Tag: "sudden" at biology news
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researcher advances fight against sudden oak death disease
...and Phytophtora ramorum. P. ramorum, also known as sudden
oak death, is a serious fungal pathogen that has a...over valuable information to help cure and prevent sudden
oak death disease. In addition, the sequencing of the P. ramorum genome represents the fastest track...
VA/UCLA researchers pinpoint role of histamines in waking
... dogs with the sleep disorder narcolepsy, in which sudden
collapses of muscle tone, known as cataplexy, occur during waking. Although waking alertness is maintained during cataplexy, muscle tone is lost. In both narcoleptic and normal animals, cells containing histamine, norepinephrine and serotonin are ac...
Mysterious beach closures may be linked to contaminated groundwater, study finds
... levels of bacteria in the water. Typically, these sudden
bacterial blooms disappear, only to return without warning later in the season. In many cases, health officials are unable to pinpoint the cause of the contamination, leading frustrated beachgoers to blame everything from offshore sewage pipes to pas...
Kinase backgrounder: Iressa discovery part of major kinase project at Dana-Farber
Many times in military history, a sudden
attack by a small, fast-moving force has broken an impasse and helped turn the tide against an entrenched foe. In such situations, timing is everything. Dana-Farber researchers, sensing an opening in the cancer battle, are mounting a quick thrust to ...
UCSD finds genetic time bomb in heart that leads to heart failure in some patients
... trigger that drives progressive heart failure and sudden
death later in life, according to new research fro...get late stage heart failure and in certain cases, sudden
death due to cardiac electrical problems."One of these patients was Dennis Appel of Vancouver, Washi...
Researchers awarded $2 million to create high-tech tools for fighting wildfires
... to warn firefighters aboutwhere a fire may go and sudden
changes that might occur, such as wind changes or extreme fire behavior. Called the Data Dynamic Simulation for Disaster Management, the effort is part of NSF's Information Technology Research Program. The team is headed by CU-Denver mathematics pro...
Imaging the brain solving problems through insight
...ou get the clue, which suddenly seems obvious. The sudden
flash of insight that precedes such "Aha!" moments...ural processes, the authors conclude, underlie the sudden
flash of insight that allows people to "see connections that previously eluded them."...
Researchers caution against linking strep, neuropsychiatric disorders
... evidence before signing on to the notion that the sudden
development of symptoms like tics or behavioral problems in a child is related to a strep infection, according to researchers writing in the April issue of the journal Pediatrics. In the last few years, debate has heated up among both parents and do...
UT Southwestern research halts narcolepsy symptoms
... have excessive daytime sleepiness, and experience sudden
muscle weakness called cataplexy. "Assuming that narcoleptic humans are like these mice, which is a very plausible assumption, our experiments provide a strong proof of concept that introducing into the brain a molecule that mimics the effect of ore...
JCI table of contents, March 1 2004
...mechanisms underlying ventricular fibrillation and sudden
cardiac death that may result from arrhythmia and how the evolution of computer models of the heart will help researchers answer important questions that remain about these conditions. TITLE: A simulation study of the effects of cardiac anatomy in ve...
Founder of UCSD bioengineering program honored with lifetime achievement award
...cs of airplanes, or even space ships, encountering sudden
disturbance from the environment, like flying a pl...ls Fung. "The trouble in such situations is always sudden
vibration, and this vibration can generate amplitude very, very rapidly." In 1957, Fung's interests ...
Researchers-again-pinpoint why stress kills
..., myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, ischemia, or sudden
cardiac death, is comparable to that of left ventr...s (e.g., myocardial infarction, heart failure, and sudden
cardiac death). The researchers believe that further research should focus on determining the centr...
AGU journal highlights - 6 January 2004
...ce of infrasonic waves from Denali earthquake The sudden
motion of ground rupture during the strong 2002 Denaliearthquake in Alaska likely initiated infrasonic signals that wererecorded approximately 150 kilometers [90 miles]away. Olson et al.traced the source of acoustic signals associated with the 7.9mag...
New understanding of why brain cells die after stroke will lead to development of new treatments
... of stroke. The warning signs of a stroke include sudden
weakness, trouble speaking, vision problems, headache, and dizziness. ...
Researchers identify key player in respiratory memory
... fatal breathing disorders, including sleep apnea, sudden
infant death syndrome and some related to spinal c... disorders where breathing is disrupted, including sudden
infant death syndrome and ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease) is not trivial...
OXiGENE launches significant expansion of its R&D program in ophthalmology
...veal choroidal neovascularization and often causes sudden
and severe loss of vision. There are several other conditions that occur in relatively young patients, such as Ocular Histoplasmosis and Angioid Streaks, in which breaks in Bruch's membrane occur and are complicated by subfoveal choroidal neovascula...
Easily paralyzed flies provide clues to neurodegeneration
...ia that can result in ventricular fibrillation and sudden
death. Dozens of labs worldwide are now investigating Herg and the potassium channel protein it encodes. Such discoveries have engendered significant interest on the part of the pharmaceutical industry. For instance, in the United States all d...
New evidence says Earths greatest extinction caused by ancient meteorite
...ne of the fossils that had gone from prominence to sudden
disappearance was Glossopteris flora, a plant that was widely known to have been wiped out in The Great Dying. This reassured the team that they had the right rock from the right period. Previous tests by Poreda on this same layer found shocked quart...
Climate linked to reproduction of right whales
...quent decline in copepod abundance in 1998. Then a sudden
return of the NAO to positive conditions from 1997 to 2000 led to a 10-fold boom in copepod populations. Consequently, the northern right whales produced more calves in 2001 than at any time since records began in 1980. During the 1980s, the NAO was ...
Genes control severity of heart failure, study finds
... two different mechanisms: gradual pump failure or sudden
death due to irregularities in heartbeat," Rockman...on characteristic of heart failure and the risk of sudden
death associated with the disease." The next step will be to identify the precise genes within these...
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