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Gene malfunctions cause schizophrenia, depression symptoms in mice

...cote and colleagues. They wrote that "our findings lend further credence to the growing recognition that schizophrenia and bipolar disorder share, at least in part, common genetic etiologies and thus underlying molecular mechanisms." ...

LIAI scientists make important finding on cytomegalovirus transmission

...ruses," Ware said. "I think both of these studies lend credibility to the idea that the medical community should be looking at IL-10 as a molecular candidate that might be used to control persistent viral infections." Ware and Croft’s next step will be conducting animal studies with the IL-10 suppress...

Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic

...f both studies say. In particular, the two studies lend weight to guidance that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released on the use of nonpharmaceutical interventions during a pandemic ( http://www.pandemicflu.gov/plan/community/mitigation.html ), which recommends precisely such a ...

Nanotechnology meets biology and DNA finds its groove

...is comprehensive, inexpensive and simple enough to lend itself to large-scale efforts to analyze DNA. "It's a simple technology that works, and that's demonstrated to work for genome analysis," says de Pablo. "It's a very robust method that can be used in a variety of settings." In addition to Schwa...

How badger culling creates conditions for spread of bovine TB

... perturbation. The results presented in this paper lend weight to this argument." "The development of successful strategies for the control of TB in badgers and transmission to cattle will require serious consideration of the likely impact of any interventions on badger social organization," the author...

Linking DNA and histone methylation

...onsson Comprehensive Cancer Center) and colleagues lend new insight into the mechanism of epigenetic silencing of euchromatic genes. Dr. Carey emphasizes that "The study provides a new direction to understand how histone and DNA methylation, two phenomena that play a significant role in stem cell differ...

Hopkins scientists link immune response to 'ghost' parasites and severely congested sinuses

... in the nose causing sinusitis, but our study does lend support to the concept that really severe and persistent sinusitis may be a case of a misplaced immune response directed against parasites that are not really there," says study lead author Andrew Lane, M.D., an associate professor at The Johns Hopki...

Study illuminates how the plague bacteria causes disease

... offer important new insight into the factors that lend Yersinia their ability to spawn disease, the researchers said. The results might also contribute to new strategies for fighting the bug. "Yersinia injects several virulence factors into its host," said C. Erec Stebbins of Rockefeller University. "If...

New dyslexia theory blames 'noise'

...ies in simple card games. Other recent studies lend support to the noise exclusion theory. Johannes Ziegler of the Universite de Provence in Marseille, France, was the lead author on a study of dyslexia and auditory noise published this year in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ...

MIT engineers probe spiders' polymer art

...ers has identified two key physical processes that lend spider silk its unrivaled strength and durability, bringing closer to reality the long-sought goal of spinning artificial spider silk. Manufactured spider silk could be used for artificial tendons and ligaments, sutures, parachutes and bulletproof v...

A splice of the action: Translational role for WT1 isoform

...Dr. Marie-Louise Hammarskjold (UVA) and colleagues lend new insight into the function of the Wilms' Tumor 1 tumor suppressor. The Wilms' Tumor 1 (WT1) protein is important to both normal and pathological human development, with known roles in kidney and urogenital formation as well as several human cancer...

Non-coding RNAs help silence the mammalian transcription

...ley Tilghman and colleagues (Princeton University) lend new insight into the mechanism of genomic imprinting, demonstrating a necessary role for a non-coding RNA transcript in the silencing of an imprinted gene cluster in mice. Imprinting, or the differential expression of a gene based upon which parent ...

With few factors, adult cells take on character of embryonic stem cells

...ors, known as Oct3/4, Sox2, c-Myc, and Klf4, could lend differentiated fibroblast cells taken from embryonic or adult mice the pluripotency normally reserved for embryonic stem cells. They further reported that transplantation of the iPS cells under the skin of mice resulted in tumors containing a vari...

With few factors, adult cells take on character of embryonic stem cells

...ors, known as Oct3/4, Sox2, c-Myc, and Klf4, could lend differentiated fibroblast cells taken from embryonic or adult mice the pluripotency normally reserved for embryonic stem cells. They further reported that transplantation of the iPS cells under the skin of mice resulted in tumors containing a vari...

Discovery may speed forest biotechnology

...younger ages ?months instead of years - and better lend themselves to conventional genetic manipulation. It could be possible, he said, to more rapidly breed some desirable traits, and then, via normal sexual crosses, remove the FT gene to leave behind trees that no longer have it, nor reproduce abnormall...

Even fish don't swim well when they're young!

...er to adjust rearing schemes in aquaculture and to lend a hand to endangered species", she says. ...

Possible brain hormone may unlock mystery of hibernation

...t also pave the way toward 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 t...

Report lists top 20 most-vulnerable African carnivores

...ands of fragments of the enzyme for one that would lend itself to successful structural analysis. His strategy took advantage of the fact that when multiple copies of the fluorescent protein clump together, the fluorescence is quenched, or extinguished. So Jacobs engineered bacteria to produce fragments o...

Groovy protein essential for promoting cancer development

...ands of fragments of the enzyme for one that would lend itself to successful structural analysis. His strategy took advantage of the fact that when multiple copies of the fluorescent protein clump together, the fluorescence is quenched, or extinguished. So Jacobs engineered bacteria to produce fragments o...

Missing fossil link 'Dallasaurus' found

...roups through flooding or drought, situations that lend themselves fairly well to more complete preservation and conservation of their bones, and much slower deterioration. Mosasaur fossils, in contrast, are rarely found in large groupings, and are only found in areas once covered by seas. Remains were qu...

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