Tag: "result" at biology news
Clinical judgement still counts strongly alongside genetic testing
...Cardiff University. The findings are the result
of a one-year, intensive case-study of dysmorpholo...fying a genetic cause for the child's disorder can result
in more unclear reactions, or even real distress. Again, the reasons for this response ar...
Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...e vaccines have been used for treatment, but often result
in serious side effects such as abscesses. "In order to combat the disease and mitigate serious clinical complications, research has mainly been aimed at developing efficient vaccines," say the researchers. In the study, mice we...
New York City study shows newborns more susceptible to pollution than their mothers
...utants that are released into the environment as a result
of combustion from car, truck, or bus engines, residential heating, power generation, or tobacco smoking. According to the researchers, PAHs are able to cross the placental barrier. In the study, researchers collected blood samples from 265 pairs of ...
Laos camera traps capture tigers
..., these traps are a threat to humans as well. As a result
of these discoveries, government officials are now stepping up enforcement efforts to end the use of trip wire explosives in the protected area. Overall, the survey has so far recorded the presence of five individual tigers in Nam Et Phou ...
Stonehenge study tells pagans and historians it's good to talk
...o provide information rather than seek it, and the result
is frustration for the groups. Picture presentations of sites such as Stonehenge invariably show them as dramatic ruins in splendid isolation, removing any signs of people or present-day activity. And the emphasis on such things as visitor centres a...
Improved nutrition could prevent more than half of the world's child deaths annually
...ition is responsible for 60 percent of deaths as a result
of diarrhea, 52 percent of deaths as a result
of pneumonia, 45 percent of deaths as a result
of measles and 57 percent of deaths as a result
Therapeutic cloning may be permitted at Newcastle University
...he body and replace cells that have been lost as a result
of disease or injury. Cells derived from ES cells may often be genetically different from the patient, and transplanted cells could be rejected by the patient's immune system. The Newcastle stem cell group will use nuclear transfer to de...
Climate change Qs & As
...the amount of warming that is going to happen as a result
of greenhouse gases." Scientists generally agree that temperatures are rising as a result
of human activities such as fossil-fuel burning, which releases carbon dioxide and other heat-trappi...
Stanford researchers go from heaven to Earth in 'lifeguard' test
...dn't expect: The pair's scheme has come to life, a result
of a Stanford-NASA collaboration to develop the physiological monitor and test it in a gamut of extreme environments. If the device passes NASA muster next year, it will become part of astronauts' wardrobes and will connect them to doctors who can mo...
UNC scientists uncover crucial mechanism for blood vessel development
...A, said Bautch. Sprouting angiogenesis occurs as a result
of the interactions of VEGFA with two cell receptor molecules, VEGFR1 (also called flt-1) and VEGFR2 (also called flk-1), she added. While flk-1 is thought to promote endothelial cell division, the exact functions of flt-1 are poorly understood and ...
Scientists identify cells that lead to retinoblastoma
...ody's protective barriers at a cellular level. The result
is that specific retinal cells are predisposed to ...ecting to see the cells with defective Rb die as a result
of cell death, they were instead surprised to find that while four types of cells did die, three typ...
UCLA researchers recreate patterns formed by mammalian cells
... or disperse more rapidly than the activator. The result
creates areas where cells pile up separated by emp...rs added the drug warfarin, which blocks MGP. The result
was a double-striped pattern, also predicted by the simulation. This may help explain the known ass...
Ecosystem bounces back from hurricanes
...dances of blue crabs in 2000 and 2001 are a direct result
of the interactions between floodwaters and overfishing," Eggleston said. "The blue crabs migrated en masse, which concentrated them and made them more vulnerable to fishing." Another piece of the puzzle involved the areas where the blue crabs coloni...
Changes to insect-seeking calls of horseshoe bats may drive new species formation
...t speciation occurs over long periods of time as a result
of interbreeding among members of a group that are, for one reason or another, isolated from other members of the same population. If, for example, geologic activity changed an area so that mountains rose and split a region populated by a species o...
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researcher advances fight against sudden oak death disease
...ies, as well as nurseries in 11 other states. As a result
a nationwide quarantine has been placed on all imported shrubs from California. In 2002, VBI in collaboration with the DOE Joint Genome Institute began this $3.8 million project, which was funded by USDA, NSF, and DOE, to sequence all genes in P. Soj...
Scientists receive awards, give lectures at the ASBMB/IUBMB meeting
... the biosynthesis of bacterial cell walls. As the result
of emergency of drug resistant bacteria, many of these are now under investigation as possible targets for new chemotherapeutic agents. More recently he pioneered in the discovery of the structures of both class I and class II human major histocompa...
Study of proteins offers insights into organization of biological networks
...hat removing hubs from a network is more likely to result
in the network's disintegration than the removal of non-hubs. And biologists have shown that without the genes for hub proteins, yeast cells are three times more likely to die than if they lack the genes for non-hub proteins. In their Nat...
NIH launches first center in Nationwide Chemical Genomics Network
... is the first component of an initiative that will result
in a consortium of chemical genomics screening centers. In addition to NHGRI, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is providing leadership for this initiative, which, like all of the Roadmap initiatives, includes representation from numerou...
Gene mutation causes progressive changes to cell structure in children with Progeria
...ession and DNA replication. In the PNAS study, the result
of a collaborative effort launched by researchers from Northwestern, The Progeria Research Foundation and NHGRI, microscopic and molecular techniques were used to examine the nuclear structure of cells from children with Progeria. As the Progeria ce...
Parting genomes: UA biologists discover seeds of speciation
...ut half the crosses resulted in sterile sons. That result
implies that only half the females in the Catalina Island population had the gene (or genes) for hybrid male sterility. Surprisingly, when she tested D. mojavensis females from other geographic regions, she found that a small fraction of those popul...
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