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One species, many genomes

...s been investigated for the first time by research teams from Tübingen, Germany, and California led by Detlef Weigel from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology. The results were surprising: The extent of the genetic differences far exceeds the expectations for such a streamlined genome, as th...

'Virtual autopsy' helps identify drowning as cause of death

...ector computed tomography (MDCT) can aid forensics teams in determining if a person has drowned, according to a study published in the June issue of Radiology. MDCT is comparable to conventional autopsy in demonstrating airway froth and sediment that are indicative of drowning. "Our findings show that ...

pHLIP, a novel technology to locate and treat tumors

Research teams at Yale University and the University of Rhode Island have demonstrated a new way to target and potentially treat tumors using a short piece of protein that acts like a nanosyringe to deliver “tags?or therapy to cells, according to a report in the Pr...

Study shows hope for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's

...t been associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The teams conducted several experiments, ultimately evaluating the parietal and occipital regions of the brains of 71 patients, some already diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and some without Alzheimer’s. Their diagnostic accuracy rate was 82 to 85 percent using the ...

Elucidation of the genome for diabetics with DNA chips

... French-British-Canadian collaboration between the teams directed by Philippe Froguel (CNRS, University of Lille 2, Pasteur Institute, Imperial College London) and Rob Sladek (McGill University, Montreal, Canada). About 70% of the genetic risk of DT2 is accounted for by these new discoveries, published onl...

Bats prey on nocturnally migrating songbirds

...ñez' supervision, was launched by Spanish research teams based in Sevilla (Doñana Biological Station) and Granada (Zaidín Experimental Station) thanks to funding from the Spanish Environmental Ministry. The programme was soon joined by one of their once most virulent Swiss detractors (Prof. Raphaël Arletta...

Researchers hot on the trail of brain cell degeneration

...f Finland and the European Union. The two research teams are part of a Europe-wide consortium, STRESSPROTECT, within the EU Sixth Framework Programme. The consortium aims at generating the basis for novel neuroprotective drugs for neurodegenerative conditions involving over-stimulation of neurons ( www.neu...

Uganda's mountain gorillas increase in number

... impacts on the gorillas. During that time, survey teams set out with the intention of counting every famil... the same area of the park, which presented survey teams with the risk of double-counting the same individuals or groups. DNA analysis, however, allowed indi...

New hereditary breast cancer gene discovered

...ng breast cancer than expected. Several research teams around the world have long been searching for new hereditary breast cancer genes, but thus far few have been found. "Our findings are extremely important, providing new knowledge of hereditary cancer genes and how they can cause breast cancer. Th...

E. coli bacteria migrating between humans, chimps in Ugandan park

... focus of two decades of research by international teams of scientists. The other is regularly visited by employees of a local tourism venture. Goldberg’s team compared strains of E. coli in the chimps to those of the Ugandans employed in research and tourism in the park. The team also analyzed sampl...

Engineering the heart piece by piece

...any other discoveries that have been made by other teams using different cell-growing surfaces and conditions, as well as hurdles that still lie ahead. In all, the authors say, bioengineered cardiac tissue holds immediate promise as a way to study heart disease and its treatment in cell cultures ?and promi...

Turning a cellular sentinel into a cancer killer

...wo Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) research teams led by Tyler Jacks at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Scott Lowe at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Both papers were published online January 24, 2007, in advance online publication articles in the journal Nature. Although researchers ha...

'Hidden-hero' microbes in soil, water may help naturally clean toxic sites

...E funding for the project, which includes research teams from FSU and multiple universities and national laboratories across the country. Together, the partners will develop models to help predict the rate at which contamination levels drop when using natural methods such as bioremediation and artificia...

Immunization rates hit record high in poor countries

...spores out into the forest long after the spraying teams have gone home. If their laboratory tests continue to go well, the researchers anticipate starting field trials in 2008. Their approach looks promising for many other applications of biological control for agriculture and forestry—especially i...

Fungal factories may save hemlock forests

...spores out into the forest long after the spraying teams have gone home. If their laboratory tests continue to go well, the researchers anticipate starting field trials in 2008. Their approach looks promising for many other applications of biological control for agriculture and forestry—especially i...

Major link in brain-obesity puzzle found

...e two other proteins that have been shown by other teams to reduce its activity. Carter-Su is a professor of molecular and integrative physiology and heads the biomedical research division of the Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center. In addition to revealing the importance of SH2B1 activity i...

New study aims to stop sepsis in its tracks

...x hours after diagnosis, the consortium will train teams of doctors, nurses, and other emergency department...titutions. Like dedicated trauma teams, the sepsis teams will focus all their attention on one patient at a time and will follow a scripted protocol to stabi...

Scientists show drug can counteract muscular dystrophy in mice

... collaboration that began several years ago by the teams of Vittorio Sartorelli, M.D., at NIAMS and Pier Lorenzo Puri, M.D., Ph.D., now at Dulbecco Telethon Institute (DTI) in Rome, Italy and The Burnham Institute in La Jolla, Calif. The scientists tested trichostatin A (TSA), an inhibitor of the enzyme ...

New bird discovered on unexplored Columbian mountain

...wards. This year, the programme awarded 27 winning teams from 21 different countries with support totalling...e of global environmental issues. This year, 19 teams were awarded "Future Conservationist Awards" and eight awards were granted to teams to continue and ...

Studies find general mechanism of cellular aging

... Sept. 6 in the journal Nature. The three research teams are from the medical schools at UNC, the University of Michigan and Harvard University. The UNC study focused on p16INK4a effects on the function of pancreatic islet cells. Islet cells are responsible for insulin production and secretion. Because p1...

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