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Bioartificial kidney under study at MCG

...National Disease Research Interchange, a nonprofit organization that provides researchers with tissues and organs anatomically unsuitable for transplant. The cells are grown into the walls of thousands of hollow fibers contained in a cartridge similar to those used for traditional dialysis. With dialysis, a pat...

Inexpensive, mass-produced genes core of synthetic biology advances at UH

...ike a box ofLego building blocks,?Gao said. “Their organization is very complex,even in simple organisms. By making programmed synthesis of geneseconomical, we can provide more efficient tools to aid the efforts ofresearchers to understand the molecular mechanisms that regulatebiological systems. There are many p...

New research questions basic tenet of neuron function

...ptic function and reveal significant complexity in organization of synaptic vesicles within individual synapses," said Dr. Ege Kavalali, assistant professor in the Center for Basic Neuroscience and of physiology at UT Southwestern and senior author on the study. Neurotransmitters regulate many different aspects ...

Ants Genetic Engineering Leads To Species Interdependency

...em of interdependence at ahigh level of biological organization - in this case, the production ofworker ants for both species. Millionsof years before the first modern humans evolved, ants were practicingmany of the social innovations we consider to be our own: division oflabor, agriculture, and even slavery.Ind...

DNA Recombination and Repair—A New Twist to RecA Function

... molecule to burn one ATP. This implies a filament organization in which every RecA molecule hydrolyzes ATP in synchrony with the sixth RecA molecule to its left and the sixth RecA molecule to its right. The authors note that there are approximately six RecA molecules per helical turn in a RecA filament. They pr...

Study of genomic DNA leads to new advances in cancer diagnostics

...S, Arbieva Z, Bissell MJ, and Folberg R: Chromatin organization measured by Alu I restriction enzyme changes with malignancy and is regulated by the extracellular matrix and the cytoskeleton. Am J Pathol 2005, 166: 1187-1203 ...

PCRM develops world's first cruelty-free insulin assay

If you're an organization dedicated to humane alternatives to the use of animals in research and you want to conduct research of your own that requires using animals as part of the testing, what do you do? In the case of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, you ...

Researchers devise way to mass-produce embryonic stem cells

...cells used in this study were provided by ATCC, an organization that supplies lines of embryonic stem cell lines. ...

WHO Warns Of Increased Risk Of Vector-borne Diseases In Tsunami-affected Areas

...the disaster struck the region on 26 December, the organization is strengthening its disease surveillance, stagnant water conditions creating conditions for mosquito vectors to multiply to sufficient levels, to potentially cause severe public health problems. Most affected countries in the region are endemic for...

Disease diagnosis, biodefense among UH chemical research projects

...the ACS is a nonprofit, scientific and educational organization and the largest scientific society in the world with an international membership of more than 159,000 chemists and chemical engineers. Chartered by the U.S. Congress, ACS is a world leader in fostering chemical education and research. Faculty member...

Decoding the logic of olfaction

...f odorant receptors and their previous work on the organization of the olfactory system. Whenever you inhale the aroma of vanilla, the neurons in your brain "light up" with a characteristic pattern of activity. It turns out that pattern is, perhaps unsurprisingly, unique from the pattern of brain activity associ...

Genpathway and Baylor College of Medicine Identify New Genes in Breast Cancer

...f odorant receptors and their previous work on the organization of the olfactory system. Whenever you inhale the aroma of vanilla, the neurons in your brain "light up" with a characteristic pattern of activity. It turns out that pattern is, perhaps unsurprisingly, unique from the pattern of brain activity associ...

Chromosome Deletion Predicts Aggressive Neuroblastoma

...tes of Health-funded multicenter clinical research organization that supports clinical trials for pediatric cancer patients. Neuroblastoma, which accounts for 10 percent of all pediatric cancers, often occurs as a solid tumor in a child's abdomen or chest. Some cases of neuroblastoma are low risk, and resolve af...

South African Tribunal Asks For Damages Estimates in GSK AIDS Drug Case

...S Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the US?largest AIDS organization and several other South African AIDS advocates. AHF operates the ‘Ithembalabantu?(Zulu for people’s hope) clinic, a free AIDS treatment clinic in Umlazi Township, KwaZulu Natal in partnership with the Network of AIDS Communities of South Africa (NetC...

Signs of aging: Scientists evaluate genes associated with longevity

...resulting in a refined estimate of gene number and organization in this species. ...

The lopsided brain: Attention bias is shared by humans and birds

... attention, but past work has suggested that brain organization underlying attention asymmetries may offer benefits in spatial learning and in performing simultaneous spatial tasks, such as looking for food while being vigilant for predators. The researchers include Bettina Diekamp and Onur Güntürkün of the Ruhr...

Brain May Be Less Plastic Than Hoped

...n to reorganize,?he said. “Since there is similar organization across the neocortex of the brain, we could speculate that functional new connections mediating reorganization may also be difficult to form elsewhere,?Smirnakis added. “Reorganization in these areas might then depend more on the modification of exis...

NHGRI targets 12 more organisms for genome sequencing

...NA sequences, as well as to gain new insights into organization of genomes. In addition, many of the organisms can shed light on human disease. For instance, the skate (related to many species of shark and cartilaginous fish) was chosen because it belongs to the first group of primitive vertebrates that develope...

Survey reveals women and doctors aren't talking about HPV

...sionals, public policy makers, and the public. The organization fosters research and advocacy to promote reproductive health. To learn more about ARHP, visit www.arhp.org. For more information about the HPV survey visit www.arhp.org/HPVsurvey. To learn more about cervical cancer prevention visit www.arhp.org/cer...

Circulating stem cells play small role in lung repair

... Society of Investigative Pathology, a prestigious organization focused upon investigating mechanisms of disease. She also was awarded the Young Clinical Scientist Award this year by the Association of Clinical Scientists. Study co-authors are Maher Baz and Christopher Cogle both of the Department of Medicine; G...

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