Tag: "human" at biology news
Leader in cancer treatment and prevention research honored
...intervention strategies to halt and/or reverse the human
carcinogenesis process," Dr. Alberts said. Summing up his current work, Dr. Alberts added, "We are just beginning mechanistic studies of novel agents which hit and disable specific molecular targets in the skin, thus reversing severe sun damage, and ...
Potential for enhanced sequestration of carbon in soils supports evaluations
...hat is causing ecological disruption and threatens human
populations. The researchers note that a variety of land-use practices have apparently favorable potential for increasing carbon dioxide uptake, including intensifying cropping, adding organic material to soil, conservation tillage, and afforestation...
Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say
...eople by increasing the production of a protein in human
cells that would increase the amount of fat burne...he is investigating how memories are stored in the human
brain in hopes of finding more clues as what causes various forms of dementia, including Alzhemier's...
Climate change plus human pressure caused large mammal extinctions in late Pleistocene
...ears ago, when a combination of climate change and human
pressure resulted in the extinction of two-thirds .... Those blaming humans ascribe the extinctions to human
hunting, either through overkill - hunting that could have led to extinction in about 1,500 years - ...
Veterinary Memorial Fund transforms grief into promise
...ctly improve animal health. It also contributes to human
health by controlling or eliminating disease which can spread from animals to humans." One of the greatest benefits of the Veterinary Memorial Fund program is that the way it links community veterinarians around the state with college researchers ...
NIH awards $18.2m to The Burnham Institute to develop Center on Proteolytic Pathways
...he physiologic and pathophysiologic role of every human
protease." Equally as significant, the Center will devise computational methods for predicting the behavior of entire biochemical pathways that connect to proteases. Another outcome of research at the Center will be the development of a platform f...
Lycopene slows human prostate tumour growth in mice and combined with vitamin E is even better
... new research demonstrating a beneficial effect in human
prostate tumours grown in mice. A Phase II study t...d vitamin E or a placebo. The researchers injected human
tumour cells into the prostate of mice to see what effect the lycopene and vitamin supplements would...
UT Southwestern receives $1.78 million grant for obesity research as part of NIH Roadmap initiative
... for Human Nutrition, is lead investigator for the human
genetics and energy metabolism group. "This grant ...he next few decades," said Dr. Grundy, chairman of human
nutrition. "We're trying to get a handle on that issue from every aspect." Obesity is associated wit...
Cigarette smoke causes breaks in DNA and defects to a cell's chromosomes, Pitt study finds
...ic stability of cells. In laboratory studies using human
fibroblasts, common cells found in connective tiss...iences; and Susanne M. Gollin, Ph.D., professor of human
genetics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and co-investigator at the...
Scientists sequence genome of kind of organism central to biosphere's carbon cycle
...n width as many as 70 could fit in the width of a human
hair Thalassiosira pseudonana is among the smallest diatoms. Like its brethren, it is encased by a frustule, a rigid cell wall delicately marked with pores in patterns distinctive enough for scientists to tell the species apart. Another new finding...
Researchers find color sensitive atomic switch in bacteria
...ch are present in microbes and higher animals. In human
eyes, rhodopsin is the light-absorbing pigment of ... proteins are the most accessible targets to treat human
tissue or destroy infectious microbes, he said. More than 60 percent of medications target membrane ...
Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases
...ents for incurable diseases in other organs of the human
body. According to Michael Gilmore, PhD, Ankeny Director of Research and Chief Executive Officer of The Schepens Eye Research Institute: "This award demonstrates that NIH recognizes eye disease as one of the most important problems facing the rapidly...
Gladstone investigator Mike McCune wins prestigious NIH Director's Pioneer Award
...ghts into the mechanisms that normally support the human
immune system and the processes by which HIV can cause immunodeficiency. "Now I want to know if there are certain types of immune responses that protect against infection and others that might instead slow down the pace of disease," he explains. "...
AAAS US Presidential Candidates' Forum
...e or endorse the additional destruction of living, human
embryos," he writes. Both candidates are in favor of keeping human
cloning, or reproductive cloning illegal. To read the responses of the candidates on these and other...
New molecular link key to cellular proteins involved in cancer progression, other diseases
... to some types of cancer," said Zhang. By dividing human
cellular extract into smaller and smaller fraction...and the PcG silencing system and how it relates to human
disease, such as cancer," said Zhang....
Safety of isoflavones in dietary supplements targeted by Illinois initiative
...liam G. Helferich, a professor of food science and human
nutrition, whose research has shown that high levels of the isoflavone genistein promote the growth of cancerous cells in animal models representative of postmenopausal women with estrogen-dependent breast cancer. "Under the grant, three groups w...
Half-million dollar landmark achieved for the Methuselah Mouse Prize
... breakthrough techniques for extending the healthy human
lifespan. It will create a needed impetus and focu...This is a critical precursor to the development of human
anti-aging techniques. Currently, six teams around the world are vying for the prize, and this new c...
Cancer vaccine based on pathogenic listeria bacteria shows promise targeting metastases
...ancer vaccine, Cerus scientists now are aiming for human
trials. Cerus ultimately hopes to use the genetica...ponse. Together, these two independent arms of the human
immune system can deliver a one-two punch to cancer cells. Antigens are like a red flag to a bull --...
New research shows plants can shuffle and paste gene pieces to generate genetic diversity
...rocess can be highly efficient. Almost half of the human
genome is derived from TEs and, this value can go to an astounding 95 percent or even higher for some plants, such as the lily. "Normally transposable elements just copy themselves, said Wessler, "But there were a few anecdotal reports of plant TE...
New Arizona State center brings science to policy on issues of water resources and urban growth
...ce Foundation-funded centers that will investigate human
decision-making under climatic uncertainty. The impact of the NSF centers could be felt for years to come as populations move to areas that struggle to achieve sustainability. "DCDC is a model of our commitment to research with a purpose, which in...
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