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Carnegie Mellon University research reveals how cells process large genes

...ately, recursive splicing could be responsible for thwarting molecular mishaps in the expression of large human genes associated with diseases like muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and cancer. "We found that many large introns are removed by multiple recursive splicing steps," Lopez said. "These steps inv...

Reversal of role for a viral protein associated with the development of lymphoma

...ately, recursive splicing could be responsible for thwarting molecular mishaps in the expression of large human genes associated with diseases like muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and cancer. "We found that many large introns are removed by multiple recursive splicing steps," Lopez said. "These steps inv...

UIC developing drug for SARS

...bones. When viruses mutate, as they frequently do, thwarting the action of drugs, the mutations typically occur in these sidechains. "By targeting the backbone, we create a drug that the virus probably will not be able to evade," Johnson said. Susan Baker, a microbiologist at Loyola University Stritch School...

Synthetic Protein Eases Arthritis Symptoms in Mice

...embly domain protein or PLAD, might play a role in thwarting the joint inflammation characteristic of rheumatoid arthritis ?one of the most common autoimmune diseases ?grew out of their research on a very rare autoimmune disease called autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS). Previously, Dr. Lenardo an...

Invasive species harms native hardwoods by killing soil fungus

...show that an invasive plant harms native plants by thwarting the biological "friends" upon which they depend for growth. The work, which provides striking evidence for a unique process by which invaders harm native species, was conducted by researchers at Harvard University, the University of Guelph, the Unive...

Scientists discover a new disease-causing bacterium in an immune-compromised patient

...ht off most bacteria and fungi with everyday ease, thwarting infection. But patients with CGD cannot control attacks by certain bacteria and fungi. The disorder prevents immune cells called neutrophils from functioning properly, and recurrent --and potentially life-threatening-- infections result. The te...

Soil-bound prions that cause CWD remain infectious

...ht off most bacteria and fungi with everyday ease, thwarting infection. But patients with CGD cannot control attacks by certain bacteria and fungi. The disorder prevents immune cells called neutrophils from functioning properly, and recurrent --and potentially life-threatening-- infections result. The te...

Scientists force viruses to evolve as better delivery vehicles for gene therapy

...th antibodies to quickly tackle and neutralize it, thwarting any attempt at gene therapy. UC Berkeley's David Schaffer, associate professor of chemical engineering and a member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, with colleagues Narendra Maheshri, James T. Koerber and Brian Kaspar, decided to speed up ...

Not just the birds

...edator alters Aleutian island plant communities by thwarting nutrient subsidies," is published in the February issue of Ecological Monographs. As any biologist can attest, cells, organelles, and organisms maintain specific surface to area ratios to ensure life. Similar relations have been observed in regard ...

Report focuses on the role good microbes play in future medicine

...conceivably be put to use in preventing disease or thwarting autoimmune disorders. A number of these possibilities are being explored in research labs and hospitals around the world," says Richard Walker of the Food and Drug Administration, a co-chair of the steering committee that produced the report. Probi...

New drug blocks influenza, including bird flu virus

...m attaching to and entering the cells of its host, thwarting its ability to replicate and infect more cells. ...ls. Although the peptide's precise mechanism for thwarting flu remains to be deciphered, it seems to work by blocking the virus' ability to latch onto a key ce...

Technology reveals 'lock and key' proteins behind diseases

...tribute to the drug resistance of tumours, thereby thwarting chemotherapy. __IMAGE_2 "All the cells in our bodies contain transporters that are poised in cellular membranes and act as ‘gatekeepers?to allow the entry of certain substances, like nutrients, into the cell and promote the export of other subst...

Toxoplasmosis infection trick revealed by scientists

...e targeted at disrupting this mechanism, therefore thwarting infection." Toxoplasma gondii, the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis, is one of the world’s most common parasites. Around a quarter to half of the world’s population is thought to be infected, and around 1% of people in the UK catch toxoplasmosis...

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