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New winter hulless barley has high protein

...The Small Grains Breeding Program work is aimed at reversing this trend. It has focused on improving and diversifying barley's end-use quality. "Traditional hulled barley cultivars that have higher starch and energy content, therefore, better feed quality, such as cultivars named 'Thoroughbred' and 'Price,' h...

Buying Time Through Hibernation on Demand

... an oxygen-free state of biological limbo and then reversing the process at will with no ill effects may sound like science fiction, dozens of documented cases exist of humans surviving prolonged hibernation-like states with no lingering physical or neurological damage. For example: * In May 1999, a female No...

U-M team recovers ancient whale in Egyptian desert

... an oxygen-free state of biological limbo and then reversing the process at will with no ill effects may sound like science fiction, dozens of documented cases exist of humans surviving prolonged hibernation-like states with no lingering physical or neurological damage. For example: * In May 1999, a female No...

Plankton can run, but can't hide from basking sharks

...eding near the surface at night but at other times reversing this behaviour in an attempt to throw some of their predators (eg fish larvae and predatory invertebrates such as arrow worms) off their trail. However, this study shows that basking sharks seem to have rumbled them. As well as shedding new light on...

New imaging technology shown to detect pancreatic inflammation in type 1 diabetes

...nitor the effectiveness of immune therapy aimed at reversing diabetes. The goal of this study was to gather data on mouse models that could guide the safe application of the technique in human patients with, or at risk of, type 1 diabetes. Results of this study suggest that the MRI-MNP imaging technology ma...

Huntington's cure in flies lays groundwork for broader treatment approaches

...ce or flies with Huntington's disease. Completely reversing a disease by targeting a combination of proteins or genetic pathways, however, reflects the growing need to embrace a broader treatment paradigm in the realm of genetic disorders, says Yin. In working with a disorder such as Fragile X Syndrome, for ...

Gene therapy reverses genetic mutation responsible for heart failure in muscular dystrophy

...o effective, particularly in protecting against or reversing the damage to the heart caused by this mutation and extending lifespan," explained Dr. Tong Zhu, M.D., Ph.D., a research associate in the department of orthopaedic surgery and the first author of the study. "In fact, if this study holds up in human c...

Amphetamines reverse Parkinson's disease symptoms in mice

... testing the utility of more than 60 compounds for reversing Parkinson's symptoms in a mouse model of the disease. Developed by the Duke team, the mice lack detectable brain levels of dopamine and experience essentially all the symptoms of Parkinson's disease for several hours before recovering their normal be...

Anti-cancer drugs may hold promise for premature aging disorder

...s, originally developed for cancer, are capable of reversing the dramatic nuclear structure abnormalities that are the hallmark of cells from children with progeria. This is a stunning surprise, rather like finding out that the key to your house also works in the ignition of your car," said NHGRI Director Fran...

Stem cell microenvironment reverses malignant melanoma

...nt responsible for influencing tumor cell fate and reversing the cancerous properties of metastatic tumor cells...he microenvironmental factors produced by hESCs on reversing the metastatic properties of tumor cells," Hendrix said. ...

Novel enzyme offers new look at gene regulation

...otein and have shown it can alter gene activity by reversing a molecular modification previously thought permanent. In the study, the authors showed that a protein called JHDM1A is able to remove a methyl group from histone H3, one of four histone proteins bound to all genes. Until just last year, the additio...

Researchers reverse juvenile diabetes in animal model

...ation of the animal's own dendritic cells, thereby reversing diabetes in animal studies. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the start of a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and feasibility of the treatment (Phase 1 trial). The trial is expected to begin sometime this spring and will incl...

It's in the genes: Study opens door to new treatment of the blues

...zac) and imipramine (Trofanil), were successful in reversing the social withdrawal in these mice. But the successful use of the gene therapy approach to block the expression of the BDNF gene in a highly localized area of the brain suggests the potential for the development of new drug therapies with fewer side...

Mayo Clinic researchers discover cancer cells may move via wave stimulation

...t step toward one day halting it, preventing it or reversing it therapeutically." Why Movement Matters Cell growth and movement are vital topics in cancer research because cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in which the normal balance between growth promotion and growth inhibition is disrupted. ...

Teasing out tissue from blood

... University in Alicante, Spain, last year reported reversing a mouse form of diabetes with insulin-producing cells developed from blood cells (Gastroenterology, vol 128, p 1774). And researchers at the University of Kiel in Germany led by Fred Fandrich report producing liver cells. ...

Elephants, large mammals recover from poaching in Africa's oldest national park

... efforts to protect the park's wildlife seem to be reversing this trend of decline, and that most of the park's large mammals have increased in number since the last census in 2003. Elephants have increased to 340 individuals from 265 in the past three years. The census also found approximately 3,800 buffalo (...

Scientists reverse evolution

... Utah scientists have shown how evolution works by reversing the process, reconstructing a 530-million-year-old...e elements involved in the process of evolution by reversing this process and reconstructing a gene that later became two genes," he adds. The study by Capecc...

US infant mortality rate fails to improve

... the March of Dimes. "We must be more focused upon reversing the stagnancy in the rate of infant mortality, a key indicator of child health, including working to reduce preterm and low birthweight births." Birthweight and gestational age are two major predictors of infant health and survival. In 2003 birth de...

Batfish to the rescue!

...f the last intact herbivore populations capable of reversing serious weed overgrowth of inshore coral reefs, he adds. The reef has already all-but lost one major group of weed-mowers, the dugongs, while another ?green turtles ?is seriously endangered. "If Platax is the last grazer of dense weedy stands on i...

New HIV statistics indicate increasing toll of AIDS on African American community

... This plan of action shows us the path forward to reversing this national disparity." "The U.S. government ...lement interventions for black MSM is essential to reversing the epidemic in this population. Promoting leadership among black MSM and sustained capacity-buildi...

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