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Spleen may be source of versatile stem cells

... cells from the spleens of donor mice -intended to train the diabetic animals' immune systems not to attackislet cells - were actually producing new islets. The result suggestedthat the adult spleen - previously regarded as playing a fairly minorrole in regenerative medicine - might contain a population of...

Researchers reveal secret of key protein in brain and heart function

...lex protein made up of five "domains" similar to a train comprised of an engine and four boxcars. In their experiments, Mierke, graduate student Lei Wang and postdoctoral research fellow Andrea Piserchio ?all colleagues in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology ?focused on t...

UN pours polio vaccine into Yemen amid outbreak

... working with national coordinators and helping to train vaccinators and supervisors, it said. Yemen reported 41 confirmed cases today, up from 22 late last month, UNICEF said. "Experience shows that sporadic polio outbreaks in previously polio-free countries, such as Yemen and Indonesia, can be stopped ...

Study shows humans have ability to track odors, much like bloodhounds

...ics graduate student Jess Porter and Sobel plan to train volunteers to track odors in the field and test the limits of odor localization in humans. Porter, Sobel and their colleagues reported the results in the August 18 issue of the journal Neuron. In a review appearing in the same issue of the journal,...

Woods Hole Research Center plans controlled burn in Amazon rainforest

...olling the fire and also to use the opportunity to train with actual forest fires. Collaborators at Stanford University are collecting satellite data prior to and after the burn for each of the 3 parcels, to compare the appearance of the forest before and after, to perfect methods for identifying burned fo...

Lance Armstrong through a physiological lens: hard training boosts muscle power 8%

...y: Train your maximum capacity to be very high, or train your sub-maximal capacity to be very efficient. In Armstrong's case, he did both. In the lab they measured his performance against standard oxygen consumption and by the end of the study he was much more efficient utilizing the same amount of oxygen....

New NIAID grants strengthen national biodefense and emerging infectious diseases research network

... * support investigator-directed research * train researchers and other personnel for biodefense research activities * create and maintain supporting resources, including scientific equipment and trained support personnel, for use by other researchers within in the region and network * empha...

Molecular cabal contributes to stroke damage

In the neural train wreck that is stroke, the cutoff of oxygen kills brain cells through a buildup of acid, as well as by overexciting receptors on the surface of brain cells. Now, researchers exploring the detailed mechanism of this excitotoxicity and acidotoxicity hav...

Seal rookeries could provide a reliable food source for endangered California condors, study finds

...What we're proposing is a conservation strategy to train them to start eating dead seals and sea lions, who...hird, and this is what we're suggesting, you could train them on another food source that reduces their chances of lead contamination, and that would be the ...

Making medicine 'smarter'

...n do research in advancing breast cancer research, train students in biomedical engineering and promote interdisciplinary research at FSU," she said. ...

Wisconsin scientists discover a master key to microbes' pathogenic lifestyles

...ing the infections. For example, U.S. soldiers who train in the American Southwest tend to be susceptible t...s endemic to the region. One in three of those who train there acquire the disease, considered to be the second most common fungal infection in the United St...

Virginia Tech helping to develop higher quality, disease-resistant wheat varieties

...program to attract new students to agriculture and train them in modern and traditional breeding techniques. ...

Lactic acid not athlete's poison, but an energy source - if you know how to use it

...e cells," Brooks said. "Athletes may instinctively train in a way that builds up mitochondria, but if you never know the mechanism, you never know whether what you do is the right thing. These discoveries reshape fundamental thinking on the organization, function and regulation of major pathways of metabol...

Efficiency, not more doctors, is the prescription for aging population

... efficient practice styles would avert the need to train additional physicians. "Spending millions of dollars annually to expand our capacity to train physicians will not only create an oversupply, but will also divert health care dollars from care th...

Study fishes out new role for prostaglandins

...ains. "If you are traveling and have to get to the train station at a particular time, if you are too slow,... trains)," said Solnica-Krezel, "and sometimes one train wreck can halt the entire process." While 'bad timing' during development can spell the end for an...

With cochlear implants, earlier use leads to better speech

...ng a testing session that involved play with a toy train set. In contrast, a child of the same age who had a cochlear implant 31 months earlier made more sophisticated statements: "OK, now the people goes to stand there with that noise and now -- Woo! Woo!" and "OK, the train's coming to get the animals ...

Chimpanzees can transmit cultural behavior to multiple 'generations'

...zees, one each from two separate social groups, to train them to open a special testing box one of two ways Ð either by sliding or lifting the door Ð to reveal fruit inside. Chimpanzees in a third social group, used as the control group, were allowed to explore the testing box but were given no instruction...

Robotic joystick reveals how brain controls movement

...ehab is about training, and you want to be able to train the slow-learning system to be successful," says Shadmehr. As a next step, the team is interested in uncovering which parts of the brain are responsible for slow-learning. They hope that teasing this system apart will not only improve the understand...

New approach to vaccine development provides potent, long-lasting immunity

...ehab is about training, and you want to be able to train the slow-learning system to be successful," says Shadmehr. As a next step, the team is interested in uncovering which parts of the brain are responsible for slow-learning. They hope that teasing this system apart will not only improve the understand...

The shape of life: research sheds light on how cells take shape

... scaffolds, giving cells their shape, and serve as train tracks of sorts, moving important bits like chromosomes and mitochondria around inside of cells. As microtubules multiply, they form patterns that can be seen by the naked eye. The pattern is a series of waves that look a bit like zebra stripes. Ho...

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