Tag: "human" at biology news
Virginia Tech professor honored with DeLaval Award
...ges from food and fiber production to economics to human
health. The college is a national leader in incorporating technology, biotechnology, computer applications, and other recent scientific advances into its teaching program....
Modest climate change could lead to substantially more and larger fires
...rn California where fires are almost all caused by human
activities and the combination of high temperatures and dry air associated with the Santa Ana winds, not temperature by itself, McKenzie says. At the other extreme are Montana, Wyoming and New Mexico. Montana is the most sensitive, with the models p...
Protein involved in childhood disorder linked to cancer
...osomal aberrations that are an important aspect of human
carcinogenesis." Microcephalin is very similar in structure to several "mediator" proteins known to be involved in DNA checkpoint responses. Curious to see if microcephalin is involved in these responses, Stern and Xu, along with Juhie Lee, M.D./Ph.D...
Molecular motor myosin VI moves 'hand over hand,' researchers say
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- In the human
body, hundreds of different types of biomolecular ... or about 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human
hair). "First, we attached a small fluorescent dye to one of the arms and took a picture with a digi...
Other highlights in the September 1 JNCI
...ersipelostatin on the unfolded protein response in human
tumor cells and in a mouse tumor model. The drug inhibited expression of the molecular pathway in glucose-deprived tumor cells, and led to tumor cell death. In a mouse model, versipelostatin treatment inhibited tumor growth. Contact: Kazuo Shin-ya, ...
NASA satellites detect 'glow' of plankton in black waters
...on fluorescence, from the plant's chlorophyll. The human
eye cannot detect the red fluorescence. The ability to detect glowing areas of water helps researchers identify whether phytoplankton are present in large dark water patches that form off the coast of Florida. Without these data, it is impossible to...
Analysis of biological clock may lead to greater understanding of human disease
...es may eventually lead to greater understanding of human
jet lag as well as human
disease states. Engineers at the University of California, Santa Barbara's new Institute for Collabo...
Mouse study shows NPAS3 and NPAS1 genes may be linked to psychosis
...ific genetic mutations exhibit behavior similar to human
psychosis, report UT Southwestern Medical Center a... these mutated mice can be directly connected with human
disease. On the other hand, we find it intriguing that members of a Canadian family carrying a mutat...
Protemix corporation announces discovery of way to repair hearts damaged by diabetes
...dy. The study in preclinical models and in Phase 2 human
clinical trials in subjects with type-2 diabetes, showed that Laszarin TM caused increased urinary output of copper compared with treated controls. The researchers found reversed heart failure in preclinical models. They also found that the damaged ...
Professor calls for a new branch of learning
...loped to test all materials in the nanoscale where human
health could be involved. Professor Donaldson says: "We believe that efforts to untangle science and science fiction regarding the risks from nanotechnology are needed and that a focus on the potential harmful effects of nanoparticles is both timely ...
APS awards more than $140,000 to minority students of physiology
...future therapeutic strategies for the treatment of human
NEC. Alfredo Garcia III Wright State University ...luid is the primary function in many glands in the human
body. Mr. Jacob's research is focused on the function of Myosin 5c, a molecular motor protein that ...
How an insidious mutation fools DNA replication
... bacterial polymerase would behave just as did the human
polymerase in preferring to incorporate the mismatch and failing to recognize it. Also, they found, if the 8-oxoguanine-cytosine pair manages to pass through the polymerase, the distortion disappears, meaning that the chemically flawed guanine will p...
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory gets $10 million from NIH to build virtual lung
...airborne environmental agents and inhaled drugs on human
health and to answer important questions on how respiratory structure relates to function. This will greatly assist in the evaluation, diagnosis and development of treatments." PNNL established its leadership in the field in 2001 when it rolled out t...
Humans march to a faster genetic 'drummer' than primates, UC Riverside research says
...and chimpanzees. So the key to what it means to be human
resides in that other 2 percent. According to Ach...mars and Rita Zielinski, identified over 2,200 new human
specific Alu DNA repeats that are absent from the chimpanzee and most likely other primates. "The e...
Researchers improve detection of diverse anthrax strains
...highly specific and sensitive tests for anthrax in human
cases, animal cases and within the environment. Specific and sensitive tests for this pathogen are needed for effective bio-defense and forensic investigation into previous events." TIGR's scientists sequenced the genomes of five isolates, or strain...
Will a reduction in military spending improve our environmental future?
...Tuesday, September 7 at 4:00 PM EST. A champion of human
development, democracy, and demilitarization, Dr. Arias travels the globe spreading a message of peace and applying the lessons garnered from the Central American Peace Process to topics of current global debate, such as the current and future state ...
Advances in tumor angiogenesis Dendritic cells co-opted to the dark side
... the investigators generated and then confirmed in human
ovarian cancer. This work may lead to new approach...mal model of ovarian cancer resemble those seen in human
ovarian cancer," says Coukos. "We have recapitulated what happens in human
tumors." Thus, VEGF promo...
Scientists fear new Ebola outbreak may explain sudden gorilla disappearance
...the Ebola virus, which, in addition to threatening human
lives, would threaten tens of thousands of great a...Society and the University of Rennes, need greater human
and financial resources to enhance monitoring in the park, in order to determine which species, if a...
Better living through urban ecology
...cosystem Studies, comments, "By linking studies of human
populations and social institutions with traditional ecological studies, BES research has revealed unexpected patterns and processes in the Baltimore ecosystem. Renewed funding will allow us to investigate the ecological and social feedbacks underlyi...
New tool predicts how long pollutants will stay in soil
...udy how medications move from the bloodstream into human
tissue. At an American Chemical Society meeting last year, Nguyen heard a lecture in which Kai Uwe Goss, a senior research scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, suggested that this approach might be used to...
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