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Cellular message movement captured on video

... at UCSD’s Jacobs School of Engineering. “But it’s really very complex and I’m not sure we’re covering much as yet. We certainly don’t know all the interactions among these molecules that bring the cell into action.” Examining living cells through a microscope, Chien and the paper’s co-author, associate ...

Agent slows aging in mice

... have died, the scientists will get answers to the really burning question: Will the mice fed NDGA, already well past middle age, live past the normal outer limit of old age" The longest that mice of this type usually live is around 1,000 to 1,100 days. “If NDGA turns out to extend maximal lifespan by 2...

Envisat captures first image of Sargassum from space

...including Sargassum and Antarctic super blooms. It really gives us a new and unique view of the Earth." ...er been seen from space before," said King. "It is really very exciting."...

Studies to find better ways to preserve human eggs, ovarian tissue under way

...ursue the potential of egg preservation as well to really find out which is the best option: ovarian tissue or pure eggs. Also, a better way to preserve eggs – which last about 24 hours outside the body without preservation – would reduce the cost and logistical issues of coordinating donor eggs. “The lo...

Undergraduate research shows leaderless honeybee organizing

...ication as an undergraduate,” Schneider noted. “I really like working with our undergraduate honors student...luster, where they are hanging in a tree. That was really interesting, because nobody had ever really been able to look at that before,” he noted. “What wa...

Researchers reveal structure of protein altered in autism

...new leads into drug therapies may emerge. “We really don’t know what causes autism, but this research represents a solid starting point,” said Sarah Dunsmore, Ph.D., program director with the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, which partly support...

Study shows lizard moms dress their children for success

...ou know there are genes for these traits, and it's really hard to tell the maternal effects apart from the effects of the genes," he said. Lancaster began by treating side-blotched lizard eggs with an array of different hormones. That revealed a striking influence of estradiol on back patterns. She also ...

MU researchers to study the status of black bears in Missouri

...cted to continue for two to three years. “I am really excited to be working on this project because it will be a fantastic learning experience for me. MU really encourages undergraduate participation in research, and I have been fortunate to receive support fro...

Study investigates 'divorce' among Galapagos seabirds

...lly breeding bird pairs, Maness said. “This study really predicts that the probability of divorce increases with the birds’ success at breeding and raising a chick, because the effort required may tire out the male and consequently his mate may reject him.” It also shows that males of this species are p...

Could fungal collection hold the key to new life-saving drugs?

...ive Director Bioservices, CABI said: “This is a really exciting collaboration and we are looking forward to working with the expertise of the scientists at SIDR. We are hopeful that our partnership will prove the winning formula for discovering new pharmaceutical drugs to fight cancers, diseases and res...

Runners -- Let thirst be your guide

... of water eight times a day. But most people don’t really need that much.” Verbalis points out that EAH... body sweat. “Most people don’t know how much they really sweat while exercising, but this simple test can tell you approximately how much fluid losses you ar...

Researchers demonstrate way to control tree height

...gate, and plants remain short and stocky. “It’s really interesting that these genes from Arabidopsis, which is a small plant in the mustard family, have been conserved through 50-100 million years of evolution and can perform more or less the same function in poplar trees,” Strauss said. “The modified tr...

UI anthropologist, colleagues discover remains of earliest giant panda

...on years ago. The ancestor of today's giant panda really was a pygmy giant panda, says Russell Ciochon, UI professor of anthropology. Ciochon (pronounced schuh-HON) is a co-author of an article published in the June 18-22 online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)....

Ice Age extinction claimed highly carnivorous Alaskan wolves

...y all of those things—having a complete picture—is really unusual,” said lead author Jennifer Leonard, a research associate with the Smithsonian Genetics Program, and currently at Uppsala University in Sweden. The researchers extracted mitochondrial DNA from the fossil wolf bones preserved in permafrost ...

Putting feelings into words produces therapeutic effects in the brain

...to words is helpful. “If you ask people who are really sad why they are writing in a journal, they are not likely to say it’s because they think this is a way to make themselves feel better,” Lieberman said. “People don’t do this to intentionally overcome their negative feelings; it just seems to have th...

Genome of Clostridium botulinum reveals the background to world's deadliest toxin

...escribed as variants of a single species, they are really very different organisms linked simply because they have the deadly toxin. For each type, there is also a near-identical but harmless relative that lacks the toxin. C. sporogenes is the non-malignant, near twin of the organism sequenced. Professor...

'Smart' mice teach scientists about learning process, brain disorders

...ng able to turn a gene off throughout a brain is a really advanced thing to do," Dr. Bibb said. "It’s been shown that it can be done, but we put the system together and actually applied it." Normally, Cdk5 works with another enzyme to break up a molecule called NR2B, which is found in nerve-cell membrane...

Extra-aggressive form of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis identified

...with IPF as possible. "We are only now starting to really understand the disease and characterize it," he said, "therefore, it is critical for patients with the disease to be seen in centers that are actively involved in IPF research." Better identification and understanding of these differences may prov...

Gene expression patterns predict rapid decline in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

...gressing patients. "We are only now starting to really understand IPF and to characterize it," Dr. Kaminski said. "Therefore, it is critical for patients with the disease to be seen in centers that are actively involved in IPF research, so we can help them better decide a course of action." These find...

How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages

...top," Grill said. "You don't have to know how it's really working. "In a condition like epilepsy, however, it's extremely unlikely that a person would have a seizure in the doctor's office," he said. "Therefore, it might take months of trial and error to find the optimal setting." Grill's new model promi...

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