Archive: 10/22/2008

Gene find sheds light on motor neuron diseases like ALS

Scientists have identified a gene in mice that plays a central role in the proper development of one of the nerve cells that goes bad in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, and some other diseases that ...

Oct 22, 2008
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Silencing a protein could kill T-Cells, reverse leukemia

Blocking the signals from a protein that activates cells in the immune system could help kill cells that cause a rare form of blood cancer, according to physicists and oncologists who combined computer modeling and molecular ...

Oct 22, 2008
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Nutrition advice best served with family in mind

Researchers at the University of Sheffield and Royal Holloway, University of London will argue today that the nation's diet is unlikely to improve significantly if healthy eating policies fail to take into account the diverse ...

Oct 22, 2008
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Gene mutation in worms key to alcohol tolerance

( -- The work follows a study carried out by Oregon Health and Science University, which suggested a link between a gene mutation in mice and tolerance to alcohol. Researchers at Liverpool have ...

Oct 22, 2008
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