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Childhood obesity link to parents

...s not exist between mothers and their sons and fathers and their daughters meaning that behavioural, rather than genetic, factors could be the key to unravelling the causes of the current obesity epidemic affecting children in the UK. The Study's Director, Professor Terry Wilkin said: "Any genetic link b...

Mathematical models of adaptive immunity

...ous factors relating to interaction between metabolism, immune system pathways, and even external factors such as diet and micro-organisms in the gut. unravelling these factors requires mathematical modelling based on data obtained from images of the processes as they actually take place in the body, combined wi...

Europe to tackle brain disorder research by linking industry, academia

...ding is reached, it will be very difficult to make further progress. Until now researchers have been deterred by the sheer extent of the problem in unravelling the complex links between multiple neurotransmitters and a range of conditions. This, said Professor Nutt, is big science on the same level as the Hum...

Not just humans benefit from animal biotechnology

... Laboratory animals are the source of major discoveries and breakthroughs in biology, not just in tackling disease but also unravelling fundamental molecular processes. Delegates at a recent research conference organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) and Wellcome Trust heard...

Scientists reveal DNA-enzyme interaction with first ever real time footage

...from the University of Cambridge have used a revolutionary Scanning Atomic Force Microscope in Japan to produce amazing footage of a protective enzyme unravelling the DNA of a virus trying to infect a bacterial host. The film is available to view at: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/media/pressreleases/video_enzyme_u...

UK Scientists Identify Gene Mutations That Trigger Breast Cancer

... or with lifestyle factors, each of which might increase the risk," he said. "We'll continue to search for more genes, but we'll also focus on unravelling this information so that we're ready to offer advice to women who may carry one or more of these faulty genes in the future," he added. ...

Biochemical Chip Solves Cell-mating Puzzle

...ls that were attempting to mate, Kss1 improved the precision of finding the partner. The researchers said their findings show the importance of unravelling the role of multiple, apparently redundant proteins that are often activated by the same message passing through a cell. They also address why cells d...

A Protein May Help In Weight Loss Treatment

...ane Finegood, scientific director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Nutrition, stated, this research is an important step for unravelling the complex biological systems controlling body weight, including mechanisms regulating blood sugar levels, food intake, and satiety meaning the feeli...
Unravelling in Biological News

FANTOM findings boost for biologists

...details please access the database ( http://fantom.gsc.riken.jp/4/edgeexpress/ ) Another study helps address major challenges in genomics including unravelling the orchestration of correct gene expression. FANTOM researchers have developed a suite of computer programs to identify chromatin conformation signat...

Scientists unlock the secrets of C. difficile's protective shell

...ngerous pathogen stick to human host cells and tissues, is revealed in part in the 1 March issue of Molecular Microbiology . Scientists hope that unravelling the secrets of this protective layer's molecular structure might reveal possible targets for new drugs to treat C. difficile infections. The 'jac...

Study links water pollution with declining male fertility

...for the Environment, said: We have been working intensively in this field for over ten years. The new research findings illustrate the complexities in unravelling chemical causation of adverse health effects in wildlife populations and re-open the possibility of a human wildlife connection in which effects seen...

Voracious sponges save reef

...oduce many substances that could contribute to the development of new medicines, antibiotics and cosmetics. However, rearing sponges is far from easy. unravelling how these sponges function could solve this problem and this research has contributed towards this. Jasper de Goeij's research was funded with a g...

EuroDYNA takes lid off the genome

... European researchers have made significant progress unravelling how genes are governed and why this sometimes goes wrong in disease. The key lies in the dynamic ever-changing structure of the chromatin, which is th...

Secrets of cooperation between trees and fungi revealed

...lance is now being revealed for the very first time. VIB researchers at Ghent University in colaboration with an international team have succeeded in unravelling the genetic code of the Laccaria bicolor fungus. This new information is crucial to our knowledge. It will lead to a better understanding of how fun...

Herpes virus link to complications in pregnancy

...ring pregnancy and pre-term birth. The research findings, published in the British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, are a major step forward in unravelling the mystery of the cause of high blood pressure in pregnancy. The research has been conducted by the South Australian Cerebral Palsy Research Group...

Genes linked with lupus are revealed, giving hope for new treatments

...uch more detail what goes wrong with the immune system so that we can design better treatments. This study represents a milestone in progress towards unravelling the secrets of the disease. "We are continuing to work on refining these genetic studies. Blood samples from patients with Lupus have helped us al...

TWAS announces 2007 prize winners

...stry department, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, has won the 2007 TWAS Prize in chemistry for his seminal contributions to unravelling the complexities of ultrafast dynamics in organized and biological assemblies. Bhattacharyyas research interests have focused on femtosecond laser spe...

Microbial biofilms evoke Jekyll & Hyde effects

..., the European Biofilm Net (EBN). The ESF workshop highlighted the huge potential and importance of biofilms, and also drew attention to exciting work unravelling the complex genetic and cellular interactions within these small yet teeming communities. As the ESF Biofilm workshops convenor Tom J. Battin, fro...
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