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The insect vector always bites twice

...ansmission of the associated diseases. It contains numerous proteins, including immunogenic ones that can modulate or induce a human immune response. Working for the EpiVect programme initiated in 2003 (1), scientists from IRD research unit UR 024 studied this still little known response with the aim of ident...

Brain holds clues to bipolar disorder

...lex machinery inside of nerve cells that regulates numerous processes inside the body. Using animal and cellular models, Dr. Manji and colleagues at NIMH showed that disruptions in these pathways resulted in many of the core symptoms of bipolar disorder and explained many other observations about the disease....

Researchers shed light on mechanism of action used by anti-cancer drug

... the oncogene, Raf, which is frequently mutated in numerous cancers, including leukemia. Oncogenes are typically responsible for promoting tumor growth. Previous findings by Grant’s team, reported in the Journal of Biologic Chemistry, showed that in human leukemia cells, sorafenib lethality was less a cons...

New findings challenge established views on human genome

...of the ENCODE work include: Identification of numerous previously unrecognized start sites for DNA transcription. Evidence that, contrary to traditional views, regulatory sequences are just as likely to be located downstream of a transcription start site on a DNA strand as upstream. Identificatio...

Exploring the dark matter of the genome

... and single-copy genes were assembled by comparing numerous copies with unique or sufficiently distinctive sequences. The assembly was checked by matching it to clones of longer sequences. With the painstaking manual assembly taken as far as practical, the researchers mapped the sequences to their physical lo...

Mutating the entire genome

... twisting, double ladder-shaped molecule made from numerous “base pairs” of four building blocks: nucleic acid...iggyBac to insert pieces of loxP DNA randomly into numerous spots on the mouse genome. So scientists easily can breed multiple generations of mice with loxP sur...

Weizmann Institute scientists develop a general 'control switch' for protein activity

...ead to the development of drugs and treatments for numerous disorders. For example, the discovery of insulin’s... by scientists worldwide, the cellular function of numerous proteins is still unknown. To reveal this function, scientists perform various genetic manipulations...

The mouflons of the Kerguelen archipelago

...ed from a small number of individuals will exhibit numerous deficiencies and reduced genetic diversity. http://www.video.uqam.ca/kerguelenmouflons The mouflon population of the Kerguelen archipelago The Kerguelen Islands in the Indian Ocean are one of four districts in the French Austral and Antarcti...

Revealed -- Mosquito genes that could be controlling the spread of killer viruses

...trolling their respective immune systems, but also numerous differences. The team aims to discover which of these genetic differences could explain why one type of mosquito transmits dengue and yellow fevers, while the other transmits malaria. Beyond the present descriptive work, functional studies will be ne...

NASA-funded robotic sub finds bottom of world's deepest sinkhole

... the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. It also obtained numerous samples of water and the gooey biofilm coating the cenote’s walls. "We’re very pleased about the performance of the DEPTHX system," said David Wettergreen, an associate research professor who headed Carnegie Mellon’s contingent of the research tea...

Global survey of lizards reveals greater abundance of animals on islands than on mainland ecosystems

...ace, they contain many of the earth’s species with numerous species restricted to single islands,?says Buckley. ?00 million people depend on island ecosystems for their food and livelihoods.? The study suggests that islands are particularly sensitive to the loss and gain of species. Species introductions ...

Nitric oxide: Key to cardiovascular and pulmonary function and drug effectiveness

...enaline for asthma, and is further associated with numerous diseases including those of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. If activated for a long period of time the receptors are carried into the cell and are "turned off." In animal, cellular and biochemical experiments, the researchers found that ...

World's leading scientists announce creation of 'Encyclopedia of Life'

.... It will enable us to map and discover things so numerous or vast they overwhelm our normal vision." Scientists began creating individual web pages for species in the 1990s. However, Internet technology needed to mature to allow fast and efficient creation of a comprehensive Encyclopedia. While specifi...

Dealing deadly cancers a knockout punch

...reovirus formulation, Reolysin®, is active against numerous cancers, including intractable sarcomas and melanomas. Recent studies also indicate that Reolysin works synergistically with standard anti-cancer drugs, providing significantly stronger responses than either agent alone. In addition, other s...

Researchers attach genes to minichromosomes in maize

...ularly useful because they allow scientists to add numerous genes onto one minichromosome and manipulate those genes easily because they are all in one place, Birchler said. Genetic modification with traditional methods is more complicated because scientists have little control over where the genes are locate...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...ed for the Salt Lake City meeting and will include numerous lay-language versions of selected meeting papers. These papers will enable you to cover the meeting, even if you can't leave your desk. NOTEWORTHY SALT LAKE CITY MEETING EVENTS For those at the meeting, there will be noteworthy sessions inclu...

DNA analysis suggests under-reported kills of threatened whales

...inke whales further at risk. The study, involving numerous researchers led by Scott Baker of Oregon State University, was just published in the journal Molecular Ecology. Baker, who is associate director of OSU's Marine Mammal Institute, also is presenting his findings to the International Whaling Commission...

A new portable biosensor detects traces of contaminants in food more quickly and cheaply

...ld, the biosensors are analytical tools which have numerous applications in the agro food industry, and can be used as an alarm for the rapid detection of 'risk' of contamination in practices based on Risk and Critical Control Point Analysis". ...

Discovery of new cave millipedes casts light on Arizona cave ecology

...ce management plans and the ultimate protection of numerous caves in northwestern Arizona and southwestern Utah. ...

Super-fermenting fungus genome sequenced

...L). The research, entailing the identification of numerous genes in P. stipitis responsible for its fermenting and cellulose-bioconverting prowess, and an analysis of these metabolic pathways, is featured in the March 4 advanced online publication of Nature Biotechnology. P. stipitis is the most proficient...

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