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Bioartificial kidney under study at MCG

...the study. "If you have renal failure in the ICU, your mortality is extremely high," Dr. Szerlip says. "Anywhere from 50 to 70 percent of those patients die and over the past 20 years, despite dialysis, that has not changed much." He hopes the new device, developed by Dr. H. David Humes at the Universit...

Spleen may be source of versatile stem cells

...edon to supplement the bone marrow in replenishing your blood supply. Wemay find that the spleen kicks in to help with many more biologicalemergencies. What has been considered a practically unnecessary organmay actually provide critical healing cells," says Faustman, anassociate professor of Medicine at ...

Mitochondrial DNA mutations play significant role in prostate cancer

... Interestingly, mitochondrial DNA is inheritedfrom your mother, so this may explain those familial cases that are notpassed from father to son, but rather through the unaffected mother toher sons."...

Researchers reveal the infectious impact of salmon farms on wild salmon

...e their natal rivers while still much smaller than your baby finger ?3 cm long ?and weighing only half a gram. "The youngest fish can be only days old when they encounter a farm," says Krkosek. "Some of these fish are so young their egg sacks haven't been fully absorbed ?even fish this small are infected....

Needling Chromosomes Reveals Cell Division Secret

...e micromanipulation apparatus isarranged such that your view is up through the bottom of the cell, andthe needles are coming down through a layer of oil covering the cell topreserve it."So, you also have to constantly adjust the focus to determine wherethe needle is coming down into the cell. This is diff...

Weill Cornell Research Reveals Secrets Of Trafficking Within Cells

As you read this, cells in your eye are transmitting information to your brain, while cells in your heart and arteries work just as hard to keep that brain alive. Every one ...

Introduced foxes transformed vegetation on Aleutian Islands from lush grasslands to tundra

...und because the plants don't grow much higher than your ankles. But on the other islands, it's hard work just to get through the vegetation. It was exhausting just trying to get around on those islands," he said. The researchers found that the density of breeding seabirds on fox-free islands was two orde...

The Bacteria's guide to survival

...for bacteria might include topics like "How to use your pili to keep your host from going apoptotic." A host's cells can respond to a bacterial infection with apoptosis, or p...

Falling ants glide back to trunk to avoid dangers of forest floor

...azon forests, you really don't want to fall out of your tree and in the water, because then you're definitely dead." After capturing some quick video snippets with his digital still camera, Yanoviak contacted UC Berkeley's Dudley to arrange a more scientific study of the ants' gliding behavior. They met ...

UF Researchers Map Bacterial Proteins That Cause Tooth Loss

... disease,?Lamont said. “It’s an organism that’s in your gums, your lungs, your heart valves, your arteries causing disease.?/p> The next step will be to expose P. ...

PCRM develops world's first cruelty-free insulin assay

...ls in research and you want to conduct research of your own that requires using animals as part of the tes...ans Committee for Responsible Medicine, you invent your own test. PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., announced today that PCRM has developed the world's fi...

Live fast, die young true for forests too

... "As long as deposits and withdrawals are similar, your balance remains stable. But if the deposits or withdrawals are disrupted, the balance changes." In productive forests, such as tropical forests growing on rich soils, the rates of both "deposits" (tree births) and "withdrawals" (tree deaths) are hig...

Polymers with copper show promise for implanted sensors

...the human body to prevent clotting on the walls of your own blood vessels," said Meyerhoff. "Your endothelial cells---the cells that line all of your blood vessels---generate nitric oxide. The nitric oxide produced in this layer of cells diffuses bac...

GeneNotes - A novel information management software for biologists

..., tons of database with tons of information... and your job is to make sense of this puzzle in a biologica... direction. I encourage you to try it and share your experience in the forum (if you don't want to register) or in the comments section. Collecting a...

Love's all in the brain: fMRI study shows strong, lateralized reward, not sex, drive

...or instance, Fisher point out, "If someone rejects your sexual overtures, you don't harm yourself or the other person. But rejected men and women in societies around the world sometimes kill themselves or someone else. In fact, studies indicate that some 40% of people who are rejected in love slip into cl...

Medical molecules designed to respond to visible light that can penetrate tissue

If you have ever covered a flashlight with your hand and seen the red light that still comes through, then you have seen light in the therapeutic window ?that magic wavelength that is not absorbed or reflected away by tissue. Scientists believe that they can use light at that wavelength to signal ...

Grasping metaphors: UC San Diego research ties brain area to figures of speech

...n metaphors such as "grasping an idea" or "putting your finger on the main argument." ...

Decoding the logic of olfaction

...er you inhale the aroma of vanilla, the neurons in your brain "light up" with a characteristic pattern of activity. It turns out that pattern is, perhaps unsurprisingly, unique from the pattern of brain activity associated with a whiff of skunk spray. The process of smelling an odor begins with odorant r...

FDA Works To Speed The Advent Of New, More Effective Personalized Medicines

...a symposium for the public entitled "Personalizing your Healthcare: The Best Consumer is an Educated Consumer." This free session will allow members of the general public the opportunity to hear about the science behind personalized medicine, an issue of critical importance to both consumers and FDA. Pres...

Genpathway and Baylor College of Medicine Identify New Genes in Breast Cancer

...er you inhale the aroma of vanilla, the neurons in your brain "light up" with a characteristic pattern of activity. It turns out that pattern is, perhaps unsurprisingly, unique from the pattern of brain activity associated with a whiff of skunk spray. The process of smelling an odor begins with odorant r...

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