Tag: "loss" at biology news
Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say
...eventually lead to a drug that would induce weight loss
in obese people, Desbiens said. Learning both the lab skills from professionals and how to explain her project and the science behind it to people who didn't have a technical background are among two of the important lessons she received. ...
Veterinary Memorial Fund transforms grief into promise
...s one of thousands of bereaved animal owners whose loss
of a beloved companion has been memorialized throu...ce with the Veterinary Memorial Fund following the loss
of his beloved 11-year-old Labrador retriever named Buck to a brain tumor. "What an incredible...
Alzheimer's disease is not accelerated aging
...e two cerebral hemispheres. The accelerated memory loss
of Alzheimer's disease is more likely due to changes in the medial temporal lobe memory system, which includes the hippocampus. For brain changes in non-demented aging, Buckner reviews studies that use structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
16 APS exercise research highlights, from reduced flu mortality to proteomics & obesity
...nges in energy balance that precede measurable fat loss
play a key role in mediating the beneficial effects of exercise on whole-body insulin action. 20.23 Elizabeth Mitchell, et al. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Effects of short-term exercise in negative or zero energy balance on cardiovascul...
Marijuana use could cause tubal pregnancies
...lso have been shown to cause spontaneous pregnancy loss
in women. "I feel that it has a fundamental physiological function in reproduction," said Dey, who directs the division of Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt. The current study began with the observation that mice commonly used in g...
Alaska scientists find Arctic tundra yields surprising carbon loss
...this result is that we didn't expect that this big loss
of carbon from the soils would be stimulated by ni...-thirds of the carbon found in the atmosphere, the loss
of deep-soil carbon could mean an even greater increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations...
Study explores gene transfer to modify underlying course of Alzheimer's disease
...the brain would cause side effects, such as weight loss
and pain. The virus coating (AAV vector) that car...ential for communication between cells. In humans, loss
of cholinergic cells correlates with dementia severity, the density of amyloid plaques (which are ab...
Loss of the neuronal adhesion protein d-catenin leads to severe cognitive dysfunction
...rain, researchers at UCLA have found evidence that loss
of d-catenin produces severe cognitive and synaptic dysfunction. Researchers have been particularly interested in d-catenin because clinical observations suggest it plays a critical role in brain function. Human chromosome-5 truncations that disrupt ...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
... disease, an infection in the gums which can cause loss
of bone and teeth. Although periodontal disease rarely occurs in healthy children, research suggests that the bacteria that cause infection later in life may be present at a very early age. "Although periodontal disease is rar...
JCI table of contents September 15, 2004
... mice allowed the authors to examine the effect of loss
of PGI or TXA action on atherosclerosis developmen...er analyses provided evidence that the hyperplasia loss
was due to a reduction in b cell growth and to an extensive increase in programmed cell death. While...
Picking prostanoids to provide protection
... mice allowed the authors to examine the effect of loss
of PGI or TXA action on atherosclerosis development. Relative to apoE/ mice, the apoE/IP/ mice had accelerated initiation and development of athero-sclerosis, while the apoE/TP/ mice had delayed development. apoE/IP/ mice also demonstrated other mark...
Protein is key to fatal disorder and normal cell function
...ally distinct. All NCL disorders cause progressive loss
of motor skills, mental retardation, loss
of speech, blindness, uncontrolled seizures and, eventually, premature death. The juvenile form of B...
Columbia research to examine gene influence on severity of peridontal disease, therapy response
...to see deterioration of gum condition and eventual loss
of teeth. The research is part of an effort at CU... teeth. The disease is the leading cause of tooth loss
in adults. Currently, periodontitis is classified into two groups chronic and aggressive that are ...
Growth hormone and IBD: Reduction of intestinal inflammation, promotion of growth
...ldren. Initial symptoms may be nonspecific weight loss
or delayed growth. The average delay in diagnosis ..., CCFA statistics indicate. In addition to weight loss
and/or delayed growth, other IBD symptoms, which range from mild to severe and life-threatening, inc...
Endangered species list more bleak than originally thought
...o maintain the original species, said Proctor. The loss
of species through co-extinction represents the loss
of irreplaceable evolution and co-evolutionary history, say the researchers, and should have immedia...
Disruption of protein-folding causes neurodegeneration, mental retardation
...rchers added GM1 or the GM1 accumulated because of loss
of -galactosiadase, the excess GM1 caused depletion of calcium from this compartment. Following loss
of calcium, the genes responsible for the UPR become activated and eventually cause cell death....
Breaking new ground in germ cell guidance
...nal effect mutation, meaning that its function (or loss
of function) relies entirely on transmission by the mother fly. A closer analysis of the failing pole cells indicated that they began their development and migration normally, and that their deaths did not display a significant increase in the molecu...
Sandia experiments may reduce possibility of future water wars
... time, this can also result in soil salination and loss
of agricultural productivity. Neither are factors in hydroponic greenhouses, which do not require high-quality arable land to function in the first place. Hydroponic greenhouses recently built in the State of Chihuahua have been used by Mexican...
A new protein is discovered to play a key role in cancer progression
...th a variety of human cancers. In addition to this loss
of TGF-b, loss
of PML is associated with tumor progression in many human cancers, including prostate, breast, colon...
Genuine stem cells found in skin might treat hair loss, wounds
...mise for regenerative medicine with regard to hair loss
and wound healing, the researchers added. Once the essential genetic differences that distinguish embryonic and adult stem cells come to light, they said, the more accessible stem cells in skin might ultimately prove useful in the future for generati...
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