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What it took to discover bacteria in the 1670s

Young Inventors Work On Secret Proteins To Thwart Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Three college-age scientists think they know how to solve a huge problem facing medicine. They think they've found a way to overcome antibiotic resistance.<p>Many of the most powerful antibiotics have lost their efficacy against dangerous bacteria, so finding new antibiotics is a priority.<p>It's too …

Stanford University

Cancer Immunotherapy At A Crossroads

It was in 1909 that Nobel Prize-winning German physician Paul Ehrlich proposed the idea that our bodies are fighting constant battles with cancer and that, thankfully, most of the time we win.<p>Ehrlich was a visionary in recognizing the interaction between cancer and the immune system. Specifically, …

Immune System

A retrospective look: how we identified the pneumococcal transforming substance as DNA.

The CONSORT Statement: Revised Recommendations for Improving the Quality of Reports of Parallel-Group Randomized Trials

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Ancient genomes suggest dual origin for modern dogs

Man's best friend may have been domesticated twice — at different sites.

Genetics

PLOS Medicine Podcast episode 1: The Actionable Cancer Genome

PLOS Medicine’s Senior Research Editor Clare Garvey interviews Elaine Mardis and Marc Ladanyi, Guest Editors for our Special Issue on the Actionable …

Paper: Dog-appeasing pheromone collars reduce sound-induced fear and anxiety in beagle dogs: a placebo-controlled study

Paper<p>Dog-appeasing pheromone collars reduce sound-induced fear and anxiety in beagle dogs: a placebo-controlled study<p>G. M. Landsberg, BSc, DVM, …

Problems - Modern Genetic Analysis

1. A circular bacterial plasmid (pBP1) has a single <i>Hin</i>dIII restriction-enzyme site in the middle of a tetracycline-resistance gene (<i>tetR</i>). Fruit fly …

Separating neuronal compartments gives clues as to local effect of ubiquitin conjugates in synaptogenesis

• Campenot, R.B.<p>1977. Local control of neurite development by nerve growth factor.Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 74:4516–4519. …

The evolution of neocortex in primates. - PubMed

We can learn about the evolution of neocortex in primates through comparative studies of cortical organization in primates and those mammals that are …

Evolution of somatosensory and motor cortex in primates.

2004 Nov;281(1):1148-56.<p>1Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA. jon.kaas@vanderbilt.edu<p>Abstract<p>Inferences …

The evolution of brains from early mammals to humans.

2013 Jan;4(1):33-45. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1206. Epub 2012 Nov 8.<p>1Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA.<p>Abstract<p>The large …

Molecular Properties of Voltage-Gated Ion Channels - Molecular Cell Biology

The proteins that function as voltage-gated ion channels have three remarkable properties that enable nerve cells to conduct an electric impulse: (1) …

A Tribute to Seymour Benzer, 1921–2007

The physics period:<p>Seymour was born in 1921 in New York, grew up in Brooklyn, and attended Brooklyn College. Although interested in biology, he …

Voltage-Gated Na+ Channels - Jasper's Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies

1.<p>Hille B. Ionic Channels of Excitable Membranes. 3rd ed. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates Inc; 2001.<p>2.<p>Catterall WA. From ionic currents to …

Synaptotagmin-7 Is an Asynchronous Calcium Sensor for Synaptic Transmission in Neurons Expressing SNAP-23

1. Sudhof TC (2004) The synaptic vesicle cycle. Annu Rev Neurosci 27:509–547. [PubMed]<p>2. Schneggenburger R, Neher E (2005) Presynaptic calcium and …

Drinking Water and the Developing Brain

Source/Shutterstock<p>W e all have to drink water to live. But the water that we drink is not always safe, even in countries where we assume it is. Some …

A Bayesian Approach to the Brain

Florent Meyniel, Ph.D.<br>Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, Neurospin, CEA, University Paris-Saclay, France<p>Bayesian concepts are appealing to many researchers …

Roles of Calcium/Calmodulin-Dependent Kinase II in Long-Term Memory Formation in Crickets

1. Coultrap SJ, Bayer KU (2012) CaMKII regulation in information processing and storage. Trends Neurosci 35: 607–618.<p>2. Lisman J, Yasuda R, …