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Protein discovery could unlock the secret to better TB treatment

UCL scientists have found a protein that could unlock the secret to quicker, more effective treatment of TB by waking TB bacteria in the body. Once the TB bacteria are active again, the disease becomes treatable using common drugs like antibiotics. Scientists believe that uncovering the molecular struct...

Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron

...ilt the molecule in the first place has the key to unlock it, says Wells. "It's basically chemical warfare ... it binds iron, and then only they have the key to unlock it and get the iron out of it. "Now in reality it's warfare. In some cases other bacteria have figur...

Protein Discovery Could Unlock The Secret To Better TB Treatment

UCL scientists have found a protein that could unlock the secret to quicker, more effective treatment of TB by waking TB bacteria in the body. Once the TB bacteria are active again, the disease becomes treatable using common drugs like antibiotics. Scientists believe that uncovering the molecular struct...

Breakthrough isolating embryo-quality stem cells from blood

...blood for the first time. This new technique could unlock the stem cell revolution and stimulate a boom in medical research using stem cells. Stem cells are cells which have not yet differentiated into specialised tissues such as skin, brain or muscle. They promise a new class of regenerative medicine, whi...

Genetic links could unlock clues to leading cause of blindness

...monkeys with macular degeneration and humans could unlock secrets about the earliest stages of the disease, when severe vision loss could still be stopped. The researchers pinpointed a chromosome region and genetic markers for macular degeneration in humans and rhesus monkeys, findings recently published i...

TGen awarded $7.1 million to accelerate brain disease research

...ated genome scanning technologies will allow us to unlock the mysteries of how the brain functions normally, as well as what causes common human disorders like Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, and others," said Dr. Dietrich A. Stephan, Director of the Neurogenomics Division at the Translational Geno...

UQ researcher tracking key to healing the brain

... Cell Biology, is hoping those stem cells may soon unlock the secrets to healing the brain as well. First he has to find out what they actually do - something that has been notoriously hard to do in the past. Dr Rietze is a finalist in the UQ Foundation Research Excellence Awards, to be announced tomorrow...

UCLA scientists reveal how Nipah virus infects cells

...ed Ephrin-B2 as the key used by the Nipah virus to unlock the cells. Located on brain cells and cells lining the blood vessels, Ephrin-B2 is critical to nervous system development and the growth of blood vessels in human and animal embryos. Ephrin-B2 is found in humans, horses, pigs and bats, which may exp...

University of Arizona plant scientists to unravel maize genome

...9 million federal grant as part of a consortium to unlock the genetic code of the corn plant. The knowledge gained from the Maize Genome Sequencing Project will enable plant scientists and breeders to improve agronomically important traits in cereal crops more rapidly. The National Science Foundation (NSF)...

Report focuses on challenges to unlocking future promise of vaccines

...come. The challenges society needs to confront to unlock the future promise of vaccines against the plagues of the 21st century are the focus of a new report by the American Academy of Microbiology. "The success of vaccines in controlling disease has been profound. Many diseases that formerly raged unche...

Novel molecular 'signature' marks DNA of embryonic stem cells

...ifferentiation. Not only do these findings help to unlock the basis for ES cells' seemingly unlimited potential, they also suggest ways to understand why ordinary cells are so limited in their abilities to repair or replace damaged cells. "This is an entirely new and unexpected discovery," said Brad Bernst...

HortResearch science reveals the natural potential of apples

...erstanding fruit at a genetic level we are able to unlock the true potential of nature and present industry with products that meet consumer demand for attractive, novel, exciting new fruits that taste great, are healthy, convenient, safe and sustainably produced." Dr Ferguson said the EST database has alr...

Possible brain hormone may unlock mystery of hibernation

...of a possible hibernation hormone in the brain may unlock the mystery behind the dormant state, researchers reported in the April 7, 2006 issue of Cell. Hibernation allows animals from bears to rodents to survive unscathed--in a state of suspended animation--under the harshest of winter conditions. If the ...

Ritalin packs punch by elevating norepinephrine, suppressing nerve signal transmissions

...duces its therapeutic effects. Researchers want to unlock the mystery of why the drug has the paradoxical effect of decreasing hyperactive behavior and increasing the ability to focus, even though it is a stimulant, said Barry Waterhouse, the study's senior author. "We're developing a series of behavioral ...

Chimpanzees can transmit cultural behavior to multiple 'generations'

...sive illnesses such as Parkinson's and Alzheimers; unlock the secrets of memory; determine behavioral effects of hormone replacement therapy; address vision disorders; and advance knowledge about the evolutionary links between biology and behavior. ...

Arctic expedition will investigate alien-like glacier

...field in Canada's High Arctic may help researchers unlock the secrets about the beginning of life and provide insights for future exploration of our solar system. A team assembled by the University of Calgary's Arctic Institute of North America plans to spend two weeks studying a sulfur-spewing spring on t...

Sequencing of the oyster mushroom genome

...y ?the goal of the sequencing of this genome is to unlock and read this history of the organism, so that we might understand its biology and reproduction and enhance its utilization. Moreover, an understanding of the evolutionary history registered in the genome of the oyster mushroom and its comparison ...

New nanotechnology able to examine single molecules, aiding in determining gene expression

..."Scientists have been hampered in their efforts to unlock the secrets of gene transcription in individual cells by the minute amount of material that must be analyzed. Nanotechnology allows us to push down to the level of individual transcript molecules." "We are likely to see more of these kinds of hig...

Army research mission focused on autism

...ating autism difficult is that each combination to unlock each person affected is so unique." As a result of advocacy efforts, the U.S. Congress provided $7.5 million in appropriations directed to the Department of Defense to initiate the Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Program in 2007. The U.S. Army M...

Meeting the ethanol challenge: Scientists use supercomputer to target cellulose bottleneck

...s, which are then fermented into ethanol. To help unlock the cellulose bottleneck, a team of scientists has conducted molecular simulations at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), based at UC San Diego. By using "virtual molecules," they have discovered key steps in the intricate dance in which the e...

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