Area program of the Census of Marine Life, the Dynamic Atlas of the Gulf of Maine, online at http://gmbis.iris.usm.maine.edu, will enhance current understanding of the complex mar...

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