Tag: "attacks" at biology news
Exercise and imaging tests predict heart events in high-risk families
...e an effective method to predict and prevent heart attacks
and other events among adult siblings of heart disease patients, a Johns Hopkins study has found. The paired tests identified hidden heart disease among one in five seemingly healthy adults ages 30 to 59 who had a brother or sister with heart disea...
Genetically modified crops in India produced greater yields, reduced pesticide use, new study finds
...udies in India show that crop damage from bollworm attacks
averaged 50 to 60 percent. In the study, the researchers found that average yields for Bt cotton were a remarkable 80 percent greater than their non-Bt counterparts, and 87 percent greater than the local cotton hybrids. In addition, the Bt cotton cr...
SRS research highlights from the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Symposium
... older trees infected with red heart fungus, which attacks
and softens the heartwood. Even with this advantage, digging out a cavity can take from one to six years. Richard Conner, research wildlife biologist at the SRS Wildlife Habitat and Silviculture unit located in Nacogdoches, TX, presented research con...
Invading weeds escaped old enemies, brought immunity
...argues that invaders' success results from reduced attacks
by natural enemies from their native habitat, while the biotic-resistance hypothesis says invaders' impacts are limited by interactions with native species, including natural enemies, in their new habitat," she notes. " Our study found that both fact...
New study validates criteria for safe, rapid treatment of patients with cocaine-related chest pain
...ld. Cocaine accounts for up to 25 percent of heart attacks
in patients between the ages of 18 and 45. The stu...mation was available, only four had nonfatal heart attacks
during the 30 days after discharge. All four had continued to use cocaine after their release and ha...
World shark attacks sink for second year in row, UF research shows
...a report shows. The annual total of 60 unprovoked attacks
worldwide was less than the 72 reported in 2001 an...at UF. Not only did the number drop, fewer of the attacks
were serious. The number of fatalities declined to three in 2002, from five in 2001 and 13 in 2000. ...
NIH study shows MRI provides faster, more accurate way to diagnose heart attacks
...for what could mean a dramatic change in how heart attacks
are diagnosed - and how rapidly patients receive t...dictor of acute coronary syndrome - for both heart attacks
and unstable angina," said Dr. Andrew Arai, principal investigator of the study, who leads the cardi...
Flying SnifferSTAR may aid civilians and US military
...ride on small aerial drones to detect possible gas attacks
on cities and military bases has been created by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in partnership with Lockheed Martin Corporation. The patented device, which detects nerve gases and blister agents, operates on only half a watt of electrica...
AVANT to develop an oral anthrax and plague vaccine for U.S. Department of Defense
...a next-generation biodefense vaccine. The anthrax attacks
of 2001 were a tragic reminder of the need for modern vaccines to protect our men and women in uniform as well as the public at large. I commend DoD's efforts in this area, and I look forward to yet another successful application of AVANT's vaccine ...
Researchers find enzyme that triggers hardening of the arteries
...gh atherosclerosis is a major contributor to heart attacks
and strokes. The confirmation of the relationship between the enzyme, ACAT2, and low density lipoproteins (LDL -- the bad cholesterol) may point to a new way of treating hardening of the arteries. "Our results support the rationale of pharmacolog...
Suppressing immune system reverses otherwise untreatable case of blood disease
...diseases such as lupus, in which the immune system attacks
a person's own tissues. Therefore, even with daily plasmapheresis, the disease returns in about 25 percent of patients. In 2000, Sadler's team, in collaboration with investigators at the University of Washington in Seattle, identified a protein in ...
OXiGENE announces commencement of Phase I/II clinical trial of Combretastatin A4 Prodrug
...h a chemotherapy drug called Carboplatin. CA4P attacks
the vasculature structure of solid tumors and other diseases characterized by the formation of aberrant blood vessels. The compound triggers a change in the shape of endothelial cells lining a tumor's blood vessels. This in turn blocks the flow of bl...
First study to show the potential for effective prevention of migraine with an AT1 receptor blocker
...therapy should only be considered if more than two attacks
occur per month, acute medications prove ineffective, severity justifies prevention, or if there is a need to improve the efficacy of symptomatic treatments. Recommended treatments for migraine prevention vary from country to country. Common treatm...
New study ties moderate beer drinking to lower heart attack risk
A beer a day may help keep heart attacks
away, according to a group of Israeli researchers....beer-drinking group, the researchers say. No heart attacks
occurred among either patient group during the study period, they say. The patients are currently be...
OXiGENE announces phase II clinical trial of lead anti-tumor compound in thyroid cancer
...th achemotherapy drug called Carboplatin. CA4P attacks
the vascular structure of solid tumors and otherdiseases characterized by the formation of aberrant blood vessels. Thecompound triggers a change in the shape of endothelial cells lining atumor's blood vessels. This in turn blocks the flow of blood to...
Children's Hospital Boston researchers regenerate zebrafish heart muscle
...omeday benefit millions of people who suffer heart attacks
or experience other forms of cardiac injury. The zebrafish is the subject of active study because of its ability to regenerate spinal cord, retina, and fins. This finding points to the study of zebrafish heart regeneration as a means to understand a...
New UNC emergency room wall chart will help health workers respond to chemical terrorism
... staff recognize and cope with illnesses caused by attacks
with anthrax, plague, botulism or smallpox. "Response to the poster from physicians and other health-care workers not only across the state, but also throughout the nation was phenomenal," said Karen K. Hoffmann, associate director of the University...
UIC scientists provide first images of HIV in living cells
...d of proteins and genetic material. When the virus attacks
an immune cell, it fuses with the cell's membrane and releases its particle core inside. But what those particles do once they are inside -- in particular, how they arrive at the nucleus to hijack the cell's genetic machinery and begin reproducing t...
Livermore researchers apply combat simulation technology to homeland security
...s vulnerability to terrorism, preventing terrorist attacks
within the United States, and responding to and recovering from any attacks
that do occur. The Laboratory's extensive scientific and technical expertise will be utilized to pr...
Outbreak of native oak borers threatens Ozark forests
...the red oaks of Arkansas and Oklahoma. Drought and attacks
by other insects such as walkingsticks and grasshoppers, combined with the advanced age and high density of the oak stands, may have contributed to a general state of decline that has left the oaks particularly vulnerable to red oak borers. "Right no...
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