- Connotea Wins Award For Publishing Innovation
Connotea, a free online reference management service for scientists, developed by Nature Publishing Group, has won the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) Award for Publishing Innovation.
- An Assessment of Risk Understanding in Hispanic Genetic Counseling Patients
This study sought to identify if differences existed in risk comprehension and risk format understanding between genetic counseling patients of Hispanic and Caucasian ethnicity.
- Psychosocial Issues That Face Patients With Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease: The Role of Genetic Counseling
This study identifies and explores life issues that individuals with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) may face.
- Women’s Attitudes Toward Testing for Fragile X Carrier Status: A Qualitative Analysis
Findings have significant implications for genetic counseling as well as for population screening.
- Educating Genetic Counselors in Australia: Developing an International Perspective
This paper highlights the Australian experience of genetic counselor education and the history of the profession.
- Smoking Delays Response To Eye Disease Treatments
Response to treatment for episcleritis and scleritis is likely to be delayed by at least 4 weeks if patients are smokers.
- Scientists Confirm That Smoking Causes Blindness
Smoking greatly increases your chance of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which leads to severe and irreversible sight-loss.
- Nitrite Gives A Signal
Paper reports that nitrite -- a common additive in foods such as hot dogs -- is a built-in signaling molecule that regulates multiple biochemical pathways.
- Genome Mining Reveals New Natural Products
Researchers have discovered a new microbial natural product by a technique called "genome mining."
- A Forceful Finding About Atherosclerosis
Scientists show that three proteins, which are expressed in vessel endothelial cells, are required for detecting mechanical stress on the vessel walls.
- An Outside-In View Of Psoriasis
Researchers have found that cells in human psoriatic lesions have decreased expression of the gene JUNB.
- The Spiniest Aspect Of Amyloid Formation
Scientists report how amyloid fibrils, protein structures found in a number of neurodegenerative disorders, can "zip up" without losing their ability to function properly.
- On The Origin And Size Of Infectious Prions
Malformed prion proteins appear to be responsible for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
- Opposite Effects, But One Target
Scientists have identified a link between two major pathways that regulate blood glucose levels.
- Unusual RNAs Linked To Chronic Leukemia, May Help Treat It
miR-15 and miR-16 induce apoptosis by targeting BCL2.
- Most Embryos Produced During IVF do not Result in Live Births
High rates of embryo wastage with use of assisted reproductive technology
- Adult Human Neural Stem Cell Therapy Successful In Treating Spinal Cord Injury
Human neural stem cells differentiate and promote locomotor recovery in spinal cord-injured mice
- Superlattice Nanobelts
Nanohelix Structure Provides New Building Block for Nanoscale Piezoelectric Devices
- Breakthrough In Micro-device Fabrication Combines Biology And Synthetic Chemistry
Nanostructured micro-devices may be mass produced at a lower cost, and with a wider variety of shapes and compositions than ever before.
- Discovery May Provide Novel Novel Method To Generate Medically Useful Proteins
C-type lectin fold as an evolutionary solution for massive sequence variation.
- Old Drug Shows New Promise For Huntington's Disease
Clioquinol down-regulates mutant huntingtin expression in vitro and mitigates pathology in a Huntington's disease mouse model.
- New Drug Effective For Rheumatoid Arthritis
Abatacept for rheumatoid arthritis refractory to tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibition.
- Malaria: Sequence of Infection Revealed
Study supplants earlier theories on how the malaria parasite spreads from the red blood cells it infects.
- Blocking Virus Entry
Defensins, known to prevent viruses from entering cells, appear to do so by preventing the virus from merging to cells' outer membrane.
- Benefits of Digital Mammography
Women with Dense Breasts, Women Younger than 50, and Those Who are Perimenopausal May Benefit from Digital Mammograms