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

...utilize Quantum Dot bio-conjugates to uncover new knowledge about the binding of a protein at the growingpollen tube tip. This protein plays a critical role along with anotherprotein (chemocyanin) in guiding sperm-laden pollen tubes to the eggsfound in ovules. Applyingnanoparticles for imaging the protein lo...

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

...ed a link between GDNFand reversal of addiction -- knowledge of a molecular mechanism thatshould allow development of a new class of drugs to treat addictionwithout Ibogaine's side effects," said Dorit Ron, PhD, UCSF associateprofessor of neurology and also principal investigator at the GalloCenter. Ron is co-...

Recent breakthroughs in common adult leukemia highlighted in New England Journal of Medicine

...g the transformation in the scientific community's knowledge of CLL that has occurred over the past decade. The review appears in the February 24 issue. Two of the expert authors are with the North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System (www.northshorelij.com): Nicholas Chiorazzi, MD, director and CEO o...

Research advances quest for HIV-1 vaccine

...odies at the molecular level and transferring this knowledge into the design of vaccines capable of stimulating broadly neutralizing antibodies against globally diverse HIV. According to Dr. Wayne Koff, IAVI Sr. VP for Vaccine Research, "Elucidation of the critical features of 4E10 recognition of HIV-1 helps t...

Molecular machine may lead to new drugs to combat human diseases

...use biochemical reactions. Scientists can use this knowledge to manipulate the intron to splice out malfunctioning genes, said Barbara Golden, associate professor of biochemistry. Normal genes then can take over without actually changing the genetic code. The results of the Purdue study are published in the J...

Sea skate experiment sheds light on human cell transport

..." Goldstein said. "The idea that we can apply this knowledge to other cells and other animals ?including humans ?is what makes the findings exciting." In type 1 diabetes, cells lose their ability to transport glucose. Goldstein and Musch say their findings could explain the problem. People with type 1 diabete...

Solution to Pollution: New Bacteria Eats Toxic Waste

... to degrade the PAHs and survive in the soil. Such knowledge may help researchers better understand and utilize the organisms to destroy PAH contaminants in the environment by applying engineering principles to microbial biotechnology, said Sims. “This research is extending itself to the world, and we are real...

Why do insects stop 'breathing'? To avoid damage from too much oxygen, say researchers

...ls are involved. Once we're equipped with a better knowledge of the insect breathing pattern it could shed light on when pesticides should be used to control insects -- crucial for the agricultural industry." ...

New SARS Protein Linked To Important Cell Doorway

... disease, scientists will already have much of the knowledge they need to develop ways to disable or weaken it. "The key to studying novel viruses used to be the ability to isolate the virus and grow it in a culture," notes lead author Daved Fremont, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular bi...

Duke Chemists Isolating Individual Molecules Of Toxic Protein In Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease

...to bring the molecules together. Then, using their knowledge of protein chemistry, they can develop hypotheses about how those particular monomers might, or might not, be involved in the evolution of fibrils, They can thus develop a better understanding of amyloid aggregation. The scientists are also seeking ...

Agilent Technologies releases automated literature search tool for biology researchers

...ical models based on experimental data, scientific knowledge from published papers and curated biological network databases. This shared, multi-disciplinary knowledge provides a more comprehensive view of disease. Availability Cytoscape 2.1 is free open-source soft...

RNA project to create language for scientists worldwide

...elopment of organisms. The rapidly growing body of knowledge has created the need for researchers to develop a ...t easier to turn molecular information into useful knowledge that can help us to understand how different cells grow and develop as they do. This knowledge is ke...

Measuring the impact of post-genomics on Mediterranean populations

...me ?offer vast opportunities to improve scientific knowledge and approaches to improving human health and welfa...he “unprecedented opportunities for generating new knowledge and translating it into applications that enhance human health? To achieve this, they continue, fund...

How an AIDS-Related Cancer Unleashes Inflammation

...ll need to be worked out," he said. While the new knowledge of kaposin B's role will contribute to understanding how the responsible virus produces cytokines, there are likely other mechanisms at work as well, Ganem emphasized. Other viral genes are also known to be involved in cytokine pathways, he said. De...

Children's taste sensitivity and food choices influenced by taste gene

...olfactory receptors. We took advantage of this new knowledge to look at how variation in taste genes might rela... emotional than bitter-insensitive children. "This knowledge may bring relief to parents who learn that their children reject foods that they themselves like bec...

Asthma gene clusters identified

...onal medicine, we will combine all of our clinical knowledge of disease with information from genetic and genomic data analyses. This, in turn, will lead to customized care based on a patient's personal needs," according to Bruce Aronow, PhD, co-director of the CMC and co-author of the study. "Our ultimate go...

Effective Cancer Treatments Follow The Clock

...mes of day. But they have been unable to turn this knowledge into practice, because they did not understand the...ning this issue because there is a long history of knowledge that chemotherapeutic agents produce different mortality and morbidity at different times of the day...

How the environment could be damaging men's reproductive health

...osomes and CB-153 with an increase of 0.8%. To our knowledge this is the first study to show that the distribution of the sex chromosomes in sperm can be affected by exposure to POPs," said Prof Giwercman. The study did not enable them to discover whether the increase in Y chromosome sperm would lead to an in...

UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders

...laborations and to build upon the existing body of knowledge for the benefit of people worldwide." UCLA will p...ed for growth and development, we can harness this knowledge to study tissue development and regeneration and potentially come up with new ways to fight many lif...

New online portal merges vast data on Gulf of Maine ecosystem

...es. For decades, a vast and growing storehouse of knowledge about the Gulf of Maine has been out of reach for ... creates the opportunity for credible gains in our knowledge about how the patterns of life in the Gulf are unfolding." For example, the Atlas can be used for s...

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