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 knocko ...

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 s ...

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, ...

dateJun 04, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Small molecules mimic natural gene regulators

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the quest for new approaches to treating and preventing disease, one appealing route involves turning genes on or off at will, directly intervening in ailments such as cancer and diabetes, which result ...

dateJun 03, 2009 in Biochemistry
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New genes implicated in high blood pressure

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, along with an international team of collaborators, have identified common genetic changes associated with blood pressure and hypertension. The study, reporting ...

dateMay 10, 2009 in Genetics
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