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Wave Of Blue Fluorescence Reveals Spread Of Death In Worms
2013-07-24 08:45:45

Wellcome Trust The final biological events in the life of a worm are described today, revealing how death spreads like a wave from cell to cell until the whole organism is dead. When individual cells die, it triggers a chemical chain reaction that leads to the breakdown of cell components and a build-up of molecular debris. The molecular mechanisms of this are reasonably well understood at a cellular level but we know much less about how death spreads throughout an organism at the end...

2011-05-18 14:21:34

Lab Study Shows an Improved Form of Vitamin A May Help Slowing down the aggregation or "clumping" of vitamin A in the eye may help prevent vision loss caused by macular degeneration, research from Columbia University Medical Center has found. Rather than changing the way the eye processes vitamin A, a team of researchers led by Ilyas Washington, a professor in the department of ophthalmology at Columbia's Harkness Eye Institute, decided to focus on changing the structure of vitamin A itself....

2009-11-30 07:31:00

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Using a high-output camera to film the back of the human eye, for the first time researchers have shown that a resveratrol-based (rez-vair-ah-trawl) nutriceutical matrix can effectively remove cellular debris from the human eye that accumulates with advancing age and correlated this with significant improvement in visual acuity and night vision in an 80-year old man. Resveratrol is widely known as a red wine molecule. To view the Multimedia News...

2008-09-18 15:00:37

A restricted-calorie diet, started in early adulthood, may stymie a mitochondrial mishap that may add to muscle loss in aging adults, U.S. researchers said. Senior author Christiaan Leeuwenburgh of the University of Florida College of Medicine said that in rats, the scientists found pockets of excess iron in muscle cell mitochondria -- the tiny power plants found in every cell. "We become less efficient at an old age and we need to understand why this is," Leeuwenburgh said in a...

2008-08-08 09:01:34

StemCells, Inc. (NASDAQ:STEM) today announced that it has accepted an invitation by the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to present on Batten Disease at the upcoming meeting of CIRM's Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (ICOC). At the meeting, Ann Tsukamoto, Ph.D., the Company's Chief Operating Officer, and Stephen Huhn, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P., Vice President and Head of the Company's CNS Program, will describe the Company's proprietary human neural stem cells and...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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