Archive: 10/18/2006

How Rett Syndrome mutation targets the brain

Researchers have pinpointed why mutations that cause Rett Syndrome (RTT)--among the leading causes of mental retardation in females--specifically target the brain rather than other body tissues. They said their findings yield ...

Oct 18, 2006
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Molecular mechanism provides intra-cellular traffic signal

City planners could learn a lesson or two from tiny cells on how to maximize traffic flow. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that intra-cellular trafficking is tightly coordinated for maximum ...

Oct 18, 2006
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The smell of iron

Where does the strange but typical "metallic" smell come from when we touch iron objects such as tools, utensils, railings, or coins? "The smell of iron upon contact with skin is ironically a type of human body odor," states ...

Oct 18, 2006
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