developmental biology

Intense light reduces heart attack risks


April 26th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Intense white light may be the latest way to prevent heart attacks besides other ways like cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), aspirin and clot-busters, according to a study."The ... Read more...

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Enzyme trips fertility, triggers miscarriage


October 17th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 17 (IANS) An enzyme that acts as a fertility switch could trip conception in women or cause a miscarriage depending on its high or low levels.The findings could ... Read more...

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Tweaking plants’ bio-clock can revolutionise food output


September 4th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Tweaking the biological clock of plants could make global food shortages a thing of the past. "Farmers are limited by the seasons, but by understanding the ... Read more...

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Scientists discover potential new drug therapy for kidney diseases


April 27th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Scientists at the Department of Molecular, Cellular andDevelopmental Biology and the Neuroscience Research Institute at UCSB havediscovered a potential new drug therapy for patients with kidney ... Read more...

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Lens-less microscope produces sharp 3-D images


April 25th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) A lens-less microscope small enough to sit on the palm of your hand has enough punch to create 3D images of miniscule samples. The technique demonstrates ... Read more...

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Zebrafish offers skin cancer clues


April 6th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 6 (ANI): Zebrafish has offered new hope to people with melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer.Researchers identified SETDB1 as a new gene that promotes the growth of melanoma and ... Read more...

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Enzyme essential for healthy lung development discovered


March 30th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Scientists have provided the first evidence that Eya1 protein phosphatase is a crucial regulator of the development of embryonic lung epithelial stem cells.The correct functioning of lung epithelium ... Read more...

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How smells are detected and processed by the brain


March 26th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a previously unknown step in how odors are detected and processed by the brain.The four year study, focusing on how mice respond to odors, showed ... Read more...

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How chickens ‘keep their cool’


March 16th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): The Transylvanian naked neck chicken - once dubbed a Churkey or a Turken because of its hybrid appearance - owes its distinctive look to a complex genetic mutation, ... Read more...

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Mimosa plant ‘to inspire adaptive structures of the future’


February 21st, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Robots could soon change shape like elephant trunks or snakes to manoeuvre under a bridge or through a tunnel and airplanes could change the shape of their wings ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate molecule that helps produce proteins


February 15th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a molecular assistant called Spy that helps bugs produce proteins for medical and industrial purposes.Bacteria are widely used to manufacture proteins used in medicine and ... Read more...

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Will the Woolly mammoth be brought back to life?


February 5th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Feb 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Japanese scientist has an ambitious plan to bring the Woolly mammoth back to life.The scientist, Professor Akani Iritani of Kyoto University told reporters that there ... Read more...

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New molecule may save brain cells from neurodegeneration, stroke


January 19th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A molecule that can make brain cells resistant to programmed cell death or apoptosis has been discovered by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The ... Read more...

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Extinct woolly mammoth could be reborn in four years


January 14th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) The long extinct woolly mammoth could be resurrected in under four years, thanks to cloning technology breakthrough. Previous efforts in the 1990s to recover nuclei in cells ... Read more...

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Special molecule helps plants ‘remember’ winter and bloom in spring


December 8th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Texas, Austin has discovered the role of a key molecule that plays in a plant's ability to remember winter, and therefore bloom in ... Read more...

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Cages affect mice brain


July 18th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) The type of cage that mice are kept in worldwide can profoundly alter their brains and greatly affect the accuracy of research. "This could explain some of the ... Read more...

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Mice cages alter brains, affect scientific research


July 17th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers at the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus have found that the brains of mice used in laboratories worldwide can be profoundly affected ... Read more...

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Brain regulatory gene identified


July 2nd, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Scientists have identified a gene that seems to be a master regulator of human brain development. The human brain is a marvel of nature with more than 100 billion ... Read more...

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Scientists identify gene regulating human brain development


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have identified a single gene that seems to be a master regulator of human brain development, guiding undifferentiated stem cells down tightly ... Read more...

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Genetically modified ’sick pigs’ created to cure human diseases


June 17th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Scottish scientists, who created Dolly the cloned sheep, have now produced pigs that are genetically modified to suffer from incurable human diseases - so they can be used ... Read more...

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Treatment for baldness: Australian scientists discover key gene


May 24th, 2010 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 24 (IANS) Australian scientists claim to have discovered a gene responsible for baldness in women which may lead to an effective treatment for hair loss. Researchers at the University of Melbourne ... Read more...

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Diapers’ contents may help detect intestinal disease in kids


February 23rd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Life threatening intestinal problems in babies could soon be detected with the help of their diapers' contents, say researchers.This medical test, initially researched for aging adults, also could ... Read more...

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Found: Molecular route to regenerate organ tissue


February 16th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a molecular pathway that works through the immune system to regenerate damaged kidney tissues. The breakthrough may lead to new therapies for repairing injury in a ... Read more...

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Molecular pathway for organ tissue regeneration, repair discovered


February 16th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A molecular pathway that works through the immune system to regenerate damaged kidney tissues and may lead to new therapies for repairing injury in a number of organs ... Read more...

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How mosquitoes smell their human prey


February 4th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Researchers at Yale University have discovered over two dozen scent receptors in malaria-transmitting mosquitoes that detect compounds in human sweat.The study, which may help in the development of ... Read more...

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Effects of genetic defect in myotonic muscular dystrophy revealed


January 25th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): In a new research on the genetic defect behind myotonic muscular dystrophy, scientists have found that the mutation disrupts an array of metabolic pathways in muscle cells through ... Read more...

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Scientists catch evolution in the act


January 1st, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, January 1 (ANI): An international team of scientists has directly measured for the first time the speed with which new mutations occur in plants, thus capturing evolution in the act.The team ... Read more...

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Protein that keeps stem cells poised for action identified


December 25th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a protein that appears to play a critical role in keeping stem cells poised to quickly become more specialized ... Read more...

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Mystery behind human walking unravelled


December 21st, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Ever wondered why a human baby needs an year to start walking, while a newborn foal is up and about soon after birth? A team of researchers from ... Read more...

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Brain cells rewire to memorise new tasks


November 30th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) Brain cells memorise a new task by rewiring themselves as soon as it is performed, says a new study. University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) researchers made detailed observations ... Read more...

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New brain connections form rapidly during motor learning


November 30th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study conducted on mice has shown that new connections begin to form between brain cells almost immediately as they learn a new task.The research team from ... Read more...

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Scientists create lung tissue from human embryonic stem cells


November 5th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists from Free University of Brussels, Belgium have successfully created lung tissue with human embryonic stem cells.The new discovery would provide an alternative to ... Read more...

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Master mechanism behind regeneration of body parts discovered


October 20th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Using zebrafish as a model, researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered how the process of regeneration of body parts works.Some animals have the unique ability to ... Read more...

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2 Indian Americans win $500,000 MacArthur fellowships


September 22nd, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Two Indian Americans, one a computer scientist and the other a mathematician, are among 24 winners of the prestigious MacArthur fellowships offering talented individuals unprecedented freedom ... Read more...

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Spare gene in fish provides raw materials for evolution of new traits


September 4th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 4 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have discovered that a duplicate copy of a gene involved in embryonic development of fish has taken up a newer role in the ... Read more...

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