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Study uncovers a molecular 'maturation clock' that modulates branching architecture in tomato plants
Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. - The secret to pushing tomato plants to produce more fruit might not lie in an extra dose of Miracle-Gro. Instead, new research from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) suggests that ...
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It was only a matter of time: Study shows how scientists can now 'read your mind'
It sounds like a bit of science-fiction - but scientists say they have found a way to read the human mind. Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles have developed what they call a 'brain reading' that uses past history to ...
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Emory Study Uses Radiofrequency Energy to Permanently Lower Blood Pressure
Emory University School of Medicine and principal investigator of the trial at Emory. During the procedure, the catheter is advanced through a minimal puncture in the groin and threaded into the arteries of the kidney. Once there, ...
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Wayne State study finds soybean compounds enhances effects of cancer radiotherapy
Detroit - A Wayne State University researcher has shown that compounds found in soybeans can make radiation treatment of lung cancer tumors more effective while helping to preserve normal tissue. A team led by Gilda Hillman, Ph.D.,...
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Cases of celiac disease up dramatically: Report
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In the United States, celiac disease is four times more common now than it was in the 1950's, according to a study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic study ...
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Antioxidant can delay onset of all indicators of Alzheimer's
Squeeze the apple with lemon juice, an antioxidant, and the process slows down. Now, a study by researchers in the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy has shown that an antioxidant can delay the onset of all the indicators of...
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High gut flora protects children against allergies
However it has been difficult to substantiate the hypothesis scientifically. "We conducted the study in collaboration with Karolinska Institute and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology which substantiates the so-called ...
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Rare gene links vitamin D and multiple sclerosis
A rare genetic variant which causes reduced levels of vitamin D appears to be directly linked to multiple sclerosis, says an Oxford University study. UK and Canadian scientists identified the mutated gene in 35 parents of a child with MS ...
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Gene Controls Sleep Requirement: Study
The researchers, who were from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, compared these figures with the results of the subject's genetic analysis. The researchers also looked ...
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Septin Proteins Critical to Fighting Off Bacterial Infections
A new study by researchers at the Pasteur Institute, in Paris, shows that cellular proteins called septins play an important role in helping the human body deal with the consequences of bacterial infections. The molecules are known to be ...
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Bacteria adopt just-in-time strategy
A study by Indiana University biologists and Brown University physicists found certain bacteria wait until the last minute to synthesize the glue that allows them to attach permanently to surfaces. The research, published in the ...
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Gene acts as a brake on breast cancer progression
New research out of McGill University's Goodman Cancer Research Centre provides compelling new evidence that a gene known as 14-3-3s plays a critical role in halting breast cancer initiation and progression. The study, led by the Dept. of...
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New compound defeats drug-resistant bacteria
Chemists at Brown University have synthesized a new compound that makes drug-resistant bacteria susceptible again to antibiotics. The compound - BU-005 - blocks pumps that a bacterium employs to expel an antibacterial agent called ...
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New Diagnostic Test May Help Answer the Question "Is My Mole a Melanoma?"
Researchers From Weill Cornell Medical College Report That the New Technique Is Greater Than 90 Percent Sensitive in Identifying Melanoma, the Deadliest Form of Skin Cancer NEW YORK - Determining whether a mole is a ...
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Cleft Lip Corrected Genetically in Mouse Model
In a report in a recent issue of the journal Developmental Cell, Dr. Licia Selleri, associate professor of cell and developmental biology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and her co-authors report the first multigenic mouse...
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New brain vaccine aims to turn fatal disease into chronic illness
But cancer specialists from the University of Miami Medical School and nine other U.S. institutions are well into clinical experiments aimed at ending the tumor's fatal reputation. "We're not going to cure it," says Komotar, who is also ...
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PSI-7977, Peg-Interferon, Ribavirin Combo Shines in Genotype 1 Hep C Study
Combining Pharmasset's once-daily experimental nucleotide analog PSI-7977 with pegylated interferon and ribavirin cured 91 percent of 47 people with hepatitis C genotype 1 after 24 weeks of treatment. These exciting results from PROTON, a ...
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New device uses light to screen for melanoma,  deadliest form of skin cancer 
"The diagnosis of melanoma is the most serious one a dermatologist makes, and we have sleepless nights worrying about it," said Pariser, who consulted for the device's maker, Mela Sciences Inc. of Irvington, N.Y., on its presentation to ...
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Scientists Successful in Rejuvenating Cells in Elderly Patients
Jean-Marc Lemaitre, study leader and Inserm researcher at the Functional Genomics Institute (Inserm, CNRS, and Université de Montpellier 1 and 2), and Inserm's AVENIR Genomic plasticity and aging team, have accomplished the re...
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Dead Sea is not quite dead yet: Scientists
A team of researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and the Max Planck Institute of Marine Microbiology in Germany used highly skilled divers to observe the springs and undersea life. The scientists knew the springs and the organisms ...
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