Tag: "benign" at biology news
Weevils Wipe Out Killer Weeds In Papua New Guinea
...h for Australia's "six-legged ambassadors" - tiny benign
insects now saving crops, family livelihoods, industries and ecosystems around the Asia Pacific region. Water hyacinth infestations clogging up the Sepik River wetlands were causing great hardship to people using the rivers and streams to move...
Gene Therapy May Suppress Uterine Fibroids
...eiomyoma tumors---commonly known as fibroids---are benign
growths that develop in the uterus and often cause...s. On the other hand, uterine leiomyoma cells are benign
and slow-growing and their symptoms can be relieved by reducing the tumors. Unlike malignant cells,...
New Test May Reduce Need For Some Prostate Cancer Biopsies
...enwith cancer than in those without cancer or with benign
prostate enlargement,says Partin. "Now we can figure with more accuracy who not to biopsy," he says.In the past, he adds, using the percentage of free PSA (%FPSA) to determine riskwas clouded by such factors as prostate size and the total amount of P...
Prostate Cancer Switch May Yield Map Of Cancer Machinery, Targets For Drugs
...guished by their tendency to linger at arelatively benign
stage for many years, but to suddenly transform into a deadlyform that spreads, or metastasises, throughout the body. The scientists are Russ Carstens and Mariano Garcia-Blanco of the DukeUniversity Medical Center department of pharmacology ...
Testing Sought For Brighteners, Natural Substance In Spices, Cosmetic Chemical, Three Herbs, A Natural Oil And A Fertilizer
...he United States, is usedextensively to self-treat benign
prostatehyperplasia -- an enlarged prostate. Controlledstudies have not shown it to be effective for BPHand the Food and Drug Administration considers itmislabeled when sold for this purpose. The Interagency Committee for Chemical Evaluationand Coor...
Peutz-Jeghers Disease Gene Identified: Enzyme Loss Causes Polyps And Cancer
...aries, testis, breast and uterus. The growth of benign
hamartomatous tissue appears to be the basis for the later development of malignant neoplasms. Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is inherited in affected families, but can also appear sporadically. The first step to identify the molecular caus...
Increased Amount Of Enzyme In Brain May Be Marker Of Alzheimer's Disease
... influence the transformation of the plaque from a benign
to amalignant form. "One potential pattern for such a companion molecule would be to have apreferential association with the mature rather than early stages of amyloidplaques," Mesulam said. Of all the companion molecules associate...
UF Researcher Designs Pill To Control Mosquitoes
... as the deadly diet pill. The mosquito fen-phen is benign
environmentally. Unlike DDT and some other pesticides, it does not alter the environment in any way, except for poisoning the larval lunch. Mosquitoes that feed on the hormone-laced chlorella starve to death within 72 hours. "This is a natural bullet...
First Selenium-Based Orally-Active Antihypertensive May Lead To New Family Of Therapeutic Agents
...e journal NatureMedicine , showed that a normally benign
virus can mutate and causeheart damage in experimental animals that have a selenium deficiency. Four patents have been issued for the compounds. Georgia Tech's research on selenium-based antihypertensives wassponsored by the U.S. National Institut...
Second Gene Responsible For Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Identified
...d by anumber of abnormalities, including seizures, benign
tumors in several organs,and variable emotional an...on the face. These facialbumps are actually small benign
tumors that have a vascular, dermal, andconnective tissue component to them. Individuals with TSC m...
UW Smogmobile Offers Cleaner, Safer Alternative To Gas Or Electric Cars
...removed from the air and could be disposed of in a benign
manner. Hertzberg pursued the smogmobile project in part to pull the plug on the electric car bandwagon being propelled by laws in California and elsewhere that require 10 percent of all cars sold to be zero-emission vehicles. Heralded as the most en...
NIH Team Discovers Endocrine Tumor Gene
...NIH) has identified a gene that can cause multiple benign
tumors of the parathyroid and pituitary glands, as...t for the design of drugs to prevent or treat both benign
and malignant endocrine tumors. The MEN1 gene, a tumor suppressor gene--a gene that inhibits abnorma...
Prostate Cancer's Aggressiveness May Be Predicted Early By The Ratio Of Free To Total PSA
...tate disease such as infection, enlargement called benign
prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or cancer. Part of the PSA binds proteins in the blood and some PSA remains free or unbound. Free and bound PSA make up total PSA in serum. Men whose total PSA levels are high may have an infection, prostate enlargement, ...
New Study Shows Steps Leading To Colon Cancer
...nitely, or it prevents them from dying, leading to benign
tumors that can later become malignant. "It is now clear that this sort of mistake underlies essentially all cases of colon cancer and many melanomas, a form of skin cancer difficult to treat," he said. A report on the findings, supported by the ...
Prostate Cancer May Be Predicted 10 Years Before Diagnosis
...al PSA levels are high may have prostate cancer or benign
prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), an enlarged prostate gland. Earlier studies have found that the rate of increase in total PSA levels over several years is one of the best indicators of whether prostate cancer is present. Currently, most physicians tes...
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