Tag: "poor" at biology news
Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases
...wn processes as blood vessel growth, inflammation, poor
wound healing, and infections. In the second year pilot projects will test the hypotheses, and in the third year results will be evaluated. (See detailed abstract on Schepens website at http://www.theschepens.org/nih_roadmap.htm ) In addition to so...
High resolution satellite imagery assists hunt for infectious 'kissing bugs'
...of the half a million inhabitants of Matagalpa are poor
- made poorer still by the devastation of Hurrican... poverty. The parasite-carrying insects thrive in poor
housing conditions, such as trodden earth floors, adobe walls and thatched roofs. Hundreds of kissin...
Certain genes boost fish oils' protection against breast cancer
..., researchers believe that women whose bodies do a poor
job of getting rid of the fish oils' byproducts are the ones who benefit most from consuming the oils. That may help scientists better understand exactly how fish oils deter cancer. "In this study, we found that women with certain common DNA patterns...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...continuous accumulation of dental plaque caused by poor
oral hygiene. If left untreated gingivitis can develop into periodontal disease, an infection in the gums which can cause loss of bone and teeth. Although periodontal disease rarely occurs in healthy children, research suggests that the bacteria th...
Growth hormone and IBD: Reduction of intestinal inflammation, promotion of growth
...Diseases (IBD) frequently experience problems with poor
and delayed growth and intestinal bleeding. This in part is due to impaired actions of growth hormone, a naturally occurring compound that normally acts to promote both growth and healing. About 10%, or 100,000 of the estimated 1 million Americans wh...
Joslin Diabetes Center adds first affiliate in California at Irvine Medical Center
...troke, blindness, nerve damage, kidney failure and poor
circulation. "There is an epidemic of diabetes in Orange County and throughout the nation," said Dr. Ralph W. Cygan, UCI Medical Center's chief executive officer. "By teaming up the expertise of Joslin Diabetes Center with UCI Medical Center physici...
Analysis fingers causes of desertification
...most of the blame for desertification on the rural poor
and nomadic populations. Nor do the results support the notion that desertification is the result of irreducibly complex processes. Rather, the analysis suggests that desertification is best explained by a limited number of recurrent pathways that in...
Men from early middle ages were nearly as tall as modern people
...rich grew richer from soaring land rents while the poor
paid higher prices for food, housing and land. "In poor
countries, or among the poor
in moderate-income nations, large numbers of people are biologically st...
Professor calls for a new branch of learning
...nanoparticles and nanotubes (tiny carbon tubes) is poor
but suggests that nanoparticles may be able to have undesirable effects at their point of entry into the body, for example, the lungs, and might also be able to affect other organs. Nanoparticles in food may cross into the gut lymphatic system and so...
One-hundred-fifty year old lessons of John Snow still relevant today
...r. "He practiced on a diverse population, from the poor
and indigent to the well-to-do," Rachman said. "His sense of cholera as a waterborne agent that could strike anyone was very modern in a time when most people and physicians tended to make distinctions along class lines." Most of the book focuses on ...
University of Pittsburgh receives $10 million grant for head and neck cancer
...locally advanced stage when diagnosed, which has a poor
five-year survival even after treatment....
Millennia still mean early days for newly identified sex chromosome
...ny hallmarks of a typical sex chromosome including poor
homology with the X chromosome due to the presence of numerous repetitive elements on the Y chromosome. Future comparative analysis of this vertebrate Y chromosome with other evolving sex chromosome systems in plants, insects, and other fish will pro...
Carnegie Mellon scientists reveal ways of studying, resolving PCB contamination in US rivers
... bacterial activity also could reveal ways to coax poor
PCB-eaters into developing healthy appetites for t...ifferent lots of PCB mixtures called Aroclors, but poor
record-keeping has confused efforts to track PCB breakdown at different sites. Now, in a statistical...
PCB breakdown in rivers depends on sediment-specific bacteria, find Carnegie Mellon U. scientists
...ity also could reveal ways to transform sites with poor
eaters into areas that grow microbes with healthy appetites for PCBs. Ideally, the investigators could identify a combination of nutrients or other factors that could be added to river sediments to accelerate the breakdown of PCBs in situ, without h...
Other highlights in the August 18 JNCI
...tential of a variety of malignant tumors, and with poor
survival of cancer patients. In a new study, Israel Vlodavsky, Ph.D., of the Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine in Haifa, Israel, and colleagues of the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem found that silencing the heparanase gene in mouse tumors res...
Alcohol-use and depression among pregnant and postpartum women
...erest in activities, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, poor
concentration, low self-esteem, and in some cases, thoughts of harming themselves," explained Gregory G. Homish, research associate at the Research Institute on Addictions at the University at Buffalo - SUNY and first author of the study. "Individua...
Evolution of whale hearing unfolds in fossil record
...ransmission system as did land mammals, and so had poor
underwater hearing. More recent cetaceans, remingtonocetids and protocetids (those that lived 43-46 million years ago), retained the land-mammal system, but also developed a new sound transmission system. "The fossils document the ways in which ce...
Genetic mutation linked to more aggressive breast cancer found more often in African-Americans
...antly across racial groups. Overall, the burden of poor
prognostic factors was found to be greater among African-American women. In an accompanying editorial, Lisa A. Newman, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Michigan says the study is the first population-based study to demonstrate "a significant ethnic...
More aggressive breast cancer tumors found in African American women
...s to display tumor characteristics associated with poor
prognosis. With few population-based studies havin...at while many factors contribute to the relatively poor
outcome for some African-American breast cancer patients, understanding the underlying mechanisms is...
Increasing international insect threat to stored food
...Mr Rees says that the introduction of an insect to poor
farming areas of Africa is responsible for destroying stored grains and causing widespread hunger. "Since the early 1980's, the poorest farmers of sub-Saharan Africa have had to cope with the relentless spread of the larger grain borer, a pest inadv...
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