Tag: "disease" at biology news
Study Links Viruses And Vascular Diseases
...osis, physicians may somedaybe able to prevent the disease
with a vaccine, Virgin says. But even if that'sthe...asu's arteritis, temporal arteritis and Kawasaki's disease
-- whoseorigins have always been a mystery. The early stages of these diseases aremarked by rashes a...
Researchers Closing In On Gene For Paralytic Disorder
...tracked down the gene responsible for a paralyzing disease
that has plagued atleast eight generations of a Maryland family, the Mattinglys. In a paper published in March's American Journal of Human Genetics,researchers report they have mapped the defective gene responsible for thisillness, a form of...
Pharmacogenesis: Postgenomic Drug Discovery Through Developmental Biology
... functional relationship between specificgenes and disease
processes. This powerful technology enables researchers toselect and validate optimal therapeutic targets. On March 26 and 27 in Boston, Mass., more than 25 of the leading developmentalbiology researchers and clinicians will describe the field's hi...
UF Researchers Use Gene Therapy To Prevent Hypertension, Organ Damage
...high blood pressure and arenot completely sure the disease
is genetic. There could be other factorsinvolved, including diet and lifestyle," he said. Other collaborators on the study include Phyllis Reaves, a postdoctoralfellow in physiology; Dr. Di Lu, a resident in pathology; and KathleenBerecek and...
Reclaimed Waste Water Can Augment Municipal Drinking-Water Supplies But Concerns Must Be Addressed
...ion of new pathogens. Most outbreaksof waterborne disease
in the United States are caused by parasites and v...hould undertake populationstudies that compare the disease
rates over time among individuals exposed toreclaimed water to the disease
rates among individuals w...
Virulent Fungus Devastating Potato Crops
...ow the fungus reproduces rapidly. The late blight disease
cycle of penetration, colonization, sporulation an...re fungicide. Other solutions, such as developing disease
resistant varieties, they say, could be five to 15 years away from introduction. The article, "Re-em...
Age Of Bacterial Meningitis Patients And Subtypes Of Disease Have Changed
Substantially Within Past Decade
... In Atlanta, 225 cases of invasive meningococcal disease
occurred duringthe eight-year period. Although th...per year remained fairlyconstant, the incidence of disease
in adults over the age of 17 increased from29% of cases in 1989 to 54% of cases in 1996. In contras...
Change In HIV May Precipitate AIDS
...t form of HIV found in aperson's body early in the disease
process. Later in the course of the disease,a different strain of the virus often predominates, and that strain is called"T-tropic," because it attacks T lymphocytes almost exclusively. Researchers speculate whether AIDS develops partly beca...
Over 4700 Technical Sessions Will Reveal New Findings At National Chemists' Meeting In Dallas, March 29 - April 2
...include: Inhibiting amyloid plaque in Alzheimer's disease
Radiopharmaceuticals designed to monitor cancer therapy Naturally occurring inhibitors of HIV Three years of NAFTA and its impact on the chemical industry Roles and accomplishments of women and minorities in chemistry Chemical patents ...
The Bug Stops Here
...es is about to begin. Investigation of periodontal disease
is alsounder way. Scientists still don't know whic...yperiodontitis -- a persistent form of periodontal disease
that does not respond toantibiotics or conventional therapy. Using the checkerboard technique, Paste...
Dog Blindness Gene May Help Humans
...presents the first use of the map foridentifying a disease
locus," says Elaine Ostrander, a molecular biologi...hat can develop PRA aresuspected of having prcd, a disease
that causes dogs born with normal vision to develop to night blindness and then totalblindness. The ...
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Launches Innovative Therapeutics Development Centers
...n seize these opportunities to intervene in the disease
process through promising new CF treatments. Th... Cystic fibrosis is a complex, fatal genetic disease
that affects about 30,000 children and adults in this country. Despite the increasing lifespan fo...
Late Blight Battle Goes Online, Marking 150 Year Struggle Since Irish Potato Famine
... and the perfect weather conditions for the potato disease
fungusarrived. What soon would become know histor...ization dedicated to the study andcontrol of plant disease
with more than 5,000 members worldwide....
UPMC Researchers Report On Gene Therapy Advances
... UPMC researchers are attempting to remedy disease
complications throughgene therapy in an animal model of the disease. In one study, researchersinvestigated the capacity of certain bone marrow cells to navigate back to bone. Researchers tracked genetically marked bone marrow cells from the injectio...
Jefferson Researchers Use Gene Therapy To Treat Rare, Inherited Brain Disease
... colleagues there and at Yale University. Canavan disease
is an inherited neurological disorder characterize...ing the nerve cells that acts as an insulator. The disease
is caused by a genetic flaw in which an enzyme fails to be produced. The disease
is incurable, resul...
Sex Differences In Heart Disease May Be Due To Enzyme That Breaks Down Fat
..." known as LDL -- mayexplain why men develop heart disease
earlier than women, say scientists todayat the Ame... HDL levels (the good cholesterol) and lower heart disease
rates thanmen," says the study's lead author, John E. Hokanson, Ph.D. "We have observed in the past...
Soy Protein With Phytoestrogens Inhibit Atherosclerosis Progression As Well As Premarin
...rapy generally is thought to preventcardiovascular disease
in postmenopausal women at least in part because itinhibits atherosclerosis. And one key issue is whether soy phytoestrogens work as well as Premarin-- the standard mammalian estrogen therapy. The research team headed by Mary S. Antho...
Study Suggests Triglyceride Levels May Be Considered An Independent Risk Factor
For Heart Attack In Some People
...idemia, which is linked to the occurrence of heart disease
in somepeople. Elevated triglycerides may be a co...ls are related to increased risk of ischemic heart disease
inmen independent of other major risk factors such as total cholesterol and HDL(high-density lipopro...
Growth Factors Shown To Increase Vitamin C In The Immune System
...er since vitamin C was found to prevent scurvy-- a disease
that has killed millions of people throughout history-- scientists have known that the vitamin plays an essential role in thebody's defense against disease. Immune cells, for example, are known toaccumulate and retain high levels of vitamin C, but ...
Chromosomal Abnormalities Key For Prediting Leukemia Outcome
...her line of therapy available to AMLpatients whose disease
doesnt respond well to chemotherapy. A patients cytogenetics helps determine treatment by identifyingthe subtypes of leukemia that are likely to respond to a certain type oftherapy and those that probably wont. For example, a...
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