News tagged with model organism
Northwestern University scientists have shown a gene involved in neurodegenerative disease also plays a critical role in the proper function of the circadian clock.
Genetics May 16, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Scientists have identified a gene that keeps our nerve fibers from clogging up. Researchers in Ken Miller's laboratory at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) found that the unc-16 gene of the roundworm Caenorhabditis el ...
Genetics Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Using the fruit fly as a model organism, neurobiologists from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research have identified the L1-type CAM neuroglian as an important regulator ...
Neuroscience Apr 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Depression is the leading cause of disability with more than 350 million people globally affected by this disease. In addition to debilitating consequences on mental health, depression predisposes an individual to physiological ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
On April 18th JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) will publish a new video article by Dr. Paul A Iaizzo demonstrating the anatomical reconstruction of an active human heart. The research uses contrast-computed tomography (C ...
Medical research Apr 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers demonstrate today that 70 per cent of protein-coding human genes are related to genes found in the zebrafish and that 84 per cent of genes known to be associated with human disease have a zebrafish counterpart. ...
Genetics Apr 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
The global burden of dengue infection is more than triple current estimates from the World Health Organization, according to a multinational study published today in the journal Nature.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
New findings in mitochondrial biology thoroughly change the idea scientists had for 20 years on the role and importance of the protein MTERF1. For the first time, Max Planck researcher Mügen Terzioglu and her colleagues ...
Medical research Apr 02, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have discovered a new biological pathway of innate immunity that ramps up inflammation and then identified agents that can block it, leading to increased survival ...
Immunology Mar 31, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Sometimes you just can't resist a tiny piece of chocolate cake. Even the most health-conscious eaters find themselves indulging in junk foods from time to time. New research by scientists at the University of Massachusetts ...
Medical research Mar 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A multi-institution group of researchers has found new candidate disease proteins for neurodegenerative disorders. James Shorter, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the Perelman ...
Medical research Mar 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Research has shown that mutations in the psen1 gene are common in the familial forms of Alzheimer's disease, and the Presenilin-1 protein that the gene encodes is known to be involved in the cleavage of the amyloid precursor ...
Neuroscience Feb 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Obesity and its related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke are among the most challenging of today's healthcare concerns.
Medical research Jan 31, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Sorting out stroking sensations: Biologists find individual neurons in the skin that react to massage
The skin is a human being's largest sensory organ, helping to distinguish between a pleasant contact, like a caress, and a negative sensation, like a pinch or a burn. Previous studies have shown that these ...
Neuroscience Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(AP)—When Margaux Stelman began modeling a few months ago, she always had her sister Aline in mind.
Health Jan 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A model organism is a species that is extensively studied to understand particular biological phenomena, with the expectation that discoveries made in the organism model will provide insight into the workings of other organisms. In particular, model organisms are widely used to explore potential causes and treatments for human disease when human experimentation would be unfeasible or unethical. This strategy is made possible by the common descent of all living organisms, and the conservation of metabolic and developmental pathways and genetic material over the course of evolution. Studying model organisms can be informative, but care must be taken when generalizing from one organism to another.
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