Scientists Find Way to Make 'Good' Brown Fat
...M16 has a collaborator, the protein C/EBP-beta. The two work together to propel various types of cells (including adult mouse and human skin cells) to morph
into brown fat. Once transplanted into mice, these galvanized cells turned into energy-burning brown fat.
"We have our hands on a molecule that can...
Breast cancer drug shows promise against serious infections
...reduced yeast levels by 150 fold. In fact, the drug caused the fungus cells to break apart and die (lysis), and it didn't allow the surviving cells to morph
into their disease-causing state.
In the past 20 years, only one new class of antifungal drugs has been introduced and they must be administered i...
Fears About Pregnancy and cats Should not stop Those who want to Adopt a cat
...on. Eating raw or undercooked meat can also cause exposure to the parasite for humans, cats, dogs and other animals. Once ingested, the parasite can morph
into one of two forms, an acute form (tachyzoites) or a latent form (bradyzoites.)
The acute form divides rapidly and destroys its host cells unti...
Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. Files Cosmetic Product Ingredient Statement for new Oxycyte-based Cosmetic Gel
...omote skin health and other desirable cosmetic benefits when applied to the skin. Our gel shows amazing effects and it is just a foundation for us to morph
gradually into more complex and clinical environments. It has achieved excellent test results in cytotoxicity, bacteriostasis, fungistasis, sterility...
Experts Say Panic Over Swine Flu Is Premature
...where near the roughly 35,000 lives snatched each year by the regular "garden variety" seasonal flu, Horovitz pointed out.
But could this outbreak morph
into something more alarming?
"We just don't know yet," said Dr. Mark Metersky, spokesman for the American College of Chest Physicians and a profes...
Study Finds Blood Cells Can Be Reprogrammed to Act as Embryonic Stem Cells
...in the body), but their use has been the subject of political controversy.
"Our findings provide the first proof that cells from human blood can morph
into stem cells," said senior study author George Q. Daley, M.D., Ph.D., an investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Children's Hospita...
Mayo Clinic estimates new, tiny, super-sensitive probe could cut colon polyp removal in half
... Mayo Clinic's Florida campus see a future in which virtual biopsies will eliminate the need to remove colon polyps that are not cancerous or will not morph
into the disease.
Currently one-third to one-half of the polyps removed during colonoscopies end up being harmless, but they need to be examined b...
The Flu- More Than Just That
...to see high mortality among the elderly and those suffering from heart problems or who have multiple coronary risk factors," he added.
Flu viruses morph
every year and several are usually circulating in any given season, making the risk of flu high for most people.
Says Madjid: "Between 10 and 20 ...
Not a Rotten Idea Anymore
... idea is not to be perceived as disgusting. The maggots will be raised in a sterile condition and the wounds covered so that the maggots do not get to morph
into adult flies. According to Moon, the procedure is an “accepted and valuable resource” and has already been used to treat 30,000 patients on the...
New Iron Regulation Discovery by Children's Hospital
... Research Institute (CHORI) senior scientist, Elizabeth Theil, Ph.D., is the first to show that partial copies// of DNA called mRNA (or messenger RNA) morph
into specific three dimensional shapes when it combines with a protein regulator called IRP1. This discovery is incredibly important to researchers wh...
Human Brain Cells Might Have The Self Potential For Healing
...to get enough material for a human transplant operation."
The findings document for the first time the ability of common human brain cells to morph
into different cell types, a previously unknown characteristic, and are the result of the research team's long-term investigations of adult human stem...
Compounds Found In The Vegetable Broccoli Could Have Anti-Cancer Properties
Researchers isolated compounds called glucosinolates from broccoli sprouts. During chopping, chewing and digestion, these phytochemicals morph
into isothiocyanates – the anti-cancer compounds - but researchers used an enzymatic process to convert the glucosinolates to isothiocyanates. They th...