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New method reveals how cancerous tumors evolve and spread


March 14th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 14 (ANI): A new method of analyzing cancerous tumors suggests that tumors may not evolve gradually, but rather in punctuated or staccato-like bursts.The finding has shed new light on the ... Read more...

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Scientists shed light on cellular basis of depression


February 24th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists have identified hyperactive cells in a tiny brain structure that may play an important role in depression.The research, conducted in rats, is helping to reveal a ... Read more...

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Scientists get closer to understanding how brain’s ‘hearing center’ works


October 19th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Scientists have taken a step closer in unravelling the mystery-how our aural world is based on the frequencies of sounds.A team of scientists led by Anthony Zador of ... Read more...

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‘Light-smelling’ mice may explain how we distinguish between scents


October 18th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Harvard University neurobiologists have created mice that can 'smell' light, a study that could help researchers better understand the neural basis of olfaction.Venkatesh N. Murthy and his colleagues ... Read more...

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US lawmaker demands reversal of embryonic stem cell research ban


August 28th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 28 (ANI): A member of the US Congress Steve Israel has challenged his colleagues to pass legislation to reverse a recent federal court decision that brought embryonic stem cell ... Read more...

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Gene’s role in breast-tumor growth unlocked


May 2nd, 2010 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new research helps explain why breast-milk cells lose their structure, causing them to clump up in strange ways and sometimes become cancer tumors.With the support of Chen ... Read more...

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Memory-melting protein key to forgetfulness


February 20th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Scientists have identified a protein that regulates forgetting of short-term memories, such as a new phone number or the name of a new acquaintance.A research team led by ... Read more...

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Protein that regulates forgetting of short-term memories discovered


February 19th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists have identified a protein that regulates forgetting of short-term memories, such as a new phone number or the name of a new acquaintance.A research team led by ... Read more...

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Drug candidate for treating spinal muscular atrophy identified


November 5th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a chemical cousin of the common antibiotic tetracycline that might be useful in treating spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a currently incurable disease that is the ... Read more...

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Rare mutation that dramatically increases schizophrenia risk identified


October 26th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): An international team of scientists has identified a mutation on human chromosome 16 that dramatically raises risk for schizophrenia.The mutation in question is what scientists call a ... Read more...

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Modern humans, Neanderthals ‘had sex’


October 25th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Neanderthals had sex with modern humans across the species barrier, claims a leading geneticist.Using DNA retrieved from fossils, Professor Svante Paabo, director of genetics at the renowned Max ... Read more...

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Protein that enhances long-term memory identified


October 2nd, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have identified a protein that helps preserve memory even during rest intervals.The students, who study a lot, realize that what they ... Read more...

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Protein that boost long-term memory identified


October 2nd, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have discovered a protein that boosts long-term memory in people by controlling their rest intervals.The study, carried out by researchers led ... Read more...

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Short- and long-term memories require same gene, but in different brain circuits


August 18th, 2009 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 18 (ANI): Conducting experiments on fruit flies, a group of scientists have found that long-term and short-term memories are stored very differently because they depend upon the activity of a ... Read more...

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‘DNA Sudoku’ to revolutionise genome sequencing, medical genetics


June 25th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Sudoku, the popular mathematics puzzle that has taken people by storm, is now set to revolutionize the world of genome sequencing and the field of medical genetics, according ... Read more...

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Isolated birds learn ‘wild-type’ song over several generations


May 4th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): Highlighting the role of genetics in the development of culture, a new study have found that a bird raised in isolation will, over several generations, produce a song ... Read more...

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Protein that controls cell shape to prevent breast cancer identified


November 27th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 27 (ANI): Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have found that a protein called Scribble is an important regulator of breast cancer. The researchers have revealed that they originally ... Read more...

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Novel cost-effective screen test can speed up cancer genes discovery


November 19th, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 19 (ANI): Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have devised a cost-effective screen test that can speed up the rate of discovering cancer-related genes and validating their function ... Read more...

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New drug target against virulent type of breast cancer identified


August 26th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have identified an enzyme called Brk - shown to be an accelerator of HER2-positive tumours - that may serve as a ... Read more...

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Body puts cells ”under arrest” to protect against liver disease


August 22nd, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have found that a stable form of cell-cycle arrest, known to offer potent protection against cancer, also limits liver fibrosis ... Read more...

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How the brain distinguishes fact from fiction


August 12th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): All of us possess some intuitive sense; we know our convictions from our mere hunches. This sense of confidence, or lack thereof, is critical to our success, ... Read more...

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Over-expression of an enzyme cuts Alzheimer’’s-like plaques in fly brain


July 16th, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Experiments on fruit flies have revealed that over-expression of an enzyme in the brain can reduce the telltale deposits causally linked with Alzheimer''s disease, say US scientists. ... Read more...

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Link between tumour suppressor gene and liver cancer traced


June 4th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have found a link between tumour suppressor gene and liver cancer.In the study, the researchers have not only confirmed that ... Read more...

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Molecular scaffold that guides connection between brain cells unravelled


May 21st, 2008 - 6:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have found that brain cells called glia are a kind of scaffold that direct the growth of nerve fibres and ... Read more...

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Stem cells discovered for the first time in the pituitary


April 29th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 29 (ANI): A research team, led by scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, have for the first time identified stem cells that allow the pituitary glands to grow ... Read more...

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Scientists identify mechanism that helps fruit flies lock-in memories


March 30th, 2008 - 11:35 am ICT by admin
Washington, March 30 (ANI): Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) say that they have identified a protein in fruit flies that alters the strength of synaptic connections called plasticity, which ... Read more...

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Gene mutation may be underlying cause of schizophrenia


March 28th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Washington and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories have found a link between genetic errors and schizophrenia.Schizophrenia is a debilitating psychiatric disorder in which ... Read more...

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Biological clock of plants is sensitive to nutrient status


March 16th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 16 (ANI): An international team of researchers have identified that the master gene controlling the biological clock in plants is sensitive to nutrient status.The study was conducted by a ... Read more...

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Scientists demonstrate how regulation of genes governs metabolism


February 24th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) are working towards showing that gene-regulatory network governs fundamental life processes, including metabolism.The study, performed on simple model organisms like yeast ... Read more...

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Normal genes too play a role in cancer growth


February 1st, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by admin
London, February 1 (ANI): Two teams of US researchers have identified genes that are normally present in specific cancers, and appear to play a significant role in the diseases progression.The findings ... Read more...

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Heres how we focus on one sound in a noisy environment


January 30th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) might help explain how we are able to focus on one particular sound among many in ... Read more...

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Epeius Biotechnologies Applauds the Belated Scholarship of Their Academic Contemporaries in 2007, As Targeted Gene Therapy Comes of Age in Clinical Medicine


December 30th, 2007 - 12:23 am ICT by admin
SAN MARINO, Calif. - Dec. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today their appreciation of the accomplishments of their contemporaries in 2007, a truly remarkable year in terms of biomedical ... Read more...

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Brain stem cells exceptionally sensitive to cosmic radiation


December 12th, 2007 - 2:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 12 (ANI): Keeping in mind the importance of preventing astronauts from harmful effects of space radiation during extended missions to the Moon or Mars, scientists have shown that radiation targets ... Read more...

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