Tag: "woman" at biology news
Researchers Grow Healthy Human Placental Cells For Drug Research
...inding a way to test the safety of drugs that a woman
can take during pregnancy without harming her f...he test showed that the fetus was healthy, and the woman
went on to deliver a healthy baby with no complications. Kniss froze some of the woman...
Researchers Link Gene Defects To The Course Of A Deadly Form Of Heart Disease
...me when, 30 years ago,Helen Pontera, a 39-year-old woman
from upstate New York, bowleda strike -- and immediately fainted. Though she appeared healthywhen she awoke, she experienced four more similar episodes overthe following year: twice more while bowling, and once whiledancing with a young man. "Later I...
NASA Using Space Incubator To Understand Breast Cancer
...from noncancerous breast tissue donated by a young woman
carrying a single defective ATM gene. The debilita... gene is damaged (called A-T heterozygous), then a woman
has a 5-fold increased risk of cancer.despite the fact she appears clinically normal. Furthermore...
Rapid Population Growth Is Still A Problem
...is now widespread: the average number ofbirths per woman
has fallen by half, from the traditional six or mo... U.S., fertility rose from 1.77 to 2.08 births per woman
between 1975 and1990 as the postponement of births stopped. It is therefore plausible to assumethat...
New Test Spots ALD Carriers With Near-Perfect Accuracy
...ly, it has only 85 percent accuracy intelling if a woman
is a carrier, and 15 percent may have false negatives. Thatfigure doesn't go down well with women: many in families with ALD refuse tomarry or have children." Worse, he says, "is that some women mistakenlyinterpret the numbers. They say, the odds...
Research Suggests New Way To Gauge A Woman's Fertility
... Production of inhibin-a and inhibin-b drops as a woman
goes through perimenopause, the phase just before menopause. Because the inhibins are produced in the ovaries, they can serve as a direct measure of ovarian function. The research appears in a recent issue of the journal <A HREF...
Medical Tip Sheet - November 1, 1998
... at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center gave a 36-year-old woman
anew heart and liver. This is the first time that ... dramatically shorter length-of-stay. A42-year-old woman
from Indiana had surgery 11/04, and is anticipated to bereleased 11/06, flying home to Coatesville o...
Mouse Study Trumpets New Way To Preserve Species
...o store human ovarian tissue, usually when a young woman
is about to undergo radiation or chemotherapy for cancer," he says. Critser and a group at Methodist Hospital have collected samples from a human patient and are applying for funding to expand their study. Critser is a reproductive physiolo...
Test For Genetic Trait May Indicate Heart Benefits Of Hormone Replacement
...rt disease risk three-fold."If you are a pattern A woman
who wants to lower her LDL cholesterol profile, itturns out HRT isn't the best choice," he says. Superko suggests that thesewomen try the American Heart Association Step II diet or ask their doctor aboutcholesterol-lowering drugs. Superko says that ...
Montana State University Scientist Contributes To Latest Dinosaur Discovery
BOZEMAN, MONT.--A Bozeman, Mont., woman
took particular notice of recentnews that scientists had found a rare dinosaur embryo in the Patagonia region ofArgentina. Frankie Jackson, a research associate in the Museum of the Rockies andearth sciences department at Montana State Univer...
Light Shed On Mystery Horse Disease
...nd fatalityoccurred yesterday, with the death of a woman
from Mackay (Qld) who was bittenby an infected bat two years ago. The other virus, known as the Menangle virus was first isolated in 1997 by NSWAgriculture after pig illness and miscarriage in a NSW piggery, and influenzalike symptoms occurred in pig...
Low Birth-Weight Risk Begins Early
... Poor fetal growth might be determined before the woman
knowsshe is pregnant or begins to receive prenatal care, he says. The researchers began with the medical records for more than 31,000 pregnanciesat the Glasgow hospital and eliminated from consideration all with complicatingfactors, such as illness i...
Professor Authors Complete Guide To Fungi
...cehockey. Finally, the professor described how a woman
at a faculty party found herselffalling through an upstairs bathroom floor, only seconds after the floor joistsgave way: Fungi in the moist bathroom had hastened the joists' demise. Soon after the stirring introductory lecture, Hudler found himself...
Life In Womb Determines Adult Health
... book (and suggesting a T-shirt for every pregnant woman
with the legend,"Baby on Board -- Don't Abuse") scientific agreement was forming about thelong-term effects of fetal deprivation. Evidence comes from worldwide epidemiological and clinical studies, as well asanimal studies at the Nathanielsz laborat...
Urine Tests Will Do Better Than Pelvic Exams To Save Teens From Serious Effects Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, UCSF Analysis Shows
...hers calculated that the cost toprotect each young woman
from serious disease would be twice as much with a...ine Pap smears until age 18 or three years after a woman
beginssexual activity. The UCSF research was supported by federal grants to Shafer from theInterdisc...
Autoimmune Diseases May Be Triggered By Cells From Your Mother
...prising discovery thatfetal cells can survive in a woman
for as long as 27 years after her lastpregnancy. Since then, other studies have shown that women with autoimmunediseases such as scleroderma, which causes the skin to become thick and leatheryand can damage internal organs, seem to have an unusually ...
Jefferson researchers find access to new methods of HIV prevention for pregnant women and newborns may depend on where they were receiving care
...medical complications, for example. "If a woman
was treated at one of these sites, they were more ... to get treated withantiretrovirals. "If a woman
was treated at a site that was part of the 076 trial, afterthe trial ended, they were 50 to 70 perce...
NYU scientists discover gene for a dementing brain disease
...medical mystery involving descendants of a British woman
who died in 1883 and may help lead to a better und...und exclusively among the descendants of a British woman
who died in 1883. So far, the disease has afflicted 38 of her descendants; altogether, her family t...
Pre-delivery digital exams may increase in utero bacterial levels
... determine how much the cervix of a pregnant woman
has dilated. ...mbranes," Trout said. Each woman
underwent a routine sterile speculum exam to diagnose the rupture of the chor...
Purdue study: Aquariums may pacify Alzheimer's patients
...ong periods watching the fish. One day, the woman
approached Edwards and asked "Hey, fish lady, how ...bsolutely amazed, because we had no idea that this woman
couldtalk, much less count," Edwards says. "We also had a male patient who used torun a bait shop, a...
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