Genital stimulation opens door for cryptic female choice in tsetse flies
By snipping off parts of male genitalia and reducing genital sensation in both male and female tsetse flies, researchers induced a suite of changes in female reproduction, including reduced ovulation, reduced sperm storage and increased re-mating attempts by the females. "To the best of our knowle...
Researchers recreate SARS virus, open door for potential defenses against future strains
CHAPEL HILL Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have synthetically reconstructed the bat variant of the SARS coronavirus (CoV) that caused the SARS epidemic of 2003.
The scientists say designing and synthesizing the virus is ...
Pores open the door to death
This press release is available in German .
Our body is almost constantly being threatened by pathogens and cancerous cells that appear out of the blue. But the body puts up a fight: specialized cells in the immune system smuggle small molecules (granzymes) into cancer cells and those body...
Landmark study opens door to new cancer, aging treatments
(PHILADELPHIA)Researchers at The Wistar Institute have deciphered the structure of the active region of telomerase, an enzyme that plays a major role in the development of nearly all human cancers. The landmark achievement opens the door
to the creation of new, broadly effective cancer drugs, as w...
bioMETRX, Inc. Garage Door Opener Named 'Best In Class'
Good Housekeeping's Research Institute Touts MasterLock(R) smartTOUCH(TM) GDO as Leading Product in Lab Testing
JERICHO, N.Y., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- bioMETRX, Inc. (OTC
Bulletin Board: BMRX) a leading developer of personal identification based
consumer products, today...
European light research opens door for optical storage and computing
The goal of replacing electronics with optics for processing data in computers is coming closer through cutting edge European research into the mysterious properties of fast and slow light. The long term aim is to boost processing speeds and data storage densities by several orders of magnitude an...
Master Lock(R) smartTOUCH(TM) Garage Door Opener to be Featured on Hispanic Network Radio Weekend Show
Innovative Technology Breaks Language Barriers; Will be Heard by Largest Hispanic Radio Audience in the U.S.
JERICHO, N.Y., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- bioMETRX, Inc. (OTC
Bulletin Board: BMRX), a leading developer and supplier of consumer finger
activated products, anno...
Profound immune system discovery opens door to halting destruction of lupus
(New York, NY) A researcher funded by the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) has discovered an entirely new and powerful molecular switch that controls the inflammatory response of the immune system. The major finding, reported in the December 14th issue of the journal Cell, means that new methods can...
Same gene protects from 1 disease, opens door to another
CORVALLIS, Ore. Botanists at Oregon State University have discovered that a single plant gene can cause resistance to one disease at the same time it produces susceptibility to a different disease the first time this unusual phenomenon has ever been observed in plants.
The finding, published ...
A study by the MUHC and McGill University opens a new door to understanding cancer
Montreal, 9 August 2007 - An in-depth understanding of the mechanisms that trigger cancer cell growth is vital to the development of more targeted treatments for the disease. An article published in the August 3 issue of Molecular Cell provides a key to these mechanisms that may prove crucial in t...
Male contraception: One door opens, another closes
We have often heard that a new male contraceptive is "five to ten years" away. But are we getting any closer? The answer may finally be "yes." This week marked the announcement of one hot new lead and one dead end.
Researchers in Italy and at the Population Council in New Yo...
Gene discovery opens door to tackling disease
Western Australian researchers have discovered a new gene that could lead to breakthroughs in breast and prostate cancer, as well as diabetes.
The gene, called SLIRP, was discovered by a team at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research's (WAIMR) Laboratory for Cancer Medicine, led by...
It's in the genes: Study opens door to new treatment of the blues
A Florida State University scientist used a gene transfer technique to block the expression of a gene associated with clinical depression in a new study of mice that could lead to better treatment of human beings with this condition.
Carlos Bolanos, an assistant professor of psychology and neuros...
Bee mites suppress bee immunity, open door for viruses and bacteria
A non-native bee mite is causing the dramatic and sudden collapse of bee colonies across the country, but Penn State researchers believe they have found the combination of factors that triggers colony deaths which includes suppression of the bee immune system by the mites.
The Varroa destructor ...
Successful Test Of Single Molecule Switch Opens The Door To Biomolecular Electronics
A team of scientists led by biophysicist Stuart Lindsay from the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has created the first reproducible single molecule negative differential resistor ?and in the process has developed a groundbreaking experimental technique that provides a “roadmap?for d...
Fundamental Finding Yields Insight into Stem Cells, Cancer; Opens Door to Drug Discovery
Few things about growing older are as
inevitable and obvious as “going gray,?yet scientists have been unable
to explain the precise cause of this usually unwelcome transformation.
In a report posted today on the Web site of the journal Science,
researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Chil...
Nanophysics: Serving up Buckyballs on a silver platter
...imits of surface science because the molecules and the re-arrangement of the underlying silver atoms are quite complex. The measurements thus open the door
to studies of a large number of technologically and biologically important molecules on surfaces.
C. difficile spores spread superbug
...ent in which C. difficile is transmitted.
The results have implications for infection control measures in the healthcare environment and open the door
for the development of treatments and improved diagnosis of C. difficile .
At present, healthcare professionals manage the threat of C. difficile...
Munich researchers discover new target for tailored antibiotics
...hat shows the precise folding pattern of the protein chain and the chemical environment of the active site cavity.
The crystal structure opened the door
to a detailed examination of the reaction mechanism using computer simulation and mutagen experiments, in which E. coli bacteria are coerced into sy...
First cGMP feeder-independent pluripotent stem cell banks released for distribution
...h at UW-Madison and the scientific director of WiCell. "The availability of these cGMP stem cell banks and matched research cell lines should open the door
to more rigorous, reliable and successful clinical applications."
"The availability of stem cell banks that have been produced and tested under cG...
The sound of light: Innovative technology shatters the barriers of modern light microscopy
...p and recovers without harm following the procedure.
Dr. Daniel Razansky, who played a pivotal role in developing the method, says, "This opens the door
to a whole new universe of research. For the first time, biologists will be able to optically follow the development of organs, cellular function and ...
Aussie and Kiwi researchers make double MS genetic discovery
...se and the also the potential involvement of Vitamin D metabolism in the risk of developing these diseases."
"These results are like the key in the door
leading us to where to look for MS susceptibility," explains Professor Trevor Kilpatrick.
The research was conducted by members of the ANZgene con...
Boston University biomedical engineers teach bacteria to count
...w to count. Professor James J. Collins and colleagues have wired a new sequence of genes that allow the microbes to count discrete events, opening the door
for a host of potential applications, which could include drug delivery and sensing environmental hazards.
"This was probably the major applicatio...
Study may aid efforts to prevent uncontrolled cell division in cancer
...daughter cells remains constant. The discovery that contractile rings constrict at a constant rate, proportionate to the initial cell size, opens the door
to further studies of the mechanism.
"Further studies of the contractile ring could ultimately lead to improved therapies for cancer," said first ...
Healing wounds with lasers, vehicles that drive themselves, other cutting-edge optics
...h beams of light may not be science fiction after all. A new optical technology that lines up living cells and controls their movements has opened the door
to better artificial tissues and wounds that heal faster with less scarring.
For years, scientists have used the energy in laser light to drill mic...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 20, 2009
... coated glass slides with the particles, cooled the slide, and then exposed it to steam. Unlike ordinary glass, it remained crystal clear, opening the door
to possible commercial applications, the researchers say.
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"Facile Fabrication of Raspberry-like Composite Nanop...
Queen's scientists discover eco-friendly wood dissolution
...p towards the development of the biorefinery concept, where biomass is transformed to produce a wide variety of chemicals. Eventually, this may open a door
to a truly sustainable chemical industry based on bio-renewable resources."
The approaches that the scientists are considering for the future inclu...
Breakthrough in radiotherapy promises targeted cancer treatment
...'s Physics in Medicine & Biology the findings of a research group from the University Medical Centre Utrecht in the Netherlands are set to "open the door
to start testing MRI-guided radiation therapy in the clinic".
The team of researchers has successfully proven that simultaneous radiation treatment...
Cocaine: Perceived as a reward by the brain?
...one could be a potential target for treatment against addiction. More research is required before treatments are available, but this study opens a new door
in this direction.
Most extensive genetic resource for reef-building coral created
"I think this will facilitate an explosion in the science of coral adaptation and evolution," says Matz. "We developed a big boot to kick down a door
leading to coral genomics."
Matz and Meyer say their method can be used to study the genes of any other organism that isn't yet common to genomic r...
Single gene defect can cause stroke, other artery diseases
...sity of Texas Medical School at Houston.
The discovery of the causal relationship between the mutated gene ACTA2 and artery diseases has opened the door
to a new way of thinking about the vascular system, Milewicz said.
"We need to look at the artery system as a continuous system or organ," said Mil...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- April 22, 2009
...n solution when they exposed the molecules to ultraviolet light, and quickly back to colorless when the light is turned off. The development opens the door
to futuristic technologies "with unprecedented switching speeds and remarkable stabilities," the article notes. - MTS
"A Fast Photochro...
Two-pronged model could help foil tough cystic fibrosis infections
...in on biofilm formation," said lead author Dr. Sophie Moreau-Marquis, a research associate. "It's an exciting translational framework that opens the door
to potentially treating CF patients, taking the novel model we developed from the lab hopefully to the clinic."
Co-authors of the study are DMS pro...
Bovine genome provides clues to possible new developments
...d Professor in the CVM and has studied the bovine genome for the past 20 years and is one of the team leaders of the project, said the work "opens the door
to look at all sorts of specific interests in cattle from disease immunity to better meat quality, better milk production and on and on."
"Ten to 2...
Peregrine's PS-targeting antibodies highlighted in AACR Annual Meeting studies
...n their binding profile and in their specific immunomodulatory activity. The unique functional characteristics of these different antibodies open the door
to new product candidates and extended applications for our anti-PS technology. We are more encouraged than ever that our anti-PS platform has very b...
New light on bipolar treatment drugs
...ly how it operates in the human brain.
Now, new research from Cardiff University scientists suggests a mechanism for how Lithium works, opening the door
for potentially more effective treatments.
Laboratory tests on cells have shown that Lithium affects a molecule called PIP3 that is important in co...
Scientists identify key gene that protects against leukemia
...at controls the rapid production and differentiation of the stem cells that produce all blood cell types -- a discovery that could eventually open the door
to more streamlined treatments for leukemia and other blood cancers, in which blood cells proliferate out of control.
Additionally, in investigati...
Engineers develop method to disperse chemically modified graphene in organic solvents
...s in a wide variety of organic solvents has been developed by a University of Texas at Austin engineering team led by Professor Rod Ruoff, opening the door
to use graphene in a host of important materials and applications such as conductive films, polymer composites, ultracapacitors, batteries, paints, in...
Novocell awarded seminal stem cell patent
...thymus and thyroid.
"This composition patent is a milestone achievement for Novocell and is the culmination of extensive research that opened the door
to the endoderm lineage," said Fred Middleton, Chairman & Acting CEO of Novocell. "The efficient production of endoderm represents the first critical...
Protein is key to embryonic stem cell differentiation
...s. Taken together, these results suggest a conserved role for Shp2 in ESC differentiation and self-renewal in both mice and humans.
"This opens the door
for new experimental reagents that will amplify the self-renewal process to create more stem cells for research and potential clinical use in the futu...