Tag: "ability" at biology news
Belgian researchers explore revolutionary approach to angiogenesis
...than 0.5mm in diameter) that feed tumours have the ability
to contract in response to increases in pressure w...r Targets and Cancer Therapeutics. The key to the ability
of tumour arterioles to contract lies with endothelin-1 (ET-1) a peptide released in large amounts b...
Chemical derived from vitamin-E shows early promise as cancer drug
...embles vitamin E halves the size of tumors and the ability
of cancer to spread to other body sites. "We have ...ute is funding national efforts to investigate the ability
of this novel compound, RRR-alpha-tocopherol ether acetic analog (alpha-TEA), to prevent colon and ...
Scientists sequence genome of kind of organism central to biosphere's carbon cycle
...hey use to metabolize their fats helps explain the ability
of diatoms to withstand long periods with little sunlight even to overwinter and then start growing really rapidly once they return to sunlight," she says. Three or four microns in width as many as 70 could fit in the width of a human hair Thala...
DNA lends scientists a hand, revealing new chemical reactions
...fferent reaction conditions are examined for their ability
to transform one type of substrates into one type of product, may well be the best approach for trying to achieve a specific transformation," says Liu, an associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences...
Plants will not save us from greenhouse gases
...McGill University, we have been overestimating the ability
of plants to counteract the greenhouse effect. Their findings, published in the September 30 issue of Nature , suggest changing conditions in the earth's atmosphere may have more harmful effects on plant life than previously believed. The research, ...
Cancer vaccine based on pathogenic listeria bacteria shows promise targeting metastases
...rferon, which may explain this effect. "The unique ability
of listeria to get into the cytosol is the key to ... turning listeria into a vaccine was to retain its ability
to stimulate a strong immune system attack, yet reduce its ability
to spread from cell to cell and c...
Cardiac arrest may hinder ability to learn certain tasks
...ating the platform in its original position, their ability
to learn the platform's new location was hindered," DeVries said. The animals were tested three times a day for three days. By the last day of these tests, the mice in the cardiac arrest group swam an average of two meters more than did the ...
USAID, Conservation International & Starbucks launch Conservation Coffee Alliance in Central America
...mers and biodiversity conservation and enhance the ability
to drive meaningful and measurable changes within the coffee industry. "One of Starbucks highest priorities is working with farmers and their communities to encourage and expand the production of high quality, sustainable coffee and support farmers...
Agronomy, crop, and soil science societies to meet Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 in Seattle
...vent also features exhibits, guided tours, and the ability
to earn Continuing Education Units for Certified Crop Adviser and other ARCPACS certification programs. For more information or to register and make housing reservations for the Annual Meetings, visit www.asa-cssa-sssa.org/anmeet/ or call the Soci...
Preclinical safety study shows adipose-derived stem cells improve heart function after heart attack
...data table below. LVEF is a measure of the heart's ability
to pump oxygenated blood throughout the body. It specifically determines the fraction of blood that is ejected out of the left ventricle with each contraction. "We are encouraged by the findings from this preclinical study, which suggest that deli...
Researchers create nanotubes that change colors, form 'nanocarpet' and kill bacteria
...tructures, we have created a material that has the ability
to sense their environment. The work is an outgrow...d a quarternary ammonium salt group, known for its ability
to disrupt cell membranes and cause cell death, with a hydrocarbon diacetylene, which can change col...
Researchers ID chlorophyll-regulating gene
...mutant seedlings. The researchers say the ability
of plants to precisely regulate production of prot...tural crops such as wheat and corn - must have the ability
to transition from the darkness of an underground environment to life above ground. "The...
Females may be more susceptible to overindulge 'sweet tooth' cravings than males
...f liquid sweetened condensed milk), chosen for its ability
to stimulate hyperphagia. Rats were housed individually in cages that provided access to running wheels. Daily caloric intake of chow alone and then chow plus sweet milk was monitored during sedentary and active conditions. In sedentary rats (where...
Anthrax enzyme images reveal secrets of antibiotic resistance, suggest new drug design
...nt to sulfa drugs, it did not disrupt the enzyme's ability
to combine DHPP and pABA. "This subtle change is j...ds to this part of DHPS, the enzyme would lose the ability
to bind to DHPP and help the cell make folate," White said, "and if the enzyme mutated enough to avo...
Florida Tech earns $50,000 grant to create coral database
...covery at both the local and regional levels. The ability
to forecast the response of reef corals to environmental conditions, as a function of natural variability and human influence, will be a key element in the practical application of project results. Van Woesik, a noted expert on coral...
University of Alberta researcher looks for clues to mysterious disease
... Soon after the onset of A-T, children lose their ability
to write and speech becomes slow and slurred. Read...t and control flies and found the average climbing ability
to be lower for the mutant males. Aside from locomotor defects, the mutants recapitulated major symp...
A novel, safer strategy for regulating gene expression
... a ribozyme, a sequence of RNA that has the unique ability
to spontaneously cut itself in half. The ribozyme becomes part of the gene's messenger RNA (mRNA), the template that carries instructions for making the protein encoded by that gene. When the ribozyme cuts itself in half, the mRNA is cut in half, to...
$7.5 Million grant to Yale researchers for role of viruses in cancer
...virus, two herpesviruses that are unusual in their ability
to persist in patients in a latent state for many years, are the focus of George Miller, M.D., John Enders Professor of Pediatrics and professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Epidemiology and Public Health . His laboratory is anal...
DuPont scientist named one of the world's top young innovators by MIT's 'Technology Review' Magazine
...vel that electronics reached some years ago -- the ability
to monolithically integrate devices on a single chip. "Every year bandwidth increases, and it shot up tremendously with the advent of the Internet," she said. "It's caused us to take a 90-degree change in perspective in how we view traditional tele...
Northeastern University receives $12.4 million NSF grant for creation of nanomanufacturing institute
...g the greatest challenges in nanotechnology is the ability
to commercially produce devices that work at the nanoscale level, which is measured at one-billionth of a meter. If developed, these systems could catapult the field into a $1 trillion industry by 2015. The NSF grant establishes the Center for High ...
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