'New' estrogen receptor found to be key player in tamoxifen resistance
Washington, D.C. Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have discovered a novel way in which breast cancer cells become resistant to tamoxifen, the world's largest-selling breast cancer prevention and treatment drug. They say the findings could provide a way to identify tamoxifen us...
Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Precise Biometrics as a Key Player in the Non-AFIS Fingerprint Market
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent
analysis of the non-AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System)
fingerprint market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Precise Biometrics with the
2008 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Emerging Company of the Year for its
Vitamin D a key player in overall health of several body organs, says UC Riverside biochemist
RIVERSIDE, Calif. Essential for life in higher animals, vitamin D, once linked to only bone diseases such as rickets and osteoporosis, is now recognized as a major player
in contributing to overall human health, emphasizes UC Riverside's Anthony Norman , an international expert on vitamin D.
Black carbon pollution emerges as major player in global warming
Black carbon, a form of particulate air pollution most often produced from biomass burning, cooking with solid fuels and diesel exhaust, has a warming effect in the atmosphere three to four times greater than prevailing estimates, according to scientists in an upcoming review article in the journa...
Scientists discover a new player in innate immune response
All multicellular animals have an innate immune system: When bacteria, parasites or fungi invade the organism, small protein molecules are released that eliminate the attackers. Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have now discovered a new molec...
Little-known protein found to be key player
HOUSTON -- (July 29, 2009) -- Italian and U.S. biologists this week report that a little-understood protein previously implicated in a rare genetic disorder plays an unexpected and critical role in building and maintaining healthy cells. Even more surprising, their report in the journal Nature s...
Brown cancer biologists identify major player in cell growth
When cells go about the business of dividing, they can get sidelined. Maybe there aren't enough nutrients. Maybe there aren't the right signals to resume multiplying. Either way, cells go quiet.
What can restart cell division -- the process that drives the development of embryos, the renewal of h...
New player in commitment to life as a fat cell
Researchers have discovered a pivotal new player
in early events that commit fat cell precursors to becoming full-blown fat, according to a report in the February issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, published by Cell Press. Drugs that block some activities of the enzyme, known as xanthine oxidore...
Common enzyme is a key player in DNA repair
A quarter century after they discovered it, researchers have identified the job of one of the most common DNA-damage response proteins. The enzyme has puzzled scientists because it is present in nearly every organism, which suggests that it is crucial to life, and yet, in laboratory experiments, i...
Virginia Tech football player uses prototype cast
Virginia Tech's starting running back Cedric Humes was able to play against Boston College despite a broken arm (the ulna bone) thanks, in part, to a prototype composite brace designed for him by Virginia Tech engineers.
Brian Love, a professor of materials science and engineering in the College ...
Research Using Mouse Models Reveals A Novel Key Player In The Initiation Of Colon Cancer
Gastric and colorectal cancers account for more than 1 million deaths worldwide every year and several research groups have been working to identify the molecular events that result in the initiation and progression of these tumors. It has been established that interfering with the function of one ...
UC San Diego engineer provides insights to decades-old DNA squabble
... A group of nanoengineers, biologists and physicists have used innovative approaches to deduce the internal structure of chromatin, a key player
in DNA regulation, to reconcile a longstanding controversy in this field. This new finding could unlock the mystery behind the origin of many diseases...
Frost & Sullivan Recognizes MIRTEC With the 2009 Award for Automated Optical Inspection Product Innovation of the Year
...ffering and outstanding customer support.
"MIRTEC products have been extremely successful in high-volume markets including cell phone and MP3 player
manufacturing, as well as low-volume high-mix markets such as medical, automotive, aerospace and defense," Notes Srinivasan. "With a combined installe...
Mystery E. coli genes essential for survival of many species
...ggest that the genes, named yjeE, yeaZ and ygjD could be involved in cell division. ygjD is present in the human genome and also appears to be the key player
of the three genes found in E. coli .
Professor Palmer continued: "We've done experiments that show these genes affect how E. coli cells respond...
New national genome center launched
...cial impact and is also committed to making cutting edge facilities available to UK industry. As part of the Norwich Research Park, TGAC will be a key player
in the delivery of the Park's new vision which aims to create hundreds of new, high-value jobs.
Dr Jane Rogers, Director of TGAC, said: "The Geno...
Axel Ullrich named winner of 2009 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research
...identified the signaling system involved in regulating tumor angiogenesis, the growth of blood vessels in tumors. He discovered that inhibiting a key player
in the signaling system (called vascular endothelial growth factor receptor or VEGFR) suppresses the generation of blood vessels in tumors and slows d...
Toxic molecule may help birds 'see' north and south
... toxic molecule known to damage cells and cause disease may also play a pivotal role in bird migration. The molecule, superoxide, is proposed as a key player
in the mysterious process that allows birds to "see" Earth's magnetic field.
The discovery, reported this month in Biophysical Journal , occurred ...
Stress puts double whammy on reproductive system, fertility
...approach animal husbandry and captive breeding programs for endangered species.
"There is a growing body of work that points to GnIH as being a big player
in the inhibition of reproduction in mammals," said co-author George Bentley, UC Berkeley assistant professor of integrative biology. "We didn't have ...
Major breakthrough in early detection and prevention of AMD
...esses is expressed on the surface of CNV vessels in humans but is absent from normal vascular tissue.
"CCR3 chemokine receptor is known to be a key player
in the allergic inflammation process, but Dr. Ambati's studies have now identified CCR3 as a key marker of the CNV process involved in AMD. If researc...
New evidence of how high glucose damages blood vessels could lead to new treatments
...C.Tostes, physiologist in the MCG School of Medicine.
The researchers suspect increased modification of proteins by a glucose-derived molecule is a player
in vascular problems associated with hypertension, stroke and obesity as well.
One aftermath of high glucose levels is low levels of the powerful v...
Cell's split personality is a major discovery into neurological diseases
...eresting aspect of our study and the reason we are so excited is that the pathway leading to glutamate-induced nerve cell death involves another vital player
namely, glial cells," says Dr. Adriana Di Polo, neuroscientist at the UdeM. "Through careful experimentation we now know that glutamate activates sig...
Brain protein central to both Parkinson's, drug addiction identified
...ells known as neurons that send electrical signals. Astrocytes' role in Parkinson's is no surprise to brain experts who have also identified them as a player
in Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, epilepsy, and other diseases.
"Astrocytes are definitely much more than support cells in the...
New nucleotide could revolutionize epigenetics
...y of nongenetic factors that manage this regulation.
One key epigenetic player
is DNA methylation, which targets sites where cytosine precedes guanine in ...o 5-hydroxymethylcytosine establishes this new epigenetic mark as a central player
in the field."
Kriaucionis is now mapping the sites where 5-hydroxymeth...
Gorilla gets MRI at Bronx Zoo
...cans to everyone, especially those who do not have medical services available to them. The Unit is named after Bobby Murcer, the professional baseball player
and broadcaster who was an advocate for The Brain Tumor Foundation's "Road to Early Detection" campaign. Murcer succumbed to a brain tumor in July of ...
Pulmonary hypertension in children may result from reduced activity of gene regulator
... AUGUSTA, Ga. - Too little activity by gene regulators called PPARs appears to be a major player
in the irreversible lung damage that can occur in children with heart defects, researchers say.
If they are right, drugs already under study to boo...
Computer superpower strengthens attempts to combat common diseases
...rm that already exists at Uppsala University. At present there are three new technology sequencing machines, which make Uppsala University the largest player
in the Nordic countries in this field. This position will now be strengthened even further.
Large-scale computations and large-scale storage, proce...
Musicians have biological advantage in identifying emotion in sound
...be a leap to suggest that children with language processing disorders may benefit from musical experience," says Kraus.
Strait, a pianist and oboe player
who formerly worked as a therapist with autistic children, goes a step further. Noting that impaired emotional perception is a hallmark of autism and ...
Researchers capture wave of brain activity linked to anticipation
...ppen, be it in sports, music, or language.
"It is how a skier is mentally prepared to go down a familiar course during the Olympics, or how a piano player
knows to move fingers along the keyboard to hit the next correct key," Rauschecker says.
This sounds simple, but it isn't, he says. "It is not triv...
Canadian scientist mines drugs database for new diabetes treatment
...based in the UK and funded by the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, has harnessed a new drug discovery tool to identify a new player
in the body's insulin secretion process. This finding could spark a completely new class of drugs to treat type 2 diabetes.
In work published this...
Scientists mine drugs database for new diabetes treatment
... Scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council have harnessed a new drug discovery tool to identify a new player
in the body's insulin secretion process. This finding could spark a completely new class of drugs to treat type 2 diabetes.
In work published toda...
Iowa Power Fund advances researchers long quest for efficient solar power
...t a leader in the research and development of the new technology.
"Looking 20 years out it's very clear that organic semiconductors will be a major player
in photovoltaic technology," he said. "The technology is in its infancy. And if we don't nurture a technology in its infancy, how do we grow a mature ...
Artificial cells, simple model for complex structure
... the cytoplasm is a fundamental feature of all cells. Many important biochemical processes take place here, and so cytoplasm is interesting as a major player
in cell function.
Creating a cell with organelles would be a monumental task, but creating one that exhibits molecular crowding and heterogeneity -...
Global Energy Systems to Acquire WoodTech, LLC, and Affiliated Entities
...try," said Mike Ellis, President of Global Energy Systems. "We are in the bio-fuel business for the long haul. This acquisition will make us a major player
in Georgia's quickly developing bio-fuel industry and we intend to grow from here."
"Our nation is increasingly embracing the necessity of changi...
Researchers may have found why women have an edge on salt-sensitive hypertension
...dditionally, researchers found stimulation of the ETB receptor increased urine output and sodium excretion in both sexes, suggesting that it was not a player
in the differing responses between males and females.
"According to what we know, blocking the ETA receptor is a good thing and blocking the ETB re...
Tracking poultry litter phosphorus: Threat of accumulation?
...d that is indigestible by poultry and abundant in poultry litter. With six phosphate groups per molecule phytate has the potential to be a significant player
in non-point phosphorus pollution.
As part of her doctoral dissertation research at Yale University, scientist Jane Hill worked with scientist Ba...
How do cells count?
...rosomes. These results were published in the prestigious journals Current Biology and Science , in 2005 and 2007. Now, the group has discovered the player
in the next level up: Slimb mediates the destruction of SAK, and in so doing, ultimately controls the number of centrosomes in a cell.
American Library Association names NJIT profs Whale Music book a top ten
Rothenberg's previous recordings include On the Cliffs of the Heart (New Tone Records, 1995) featuring percussionist Glen Velez and banjo player
Graeme Boone. The work, praised by composer John Cage, was named a top ten release of 1995 by Jazziz.
Wii bit of fun at Rice University has serious intent
...Malley. The device is called an accelerometer, but video game fans know it as a Wiimote, the handheld wand that serves as a wireless interface between player
"It's the only part of the system we really need," said O'Malley, director of Rice's Mechatronics and Haptic Interfaces Laboratory. Byr...
UV-B light sensing mechanism discovered in plant roots
... Scientists have discovered that plant roots can sense UV-B light and have identified a specific gene that is a vital player
in UV-B signaling, the communication between cells.
A study published Dec. 8 in the Early Edition of PNAS reveals that the gene RUS1 measures UV-...
First trial in patients with a potential treatment of the incurable ALS muscle disease
...eral Sclerosis (ALS) can strike anyone. The Chinese leader Mao Tse Tung, Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich, the legendary New York Yankee baseball player
Lou Gehrig, and astro-physicist Stephen Hawking have all been afflicted with ALS. About half of the patients dies within three years − some even...