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Researchers Uncover Key Step In Manufacture of Memory Protein

...until they are ready to be secreted. Once the cell receives an electrical signal from another neuron, these vesicles fuse with the cell’s outer membrane, open up, and release mBDNF. During their research, Dr. Loh and her colleagues observed mice genetically incapable of producing CPE. In these mice, proBDNF ...

Scientists discover unique microbe in California's largest lake

...rsaline lakes in the United States.Because it also receives the agricultural runoff of the Imperial Valleyand municipal runoff from Mexicali, Mexico, considerable attention hasfocused on the fate of the now highly polluted water body. Aftermassive fish kills and avian mortality in the 1990s, federal agenciest...

Potential Cure for Lymphoma in HIV patients

...m the patient andfrozen for later use. The patient receives high-dose chemotherapy tokill any lymphoma in the body, and the autologous stem cells are theninfused back into the patient to repopulate the bone marrow wiped outby the chemotherapy.Before the transplant, patients were given one of two conditioningr...

The Shapes Of Life: NIGMS Project Yields More Than 1,000 Protein Structures

...uly 2005. In addition to NIGMS, the PSI currently receives funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a component of the National Institutes of Health. For more information about the PSI, please visit http://www.nigms.nih.gov/psi/. ...

Bird Brains Show How Trial and Error May Contribute to Learning

...he anterior nidopallium). In the avian brain, LMAN receives input about complex movements from the basal ganglia and forwards the information to motor neurons that participate in song production. Without LMAN, scientists have long known, a young bird cannot learn its song, but an adult bird can sing its song ...

New Treatment Rivals Chemotherapy For Lymphoma, Study Finds

...s. With the Bexxar therapeutic regimen, a patient receives an injected test dose of radioactive Bexxar to det...wo weeks after that initial dose, the patient then receives a custom-tailored therapeutic dose, and therapy is considered complete. The most common side effect ...

Brain-mapping technique aids understanding of sleep, wakefulness

...pe of neuron responsible for keeping animals awake receives inhibitory signals from neurons active only during...m" -- those from which the tracer-producing neuron receives signals. Researchers then track the tracer to map the upstream neurons. Dr. Yanagisawa and his coll...

Measles Deaths Worldwide Drop By Nearly 40% Over Five Years

...at every child from nine months to 14 years of age receives a "second opportunity" for measles immunization through routine services or supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) every three to four years. The SIAs have proven especially effective. From 1999 to 2003, more than 350 million children throughou...

Master gene controls healing of skin in fruit flies and mammals

...ene initiates the cuticle repair response after it receives an as-of-yet unidentified signal produced in cells adjacent to the injury." In its study, Jane's team found that, like their fruit fly counterparts, mice lacking grainyhead have a much more permeable skin than normal mice and have deficient wound re...

AIDS Public Awareness Campaign Expands Following Report Of Rapidly Progressive HIV

...rson does not provide his or her name, but instead receives an identifying number. Anonymous testing is available through many local health departments and community-based sites throughout the state. Confidential testing is also available in which patients provide their names to health care providers. HIV te...

A probe, not an echo

... A parallel array of transducers on the other side receives the pulses after they travel through the imaged tissue. A sophisticated coding/decoding signal scheme recognizes a small "sweet spot" of the signal coming from the opposite transducer, and only that transducer, and ignores all other pulses transmitt...

Researchers discover mechanism for multiplying adult stem cells

...le the field of human embryonic stem cell research receives a tremendous amount of public attention, many scientists are also exploring the potential of adult stem cells for possible therapies. But this field raises other difficulties. Although adult stem cell research isn't fraught with the controversies tha...

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Many of 2 billion dryland dwellers at risk as land degrades

...m makes desertification a global concern ?one that receives too little attention," says co-author Zafar Adeel, Assistant Director of the United Nations University water academy in Canada, the UNU International Network on Water, Environment and Health. Population growth, globalization and desertification Des...

Sugar helps control cell division

... Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Hart receives a percentage of royalties received by the university on sales of this antibody (CTD 110.6). The terms of this arrangement are being managed in accordance with the university's conflict of interest policy. ...

Computers close in on protein structure prediction

...irmations of a folded protein. Baker's lab already receives help from supercomputing centers in San Diego and Illinois. More help will soon be on its way from many of the 5,000 freshman entering University of Washington this fall. Using software developed to assist the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligen...

Study charts origins of fear

...ch are normally quiet but triggered when the brain receives a shock. Over time, the receptors leave their imprint on brain cells. By delivering shocks to mice, the researchers activated the NMDA receptors and traced a subunit of the molecule - a protein called NR2B - long believed to be associated with fear...

Making plant cells work like miniature factories

...expected in 2007 and could continue if the program receives good marks during a peer review scheduled for 2008. Before they can study the chemical makeup within plant cells, the team must construct new analytical instruments capable of identifying molecules in such minute quantities. "Developing the instrum...

Many cats unaffected by catnip, C&EN reports

...s in some felines, they generally agree that a cat receives the necessary stimuli from receptors in its nose and mouth, she says. C&EN offers one tip for cat owners: Store catnip in your freezer to preserve its potency. Nepetalactone is volatile and will degrade over time otherwise. The American Chemica...

Cracking the perception code

The brain may interpret the information it receives from sensory neurons using a code more complicated than scientists previously thought, according to new research from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. By studying how monkeys perceive a vibrating object ...

Normal chromosome ends elicit a limited DNA damage response

...g mechanism, which ensures that each daughter cell receives a full complement of chromosomes would inevitably rip the fused chromosomes apart. "Such fusion breakage cycles scramble the genome over time, and cause genome instability, which is a hallmark of cancer cells," explains Karlseder. "This demonstrate...

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