Tag: "second" at biology news
Study reveals first genetic step necessary for prostate cancer growth
... the most significant finding was that loss of the second
copy of Rb an event previously thought to be esse...on and early intervention." Prostate cancer is the second
leading cause of death for men in the United States. This year, more than 230,000 men will be diagno...
Stopping skin cancer Stat3
Cervical cancer is the second
most common cancer among women worldwide. Research Human cancers generally develop through several steps -- initiation, promotion, and progression -- which require the accumulation of between 4 to 6 genetic mutations. Skin cancer is the most common c...
JCI table of contents: 1 September, 2004
...cid Zings Cervical Cancer Cervical cancer is the second
most common cancer among women worldwide. Research has shown that progression of the pre-malignant stages to invasive cervical cancer is associated with the onset of new blood vessel growth called angiogenesis. Using a mouse model of cervical cancer ...
Virginia Tech researchers to release findings on Smith River Project
...a panel-type question and answer period during the second
hour of the meeting. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration Program funded the Smith River Research Project.Results from this study will provide fisheries managers, local cit...
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory gets $10 million from NIH to build virtual lung
...ational Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, is PNNL's second
this past year in the $10 million range. Last October, the lab was awarded more than $10 million to establish a national resource center for proteomics research. ( http:// www.pnl.gov/news/2003/03-37.htm .)...
New HIV findings
...e shown that some patients may be susceptible to a second
infection with another HIV virus including viruses resistant to drugs. This infection with a second
HIV virus is called superinfection. "This is the first time we have seen a patient infected with t...
University of Pittsburgh receives $10 million grant for head and neck cancer
...ded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is the second
SPORE awarded to UPCI the first was awarded to the cancer institute's Lung Cancer Program in 2001 and is one of only four SPORE grants in head and neck cancer awarded nationally. "Head and neck cancer is one of the most physically and emotionally d...
Images reveal how rotavirus - leading cause of diarrhea - enters cells
...bind to the surface of the target cell. Then, in a second
rearrangement, the spikes fold back, and VP4 takes on a folded-umbrella structure with three "panels." Dormitzer and colleagues speculate that this folding motion causes the spike's "body" component to break a hole in the cell membrane, allowing the ...
Regular physical activity really does boost immune system in older men
...t assay) for anti-KLH IgM, IgG, IgG1 and IgG2. The second
phase was three weeks later. Subjects received an intradermal injection, or skin test, of KLH with inflammation measured each day for five days to assess anti-KLH delayed-type hypersensitivity response (DTH). There was significant reduction in all an...
OneWorld Health compiles comprehensive state of infectious diarrhea treatments, potential solutions
...the greatest hopes for near-term solutions for the second
largest killer of children under the age of five years. In the following months, OneWorld Health will conduct follow-up meetings, issue reports and present findings to gauge international interest and potential research and development paths. "Thi...
Testing the fitness of biological clocks
...algae and to damp the frequency of the clocks in a second
group. The researchers were careful to employ "poi... percent faster than the out-of-synch strains. The second
part of the current experiment was designed to test whether the biological clocks also provide an in...
Restoring sweetgrass to the South Carolina lowcountry
...theastern United States, grows in clumps along the second
dune line of the beach, in the boundaries between marshes and woods, and in wet savannahs. This "muhly" grass is not to be confused with the true sweet grass (Hierochloe odorata) used by Native American basket makers. Although three other plants -- p...
Researchers report new gene test for isolated cleft lip and palate
...some parents are more likely than others to have a second
child with the "isolated" form of cleft lip and pa...tain genes, and determine whether their risk for a second
child with cleft lip or palate is, say, 1 or 20 percent," said Jeffrey Murray, M. D., a scientist at...
Ecologists help keep death off the roads
...the impact of roads on wildlife is emphasised in a second
paper in the same issue of the Journal of Applied Ecology. The Eurasian lynx is extremely rare in Germany and attempts at reintroduction are being made. Ecologists have found that conservationists need to reduce road mortality if such schemes are to...
UCR earns $1.5 million grant to examine how engineered crop genes stray
...g, or proximity to compatible wild relatives. A second
team will focus on human elements, including farmer management and transport of seed through local and international trade. The third team will employ state-of-the-art mathematical and computational modeling to estimate the timing and patterns of ...
New clues to hereditary blinding disease found
...verage person has 2.3 grams of zinc, making it the second
most prevalent trace metal behind iron. "We are slowly figuring out the importance of everyday elements, like zinc, in maintaining normal function of proteins in the body," said Hwa. "In addition to rhodopsin, I predict that scientists will find tha...
New 'clock gene' uncovered
...xpression of one gene turns on the expression of a second
gene, which turns off the first gene, which turns off the second
gene, which turns the first gene back on, etc., day in and day out. However, in real life, the sit...
Other highlights in the August 18 JNCI
...ancer susceptibility genes. Prostate cancer is the second
leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States. Family history is one of the most well-established risk factors for the disease, but no genes that confer prostate cancer susceptibility have been found to date. In an analysis of 426 fami...
Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...e than 99 % of cervical cancer cases, which is the second
leading cause of cancer death among women througho...indicating resistance (genes Il15 and Selp) in the second
group also increased. "These results suggest a molecular phenotype in which discrete sets of diffe...
Scientists visualise cellular handmaiden that restores shape to proteins
...ct environment for the protein to fold." It is the second
structure of a chaperonin complex to be reported by scientists, and is visualised at a resolution of 2.8 Angstroms. The first was published in 1997 by the group of the late Professor Paul Sigler at Yale University, USA. Unlike the first structure, ta...
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