News tagged with biological functions

Study maps vaccine for deadly pathogenic fungus

University of Alberta researchers have made breakthrough use of 3-D magnetic resonance technology to map the structure of a common fungus that is potentially deadly for individuals with impaired immune function. The work ...

dateMay 31, 2012 in Biochemistry
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New metabolic safeguards against tumor cells revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cells don't like to be alone. In the early stages of tumor formation, a cell might be pushed out of its normal home environment due to excessive growth. But a cell normally responds to this homeless state ...

dateAug 19, 2009 in Cancer
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Cracking the brain's numerical code

By carefully observing and analyzing the pattern of activity in the brain, researchers have found that they can tell what number a person has just seen. They can similarly tell how many dots a person has been presented with, ...

dateSep 24, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Early scents really do get 'etched' in the brain

Common experience tells us that particular scents of childhood can leave quite an impression, for better or for worse. Now, researchers reporting the results of a brain imaging study online on November 5th in Current Biology ...

dateNov 05, 2009 in Neuroscience
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