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Scratch no more: Gene for itch sensation discovered

...confirmed the connection between GRPR and itching, offering the first evidence of a receptor specific for the itch sensation in the central nervous system. The findings are reported this week in Nature through advance online publication. Chronic itching is a widespread problem. It can be caused by skin disor...

Art and music for the birds

...h an exhibition featuring four 10-foot red perches offering what are considered to be the best in classical, rock, country, and jazz for local birds. Demaray’s concept of art for the birds hatched from a conversation with co-creator John Walsh, a video artist, who sent Demaray sounds made by the catbird, an...

Modeling the restless brain

...this research could lead to clinical applications, offering new diagnostic tools for brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease that are known to affect the brain's connections. It also could help explain why humans do not think alike. "If fluctuations in brain activity are shaped by anatomy," Sporns sai...

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

...ns that can serve as targets for new drugs. Beyond offering a potent tool that can be applied to any protein, the method has an important advantage compared with other techniques: It allows the total and precise control over the activity of an engineered protein. Such activity can be brought to a desired leve...

Baumann Lab defines proteins that distinguish chromosome ends from DNA double-strand breaks

...sociate in the Baumann Lab, have published a paper offering insight into the way cells protect chromosome ends from misguided repair. Published in tomorrow's issue of Molecular Cell, their paper entitled "A RAP1/TRF2 Complex Inhibits Non-Homologous End Joining at Human Telomeric DNA Ends" employed a biochem...

Detecting poisons in nectar is an odour-ous task for honeybees

...ugh many spring flowers have bright advertisements offering sweet rewards to honeybees, some common flowers have not-so-sweet or even toxic nectars. Why plants would try to poison the honeybees they wish to attract is a scientific mystery. The honeybee, which accounts for the pollination of at least 1/3 of ...

Noise echoes in cell communications

...mathematical theory improves previous knowledge by offering a single explanation of the properties of noise in hearing under different conditions. To develop the theory, Hong used a variation on the wavelet technique, which he says is responsible for clarifying the JPG image. The findings could have numerous...

Human's ecological footprint in 2015 and Amazonia revealed

...rboring rich array of plant and animal species and offering a wealth of goods and services to society. For years, ecological science has shown how large scale forest clearings cause declines in biodiversity and the availability of forest products. Yet some important changes in the rainforests, and in the eco...

Stem cells act through multiple mechanisms to benefit mice with neurodegenerative disease

...amaged nerve cells and transmitted nerve impulses, offering the first evidence that stem cell-derived nerve cells may integrate electrically and functionally into a diseased brain. The transplanted cells also boosted the brain's supply of the enzyme Hex, which reduced the lipid accumulations in the treated an...

ESA launches new project to protect biodiversity

...ates the responsible role of the private sector in offering tools and services for the benefit of the global community." ...

Cancer researchers add spice to research against rare neuromuscular disease

... its tasks. Now more than 70 co-factors are known, offering many new targets to potentially stop conditions like Kennedy's disease that involve the receptor itself. Chang's work has led to an understanding of the genetic basis of Kennedy's disease, which affects the motor neurons that go from the spine to ...

Termites get the vibe on what tastes good

...provements in the control of feeding termites. By offering them a choice between normal wooden blocks and specially designed blocks made of wood and other materials, the researchers found that the termites always preferred the blocks containing the most wood ?even though they could not touch or see the other...

MIT: Pulsing light silences overactive neurons

... silence brain cells using pulses of yellow light, offering the prospect of controlling the haywire neuron act...brain diseases, as well as normal brain circuitry, offering insight into which brain regions and neurons contribute to specific behaviors or pathological states...

Cholera pathogen reveals how bacteria generate energy to live

... better understanding of this pathogen, while also offering insight into how cells transform energy from the environment into the forms required to sustain life. As a single-cell organism, Vibrio cholerae depends on resources in its immediate environment to sustain itself. Blanca Barquera, assistant professo...

Mechanical 'artificial hearts' can remove need for heart transplant by returning heart to normal

...o ease the pressure on the waiting list while also offering patients a better alternative to a donor heart ?their own, healthy heart," she added. Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, from the Heart Science Centre at Imperial and the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, said: "We are impressed by the dramatic, ...

NHGRI aims to make DNA sequencing faster, more cost effective

...es, a DNA nanoarray can also improve throughput by offering the ability to accommodate billions of DNA molecules in a small area. Hybridization will be detected by atomic force microscopy. Carlos H. Mastrangelo, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland,$815,000 (3 years),"Large-Scale Nanopore Arr...

Good times ahead for dinosaur hunters, according to U of Penn scientist's dinosaur census

...diversity of discoverable dinosaurs upward by 50%, offering a brighter outlook about the number of dinosaurs waiting to be found. His findings also add evidence that dinosaur populations were stable, and not on the decline, in the time shortly before their extinction 65 million years ago. Dodson proposes th...

Diabetes slows nerve recovery after heart transplant

...rement of neurotransmitters released to the blood, offering indirect conclusions about the presence, storage and release of neurotransmitters from neurons. These methods require complicated and laborious sampling of blood from coronary arteries and veins," he added. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease th...

RNA map provides first comprehensive understanding of alternative splicing

...iced site that is otherwise poorly utilized. By offering a global understanding of how alternative splicing...regulated by one disease-associated protein, Nova, offering a route by which scientists may now be able to approach a number of diseases with a fresh start." ...

Researchers create mouse lacking key inflammation gene

...th other immunological conditions. Researchers are offering this in vivo model for sale to spearhead discovery of drugs against inflammatory disorders such as arthritis and Crohn's disease. In the study, Boston University researchers created a mouse lacking the gene that encodes for the LITAF protein. They...

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