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Absolute BlyS

By | August 22, 2001

Insights into the function of the B-lymphocyte cytokine BAFF/BlyS and its receptors have come from mutant mice.

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Sonic hedgehog maintains adult stomach structure

By | August 22, 2001

In adult tissues Shh is a negative regulator of gastric gland cell proliferation and controls the expression of gut epithelial differentiation.

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Telomerase helps mend broken hearts

By | August 22, 2001

Cardiac muscle regeneration after injury is limited by 'irreversible' cell cycle exit via down-regulation of telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT). In the August 21 online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Hidemasa Oh and colleagues from the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, show that mice genetically engineered to overexpress TERT produce more and bigger cardiac myocytes, which live longer than those in normal mice.Oh et al. modified mice to express TER

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Charities and governments tackle clinical research crisis

By | August 21, 2001

New initiatives in the UK and US aim to create an environment more conducive to enabling doctors to train as 'physician-scientists'.

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Copper shows mettle in preventing food poisoning

By | August 21, 2001

Using copper surfaces for food preparation could reduce the risk of food poisoning.

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Polar fish provide biological antifreeze molecules

By | August 21, 2001

Synthetic analogues of antifreeze glycoproteins could be used to prolong the 'shelf-life' of organs awaiting transplant.

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Tumor suppression by FEZ

By | August 21, 2001

The FEZ1 protein regulates mitosis and tumor cell proliferation.

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Making sense of antisense

By | August 20, 2001

DNA microarray analysis has been used to define gene-expression profiles following treatment with antisense oligonucleotides.

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HIV confuses specific B cell subset

By | August 17, 2001

Antibody-producing B cells begin to malfunction early after infection with HIV, for reasons that are poorly understood. In August 14 on-line Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Susan Moir and colleagues from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, US show that HIV viremia induces the appearance of a subset of B cells whose function is impaired and which may be responsible for the hypergammaglobulinemia associated with HIV disease.Moir et al. studied the funct

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Humans easier to clone than sheep

By | August 17, 2001

In humans genomic imprinting for M6P/IGF2R is absent suggesting that humans could be technically easier to clone than sheep and other nonprimates.

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