Tag: "growth" at biology news
Society for conservation biology conference
...ns projects that almost all the world's population growth
will occur in cities over the next 30 years. It's expected that as early as 2007, more than half the world's population will live in urban areas. This fast-paced urbanization is expected to pose significant challenges to conserving ecosystems and s...
Gene therapy alternative to calcium channel blockers
... arrhythmias, as well as hypertrophy (uncontrolled growth
of muscle tissue), apoptosis (programmed cell death) and cardiac remodeling. "Our hope is that further research and eventually human clinical trials will prove the benefits of gene therapies for the treatment of other ailments, and that these treat...
Study suggests first molecular target to halt spread of HPV
...mportantly, their critical role in overcoming cell growth
control pathways," said Clawson, who is also direc...two different substances to see if they would halt growth
of the HPV lesions." Clawson's team first used library selection, a process by which sites on the s...
'Weed from hell' found in Texas
...in the flowering stage, then mow again. When plant growth
is in the first flower stage actively growing, spray with a broadleaf herbicide such as Remedy. Use one quart per acre with labeled rates of nonionic surfactant in 40 gallons/acre of water, Redmon said. By the time the task force learned about the J...
Structure solved at Scripps shows how one human protein reduces potency of chemotherapy
...gs, such as "alkylating" agents, which inhibit the growth
of cancer cells by damaging their DNA. DNA, the m... replication of that DNA. This can retard a cell's growth
and lead to its deaththe desirable outcome for cancer cells. The damage these agents cause may not ...
Animal research suggests plant estrogens in soy do not increase breast cancer risk
..., the estrogens found in soy do not stimulate cell growth
and other markers for cancer risk," said Charles E...oncerns that isoflavones may stimulate breast cell growth
and increase the risk of breast cancer." Wood and colleagues measured how a diet high in soy isoflla...
Other highlights in the July 7 JNCI
...scuss the importance of RET inhibitors to slow the growth
of thyroid tumors. Contact: Franco Zunino, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, 39-02-2390-2267, email@example.com Study Finds Possible Mechanism for Acrylamide's Mutagenicity Acrylamide, a known rodent carcinogen, is found in many comm...
RICE gets $1.1m from DOD to study neurofibromatosis
...or new drugs that will limit or eliminate NF-tumor growth
in people." Stern's team has received a new four-y...o determine whether NF1 regulates peripheral nerve growth
by activating a molecule called protein kinase A. If so, the molecule, known as PKA, might be a usef...
UCSD team determines cellular stress within body is critical
...d osmotic stress is of critical importance to cell growth
and the body's immune response against infection. ...onment of tumors is unique because the unregulated growth
of malignant cells does not allow for the normal development of blood and lymph vessels within the t...
New compound 'highly efficacious' at reducing human tumour growth
...s in the cell division cycle. Vascular endothelial growth
factor (VEGF) / VEGF-receptor tyrosine kinase (VEGF-RTK) and platelet-derived growth
factor (PDGF)-RTKs are two molecules known to be involved in tumour angiogenesis. The new compound,...
Protein controls acid in cells by direct detection of volume changes, study finds
... the study. "The control of acidity regulates cell growth
and proliferation." Hormones and many other signals that control cell growth
and proliferation act on NHE1, he said. "Our study shows that as cell volume increases, this transpo...
Digital evolution reveals the many ways to get to diversity
...and glucose starts to run out, so the population's growth
slows. Meanwhile, he said, mutant fructose-eating organisms, which maybe aren't quite so vociferous, haven't run out of food. While their greedy neighbors are suffering from glucose famine, they are able to thrive and gain a foothold. "We show why m...
ALL survivors bear genetic damage from life-saving chemotherapy
...mbers of replicating cell populations during their growth
and development stages than adults have, they are more susceptible than adults to effects of the chemotherapies genotoxicity." ALL is the most common pediatric malignancy, but many ALL patients respond well to chemotherapeutic interventions....
The key to cell motility
...several human diseases. Rac is involved in tumor growth
and metastasis in cancer; it is important for the ...he entire gamut of a cell's life, from its initial growth
and differentiation, to its movement and division, and finally to its death. They are important for ...
UNC scientists discover molecular pathway leading to nerve growth and regeneration
... discovered key steps involved in regulating nerve growth
and regeneration that may have implications for sp...nal Neuron, for the first time describes how nerve growth
factor (NGF) stimulates a sequence of proteins a molecular pathway that promotes nerve growth. "It...
Deserts and rainforests are equally productive during drought
...iency (RUEmax), or effective productivity of plant growth
per unit of precipitation converges to a common va...ost limiting, in any of the 14 sites - and compare growth
production in that year - the rate of growth
production in all biomes converges to a RUEmax that is ...
Early dexamethasone exposure has long-term neurodevelopment, neuroendocrine effects
...rowth. The researchers observed decreased somatic growth
observed in the dexamethasone-treated pups attributed to the drug's direct effects on catabolism and tissue accretion. Dexamethasone-treated animals were also found to have decreased gross brain weights. When corrected for variations in somatic weig...
Endometriosis: Could angiostatic therapy be the new treatment of the future?
...hether it could interfere with the maintenance and growth
of existing lesions. They used four angiostatic compounds: anti-human vascular endothelial growth
factor (anti-hVGF), TNP-470, endostatin and anginex. They tested the compounds on human endometrium...
Innovative efforts target epigenetics, molecular imaging
... and other diseases by upsetting the cell's normal growth
cycle. There is also evidence in mice that some imprinted genes may play a role in behavior. The interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Feinberg, who has pioneered the study of epigenetics in cancer, will develop tools to create comprehensive, genome-wide...
Kaposi's sarcoma virus 'reprograms' blood vessel cells into lymphatic cells
...e of the genes we identified as associated with KS growth
may be targets for potential new therapies." He noted that the study's first author Young-Kwon Hong, PhD, a member of Detmar's research team at the CBRC is studying how Prox1 is activated and looking for additional factors involved in the "lymphati...
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