News tagged with gene regulation

Gene knockout may cheer up mice

Removing the PKCI/HINT1 gene from mice has an anti-depressant-like and anxiolytic-like effect. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience applied a battery of behavioral tests to the PKCI/HINT1 knockout ...

dateNov 12, 2009 in Neuroscience
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The food-energy cellular connection revealed

Our body's activity levels fall and rise to the beat of our internal drums—the 24-hour cycles that govern fundamental physiological functions, from sleeping and feeding patterns to the energy available to our cells. Whereas ...

dateOct 15, 2009 in Medical research
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Scientists find universal rules for food-web stability

The findings, published in this week's issue of Science, conclude that food-web stability is enhanced when many diverse predator-prey links connect high and intermediate trophic levels. The computations also reveal that small ...

dateAug 06, 2009 in Ecology
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Toward new drugs that turn genes on and off

Scientists in Michigan and California are reporting an advance toward development of a new generation of drugs that treat disease by orchestrating how genes in the body produce proteins involved in arthritis, cancer and a ...

dateJun 04, 2009 in Biochemistry
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