Tag: "growth" at biology news
Poplar DNA code cracked -- a step in combating global warming?
...ide large quantities of wood, to synchronize their growth
with the seasons, and to adapt themselves to changing environmental conditions. They have these vital properties, because they must be able to survive for many years in the same location. Knowledge of the genome of the poplar (Populus trichocarpa) al...
16th EORTC NCI AACR Symposium 'Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics'
...mpens: Study shows lycopene and vitamin E inhibits growth
of prostate tumours in mice, underpinning epidemiological evidence. Phase II trial in patients now under way. * Dr. Olivier Feron: A revolutionary approach to angiogenesis - exploiting tumour blood vessels to boost chemotherapy and radiotherapy inste...
A novel, safer strategy for regulating gene expression
...and make the desired protein such as a hormone or growth
factor needed by the body. "Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the new work is that, in conjunction with other technologies, we will likely be able to 'tailor' gene regulation systems to respond to any drug or chemical," says Dr. Richard Mulligan, d...
$7.5 Million grant to Yale researchers for role of viruses in cancer
...elated cellular genes cause cells to escape normal growth
controls and induce cancer. "Because viruses are so well-defined and relatively simple compared to their host cells, we are optimistic that studies supported by this grant will continue to identify new targets for therapy and suggest new approache...
Study explores gene transfer to modify underlying course of Alzheimer's disease
... technique that uses gene therapy to deliver nerve growth
factor into regions of the brain where neurons are degenerating, in order to prevent cell death and reverse cell atrophy, two hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. If successful, this could be a major step toward modifying the course of the disease. Rush...
The book opens on the first tree genome
...t economy. It will help us farm trees with desired growth
and wood quality characteristics, while protecting...s, for example wood formation, longevity, seasonal growth
and hardiness patterns, mean that Populus now can be used to study many fundamental biological quest...
DuPont scientist named one of the world's top young innovators by MIT's 'Technology Review' Magazine
...tions that have the potential to fuel new economic growth
and dramatically change the future. In addition to the recognition for Dr. Petrucci-Samija, Dr. Chowdhry will participate in a panel discussion titled, "From Lab to Market: Where Technology is Headed - The Research Director's Point of View." The pa...
NSF awards 22 new projects for plant genome research
...apple trees that affect the disease resistance and growth
of the plant. Cotton is the world's most important... so particular genes can be expressed during plant growth
and development (ChromDB), to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on the genomes of grains and grasses (Gr...
Certain genes boost fish oils' protection against breast cancer
...stingly, laboratory studies have shown that cancer growth
is suppressed by n-3 fatty acid byproducts, and the suppression is enhanced by drugs that increase lipid peroxidation. When antioxidants are introduce to battle the effects of peroxidation, though, the cancer continues to grow. "Our findings may have...
$2.7 million grant to support creation of virtual zebrafish atlas
...ctures such as organs. "There has been phenomenal growth
in the zebrafish research community due to the zebrafish's compelling experimental characteristics and its capacity to model human disease," said Cheng, who is working with co-investigator Stephen Moorman, Ph.D., of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...
Experimental drug shown to block mutant protein causing blood disease
...imental drug that blocks signals promoting runaway growth
of blood cells. The researchers also tested the dr...inase signal switches. Gleevec blocks uncontrolled growth
signals in Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor. The Dana-Farber scientis...
Key stimulator of colorectal cancer identified
... which stimulate PPARd may encourage abnormal cell growth
in certain populations at risk for CRC. In addition, it is possible that blocking PPARd might prove useful for prevention and/or treatment of CRC." ...
Research suggests new avenue for stopping, preventing colon cancer
...at activate PPARdelta "may encourage abnormal cell growth
in certain populations at risk for colorectal cancer," DuBois cautioned. DuBois credited Sudhansu K. Dey, Ph.D., who directs the division of Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt, with maintaining the PPARdelta "knockout" mouse colony ...
Prion propagation: Avoiding the toxic oligomer
...called oligomers, is associated with amyloid fiber growth
and formation. Mounting evidence suggests these am...tion and polymerization progress. Initially, fiber growth
rate was tied to the concentration of NM monomers; but as concentrations increased, growth
rate was ...
New anti-inflammatory strategy for cancer therapy identified by UCSD researchers
...r breast cancer showed that cancer metastasis, the growth
of malignant tumors beyond the original site, was ...e upper hand, and with TNFα, stimulates tumor growth
faster than TRAIL can inhibit it. "Our results suggest that is it possible to use NF-kB or TNF...
Amyloid fibers sprout one step at a time
...st system also provides an excellent model for the growth
and aggregation of amyloid protein, said Weissman....molecule fluorescence technology" to observe fiber growth
directly. In this technique, an immobilized fiber is first tagged with one fluorescent molecule. Whe...
Researchers develop fast track way to discover how cells are regulated
...ork for gene expression that is implicated in cell growth
and development. The study was published today in ... might be regulatory sequences responsible for the growth
and development of the worm's foregut, or pharynx. They were able to identify a total of seven candi...
US investment firm gives away Rhode Island-sized lands in Chile
...are home to the world's southernmost stands of old growth
forests as well as unique grasslands, rivers and wetlands containing extraordinary wildlife. The more than 680,000 acres (272,000 hectares) of Chilean land were donated to WCS by the Goldman Sachs Charitable Fund in a novel and powerful alliance that...
Popular Science announces Third Annual 'Brilliant 10'
...ything from the way cells consume nutrients to the growth
rates of trees to how deforestation could affect global levels of carbon dioxide. Claire Gmachl , 37, Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) for her work in the field of laser physics. Once perfected, Gmachl's tiny, ingenious devices--quantum-casca...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...extracts combined with lactic acid may inhibit the growth
of bacteria in meat and fish say researchers from Massachusetts. Their findings appear in the September 2004 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Listeria monocytogenes, the cause of many food-borne i...
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