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Gene Tweak Reverses Aging in Mouse Skin Cells

It's a long way from this to a human 'fountain of youth,' however THURSDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've been able to temporarily return old skin cells to their youthful state by blocking the activity of a single gene. "This gene gets more and more active with...

BurrellesLuce White Paper Gives Advice on Turning Twitter Connections Into Community Building Blocks

...re the resulting coverage to track and understand how their efforts are playing out in the social media. "From there, you can either replicate or tweak your initiatives to ensure you're making the maximum impact possible." "From Twitterviews to Tweetups: Putting the Social in Media"...

How to De-Stress a Recession-Riddled Life

...this "helps the heart stay open." And she believes it will also help you reconnect with feelings of hope. Follow traditional de-stress advice, but tweak it . To de-stress, people are supposed to exercise, eat right, find a way to calm down. But it's crucial to find the technique or techniques that work...

A Fat That May Keep You Thin

...tend to be, experts say. That's because brown fat helps regulate body temperature by generating heat. And according to experts, insights on how to tweak brown fat's magic qualities could lead to anti-obesity treatments. "The general public and most scientists didn't know this existed," said Dr. Aaro...

Genes Help Cancer-Linked Viruses Elude Immune System

... Pathogens such as HPV tweak their DNA to escape detection, study suggests TUESDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- The DNA of cancer-related viruses may actually change t...

Hopes for AIDS Vaccine Still Alive Despite Setbacks

...s. "We are going to be better served to try and find out the basics of what the immune response is to HIV, what the limitations are, and how we can tweak or change that, or come up with something entirely new," said Rowena Johnston, vice president of research at the Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) ...

Brain 'Master Switch' May Control Appetite, Fertility

... responsible for an inheritable risk factor for gaining weight," said Montminy. Montminy thinks that this research could lead to new therapies that tweak mutated and inefficient TORC genes. "TORC1 is regulated by phosphate handling enzymes called kinases, and kinases often make for very good drug tar...

Yeast gives rise to new concept: cell fuel is 'brains' behind division

...und healing and plant or crop production, Bryk noted. If we can understand the basic pathway that regulates cell division, we can think of ways to tweak the different steps in that path with therapeutics to help people who have problems with these high-energy organs, she said. Polymenis said the re...

New Proteins That Help HIV Grow Identified

...ns of many of the 273 proteins. "We're closing in on a systems level understanding of HIV, which opens new therapeutic avenues. We might be able to tweak various parts of the system to disrupt (HIV) propagation without making our own cells sick," Elledge said. More information The U.S. Centers f...

Men with bladder exstrophy report robust sex lives, but women fare worse, Hopkins study shows

...senior investigator Yegappan Lakshmanan, M.D., a urologist at Hopkins Childrens. Armed with this new knowledge from the study, we will now go back and tweak the techniques we use in women to make sure we prevent at least some of the complications that cause sexual dysfunction later in life. One fairly c...
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Genetics Determine Optimal Drug Dose of Common Anticoagulant

...farin and then continually monitor a patient's International Normalized Ratio (INR) value (a measure of how fast the blood clots), during treatment to tweak the dosage by trial and error. For the first time, a group of St. Louis researchers combined the standard INR method with genetic testing to predict...
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Brain tweak lets sleep-deprived flies stay sharp

St. Louis, July 31, 2008 Staying awake slows down our brains, scientists have long recognized. Mental performance is at its peak after sleep but inevitably trends downward throughout the day, and sleep deprivation only worsens these effects. For the first time, researchers at Washington Unive...

High carbon dioxide levels cause abnormally large fish ear bones

... better with larger otoliths then there's no great concern. But fish have evolved to have their bodies the way they are. The assumption is that if you tweak them in a certain way it's going to change the dynamics of how the otolith helps the fish stay upright, navigate and survive." In addition to servi...

In India: A search for more effective tuberculosis drugs

... found a new class of enzymes that are critical for an early phase of the lipid-building process. Called fatty acyl-AMP ligases (FAALs), these enzymes tweak fatty acids so that a second class of enzymes can string them together like bulbs on a strand of Christmas lights. In their most recent study, Gokha...

MIT creates tiny backpacks for cells

... magnetic field. Because the polymer synthesis and assembly takes place before the patches are attached to cells, there is plenty of opportunity to tweak the process to improve the polymers' effectiveness and ensure they won't be toxic to cells, the researchers say. ...

Simple chemical procedure augments therapeutic potential of stem cells

...d cells in mice. "We need to confirm that this rolling behavior translates into increased homing and tissue repair," explains Karp. "We may need to tweak the cells further." "This is definitely an approach that should be tried," adds Pamela Robey, chief of the Craniofacial and Skeletal Diseases Branc...

Researchers discover critical detail of cellular defense against genetic mistakes

...RNA decay (NMD) that determines which mRNAs are fit to serve as protein templates and sees to the destruction of those with flaws. Researchers hope to tweak the process such that it catches more genetic errors in some cases, or leaves more templates for helpful proteins in place in others, based on the dis...

Unique porous copper structure enables new generation of military micro-detonators

...annel sizes as small as a few microns with structural components that have nanoscale pores. Based on feedback from the Navy scientists, Nadler can tweak the structures to help optimize the overall device known as a fuze which controls when and where a munition will explode. We are now able to li...

Men shed light on the mystery of human longevity, study finds

...nt explaining why people live into old age. Unlike previous research on human reproduction, this study-for the first time-includes data on males, a tweak that allowed the researchers to begin answering the "wall of death" question by matching it to human mortality patterns. According to Puleston, earlie...

UCI and CODA Genomics collaborate to re-engineer yeast for biofuel production

...thanol. Researchers at UCIs Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics (IGB) are using CODA Genomics patented gene-protein-production algorithms to tweak the genetic structure of a yeast strain called Saccharomyces. It has the potential to efficiently turn switchgrass, hemp, corn, wood and other natura...

Genetics determine optimal drug dose of common anticoagulant

...rfarin and then continually monitor a patients International Normalized Ratio (INR) value (a measure of how fast the blood clots), during treatment to tweak the dosage by trial and error. For the first time, a group of St. Louis researchers combined the standard INR method with genetic testing to predi...
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Physicists tweak quantum force, reducing barrier to tiny devices

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Cymbals don't clash of their own accord in our world, anyway. But the quantum world is bizarrely different. Two metal plates, placed almost infinitesimally close together, spontaneously attract each other. What seems like magic is known as the Casimir force, and it has be...

McGill physicists find a new state of matter in a 'transistor'

...est ultra-low temperature experiments in 2005, however, no one predicted the existence of quasi-three-dimensional electron crystals. "We decided to tweak the two-dimensionality by applying a very large magnetic field, using the largest magnet in the world at the Magnet Lab in Florida," he said. "You onl...

Bottoms up: Better organic semiconductors for printable electronics

... Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Seoul National University (SNU) have learned how to tweak a new class of polymer-based semiconductors to better control the location and alignment of the components of the blend. Their recent resultshow to mo...

Massive reanalysis of genome data solves case of the lethal genes

...row away, the gaps of information keeping us from finishing an assembly, Rubin said. We identified a set of genes that, if you add another copy or you tweak its expression, the host dies. The genes we categorized, while providing us a lesson in the evolutionary history of the organism, now suggest a sh...

Artificial intelligence and healthcare technology

...o prioritize criteria. But unlike a neural net, the KEEL programming engine allows skilled people to program in their own decision-making criteria and tweak the system until KEELs decision-making matches their own. John Byrnes, executive managing director of Milwaukee private equity investment firm Maso...

Irish flute passion drives e-commerce spirit for Eaton techie

...ciated with creating the flute and create a product that would retail for about $100. Then, Polczynski's colleague would take the unfinished flute and tweak it until it sounded like a traditional Irish instrument. They would use their Web site to sell the finished product to traditional Irish musicians for...

My 50 cents: Web sites and pinball machines

...encourage ongoing play, Although most Web sites collect detail information about visitors, few companies use the information on an ongoing basis to tweak the site for its visitors. Data collected on the pages that customers visit and the pages where customers abandon the site help identify whether the W...

Could Tommy Thompsons next stop be Transportation, Homeland Security, or the private sector?

...equirements, however, there wouldnt be many people better qualified. Thompson runs for governor in 2006 (50:1 against) While he occasionally may tweak Gov. Jim Doyle, thats the mischievous side of Thompson, not the serious side. While he wont rule it out, returning to the East Wing of the Capitol in ...

New battery technology helps stimulate nerves

...lithium ions flow between the battery's positive and negative electrodes. "The battery requires something the ions can go through easily. We had to tweak the (organosilicon) molecules to get higher conductivity and stability," says West. A critical advantage of the new battery technology is lifespan:...
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