Tag: "stop" at biology news
USGS studies wildfire ecology in the western United States
...g. Once such crown fires are in progress, we can't stop
them through direct suppression methods."...
Rockefeller and Aaron Diamond researchers say resistance to HIV drugs may be higher than previously thought
... But until we know more, we do not wantpatients to stop
taking drugs because in most cases they are quite effective."The scientists recommend initiation of clinical trials to determine whethertherapy guided by resistance testing would work better than issuing the standarddrug or combination of drugs. Such...
New drugs target HIV's deep pocket
...at targeting the gp41 pocket aloneis sufficient to stop
HIV from infecting cells. This is an important dis...oof-of-principle that pocket-binding molecules can stop
HIV,"Kim said. Kim hopes that drug companies will use this research to find morepocket-binding mole...
Scientists discover new candidate drugs for treating HIV infection
...s, forthe development of small-molecule drugs that stop
HIV entry into cells," saysDr. Kim. "Alternately,...roof of principle that pocket-bindingmolecules can stop
HIV entry," says Dr. Kim. The ability to prevent infectionby binding solely to the pocket is import...
USGS designs fishway for Little Falls Dam
...rn left following signs to MacArthur Blvd. At the stop
sign,turn right on MacArthur Blvd. Continue 2.3 miles. The main gate of theDalecarlia Water Treatment Plant will be on your right. Continue past the maingate of the Dalecarlia Water Treatment Plant to the traffic light at LoughboroAvenue/Norton Stree...
UT Southwestern researchers develop technique to determine protein communication, function
...omobile. "If I push the brake in my car to stop
it, the whole front end couldundergo a complete structural change and collapse, causing it to rub against thewheels until the vehicle stops. But that would be very inefficient and, in fact, is not how it works," he said. "We use hydraulicsto make the...
Just how serious a problem is alcoholism?
...alcoholism." Their goal is to, one day, "actually stop
thedevelopment of alcoholism." Co-authors of the Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research paper included: Jean-Bernard Daeppen, M.D. of Unite d'alcoologie in Lausanne, Switzerland; andTom L. Smith, Ph.D., George P. Danko, Ph.D., and Marc A. S...
A molecular chink in the armor of tuberculosis
...laced a premium on the need to develop new ways to stop
TB infection. One route, pursued by Jacobs and his colleagues, is to understand at the molecular level how M. tuberculosis invades the lungs and thrives in this otherwise hostile environment. In time, observations from such studies could pave the w...
Novel anti-cancer agent shows minimal side effects with preliminary evidence of tumor shrinkage
...ey proteins that regulate cell growth, CCI-779 may stop
the progression of tumors. This is a unique mecha...hat control cell division. Therefore, CCI-779 may stop
the production of proteins essential for cancer cell proliferation and possibly survival of cancer c...
Peter H. Raven voted president-elect of AAAS
... world and writing dozens of books and articles to stop
the destruction of the plant kingdom. He predicts that without drastic action, two thirds of the world's 300,000 plant species will be lost during the next century as their habitats are destroyed. Recently Time magazine labeled Raven one of the "He...
MGH research shows gene therapy may be able to reverse heart failure
...- can slow theprogression of heart failure but not stop
the condition. The only current cure, for which mostpatients are ineligible, is a heart transplant. Almost half of those diagnosed with heart failurewill not survive five years after their diagnosis. It has been known for 15 years that failing hear...
A little help from below: naturally occurring microbes ready to lend a hand trapping radioactivity underground
...ronmental Geochemistry poster session. "We want to stop
it in place." Trapping strontium-90 underground should be cheaper and safer than extracting it, said INEEL geochemist Bob Smith who leads the project. "If you were to do some sort of treatment where you brought it to the surface, you'd have to exp...
Study identifies new tumor suppressor gene in Li-Fraumeni syndrome
...ith damaged DNA should either repair themselves or stop
growing, avoiding the development of cancer. "We have found that CHK2 is a tumor suppressor gene that, when mutated, produces effects similar to those of p53 mutations. The evidence suggests it is part of the same pathway for controlling cell growt...
University of Pittsburgh-led team finds biological reason for women's increased risk of smoking-related lung cancer
... especially for teenage girls, is that they should stop
smoking or, better yet, never start." "Prior reports have suggested various molecular markers associated with an increased risk in women smokers; however, ours is the first study to provide a mechanism for cancer promotion in this populatio...
Researchers discover new vein of cancer-fighting agents
...vessels for their growth, and canstatin appears to stop
the division of endothelial cells as they begin multiplying to form new blood vessels," says Kalluri, who is also an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. "The agent stops them from multiplying by inducing programmed cell death o...
Awareness, quick action key to battling canine bacterial disease
... change what they are doing. There is no reason to stop
showing or participating in performance sports." Also, although Fenwick is conducting research on the disease, dog owners should not expect to see a vaccine for it. The disease is caused by a toxin -- Toxic Shock Toxin -- that is a super-antigen, whi...
Injured spinal neurons reach out to each other, but not to healthy neighbors
...s change their function after nerve damage and can stop
functioning or die after spinal cord injury or during the progression of diseases like ALS. Very little is known, however, about precisely how motor neurons change after injury or whether and how normal function might be restored. Hoping to discover...
University of New Orleans researcher develops nontoxic corrosion inhibitor
...give a damn if we pollute the world' to 'we better stop
polluting the world.' " Nontoxic coating for alumi...give a damn if we pollute the world' to 'we better stop
polluting the world.' " The University is in the final stages of the patent process regarding the co...
ASM statements on FY 2001 federal budget proposal: NIH, CDC, NSF
...ioterrorism preparedness and response is needed to stop
bioterrorism incidents and save lives. The Administration deserves credit for initiating funding for bioterrorism preparedness and response over the past two years. The ASM recommends that Congress provide additional funding for the CDC bioterroris...
Scientists identify natural chemical that causes blinding blood vessel growth
Test medications stop
the process in mice A natural chemical substa...lly block VEGF receptors, it should be possible to stop
abnormal blood vessel growth with fewer side effects." In addition to causing growth of abnormal b...
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