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Genes In The Interferon System Important In Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

...iscover the mechanisms behind the disease SLE, and maybe otherautoimmune diseases at the molecular level," says Professor LarsRönnblom. "Itis remarkable that by studying only eleven of the some 200 genes thatare seen as belonging to the interferon system, we were able toidentify two genes with such clear ...

Antibiotic Resistant Bacterium Uses Sonar-like Strategy to “See?Enemies or Prey

...based on that information, respond accordingly. We maybe able to learn from nature and adapt a similar stra...ore.“If bacteria can see cells in the environment, maybe we can tame thesebacteria and engineer this system so that it can be used to see otherthings in the ...

Introduced foxes transformed vegetation on Aleutian Islands from lush grasslands to tundra

...s probably modified in more ways than we know, and maybe it won't be exactly like it was, but the conditions are there for a successful restoration of the native biodiversity." ...

New RNA polymerase discovered in plants

... possible that they have something equivalent, and maybe we haven't looked hard enough. " ...

Falling ants glide back to trunk to avoid dangers of forest floor

...em off the branch with my hand, and I noticed that maybe 20 or 30 of them fell in unison and then made this nice little cascade back to the tree trunk," said Yanoviak via phone from Iquitos. "That's when I realized something was up with this behavior and it was worth checking into a bit more." By painting...

Great White shark evolution debate involves WSU Lake Campus geology professor

...rks. "The general public seems to like sharks, and maybe this is because they bring out the fears of our childhood, when they were perceived as scary monsters," he explained. His interest in sharks is apparent when entering his office. The door and walls have pictures of shark teeth, and there are posted ...

Nanoscale Diagnostic Sets Sights on Alzheimer's

...it's been possible to validate the prediction, and maybe even set the stage for creating the first clinical lab test for Alzheimer's disease. " -- William Klein, Northwestern University Institute for Neuroscience Comments from NSF: "The researchers have pioneered a promising new technology in the emergin...

Scientists journey to southern Africa to unravel the secret world of elephant communication

...ignals to potential mates far away," she says. "Or maybe they can tell if a predator is in the vicinity by ...o fascinating to me, and it's what got me to think maybe there's something else going on other than acoustic communication." In 1995 she was accepted to the...

Researchers find first evidence of venom system in extinct mammal

...plained. "When I first saw [the groove] I thought maybe it was a cavity," said Yong-Qin Sun, the lab technician who prepared the fossil, which is one of thousands that the U of A researchers have collected over the years from the banks of the Blindman River near Red Deer, Alberta. Sun immediately took th...

One bacteria stops another on contact

...biotics," said Low. "If bacteria can do this, then maybe we can do it." Doctoral student and first author Stephanie Aoki, and a team of scientists working in the Low lab, made the discovery while studying other aspects of E. coli. After working for two years, the team identified two genes required for thi...

Brain activity related to processing faces is similar in people with, without autism

...s and others involved with them. "The idea is that maybe behavioral methods can help a child with autism approach facial stimuli without anxiety. This is strictly conjecture, but it is a tantalizing possibility," Dichter said. Imaging allows researchers to begin looking at underlying mechanisms in brain ...

Researchers make long DNA 'wires' for future medical and electronic devices

...ld tools for gene delivery, DNA recombination, and maybe even gene repair, down the road." The longest str...currently do not know exactly how the thorns form, maybe new and useful nanostructures may be created if we can better understand and control this process." ...

Tracking the memory trace

...M neuron," said Davis. "Our impression now is that maybe what guides the behavior after training in the first few minutes is the antennal lobe. That is the important part that guides behavior for the small window of time after training. The DPM neurons have that role from 30 minutes to two hours." The fin...

Infant transplant patients resist infections that kill adult AIDS patients

...ry important to understand why this is so, because maybe that would help us help people with age-related diseases caused by declining immunity, or AIDS, or cancers, and understand why certain people tend to be more susceptible to infections." Background Biology All healthy people have cells (lymphocyte...

Common molecular 'signature' identified in solid tumors

...ost and block those that are overly abundant, then maybe we can prevent some of the very earliest changes that happen in the development of cancer. There is a lot of work that still needs to be done, but I am convinced that this field will give us more precise and less toxic ways of dealing with cancer tha...

MRSA use amoeba to spread, new research shows

...sts to help them spread, this could mean that MRSA maybe able to be 'blown in the wind' between different locations. Further evidence from research on other pathogens suggests that by infecting amoeba first, MRSA may emerge more virulent and more resistant to antibiotics when it infects humans. "Infectio...

Embryos tell story of Earth's earliest animals

...more mature animal forms are likely to be limited, maybe non-existent. Much mystery surrounds the sudden appearance of animals in the fossil record, between 500 and 600 million years ago. Within a few million years, the fossil record goes from zero evidence of animals to great diversity in animal forms, ...

Clock molecule's sensitivity to lithium sheds light on bipolar disorder

...ncubator need to have their internal clocks reset, maybe this is what happens in some people with circadian disorders," says Lazar. "One effect of lithium may be to reset clocks that become stuck when Rev-erb levels build up." These results point to Rev-erb as a lithium-sensitive component of the human c...

Ancient DNA provides clues to the evolution of social behavior

...o complicated that it takes a while to evolve, but maybe if a species has to be social to survive, social behavior could evolve pretty rapidly.'' If so, the study of rare Patagonian tuco-tucos could have implications for understanding the evolution of sociality in other species that have experienced evolu...

Flu not the only germ threat this time of year

...faucets, and appliance handles all around you, and maybe in your nose and lungs too. Some of the viruses are also wafting through the air you breathe, looking to land in your eyes or nose and set up house inside your body. And those are just the respiratory germs ?never mind Strep in the throat and ears, o...

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