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2013-02-14 10:25:09

Study of tiny roundworms provides clue to observed human health benefits A search for genes that change their levels of expression in response to nutrient deprivation has uncovered potential clues to the mechanism underlying the health benefits of omega fatty acids. In the Feb. 15 issue of Genes & Development, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers describe finding that feeding omega-6 fatty acids to C. elegans roundworms or adding them to cultured human cells activates a...

2012-04-12 21:08:02

Disruption of key cellular functions produces physiologic and behavioral responses Two Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-based research teams, along with a group from the University of California at San Diego, have discovered that animals have a previously unknown system for detecting and responding to pathogens and toxins. In three papers published in the journals Cell and Cell Host & Microbe, the investigators describe finding evidence that disruptions to the core functions of...

2011-02-22 09:26:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, February 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - President of the Republic of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano, to Receive 2010 Prize The international Dan David Prize, which annually awards three prizes of US$1 million each for outstanding achievement, announced the names of its 2011 laureates today. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110222/438685 ) The Dan David Prize, named after international businessman and philanthropist Dan David, is headquartered at...

2009-06-07 12:39:36

Mutations extending lifespan induce expression of germline genes in somatic cells In the sense that organisms existing today are connected through a chain of life "“ through their parents, grandparents and other ancestors "“ almost a billion years back to the first animals of the pre-Cambrian era, an animal's reproductive cells can be considered to be immortal. These germline cells generate their offspring's somatic cells "“ other cells involved in all aspects of growth,...

2009-04-17 19:51:00

SILVERTHORNE, Colo., April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology will convene its conference on "The Biology of RNA Silencing" on April 25, 2009 at the Fairmont Empress Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia. This will be an opportunity to hear two Nobel Laureates within the speaker line-up. Andrew Fire of Stanford University will deliver a keynote address on the evening of April 25 on "Adventures in the Small RNA-ome." On Monday morning, April 27,...

Word of the Day
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.