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Nicotine rush hinges on sugar in neurons

...ng function – are entirely hydrophobic, Chen said, supporting the theory that the buried water molecule plays a functional role. Chen called the group’s Nature Neuroscience study “one of the few times that you felt that you connected the dots.” The study also represents a tour de force of protein crystallog...

Cells re-energize to come back from the brink of death

... counteract CICD. GAPDH appears to prevent CICD by supporting the functioning of the mitochondria and triggering the activity of certain genes that prevent or repair cell damage. The findings also suggest that the increase in GAPDH provides energy to increase autophagy—the process by which a cell “chews up” deb...

Pregnant mom's exposure to flu vaccine kick-starts fetal immune system

... following maternal vaccination against influenza, supporting the theory that the human neonatal immune system is not deficient or incompetent but, rather, capable of responding to environmental exposures. These conclusions have important implications for determining when immune responses to environmental expos...

Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene

...use these data to see if there is genetic evidence supporting their idea. Reviewing these data in an hour will permit them to save months of work and thousands of dollars to achieve the same result. Moreover, it paves the way for even more advanced studies using larger sample populations, more powerful array c...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...am also identified a key zone of semi-arid habitat supporting several species, which will be proposed as a new protected area. (OVER) In an effort to protect this newly discovered natural resource, WCS has signed cooperation agreements with both GoSS and its Ministry of Environment, Wildlife Conservation,...

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

...d much more strongly to an electrical stimulation, supporting the finding that the mice were more prepared to learn....

New study examines 'brain's own marijuana'

...nt from the National Institute of Mental Health is supporting this investigation. “It is widely accepted that one of the major reasons that people use and abuse marijuana is to relieve stress,?according to Samir Haj-Dahmane, Ph.D., neuroscientist and principal investigator on the RIA study. “However, because ...

Study warns deep-sea mining may pose serious threat to fragile marine ecosystems

Undersea habitats supporting rare and potentially valuable organisms are at risk from seafloor mining scheduled to begin within this decade, says a new study led by a University of Toronto Mississauga geologist. Mining of massive sulphide deposits near "black smokers"—undersea...

NIDA study identifies genes that might help some people abstain from smoking

...gh this effort make sense because of their role in supporting new neural connections in the brain, more research is now needed to understand the actual mechanisms through which they may increase or reduce the rates of successful quitting. Dr. Uhl says he and his colleagues have replicated this research in ...

Biodiesel study targets cleaner air, cleaner engines

...of their own fuel. Recent government announcements supporting renewable fuels will help advance the demonstration and use of biodiesel on farms. ...

Woman's Day and For Womens of Science

...d in the same issue of Ambio. The declaration and supporting papers summarize what is currently known about the...ration and detailed analyses presented in the five supporting papers clearly show that effective national and international policies are needed to combat this glo...

Mercury contamination of fish warrants worldwide public warning

...d in the same issue of Ambio. The declaration and supporting papers summarize what is currently known about the...ration and detailed analyses presented in the five supporting papers clearly show that effective national and international policies are needed to combat this glo...

How genetic malfunction causes a form of retardation

...ons, which conduct nerve impulses, glial cells are supporting cells that surround neurons and insulate them from one another. In experiments with cultured precursor cells, the researchers found that SHP-2 activates the regulatory pathway that causes genesis of neurons and inhibits the pathway that generates ...

New cigarette designs don't offer lower predicted cancer risks

...demiological way. The Cancer Institute is actively supporting the translational research of projects of Dr. Pankow designed to biologically confirm his epidemiological studies." Pamela Clark, Ph.D., senior research scientist at Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation in Baltimore, said Pan...

Studies yield insight into the numerical brain

...covery, particularly in the right parietal cortex, supporting the idea that shared neural populations encode nonsymbolic quantities and symbolic stimuli." Piazza and colleagues also concluded that their findings shed light on how the brain learns to associate symbols with numbers. "Our results show that, at l...

Health Canada approves cold and flu medicine

...ased in over a six-year period as the NHPD reviews supporting safety, efficacy and quality information for all natural health products. Although there are grey areas between the definitions of drugs and natural health products in general, the major distinction is that natural health products are derived from...

Scientists identify a gene that may suppress colorectal cancer

...e human ATP5A1 gene have been identified—further supporting its essential role in the cell. “In humans, ATP5A1 is located on chromosome 18, in a region that often exhibits genetic alterations in colon tumors,?says Dr. Linda Siracusa, the other co-senior investigator on the project. “A better understandin...

'Ancestral eve' was mother of all tooth decay

...h team has found the first oral bacterial evidence supporting the dispersal of modern Homo sapiens out of Africa to Asia. The team, led by Page Caufield, a professor of cariology and comprehensive care at NYUCD, discovered that Streptoccocus mutans, a bacterium associated with dental caries, has evolved alo...

New science of metagenomics 'will transform modern microbiology'

...he atmosphere's composition, fighting disease, and supporting plant growth, the new report says. "Metagenomics lets us see into the previously invisible microbial world, opening a frontier of science that was unimaginable until recently," said Jo Handelsman, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, departm...

Scientists identify a candidate gene for osteoporosis

... resorption compared to mice with the DARC gene, supporting the predicted role of DARC in hastening bone resorption. They also showed that antibodies to the DARC protein, which effectively blocked the action of DARC , inhibited the formation of osteoclasts. Although the researchers have identified a ...

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