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Link Between Hepatitis C And Liver Cancer Unraveled By Scientists

The exact mechanism by which Hepatitis C could cause liver cancers is has been very poorly understood in the previous years. Researchers from the University of Texas have now discovered a biochemical pathway// believed to play a key role in the association between liver cancer and Hepatitis C. The ...

Just spice it up!!!!! Anti bacterial effects of spices unraveled in the West

The West is now sitting up and taking in the aroma of Indian cuisine. The inseparable part of Indian kitchens, the spices are now the subjects of research by scientists at the Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Dr. Daniel Y. C. Fung and colleagues who conducted the study opine that cinna...

Feedback Loop Governing Ovarian Development Unraveled

In a study to be published in the August 27 Advance Online issue of the journal Nature, the signals in feedback loop governing ovarian development have been unraveled by// scientists at NYU School of Medicine. Feedback loops are abound in biology and are not well understood. They are essential as...

Mystery behind the Formation of Vertebral Precursors Unraveled

Snail belongs to the extensively studied family of transcription factors. The Snail factors are known to control the transition of the epithelium to a mesenchyme state in cancer. //They are thought to play a role in controlling tumor invasion. Jacqueline Kim Dale, Ph.D., formerly a Senior Resea...

Mystery behind Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Unraveled

A new study said that complex regional pain syndrome is a neurological disorder caused by continuous nerve injury affecting small fibers which has the ability to sense pain. // This syndrome includes all the post-traumatic limb pain and other disturbances that continue even though the injury has...

March of Dimes Awards $250,000 Prize to Scientists Unraveling the Causes of Muscular Dystrophy

...r Chair of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and Director of the Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center. His work unraveled the molecular mechanisms of muscular dystrophies. Dr. Kunkel, also a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, is professor of Pediatrics and Genetics ...

Researchers detail how aging undermines bone healing

... Researchers have unraveled crucial details of how aging causes broken bones to heal slowly, or not at all, according to study results published today in the Journal of Bone and...

PAREXEL Reports Preliminary Second Quarter Results

...aying their bills, and indicated to PAREXEL that it had secured venture-backed financing to cover its commitments. However, their financing syndicate unraveled as a result of the global financial crisis, and they were unable to close a planned financing round under their committed capital agreements." Mr...

Redesigned protein accelerates blood clotting

... freeze-dried to convert it into powder and added to saline before it can be injected into the body. A small but significant portion of the protein is unraveled or broken up during this bruising process, but a more durable version could mean the delivery of more active protein by the time it hits the body, res...

Researchers identify toehold for HIV's assault on brain

... Scientists have unraveled in unprecedented detail the cascade of events that go wrong in brain cells affected by HIV, a virus whose assault on the nervous system continues unab...

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Stroke Study Reveals a Key Target For Improving Treatment

...m Branch at Karolinska Institutet, comments, "Our research group identified the growth factor PDGF-CC ten years ago and we are now very excited having unraveled a mechanism in the brain involving this factor, which potentially will be a revolution in the treatment of stroke. Together with our clinical colleagu...
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The genetics of the white horse unraveled

The white horse is an icon for dignity which has had a huge impact on human culture across the world. An international team led by researchers at Uppsala University has now identified the mutation causing this spectacular trait and show that white horses carry an identical mutation that can be tra...

Scientists uncork a potential secret of red wine's health benefits

... Scientists from Scotland and Singapore have unraveled a mystery that has perplexed scientists since red wine was first discovered to have health benefits: how does resveratrol control inflammation? New re...

Munich researchers discover new target for tailored antibiotics

...an alternate mechanism for producing these important substances. Now, this special pathway may spell doom for those bacteria. The TUM researchers have unraveled the structural basis of the terminal step in bacterial isoprene synthesis. The crucial enzyme has a most unusual structure, similar to a three-leaf cl...

March of Dimes awards $250,000 prize to scientists unraveling the causes of muscular dystrophy

...r Chair of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and Director of the Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center. His work unraveled the molecular mechanisms of muscular dystrophies. Dr. Kunkel, also a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, is professor of Pediatrics and Genetics ...

HWI scientist first in world to unravel structure of key breast cancer target enzyme

... been developed using trial and error methods resulting in greater vulnerability to contraindications and side effects. "Now that the Ghosh Lab has unraveled the molecular details of aromatase, drugs can be designed to specifically target aromoatase," Dr. Walter A. Pangborn, Executive Vice President at HWI,...

In just 5 years, gene discovery to clinical trial of potential treatment

...s cutting-edge basic research on the Lamin proteins in the cell nucleus. Lamins were first described in the 1950s, and their protein structure was unraveled in the 1970s. The biochemistry of lamin A/C processing was characterized in the 1980s. Until the late 1990s, however, funding for nuclear lamina r...

No place like home: New theory for how salmon, sea turtles find their birthplace

...s mystified scientists for more than a century. But marine biologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill think they might finally have unraveled the secret. At the beginning of their lives, salmon and sea turtles may read the magnetic field of their home area and "imprint" on it, according t...

Stroke study reveals key target for improving treatment and suggests that Gleevec may help

...tute at the Karolinska Institutet, comments, "Our research group identified the growth factor PDGF-CC ten years ago and we are now very excited having unraveled a mechanism in the brain involving this factor, which potentially will be a revolution in the treatment of stroke. Together with our clinical colleagu...

Media highlights for February in Biophysical Journal

...rce, the speed of translocation is not uniform; and that a molecule twice as long does not take twice, but four times longer to translocate. Having unraveled the memory effects of the molecule, we are in a pivotal position to devise new methods to suppress or enhance these memory effects --- and consequentl...

December GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

...ng of cinder cones to determine the precise relationship between sediment flux and slope steepness. Cinder cones allow this complex relationship to be unraveled because their initial shapes are known at precise times in the geologic past. Tethyan oceanic currents and climate gradients 300 m.y. ago Lu...
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CU researchers shed light on light-emitting nanodevice

... An interdisciplinary team of Cornell nanotechnology researchers has unraveled some of the fundamental physics of a material that holds promise for light-emitting, flexible semiconductors. The discovery, which involved years of...
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