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Study Refutes Depression Gene Finding

... System. Young has conducted two experiments, both of which showed that this mutation had an effect on brain structure. But it's still difficult to untangle how this effect arose. The authors of the new study warned that a research strategy that tries to tie genes with environmental factors may be fraug...

Show Mom and Dad You Care Every Day of the Year; Give the Gift of Health Advocacy this Mother's and Father's Days

...Dad would have their own lifeline to navigate the healthcare system. Each member is assigned a Personal Health Proponent (PHP) who is on call daily to untangle medical bills, find specialists, schedule appointments, answer general medical care questions, locate eldercare, and much more. And each PHP is an exp...

Dialysis Patients Do Better at Higher Altitudes

...ave a 12 percent to 15 percent lower mortality rate than their lowland counterparts. This information is immediately valuable in helping scientists untangle the biochemistry of kidney function and raising questions to be answered by future research. "This information helps us understand what's happening...

Brains of Bulimia Patients Wired Differently

...pisodes (vomiting and taking laxatives being among the more common behaviors), primarily affects girls and women. Researchers are just beginning to untangle the neurochemistry of eating disorders. "Patients with bulimia nervosa are very impulsive, not only in an inability to stop eating everything in fr...

Researchers Find Genes That Influence West Nile Virus

...ill provide a road map for other people to ask these types of questions." Another expert pointed out that the researchers have basically started to untangle how the virus uses the host's cellular processes to replicate. "The finding has good potential to provide us with novel targets in humans that can...

Homosexual behavior due to genetics and environmental factors

...ation-based survey of all adult (20-47 years old) twins in Sweden. Studies of identical twins and non-identical, or fraternal, twins are often used to untangle the genetic and environmental factors responsible for a trait. While identical twins share all of their genes and their entire environment, fraternal ...

ADHD Gene Doesn't Predict Response to Drugs

...following a rational logic, and the sample size is impressive." More to the point, he said, the study design paves the way for other researchers to untangle the complexity of ADHD. More information For more on ADHD, visit the National Institute of Mental Health . SOURCES: ...

Vaccine/antibody therapy effective, milder side effects in melanoma and ovarian cancer

... side effects. The study, to be published online by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the week of Feb. 18, reflects efforts to untangle the benefits of monoclonal antibody therapy from its drawbacks, which result from a too-aggressive immune system assault on normal, healthy tissue. Be...

DNA with a twist: New company to search for cancer drugs and antibiotics

... becomes tangled as a result of various cellular processes, such as replication, which ultimately stops these processes continuing. DNA topoisomerases untangle it. Without them cells die, says Inspiralis co-founder Dr Nicolas Burton. Topoisomerases are already targets for several drugs, including a...

Targeting gut bugs could revolutionize future drugs, say researcher

...nt focus of most drug development programmes, could provide an array of uncharted possibilities for fighting disease. Much research is still needed to untangle the precise role played by each different type of bug. Professor Jeremy Nicholson, one of the authors of the Perspective from the Department of Bio...
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MIT probe may help untangle cells' signaling pathways

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--MIT researchers have designed a new type of probe that can image thousands of interactions between proteins inside a living cell, giving them a tool to untangle the web of signaling pathways that control most of a cell's activities. "We can use this to identify new protein par...

Salk scientists untangle steroid hormone signaling in plants

When given extra shots of the plant steroid brassinolide, plants "pump up" like major league baseball players do on steroids. Tracing brassinolide's signal deep into the cell's nucleus, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have unraveled how the growth-boosting hormone accomplis...

Knee injuries may start with strain on the brain, not the muscles

...st research and prevention of ACL injuries focuses below the waist in a controlled lab setting, but the U-M approach looks a bit north and attempts to untangle the brain's role in movements in a random, realistic and complex sports environments. The findings could have big implications for training program...

Free online toolkit provides standard measures for genome and population studies

.... "The PhenX toolkit will allow researchers to more easily combine and compare results across a wide range of studies, strengthening our efforts to untangle the complex genetic and environmental roots of common diseases," said Alan E. Guttmacher, M.D., acting director of NHGRI. Cross-study comparisons c...

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists trace a novel way cells are disrupted in cancer

... treatment. Cancers are enormously complex, and eventually, in most instances, they find ways of disrupting a large fraction of cellular processes. To untangle and reverse the changes, researchers seek to identify sequences of events in which molecules each affect one another in turn, ultimately inducing canc...

Woolly-mammoth gene study changes extinction theory

...olecular analysis of entire collections seems now possible, an effort that the team calls "Museomics." "We plan to continue using our techniques to untangle the secrets of populations that lived long ago and to learn what it might have taken for them to survive," Schuster said. "Many of us also have a per...

Sugar linkage could lead to better treatment for autoimmune diseases

...inear and thus relatively easy to sequence, bush-shaped carbohydrates have proved challenging. With sequential mass spectrometry, we systematically untangle this bush, says Reinhold. We take it down to the trunk then try to put it back together to determine its structure. Reinhold and Glycomics Center r...

Genetic tags reveal secrets of memories' staying power in mice

...nt the specific cellular components that sustain a specific memory in genetically-engineered mice. "Remarkably, this research demonstrates a way to untangle precisely which cells and connections are activated by a particular memory," said NIMH Director Thomas Insel, M.D. "We are actually learning the molec...

Cigarette after Valentine snuggle deadlier for some

...s of medicine. When we were younger, we learned how genes gave us a certain hair or eye color. But we are increasingly finding that our ability to untangle a persons genes can help us understand why some get certain diseases and some dont. I wouldnt be surprised if theres a similar gene variation that pre...

US-French research team to barcode an entire ecosystem

...ey've been on Moorea, and thus how they likely arrived," said Moritz. "The whole history of this island is one of invasion, and this project will help untangle a bit of that history." At the end of the three-year project, the Moorea Biocode Project will have sequenced a whole tropical ecosystem. "Like the ...
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