Tag: "surge" at biology news
Malnutrition Impacts Longevity Of Females More Than Males And Shows Gender Differences In Fruit Flies
...ales. Carey and colleagues suspect that the early surge
in deaths of femalesdeprived of protein occurred b...notion is supportedby the fact that the early-life surge
in the death rate is not seen in sterileprotein-deprived females. "It's likely that this is a parti...
"Genes, Vitamins, Homocyst(e)ine And Cardiovascular Diseases"
... Although it is difficult to know exactly why this surge
in interest, itlikely stems from the fact that blood concentration of homocyst(e)ine iselevated in 10-40% of people with heart attack, stroke or peripheralatherosclerosis (atherosclerosis in leg blood vessels). Thus, bloodhomocyst(e)ine may be a ris...
Molecular Memory Tunes Adrenaline To Stress
...n demand from the boss can trigger an adrenaline surge
that quickens your pulse, raises blood pressure, kick-starts anxiety and prepares you for "fight or flight." Now Cornell University neurobiologists, studying the adrenal glands of rats, have discovered how chronic stress cranks up the intensity of ...
Study 'Gone With The Wind' Provides Stellar Ecological Example
...f spidersand lizards. This indicated that a tidal surge
as high as 15 to 20 feet -- aresponse to the lower...ours, everything that wasn'tstripped away when the surge
hit the island was drowned or carried off bywater." Losos said there are several unique aspe...
Discovery Of Mechanism Causing Colon Cancer
...ctivate the cyclin D1 gene, leading to an abnormal surge
in the production of the cyclin D1 protein. Since cyclin D1 is a major regulator of cell growth, the result is uncontrolled cell proliferation. This contributes to abnormal tissue growth and the creation of a tumor. "In most cases, tumor formation ...
Hurricane Hugo serves as living laboratory for Clemson University forest
...on acres) was damaged by the high winds and atidal surge
up to 20 feet above sea level that swept saltwater...used by the wind, there was extensivedamage from a surge
of seawater that was pushed into inland freshwater systemsby the winds. "The storm surge
As Hurricane Floyd moves up the Atlantic Coast . . . .
...hanges along the coastline as they relate to storm surge
and waveaction. This will be measured from the air...sing a Scanning Radar Altimeter. Byrelating storm surge
and wave heights to coastal changes, future hurricaneimpacts can be predicted more accurately. Mapp...
Consumerism, e-commerce and biotechnology to cause changes in health system over next decade, says PricewaterhouseCoopers study
...ospitals and insurers are unprepared forthe coming surge
in consumerism. Only 25 percent of those surveyed by HealthCast2010 thought hospitals were prepared and just 14 percent thought insurers wereprepared to deal with empowered consumers. "The 2010 consumer will demand speedy, customized healthcare and ...
Global warming threatens state's quality of life
...could inflame already existing problems with storm surge
and beach erosion. El Nino and La Nina effects would become more common. But all is not lost, researchers say. The state's problems might be limited with creative forethought and planning. California might even become a beacon for other government...
More news is good news
...est in scientific expertise was part of an overall surge
in food news that emphasized food as a friend, not a foe. Twenty-nine percent of all coverage analyzed by the research focused on the general wellness and health-boosting aspects of foodthe role of food in disease risk reduction, foods' functional c...
PRAECIS announces positive results for abarelix depot-M in two pivotal Phase III clinical trials
... Available hormonal therapies may cause an initial surge
or increase in the level of testosterone before th...d with abarelix depot-M experienced a testosterone surge
compared to more than 80% of patients treated with leuprolide acetate depot, or a combination of leu...
Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards $50.3 million to enrich undergraduate biological sciences education
...achelor's and master's degrees respond to a recent surge
in enrollments in the biological sciences, as well as to the rapid advances in molecular biology, genetics and related life sciences. HHMI grants will enable colleges to expand and update laboratories, recruit new faculty members and provide research...
UB biophysicist receives $2.7 million Jacob Javits award to continue distinguished research in neuroscience
...e -- bind the neurotransmitter and set in motion a surge
of molecular activity that results in thought or motion. "Before the receptors come into contact with the transmitter molecules, they are very, very quiet, but after they bind acetylcholine, they jump into action," Auerbach said. "In less than a t...
Ohio State to host first worldwide biomed/nanotech conference
... now, when these fields are experiencing a surge
in innovation, funding, and public interest." The conference will feature a blend of art and science with a showing of the murals of Italian artist Bruno d'Arcevia, who takes ...
Dietary fibre supplements may be harmful
...ly, leading to a massive and potentially dangerous surge
in the numbers of bacteria that colonise the colon. The actions of fibre on the gut are complex, says Dr Goodlad, and we should be wary of oversimplifying. But we should also be open minded about them, he writes. "I still advocate eating plenty of f...
July media highlights: GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY
...oast. Intense hurricanes typically result in storm surge
of more than 10 feet above normal tides. Given the extremely low elevation of many of the heavily developed barrier islands on the New Jersey coast, the next intense hurricane strike will likely result in extreme damage to property. Due to a lack of...
Brain-development timeline for mammalian species
...rns, the Cornell neurobiologists report, is a huge surge
in the production of synapses (the junctions where brain cells communicate), an event that begins just before birth in the developing brains of primates, including humans. For all other milestone events, the model accurately "predicted" the post...
Like storm clouds, natural disasters carry a silver lining, biologist says
...o let much more light in. Suddenly, you have a big surge
in plants and animals that can use this new environment. Suppressing forest fires seems the natural thing to do, but it is a huge mistake that makes the inevitable fires far worse when they do come, he said. Small fires can sweep through a healthy y...
Counterintuitively, after extreme droughts, wading birds flourish
...tter places. Instead, he was shocked to note a surge
in breeding pairs of white ibis, wood storks, snow...ears had 10,000 or fewer nesting birds. But during surge
years, there were as many as 150,000 birds, the Wetlands paper says. You would have these years when...
Physics tip sheet #4 March 13, 2002
... the past fifteen years, however, there has been a surge
in physicists abilities to produce high intensities, 5 to 6 orders of magnitude higher than was possible before. This report suggests a path to new types of lasers with powers many orders of magnitude higher than current technology. Such a laser at e...
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