Tag: "invasive" at biology news
Researchers identify protein linked to tumor invasion
...in NFAT was indeed contributing to the aggressive, invasive
behavior of cancer cells. Because there was no inf... of genes that are induced by the NFAT proteins in invasive
tumors, and to assess the importance of these genes to the process of metastasis. "Cancer has been ...
National Institutes of Health green lights additional research into new breast imaging system
...definitive screening tool, most physicians opt for invasive
tools like biopsies to rule out malignancies. "Billions of dollars are spent each year for unnecessary biopsies," said Jiang. "If we could eliminate even half of the them, it would be an enormous savings in money, not to mention human pain and lost ...
Fluid forces within the body help invasive bacteria
...he human body helps to break the adhesive bonds of invasive
bacteria and counterbalance infection. Most scientists as well as lay people assume, for example, that a sneeze helps clear infection, or that urine helps to clear bacteria from the urinary tract. This may be true in some cases, but not in all. The ...
URI biological oceanographers study potentially toxic microalgae on the northeast coast
...alized areas. And still others are probably recent invasive
species. "The economic cost of harmful algae is significant," added Hargraves. "During the period 1987-1992, for example, the average annual economic cost in the U.S. was $49 million per year, in year 2000 dollars, but singular catastrophic events ma...
Viruses help strep bacteria turn deadly
...drome. M3 strains are known for causing extremely invasive
infections leading to an unusually high degree of severe illness and death. The M3 strain contains more than 1.9 million pairs of the chemical bases that spell out the bacterium's genetic instructions. Approximately 1.7 million of those bases are s...
Other highlights in the July 17 issue of JNCI
...the body through the urethra. However, the test is invasive
and costly, and the symptoms of bladder cancer (blood in the urine and pain when urinating) that could prompt cystoscopy can also indicate the presence of a less serious condition. A simple urine test, called urine cytology, to detect the presence of...
2002 ESA award winners
...s presented this year to Jonathon Levine. Seeding invasive
species amongst clumps of native plants along a ri...i, "His work raises the bar for future research on invasive
organisms." Eugene P. Odum Award for Excellence in Education Margaret Lowman Margaret Lowman, Di...
MIT technique could improve cartilage repair
... through a small external incision. Such minimally invasive
surgery is not only less expensive, but "reduces the recovery time for the patient," Grodzinsky said. In 1993, Zhang discovered that proteins in the human body, when in fragments called peptides, can be tweaked to self-assemble into completely new na...
Japanese shore crabs invade Penobscot Bay, Maine
...cting her annual survey of the green crab, another invasive
species, when she found the smaller purple crab in Casco Bay, Maine. The Japanese shore crabs, which already have invaded the waters of Chesapeake Bay, Long Island Sound, the Jersey shore and the coast of Massachusetts, were not expected to be found ...
Sea Grant research shows electric barrier may stop Asian carp
... as a backup to ensure that the carp and any other invasive
fish species are stopped. And, Chicago Mayor Richa...hen the electric barrier and to study ways to keep invasive
species from entering the Great Lakes. Next, Chick and Pegg will explore different scenarios using t...
Ocean aquaculture: Technology, business practices, policies & caviar
...tee (ISAC) makes recommendations to NISC regarding invasive
species and diseases, such as zebra mussels, the Asian longhorn beetle, purple loosestrife, and evergreen rust, causing environmental, agricultural, and economic damage. Virginia Sea Grant Educator Vicki Clark is serving as President of the National ...
Ecologist's book on introduced species' destructiveness
...ns to help nations slow the influx. "The impact of invasive
species is second only to that of human population growth and associated activities as a cost of loss of biodiversity throughout the world," says Pimentel, a professor emeritus in Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. "In the United Sta...
Discovery sheds light on how breast cancer cells progress to more aggressive forms
... An estimated 192,200 women will be diagnosed with invasive
breast cancer and 40,200 women will die this year, according to the American Cancer Society. About 60 percent of breast cancers are classified as estrogen-receptor positive by conventional evaluation methods, meaning that they respond to signals fro...
Plant detectives seek sources of invasive trees
... Phlox species and to trace the Eurasian source of invasive
Tamarix species in the United States. The Tamar... Schaal and Gaskin have found that the most common invasive
here is a hybrid of two species that do not grow in the same areas of Asia, and thus is a novel plan...
Scientists invade Chicago
..., observing scientists at work, helping to control invasive
plants, and gathering seeds of native plants for l...m Live red-tailed hawk 10 am Hands-on control of invasive
species 11 am Butterflies 12 noon Native landscaping; Field trip to secret birding spots 1 pm Live...
Other highlights in the August 21 issue of JNCI
... infected with the T20I/G63S HPV58 variant who had invasive
cervical cancer were diagnosed with cancer at a younger age than those infected with other variants, suggesting the variant is associated with the severity of cervical cancer. The findings appear in the August 21 issue of the Journal of the National...
Sequence provides insights into a pathogen's virulence mechanism allowing for vaccine development
...e most common capsule type that is associated with invasive
infection among adults other than pregnant women. ...tal tracts, the microbe can cause life-threatening invasive
infection in susceptible hosts, which include newborn infants, pregnant women, and adults with under...
Microscience to license vaccine delivery technology
...ntroducing genes into cells using live, attenuated invasive
bacterial vectors, has been licensed to Microscience Ltd. by the University System of Maryland (USM). Microscience and USM--through its constituents, the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute (UMBI) and the University of Maryland Baltimor...
USGS to map richness of aquatic life in the Great Lakes
...icbiodiversity of the Great Lakes Region including invasive
species, agricultural development,forestry, and urban expansion. "Restoring and preserving the richness of species--the biodiversity--of the lands and waters ofthe region is an important activity because biodiversity in the Great Lakes is strongly ti...
Hormone replacement therapy may improve breast cancer detection and survival rate
...ears. The study found significantly fewer cases of invasive
tumors among HRT users, and higher incidences of T1 lesions, stage 1 tumors and node-negative tumors--all signs of a less aggressive disease. "From this data it appears that HRT use had only beneficial effects on breast cancer detection and outcomes,...
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