Archive: 07/14/2011

Genome blueprint for horse and human vaccines

Two strains of Streptococcus bacteria, that have evolved to cause potentially fatal infections in either horses or humans, use the same box of tricks to cause disease. Exploiting their genetic similarities could ...

Jul 14, 2011
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A new gene identified for restless legs syndrome

People suffering from restless legs syndrome (RLS) experience unpleasant sensations in the legs at night for which the only remedy is movement. Now, an international consortium from Europe, Canada and the US has identified ...

Jul 14, 2011
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The unfolding 'SAGA' of transcriptional co-activators

Successful gene expression requires the concerted action of a host of regulatory factors. Long overshadowed by bonafide transcription factors, coactivators—the hanger-ons that facilitate transcription by docking onto ...

Jul 14, 2011
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Speed limit on babies' vision

Babies have far less ability to recognize rapidly changing images than adults, according to research from the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. The results show that while infants can perceive flicker or movement, they ...

Jul 14, 2011
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Your brain on androids

Ever get the heebie-jeebies at a wax museum? Feel uneasy with an anthropomorphic robot? What about playing a video game or watching an animated movie, where the human characters are pretty realistic but just ...

Jul 14, 2011
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Dentists can identify people with undiagnosed diabetes

In a study, Identification of unrecognized diabetes and pre-diabetes in a dental setting, published in the July 2011 issue of the Journal of Dental Research, researchers at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine found ...

Jul 14, 2011
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