Howard Hughes Medical Institute

How to separate a sheep from its flock

(PhysOrg.com) -- When the signaling proteins known as kinases stop working, the results can be dramatic. Glitches in the enzymes can trigger diabetes, impair immune function, or drive the spread of cancers, ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Medical research
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Missing DNA helps make us human

A new study demonstrates that specific traits that distinguish humans from their closest living relatives – chimpanzees, with whom we share 96 percent of our DNA – can be attributed to the loss of chunks of DNA ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Biotechnology
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What model organisms can teach us about emotion

Scientists know little about how the brain creates and controls emotions - an uncertainty that presents a major obstacle in the effort to develop treatments for emotional disorders. "The study of the brain science of emotion ...

dateFeb 21, 2010 in Medical research
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