Tag: "abnormalities" at biology news
The CIA Would Like To Know What Scientists Are Seeing Over The Rainbow
...ges linked to disease. They identified structural abnormalities
in chromosomes from several different samples obtained from diagnostic laboratories, and demonstrated the value of the technique in identifying a breast cancer cell with a large number of broken and rearranged chromosomes and extra genetic material. ...
Calorie Restriction Reduces Age-Related Muscle Loss
...involved age-related fiberloss and enzyme and gene abnormalities
in rat muscle. "We were surprised to find that in...eletions. "These findings support the notion that abnormalities
inmitrochondrial activity may contribute to sarcopenia," said Weindruch. "CRinitiated in late middle...
Second Gene Responsible For Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Identified
... cells, the brain's connectivetissue. Other brain abnormalities
include distortion and migration of certainneurons. TSC is inherited as an autosomal dominant disorder, meaning that any person withTSC has a 50 percent chance of transmitting the defective gene to each of his orher children, who will then have TSC. ...
Purdue Researchers Track Oil Spill's Effects On Sea Otters
...the project in 1989, when project scientists found abnormalities
in the sea otters' blood. Snyder joined the team in 1995. "The researchers wanted to know whether the animal's immune system had been compromised," Snyder explains. "I have a clinical immunology lab here at Purdue, where we've evaluated the immune sy...
Low B Vitamin Levels Common In Many People Linked To Increased Heart Disease, Stroke Risk
...regnant women has been associated with neural tube abnormalities
leading to such diseases as spina bifida, a crippling birth defect. On Jan. 1, a governmental folic acid fortification program began to add thevitamin to cereals, grain products and flour. Omenn says that supplements of 400 ug folic acid may be neede...
Sexually Active Younger Women Are At Higher Risk For Infection With Human Papillomavirus
...nital infections with certain types of HPV andcell abnormalities
of the cervix and cervical cancer." "The incidence of HPV infection in sexually active young college women isalarming. Furthermore, we currently have no effective way to prevent infection. The need for topical microbicides and effective vaccines is u...
Rare Mutation Find May Offer Clues To Treating Osteoporosis
... WakeForest research, which involves other genetic abnormalities
and may evolve intoa center for genetic and clinical craniofacial research. "With these families, we have heard all kinds of interesting patienthistories such as kids getting hit in the head with baseball bats and were nothurt even though the b...
Chromosomal Abnormalities Key For Prediting Leukemia Outcome
...ow leukemiapatients has confirmed that chromosomal abnormalities
seen in many of thesepatients can help determine t...kemia patientsfor which information on chromosomal abnormalities
was prospectively collected. The study of chromosomal abnormalities
is known as cytogenetics. ...
Using PET Scans To Monitor Cancer Cells' Activity And Predict Who Will Develop Alzheimer's, Other Diseases
...ine-18 labeledL-DOPA is used to identify the early abnormalities
of dopamine synthesis at atime of mild symptoms and normal structural imaging studies. PET is now beingused to assess therapeutic interventions that would seek to stop or reverse themetabolic alterations on these degenerative diseases, according to P...
Shuttle Mission's "Neurolab" To Study Nervous System
...tell us how exposureto lack of gravity may lead to abnormalities
in the otolith organs, relevant tolong-term space flight and to certain kinds of posture and balance problems inpeople on Earth." Other benefits of the aquatic studies aboard Neurolab are development ofan electrode that offers potential use...
Human Bone Disorder Reproduced In Mice
...nto mice, andgrow human bone with the same type of abnormalities
seen in the patients. Thetechnique holds promise for creating animal models to study many forms of humanbone disease, with the hope of discovering the underlying causes and developingnovel treatments. The success of the procedure, reported in the A...
Researchers Identify Protein Critical To Urine Concentration
...orin mutations in genetic diseases associated with abnormalities
of fluid balance." ###...
Renowned Breast Cancer Experts Present Latest Findings At UCSF Cancer Center Symposium
...-- to obtaindetailed read-outs of the many genetic abnormalities
commonly present in cancercells. Jeffery Struewing, MD, of the NCI's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Geneticsaims to determine just how cancerous "cancer genes" really are. In hispresentation, Struewing will describe creative scientific approach...
Pediatric Academic Societies Report Progress In Children's Health
... College of Medicine found noconsistent pattern of abnormalities
in these children. In fact, more than 75percent of the babies studied had no major problems, the same as a group ofbabies who were not exposed to cocaine in utero. Behnke is an associateprofessor of pediatrics. School-based intervention helps reduce...
UB Fertility Researchers Find They Can Predict Pregnancy By Assessing Two Sperm Abnormalities
...ow levels of two sperm abnormalities. The two abnormalities
-- premature chromosomal decondensation and premature acrosome reaction, which are overlooked in a standard semen analysis -- had never been linked to low pregnancy rates, said Lani J. Burkman, Ph.D., UB assistant professor of gynecology and obstetri...
Researchers Discover Novel Gene Family Responsible For Pacemaker Activity In Brain And Heart
...chers in developing drugs thatwill target specific abnormalities
of the brain and heart. "At this point, thefield is in its infancy," cautions Dr. Siegelbaum....
Mouse Model Of Down Syndrome Offers Glimpse Into Role Of Specific Genes In TheDisorder
...extrachromosome that cause the mental and physical abnormalities
associated with thedisorder. And this lack of kno...yndrome and the learning, behavioral andstructural abnormalities
observed in the genetically engineered mice. However,they said, their new mouse model should yield ...
Gene Linked To Glaucoma, Hydrocephalus, And Other Birth Defects
...nedthat the same gene was involved in both sets of abnormalities
When Hogan's group sequenced the mf1 gene ...e pressures in the mice to determine whethersubtle abnormalities
exist. "We're interested in seeing whether certain abnormalities
are more orless severe depe...
Multi-Center Study Provides Guidelines For Genetic Testing In Women With Breast Cancer: BRCA Abnormalities Multiply Risk Of Ovarian Cancer
... Nearly 40% of the participants were found to have abnormalities
in either of twogenes responsible for most heredit...t if they have the hereditary form of the disease; abnormalities
inBRCA1 and BRCA2 in women with breast cancer were found to be associated with a10-fold increase in ...
Genetic Screening May Be Tool For Selecting Cancer Treatment, Research Suggests
...t University School of Medicine. Inherited abnormalities
in the BRCA2 gene are responsible for a numberof familial cancers, including breast, prostate and ovarian cancer. Mutations inthe gene have also been found in about 10 percent of pancreatic cancers. One of BRCA2's jobs is to help repair break...
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