Tag: "failure" at biology news
Saving the whales -- how scientists measure success
...and conservation resources. "Social dysfunction," failure
to find a mate, and to reproduce successfully may ...n part, due to the "Allee" effect, or reproductive failure
due to low population density, report the researchers. They explain that biologists are currently de...
A more accurate measure of exercise ability in older people reported by San Francisco VA Medical Center researchers
...iable fitness measure for heart disease and kidney failure
patients. The conventional treadmill exercise t...l fitness of patients with heart disease or kidney failure
who, like the elderly, often can't run a long time on a treadmill, Hollenberg said. "We now have a ...
Rosetta Inpharmatics approach enables identification of gene functions
...c index early drives up both costs and the rate of failure
for new drug candidates." Rosetta Inpharmatics offers solutions to the emerging field of informational genomics. By combining the power of informatics and genomics, Rosetta has created a proprietary platform that accelerates and enhances the drug dis...
Heart failure patients with worst heart function are good candidates for pacemakers
...egular heart rhythms, it is now in favor for heart failure
patients as a way to "resynchronize" a weak and st...em we set out to solve was determining which heart failure
patients would respond best topacemakers," says David A. Kass, M.D., lead author of the study and pr...
Gene discovered for primary pulmonary hypertension
...essels. The resulting hypertension leads to heart failure
and death, generally within 3 years of diagnosis. Current treatments require continuous administration of intravenous or inhaled medication, and they prolong survival but do not cure the disorder. Sporadic cases of PPH are more common than familia...
UB biophysicist receives $2.7 million Jacob Javits award to continue distinguished research in neuroscience
...t is likely that many diseases will be traced to a failure
of some aspect of synaptic communication. "Our job is to understand the molecular and atomic events that underlie this behavior -- that is, the machinery of the brain," Auerbach said. "Why is the receptor so quiet before it comes into contact with...
Physicians have seen a rise in the number of infants suffering from rickets
...ge of 12.5 months. The infants were suffering from failure
to thrive, bone fractures and bow legs, all common problems with a vitamin D deficiency if left untreated. "Rickets, can cause severe health problems including seizures from low calcium levels," Schwartz said. "We found that the number of women who...
Canine leishmaniasis cases are confirmed in 21 states
...ease that leads to chronic debilitation and kidney failure
in dogs, and can lead to their death. Unfortunatel...h glands, weight loss, seizures, hair loss, kidney failure
and swollen limbs and joints. The disease is potentially fatal in humans, but can be treated. Whil...
More than 300 regularly prescribed medicines can damage the lungs
...me (ACE) inhibitors used to treat congestive heart failure
or hypertension, and Cordarone amiodarone administered in the treatment of ventricular arryhthmias. But some antibiotics are well up the list, as are antirheumatics (including methotrexate and several nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories), or ergot deriv...
Millinium discovers ACE2, a novel cardiovascular drug target, with potential to lead to new treatments
...Company (NYSE: LLY), Millennium's partner in heart failure
research, will pursue the development of potential...ypertension and morbidity and mortality from heart failure
by blocking the production of angiotensin II. In contrast to ACE, ACE2 is specifically expressed in...
Feeling nauseous? Research suggests your brain plays a role
...e result could be nausea and a failure
of normal digestion....
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to lead international team to accelerate investigation of immune-related genes
...edict disease susceptibility, understand treatment failure
and gauge vaccine response. A cluster of nearly 220 genes known as the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) gene complex holds clues to many unsolved medical questions: why do transplants sometimes fail despite close donor-recipient matches? What makes cer...
Bio-X grant recipient explores link between molecular chaperones and serious diseases
...art and various tissues) that may be caused by the failure
of key proteins to fold. ``Understanding how proteins fold in the cell is a central problem in modern biology,`` she observes, ``yet surprisingly little is known about how the process occurs.`` Stanford's Bio-X program agreed, this week awarding...
Hopkins wins $14 million NIH grant for genetic cardiopulmonary disease research
...o heart conditions: ischemic cardiomyopathy (heart failure
after heart attack) and transplanted heart. The researchers hope to have useful results for at least two or three of the diseases in six months. "There may be genes common to many of these conditions, or we may wind up at the same final pathway by ...
UK scientists make major advance with novel chromosome testing technique
...e to a very high incidence of very early pregnancy failure
(usually occurring before a woman is even aware sh...romosomal abnormalities play a major role in early failure
and miscarriage. Being able to detect which embryos are chromosomally 'normal' will eventually allow...
Adult stem cell therapy for heart failure proves promising
...new heart muscle in 20 of 22 rats treated. "Heart failure
is the death of functioning heart muscle," says se...die, they are permanently lost," Chiu says. Heart failure
stems from damage to the heart that leaves it unable to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. ...
Clinton names a diverse group of researchers to receive the 2000 National Medals Of Science
...to drugs that treat hypertension, congestive heart failure
and severe infection. Research bioengineer Yuan-Cheng Fung of the University of California at San Diego made major contributions to the field of aeroelasticity, which formed the defining ideas in an important area of aerospace engineering. In the ...
Carolina scientists the first to identify and purify liver stem cells
...d into the liver or spleen of patients with liver failure
and should reconstitute the patient's liver functions. "Thus, each donated liver can be used to treat many patients, and the surgical procedures will be much safer and easier on the patient and much more economical than whole-organ transplantation,"...
Zinc supplementation reduces duration of diarrheal episodes in infants in developing countries
...n a given day, and a 42% lower rate of treatment failure
or death. The positive effect was especially significant in male children 12 months old who were also malnourished. A 29% overall reduction in duration of diarrhea was evident when all 7 studies were pooled. Zinc supplementation with oral reh...
December Geology and GSA Today highlights
...ng the physics of faulting and earthquakes. Mass failure
of the North Atlantic margin triggered by the Cret...eters, making them easily the most widespread mass failure
deposits on Earth. Regional warming: Pliocene (3 Ma) paleoclimate of Europe and the Mediterranean...
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