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Prenatal Stress Keeps Infants, Toddlers up at Night, Study Says
... value for babies. For them, sleep ranks as one of the
most highly regarded indexes of healthy developmen... a childs sleep is vital to his or her growth, but the
origins of problems affecting it remained unclear. Now, we have evidence that these patterns may be ...
St. Jude study solves mystery of mammalian ears
Protein motor in cochlea hair cells dominates the
process of sound amplification in the
mammalian ear, while movement of the
cilia atop those cells dominates the
response in non-mammals A...
Carnegie Mellon scientists find key HIV protein makes cell membranes bend more easily
...entists have made an important discovery that aids the
understanding of why HIV enters immune cells with ...HIV docks onto a host cell, it dramatically lowers the
energy required for a cell membrane to bend, making it easier for the
virus to infect immune cells. ...
Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine
... researchers has identified three gene variants in the
DNA of 486 people infected with HIV that appear to have helped some of the
patients fight off the
virus and delay the
onset of full-blown AIDS. The researchers expect the
Scratch no more: Gene for itch sensation discovered
...ty School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified the
first gene for the
itch sensation in the
central nervous system. The discovery could rapidly lead to new treatments dir...
FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates
...ogy regulation was a baseball game, FDA has scored the
first run in the
first inning. But the
agency must act rapidly to adopt and fully implement the
Nanotechnology Task F...
One species, many genomes
..., a different way of branching - wild varieties of the
plant Arabidopsis thaliana are often substantially different from the
laboratory strain of this small mustard plant, a favorite of many plant biologists. Which detailed d...
Identified main genetic variants involved in response to HIV
This international collaboration has been the
largest ever to have taken place in a large scale ...fferences between patients infected by HIV, and is the
first study of this kind in the
field of infectious disease. Catalan participants have been coordina...
Art and music for the birds
...iration for artists. But what have artists offered the
natural world" Would a bird even like rock and rol...fine arts at Rutgers University—Camden, is testing the
musical tastes of our fine feathered friends with an exhibition featuring four 10-foot red perches o...
Nicotine rush hinges on sugar in neurons
When nicotine binds to a neuron, how does the
cell know to send the
signal that announces a smoker’s high" As with other questions involving good sensations, the
Common cancer gene sends death order to tiny killer
...cientists at Johns Hopkins have discovered one way the
p53 gene does what it's known for—stopping the
colon cancer cells. Their report will be published in the
June 8 issue of Molecular Cell. The rese...
Research identifies protein that signals flowering in squash plants
...te short-day flowering wild squash. The length of the
day relative to night, or photoperiod, is a strong determining factor for the
induction of flowering in many plant species. Short day (SD) plants require a short day length (or m...
Cellular message movement captured on video
... images of a bovine aortic endothelial cell reveal the
motion toward the
cell's nucleus of a message-carrying protein called paxillin (orange) in tandem with actin filaments...
Researchers discover inherited mutation for leukemia
Researchers have discovered the
first inherited gene mutation that increases a per...isk for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), one of the
most common forms of the
disease. The study shows that the
inherited mutation greatly reduces the
Agent slows aging in mice
... cancer and other destructive processes, can boost the
odds of living longer. Today at the
annual meeting of the
American Aging Association, University of Michigan scientist Richard A. Miller...
Enzyme delivered in smaller package protects cells from radiation damage
...g a radioprotective enzyme systemically throughout the
body which may spare healthy tissue the
long-term consequences of therapeutic irradiation. These results are being presented at the
Innovative smallpox vaccine research study to be conducted at Case Medical Center
...e part of a nationwide research study to determine the
safety and effectiveness of a new smallpox vaccine...es 18 to 34 who have never been vaccinated against the
disease. The study is the
first of its type in Northeast Ohio. The current FDA-approved vaccine, D...
Cells re-energize to come back from the brink of death
...ion by increasing their energy level and repairing the
damage, is giving investigators at St. Jude Childr...al cells that have cheated death once by disabling the
main suicide pathway called apoptosis can also foil a backup self-destruct program, which allows the...
Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients
Inflammation in the
brain may not be so bad after all when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease. In the
June 1 issue of the
Journal of Clinical Investigation, a team of scientists from the
University of R...
Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients
... could one day become a useful tool for monitoring the
effectiveness of chemotherapy and radiation treatm...d throat cancer, according to a study published in the
June 1, 2007, issue of Clinical Cancer Research . Scientists in the
National Institute on Deafness ...
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