- Cadherin, Protocadherin And Finding Hearing's 'Holy Grail'
According to new research, two key proteins join together at the precise location where energy of motion is turned into electrical impulses. These proteins, cadherin 23 and protocadherin 15, are part of a complex of proteins called “tip links” that are on ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 5 2007 - 3:57pm
- Discovery: Nearly 350 Genes Related To Female Fertility
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found nearly 350 genes related to female fertility. Their research may open the door to much wider study in the poorly understood field of infertility. “This study gives us a way to begin to understand the ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 22 2007 - 5:03am
- Extremes In Teenage Weight
Adolescents have grown taller and put on weight over the last thirty years, but the problem of underweight teens may be worse, a study in the online open access journal BMC Public Health suggests. An analysis of the height, weight, and body-mass index of t ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 3 2007 - 11:34pm
- Science Is About Mistrust
I have mixed feelings about the proliferation of the term "Open Notebook Science". I started using the term a year ago to describe our UsefulChem project because it had no hits on Google and so it offered an opportunity to start with a fresh defi ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Oct 4 2007 - 7:33pm
- Animal Biotechnology Helps More Than Humans
Laboratory animals are the source of major discoveries and breakthroughs in biology, not just in tackling disease but also unravelling fundamental molecular processes. Delegates at a recent research conference organized by the European Science Foundation ( ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 24 2007 - 5:34pm
- Infection Link To Infertility In Cows May Help Treat Chlamydia
Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College, London, have made a significant breakthrough in their understanding of how infection of the uterus damages fertility in cows. Their findings, which show that common uterine infections can damage the ovaries, may ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 25 2007 - 8:38pm
- In-Womb Lung Surgery Yields Premature Baby Miracle
Baby Miriam's mother lost her amniotic fluid in the 20th week of pregnancy, giving the baby a very slim chance of surviving birth and, even if she had, because her lungs had stopped growing, she would probably have suffocated shortly afterward. Doctor ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 28 2007 - 9:40pm
- 20 Year Study: Exercise Keeps Weight Gain Down
A consistently high level of physical activity from young adulthood into middle age increases the odds of maintaining a stable weight and lessens the amount of weight gained over time, according to a new analysis from Northwestern University's Feinber ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 6 2007 - 10:23am
- The Biomechanics Of Amnion Rupture: An X-Ray Diffraction Study
Researchers at the University of Reading, School of Pharmacy have developed an important new technique to study one of the most common causes of premature birth and prenatal mortality. Dr Che Connon, a Research Councils UK Fellow in Stem Cells and Nanomate ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 7 2007 - 12:09am
- Test Tube Babies And The Risk Of Genomic Imprinting Diseases
The number of “test tube babies” is growing year by year, and in highly developed countries it will soon make 1% to 3% of all new-borns. How safe are auxiliary reproductive technologies (ART)? Specialists of the Research Institute of Medical Genetics (Toms ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 19 2007 - 11:42am