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Computer simulation hints at new HIV drug target

...technology companies to pursue the design of a new kind of inhibitor," Perryman said. "We are trying to lead other scientists toward a completely novel approach to fighting HIV infections." In contrast to the colorful but static images on the covers of scientific journals, actual proteins are constantly ...

Major WHO study concludes calcium supplements can reduce complications during pregnancy

...technology companies to pursue the design of a new kind of inhibitor," Perryman said. "We are trying to lead other scientists toward a completely novel approach to fighting HIV infections." In contrast to the colorful but static images on the covers of scientific journals, actual proteins are constantly ...

MBL leads effort to update E. coli genome

...currently there is no funding by an agency for any kind of coordinated E. coli annotation effort, however ...ts accelerates discovery and the hope is that this kind of work will soon be centralized," she said. "This would provide more efficient coordination of scie...

Leave it to salmon to leave no stone unturned

... activities ?be they spawning salmon or some other kind of animal ?make them impossible to ignore as ecosystem engineers. "One specific application to stream restoration in the Pacific Northwest, for example, deals with the practice of fertilizing salmon streams with the carcasses of dead salmon obtained...

Paleontologists learn how not to become a fossil

... leave out the poorly documented groups. "Set some kind of cutoff on the quality of the record you're going to include in your analysis," Jablonski said. "Sometimes focusing on the most reliable fraction of the record will be the best way to go." Second, use all available data, but check to see if the ev...

Scientists force viruses to evolve as better delivery vehicles for gene therapy

...ow using pooled human blood serum. "This virus is kind of a gift from nature, a very safe and efficient virus, but nature never evolved it to be a human therapeutic. So, in a sense, we have to re-evolve it for that purpose," he said. ...

The diversity of marine life in the Gulf of Maine region is much greater than previously thought

...ister of Marine Species, the first register of its kind for the region. According to Evan Richert, project director for the Gulf of Maine Census, "The register serves as a baseline for understanding the biodiversity of this renowned and heavily exploited region of the Atlantic Ocean." Among the species ...

World Trade Center identifications pushed forensic DNA technology

...ntists identified 54 percent. DNA analysis of one kind or another played a part in 89 percent of all identifications and was the sole method of identification in 86 percent of the cases. Within the first weeks, it became obvious that many remains were commingled, that fire and water at the site had badl...

Stem cell transplants improve recovery in animal models for stroke, cerebral palsy

...ed MultiStem TM without immunosuppression of any kind did just as well as animals that received MultiStem TM treatment along with daily doses of Cyclosporine A, a drug typically given to transplant recipients to prevent rejection. Such drugs can cause undesired side effects, and may be problematic if...

Possible brain hormone may unlock mystery of hibernation

...oward clinical therapies that lend humans the same kind of protection, they added. The researchers earlier found that concentrations of "hibernation-specific protein" complex (HPc) decline in the blood of hibernating chipmunks. The team now reports evidence that the level of HPc in the brain increases at...

Is the brain wired for faces?

...or "understanding faces" but instead uses the same kind of pattern recognition techniques to distinguish b...iesenhuber hopes that integrative research of this kind will help scientists better understand the neural bases of object recognition deficits in mental dis...

Obese people are more sensitive to pain, suggests study

...at extends along the ankle and into the calf. This kind of electrical stimulation causes sensations of tin...er to get away from the source of the pain. "This kind of evaluation is in some ways a more objective way of measuring the body's response to pain, as oppo...

Record bonefish

...ough. This is the reason why BTU invested in this kind of research to begin with," said Tom Davidson Sr., BTU chairman and founding member. "It's quite rewarding to uncover new information like this that bonefish may be crossing the Gulf Stream. It's what truly can lead to better understanding and mana...

Just the expectation of a mirthful laughter experience boosts endorphins 27 percent, HGH 87 percent

...d three times afterward. "One of the keys in this kind of experiment is to set the baseline and control e...icipatory mirthful laughter experience, which is a kind of eustress or 'positive/good stress' event, builds on our earlier work and may constitute a real co...

Researchers find molecular 'brake' to cell death

... and ATP," he says. "No one had ever realized this kind of barrier existed to impede apoptosis." They fou...nd to Apaf-1, Tang says. The researchers say this kind of strategy makes sense for the cell, because it acts like a biological fail-safe system to protect ...

New human retrovirus originated in mice

...ue and that it is a new virus and the first of its kind ever documented in humans is an intriguing finding that demands to be followed up. This initial finding raises many questions. For example, what is the route of transmission? How is the virus passed from person to person? And are people the natural r...

Attacking cancer's sweet tooth is effective strategy against tumors

...e reverting to the mitochondrial OXPHOS pathway--a kind of Warburg effect in reverse. "The findings provide us with an insight into a mechanism that had been suspected in the last six or seven decades," said Leder, John Emory Andrus professor and chair of the Department of Genetics at HMS. Knocking out ...

New MRI technique shows emphysema in asymptomatic smokers

...The researchers had 19 volunteers inhale a special kind of "hyperpolarized" helium before they performed two MRI tests of the lungs. Eleven of the volunteers were smokers with no symptoms of emphysema, and the remaining eight were nonsmokers. The first image the researchers acquired showed obstructed area...

New potential drug target in tuberculosis

...fficacy." A structural picture of the protein - a kind of technical diagram of its building plan - has yielded important clues about its activity. Qingjun Ma from Wilmanns' group purified LipB and obtained crystals of the molecule. Using the high-energy synchrotron radiation beamlines at EMBL Hamburg, on...

Mice lacking key immune component still control chronic viral infections

... on their surfaces. MHC Class I molecules act as a kind of stage for this inspection process, binding to the protein parts as they are sent to the surface and allowing CD8 T cells to recognize the presence of a foreign invader. When the CD8 T cells recognize a viral protein part, they either destroy the c...

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