embryonic development

Scientists show how infection fighting cells form


July 10th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 10 (IANS) Scientists have shown for the first time how an important class of immune cells, which spur development of antibodies to fight infections, comes into being.'Follicular dendritic ... Read more...

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Scientists shed new light on proteins in brain fluids


March 12th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that proteins in fluids bathing the brain are essential for building it.The finding promises to advance research related to neurological disease, cancer and stem cells.Before ... Read more...

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Protein discovery could lead to better autoimmune disease, cancer drugs


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): The discovery that a single protein called FADD controls multiple cell death pathways could lead to better, more targeted autoimmune disease and cancer drugs.Jianke Zhang at Thomas Jefferson ... Read more...

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Scientists discover protein that arrests cancer-spreading enzyme


January 4th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists at The University of Texas have discovered a protein that arrests an enzyme that may worsen and spread cancer.They also found that the same deactivation of the ... Read more...

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Arsenic-based agent shuts down hard-to-treat cancers


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): An arsenic-based agent already FDA-approved for a type of leukemia may be helpful in another hard-to-treat cancer, Ewing's Sarcoma (ES), say scientists at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer ... Read more...

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Filming embryos could double chances of IVF success


October 5th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 5 (ANI): A new screening technique can double the chances of IVF success by filming the first 48 hours of an embryo's development and pinpoints, which embryos will continue to ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist identifies breast cancer ‘culprit’


August 18th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): A research team led by an Indian-origin scientist has identified an accomplice in breast cancer - a switch that can set off a cascade of reactions orchestrated by ... Read more...

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Sea squirt study offers insight into early development of human embryos


July 31st, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): In a study on model organism Ciona intestinalis, commonly known as the sea squirt, researchers have uncovered the origin of the heart-jaw connection in vertebrates - a discovery ... Read more...

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Mammals with larger brain sizes live longer: Study


July 16th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A new study claims that mammals with larger brains in relation to body size tend to live longer.One existing hypothesis suggests that a larger brain provides more flexibility ... Read more...

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Folate could prevent alcohol-induced congenital heart defects in mice


May 25th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): High levels of the B-vitamin folate (folic acid) could prevent heart birth defects induced by alcohol exposure in early pregnancy, a condition known as foetal alcohol syndrome, according ... Read more...

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New technique can control cell movement with light in organisms


May 17th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): Looking for cancer cure, scientists have developed a new technique that uses light to manipulate the activity of a protein at precise times and places within a living ... Read more...

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Proteins that regulate early embryonic development identified


May 13th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): American scientists analysing the chromosome 22q.11 deletion syndrome have identified proteins that play a key role in early embryonic development.Though the findings of the research do not currently ... Read more...

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Key step for regulating embryonic development discovered


April 23rd, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Researchers have identified a mechanism that turns developmental genes off and on as an embryo matures.Dr. Edward T.H. Yeh at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer ... Read more...

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Mechanism for mate selection revealed


April 19th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Solving the mystery about the mechanism behind sexual mate selection, scientists at Universite de Montreal have discovered a molecular switch that becomes activated in response to a potential ... Read more...

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Female wallabies’ presence sends males’ testosterone soaring


April 16th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 16 (ANI): It's the presence of fertile females, not the season, that sends testosterone in male tammar wallabies soaring, a new study has found.In the study, Marilyn Renfree of the ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to more effective stem cell therapies for leukemia


February 15th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists at UC San Diego say they have taken a critical first step for the development of safer and more effective stem cell therapies for patients with leukemia, ... Read more...

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Human skin grown from stem cells can help burns victims


November 20th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): A new method of using human embryonic stem cells to create new skin could help serious burns victims, according to French researchers.The researchers have claimed that the stem ... Read more...

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Boffins identify ‘cross-talk’ mechanism that contributes to colorectal cancer


November 14th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Scientists from University of Wisconsin-Madison School have identified what they call 'cross-talk' mechanism that appears to contribute to colorectal cancer.This molecular mechanism allows two powerful signalling pathways to ... Read more...

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Scientists produce liver cells from patients’ skin cells


October 9th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) Scientists have successfully produced liver cells from patients' skin cells, potentially opening the way to treating a range of diseases that affect the liver's functioning. The research team ... Read more...

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Scientists grow liver cells from patients’ skin cells


October 9th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee have succeeded in producing liver cells from patients' skin cells.Led by Dr. Stephen A. Duncan, ... Read more...

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Vitamin C deficiency may impair newborn babies’ mental development


September 3rd, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that vitamin C deficiency may impair the mental development of newborn babies.The study showed that guinea pigs, which lack vitamin C, have 30 ... Read more...

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How an embryonic gene may promote cancers in adults


July 29th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center have uncovered a gene that plays a key role in activating an oncogene, known as MYC, to promote cancer.The researchers have ... Read more...

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Zebrafish model helps scientists identify molecule that regulates heart size


July 6th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): University of Pittsburgh researchers say that their experiments on zebrafish have identified an enzyme inhibitor that enables the creature to increase the number of cardiac progenitor cells, and ... Read more...

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Mice cloned for the first time in Spain


June 13th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Making one of the biggest breakthroughs in cloning, researchers at the Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) have become the first ... Read more...

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Embryo’s heartbeat triggers blood stem cell formation


May 14th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers have found that heartbeat and blood circulation play key role in the formation of blood cells in embryos.The finding might provide an answer ... Read more...

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Immune cells in rheumatoid arthritis patients have prematurely aged chromosomes


March 5th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered that T cells, or white blood cells, from patients with the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis have prematurely aged ... Read more...

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Hope for women who suffer infertility, pelvic pain during sex


January 20th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) There is some hope for women who suffer from endometriosis, infertility and pelvic pain during sex, a chronic disease that affects five to 10 million women in the ... Read more...

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Scientists provide new insights into endometriosis


January 18th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Scientists from Northwestern University''s Feinberg School of Medicine have found vital clues that may help explain the cause of endometriosis.Endometriosis is a chronic disease characterized by infertility ... Read more...

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94 percent of human genes generate multiple forms of their protein products


November 3rd, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Almost all human genes, about 94 percent, generate more than one form of their protein products by skipping or including certain sequences from the messenger RNA, say ... Read more...

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Scientists track zebrafish development cell by cell


October 10th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 10 (ANI): A team of researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, has successfully used a novel microscope to map the behaviour and movements of ... Read more...

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Scientists identify hub of fear memory in brain cells


September 29th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 29 (ANI): Experiments on mice conducted by Emory University researchers have revealed that a protein required for the earliest steps in embryonic development, beta-catenin, also plays a key role ... Read more...

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Trigger behind brains ability to learn identified


August 8th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): Neuroscientists at Children''s Hospital Boston have found that a protein called Otx 2 is key to the brains ability to learn through experience, a process scientifically known ... Read more...

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Researchers identify mechanism for nerve cell repair


June 4th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University have identified a key mechanism for the normal development of motor nerve cells (motor neurons) - cells that ... Read more...

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Smoking during pregnancy could be fatal for unborn


May 31st, 2008 - 5:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Smoking could be fatal for the unborn child, said a new study that links it with the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. "Our results provide some of the most ... Read more...

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Male seagulls more vulnerable to environment during embryonic development


May 8th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (ANI): According to a new study by British scientists, male seagulls may be more vulnerable to their environment during embryonic development than females.In many birds, siblings hatch at ... Read more...

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