Tag: "wrongly" at biology news
Circulation of 'disaster myths' in Haiti could hinder appropriate disposal of bodies
...e and accurate, there have been some reports which wrongly
state that dead bodies can cause epidemics. 'Fear that dead bodies cause epidemics in the surviving population has led to measures such as burial in mass graves without proper identification of the victims', comments Oliver Morgan, a researcher at th...
Cancer risk clouds gene cures
...prefer to land in genes that can trigger cancer if wrongly
switched on or off. Of 440 viral insertions into genes, 5 per cent occurred in known "oncogenes", even though these make up only 1.6 per cent of all genes, he told the conference. "It looks like we're seeing a significant bias in favour of insertion...
Human genome sequence yields new tool for microbe-hunting
... diseases whose causes remain unknown or have been wrongly
linked to other factors. For example, he noted that doctors used to blame stress and diet for stomach and duodenal ulcers, which only in recent years have been shown to be caused by a bacterial infection. Infections may be involved in a long list o...
Penny wise and pound-foolish: Study shows need for second pathologist's opinion
...Eighty-six of the patients or 1.4 percent were wrongly
diagnosed, Epstein says. "That's not a huge numbe...n says, because the study didn't consider patients wrongly
given a clean bill of health from cancer. Such patients don't typically come to a large medical cen...