Tag: "possibility" at biology news
Rare mutations can significantly increase risk factor for heart disease
...tions that might affect HDL levels and exclude the possibility
that mutations in general were occurring more frequently in one group, the researchers also compared the frequency of non-synonymous sequence variations those that exist only at the DNA level and would not affect the protein. They found these to be ...
Body's own defense against H. pylori, cause of stomach ulcers and stomach cancer
...associated with stomach ulcers, and introduces the possibility
of preventing stomach cancer associated with H. py...o lacks H. pylori, the scientists investigated the possibility
that it might play a role against infection by H. pylori. They isolated mucin from the upper...
Biologists deciphering complex lemur scent language
...he problem in more depth. We wanted to explore the possibility
of scent signatures, how animals respond to different odors, and whether they are communicating different messages using the different scent glands." The researchers knew that more evolutionarily advanced New World monkeys communicate using scent mar...
New hypoxic event found off Oregon coast
...can't be ruled out at this point," said Barth. The possibility
that other climatic forces such as global warming could be causing the change in ocean circulation which sets the initial conditions for the dead zone - is possible but not certain, the researchers said.A key focus of continued research will be not ...
U-M scientists find common virus in human prostate tissue
...of Michigan Medical School suggests the intriguing possibility
that this common virus also may play a role in pro...t from killing abnormal cells. So, it's a logical possibility
that a similar mechanism occurs in at least some cases of prostate cancer, but much additional resea...
Full promise of genomics in disease research yet to be realized
... the analyses of pathogen genome sequences and the possibility
exists that a "common thread" genetic sequence may be found linking pathogens of wildly different species, says the report. Finding such a "Rosetta Stone" of pathogenesis could ultimately expedite disease control and prevention. For continuing progr...
Where the sage-grouse roam
...s." Ronald Nielson (USFS) will discuss the possibility
of the sagebrush biome being squeezed by desert-like plants from the south and trees moving downslope from mountains in the talk, "Climate change implications for sagebrush ecosystems." Nielson will discuss the research he and colleagues James Lenih...
Genetic discovery could dramatically reduce need for liver transplants in children
...l of Clinical Investigation opens the door to the possibility
of new treatments for children who suffer from biliary atresia, a deadly disease of infancy and the most common reason for liver transplantation in children. The new treatments could dramatically reduce the number of liver transplants performed on ch...
New England forests at greater risk from air pollution
...hen communities, she adds, are an indicator of the possibility
for changes within the ecosystem, such as less-efficient nutrient cycling or slower forest growth. "While forests are important for timber production, they are also important for maintaining watersheds and protecting biodiversity," says Will-Wolf. "T...
In search of a lean gene
...proach using a model organism. An exciting future possibility
is the application of this strategy to the treatment of human obesity."...
The beak of the squid
...ouse cells. Hannon's study was consistent with the possibility
that Argonaute2 provides the "Slicer" activity of RNAi-mediated mRNA cleavage. However, the possibility
that a different protein provides Slicer activity could not be ruled out. Fortunately, Leemor Joshua...
Casanova or caveman: Scientists isolate nerve cells that choreograph male fly's courtship behavior
... insect species," Baker observed. "This raises the possibility
that there is an ancestral neuronal circuit for courtship that's common to many species, and that the very different courtship behaviors we see throughout the animal kingdom may have come about by relatively minor changes in this circuit." Although a...
New discovery could provide tool to detect whether a cancer will develop and spread
...al phase of the disease. A new study opens up the possibility
of detecting whether a tumor will spread long before a patient ever reaches that dangerous phase. Scientists at the Pacific Northwest Research Institute in Seattle have found evidence for a DNA structure characteristic of metastasis in normal tissues...
New drug shows promise against Gleevec resistance in mice
..." position. To Sawyers and others, this raised the possibility
that a second drug -- a "sloppier inhibitor" than Gleevec that didn't hold the target to such tight structural constraints -- might work against the mutations. In short, Sawyers wondered whether a drug that bound Abl in the "on" position, like a Src ...
Mouse brain stem cells capable of converting into blood vessel cells
...iments over the past several years have raised the possibility
that stem cells from the brain may be able to give...ully answer this vital question, it keeps open the possibility
that adult stem cells from different organs one day may be harnessed to help prevent and treat neuro...
Brain serotonin enzyme finding might explain psychiatric disorders
.... The influence of the serotonin enzyme raises the possibility
that a genetic test to distinguish which version o...me with a different amino acid unit and raised the possibility
that the change might alter the protein function and production of serotonin, Zhang said. Studying t...
Chemoradioimmunotherapy for advanced breast cancer: hope for the future?
...stem toxicity", he added. "These results open the possibility
of combining targeted immunotherapy with chemotherapy and radiation therapy to successfully kill metastatic tumour cells", said Dr. Giannios. "Theoretically this novel technique should be as effective in other types of cancer that are characterised b...
Study finds plant enzyme function changes with location in cell
...hanklin says. The scientists will also explore the possibility
of adding or removing address signals to/from known enzymes to see if they can change their locations and functions. "We are already using the chloroplast desaturase, without its address signal, to make a healthier, less saturated, plant oil in Arabi...
Satellites map volcanic home of Africas endangered gorillas
...ded Hernandez. "Further along there is the obvious possibility
of extending the techniques of BEGo to other World Heritage Sites in danger there are three others in the Democratic Republic of Congo alone that are going to be mapped in a similar way." Last year ESA and UNESCO formally agreed an initiative for ...
Early dexamethasone exposure has long-term neurodevelopment, neuroendocrine effects
...n with extremely low birth weight (ELBW) faces the possibility
that their child will be diagnosed with severe res...nxious behavior in open field testing, raising the possibility
of dexamethasone exposure creating a vulnerable state in the animal, leading to alterations in LHPA ...
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