Tag: "potential" at biology news
Joslin Diabetes Center launches research section on developmental and stem cell biology
...lantation research by focusing its research on the potential
of developmental biology and stem cells to prevent..." says Joslin President C. Ronald Kahn, M.D. "The potential
benefits of stem cells on type 1 diabetes make it vital to focus efforts with a new section." Poten...
Newcastle scientists get UK's first stem cell license
...Agency, One NorthEast. Its remit is to explore the potential
offered by stem cells to understand and develop po...d of the decision: "We're absolutely thrilled. The potential
this area of research offers is immensely exciting and we are keen to take the work we've done so fa...
You are what you eat: New insight into autophagy
...University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, examined the potential
role of autophagy in controlling cell growth. "As growth and autophagy are both tightly regulated by PI3K and TOR signaling, we wanted to know whether induction of autophagy might be partly responsible for the growth inhibition observed when these si...
Size does matter when choosing a mate
...ive and larger size offers an advantage over other potential
suitors as they battle aggressively on the ground. The evolutionary result is that male Ruffs, a large shorebird, are about twice the size of females. For smaller species, such as Dunlins, battles take place in the air and agility and smallness becom...
Method to visualize gene activity may provide insight into normal development & genome function
... research on fruit fly development, there are many potential
applications for this technique," says Ethan Bier,...erstood in order for any of the incredible medical potential
of stem cell therapy to be realized," adds Dave Kosman, a research scientist in the Bier and McGinni...
Transcriptional gene silencing in nucleus shown by UCSD/VA medical researchers
...echniques is that the nuclear version may have the potential
to last considerably longer than current methods t...dating the effects of different genes, and has the potential
to modify gene expression in disease, such as knocking out expression of genes required for tumor gr...
NHGRI adds 18 organisms to sequencing pipeline
...organisms, or sets of organisms, with the greatest potential
to fill gaps in our knowledge. The first group announced today consists of nine mammals. They were selected because each organism represents an important position on the evolutionary tree and therefore will contribute a sequence that will be...
Dispute over life in Antarctic lake
...erile. But American scientists insist that it is a potential
source of undiscovered life forms, and are worried... ( Science , vol 286, p 2144). "We dealt with that potential
problem in our processing of the core," he says. "I stand by the data that I published, but I have a...
Study explains spatial orientation differences between sexes
... the ground." Tremblay says his finding has good potential
for practical applications such as designing gender-specific training for extreme situations such as piloting and space flight. "It's important to identify how men and women differ with respect to complex perceptual-motor behaviour in order to design...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...s to the superior colliculus in mammals. While the potential
for plasticity declines in the ICX beyond the age of 80 days, the higher-level OT retained the ability to adjust for 200 days. That's bad news for the barn mouse. 2. Putting fear in its place: remapping of hippocampal place cells during fear condi...
Outcome for acute lymphoblastic leukemia linked to gene expression patterns
...nked to drug resistance. These new genes represent potential
targets for new agents that could be developed to overcome resistance to drugs currently used to treat ALL. Despite the pioneering role of St. Jude in increasing the cure rate of childhood ALL from 4 percent to more than 80 percent during the past ...
Protein vaccine fully protects mice from lethal aerosol challenge with ricin toxin
...developed an experimental vaccine against ricin, a potential
biological threat agent, which fully protected mic...en delivered as an aerosol--ricin is a significant potential
agent of biological warfare or terrorism. Currently, there is no vaccine or therapy available for hu...
New discovery may help transplants survive
...e believes continued study of this new pathway has potential
for improving transplantation in the eye and potentially other parts of the body. And, it could be a new piece of the cancer puzzle. "It has been shown that antigen presenting cells around tumors also express VEGFR-3 and we already know that access t...
8 environmental stewards win $900,000 in biodiversity awards
...US$60,000 each. The awards recognize previous and potential
excellence. Winners may use their awards in any way they like, though all winners so far have plowed their funds back into biodiversity projects. There is no application process for the awards; nominations and selections are made by the advisers. The...
Commercialization deal boosts hope for new sickle-cell drug
...t in additional sickle-cell treatments because the potential
market is relatively small. The FDA granted ICA-17043 Orphan Drug Designation in 2000 and Fast Track Status in 2002. ICA-17043 is related to clotrimazole, an antifungal drug approved in 1975 and long used to treat vaginal yeast infections, joc...
Related productivity tools complement computed tomography in lung cancer detection
...ave otherwise gone unobserved. The product has the potential
to help in image-guided surgeries and improve diagnosis of lesions caused by multiple sclerosis, stroke, and residual tumors. Scientists have also pioneered the use of metallofullerenes called Trimetaspheres as a contrast agent for MRI. Trimetasphere...
Gulf of Maine marine ecosystem may have entered new phase
.... Today, cod have given way to the Jonah crab with potential
long-term consequences for coastal fisheries, according to a University of Maine research report published in the journal Ecosystems. With crabs and lobsters at the top of the proverbial heap, the Gulf may have entered a new stable phase marked ...
JCI table of contents, 2 August, 2004
...esponses against atherosclerosis and thus provides potential
new means to enhance anti-atherosclerotic immune r...ying this deadly condition in children and suggest potential
new investigative and therapeutic directions for the study of bile duct obstruction. TITLE: Obstruct...
Genetic discovery could dramatically reduce need for liver transplants in children
...immunoglobulin genes are suppressed, pointing to a potential
role of cytokines (proteins that control inflammation) secreted by disease-fighting blood cells in the origin and development of the disease. In other words, infants with biliary atresia are prone to develop an inflammatory response against themselve...
'Smart gene therapy' protects against damage from heart attack
..., thereby protecting the heart. In addition to its potential
for patients with heart disease, the strategy might also prove useful for any condition in which tissues are susceptible to loss of blood supply, including stroke, shock, trauma and sepsis, the researchers said. When administered to rat hearts severa...
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