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Skin Microbiome Shaped By Human Immune System
2013-10-29 13:50:14

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Our skin plays host to millions of beneficial and potentially disease-causing microorganisms; however, whether our immune system influences these microbial communities to prevent disease is unknown. In a study published online in Genome Research, researchers have explored the microbes living on the skin of patients with primary immunodeficiencies with eczema-like skin conditions. The human body contains many microbes, some of which are necessary for healthy...

2013-10-21 13:38:31

Think of the smell of an orange, a lemon, and a grapefruit. Each has strong acidic notes mixed with sweetness. And yet each fresh, bright scent is distinguishable from its relatives. These fruits smell similar because they share many chemical compounds. How, then does the brain tell them apart? How does the brain remember a complex and often overlapping chemical signature as a particular scent? Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) are using the fruit fly to discover how the...

2013-10-07 12:19:08

Inhibitory neuron type found to specifically suppress activation of other inhibitory neurons in cerebral cortex The cerebral cortex contains two major types of neurons: principal neurons that are excitatory and interneurons that are inhibitory, all interconnected within the same network. New research now reveals that one class of inhibitory neurons – called VIP interneurons -- specializes in inhibiting other inhibitory neurons in multiple regions of cortex, and does so under specific...

2013-10-03 16:09:36

Psychiatrist, geneticist, neurosurgeon and genome sequencers generate data on one patient,with big implications for care A multidisciplinary team led by a geneticist and psychiatrist from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's (CSHL) Stanley Institute for Cognitive Genomics today publish a paper providing a glimpse of both the tremendous power and the current limitations of what is sometimes called "precision medicine." Precision medicine is an approach to diagnosis and treatment that tailors...

2013-09-20 11:09:42

Study highlights therapeutic importance of targeting a broad set of signals between cancer cells and normal cells that support them Investigators at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) today report important progress in research aimed at finding ways to fight cancer by targeting the local environment in which tumors grow and from which they draw sustenance. The targeting of interactions between cancer cells and their environment together with the traditional tactic of directly...

2013-09-10 23:19:50

As VP of Business Development & Technology Transfer, Willey will build on strong record of success in venture capital and research commercialization Cold Spring Harbor, NY (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) today announced that Teri F. Willey has been appointed Vice President of Business Development and Technology Transfer. In this newly created position, Ms. Willey will direct the Laboratory’s commercialization and technology transfer activities,...

2013-08-09 23:03:53

Families of SMA is dedicated to creating a treatment and cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy by funding and advancing a comprehensive research program, including drug discovery programs to make practical new therapies. This is the fourth drug discovery project funded by Families of SMA in 2013 with a total investment of $550,000. Elk Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 This program will systematically assess the effect of backbone chemistry on the therapeutic efficacy of Antisense...

2013-07-26 13:36:43

Gene co-expression study is based on data in the Allen Mouse Brain Atlas A team of scientists has obtained intriguing insights into two groups of autism candidate genes in the mammalian brain that new evidence suggests are functionally and spatially related. The newly published analysis identifies two networked groupings from 26 genes associated with autism that are overexpressed in the cerebellar cortex, in areas dominated by neurons called granule cells. The team, composed of...

2013-07-09 11:33:27

Knocking down cancer cell survival signals increases the effectiveness of chemotherapy Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly and intractable forms of cancer, with a 5-year survival rate of only 6%. Novel therapies are urgently needed, as conventional and targeted approaches have not been successful and drug resistance is an increasing problem. Previously it had been thought that poor penetration of the drugs into pancreas tumors was the main reason for treatment failure. But now a...

2013-06-19 14:33:47

It takes as few as 25 brain cells for a fly to characterize and distinguish among odors Behind the common expression "you can't compare apples to oranges" lies a fundamental question of neuroscience: How does the brain recognize that apples and oranges are different? A group of neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has published new research that provides some answers. In the fruit fly, the ability to distinguish smells lies in a region of the brain called the mushroom...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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