Tag: "immediate" at biology news
Exercise and healthy weight delay cancer even among women with highest genetic risk
...n did not have a history of breast cancer in their immediate
family. In nearly all those 52 cases, the mutation had come from the father. "Mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 are inherited from fathers as often as from mothers, although fathers are rarely affected with breast cancer. So if a family is small, there ma...
UCSD, VA and Cal-(IT) wireless technology to enhance mass casualty treatment in disasters
...rent disaster plans, initial responders provide an immediate
scene assessment, followed by the establishment of...a component of the PDA which displays a map of the immediate
region, so that providers can avoid entering a "hot zone" while caring for patients. This technolog...
Experimental hantavirus vaccine elicits strong antibody response in primates
...nge, we got nearly complete protection." While the immediate
need is for a vaccine against HFRS, the USAMRIID team believes the DNA vaccine approach could one day be used to develop a multivalent vaccine for hantaviruses that would be broadly protective against HPS and other forms of the disease. "This work i...
Saliva spits out information on chemical exposure
...t's possible to develop a portable device to yield immediate
results from a small amount of saliva. Such a devi...r development at PNNL is being designed to provide immediate
results and be simple enough to be operated in the field by technicians with little training. "We ha...
Roderick MacKinnon wins 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
...ntial new drugs. Two human potassium channels have immediate
medical importance: KATP, which is located in the beta cells of the pancreas that secrete insulin, and HERG, which helps the ventricles of the heart recharge so they can contract again. HHMI investigator Mark Keating of Children's Hospital in Boston ...
Purdue researchers solve decades-old corn, sorghum problem
...s single discovery of a stable mutant will have an immediate
impact on sorghum breeding," Johal said. "Now that we have identified this stable mutant, the dw3 mutant can be corrected for commercial breeding." Unlike dwarf sorghum, dwarf corn has not been put into commercial use partly because corn hybrids grow...
A realistic way to save rainforests
...yalties. "The challenge, therefore, is to provide immediate
and guaranteed benefits even if royalties are not ...s], then biodiversity-rich countries would receive immediate
and guaranteed benefits from the nondestructive use of their natural resources," Coley, Kursar and t...
More than 700 threatened species remain completely unprotected, new study shows
... mammal and amphibian species, at risk. Without an immediate
and strategic expansion of the protected area syst..., and islands stood out as particular concerns for immediate
conservation action. Of the areas identified as urgent priorities for the creation of new protected ...
Jefferson and Brigham and Women's researchers find blue light important for setting biological clock
...behavioral functions. "This discovery will have an immediate
impact on the therapeutic use of light for treating winter depression and circadian disorders," says George Brainard, Ph.D., professor of neurology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. "Some makers of light the...
New compound library to speed drug discovery
...," which in turn gives scientists greater and more immediate
insight into the molecules they study. In the September issue of the journal Chemistry and Biology, Stockwell and three other associates from his lab published research demonstrating the power of this annotated compound library. Taking a line of ...
Few Filipino farmers know of the benefits of golden rice
...ainly concerned with producing enough rice to meet immediate
needs, says Chong. "Less tangible considerations, such as longer-term environmental risks, become of secondary concern. This makes sense when seen against the backdrop of stagnant rice yields in the country for the past decade."...
Zengen's new technology first to deliver drug active ingredients in an oral strip
... the first and only product of its kind to provide immediate
and convenient relief of sore throat pain in an oral strip. The oral strips contain the active ingredients benzocaine and menthol. Chloraseptic Relief Strips will be available in major retail markets and drug stores beginning in September, 2003. T...
New tool helps researchers bone up on osteoporosis
...ering genetic methods to lessen osteoporosis is of immediate
concern to the egg industry. Before the bone-weakening disease became so widespread in poultry, the approximately 45 million laying hens disposed of annually in the United States were sold to soup manufacturers. But osteoporosis caused so many bone s...
UCSD scientists develop novel way to screen molecules
...n the printed journal's September 21st issue. "Our immediate
goal is to use this new technology to solve basic scientific questions in the laboratory," says Michael Burkart, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UCSD and a coauthor of the paper. "But our eventual hope is that there will be ma...
Hypothesis linking flying foxes to high incidence of ALS/PDC gets boost from new study
...herefore their consumption was not associated with immediate
ill effects. Compared to the high concentrations in bat skins, the concentration of BMAA in the unprocessed seeds averaged 9 ug/g. "The concentration of BMAA in these 50-year-old museum specimens suggests that the Chamorro people may have unwittingly...
Main regulator of membrane trafficking not what researchers once thought, scientists discover
...he Golgi because PI4P is made into PIP2. It is the immediate
precursor of PIP2," said Dr. Helen Yin, professor of physiology and the study's senior author. "It was thought that PIP2 was important for all aspects of membrane trafficking in the Golgi, but we have found that PI4P is very abundant in the Golgi and...
Blimp ride & demo of high tech sensors
...ods. The LASH system is designed for passive and immediate
detection of targets of interest invisible to the naked eye that can be submerged in the water at tactical depths or land areas. Think submarines, underwater mines, whales, and other marine mammals. Steve Huett, ONR's project manager on the LASH pro...
Can female adult obesity be stopped at birth?
...tical stages of postnatal development will have an immediate
positive effect on body weight gain, reflecting in...ween days 2-7 of life, the researchers observed an immediate
increase in body weight gain within 24 hours of initiating treatment compared with the vehicle treat...
UT Southwestern researchers discover method of postponing labor in mice
... "Since pre-term birth which can have devastating immediate
and lifelong consequences affects more than 460,000 infants in the United States each year, our findings could impact the care of pregnant women and the well-being of their babies in the future," Dr. Mendelson said....
Emory researchers discover novel mechanism of how anthrax impairs immunity
...Dr. Pulendran continued. The Emory researchers' immediate
next steps are to test the effects of LF in suppressing other immune models, such as in allergies and autoimmune diseases, and to look more closely at immune responses several days post infection, when toxic-shock-like symptoms begin....
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