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Brain imaging technique gives new hope for understanding Parkinson’s disease

A non-invasive brain imaging technique gives new hope in finding new and better treatment plans and tracking the disease progression



Understanding how cell division mistakes lead to human disorders

Imsol’s DeltaVision Core is designed to increase a laboratory’s ability to image more probes and samples over longer periods of time



Understanding bacterial defence mechanisms

Scientists have combined chemistry and biology research techniques to explain how certain bacteria grow structures on their surfaces that allow them to simultaneously cause illness and protect themselves from the body's defences.



Understanding tissue regeneration

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have discovered the gene that enables an extraordinary worm to regenerate its own body parts after amputation - including a whole head and brain.



New understanding of stem cells

In findings that could one day lead to new therapies, researchers have described some striking differences between the biochemistry of stem cells versus mature cells.



Progress in understanding protein architecture

Researchers in Singapore are reporting this week that they have gleaned key insights into the architecture of a protein that controls iron levels in almost all organisms.



New understanding of protein's role in brain

A team of researchers has discovered that brains in mammals modify a particular protein in a unique way, which alters the protein's normal function.



Understanding of how mosquitoes find a host

The potentially deadly yellow-fever-transmitting Aedes aegypti mosquito detects the specific chemical structure of a compound called octenol as one way to find a mammalian host for a blood meal.



Understanding bacteria's thinking

Researchers show that bacteria are more capable of complex decision-making than previously known.



Understanding and treating schizophrenia

Scientists have created what appears to be a schizophrenic mouse by reducing the inhibition of brain cells involved in complex reasoning and decisions about appropriate social behaviour.



Understanding urban heat island effect

NASA researchers studying urban landscapes have found that the intensity of the "heat island" created by a city depends on the ecosystem it replaced and on the regional climate.



Understanding apples' ancestors

A new study comparing the diversity of recently acquired M. orientalis varieties from Georgia and Armenia with previously collected varieties originating in Russia and Turkey narrows the large population and establishes a core collection that will make M. orientalis more accessible to the breeding and research communities.



Understanding the pathogenesis of H1N1 virus

Researchers have found that imaging can now be used as a tool for identifying severe cases of H1N1 and may play a key role in understanding the pathogenesis of the virus.



Understanding cellular synthetic circuits

As scientists work toward making genetically altered bacteria create living "circuits" to produce a myriad of useful proteins and chemicals, they have logically assumed that the single-celled organisms would always respond to an external command in the same way.



Understanding whale and dolphin evolution

When the ancestors of living cetaceans-whales, dolphins and porpoises-first dipped their toes into water, a series of evolutionary changes were sparked that ultimately nestled these swimming mammals into the larger hoofed animal group.



Bacterial insights provide vast understanding

Researchers have constructed a complete model, including three dimensional protein structures, of the central metabolic network of the bacterium Thermotoga maritima.



Understanding binge eating

Using an animal model of binge eating, researchers discovered that deactivating the basolateral amygdala, a brain region involved in regulating emotion, specifically blocked consumption of a fatty diet.



Food technology advance in understanding cellulose synthesis

Cellulose is a fibrous molecule that makes up plant cell walls, gives plants shape and form and is a target of renewable, plant-based biofuels research.



Brain energy use key to understanding consciousness

High levels of brain energy are required to maintain consciousness, a finding which suggests a new way to understand the properties of this still mysterious state of being, researchers report.



Understanding a target of quinoline drugs

A recent study shows that quinoline compounds bind to a molecule called S100A9, which is expressed in some white blood cells that are involved in the regulation of immune responses.



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