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african elephants
2014-07-25 02:00:22

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Sense of smell is critical for survival in many mammals. The ability to distinguish different odors, which is important for sniffing out food, avoiding predators, and finding mates, depends on the number and type olfactory receptors found in an organism's genome. In a study published this week in Genome Research, researchers examined the olfactory receptor (OR) repertoire encoded in 13 mammalian species and found that African elephants have the largest number...

Solving 100-year Mystery Of How Birds Sense Light
2014-07-09 03:18:09

Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University Professor Takashi Yoshimura and colleagues of the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM) of Nagoya University have finally found the missing piece in how birds sense light by identifying a deep brain photoreceptor in Japanese quails, in which the receptor directly responds to light and controls seasonal breeding activity. Although it has been known for over 100 years that vertebrates apart from mammals...

2014-07-07 04:20:43

LONDON and BOSTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heptares has solved structures across all major GPCR families (A, B and C) providing platforms for wide-ranging structure-based and antibody drug discovery programmes Heptares Therapeutics, the leading GPCR structure-guided drug discovery and development company, announces the publication of a scientific article describing the first high-resolution X-ray crystal...

2014-07-02 23:07:06

A research scientist at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has received a Michelson Grant to pursue an innovative approach to nonsurgical animal sterilization. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Prema Narayan, Ph.D., associate professor of physiology at the School of Medicine in Carbondale, received a three-year grant from the Found Animals Foundation’s Michelson Prize & Grants in Reproductive Biology totaling $581,287. Her project, “Targeting the luteinizing...

2014-06-30 23:19:22

Goaltending is the theme for Publius’ June homeostatic cannabinoid science roundup: A CS World Cup ~ Goaltending Edition. This match has two goals and one tender: mediating Alzheimer’s cognitive decline and preventing carcinogenesis are the goals; one’s (endo)cannabinoid system the tender. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 June’s cannabinoid science roundup on the Bryan William Brickner Blog highlights two game-changing articles from the National Institutes of Health (PubMed)....

2014-06-23 08:28:08

BOSTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhythm announced today the presentation of results from a clinical trial that evaluated the effect of RM-493, the company's novel melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R) agonist, on resting energy expenditure in obese subjects. Analysis of the data indicates that RM-493 increased resting energy expenditure significantly in this trial. The study results were presented by Monica Skarulis, MD, an investigator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), at the...

2014-06-21 23:03:07

The solar and serotonin systems are celebrated this Solstice Day 2014 in a bit of PubMed research. Author and publisher Bryan W. Brickner highlights established and new science supporting the fact that one’s serotonin system is as important to life (and health) as the sun. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 21, 2014 “Tales of reducing hot flashes and insomnia?” opened political scientist Bryan W. Brickner. “No, not today’s solstice ~ serotonin is the answer.” Serotonin (5-HT,...

2014-05-31 23:06:21

May’s cannabinoid science roundup on the Bryan William Brickner Blog highlights new National Institutes of Health (PubMed) research. The cannabinoid system and homeostasis lead the way with Publius of The Cannabis Papers providing the voice and the “Yes We Can” expectations. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 “Kidneys, skin and guts?” opened Bryan W. Brickner. “No, not a strange food item – just some cannabinoid science on homeostasis.” Brickner, part of Publius and The...

Taste Receptor Gene Determines How Well We Sense Food
2014-05-28 09:07:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some people’s sense of taste is so perceptive, they have a strong dislike for food that a majority of people enjoy, such as spicy foods or ‘hoppy’ beers. According to a new report published in the journal Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, these so-called supertasters get their increased sensitivity from a variation in the taste receptor gene TAS2R38 – not a higher than normal amount of taste buds as had been previously...

2014-05-14 08:32:08

- Expands pipeline and broadens platform with next-generation melanocortin peptides - ANAHEIM, Calif., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR) today announced that it has entered into a development collaboration agreement with an undisclosed privately held European company to develop novel melanocortin peptides. The collaboration includes an option to acquire the technology during clinical development. Along with the June 2013 acquisition of Synacthen(®),...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.