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2014-03-05 10:36:54

After a decade of debate, scientists have a clear picture of a controversial protein that helps regulate heart contractions Brandeis University researchers have unlocked a controversial structure in heart cells responsible for regulating heart contractions. For years, scientists have debated how many KCNE1 proteins are required to build a potassium ion channel, theorizing anywhere between one and 14. Now, Brandeis University researchers found that these channels are built with two E1s....

Scientists Discover Key Function In Molecule That Regulates Sleep, Metabolism And Hunger
2013-10-03 12:00:57

Brandeis University Why does hunger keep us awake and a full belly make us tired? Why do people with sleep disorders such as insomnia often binge eat late at night? What can sleep patterns tell us about obesity? Sleep, hunger and metabolism are closely related, but scientists are still struggling to understand how they interact. Now, Brandeis University researchers have discovered a function in a molecule in fruit flies that may provide insight into the complicated relationship between...

Unraveling Secrets Of The Mechanism That Snips Our Genes
2013-09-27 09:50:05

Brandeis University Certain diseases such as cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy are linked to genetic mutations that damage the important biological process of rearranging gene sequences in pre-messenger RNA, a procedure called RNA splicing. These conditions are difficult to prevent because scientists are still grasping to understand how the splicing process works. Now, researchers from Brandeis University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have teamed up to unravel...

2013-07-16 15:42:18

Brandeis scientists bring us a step closer to understanding how to control cancer cells without harming healthy ones The nasty side effects of radiation and chemotherapy are well known: fatigue, hair loss and nausea, to name a few. Cancer treatment can seem as harsh as the disease because it can't differentiate healthy cells from cancerous cells, killing both. But what if there were a way to control or stop the growth of cancer cells without harming other cells? Brandeis biologist...

2013-06-20 23:26:52

A global youth summit is being held in Massachusettes which brings bright young students to discuss the future of medicine. (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Shreya Rangarajan of Roland Park Country School selected as delegate to the global youth summit on the future of medicine. Today, Brandeis University announced the final delegation to the Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine and has selected Shreya Rangarajan to represent Roland Park Country School and the state of Maryland at the...

2013-06-19 11:08:46

Daniel Perlman '68 solves phytosterol dispersability problem Senior Brandeis research scientist Daniel Perlman ´68 has discovered a way to make phytosterol molecules from plants dispersible in beverages and foods that are consumed by humans, potentially opening the way to dramatic reductions in human cholesterol levels. A U.S. patent (number 8,460,738) on the new process and composition was issued on June 11. Phytosterols in plants and cholesterol molecules in animals are highly...

2013-06-19 11:07:17

New simulations help scientists understand how –and why – viruses spread It´s not a hacker lab. At Brandeis University, sophisticated computational models and advances in graphical processing units are helping scientists understand the complex interplay between genomic data, virus structure and the formation of the virus´ outer “shell” – critical for replication. “We hope that some of what we are finding will help researchers alter virus...

2013-05-22 23:03:55

Knowledge Foundation and Oak Ridge National Laboratory brings the 2nd Biosurveillance Symposium and Biodetection Technologies 2013 to Alexandria, VA on June 17 - 19, 2013. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Industry leaders from around the world will convene in Alexandria, VA for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory´s Biosurveillance Symposium on June 17th which will take place at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. Held in conjunction will be the Biodetection Technologies 2013 conference on...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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