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Cellular message movement captured on video

... cytoplasmic membrane. Focal adhesions are regions rich with receptors for growth factors and they are also structural attachment points that link the extracellular world to the protein filaments and tubes that comprise a cell’s internal cytoskeleton. While researchers showed that paxillin serves as a...

Modeling the restless brain

... state is not time-invariant, but instead contains rich and interrelated temporal structure at multiple time scales that is shaped by the underlying structural topology," Sporns and Honey wrote in an article appearing this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences early edition online. ...

Exploring the dark matter of the genome

... the euchromatin, leaving the part of the sequence rich in repeats, the centromeric and telomeric regions,...n but harder in heterochromatin, "because it is so rich in repeats." Smith and his colleagues found evidence for 230 to 254 protein-coding genes in the ...

In nature, proteins sweep up nanoparticles

...aboratory. The research team analyzed a biofilm rich in zinc sulfide that was collected from the water-filled mine. The sulfide is a metabolic waste product of bacteria that thrive in the oxygen-free mine. Once the sulfide is released into the watery environment, it readily combines with metals, in thi...

A first -- Hebrew University scientist observes brain cell development in 'real time'

...op from an undifferentiated cellular sphere into a rich and complex cell. This has great significance for ...rst time in a mammal, how a neuron develops into a rich and complex cell and how, once developed, neurons are maintained in the highly active and changing e...

Adult stem cells from human cord umbilical cord blood successfully engineered to make insulin

...n umbilical cord blood because it is an especially rich source of fresh adult stem cells and is easily available from donors undergoing Caesarian section deliveries in UTMB hospitals. "However," he added, "embryonic stem cell research was absolutely necessary to teach us how to do this." Embryonic s...

Invasion of the island bats

...inent, it seemed only logical that continents were rich sources from which islands drew only a small sample. Once isolated and with fewer species around, island organisms were thought to lose their competitive edge and so they hardly ever re-colonized the continent from which they originated. These vi...

Scientists discover new life in the Antarctic deep sea

...ss is in fact a dynamic, variable and biologically rich environment. Finding this extraordinary treasure trove of marine life is our first step to understanding the complex relationships between the deep ocean and distribution of marine life." Three research expeditions, as part of the ANDEEP project ...

No magic tomato? Study breaks link between lycopene and prostate cancer prevention

... work." Previous studies suggested that a diet rich in lycopene protected against prostate cancer, spurring commercial and public interest in the antioxidant. Antioxidants protect against free radicals, highly reactive atoms and molecules that can damage DNA and other important molecules in the cell. ...

In young mice, gregariousness seems to reside in the genes

...d isolation. The social life of these animals is a rich integration of behavior, vocalizations and positive emotional experience." The level of social interplay of the two strains of mice, Panksepp and Lahvis note, is mirrored in their vocalizations, and the differences in vocalization between the two ...

Super-fermenting fungus genome sequenced

...volved to cope with the oxygen-limited environment rich in partially digested wood that is encountered in the gut of insects, from where the sequenced strain was originally isolated. FPL has a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) in place with a New York City-based bioenergy company, ...

Human's ecological footprint in 2015 and Amazonia revealed

...f the world's most important bioregions, harboring rich array of plant and animal species and offering a wealth of goods and services to society. For years, ecological science has shown how large scale forest clearings cause declines in biodiversity and the availability of forest products. Yet some impor...

ConocoPhillips establishes $22.5M biofuels research program at Iowa State

... its central location in the agricultural belt and rich traditions of research and service, is uniquely positioned to set the standard for biorenewables research, education and technology transfer," Geoffroy said. "Contributing to the development of the bioeconomy is directly in line with our mission: 'Cr...

A genetic 'gang of 4' drives spread of breast cancer

...a growth advantage by allowing tumors to develop a rich network of blood vessels to deliver oxygen and nutrients, said Massagué. Although large tumors are more likely to metastasize, Massagué said his group’s findings indicated that the activity of the LMS genes was also critical to the metastasis proce...

Scientists discover new life forms in the Arctic Ocean

...earth and we are only now coming to appreciate its rich and complex biodiversity." The other members of the team responsible for this discovery are Fabrice Not, Khadidja Romari, and Daniel Vaulot from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (France); Klaus Valentin, Kerstin Töbe, and Linda Medlin from the Alfr...

Flavanols in cocoa may offer benefits to the brain

...est that consumption of a special cocoa made to be rich in flavanols, a naturally occurring nutrient abund...on the Islands near Panama consume a type of cocoa rich in flavanols on a daily basis and experience unusually low rates of hypertension and cardiovascular ...

Statin plus cancer drug deliver combo punch to brain cancer cells

...uilding on newly discovered genetic threads in the rich tapestry of biochemical signals that cause cancer, a Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center team has dramatically killed brain cancer cells by blocking those signals with a statin and an experimental antitumor drug. The unlikely pairing of cholesterol-l...

Boosting brain power -- with chocolate

... Macdonald found that consumption of a cocoa drink rich in flavanols ?a key ingredient of dark chocolate ?boosts blood flow to key areas of the brain for two to three hours. Increased blood flow to these areas of the brain may help to increase performance in specific tasks and boost general alertness o...

Baby fish 'smell their way home'

...eef gives off its own unique chemical signature, a rich mixture of the proteins and amino acids emitted by corals, all the plankton and mucus from its life. We think baby fish can pick this up and distinguish it from other reefs. "We think some fishes then choose currents that smell like 'home' and sw...

DNA layer reduces risk of reserve parts being rejected

...ess intense immune response occurs. Further DNA is rich in phosphate groups that can speed up the attachment to bone tissue and therefore the integration of bone implants in the native bone tissue. Finally, DNA can be enriched with biologically active factors that, for example, facilitate the formation of...

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