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Prenatal Stress Keeps Infants, Toddlers up at Night, Study Says

...unterparts about 12 hours. However, this sleep was less sweet; children born to mothers who were depr...ionship with sleep often persisted until he or she was 30 months old. A similar effect was found in children born to mothers who were depressed during ...

St. Jude study solves mystery of mammalian ears

...tself, that is, raised or lowered the cilia. There was no effect on amplification. The researchers concluded that somatic motility was not simply a way to make cilia do their job better; rather, there is no connection between the hair ...

Carnegie Mellon scientists find key HIV protein makes cell membranes bend more easily

...cts the stiffness of cell membranes. The research was conducted at Cornell University’s CHESS synchrotron, which provides a high-intensity source of X-rays for various studies. In their next trip to this facility, the team plans to study FP-23 together with cholesterol, a molecule known to modulate the ...

Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine

...ished early online by the journal Science July 19, was directed by David Goldstein,Ph.D., at Duke Univers...hich HIV-1 might be unable to defuse. "This study was the first time a genome-wide approach has been used for an infectious disease," Goldstein said. "Pas...

Scratch no more: Gene for itch sensation discovered

...hadow of pain research, and no one knew which gene was responsible for itching in the brain or in the spi...ey were different from normal mice. "The research was a little disappointing at first," Chen says. "The knockout mice seemed to have the same reactions to...

FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

...technology oversight. If nanotechnology 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 Force’s recommendations. Without moving quickly and building on the recommendations in the Task Fo...

One species, many genomes

...s with that of the genome of the lab strain, which was sequenced in the year 2000. Using a very elaborate...or cannot be found at all. Almost every tenth gene was so defective that it could not fulfill its normal function anymore! Results such as these raise fu...

Identified main genetic variants involved in response to HIV

... During the present study, obtained genetic data was compared to blood virus load in patients during the first two years after the infection, and also to the rhythm of immune degradation as a result of the infection. This type of comparison, known as association study, permitted to deduct main genetic ...

Art and music for the birds

...eplicate human song. “My interest with the piece was to get us to think about the impact we have on the other species around us,” she adds. The bird listening stations are part of the exhibition “Inside/Outside: Habitat” on view at the Abington Arts Center’s Sculpture Park in Jenkintown, Pa., through...

Nicotine rush hinges on sugar in neurons

...ond Stevens of The Scripps Research Institute, who was not involved in the study, called it “a landmark accomplishment for the fields of structural biology and neuronal cell signaling.” Besides substance addiction, Stevens pointed to epilepsy, schizophrenia and depression as targets for improved drugs ...

Research identifies protein that signals flowering in squash plants

...he nature of the florigenic signal effectively, it was essential to utilize an obligate SD plant. In day-...ong-distance movement of FT mRNA and/or FT protein was required for floral induction. The choice of a potyvirus vector was important as these plant viruses...

Cellular message movement captured on video

...y on the cell surface toward the nucleus. Paxillin was labeled with a red fluorescence marker to make it ...wmv.asx “It’s amazing to us. We thought the cell was so simple,” said Shu Chien, the senior author of the BBRC paper and a professor of bioengineering at...

Researchers discover inherited mutation for leukemia

...lished in the June 1 issue of the journal Cell. It was led by researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. The mutation was found in a gene called DAPK1, which normally helps trigger the death of cells before they become can...

Enzyme delivered in smaller package protects cells from radiation damage

...tion than the non-tranfected cells. However, there was no significant difference in survival between MnSOD-minicircle and MnSOD full plasmid transfected cells. According to Dr. Greenberger, whose group is currently conducting a phase I/II clinical trial in lung cancer patients consisting of twice-weekly ...

Innovative smallpox vaccine research study to be conducted at Case Medical Center

...cination against smallpox among the general public was ceased in 1972 because it was no longer necessary for prevention. However, recent threats of bioterrorism after 9/11 have spurred ...

Cells re-energize to come back from the brink of death

... of novel anti-cancer drugs. The St. Jude study was conducted in culture dishes in which normal cells were exposed to cancer drugs or other agents that triggered apoptosis. The researchers then blocked apoptosis in order to study CICD. “The GAPDH response appears to represent a basic, reproducible eve...

Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients

...gnaling molecule that promotes brain inflammation, was one of the first molecules that scientists found i...n’t making fewer plaques, but rather that the body was better at getting rid of the plaques. The team suspects the involvement of brain cells called microg...

Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients

...ago, the primary method for treating throat cancer was to surgically remove the tumor. Because this treat...ions of each protein, only a small amount of blood was required for the test. The majority of the patients had a complete response to therapy. Patients...

Liver cancer patients with high serum levels of hepatitis B virus face poorer outcomes

...ntly increased incidence of severe hepatitis which was associated with the worst survival. The article is...t outcomes. The median survival of all patients was 6.83 months. Patients with high pre-treatment HBV DNA had a significantly higher incidence of develo...

Soils offer new hope as carbon sink

.... "When applied at 10t/ha, the biomass of wheat was tripled and of soybeans was more than doubled," said Dr Van Zwieten. "This percentage increase remained the same when applica...

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