Friction Harnessed by Proteins Helps Organize Cell Division

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A football-shaped structure, known as the mitotic spindle, makes cell division possible for many living things. This piece of cellular architecture, responsible for dividing up genetic material, is in constant flux. The filaments that form it grow and shrink, while motor-like molecules burn energy pushing them about. To ensure the complex process proceeds in an orderly fashion, molecular fasteners pin the filaments together in certain places, and new research in Tarun Kapoor’s Laboratory of Chemistry and Cell Biology helps explain how they do it.

– Rockefeller University|4/16/2014 5:20 PM EDT

Declining Catch Rates in Caribbean Nicaragua Green Turtle Fishery May Be Result of Overfishing

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A 20-year assessment of Nicaragua’s legal, artisanal green sea turtle fishery has uncovered a stark reality: greatly reduced overall catch rates of turtles in what may have become an unsustainable take, according to conservation scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Florida.

– Wildlife Conservation Society|4/16/2014 5:00 PM EDT

Intravenously Administered Ketamine Shown to Reduce Symptoms of Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Researchers from Mount Sinai Demonstrate Proof of Concept for New, Rapidly-Acting Pharmacotherapy for Treatment of PTSD

– Mount Sinai Medical Center|4/16/2014 5:00 PM EDT

Researchers See Hospitalization Records as Additional Tool to Monitor Disease Outbreaks

By comparing hospitalization records from Massachusetts hospitals with data reported to local boards of health, researchers found a more accurate way to monitor how well communities track disease outbreaks.

– Tufts University|4/16/2014 5:00 PM EDT

A New Study Shows Residing in High Altitude Military Facilities Protects Service Members From Obesity

SILVER SPRING, MD, April 16, 2014 – Overweight U.S. service members are 41 percent less likely to transition to clinical obesity when stationed at military facilities located at high altitude, according to a new study published today in the peer-reviewed journal, PLoS One.

– Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)|4/16/2014 5:00 PM EDT

Non-Vaccine Measles Treatment Identified: UPDATE - Watch Pre-Recorded Q&A with Researchers

A novel antiviral drug may reduce the spread and severity of measles without a vaccination. Dr. Richard Plemper from the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University and Dr. Michael Natchus of the Emory Institute for Drug Discovery (EIDD) will be available to answer questions from the media at a live virtual press conference at 1 PM EDT, Wednesday, April 16th.

– Newswise|4/16/2014 5:00 PM EDT

Immune System Research May Help Doctors Predict Who Gets Long-Term Complications From Lyme Disease

A team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins and Stanford University researchers has laid the groundwork for understanding how variations in immune responses to Lyme disease can contribute to the many different outcomes of this bacterial infection seen in individual patients. A report on the work appears online April 16 in PLOS One.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine|4/16/2014 5:00 PM EDT

CAP and ASC Collaborate on Advancing Patient Care through Cytopathology

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on initiatives to advance the delivery of cytopathology services and improve patient care.

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)|4/16/2014 4:00 PM EDT
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