Tag: "invasive" at biology news
Gene found to contribute to deadly form of breast cancer
... the kind of rapid establishment of cell colonies, invasive
tendencies and ability to move that characterize i...cross a barrier, than normal cells - about as much invasive
ability as tumor cells. The RhoC-transfected cells were also much more likely to move large distance...
Worldwide transfer of microorganism facilitated by ballast water
...colonization of coastal ecosystems." The impact of invasive
species on aquatic ecosystems over the last 25 yea...iver drainage basins. Numerous examples of harmful invasive
species abound throughout the world the Baltic Seas green crab is now ranging the northeast and we...
Laser surgery halts chest pain over the long-term; scientists also looking into non-surgical TMR
...ing the procedure. "PTMR is much simpler and less invasive
than surgery," says Gregg Stone, M.D., director of cardiovascular research and education, Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York. "It's an outpatient procedure that doesn't involve the use of general anesthesia or open hea...
Sifting through the ashes at Fire Conference 2000: the first national conference on fire ecology, prevention, and management
...including the social and economic aspects of fire; invasive
species and fire; fire and ecosystem management; interagency fire prevention and education; managing fire in wildland ecosystems; applying fire in ecosystem and habitat restoration; wildlife and fire interactions; emergency rehabilitation of burned a...
Breast cancer susceptibility gene
... over 182,000 women have been newly diagnosed with invasive
breast cancer. Mutations in the so-called breast cancer susceptibility gene, BRCA1, account for 40-50% of early onset familial breast cancer cases and >75% of familial breast/ovarian cancer cases. Recently, scientists have discovered that the pr...
Texas A&M University biologists are developing genetically modified rice resistant to insects and microbes
...t the gene in, it is seen by the plant cells as an invasive
event, so there are various ways in which the cells turn off the expression of the foreign gene." Hall and his colleagues are making new genes that would escape the gene silencing mechanisms. "We want to create what we call stealth genes, basically g...
Crystal structure of protein interaction could lead to new drugs against cancer
... specific proteins involved in making cancer cells invasive
while causing little or no unwanted side effects. In their research, scientist headed by John Sondek, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology at UNC-CH School of Medicine focused on a specific family G proteins important in cellular growth control...
Scientists shake up "family tree" of green plants
...nt and evolution. This could help scientists fight invasive
species, engineer genetic traits, develop better crops and prospect the botanical world for medicines. The new research uses morphological and DNA sequence data to show that horsetails and ferns make up one genetically related group, which evo...
New information for managing invasive species and marine reserves at the start of the 'International Biodiversity Observation Year'
...icantly increase awareness of the global impact of invasive
species, in conjunction with an international initiative of the International Geosphere Biosphere Program - Global Change in Terrestrial Ecosystems which will synthesize knowledge of Impacts of Biotic Invasions in Terrestrial Ecosystems: Spatial Asse...
Biosecurity net closes on marine invasions
...round their island continent in a blockade against invasive
marine species lurking in a thousand ports around ...stralian authorities actively targeted research on invasive
marine species following the detection of a North Pacific seastar (Asterias amurensis) in plague pr...
Passport, please: A global strategy to curb invasive species
...le respond right away. But we have no strategy for invasive
species,`` says Mooney, the Paul S. Achilles Profe...ology. He will outline a 10-point strategy to curb invasive
species at the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference on Friday, Feb. ...
Invasive cordgrass in San Francisco Bay
...fessor Donald Strong, of Spartina alterniflora, an invasive
species of cordgrass introduced into San Francisco...ctions of the bay. Ayres will also report that the invasive
grass and the hybrids are "ecosystem engineers" capable of modifying the ecosystem by physically ele...
Brookhaven scientists determine key Lyme disease protein structure
...east a few variants of OspC, especially those from invasive
strains. Since weve solved the structure of OspC based on two infectious strains of the Lyme disease bacterium, we now have a prototype for determining the structure of OspC from other strains....
Epstein-Barr virus linked to invasive breast cancer and lymphoma
...a, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, Hodgkin's disease and invasive
breast cancer," Robertson says. The virus is very common. More than 90 percent of adults show signs of previous viral infection. Adolescents infected with the acute phase of the virus can develop infectious mononucleosis, but usually the body's n...
Can Superman get off the ventilator and breathe normally?
...planted in an outpatient procedure using minimally invasive
surgical techniques. Working through a laparascop...y Hospitals of Cleveland specializing in minimally invasive
techniques and assistant professor of surgery at CWRU, received FDA (Food and Drug Administration) a...
Global online workshop on risks of exotic forest pests will be "live" in mid-April
...e" is scheduled for April 16-29, 2001. Nonnative, invasive
species such as Asian longhorned beetle, gypsy moth, chestnut blight, and Dutch elm disease have all entered the United States through wood and wood products, and similar destructive organisms have inadvertently gone overseas from here. Losses in en...
How to keep invasive plants out of forest fragments
... seeds that are dispersed by the wind because many invasive
plants have wind-borne seeds. To see how the fores...e" forest). To help protect forest fragments from invasive
weeds, Cadenasso and Pickett recommend "sealing" the edge by planting it densely with native shrubs,...
New technology expands 'molecular photography' options
...niquely located in the tumor's interior and at its invasive
outer edge. "The presumption is that molecules which are distinct for this invasive
tumor region are related to the proliferation process and might serve as good diagnostic markers or ...
UC Davis, Santa Barbara get $6 million to help estuaries
...clude the loss of more than 90 percent ofwetlands; invasive
species that threaten natives and theirhabitats; and toxic runoff from industry, farms andneighborhoods. "Public agencies like EPA and research centers likeUniversity of California need to assess how our estuaries aredoing," Anderson said. "But the h...
Hopkins' Young Investigators' Day winners shine in the spotlight
...cht winner, has studied genes that may control the invasive
character of cancer cells. One gene she's studie...s light on the ability of steroids to trigger such invasive
behavior. Her work could help develop drugs to thwart metastasis. These other young scientists h...
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