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Spleen may be source of versatile stem cells

...a population of potentialislet stem cells.In their pursuit of that finding, the MGH researchers investigated thepossible presence of a protein called Hox11 in these cells. In mammals,Hox11 is a controller of key steps in embryonic development - includingthe formation of the spleen - but it was not known to b...

Papers of DNA Pioneer and Nobel Laureate Francis Crick Added to National Library of Medicine’s Profiles in Science Web Site

...ntific interest. He never let up in his passionate pursuit of scientific knowledge, editing his latest article just days before his death from colon cancer on July 28, 2004, at age 88. The online exhibition features correspondence, lecture notes, draft and published articles, laboratory notebooks, and photo...

Biochemists report discovery of structure of major piece of telomerase; implications for cancer

... group. "Knowing the structure also will allow the pursuit of rational, structure-based drug design, and is a critical first step. The structure provides a potential target for drug intervention." Feigon emphasized that her laboratory conducts basic research, and is not involved in cancer treatment. Every ...

Natural Killers Could Lead to New Hepatitis Treatments

...r infections. Learning to “call off?the NKT cell's pursuit and attack could offer a treatment for hepatitis and associated complications. The researchers, led by Dan Littman, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, published their findings online on Ap...

Scientists discover global pattern of big fish diversity in open oceans

...here legal and pirate fishers rub shoulders in the pursuit of big fish and even bigger profits," says Callum Roberts of the University of York in the United Kingdom. "Conservationists are fighting to place some areas off limits to fishing. This study provides welcome advice on the best places to put them." ...

Malfunctioning bone marrow cells sabotage nerve cells in diabetes

...ey were detrimental or beneficial," said Chan. In pursuit of this curious phenomenon, Drs. Tomoya Terashima and Hideto Kojima from BCM and Dr. Mineko Fujimiya of Shiga University of Medical Science in Shiga, Japan, in collaboration with Chan, performed numerous experiments in diabetic rats and mice. Their w...

Researchers predict infinite genomes

...u need to fully describe a bacterial species?" In pursuit of that question, TIGR scientist Hervé Tettelin and colleagues published a study in this week's (September 19-23) early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). In the study, TIGR scientists, with collabora...

The roots of civilization trace back to ... roots

... may have left the rain forest for the savannah in pursuit of game meat, it was the ability to find and eat roots that may have contributed to the initial split between humans and the other apes. Laden and Wrangham's paper is available at www.sciencedirect.com ...

“Hitchhiking?Viruses as Cancer Drug Delivery System

... may have left the rain forest for the savannah in pursuit of game meat, it was the ability to find and eat roots that may have contributed to the initial split between humans and the other apes. Laden and Wrangham's paper is available at www.sciencedirect.com ...

Past illegal blood donation in China linked to hepatitis C virus infection

... it illustrates that "short cuts, shoddy practice, pursuit of the bottom line, and lack of oversight can have devastating outcomes, not only for patients but also for donors." ...

Scientist uses form to explain function of key building blocks of life

...y, is now pursuing a graduate degree of her own, a pursuit that was enhanced by this project, says Markley. "(Undergraduate research) enables them to understand what research is and what's involved in exploring something that hasn't been observed before," he says. ...

A link is found between morphine addiction and the tendency to explore

...nfluence their use. One such characteristic is the pursuit of new sensations found in people that like looking for risk at all times. Although some studies have already suggested a link between these people and a higher probability of becoming drug addicts, shopaholics or gambling addicts, until now no study...

AIDS vaccine research offers new insights on survival

...improving global human health through the rigorous pursuit of effective vaccines for human diseases such as AIDS. Since it was first identified 25 years ago, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has proven extraordinarily difficult to control. Attempts to develop an HIV vaccine that triggers the production...

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center: Harnessing the measles virus to attack cancer

...ent safety profile. Mayo Clinic is unique in its pursuit of oncolytic measles vaccine strains for cancer treatment, and the research has grown from the most basic laboratory science to the sophisticated therapy being tested today in several tumor types, including glioblastoma multiforme, recurrent ovarian ...

A human taste for rarity spells disaster for endangered species

The shady pursuit of endangered bird eggs made international headlin... most dangerous animals to killing the rarest. The pursuit of social status and health can also trigger the anthropogenic Allee effect, as many rare species ar...

Study shows enzyme builds neurotransmitters via newly discovered pathway

...tively [interrupt] this pathway." "The continued pursuit of additional enzymes involved in NAE biosynthesis should further enrich our understanding of the complex metabolic network that supports the endocannabinoid/NAE system in vivo," Cravatt said. "From a therapeutic perspective, any of these enzymes co...

Brown seaweed contains promising fat fighter, weight reducer

...tively [interrupt] this pathway." "The continued pursuit of additional enzymes involved in NAE biosynthesis should further enrich our understanding of the complex metabolic network that supports the endocannabinoid/NAE system in vivo," Cravatt said. "From a therapeutic perspective, any of these enzymes co...

Nanotechnology propels advances in regenerative medicine research

...tively [interrupt] this pathway." "The continued pursuit of additional enzymes involved in NAE biosynthesis should further enrich our understanding of the complex metabolic network that supports the endocannabinoid/NAE system in vivo," Cravatt said. "From a therapeutic perspective, any of these enzymes co...

'Conversation stoppers' fight deadly bacterial infections

...tively [interrupt] this pathway." "The continued pursuit of additional enzymes involved in NAE biosynthesis should further enrich our understanding of the complex metabolic network that supports the endocannabinoid/NAE system in vivo," Cravatt said. "From a therapeutic perspective, any of these enzymes co...

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

..." Dodson said. "The dinosaur field used to be the pursuit of white Anglo-Saxons, but, with recent explosion in of dinosaur paleontology in places like China, Mongolia and South America, that is clearly no longer the case. " Historically, Dodson contends, dinosaur discovery was largely in the hands of Bri...

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