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Mediator in communication between neurons and muscle cells found

...n the conversation. LRP4 and MuSK become major components of the receptor needed for the muscle cell to receive the message agrin is sending, says Dr. bin Zhang, postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Mei's lab and first author on the paper published in the Oct. 23 issue of the journal Neuron . "We know agrin ...

Nanojewels made easy

...extiles, coatings and building materials. The basic idea behind the process is akin to stacking round fruits or vegetables in a supermarket produce bin in high, neat rows to keep the produce from falling to the floor as customers pick them out. Doing this with nanoscale particles of different sizes le...

Evolution of fruit size in tomato

...ers can improve tomato varieties as well as other less well known food plants in the family Solanaceae. Dr. Steven D. Tanksley and his colleagues, bin Cong and Luz S. Barrero, are studying QTLs that influence fruit size. Dr. Barrero, of the Corporacin Colombiana de Investigacin Agropecuaria (CORPOIC...

New source of heart stem cells discovered

...onary vessel formation, nobody previously thought that epicardial cells might turn into cardiomyocytes. "I couldn't believe it at first, myself," said bin Zhou, MD, a research fellow in Pu's laboratory and the study's first author. The results were independently corroborated by researchers from the U...

NJIT applauds students for studies on brain injury, glaucoma and more

...to a much larger island, then all the birds on that island may simply choose to leave. Third-place honors went to two biomedical engineering majors bin Lin, Harrison, and Vivian Ozoka, Jersey City. The pair, who will both graduate this May 17, 2008 from NJIT, examined the role of axons, also known as ...

Anesthesia and Alzheimer's

...r 200 million people undergo surgery each year, and there has been concern that anesthetic use may contribute to Alzheimers and other brain disorders. bin Zhang, Yuanlin Dong, Rudolph Tanzi, Zhongcong Xie, and colleagues examined this possibility with commonly used inhalation anesthetics isoflurane previ...

If you don't want to fall ill this Christmas, then share a festive kiss but don't shake hands

...nt from good food hygiene. That's why the new respiratory hygiene campaign from the Department of Health in the UK, which advises people to "catch it, bin it, kill it", is spot on'. The authors say that breaking the chain of infection from one person to another all depends on how well we wash our hand...

Story ideas from the Journal of Lipid Research

...d. Article: Novel synthetic ceramide derivatives increase intracellular calcium levels and promote epidermal keratinocyte differentiation , by Yoo bin Kwon, Chang Deok Kim, Jong-Kyung Youm, Hyung Sub Gwak, Byeong Deog Park, Seung Hun Lee, Saewha Jeon, Bo Joong Kim, Young-Joon Seo, Jang-Kyu Park, and ...

DOE JGI sets 'gold standard' for metagenomic data analysis

...omes is binning. Binning is the process of identifying from what organism a particular sequence has originated. There are several methods employed to bin sequences. BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) is a method used to rapidly search for similar sequences in existing public databases. Ma...

Pain killer fights breast cancer by targeting key enzyme

...cancer incidence by 40 percent. However, these drugs tend to halt aromatase production throughout the body. Brueggemeier presented the work with bin Su and Serena Landini, both graduate students in Ohio State's pharmacy program, on March 27 in Atlanta at the annual meeting of the American Chemical ...

Model identifies genes that induce normal skin cells to become abnormal

... Hendrix's co-researchers on the study were Elizabeth A. Seftor; Kevin M. Brown; Lynda Chin; Dawn A. Kirshmann; William W. Wheaton; Alexei Protopopov; bin Feng; Yoganand Balagurunathan; Jeffrey M. Trent; Brian J. Nickoloff; and Richard E. B. Seftor, from Northwestern University; Harvard Medical School; T...

Marine conservation organizations team up to conduct Indonesia coral reefs assessment

... Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, Reef Check and Wo...tsunami on the region's coral reefs. The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, Reef Check and Th...naud, USN (Ret.), Executive Director of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation. "It is a notab...
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